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  • Art director Nitin Desai gave the title 'Samrat' to us: Kavita Barjatya 03-04-2014 04:38 PM

    Mumbai: Art director Nitin Desai showed lent his title 'Samrat' to Rajshri Productons for their upcoming film 'Samrat & Co'. The production house expressed its gratitude in a statement today. Produced by Sooraj Barjatya's cousin Kavita and directed by Kaushik Ghatak, 'Samrat & Co.' stars Rajeev Khandelwal in the lead...
  • 1999 Interview: Khushwant Singh on his life and career 20-03-2014 09:01 PM

    In an exclusive interview to senior journalist Karan Thapar on BBC's Face-To-Face show in 1999, the noted author and journalist Khushwant Singh talked about his life and career. Khushwant Singh died at 99 this morning. ...
  • AAP activists caught in an immigration test fraud in UK: BBC 11-02-2014 08:34 PM

    London: The Aam Aadmi Party is yet again in the news for wrong reasons. Some AAP activists have been caught in an immigration test fraud in United Kingdom. The AAP leaders in UK have admitted to the association of the two men with the party. However, they have denied that...
  • Unemployed Indian villager falls for phishing text on phone, travels 1700 km to claim bogus 'BBC lottery' 10-02-2014 01:26 PM

    An unemployed villager who fell for a phishing text on his mobile phone travelled a thousand miles from his village to the BBC office in New Delhi to claim the cash he believed he won in a 'BBC lottery'. Forty-one-year-old Ratan Kumar Malbisoi received the text in 2012 that said...
  • Cannibalism in Central African Republic, 'Mad Dog' eats a human leg 14-01-2014 04:25 PM

    Bangui (Central African Republic): The Central African Republic (CAR) which is witnessing the bloodiest sectarian violence has also seen cannibalism. According to some reports from the capital of the war torn country Bangui, there have been several instances of human flesh eating. But, an incident which has been captured live...
  • Many Happy Returns: Watch the 7 minute prequel of TV show 'Sherlock' 25-12-2013 10:01 AM

    New Delhi: BBC has released a mini episode of 'Sherlock' before the show's actual release on TV. The seven minute episode is called 'Many Happy Returns' and it gives a glimpse of the show and what the audience can expect from the show. The show will begin on January 1,...
  • Kolkata: Mark Tully's birth certificate located by KMC 19-11-2013 07:11 PM

    Mark Tully, the BBC correspondent in India for nearly half a century, must be happy that at 78 his birth certificate has been located from Raj era archives by the Kolkata Municipal Corporation. Tully, who was born at Regent Park in Tollygunj area in Kolkata (then in undivided 24 Parganas...
  • Indian-origin teacher in UK gives birth in classroom 17-09-2013 10:23 PM

    London: An Indian-origin teacher in the UK has dramatically given birth to a baby boy in a classroom after she went into labour while in school. Diane Krish-Veeramany, 30, went into labour, a week before her due date, and three of her colleagues at Manford Primary School helped deliver the...
  • Washington Post website hacked by Assad supporters 16-08-2013 11:10 AM

    New York: The Washington Post said on Thursday that its website was hacked. A group that supports Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime claimed responsibility. Washington Post Managing Editor Emilio Garcia-Ruiz said in a statement that for about 30 minutes on Thursday, readers of some stories were redirected to the website...
  • Swiss shop owner apologises to Oprah Winfrey for racist remark 09-08-2013 09:51 PM

    Geneva: Oprah Winfrey said she had a racist encounter while shopping in Switzerland and the national tourist office and the shop owner have apologised. The billionaire media mogul told the US program "Entertainment Tonight" that a shop assistant in Zurich refused to show her a black handbag priced at $38,000...
  • More than 150 new abuse allegations against BBC made 31-05-2013 08:24 PM

    London: The BBC says 152 new sex abuse allegations have been made since the Jimmy Savile scandal erupted last fall. The broadcaster said on Friday the allegations have been made against 81 current and former staff members and contributors, including some who have died. It said that 25 cases of...
  • NKorea documentary was worth risking lives for: BBC 15-04-2013 08:55 PM

    London: Striking a defiant tone, the BBC has defended its decision to send an undercover team with a group of London School of Economics students on a trip to secretive North Korea, saying that it was worth risking their lives. The BBC has faced calls to pull Panorama special by...
  • LSE attacks BBC over covert North Korea trip 14-04-2013 08:40 PM

    London: A leading British university criticised the BBC on Sunday for arranging an academic trip to North Korea to make an undercover documentary, saying it had put students who were unaware of the plans in danger. The London School of Economics (LSE) said three BBC journalists - including the respected...
  • BBC under fire for compromise over Thatcher's 'The witch is dead' song 13-04-2013 11:17 AM

    London: Britain's public broadcaster came under fire on Friday for compromising over the song 'Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead' that was sent flying up the UK charts by a campaign to celebrate former prime minister Margaret Thatcher's death. The song from the 1939 film 'The Wizard of Oz' is...
  • Watch: 'Margaret Thatcher, The Long Walk To Finchley' 08-04-2013 06:31 PM

    Watch the full movie 'Margaret Thatcher - The Long Walk to Finchley', a 2008 BBC Four TV drama based on the early political career of Thatcher who passed away on April 8, 2013 at the age of 87. ...
  • BBC sells Lonely Planet guide business 19-03-2013 07:20 PM

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  • Late BBC star Savile suspected of 199 crimes: UK police 13-12-2012 01:02 PM

    London: British television star Jimmy Savile is suspected of carrying out an unprecedented number of sex offences including 31 rapes, police said on Wednesday in their most comprehensive review of the scandal. Revelations about Savile, who died last year, provoked outrage across Britain where he had been a household name...
  • Meet Monty, a dog who can be your designated driver 06-12-2012 06:27 PM

    Meet Monty, your designated driver, a dog who is fully trained to drive around and he's a lot better than just a decent driver. A charity in New Zealand is teaching rescued dogs how to drive a car, and Monty, the giant schnauzer is among the novice drivers who have...
  • Sex abuse row: BBC to pay 185,000 pounds in damages 16-11-2012 09:06 AM

    London: The BBC reached a settlement on Thursday with the Conservative politician wrongly implicated in a child sex abuse scandal. The BBC has already apologised for linking 70-year-old Alistair McAlpine, a member of the House of Lords, to child sex abuse that happened decades ago in Wales. The mistaken report,...
  • Stop tweeting our troubles, BBC chief tells staff 14-11-2012 07:40 AM

    London: The beleaguered BBC is asking its staff to tone down the tweets. Britain's national broadcaster is in crisis over its bungled reporting of a child sex-abuse scandal. Its top executive has resigned, two more have temporarily stepped down and others are facing disciplinary proceedings. Unsurprisingly, some of the BBC's...
  • BBC Newsnight error: Two senior editors step down 13-11-2012 06:35 PM

    More heads are rolling at the BBC over its false report over a child abuse sex scandal aired on its flagship programme Newsnight. Two more top editorial employees resigned on Tuesday pending a probe. ...
  • Rupert Murdoch gleeful at BBC debacle in Britain 13-11-2012 01:30 AM

    London: Few seem to be enjoying the management meltdown at the venerable BBC more than Rupert Murdoch, the News Corp. chief whose rival British newspapers have been caught up in their own lengthy, embarrassing and expensive phone-hacking scandal. But the troubles for both media organizations highlight that the news industry...
  • BBC under pressure to restore trust after scandal 12-11-2012 03:42 AM

    London: The bungling of reports that powerful Britons sexually abused children has thrown one of the largest and most respected broadcasters in the world into a deep crisis. It is hard to overstate the importance of the BBC in British society; its influence stretches throughout the former British empire and...
  • BBC chief quits over sex abuse row 11-11-2012 03:31 AM

    London: The BBC's top executive resigned on Saturday night after the prestigious broadcaster's marquee news magazine wrongly implicated a British politician in a child sex-abuse scandal, plunging the network into further uncertainty amid a controversy that exploded after it decided not to air similar allegations against one of its own...