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14 Oct 2020

Bombay High Court

Richa Chadda thrilled as Payal Ghosh tenders apology

Bollywood actor Richa Chadda is ecstatic after Payal Ghosh, who made defamatory remarks against her, tendered an apology.

14 Oct 2020


'Two and a Half Men' actor Conchata Ferrell passes away

The famously feisty housekeeper of Charlie Sheen's popular sitcom Two and a Half Men, Conchata Ferrell, is no more.

14 Oct 2020


After controversial advertisement, Tanishq's employee threatened

The advertisement by popular jewelry brand Tanishq, which was accused of promoting "Love Jihad," sparked a barrage of threats for one of its employees, a Melt report claimed.

14 Oct 2020

Narendra Modi

Kangana Ranaut booked over controversial tweet against farmers' agitation

An FIR has been filed against Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut for her controversial opinion on the Farmers' agitation, which was sparked after the Centre introduced three farm Bills.

13 Oct 2020

Gal Gadot

Gal Gadot's new role as Cleopatra faces racial debate

Gal Gadot is riding high, playing roles of majestic women across both fiction and history.

13 Oct 2020

Shashi Tharoor

Tanishq withdraws advertisement, accused of glorifying "Love Jihad"

Popular jewelry brand Tanishq, from the house of Tata, withdrew an advertisement for its latest collection Ekatvam after the clip triggered immense outrage on social media for glorifying "Love Jihad."

Comedy Central India chops 'Schitt's Creek' gay-kiss, Dan Levy fumes

Comedy Central India has recently become a topic of hot debate for editing out a kissing scene between two men.

10 Oct 2020


Now, Twitter will nudge you to retweet with quotes

In the run-up to the US Presidential election on November 3, social media giants are doubling down to prevent abuse of their platforms.

09 Oct 2020


Play with Marvel superheroes while munching on McDonald's meals now

If you want to have a McDonald's burger or a meal with your favorite Marvel character, now is the time to jump!

03 Oct 2020


Tweets wishing Trump dies of coronavirus will be removed: Twitter

After US President Donald Trump tweeted he contracted coronavirus, the social media platform was abuzz with posts — some subtly wishing he dies of the fatal disease and others more directly.

02 Oct 2020


NewsBytes Briefing: US Senate subpoenas CEOs of Google, Facebook, Twitter

Last night, the US Senate Commerce Committee voted unanimously to issue subpoenas to the CEOs of Facebook, Google, and Twitter.

30 Sep 2020


Military jet triggered loud noise that shook Paris, nearby areas

On Wednesday, a loud noise sent residents of Paris and nearby suburbs into a state of panic, but the French Police soon allayed fears by announcing that the sound was caused by a military jet and not an explosion.

29 Sep 2020


NewsBytes Briefing: Microsoft 365 suffered an outage, and more

Last night, Microsoft 365 suffered a major outage due to an internal change and left essential web services down for hours, including Microsoft Office 365, Teams, and Outlook.

27 Sep 2020


#CoupleChallenge: What is it and why you should be careful?

The latest trend to fascinate the netizens is the Couple Challenge, wherein people are participating to celebrate their relationships online through various social media platforms.

27 Sep 2020


Lady Gaga's '911' video a home run on mental health

Lady Gaga is back in her colorful, heady vibe and her latest short film (read music video extended with a scene full of dialogues and a few actors) is breaking the internet apart.

24 Sep 2020


NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok files for injunction against ban, and more

As ByteDance's TikTok deal is likely to see more delays owing to China's pending approval, the video company is moving to prevent itself from getting banned by Trump administration.

23 Sep 2020


Rains lash Mumbai, trains canceled, heavy water-logging reported

From Tuesday, Mumbai has been witnessing heavy downpour, which led to water-logging in various areas, directly having an impact on road and rail traffic. The rainfall would continue for another 24 hours, said reports.

21 Sep 2020


Dating app uses Nusrat Jahan's photo without consent; probe initiated

Actor and Trinamool Congress parliamentarian Nusrat Jahan has accused a video dating app of using her picture without permission.

Suresh Raina to set up cricket academy in J&K

Former India cricketer Suresh Raina would set up a cricket academy in Jammu and Kashmir to train aspiring cricketers.

18 Sep 2020


"Go, fight China": Kangana, Anurag's hateful Twitter exchange

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap and actor Kangana Ranaut, who were once close friends, spent a good part of yesterday launching attacks at each other on Twitter.

Before electronic media, regulate digital media: Centre urges Supreme Court

The Supreme Court must think about laying guidelines for digital media before it takes similar steps for the electronic media, the Centre said on Thursday through an affidavit.

15 Sep 2020


Former Indian cricketer Shri Sadashiv Patil passes away at 86

Former Indian cricketer Shri Sadashiv Patil, on Tuesday, passed away at the age of 86.

15 Sep 2020


Watch out! WhatsApp beta bug kicks users out of groups

If you have a habit of toying around with the beta versions of WhatsApp, better be careful this time around.

13 Sep 2020


Technology companies may cut salaries for leaving Bay Area

In light of COVID-19, many Silicon Valley companies have started offering permanent work from home option.

11 Sep 2020


"We will win this": Aftab Shivdasani tests positive for COVID-19

Bollywood actor Aftab Shivdasani has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The 42-year-old actor took to his social media handles to reveal his diagnosis.

10 Sep 2020

Social Media

#ThereIsHelp: Twitter launches search prompt to prevent suicides, self harm

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people around the world die by suicide.

10 Sep 2020


Fire at Beirut port month after blast that killed 190

A massive fire broke out at the port of Beirut in Lebanon on Thursday, a month after a deadly explosion jolted the city. It was not immediately clear what caused the fire.

10 Sep 2020

Paresh Rawal

Paresh Rawal appointed new chairperson of National School of Drama

National Award-winning veteran actor Paresh Rawal (65) has been appointed by President Ram Nath Kovind as the new chairperson of the renowned New Delhi-based theater institute National School of Drama (or the NSD).

Warne urges Ganguly to implement this new rule in IPL

Australian legend Shane Warne has come up with an interesting suggestion regarding T20 cricket.

09 Sep 2020


Redmi 9i to be launched in India on September 15

Xiaomi is all set to launch its budget-friendly smartphone, the Redmi 9i in India on September 15, the company has confirmed through its official Twitter handle.

07 Sep 2020


BMC will demolish my Mumbai office tomorrow, alleges Kangana

Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut has accused officials of Mumbai's civic body Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) of barging into her office space in the city.

06 Sep 2020

Narendra Modi

#WeeklyRecap: PUBG banned, PM Modi's Twitter account hacked, and more

This week, a number of developments were reported in the world of technology, but two events gained particular attention.

Ian Bell set to call time on professional cricket

England batsman Ian Bell will retire from professional cricket at the end of the ongoing season.

03 Sep 2020


Twitter account of PM Modi's personal website hacked, investigation on

On Thursday, the Twitter account of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's personal website was hacked, the social media giant confirmed.

03 Sep 2020


September 19: Get set to pamper Batman on this day

Is Batman your hero? Then get ready to pamper him on September 19.

Former Maharashtra cricketer dies while trekking in Igatpuri

Former Maharashtra Ranji player Shekhar Gawli, on Wednesday, was found dead after falling into the valley while trekking in Igatpuri.

Raina breaks silence, opens up on death of his uncle

Days after pulling out of the Indian Premier League, former Indian cricketer Suresh Raina finally broke his silence.

31 Aug 2020

Donald Trump

Portland: 1 dead amid clashes; Trump and Biden trade blame

A person was shot and killed in Portland city in the US state of Oregon on Saturday night. The shooting occurred as supporters of President Donald Trump clashed with Black Lives Matter protesters.

31 Aug 2020


NewsBytes Briefing: China could leave TikTok deal hanging, and more

Over the weekend, China included AI technologies such as speech and text-recognition and those that analyze data to make recommendations in its list of export-control products.

29 Aug 2020


#BugAlert: OnePlus Nord hit by Bluetooth connectivity issues

With the all-new Nord, OnePlus strived to go back to its roots of offering a premium, flagship-like device at the price of a mid-ranger, but the response has been mixed so far.