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France round-up: Attack flayed globally, Malaysia's ex-PM justifies violence

30 Oct 2020

France round-up: Attack flayed globally, Malaysia's ex-PM justifies violence

A knife-wielding attacker beheaded a woman and killed two others at a church in Nice, France, on Thursday, evoking anger and disbelief in the European country, and condemnation globally.

Twitter slams Kim Kardashian for crowded private island birthday party

29 Oct 2020

Twitter slams Kim Kardashian for crowded private island birthday party

Popular TV personality Kim Kardashian has been at the receiving end of criticism lately.

US Senators grill CEOs of Facebook, Twitter, and Google

29 Oct 2020

US Senators grill CEOs of Facebook, Twitter, and Google

The CEOs of Facebook, Twitter, and Google were hammered by the United States Senate on Wednesday, in what qualifies as a chaotic hearing which diverted from the topic at hand several times.

Union Minister Smriti Irani tests positive for COVID-19

28 Oct 2020

Union Minister Smriti Irani tests positive for COVID-19

Union Minister of Women and Child Development Smriti Irani on Wednesday announced that she had tested positive for COVID-19.

Voting begins in Bihar; PM says, "Follow coronavirus-related precautions"

28 Oct 2020

Voting begins in Bihar; PM says, "Follow coronavirus-related precautions"

The high-stakes Bihar polls began today as voters of 71 out of the total 243 seats chose their pick, amid restrictions levied due to coronavirus pandemic.

Jilted Muslim "lover" shoots woman dead in Haryana, arrested

27 Oct 2020

Jilted Muslim "lover" shoots woman dead in Haryana, arrested

A Muslim man named Taufeeq allegedly murdered a woman named Nikita Tomar, 21, in broad daylight on Monday, because she "rejected his advances."

Threw us out: Ananya Birla calls out US restaurant

26 Oct 2020

Threw us out: Ananya Birla calls out US restaurant

Ananya Birla, the daughter of Aditya Birla Group's chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla, has accused a top US restaurant of being racist.

Experts are overseas: Amazon refuses to appear before Parliament committee

23 Oct 2020

Experts are overseas: Amazon refuses to appear before Parliament committee

E-commerce giant Amazon has refused to appear before a Parliament committee looking into the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, saying experts on the matter are abroad.

Eros Now posts vulgar memes about Navratri, apologizes after outrage

22 Oct 2020

Eros Now posts vulgar memes about Navratri, apologizes after outrage

Streaming platform Eros Now received criticism on Thursday after vulgar memes, linked to the Hindu festival of Navratri, were shared on its official Twitter handle, sparking calls for a boycott.

Bihar Deputy CM Sushil Modi tests positive for COVID-19; hospitalized

22 Oct 2020

Bihar Deputy CM Sushil Modi tests positive for COVID-19; hospitalized

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi on Thursday announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19.

Twitter shows Leh in China, India issues warning to CEO

22 Oct 2020

Twitter shows Leh in China, India issues warning to CEO

The Indian government has written a strongly-worded letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey after the micro-blogging website showed Leh as a part of China.

"Completely fabricated": Varun slams website over fake report

22 Oct 2020

"Completely fabricated": Varun slams website over fake report

Varun Dhawan has rubbished a report that his father, filmmaker David Dhawan is remaking Amitabh Bachchan-starrer 1982 comedy movie Namak Halaal.

Avengers 'assemble' after Twitter challenge calls Star Lord 'Worst Chris'

21 Oct 2020

Avengers 'assemble' after Twitter challenge calls Star Lord 'Worst Chris'

Is Chris Pratt the worst of all Chris-es?

Ahead of launch in India, OPPO A33's prices leaked

21 Oct 2020

Ahead of launch in India, OPPO A33's prices leaked

OPPO is working to launch its budget-friendly A33 model in India soon. In the latest development, a tipster has shared a poster on Twitter, revealing the prices of the handset.

Amazon employees can work from home until June 2021

21 Oct 2020

Amazon employees can work from home until June 2021

Amazon has allowed its employees who can work from home to continue doing so until June 2021. The guidance is applicable for staff members around the world.

'Crazy Heart' actor Jeff Bridges reveals he has lymphoma

20 Oct 2020

'Crazy Heart' actor Jeff Bridges reveals he has lymphoma

Acclaimed actor Jeff Bridges has been diagnosed with lymphoma.

'800' controversy: Vijay Sethupathi's daughter receives rape threats

20 Oct 2020

'800' controversy: Vijay Sethupathi's daughter receives rape threats

Even after actor Vijay Sethupathi quit the controversial movie 800, a biopic on legendary Sri Lankan cricketer Muthiah Muralitharan, he continued to receive flak for having considered the film.

'DDLJ' turns 25: SRK becomes 'Raj,' Kajol 'Simran' once again

20 Oct 2020

'DDLJ' turns 25: SRK becomes 'Raj,' Kajol 'Simran' once again

Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol-starrer Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge has clocked 25 years of release today.

News anchor sacked due to her cameo in Sandler's movie

20 Oct 2020

News anchor sacked due to her cameo in Sandler's movie

What is the cost of appearing in an upcoming Netflix show?

Hrithik Roshan awed by doctor's viral moves on 'Ghungroo'

20 Oct 2020

Hrithik Roshan awed by doctor's viral moves on 'Ghungroo'

A video of a doctor dancing to the popular track Ghungroo from the 2019 hit movie War has been going crazy viral on social media.

'800': Amid controversy, Vijay Sethupathi walks out of Muralitharan biopic

19 Oct 2020

'800': Amid controversy, Vijay Sethupathi walks out of Muralitharan biopic

Tamil actor Vijay Sethupathi has opted out of the movie 800, a biopic on former Sri Lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan.

Ahead of global launch, Nissan Magnite SUV teased in India

19 Oct 2020

Ahead of global launch, Nissan Magnite SUV teased in India

Just a couple of days ahead of its world premiere in India on October 21, Nissan has teased the Magnite SUV. The company has shared a teaser clip on Twitter that suggests the upcoming model will come with "beautiful interiors."

Showtime reviving 'Dexter' with limited episodes; teases Season 9 promo

18 Oct 2020

Showtime reviving 'Dexter' with limited episodes; teases Season 9 promo

The twisted vigilante will be back soon to give justice to gruesome crimes when the police fail.

Mumbai court orders FIR against Kangana Ranaut, sister Rangoli

17 Oct 2020

Mumbai court orders FIR against Kangana Ranaut, sister Rangoli

A Bandra metropolitan court has ordered the registration of a police complaint or FIR against actor Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel based on a complaint filed before it.

Wife's picture circulated as Hathras victim: Man tells Delhi HC

16 Oct 2020

Wife's picture circulated as Hathras victim: Man tells Delhi HC

A man has approached the Delhi High Court alleging his dead wife's photo was being circulated, depicting her as the victim of Hathras case, prompting the bench to pass orders to the Centre.

Ahead of US elections, Facebook, Twitter restrict controversial Biden article

15 Oct 2020

Ahead of US elections, Facebook, Twitter restrict controversial Biden article

Social media giants Facebook and Twitter on Wednesday decided to restrict a controversial article on United States Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden, inviting criticism from conservatives.

How Blogchatter is helping bloggers blog better

15 Oct 2020

How Blogchatter is helping bloggers blog better

A Google search of 'blogging in India' will show various hacks of becoming a blogger.

Richa Chadda thrilled as Payal Ghosh tenders apology

14 Oct 2020

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.

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

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.

After controversial advertisement, Tanishq's employee threatened

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.

Kangana Ranaut booked over controversial tweet against farmers' agitation

14 Oct 2020

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.

Gal Gadot's new role as Cleopatra faces racial debate

13 Oct 2020

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.

Tanishq withdraws advertisement, accused of glorifying "Love Jihad"

13 Oct 2020

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

12 Oct 2020

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.

#WeeklyRecap: Nobel Prizes, Pixel 4a, Galaxy S20 FE, and more

11 Oct 2020

#WeeklyRecap: Nobel Prizes, Pixel 4a, Galaxy S20 FE, and more

This week, the biggest news in science and technology was the announcement of Nobel Prizes in Physics, Chemistry, and Medicine.

Now, Twitter will nudge you to retweet with quotes

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.

'Laxmmi Bomb' trailer: Akshay Kumar goes all out

09 Oct 2020

'Laxmmi Bomb' trailer: Akshay Kumar goes all out

Akshay Kumar's Laxmmi Bomb, which is slated to be released on Disney+ Hotstar this November, dropped its trailer today.

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

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!

'Jurassic World: Dominion' release delayed, dinosaurs to roar in 2022

08 Oct 2020

'Jurassic World: Dominion' release delayed, dinosaurs to roar in 2022

Fans of the Tyrannosaurus-Rex, Triceratops, Owen Grady, Claire Dearing, Dr. Alan Grant and several other immensely popular characters will have to wait a year longer to watch Jurassic World: Dominion.

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple launching iPhone 12 on October-13, and more

07 Oct 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple launching iPhone 12 on October-13, and more

Last night, Apple sent out invites for a 'Hi, Speed' event.