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  • Nationalists march against 'biased' BBC Scotland vote coverage Yesterday

    Glasgow: Some 2,000 demonstrators took to the streets of Glasgow today to protest against the BBC's coverage of Scotland's independence referendum, four days before the knife-edge vote. Demonstrators claimed that coverage by the British broadcaster has been biased against the separatist "Yes" camp, which wants Scotland to break away from the...
  • 'Sherlock' star Benedict Cumberbatch's hilarious drunk speech at the GQ Men of the Year Awards goes viral September 4, 2014

    Benedict Cumberbatch was adorable as he thanked James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Tom Hardy for not being available. He also used words like "s**t" and "f**k" a lot, and worried that his mother would surely disown him. "Oh f**k. I'm going to get off stage now...I drank a lot and...
  • Rona Fairhead set to be first chairwoman of BBC Trust August 31, 2014

    London: The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Trust, the body overseeing the world famous news corporation, is set to get its first female head. Rona Fairhead, 53, a high-flying executive who sits on the boards of a number of blue-chip companies, on Saturday was announced as the prospective new chairperson of...
  • Sir Richard Attenborough's life and career through rare photos August 25, 2014

    Richard Attenborough, who spent two decades trying to persuade sceptical movie moguls to back a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi and eventually created one of the most successful films of all time, died on Sunday, the BBC reported, citing his son. #3233061 / gettyimages.com The elder brother of naturalist and broadcaster David Attenborough,...
  • Official 'Sherlock' app gives you a chance to solve crimes with Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Sherlock Holmes has a message for you. He wants you to help him solve his latest case. Using your mobile phone, you must navigate the streets of virtual London discovering clues, solving puzzles and piecing together the case. Too good to be true? Now you can be a part...
  • BBC rapped over latest Top Gear 'racial' slur July 29, 2014

    London: Britain's broadcasting watchdog criticised the BBC on Monday after Jeremy Clarkson, presenter of motoring programme Top Gear, used an "offensive racial term" in an episode on Myanmar. Regulator Ofcom said that Clarkson's use of the word "slope", as slang for a person of Asian origin, was potentially offensive and that...
  • Watch: New trailer for 'Doctor Who' features Peter Capaldi as the new doctor, along with a bunch of monsters and aliens July 14, 2014

    The Doctor is ready to see you now.'Doctor Who' fans, rejoice! The trailer for the latest season of the long-running British series is here! Featuring the 12th doctor Peter Capaldi, the series features the Doctor and his colleague Clara Oswald in TARDIS."Where are we going?" asks Clara. "Into the darkness,"...
  • Harvard to adopt student honesty pledge May 9, 2014

    New York: The prestigious Harvard University is set to adopt a student honesty pledge in which pupils will promise not to plagiarise or cheat in their coursework and exams, according to a media report. It will be the first time the US university has asked students to make a public commitment...
  • Art director Nitin Desai gave the title 'Samrat' to us: Kavita Barjatya April 3, 2014

    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 role. Sharing...
  • 1999 Interview: Khushwant Singh on his life and career March 20, 2014

    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 February 11, 2014

    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' February 10, 2014

    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 he...
  • Cannibalism in Central African Republic, 'Mad Dog' eats a human leg January 14, 2014

    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' December 25, 2013

    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 November 19, 2013

    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 district)...
  • Indian-origin teacher in UK gives birth in classroom September 17, 2013

    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 baby,...
  • Washington Post website hacked by Assad supporters August 16, 2013

    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 August 9, 2013

    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 May 31, 2013

    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 suspected...
  • NKorea documentary was worth risking lives for: BBC April 15, 2013

    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 April 14, 2013

    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 April 13, 2013

    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 vying...
  • Watch: 'Margaret Thatcher, The Long Walk To Finchley' April 9, 2013

    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 March 19, 2013

    London: BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, says it has agreed to sell its travel guide business, Lonely Planet, for 51.5 million pounds ($77.8 million) to US-based NC2 Media. The BBC said Tuesday the decision follows a review that laid out a strategy to focus on BBC brands. NC2...
  • 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...
  • Popular show 'Mastermind' back with family twist February 12, 2013

    New Delhi: BBC's popular game show 'Mastermind' returns to India as "Disney Q: The Family Mastermind". However, this time it is not about individuals, but involves the entire family. Hosted by Benjamin Gilani, the show will see families competing for the title of India's smartest family. "Disney has always tried to provide...
  • BBC broadcaster Stuart Hall charged with rape, assault January 24, 2013

    London: Police say that a well-known BBC broadcaster has been charged with one count of rape and 14 counts of indecent assault. Lancashire Police say the indecent assault offenses 83-year-old sports broadcaster Stuart Hall are alleged to have committed occurred from 1967 to 1986, and involved 10 girls aged from nine...
  • BBC bans bananas from new 1bn pound headquarters January 7, 2013

    London: The BBC has gone bananas - and banned the humble fruit at its new 1 billion pound headquarters after a staffer warned the fruit could kill her. Posters have been put up warning colleagues not to eat them at work. The ban was requested by...
  • BBC faces probe over huge pay-offs to 200 managers December 26, 2012

    London: The National Audit Office of Britain will launch an investigation after the BBC reportedly gave 200 senior managers pay-offs of more than 100,000 pounds each in the past three years, the Daily Telegraph reported. Lawmakers have said that leaving the BBC was like "winning the lottery". George Entwistle, a former...