BRITISH MEDIA

  • British media lauds Dhoni's leadership in India's CT triumph June 24, 2013

    London: British media on Monday lauded India for claiming the Champions Trophy, describing Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men as the most "vibrant" side and "deserved" winners of the prestigious title. India eked out a tense fiverun win over the hosts to win the last edition of the tournament. Almost all the British...
  • Indianorigin named editor of 'The Independent' June 17, 2013

    London: A 29yearold Indianorigin journalist was on Monday named the editor of The Independent, becoming the first nonwhite editorial head of a UK national paper. Amol Rajan will replace Chris Blackhurst, becoming Fleet Street's first nonwhite newspaper editor. He was previously the paper's comment editor. Rajan was born in Kolkata before...
  • British media hails Sachin's feat March 17, 2012

    London: The British media on Saturday hailed Sachin Tendulkar's landmark 100th international century, with one newspaper claiming the Indian's name is already etched in history and that the feat is nothing but an "artificial" record which will barely concern him. "India's greatest batsman has just made his 100th international century, but...
  • Pak defend Riaz selection for England series December 29, 2011

    Karachi: Pakistan cricket authorities and former players have backed Wahab Riaz's selection in the side for the upcoming series against England and have termed the British media's criticism of the paceman's inclusion as "unfair." A section of the British media has described the Pakistan board's decision to select Riaz as negative,...
  • Soccer star Robinho denies assault allegations January 29, 2009

    London: Brazil and Manchester City soccer star Robinho on Wednesday denied any allegations of wrongdoing after British media said he had been arrested in connection with a sexual assault on a woman in northern England two weeks ago. British media said the assault on the 18yearold woman took place...
  • Soccer star Robinho denies assault allegations January 28, 2009

    London: Brazil and Manchester City soccer star Robinho on Wednesday denied any allegations of wrongdoing after British media said he had been arrested in connection with a sexual assault on a woman in northern England two weeks ago. British media said the assault on the 18yearold woman took place...
  • Oh Shetty! It's all in the name January 30, 2007

    Mumbai: Shilpa Shetty's big win and Aishwarya Rai's boxoffice success and offscreen liaisons have been the toast of the showbiz season. But in the small south Indian community where both these women belong, the celebration is muted. Both Aishwarya and Shilpa belong to Karnataka's Bunt community, known for their entrepreneurship in...
  • Shilpa's win no big deal: Mahesh Bhatt January 29, 2007

    Mumbai: Actor Shilpa Shettys win at the UK reality show Celebrity Big Brother evoked mixed response from her fans and film industry people back home. While Mahesh Bhatt slammed her win as that of a child winning an essay competition her father said he is proud of her. "The media...
  • Shilpa's mom defends Big Brother January 18, 2007

    Mumbai: The entire country is shouting from the rooftops slamming the racist treatment meted out to Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty at UKs reality show Big Brother. But Shilpas mother feels media is blowing the racism trumpet too much. "They are constantly showing her crying and sobbing on every channel. I'm...
  • Govt steps in for Shilpa Shetty January 17, 2007

    New Delhi: Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty made big news when she joined the league of nine international celebs on UKs Channel 4 reality TV show Celebrity Big Brother. However, Shilpa who is reportedly getting Rs 3 crore for her appearance on the show is now at the receiving end...
  • Shilpa's 'abusers' get threats | More January 17, 2007

    New Delhi: The Shilpa Shetty racial abuse episode is threatening to snowball into a big issue in the UK with London police reportedly investigating threats against the "abusive" housemates of the reality show Celebrity Big Brother. The police say this is being done after an outburst of public concern over alleged...
  • NRI actress begins crusade for Shilpa January 17, 2007

    New Delhi: The allegations of racist slur against Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty in the UK reality TV show Big Brother have set in motion a series of protests in London. A number of NRIs and Indiaborn citizens have registered their strong disapproval with UKs independent media regulator Ofcom. Leading the brigade...
  • Shilpa faces racist bias on UK TV January 16, 2007

    New Delhi: Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty is having a tough time on the British reality show Big Brother. A media watchdog in UK is investigating complaints that some other participants used racist slurs against Shilpa on the show. Ofcom has received over 2,000 complaints from Channel 4 viewers...