News Of The World

  • Princess Diana leaked royal directories to Murdoch tabloid, court hears 14-03-2014 10:51 AM

    The former royal editor of Rupert Murdoch's now defunct British tabloid the News of the World told a court on Thursday the late Princess Diana had given him a directory of royal phone numbers to get back at her then husband Prince Charles. Clive Goodman said the confidential directory which...
  • Didn't read hacking email in full: James Murdoch 14-12-2011 07:28 AM

    London: As inquiries continue at various levels into the phone-hacking row, News International chairman James Murdoch on Tuesday admitted that he had received an email in 2008 that detailed phone-hacking at the News of the World tabloid, but claimed he did not read it in full. The email is a...
  • James Murdoch quits the boards of Sun, Times 23-11-2011 07:36 PM

    London: James Murdoch has resigned from the boards of the companies that publish its British newspapers including the now-defunct News of the World tabloid at the center of the phone hacking sandal, regulatory filings show. The London Evening Standard newspaper said Murdoch would remain as chairman of the News International...
  • NOTW scandal: Murdoch blames staff for hacking 10-11-2011 06:01 PM

    London: James Murdoch insisted on Thursday that he'd told the truth when he said he'd been kept in the dark about the culture of criminality at the now-defunct News of the World tabloid. In comments to often-skeptical and occasionally hostile lawmakers, Murdoch said that his former subordinates were the ones...
  • James Murdoch to be grilled over NOTW scandal 10-11-2011 03:50 PM

    London: News Corp's deputy chief James Murdoch on Thursday will appear before the British Parliament's Special Committee for a second round of questioning in connection with the News of the World phone-hacking scandal. Analysts say how James handles the questions on the corruption that took place at News International will...
  • James Murdoch to depose before MPs again 09-11-2011 06:32 PM

    London: Amidst new revelations of rampant unethical news gathering practices at the News of the World, James Murdoch, chairman of News International, will appear before a key British parliamentary committee on Thursday to defend himself in the raging phone-hacking row. The list of unethical practices has grown longer with new...
  • NOTW phone hacking: Now legal action in US 23-09-2011 07:29 PM

    London: There was more bad news for media baron Rupert Murdoch on Friday as lawyers representing the murdered British teenager Milly Dowler said they would soon launch legal action against News Corp in the United States. It was the report that 13-year-old Dowler's phone was tapped allegedly at the behest...
  • Former executives challenge Murdochs' testimony 07-09-2011 01:57 AM

    London: Four former News International executives challenged statements made to Parliament by their bosses, Rupert and James Murdoch, with one saying on Tuesday that the media mogul wrongly blamed outside lawyers for improperly investigating his company's phone hacking scandal. Jonathan Chapman, the former director of legal affairs with News International,...
  • Cop probing UK phone-hacking scandal arrested 20-08-2011 08:29 AM

    London: In a fresh development in Britain's phone hacking scandal, a police officer has been arrested in relation to leaks during investigation into the unethical news gathering practices at the now defunct News of the World tabloid. The 51-year-old detective constable was arrested while at work and bailed as part...
  • New evidence points to a 4 year cover-up at NOTW 18-08-2011 01:28 AM

    London: New evidence of hacking at Rupert Murdoch's News of the World points to a four-year cover-up by the company, and intensifies focus on Prime Minister David Cameron's judgement in hiring an ex-editor who may now face criminal prosecution. A letter written in 2007 by ex-royal reporter Clive Goodman says...
  • Murdoch's loss is other tabloids' gain 13-08-2011 06:22 PM

    London: The circulation of British tabloids has shot up after media baron Rupert Murdoch closed down News of the World in July until then Britain's largest selling Sunday paper in the wake of the phone-hacking scandal, latest industry figures show. The Sunday Mirror picked up the most new customers with...
  • News Corp investors face long odds over hacking 13-08-2011 01:53 PM

    New York: News Corp shareholders angry over the hacking scandal engulfing Rupert Murdoch's media conglomerate face an uphill fight trying to hold company executives and directors responsible in court. In the nearly six weeks since the scandal erupted, shareholders have seen roughly $ 5 billion of market value disappear -...
  • NOTW scandal: Police arrests another journalist 10-08-2011 07:59 PM

    London: Greg Miskiw, former news editor of the now defunct News of the World, was arrested on Wednesday by the Scotland Yard team investigating phone-hacking at newspaper titles owned by Rupert Murdoch's News International. Miskiw, 61, was arrested on suspicion of phone hacking, Scotland Yard said. He was arrested after...
  • James Murdoch asked to clarify hacking testimony 30-07-2011 03:04 AM

    London: British lawmakers on Friday demanded that James Murdoch clarify why testimony he gave to a parliamentary committee probing the phone hacking scandal conflicted with a statement from two former executives. Murdoch, deputy chief operating officer of media giant News Corp., and his father, tycoon Rupert Murdoch, testified about the...
  • James Murdoch confirmed as BSkyB chairman 29-07-2011 07:29 AM

    London: James Murdoch was unanimously confirmed as chairman by BSkyB's board, winning a reprieve from a phone-hacking scandal that threatens to draw him into multiple investigations, two sources briefed on the board meeting told Reuters. Thursday's meeting of the BSkyB board was its first since the crisis forced News Corp...
  • BSkyB board faces decisions on chairman, dividend 28-07-2011 02:20 AM

    London: The board of British Sky Broadcasting meets on Thursday, facing a possible decision about the position of its chairman, James Murdoch, after he became embroiled in the phone hacking scandal. It's the first board meeting since Rupert Murdoch's News Corp abandoned a takeover bid for BSkyB because of the...
  • HCL asked for Murdoch group details 26-07-2011 02:17 PM

    London: The Home Affairs Committee of the House of Commons has asked Indian IT major HCL Technologies to provide information about its relationship with Rupert Murdoch's News International, which has been the focus of the phone-hacking controversy in Britain. Keith Vaz, chairman of the committee that has been in the...
  • Murdoch scandal reporter gets book deal 26-07-2011 12:41 PM

    New York: The newspaper reporter who spent years investigating phone hacking claims in Rupert Murdoch's media empire has won a book deal. The Guardian reporter Nick Davies has been signed to write an authoritative account of the News Corp. scandal for Faber and Faber Inc. Financial compensation wasn't disclosed. The...
  • News Corp's UK political meetings to be documented 26-07-2011 01:32 AM

    London: Ministers in Britain's coalition government, criticised for being too close to Rupert Murdoch's scandal-hit News Corp, face more scrutiny this week when details of their meetings with the company's executives are published. News Corp executive James Murdoch is also under pressure over his handling of a phone-hacking scandal that...
  • BSkyB chair James Murdoch backed by investor 24-07-2011 06:29 PM

    London: A leading investor in BSkyB said he backs James Murdoch staying as chairman of the pay-TV firm despite politicians questioning his suitability, the Telegraph newspaper web site reported on Saturday. Crispin Odey, head of hedge fund Odey Asset Management, which holds around 2.7 per cent of BSkyB's shares, told...
  • UK lawmaker asks police to investigate Murdoch 23-07-2011 01:05 AM

    London: News Corp executive James Murdoch could face a police investigation into claims he gave "mistaken" testimony to Britain's parliament this week, deepening the legal crisis that has engulfed the Murdoch family's media empire. Prime Minister David Cameron, criticised for his close ties to senior figures at News Corp, said...
  • The Last Word: UK phone hacking scandal 22-07-2011 11:37 PM

    On 'The Last Word' Karan Thapar examine if the UK phone hacking scandal issue could also happen to India. ...
  • Phone-hacking: Did James Murdoch mislead MPs? 22-07-2011 05:46 PM

    London: News International chairman James Murdoch has landed himself in a fresh controversy after two of his former employees questioned his testimony to a House of Commons committee, opening another line of inquiry in the messy phone-hacking issue. Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday said James Murdoch had questions to...
  • Cameron faces fresh fire over News Corp meetings 22-07-2011 12:57 AM

    London: Prime Minister David Cameron came under renewed pressure to detail his relations with scandal-hit News Corp on Thursday and the spotlight fell on other newspaper groups when an official said police were reviewing their reporting methods. Facing the worst crisis of his premiership, Cameron appeared to have shored up...
  • NOTW: Who is paying News Corp's legal bills? 21-07-2011 09:12 AM

    New York: With executives from News Corp and some of its subsidiaries heading for the exits, legal bills from the phone-hacking scandal rocking the company are no doubt stacking up. But depending on the companies' directors and officers insurance coverage, News Corp and its divisions aren't likely to be responsible...
  • NOTW: can Cameron survive the scandal? 21-07-2011 08:36 AM

    The News of the World controversy has stretched from the newspaper to Scotland Yard and into the British government, here's a look at the case a day after Rupert Murdoch's testimony and David Cameron's defence. ...
  • British PM drags opponents into hacking scandal 21-07-2011 01:37 AM

    London:Prime Minister David Cameron dragged his political foes into Britain's phone-hacking scandal on Wednesday, as he sought to distance himself from his former aide at the heart of the allegations and denied that his staff had tried to thwart police investigations. Cameron, who flew back from Africa early to address...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 21-07-2011 12:54 AM

    Catch the day's top stories on India at 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • NOTW scandal: British PM defends ex-aide 20-07-2011 04:24 PM

    London: Prime Minister David Cameron emphatically denied claims that his staff tried to stop an inquiry into a phone hacking and police bribery at the News of the World and defended his decision to hire one of the tabloid's editors as his communications chief. In a raucous emergency session on...
  • Close shave for media baron Rupert Murdoch 20-07-2011 04:07 PM

    The foam attack on Rupert Murdoch was arguably the most dramatic moment of Tuesday's showdown in British Parliament. ...