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Video: Mahira Khan wants to meet this little fan

NEWS DESK: Pakistani beauty Mahira Khan took to Twitter to express her happiness over a video of a little child who says that she wants to meet the Verna star. Mahira retweeted the video, saying: “This is so cute! Someone get me in touch with this little one.” This is so cute! Someone get me…

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Twitter bars tactics used by ‘bots’ to spread false stories

SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter Inc said on Wednesday it would no longer allow people to post identical messages from multiple accounts, cracking down on a tactic that Russian agents and others have allegedly used to make tweets or topics go viral, reported Reuters. The San Francisco-based social network also said it would not allow people to…

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Javed Sheikh earns ire on Twitter for making Mahira uncomfortable

NEWS DESK: Pakistani actor Javed Sheikh earned the ire of Twitterati who called him out for that cringe-worthy kiss he tried to place on Mahira Khan’s cheek at the Lux Style Awards 2018. Mahira Khan had come on stage to receive her best actress award for her role in the movie Verna. As she goes for…

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Rishi Kapoor exchanges praises with Pakistani actress

NEWS DESK: After his tweet praising Priya Prakash Varrier that many people found creepy, Indian veteran actor Rishi Kapoor sent out a welcome message on Twitter by exchanging praises with a Pakistani actress.  It began with Eshal Fayyaz, a Pakistani actor whose drama serial ‘Tabeer’ is airing today, when she tweeted about ‘102 not out’,…

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Twitterati felicitate Imran Khan on third marriage

Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and former cricketer Imran Khan’s marriage with Bushra Maneka is the talk of the whole country and the wedding is being discussed on media as well. The news of Khan’s third wedding broke the Internet and Twitterati took to micro-blogging website Twitter to tweet their opinions. #MubarakImranKhan is the top…

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Complaint filed against Indian internet sensation

HYDERABAD: Young Indian actress Priya Prakash Varrier, who become overnight internet sensation, is in hot waters after a youth group in India filed complaint against her for ‘hurting sentiments of Muslims’. The actress who is awaiting the release of her debut Malayalam movie “Oru Adaar Love” has taken social media by storm, with a clip…

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Valentine’s Day gift: Salman Khan shares first poster of Loveratri

MUMBAI: As a huge gift to greet his fans on Valentine’s Day, Bollywood’s Dabangg Khan Salman Khan unveiled the first poster of Loveratri, a movie that will launch newcomers in the cinematic world i.e. his brother-in-law Aayush Sharma and Warina Hussain. The brightly colored poster shows the happy beautiful pair with dandiya sticks in their…

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Twitter’s CEO downplays chatter about possible acquisition

SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter Inc Chief Executive Jack Dorsey said on Tuesday that he saw value in the social media network remaining an independent company, downplaying recent speculation by analysts that it could be an acquisition target, reported Reuters. “I’ve always thought that there’s a lot of strength to our independence. We can work on every…

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SRK visits Dilip Kumar; fans love their picture shared on Twitter

MUMBAI: Bollywood’s King Khan Shah Rukh Khan called upon the all-time heartthrob of Indian cinema Dilip Kumar who shared the picture of both of them at his Twitter handle late yesterday (Monday). The picture is captioned @iamsrk came to visit Saab at home today. –FF The photograph was captured last night when the Raees actor…

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Shah Rukh Khan dips into water to say Thank You; video goes viral

MUMBAI: Having reached a landmark of 33 million on micro-blogging website, Bollywood’s King Khan, Shah Rukh Khna thanked his followers while standing in the swimming pool. He dips into water and utters his most famous filmy line. Sporting smile, happy SRK shared a one-minute video with ‘special message of thanks’ to his followers. Standing in…

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As MQM engages in infighting, Twitterati gear up

KARACHI: MQM-Pakistan chief Farooq Sattar and Rabita Committee members were caught in a deadlock over the issuance of Senate election ticket to Kamran Tessori. Various rounds of talks have been held but no consensus could be reached between the two sides. Today, both the sides have submitted nomination papers of their respective candidates. Amid all…

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Twitter gets on fire after Salman Khan says ‘found a girl’

MUMBAI: The fans of Bollywood superstar Salman Khan have burst into euphoric frenzy after he said on Twitter that he found a girl. 52-year-old Salman Khan cracks marriage jokes that go viral. But, this time round, he took recourse to micro-blogging website on Tuesday and said something that sent the Twitter users re-tweeting his in…

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Imran Khan criticizes Nawaz Sharif’s notion of democracy

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan once again lashed at former prime minister and current Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif in a series of statements on his Twitter account. In a series of tweets on Sunday, Khan tweeted that Sharif’s idea of democracy and a prime minister heading a government is where…

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BBC journalist ordered to leave Indonesia’s Papua over tweets

JAKARTA: A BBC journalist on a reporting trip to cover a health and malnutrition crisis in Indonesia’s easternmost area of Papua was forced to leave the province after the country’s military said tweets she sent on her trip had “hurt soldiers’ feelings”, reported Reuters. Papua is one of Indonesia’s poorest areas and President Joko Widodo…

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Bilawal felicitates Aseefa on her birthday

KARACHI: Chairman of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari felicitated his sister Aseefa Bhutto Zardari on her birthday. He extended birthday greetings to his sister on social media website Twitter. The PPP chief tweeted a photo tweet  of the Bhutto children with their mother Benazir Bhutto with caption reading: “Happy birthday to my baby…

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Amitabh threatens to quit Twitter – is SRK the reason?

NEWS DESK: Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan is one of the most active Twitter users India has. He has more than 30 million followers and was among the most followed Indians on Twitter around the globe. On January 31, Big B posted a cryptic tweet where he spoke about leaving Twitter. The megastar tweeted, “T 2599…

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Amitabh upset with Twitter, may quit micro-blogging site

Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan has been dethroned by Shah Rukh Khan as the most followed person from the world of Indian showbiz. However, if accusations from the actor are to be believed, this came about as a result of Twitter reducing his number of followers. T 2599 – TWITTER ..!!!?? you reduced my number of…

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SAMAA poll: 35% respondents can’t differentiate between real and fake news

After Dr Shahid Masood’s allegations were declared to be false by the State Bank of Pakistan and the Punjab government as the alleged bank accounts of suspect Imran Ali were not found at all, the debate focused on real and fake news.  Can the people really differentiate between real and fake news on social media…

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Bilawal felicitates Bakhtawar on her birthday

LAHORE: Chairman of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari felicitated his sister Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari on her birthday. He took to social media website Twitter to extend birthday greetings to his sister. “Happy birthday to @BakhtawarBZ . May you forever keep smiling,” Bilawal tweeted. Happy birthday to @BakhtawarBZ . May you forever keep smiling….

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Make an example out of Zainab’s suspected killer: Pakistani Twitterati

Police have arrested a suspect serial killer of at least nine girls in Kasur. Police said the man, Imran Ali, is the one who had killed seven-year-old girl, Zainab, and eight other minor girls after brutal rape in Kasur. This is Twitter users in Pakistan reacted to the arrest.

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Omar Shahid: Police should not go to their jobs worried about consequences

NEWS DESK: Omar Shahid Hamid, a writer and SSP District West, took to Twitter to voice his views about the entire Naqeebullah Mehsud episode. According to him, the police should not have to “go to their jobs worried about the consequences of their actions”. Naqeebullah Mehsud was a 27-year-old man hailing from Waziristan, who was…

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