BBC Hindi to closedown in India after 70 years

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BBC’s Hindi radio service in India will cease broadcasting in March after an incredible 70 years on-air.

The BBC confirmed the move yesterday as a part of a cost-cutting exercise to save money for the cash-strapped corporation. A further seven other BBC World Service language stations will also be closing with 650 jobs on the line.

The Albanian, Macedonian, Portuguese for Africa and Serbian language services as well as the English for the Caribbean regional service will all be shut down over the next three years.

BBC Hindi started broadcasting in 1940 and will end on Thursday 31st March 2011. 30 jobs have been affected due to this decision.

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