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ED Files Chargesheet Against BBC India Amid Tax Evasion

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) filed a case against BBC Office in India under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA.) The chargesheet has been filed of tax evasion and other financial irregularities on the side of the BBC. As per sources, after the recent raid and IT Survey at the BBC, the Income Tax department found lapses and irregularities, leading to a case against the BBC office in India.

Thu, 13 Apr 2023 - 02:47 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: BBC, Indian Politics, Tax Evasion, Income Tax, Enforcement Directorate

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BBC IT Raids Enter Day 3, Employees Spend Sleepless Nights

Income Tax (IT) raids at the BBC offices in Mumbai and Delhi, entered the third day on February 16. Notably, the IT officials conducted surveys at BBC offices amid allegations of tax evasion, following which employees spent two nights at the office, cooperating with the IT officials during the searches. Moreover, the IT raids are being criticised as it started after BBC's controversial documentary on PM Modi.

Thu, 16 Feb 2023 - 11:52 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: BBC, IT Raids, Income Tax Evasion, employees, investigation

Courtesy: NDTV

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SC Agrees To Hear Plea Filed Against Ban On BBC Documentary On PM Modi

The Supreme Court (SC) on January 30, agreed to hear the plea challenging the ban on the BBC documentary on PM Modi. Advocate ML Sharma has filed the petition calling the ban on 'India: The Modi Question' malafide, arbitrary and unconstitutional. Taking note of the filed pleas, the SC bench listed the matter on February 6. Notably, Central Government directed to ban of the controversial documentary in India.

Mon, 30 Jan 2023 - 12:12 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: documentary, BBC, PM Narendra Modi, Supreme Court, PIL

Courtesy: Hindustan Times


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BBC Apologizes For Headline "Manchester United Are Rubbish"

The BBC apologized to viewers on May 24 when the headline "Manchester United are rubbish" flashed on their ticker during a television news show. During coverage of the French Open tennis event, the headline was displayed at the bottom of the screen. Annita McVeigh, a BBC presenter, later apologized on the live show, explaining that the headline was made when somebody was learning how to operate the ticker. 

Wed, 25 May 2022 - 04:45 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: BBC, Manchester United FC, ticker, News Channel, live show

Courtesy: DNA INDIA


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Taliban Arrests 3 Local Journalists, Shuts Down Radio Station In Kandahar

The Taliban on March 29, arrested three journalists and closed a radio station for reasons unknown. As per local media, Taliban intelligence stormed into the voice of the nation radio station in Kandahar and "captured" all the journalists. "My son is neither a criminal not a gunman. He is an ordinary person, and a journalist," said mother of a journalist who got arrested.

Tue, 29 Mar 2022 - 03:35 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: Taliban, Journalism, Freedom of press, BBC, VOA

Courtesy: ANI

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BBC, Other Media Houses Suspend Operation Over Russia's New Fake News Law

Amid new "fake news" law, news media houses like BBC and CNN, suspended reporting from Russia. Notably, on March 4, Russia declared "fake news" law, preventing false news. Under the law, one would be announced 15 years imprisonment for covering "fake news" in the nation, especially amid the ongoing Ukraine-Russia war. Earlier, Russia cut off Facebook and Twitter, which were allegedly spreading misguided and false news regarding the invasion… read-more

Sat, 05 Mar 2022 - 08:20 PM / by Rupsa Debnath

Tags: Russia, Ukraine Russia Crisis, BBC, CNN, Fake News

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Princess Diana; Martin Bashir

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Martin Bashir Apologises To Prince William, Harry Over Diana's Interview

Former BBC Journalist Martin Bashir apologised to Princess Diana's sons Prince William and Harry as issue of his controversial 1995 interview with Princess Diana has surfaced again. In his statement, Bashir said, "I never wanted to harm Diana in any way", while calling his association with Diana's mysterious death "unreasonable". Reports suggest that Bashir had tricked Diana into the interview where she revealed her flawed marriage and fear… read-more

Sun, 23 May 2021 - 08:04 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Martin Bashir, BBC, Princess Diana, Prince William, Prince Harry

Courtesy: NDTV

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Prince William, Harry condemn BBC ‘deceit’ over Diana 1995 interview

Prince William and Harry have condemned the “deceit” that lay behind their late mother Princess Diana’s famous 1995 BBC interview in which she first spoke about her troubled marriage to their father, Prince Charles. In separate statements, following an independent inquiry’s conclusion that the BBC "fell short of the high standards of integrity and transparency which are its hallmark", her sons blamed the controversial 1995 interview for her… read-more

Fri, 21 May 2021 - 03:29 PM / by Harsh V Singh

Tags: Princess Diana, Prince William, Prince Harry, Crown, UK, BBC

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Koneru Humpy wins  second BBC Indian Sports Woman Of The Year award

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Chess Player Koneru Humpy Wins BBC Indian Sportswoman Of Year Award

Indian chess prodigy in rapid format, Koneru Humpy won the second edition of the BBC Indian Sportswoman of the Year award on March 8. The nominees included wrestler Vinesh Phogat, sprinter Dutee Chand, shooter Manu Bhaker and Indian hockey team skipper Rani Rampal. Winning the award, Humpy said, "I hope, the game will draw people's attention." Athlete Anju Bobby George and Manu Bhaker won the Lifetime Achievement Award and Emerging Player of… read-more

Tue, 09 Mar 2021 - 12:20 PM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: Chess, Koneru Humpy, Sportswoman, BBC, Manu Bhaker, Anju Bobby George

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

PM Modi and his Mother #BoycottBBC

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#BoycottBBC Trends On Twitter Over Offensive Remarks On PM's Mother 

BBC Asian Network faced a social outrage on Twitter after audio from its show 'Big debate' went viral for making racists remarks against Sikhs and UK-based Indians. Reportedly, a caller also made offensive remarks against PM Narendra Modi's mother. While the host tried to divert the conversation, the remarks had already ignited anger in the netizens and pro-BJP people. Notably, with 80,000+ tweets, #BoycottBBC was top trending on Twitter on… read-more

Wed, 03 Mar 2021 - 09:58 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: BoycottBBC, Narendra Modi, netizens, Twitter, BBC