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BBC World Service leaves Bush House


July 12th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 12 (IANS) Bush House has been synonymous with the BBC World Service for 70 years, but on Thursday it broadcast from the building for the last time.Since March, ... Read more...

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Now Honey Singh set to conquer Bollywood


May 8th, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) Punjabi rapper, music producer and now celluloid hero 'Yo Yo' Honey Singh is heading to B-Town with a song "Mujhe neat pilade sajna", his first in ... Read more...

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Meet Bulgam Bhai - here to fight TB!


February 15th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) India's battle against tuberculosis (TB) now has a superhero with a difference -- pot-bellied Bulgam Bhai with furrowed brows and thick moustache who will ask ... Read more...

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BBC apologises for broadcasting paid documentaries


February 13th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 13 (IANS) The BBC has apologised for broadcasting documentaries made by a TV company that was paid millions of pounds by clients.The group issued an apology to 74 ... Read more...

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Pakistan blocks BBC


November 30th, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 30 (IANS) Pakistan has blocked the BBC over a documentary that questions Islamabad's commitment to the war against terror, the broadcaster said.BBC said that Pakistani cable television ... Read more...

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Poetry and culture highlight of India Hay Festival


November 9th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Poetry, ecology, women's literature, children books, culture and a range of social issues addressed by the likes of Germaine Greer, Shashi Tharoor, Nayantara Sahgal ... Read more...

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Commonwealth English must assimilate: Hay Fest founder


October 21st, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) English is a mongrel language and its strength in the Commonwealth world depends on the way it has absorbed new words and ideas from across ... Read more...

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At 76, Dalai Lama remains hopeful on Tibet


July 5th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, July 5 (IANS) He wakes up before the crack of dawn, has a punishing work schedule, tunes into the radio to stay connected, hits the treadmill sometimes and ... Read more...

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Supporting tobacco control in India through media (Comment)


May 31st, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Together with China, India has been the focus of the world's attention this past decade for its economic potential and the huge opportunities the developed world sees in the Asian giant. ... Read more...

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Osama’s death grabs more eyeballs in India than royal wedding


May 3rd, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Indians love sensation, and how! News of Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden's death drew 42.6 million viewers in India, against the 42.1 million ... Read more...

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Brit MPs committee demand reversal of BBC cuts


April 13th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 13 (ANI): An influential cross-party committee of MPs in Britain has said that the cuts to the BBC's World Service should be reversed to protect its global reputation.The Commons Foreign ... Read more...

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American broadcasters outraged over BBC World Service Trust’s bid for US funding


March 23rd, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): Some of America's rival broadcasters have expressed outrage at the fact that the BBC World Service Trust has applied for the US government funding to help combat censorship ... Read more...

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US State Dept. to fund BBC for developing anti-jamming technology for problem countries


March 21st, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 21 (ANI): The US State department would reportedly be giving a "significant" sum of money to the BBC World Service for its efforts to combat the blocking of TV and ... Read more...

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BBC Hindi radio service gets temporary reprieve


March 8th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 8 (ANI): The BBC Hindi radio service gets a temporary reprieve after a high-profile campaign opposing plans to end transmissions by the end of March 2011.The BBC world service ... Read more...

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Britain is ’second most popular country in the world’


March 7th, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 7 (ANI): In a first, Britain has come as runner-up in the new annual global popularity poll.The UK's positive rating rose from 53 per cent in 2010 to 58 per ... Read more...

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Don’t silence BBC Hindi radio, say intellectuals


February 16th, 2011 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Stating that BBC Hindi radio was a source of "accurate, impartial and independent news" for 10 million listeners in India, a group of intellectuals, artists and journalists ... Read more...

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Iran blocks BBC over Egypt coverage


February 11th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 11 (IANS) British broadcaster BBC said Iranian authorities were blocking its Persian language television for showing news related to the mass protests in Egypt.The interference began Thursday evening after the ... Read more...

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BBC World Service to lose 650 jobs, 30 million listeners following cuts


January 27th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.27 (ANI): The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has announced cuts in its World Service program that could see the loss of 650 jobs and at least 30 million listeners.Peter Horrocks, the ... Read more...

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BBC World Service to pull out of several countries?


September 8th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 8 (ANI): The BBC World Service has reportedly been asked to prepare itself for cuts, which may force it to shut its services from several countries, including Burma.BBC chiefs ... Read more...

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Nagpur students sing ‘Vande Mataram’ on its 105th anniversary


September 7th, 2010 - 8:24 pm ICT by ANI
Nagpur (Maharashtra), Sep 7 (ANI): Over 40,000 students from 120 schools sang the national song 'Vande Mataram' at the Yaswant stadium here this morning on the national song's 105th anniversary.The students sang ... Read more...

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BBC To Introduce New Television Channels In India


July 30th, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
July 30, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): BBC Worldwide Channels is going to launch more television channels in India as they have been able to identify the growing market here. With the ... Read more...

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New ocean being formed in Ethiopia


June 29th, 2010 - 2:23 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Afar, Jun 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists of the Royal Society have said that Africa and specifically Ethiopia, is all set to see a new ocean that is being formed there.The geologists who ... Read more...

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Embracing Islam would have saved MJ, says brother Jermaine


June 24th, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, June 24 (ANI): Michael Jackson's brother Jermaine feels that converting to Islam would have saved the King of Pop's life.Jermaine even said that his late brother should have left ... Read more...

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At least 10 killed as Israeli navy intercept Gaza-bound ships


May 31st, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by BNO News
JERUSALEM (BNO NEWS) -- At least 10 people were killed and scores of others were left injured after Israeli ships clashed with six ships carrying pro-Palestinian activists and what organizers say is ... Read more...

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24 BBC partner stations go off air in Pakistan


April 30th, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 30 (IANS) As many as 24 FM partner stations of BBC in Pakistan have been ordered to cease broadcasting BBC Urdu service news bulletins. BBC World Service said 24 of its ... Read more...

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Baloch and Sindhi activists demand Pakistan be declared as ‘terrorist state’


March 29th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 29 (ANI): Baloch and Sindhi activists here have demanded that Pakistan be declared a 'terrorist state'.A large number of people from the two communities converged in front of the ... Read more...

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Advani blog cites Tully’s praise of Hinduism


March 28th, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Secularism in India stems from Hindu tolerance as the religion of the majority community engenders respect for all religions, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L. ... Read more...

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Four in five people feel Internet access should be ‘a fundamental right’


March 8th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 8 (ANI): Almost four in five people feel that access to the World Wide Web is a fundamental right, according to a survey.The poll for the BBC World Service, which ... Read more...

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US asks Sri Lanka to focus on reconciliation, power sharing


February 23rd, 2010 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) With the end of the war with Tamil Tigers, the US wants Sri Lanka to quickly complete resettlement of displaced people, pursue national reconciliation and power ... Read more...

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US hopes India-Pakistan talks will revive composite dialogue


February 23rd, 2010 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) The United States has welcomed the India-Pakistan foreign secretary level talks as a "significant breakthrough" and hoped it would begin the process of re-establishing the composite dialogue stalled ... Read more...

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Indians, Pakistanis biggest fans of online dating


February 17th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Feb 17 (ANI): India and Pakistan have some of the largest numbers of enthusiasts for online dating, a new poll has revealed.The BBC World Service global poll surveyed close to ... Read more...

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BBC says its signal being jammed in Iran


December 21st, 2009 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 21 (ANI): The BBC has claimed that its Persian television signal was being jammed following the airing stories on the death of Iran's top dissident cleric, Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali ... Read more...

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Aftershock- a new season on the BBC’s international news services investigating the impact of the global recession.


August 28th, 2009 - 11:08 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
BBC World News, BBC World Service and BBC.com 27 August, 2009. On September 15, 2008, New York-based Lehman Brothers, one of the world's oldest and most respected investment banks, filed for Chapter ... Read more...

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Rare Buddhist treasures unearthed in Gobi Desert


August 2nd, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 2 (ANI): A joint Austrian-Mongolian treasure hunt team has unearthed rare Buddhist treasures, not seen for more than 70 years, in the Gobi Desert.The relics, which include statues, artwork, manuscripts ... Read more...

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World’s deserts getting greener despite global warming


July 20th, 2009 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 20 (ANI): Contrary to the assumption that global warming would cause an expansion of the world's deserts, some scientists are predicting that water and life may slowly reclaim these arid ... Read more...

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