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Did NDTV fall for this magic number of 1.25 crore or 1250 crore houses?

What NDTV started as a minor mistake of replacing a dot in a figure, turned things turtle. It all began with NDTV tweeting Narendra Modi’s statement about the number of houses built by the government so far. Attributing the fact to PM, the NDTV tweeted: “Over 1250 crore houses have been set up. People have celebrated Diwali in their new homes. ...

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Did Naseeruddin Shah ever say ‘India is a dangerous and pathetic country’?

Just a few days after making sensitive comments about Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli, acclaimed actor Naseeruddin Shah has once again triggered another controversy for his alleged comments against the living conditions in India. It all began after a news article published in Dainik Bharat claiming that Naseeruddin has called India a “pathetic and dangerous” country to live in. ...

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Fake video of woman searching for lost husband on Facebook goes viral

A video that shows a woman, with her infant child pleading the public to search for her lost husband has recently gone viral on social media platforms like Facebook. In the video, the woman says that her husband has left her after making her pregnant, and stories based on this video got published in many online news portals. “I am ...

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Has Bengaluru’s Namma Metro Pillar 155 really got twisted? What’s the truth?

Take a look at this pic pls.. pic.twitter.com/VALwWvziI5 — Harsha BM (@Harshagautam) December 12, 2018 On Thursday, December 13, Bengaluru was choc-a-block with vehicles and many were taken aback at the unusual traffic overflow on the roads. Later, on WhatsApp a message started making rounds that Bengaluru’s Namma Metro Pillar 155 at Trinity circle was damaged and the Metro services had been stopped ...

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Did Yogi Adityanath ever claim himself as God? What is the reality?

A few weeks ago, a Facebook page named ‘Amethi Rae Bareli ki Kahani’ shared a video that shows Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath claiming that he is actually a God. The video uploaded by the Facebook page soon went viral, and it has already racked up more than 96,000 views and 5,878 shares as of now. Many people who ...

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Fact-check: Rajiv Gandhi was not PM when he was killed

The Congress Party has made a video on the occasion of its leader and mentor Sonia Gandhi’s birthday on December 9. It was widely shared on Facebook by the party’s Social media head Divya Spandana or Ramya, as she is popularly known among Kannadigas. However, the video missed a crucial fact when a screen-shot declared:”Soon after in 1991, India again ...

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