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  • Royal hoax call: UK prosecutors consider charges December 23, 2012

    London: British detectives investigating the death of a nurse found hanged after she took a prank phone call at a hospital treating Prince William's pregnant wife Kate have passed an evidence file to prosecutors, police said on Saturday. Public prosecutors must decide whether the case is strong enough to bring...
  • Hoax call death: Body of Jacintha brought to Shirva December 17, 2012

    Mangalore: The body of Indian-origin nurse Jacintha Saldanha will be laid to rest in her native town Shirva on Monday evening. Her body was brought to India on Sunday. Jacintha's husband Benedict, her son Junal and daughter Lisha then accompanied the coffin to Mangalore. On Monday morning, the body was...
  • Hoax call death: Jacintha reprimanded via email? December 17, 2012

    London: In one of the suicide notes left behind by nurse Jacintha Saldanha, who was found dead days after a hoax call to a UK hospital treating Prince William's pregnant wife Kate, she criticised "aspects of the hospital staff", and singled out two individuals for blame, the Daily Mail reported...
  • Body of Jacintha Saldanha arrives in Mangalore December 16, 2012

    Mangalore: The body of the Indian-origin nurse Jacintha Saldanha, who committed suicide following a prank call by two Australian radio presenters who impersonated the Queen and Prince Charles to seek details about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, arrived in Mangalore on Sunday afternoon. The body will be kept...
  • Hoax call: Jacintha's body to be flown to India December 15, 2012

    New Delhi: The body of Jacintha Saldana, the nurse who committed suicide in London after a prank call by two Australian RJs, will be brought back to on Saturday and the funeral will take place in her hometown in Karnataka. A memorial mass service was held on Friday which was...
  • 'Jacintha slammed Australian RJs in suicide note' December 14, 2012

    London: The Guardian on Friday revealed the content of the three suicide notes left behind by Indian-origin nurse Jacintha Saldanha, who was found dead a day after receiving a prank call by two Australian radio presenters who impersonated Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles seeking to know the details of "their...
  • Hoax call: Oz radio staff receives death threats December 14, 2012

    Melbourne: The staff of an Australian radio station, whose DJs made a prank call to a UK hospital that led to the death of an Indian-origin nurse, have received death threats, prompting some of them to move to safehouses. About a dozen staff of Sydney-based 2DayFM radio station have been...
  • Aus radio network to give $523,600 to Jacintha's family December 11, 2012

    Melbourne: The Australian radio station, whose presenters last week made a prank call to a British hospital that was treating a pregnant Kate Middleton and led to the death of an Indian-origin nurse, has now offered to contribute at least 500,000 dollars to a memorial fund to help the grieving...
  • Hoax call: Nurse's autopsy report expected today December 11, 2012

    London: The autopsy report of the Indian-origin nurse, who got caught up in a prank call made to a hospital treating Prince William's wife Kate, is expected on Tuesday which will conform the cause of the death. However, the distraught family of Jacintha Saldanha believe she died of shame after...
  • Hoax call: Nurse's brother says she died of shame December 11, 2012

    London: The distraught family of an Indian-origin nurse, who got caught up in a prank call made to a hospital treating Prince William's wife Kate, believe she died of shame after falling for the hoax. 46-year-old Jacintha Saldanha was found dead at nurses' quarters next to the private King Edward...
  • Hoax call death: Mangalore Diocese seeks probe December 10, 2012

    Mangalore: The Mangalore diocese on Monday urged the Centre to prevail on authorities in London to thoroughly investigate the mysterious death of Indian origin nurse Jacintha Saldhana in that country. Monsignor Denis Moras Prabhu, Vicar general of the diocese, told reporters here they have urged External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid,...
  • UK hospital denies being contacted by Aus FM station December 10, 2012

    London: The London hospital, where a prank call was made that apparently led to an Indian-origin nurse's death, today denied being contacted by the Australian radio station before they broadcast the hoax. 46-year-old Jacintha Saldanha was found dead at nurses' quarters next to the private King Edward VII hospital in...
  • Hoax call death: Post-mortem to be conducted next week December 10, 2012

    New Delhi: An apologetic Michael Christian and Mel Greig faced the camera for the first time since King Edward VII Hospital nurse Jacintha Saldanha died last week. It all began when Kate Middleton was admitted to hospital and the two RJs made a hoax call pretending to be the Queen...
  • Hoax call death: 'Tried to contact hospital before airing prank' December 10, 2012

    The Australian radio station at the centre of the hoax call death controversy has defended its act saying that it did try to get in touch with the hospital before airing the prank call. ...
  • 'Hoax call Aus RJs in hiding, undergoing therapy' December 9, 2012

    London/Melbourne: The two Australian radio presenters, who made a prank call to a London hospital for details on Kate Middleton's pregnancy, that apparently led to an Indian-origin nurse's alleged suicide, are said to be in hiding amid global outrage. Mel Greig and Michael Christian, behind the prank call that has...
  • Hoax call death: Demand grows for more curbs on media December 8, 2012

    Two australian radio jockeys called an Indian-origin nurse and tricked her to get details about Kate Middleton's pregnancy. The nurse was found dead in what's being called a case of suicide. ...
  • Royal hoax call Aus radio presenters taken off air December 8, 2012

    Melbourne: Two Australian radio presenters who made a prank call inquiring about the medical condition of a pregnant Kate Middleton have been taken off air, a day after an Indian-origin nurse who transferred their hoax call was found dead in a suspected suicide. The unconscious body of Jacintha Saldanha, 46, was...
  • Listen to the 'Royal Prank' that has gone viral December 6, 2012

    News of Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge's pregnancy and her hospitalisation has generated a media frenzy all over the world with minute to minute updates about each and everything that one can imagine. In what is being called "the best international scoop so far" by the Australian press, announcers Mel...
  • The 'Biggest Royal Prank Ever' has gone viral! December 6, 2012

    The London hospital treating Prince William's pregnant wife Kate for severe morning sickness admitted on Wednesday it had fallen for a prank call from an Australian radio station, relaying personal details about her condition. Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, was admitted to the King Edward VII Hospital in central London on...