BBC World Service

  • BBC says radio broadcasts being jammed in China February 26, 2013

    London: Radio broadcasts in English from the BBC World Service are being jammed in China, the British broadcaster said on Monday, suggesting the Chinese authorities were behind the disruption. "The BBC strongly condemns this action which is designed to disrupt audiences' free access to news and information," the BBC said...
  • Superhero 'Balgam Bhai' spreads awareness on TB February 20, 2012

    New Delhi: A new superhero Balgam Bhai is now in town to spread awareness on tuberculosis. Much like Superman and Spiderman, he's got a message, which is perhaps most relevant for the 21st century India. Launched in five different languages, the new tagline of a campaign to promote testing for tuberculosis...
  • BBC Hindi's Last Broadcast March 15, 2011

    Somewhere in Uttar Pradesh, not so long ago, an old train passenger woke up at midnight to find the train standing in the middle of nowhere. Perplexed and disoriented, he asked aloud, "Ye train kahan khadi hai? (Where has this train stopped?)" Instead of an answer, he got a question...
  • Most Indians see caste divide as blot June 18, 2007

    New Delhi: While the 3,000-year-old tradition of caste divide continues to be a blot in the face of a resurgent India, the good news is that most Indians today realise that the caste system is actually holding India back by posing a big barrier to social harmony. According to a survey...
  • Ray's detective Feluda on BBC radio June 17, 2007

    New Delhi: Legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray’s much-loved character detective Feluda will soon come alive on BBC. Bollywood actors Rahul Bose, Anupam Kher, Jackie Shroff, Dalip Tahil and Jaspal Bhatti take their screen skills to the BBC for two special dramatisations of the Feluda detective series to be broadcast in English on...