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UK govt defends BBC independence, says investing heavily in relationship with India
World

UK govt defends BBC independence, says investing heavily in relationship with India

Addressing reporters at Downing Street, Sunak's spokesperson echoed a statement issued by Foreign Secretary James Cleverly in Parliament earlier this week to add that the government continues to invest in its relationship with India

'BBC running anti-india cash-for-propaganda scheme funded by China'
World

'BBC running anti-india cash-for-propaganda scheme funded by China'

Mahesh Jethmalani's comments came amid a controversy revolving around a BBC documentary on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

How BBC’s anti-Modi documentary is also a hitjob against Britain’s Indian-origin Hindu Prime Minister
Opinion

How BBC’s anti-Modi documentary is also a hitjob against Britain’s Indian-origin Hindu Prime Minister

The view that the BBC’s anti-Modi documentary was an indirect swipe at British Prime Rishi Sunak may have some element of truth in it

BBC journos 'lack understanding of basic economics', have put impartiality 'at risk': review panel
World

BBC journos 'lack understanding of basic economics', have put impartiality 'at risk': review panel

The review was based on the corporation’s economics coverage including taxation, public expenditure, government debt and borrowing

PM Modi cautions against attempts to create divisions in the country amid row over BBC documentary
India

PM Modi cautions against attempts to create divisions in the country amid row over BBC documentary

The prime minister's remarks came against the backdrop of the raging controversy over a BBC documentary on the 2002 Gujarat riots that has been banned in India

The public or the state: Who is in charge of the BBC?
World

The public or the state: Who is in charge of the BBC?

The dispute over the close relationship between BBC chairman, Richard Sharp, and former Prime Minister Boris Johnson, has once again put the spotlight on the broadcaster's accountability

Why Modi and BJP want the BBC documentary to raise heat and dust
Opinion

Why Modi and BJP want the BBC documentary to raise heat and dust

In every way, Narendra Modi gains from this needless controversy before the nine state elections this year and the general election next year. And a master politician like him will not let this opportunity for his opponents to malign themselves go waste

Watch: BBC newsreader chases automatic camera on air
World

Watch: BBC newsreader chases automatic camera on air

The robot camera started panning around the empty room till it reached the other side of the studio and Victoria was seen chasing it to come back in the frame.

Govt blocks YouTube videos showing controversial BBC documentary on PM Modi
Politics

Govt blocks YouTube videos showing controversial BBC documentary on PM Modi

Multiple YouTube videos sharing the first episode of the controversial BBC documentary "India: The Modi Question" have been blocked as per the directions issued by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

Dubious BBC ‘documentary’ on PM Modi serves a crucial purpose in showing India an unflattering mirror
Opinion

Dubious BBC ‘documentary’ on PM Modi serves a crucial purpose in showing India an unflattering mirror

Interventionist forces will always find fertile ground to exploit and pose a challenge to India’s integrity

Watch: Doctors in Kyiv perform heart surgery amid blackout, internet hails them as 'absolute heroes'
World

Watch: Doctors in Kyiv perform heart surgery amid blackout, internet hails them as 'absolute heroes'

The surgery was already in progress when the power went out, according to Borys Todurov, a heart surgeon who recorded the incident

China reacts after BBC says its reporter covering Covid protests was detained, 'kicked by cops'
World

China reacts after BBC says its reporter covering Covid protests was detained, 'kicked by cops'

China's foreign ministry said Monday that a BBC reporter arrested at a protest in Shanghai over the weekend had not identified himself as a journalist

BBC @100: Why the global broadcasting icon faces questions about its future
World

BBC @100: Why the global broadcasting icon faces questions about its future

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), officially founded on 18 October 1922, has a special place in the country's broadcasting landscape. However, its centenary comes at a time of drastic budget cuts that have raised questions about its future

BBC @100: The rise of the broadcasting giant explained in numbers
World

BBC @100: The rise of the broadcasting giant explained in numbers

Introduced in 1923, the broadcasting giant BBC marks its centenary on 18 October. Here are some key describing numbers

US President Joe Biden, other VIPs lay low as spotlight stays on late Queen Elizabeth II
World

US President Joe Biden, other VIPs lay low as spotlight stays on late Queen Elizabeth II

When Biden spoke to the BBC, the only outlet broadcasting live as he signed the condolence book, the network kept up a split screen with Sir David Manning, a former British ambassador to the US, and did not air Biden's comments live

Watch: BBC presenter caught scrolling on phone with feet up during live broadcast
World

Watch: BBC presenter caught scrolling on phone with feet up during live broadcast

The hilarious moment caught the attention of internet users soon and led to a variety of hilarious responses

Will Ajay Devgn's digital debut Rudra truly delve into the 'Edge of Darkness' that made Idris Elba's Luther popular?
Entertainment

Will Ajay Devgn's digital debut Rudra truly delve into the 'Edge of Darkness' that made Idris Elba's Luther popular?

Ajay Devgn’s insistence that Rudra “doesn’t feel the need to use violence as a weapon” seems to be an assurance that his adaptation of Luther tones down the shocking bits in order to accommodate the desi palate.

How a recent study shows inherent biases of Western media when it comes to reporting about India
India

How a recent study shows inherent biases of Western media when it comes to reporting about India

A report by the Indian Institute for Mass Communication shows that media outlets such as Washington Post, The New York Times, BBC and others have grown exponentially in India by using divisive and negative words while reporting events in the country

Racism row: BBC expects to work with Michael Vaughan again despite Ashes axe
First Cricket News

Racism row: BBC expects to work with Michael Vaughan again despite Ashes axe

Wednesday saw the BBC confirm Vaughan, an Ashes-winning skipper in 2005, remained "on contract" and talks were continuing over his return to air.

Prince William slams world's wealthiest men for funding space race, says 'fix Planet Earth instead'
World

Prince William slams world's wealthiest men for funding space race, says 'fix Planet Earth instead'

William voiced his disapproval a day after William Shatner became the oldest man to fly to space in a rocket built by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos