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  • TV channels’ nightmarish Urdu pronunciation and an Urdu pronouncing dictionary

    URDU pronunciation of some Pakistani TV channels is giving nightmares to many, though the owners and anchors of those channels may not even be aware how mercilessly they have been slaughtering our national language...

    Aside from intermingling English words and phrases with their Urdu conversation, these innocent anchors mispronounce many Urdu words, sometime rendering the sentence ridiculously incorrect...

  • Gboard introduces Roman Urdu to Urdu feature

    Google has recently launched its Roman Urdu to Urdu Google Keyboard (Gboard) feature for both Android and iOS...

    pk's (TJ) review, Gboard’s Roman Urdu to Urdu feature is smart and accurately translates Roman Urdu text into Urdu script in real time...

  • Teen Navilet: French in Urdu, or Urdu in French?

    In Columeau’s case, French and its Provencal dialect are his native languages, and Urdu and Punjabi the languages that he speaks with native fluency...

    The cultural gulf between French and Urdu does not split the writer’s imagination, but enriches it in ways that make his work outstanding...

  • Comedian Sami Shah lands BBC Radio show

    You might have asked this question lately: where in the world is Sami Shah?The answer is: he's planning to take over Britain with a new two-part BBC Radio 4 series called 'A Beginner's Guide To Pakistan'...

    "Just dumb luck basically!"The comic continues: " In 2009 or 2010 a producer at BBC called Ed Morris wanted to do a radio show about comedians around the world...

  • Brahamdagh met Dr Malik Baloch, discussed Balochistan issue: BBC report

    Talking to BBC on Tuesday, Bugti claimed that he discussed the Balochistan issue with the chief minister of the province but said that Dr Abdul Malik Baloch has no 'authority' to discuss the all important issue with him...

    "If our friends, companions, political allies and finally the people are in favour of this, then we are definitely ready to live with Pakistan,” Bugti had said during a BBC interview...

  • BBC reviews staff pay over gender gap

    LONDON: The BBC is reviewing employee pay after it was forced to reveal that male stars were paid far more than their female counterparts, damaging the British public broadcaster’s image and angering women employees...

    “These are difficult and often deep-rooted challenges, and they are not unique to the BBC, but I see this as a moment of real opportunity for us,” Director General Tony Hall said in a speech on Wednesday...

  • Imran slams distorting of BBC interview

    KARACHI: A day after his interview that hit the headlines, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday defended the performance of his party’s government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and criticised a section of media for what he described as “misstating and distorting” his interview to BBC Urdu...

    In the interview which was published on the BBC Urdu website, Mr Khan talked about the four-year performance of Pervez Khattak-led...

  • BBC journalist on trial for Thailand crime reporting

    A British BBC journalist appeared in a Thai court on Wednesday for the start of a criminal defamation trial brought by a lawyer who featured in an investigation about foreigners being scammed of their retirement homes...

    Jonathan Head, the BBC's Southeast Asia correspondent, faces up to five years in jail at the private prosecution on the popular tourist island of Phuket...

  • Thai lawyer drops defamation suit against BBC reporter

    A Thai lawyer has dropped a criminal defamation suit against a BBC journalist over his investigation into foreigners being scammed out of retirement homes in the country, the broadcaster said on Thursday...

    Jonathan Head, the BBC's Southeast Asia correspondent, faced up to five years in jail after his report exposed how two foreign retirees had properties on Phuket island stolen from them by a network of criminals and corrupt...

  • UN rapporteur urges Iran to stop harassing BBC Persian staff

    UNITED NATIONS: A UN special rapporteur on Wednesday urged Iran to stop harassing BBC employees from the Persian service after Tehran launched a criminal investigation of 152 staff for “conspiracy against national security...

    “We urge the government of Iran to stop harassing the employees and the families of employees of the BBC Persian service as well as other journalists,” Kaye told a news conference at UN headquarters...

  • Insight: Juve’s ‘BBC’ face uphill task against Real counterparts

    Real’s attacking trio are widely termed as BBC in Spanish media but they face their Italian namesakes — Leonardo Bonucci, Andrea Barzagli and Giorgio Chiellini — willing to put everything on the line to ensure Juve advance to their first final of Europe’s premier club competition since 2003...

    He did, however, train on Tuesday and Real manager Ancelotti will hope the Frenchman returns to form his deadly ‘BBC’ alongside Bale and...

  • Qatar arrests BBC journalist on government press trip

    DOHA: A BBC journalist invited to Qatar to examine the living conditions of workers building infrastructure for the 2022 football World Cup was detained for more than 24 hours, the broadcaster reported on Monday...

    Mark Lobel, a BBC business correspondent based in Dubai, said he and three colleagues were arrested in the capital Doha as they tried to film a group of Nepalese labourers earlier this month...

  • BBC journalist on sponsored press trip held in Doha

    DOHA: A BBC journalist invited to Qatar to examine the living conditions of workers building infrastructure for the 2022 football World Cup was detained for more than 24 hours, the broadcaster reported on Monday...

    Mark Lobel, the BBC business correspondent based in Dubai, said he and colleagues were detained in the capital Doha as they went to film a group of Nepalese labourers earlier this month...

  • Iran freezes assets of over 150 BBC staff

    DUBAI: More than 150 Iranian current and former BBC staff and contributors have been barred from major financial transactions in Iran, an Iranian court order showed, in a fresh step against foreign media seen as hostile to Tehran...

    All individuals on the list work, or have worked, for BBC Persian, part of the BBC World Service...

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