Prank Call

  • Stop making prank calls, I&B Ministry warns FM RJs February 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Taking strong exception to certain private FM radio stations making unsolicited calls to people and invading their privacy, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry has asked these operators to refrain from such pranks. "It has also been brought to the notice of MIB that some FM operators are making unsolicited...
  • 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: Nurse's body reaches Mangalore December 16, 2012

    Mangalore: The body of Indian-origin nurse Jacintha Saldanha, who was found hanging at her apartment in London on December 7, has reached Mangalore - near her hometown Shirva in coastal Karnataka. Family sources said the nurse would be buried at her hometown on Monday. "The coffin carrying Jacintha's body will...
  • Hoax call death: Family holds mass service for nurse December 15, 2012

    Emotional scenes were witnessed at Westminster Cathedral, which held a mass service for Indian-origin nurse Jacintha Saldanha. Her children remembered as a kind-hearted woman and said the void is "unfulfillable". ...
  • Hoax call death: We are shattered, say nurse's children December 15, 2012

    London: "We are shattered and there's an unfillable void in our lives," said the children of Indian-origin nurse Jacintha Saldanha, who was found dead after she was duped by a prank call to the hospital treating the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge. Jacintha, 46, a mother of two from Bristol, was...
  • Hoax call death: 'Nurse slammed RJs in suicide note' December 14, 2012

    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 granddaughter"...
  • Fast-track probe into royal prank call launched December 13, 2012

    Melbourne: Australia's media watchdog on Thursday launched a rare fast-track probe into the broadcast of a prank call by a Sydney-based radio station to a UK hospital treating pregnant Princess Kate that led to the death of an Indian-origin nurse. The hoax sparked global condemnation and the Australian Communications and Media...
  • Hoax call: Sorry for the nurse's family, say Australian radio hosts December 11, 2012

    In their first interview after Jacintha Saldanha was found dead following a hoax call, Australian radio hosts said that they are shattered and heart broken by the incident. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai December 10, 2012

    The Bijnor DM banned black clothes for women, while a Haryana college said jeans and tops are off limits for women. Australian radio hosts said that they are shattered and heart broken by Indian-origin nurse's death. ...
  • Are prank calls on radio a violation of media ethics? December 10, 2012

    In their first interview after Indian-origin nurse Jacintha Saldanha was found dead following a hoax call Australian, radio hosts said that they are shattered and heart broken by the incident. ...
  • UK prank call: 'We are sorry for the nurse's family' December 10, 2012

    Sydney: In their first interview after Indian-origin nurse Jacintha Saldanha was found dead following a hoax call made by them to the King Edward VII hospital in Marylebone, Australian radio hosts said that they are shattered and heart broken by the incident. "There's not a minute that goes by when...
  • UK prank call: 'We tried contacting the hospital' December 10, 2012

    Sydney: The Australian radio station, which is at the centre of the probe in the suicide case of an Indian-origin nurse who received a prank call from the station's radio hosts seeking details of condition of Prince William's wife Kate Middleton, has claimed that it tried to contact the hospital...
  • UK prank call: Police begin probe into nurse's death December 10, 2012

    London: The Scotland Yard has begin its probe into the suicide case of Indian-origin nurse Jacintha Saldanha, who fell victim to a prank call made to her by an Australian radion station seeking details of condition of Prince William's wife Kate Middleton. Kate is pregnant and was admitted to King...
  • Prince William and wife Kate saddened by nurse's death December 8, 2012

    London: Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate said on Friday they were "deeply saddened" by the death of a nurse who fell victim to a prank call from an Australian radio station seeking details of the duchess's condition while she was in hospital for morning sickness. The King Edward VII...
  • 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...
  • The day 'Sarkozy' got cosy and pally with Palin November 3, 2008

    New Delhi: US Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin unwittingly took a prank call from a Canadian comedian posing as French President Nicolas Sarkozy. On the call that happened on Saturday the caller told stunning Palin she would make a good president some day. Here is what followed: Marc-Antoine Audette: This is Nicolas Sarkozy...