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Tricolour on iconic monuments worldwide on R-Day? What’s the fact?

Come Republic Day, images showing the Indian tricolour illuminated on world-famous iconic buildings go viral. These fake images do the rounds every Republic Day since 2015. This year too similar images have gone viral on social media. In 2017, UAE’s iconic building Burj Khalifa donned the Indian tricolour — saffron, white and green, with the song Jai Ho from the ...

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BJP Rajasthan uses Poland highway picture for planned Bikaner highway

When it comes to highways and good roads, BJP state wings allegedly takes any good picture available on the Internet and uses it on their posters to claim good governance without mentioning that they are representational and not real site pictures. Here’s one such picture shared by BJP MP Madan Lal Saini from Rajasthan last week: It was used when ...

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Is polio vaccine shortage a fake news?

Just 10 days before the country was to take up the pulse polio drive, fake news started appearing that there is a shortage of polio vaccine and the National Immunization Day scheduled for February 3 will be postponed. While the message was slowly gaining readership on social media, online news publication “The Print” published a story on Thursday headlined, “India ...

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Warangal mockdrill hits headlines as terror attack; Here’s the truth

Just after the state assembly elections, the Telangana Police wanted to test its elite commandos team OCTOPUS’ (Organisation for Counter Terrorist Operations) skills and conducted a mock drill in a temple complex and at a hospital on January 11 and 12, respectively. But the video of the drill was used by some miscreants to spread false news on social media ...

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One helipad for PM means cutting 1000 trees? What’s the truth?

A PTI report quoting local Divisional Forest Officer said several trees were removed without obtaining permission for a helipad at Bolangir in Odisha and an enquiry was ordered. PTI later removed the story. The helipad was being constructed for the upcoming visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Soon, ABP News TV channel telecast the news claiming that the helipad at Bolangir ...

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BJP’s 5-Year Challenge faces flak over wrong images

Recently, BJP’s regional heads and state wings have been posting a spree of image-based messages on Twitter and Facebook  showcasing their achievements in the last five years under the series “5 Year Challenge”. But unknowingly BJP Chhattisgarh and BJP’s Karnataka Twitter images are misleading or wrong and used to show the positive side of the development. Here is our #5YearChallenge. Western ...

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Did Hyderabad Police ban kite flying? No, truth is different!

When PTI puts out a story, it means hundreds of replications in several publications that usually publish its feed automatically without editing. Similarly, a story was put out by the news agency on January 11 and 12 on the eve of the Sankranti festival in Hyderabad, which also coincides with the city’s popular sport of kite flying from the rooftops ...

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Fake claims linking Jagan’s sister with Prabhas resurface

Social media has revived the old fakenews which had originally taunted YSR Congress Party leader Jaganmohan Reddy’s sister Sharmila allegedly having ‘links’ with Telugu actor Prabhas. Then confined to Telugu film industry, Prabhas who went on to gain national fame as the lead actor of Bahubali, had denied such rumours in 2014. Here’s an old video of 2014 that has ...

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