San Francisco: News

04 Sep 2023


US: 1 dead, 70,000+ stranded in 'Burning Man' festival flooding

"Burning Man," an annual festival in Nevada, United States, became a disaster of sorts for over 70,000 attendees after heavy rains led to severe flooding in the Black Rock Desert, CNN reported.

08 Jul 2023


India braces for 'Khalistan Freedom rallies' in Canada, US, UK 

The Indian government remained on tenterhooks on Saturday as the rallies under the "Khalistan Freedom movement" are reportedly being organized by Sikh separatist groups across Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia.

US 'strongly condemns' torching of Indian consulate by alleged Khalistanis

The United States (US) on Tuesday "strongly condemned" the arson and vandalism attempt at the Indian consulate in San Francisco, which was reported on Sunday.

03 Jul 2023


India flags concern over 'Khalistan freedom rally' in Canada

India strongly opposed the proposed "Khalistan freedom march" slated for Saturday in Canada, claiming it would endanger its diplomats.

08 Jun 2023

Air India

Will refund fare: Air India to passengers who were stranded

Air India on Thursday said that it will offer the full amount to all the passengers on a Delhi-San Francisco flight who were stranded in the remote Russian town of Magadan due to a technical glitch on Tuesday.

07 Jun 2023

OTT releases

OTT: Docu-series 'Arnold' is streaming now

Arnold Schwarzenegger is one of the most known faces in Hollywood. From being a bodybuilding champion to being a successful politician, Schwarzenegger has donned many hats with ease.

31 May 2023

Rahul Gandhi

'If you sat Modiji down with God': RaGa in US 

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said India was being run by a group of people who believed they knew everything.

14 Apr 2023


Tech entrepreneur arrested for killing Cash App founder Bob Lee

The police on Thursday arrested a self-described tech entrepreneur for allegedly killing Bob Lee, Cash App's founder.

04 Apr 2023


San Francisco's famous drag icon Heklina dies at 54

Heklina, a world-renowned San Francisco drag legend and entrepreneur, was reportedly found dead in London, friends and business partners of the artist confirmed. Heklina was 54.

25 Mar 2023


San Francisco: Indian-Americans rally against pro-Khalistan attack on Indian consulate

Days after a pro-Khalistan attack on the Indian consulate in San Francisco, United States, scores of Indian-Americans gathered outside the building to hold a peace rally on Friday.

'Absolutely unacceptable': US condemns attack on Indian consulate by pro-Khalistanis

The United States (US) on Monday condemned the attack on the Indian Consulate General in San Francisco, saying the vandalism was "absolutely unacceptable," reported PTI.

21 Mar 2023

New York Post

92-year-old media magnate Rupert Murdoch to marry for 5th time

Media magnate Rupert Murdoch announced on Monday that he is set to marry for the fifth time at the age of 92 years, reported the New York Post.

22 Feb 2023

National Geographic

Meet Karthik Subramaniam—National Geographic's 'Pictures of the Year' contest winner 

Indian-origin Karthik Subramaniam has won National Geographic's prestigious "Picture of the Year" contest for his photograph "Dance of Eagles," which was taken in Alaska.

20 Jan 2023


What's happening at Twitter: From auctioning furniture to falling revenues 

Twitter's dire financial condition is public knowledge now. With several advertisers leaving the platform, the company has been aggressively cutting costs.

18 Jan 2023


These are the 5 most futuristic cities in the world

Human civilization has come a long way since the hunting-gathering era.

11 Jan 2023


US: Rainstorms flood California, 14 dead, mass evacuation underway

An "incessant parade of storms" and torrential rains as per the US National Weather Service have inundated the state of California, prompting a mass evacuation of as many as 50,000 citizens.

03 Jan 2023


Landlord sues Twitter for not paying San Francisco office's rent

Elon Musk has repeatedly spoken about Twitter's poor financial state. It now seems that the situation has become more fraught.

16 Dec 2022

Air India

Air India announces its first non-stop flight between Mumbai-San Francisco

Air India, now a Tata Group business, has been making moves to return to its lost glory. The airline has now announced its first direct, non-stop flight between Mumbai and San Francisco.

05 Jul 2022


Job seeker 'delivers' resume dressed as Zomato executive. Peak Bengaluru?

It can be a difficult task to find a job, especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

20 Jan 2022


120-year-old no-bedroom house sold for over Rs. 14 crore

In an unusual event, a house with zero bedrooms was sold for $1.97 million (approximately Rs 14.66 crore) in the United States last week.

13 Jan 2021


Programmer has two guesses left to unlock $240mn-worth Bitcoin fortune

Stefan Thomas, a San Francisco-based programmer, has only two guesses left to figure out a password that will let him gain access to his fortune of $240mn in Bitcoin.

11 Jan 2021


#CreatingHistory: Air India's all-woman crew flight lands in Bengaluru

Creating history, Air India's longest flight from San Francisco to Bengaluru with an all-woman crew landed in the city on Monday.

06 Jan 2021

Air India

San Francisco welcomes first non-stop Air India flights to Bengaluru

San Francisco International Airport has welcomed the decision of Air India to fly the first-ever non-stop flights between San Francisco and Bengaluru to cater to the demand of passengers.

19 Dec 2020


#ComicBytes: Brutal acts of Magneto, one of Marvel's strongest villains

Max Eisenhardt, better known as Erik Magnus Lehnsherr or Magneto, is one of Marvel's most powerful villains.

15 Dec 2020


This Amazon-backed fully-electric 'robotaxi' could change the way we commute

Zoox, an independent subsidiary of, has unveiled its first all-electric, driver-less 'robotaxi' for plying in dense and urban environments.

26 Sep 2020


#ComicBytes: Fictional places in DC Universe that have significance

Unlike Marvel, which likes to bring almost every single catastrophic event to New York, DC likes to do so in fictional places.

17 Sep 2020


US city considers lowering local voting age to 16

San Francisco city in the United States is considering lowering the local voting age to 16 from 18.

10 Sep 2020


California wildfires leave 3 dead; smoke turns skies orange

With over two dozen fires raging across the US state of California, residents in the San Francisco area and neighboring regions are witnessing orange skies due to the smoke and ash.

Is Abbott's rapid COVID-19 test the biggest game-changer?

In a major move, the US Food and Drug Administration has cleared a game-changing 'rapid antigen test' for COVID-19.

27 Aug 2020

Donald Trump

Next question: Newsom reacts to ex-wife Kimberly Guilfoyle's RNC speech

On the opening night of the Republican National Convention on Monday, Kimberly Guilfoyle delivered a fiery speech that went viral for all the wrong reasons.

Coronavirus: Asymptomatic cases may be key to ending pandemic

For months, it has been known that although the novel coronavirus is highly contagious, a large portion of infected individuals witnesses only mild or no symptoms.

08 Mar 2020

Donald Trump

US: New York Governor declares state of emergency over coronavirus

In the United States, Governor of New York State Andrew M. Cuomo declared a state of emergency on Saturday amid growing concern over a novel coronavirus outbreak.

21 Jan 2020


This is how Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra will look like

We know Samsung is gearing up to launch its latest flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra, with a new Note 10-like punch-hole design and segment-leading hardware.

21 Jan 2020


Samsung Galaxy Z Flip specifications leaked, 108MP camera isn't happening!

Samsung's upcoming foldable phone, the Galaxy Z Flip, will come with a 12MP rear camera and not an S20 Ultra-like 108MP sensor which was reported earlier, according to a new tip-off by the reliable tipster Ishan Agarwal.

18 Jan 2020


Samsung Galaxy S20's specifications leaked. Start saving for the beast!

As a follow-up to its Galaxy S10 line-up, Samsung is set to launch the Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra on February 11 with an all-new design and top-of-the-line hardware.

10 Jan 2020


Samsung's Galaxy Fold 2 will be called the Galaxy Bloom

Samsung's upcoming clamshell foldable phone, which was being referred to as the Galaxy Fold 2 till now, will officially be marketed as the Galaxy Bloom.

30 Dec 2019


Samsung could launch Galaxy S11-series, Fold 2 on February 11

Samsung's flagship Galaxy S11 series, which could be named as Galaxy S20, as well as the new clamshell-like foldable phone, the Galaxy Fold 2, would be launched on February 11, according to a new report (via 91Mobiles).

18 Dec 2019


Ed-tech start-up Springboard raises $11 million

Springboard, a San Francisco-headquartered company that provides career upscaling solutions with courses for data science, design, analytics, etc, has raised $11 million in post-Series A funding round.

26 Nov 2019


Why did Google fire four employees, rather unceremoniously?

On Monday, tech giant Google fired four employees for allegedly accessing internal information "outside the scope of their jobs."

02 Nov 2019


Alerted Indian government about privacy breach, says WhatsApp; Centre denies

On Friday, Facebook-owned WhatsApp clarified that it had informed Indian authorities about a privacy breach on its platform in May.

16 Sep 2019


San Francisco chosen as center for first JEE in US

In an attempt to internationalize the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), the Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) will be held in San Francisco, United States, next year.

30 Aug 2019


Samsung asks entrepreneur to remove smart-vibrator from women's event, apologizes

At a recent women-in-tech event in San Francisco, an entrepreneur was asked to hide her product, a smart vibrator, from display.

30 Aug 2019


Top five hidden gems of San Francisco you should visit

Given its beautiful green spaces and farmed hills, San Francisco is undoubtedly one of America's most unique and sought-after travel destinations.

01 Aug 2019


2019 iPhones will support Apple Pencil. RIP Steve Jobs

Over the last few days, several reports have gotten us excited about the 2020 iPhones, much more than this year's launches.

13 Jul 2019


Musk's start-up to showcase tech to 'link' humans with computers

Back in 2017, Elon Musk co-founded a neuroscience company called Neuralink to link man and machine. Yes, for real!

01 Jul 2019


Who would pay $30/month for super-fast emails? Apparently, Valley's VIPs

Over the last 15 years, Gmail has evolved into an excellent email solution - free and easy to use.

14 Jun 2019


#GamingBytes: Is 'Avengers' E3 trailer suggesting a Marvel Gaming Universe?

Square Enix unveiled the trailer of their upcoming Avengers game, A-Day at E3 2019.

13 Jun 2019


How Snapchat's 'gender swap' filter helped arrest this pedophile cop

Although Snapchat has increasingly become less popular since Instagram introduced Stories, its recent 'gender swap' filter made it popular once again.

12 Jun 2019


Upset due to rising heat? Soon, it will get worse

These days, the general emotion is-Bahut garmi hai yaar! The scorching heat is making life difficult for everyone.

03 Jun 2019

Warren Buffett

Wanna have lunch with Warren Buffett? It costs Rs. 31cr

It's a no-brainer that getting lunch with Warren Buffet is not easy-peasy. After all, he's the third-richest person in the world.

12 May 2019

Hong Kong

In San Francisco, one in every 11,600 is a billionaire

If you think seeing a billionaire is a rare phenomenon, maybe you should pay a visit to San Francisco.

Now, AI can transform brain activity into realistic speech

AI has wide applications but a group of scientists is using the technology for a noble cause - to give voice to those who can't speak.

23 Apr 2019

Elon Musk

In 2020, Tesla will have one million self-driving 'robo-taxis'

After unveiling a range of electric cars, Elon Musk's Tesla is gearing up for full autonomy, the case where your self-driving car will be able to drive you around.

31 Mar 2019


Overcoming stigma, US woman becomes world's first living HIV+ donor

The world's first HIV+ organ donation was completed successfully by the surgeons at the John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, US, this Monday.

Former CEO Zain Jaffer sues Vungle for 'wrongfully' removing him

Zain Jaffer, the co-founder of leading San Francisco-based video adtech platform Vungle, has sued the company saying he was "wrongfully" removed as the CEO in 2017, seeking $100mn in damages.