Rumours

  • How to stop false rumours from spreading on Facebook, Twitter May 15, 2014

    New York: Social networking websites can add fire to the fuel of a false rumour. Simply updating Facebook or Twitter pages may not be enough for organisations concerned with public safety to halt the spread of such rumours, a joint study by Facebook and Standford University in the US indicated. Such...
  • Leonardo DiCaprio is the latest victim of death rumours April 11, 2014

    London: "Wolf of Wall Street" star Leonardo DiCaprio has become the latest celebrity victim of an internet hoax as social networking sites were abuzz with rumours about the actor's demise. According to a celebrity gossip website, the 39-year-old actor was such a novice on the slopes that he lost control of...
  • Sonakshi Sinha annoyed by link-up rumours with Shahid Kapoor April 3, 2014

    Mumbai: Rumour mills are at it again and the target is Sonakshi Sinha, but the actress is not taking it lightly and shoots down reports about dating her 'R... Rajkumar' co-star Shahid Kapoor. Miffed with the yapping tongues, the 26-year-old said, "It's like I can't move out... you connect me to...
  • I don't have a political bent of mind: Vidya Balan March 30, 2014

    Melbourne: National award-winning actress Vidya Balan, who is on a mini break from her hectic career, says she has no plans to join politics and will stick to her acting career. "I don't have a political bent of mind except that I will cast my vote like a responsible citizen of...
  • Scientists developing an online lie detector for Twitter, Facebook February 21, 2014

    London: Want to know which tweet is real or fake? Scientists are developing an online lie detector that can tell fact from fiction in just 140 characters or less. Called 'Pheme', it will scan tweets from news outlets, individuals, and automated 'bots' to see if their posts are as truthful as...
  • Kelly Osbourne laughs off pregnancy rumours September 11, 2013

    London: TV presenter Kelly Osbourne has denied reports that she is pregnant with her first child. Speculations about the 28-year-old's pregnancy began last week when Osbourne said her breasts were swelling up. She posted a photograph of herself on her Instagram page, and captioned it: "My t**s are getting so big therefore...
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 rumoured to come with 16 megapixel camera August 27, 2013

    New Delhi: While Samsung is preparing for the Galaxy Note III launch event, which is scheduled for September 4, rumours about the successor to Samsung's flagship smartphone, Galaxy S4, have started surfacing. According to a report from South Korea's Electronic Times News, the Galaxy S5 will come equipped with a...
  • Chinese journalist detained over the suspicion of fabricating rumours August 26, 2013

    Police said on Sunday they had arrested a journalist on suspicion of fabricating rumours. The journalist, identified only as Liu, worked for the Xin Kuai Bao newspaper, reports Xinhua. The case is under further investigation, police said. No further details were given. ...
  • I'm not dead yet, Southern actress Kanaka quashes death rumours July 31, 2013

    Chennai: "I'm not dead yet," said Kanaka Mahalakshmi, a well-known southern actress, to quash the rumours of her death. On Tuesday, it was reported that Kanaka, who was undergoing treatment at the Palliative Care Hospital in Alappuzha, Kerala for cancer, died after the treatment failed to cure the disease. Late in the...
  • Microsoft working on a touch-enabled smartwatch: Report April 15, 2013

    New Delhi: If a new report from The Verge is to be believed, Microsoft is working on a touch-enabled smartwatch and has asked Asian suppliers to ship components for the device. However, Microsoft has refused to comment on the rumours. "Microsoft researcher Bill Buxton spoke at length on the 37-year...
  • Those spreading rumours 'jealous' of Modi, says Jolly April 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi BJP Vice-President Vijay Jolly on Tuesday claimed the meeting of US Congressmen with Narendra Modi was not sponsored and those spreading such rumours were "jealous" of the Gujarat Chief Minister. "The trip hasn't been sponsored by either BJP or Gujarat government. These rumours are being spread by...
  • Leaked: Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini - 4.3 inches, 1.6GHz dual-core March 23, 2013

    Mumbai: The Galaxy S3 Mini is yet to officially make an entrance in India despite being launched last year, and there's already a Galaxy S4 Mini in the works. SamMobile has got hold of some live photos of the younger brother of the Galaxy S4 and this time too, Samsung...
  • Venezuela: Govt rejects 'absurd' Chavez death rumours March 2, 2013

    Caracas: Senior aides and relatives of Venezuela's Hugo Chavez countered on Friday a crescendo of rumours that the socialist president may be dead from cancer, saying he was still battling for his life. "There he is, continuing his fight, his battle, and we are sure of victory!" his older brother...
  • Gay rumours bug my wife: Hugh Jackman February 15, 2013

    New York: Hollywood superstar Hugh Jackman has shot down reports he is gay, insisting the speculation about his sexuality "bugs" wife Deborra-Lee Furness. The 'X-Men' star, who has two adopted children with his wife of 16 years, is again in the midst of such rumours again after they bugged the actor...
  • Samsung reportedly working on Galaxy Watch, S IV Mini February 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Internet is abuzz with reports of the Samsung Galaxy S III successor ,unofficially dubbed, "Galaxy S IV". Recently, SamMobile reported that Samsung would unveil the Galaxy S IV handset on March 15, adding, the device is expected to be launched in Europe and Asia in April and around...
  • Kadar Khan fine, upset with death rumours February 8, 2013

    Mumbai: Veteran actor Kadar Khan is hale and hearty and says his family is really upset with rumours about his death doing the rounds on the social-networking sites. The 77-year-old has urged gossip mongers to stop spreading rumours. "My family is extremely upset about it. They are very worried. All this has...
  • Facebook's January 15 event: Top rumours January 15, 2013

    San Francisco: Facebook's mystery "press event" on Tuesday could reveal a more robust search feature that would intensify the competition between the social networking giant and its rival Google Inc. Facebook is holding the event at 10 a.m. (1 p.m. EST) at its Menlo Park, California, headquarters. The company has not...
  • Herath alive and bowling despite death rumours January 5, 2013

    Sydney: As Mark Twain might have said, rumours of the death of Sri Lankan spinner Rangana Herath which spread like wildfire across social media late on Friday proved to be greatly exaggerated. Far from lying in a Sydney morgue alongside former Test bowler Chaminda Vaas after perishing in a car crash...
  • Megan Fox joins Twitter after false death rumours January 5, 2013

    Los Angeles: Actress Megan Fox joined Twitter just a few hours after fake news of her death started circulating on the micro-blogging site. Some people started the fake news of 'RIP Megan Fox', and the topic started trending immediately Jan 3, reports contactmusic.com. However, the actress came online a few hours later...
  • Apple iPad mini: Top 10 rumours October 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Apple is expected to make its biggest product move on Tuesday since debuting the iPad two years ago. The company is highly expected to unveil the smaller version of it popular iPad tablet unofficially dubbed "iPad mini". Here's a round up of the rumours around the much-rumoured...
  • Khar's husband says 'rubbish' rumours aimed at maligning wife September 27, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar's husband Feroz Gulzar has rubbished rumours about differences in their relationship as a campaign to malign his wife. Gulzar, an industrialist from Punjab province, was quoted by Geo News channel on Thursday as saying that the campaign to malign his wife was "rubbish"...
  • Hina Rabbani Khar-Bilawal 'affair': fun tweets September 27, 2012

    New Delhi: The cyberspace is abuzz with people commenting on the rumoured romance between Bilawal Bhutto, the 24-year-old scion of Pakistan's 'first' family, and Pakistan's foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar, the 35-year-old mother of two who is married to Firoze Gulzar, one of Pakistan's most influential businessmen. While someone from Pakistan...
  • Apple iPhone 5: Top 10 rumours September 10, 2012

    New Delhi: With only two more days to go for the launch of the the next-generation Apple iPhone, rumours about the iPhone 5 are doing frenzied rounds in the technology world. Apple, recently, sent out a cryptic invitation to the press with the message "It's almost here", and the...
  • NE exodus: Everyone wants to go back, says Assam Home Secy August 21, 2012

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Assam Home Secretary GD Tripathi said that special arrangements have been made to ensure the security of Indians from Northeast. ...
  • Pak not behind NE hate messages, says Malik August 21, 2012

    Denying his country's role in spreading inflammatory messages against Northeast Indians, advisor to the Pakistan President on interior affairs Rahman Malik said that the perception that Pakistan exploited the situation in Assam to create trouble for India is absolutely wrong, motivated and baseless. Malik in an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN said...
  • Mobile cos lose 7-9 pc revenue due to curb on SMS August 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Restriction on SMS to five per day is not only causing problems for millions of mobile phone users but may also leading to loss of 7-8 per cent revenue of telecom operators for the month, operators' association COAI has said. The government had banned bulk SMSes and MMSes for...
  • Northeast rumours: 254 websites blocked August 21, 2012

    New Delhi: In the wake of morphed images triggering an unprecedented exodus of Northeast Indians from major cities in other states, the government has blocked 254 websites, including 98 on Monday, for uploading doctored videos and pictures. The Monday crackdown on websites follows a similar blocking of around 80 internet pages...
  • NE exodus: Pune village wears a deserted look August 20, 2012

    Pune: The mass exodus of Northeast Indians may have subsided but places like Mhadunge village near Pune wear a deserted look. One in every 5 of its inhabitants who hail from the Northeast has fled. Rohidas Tupe, member, Gram Sabha, says, "Around 50 per cent of our economy depends on...
  • Govt blocks 80 Internet pages, user-accounts August 19, 2012

    New Delhi: The government has learnt to have ordered blocking of 80 more Internet pages and user-accounts on Sunday on social networking sites including Facebook, Google and Twitter to avoid panic among Northeast Indians. All these sites were found hosting inflammatory and hateful content, spreading rumours and inciting violence targeting the...
  • 'Pak not interested in internal matters of India' August 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Indicating that the Pakistan Interior Ministry is aware of the tension in Assam and some other parts of India, Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Sunday said that Pakistan is not interested in it as it is an internal matter of India. "I am very clear. We are not interested...