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Is Yogendra Yadav’s original name Salim? Fact check

Yogendra Yadav

BJP IT cell chief Amit Malviya recently tweeted inserting a video that claims Yogendra Yadav of Swaraj India party was named Salim originally and sought votes using the name. He claimed, “I usually don’t carry TV debates to social media but making an exception to expose Yogendra Yadav’s Janus face.” Here’s the video shared by Malaviya in which Yadav was ...

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Debunked Lingayat fake letter to Sonia Gandhi resurfaces in Karnataka

In Karnataka, fake religious letters have become common before every elections and one such letter debunked last year by fact checkers has again popped up blaming Congress leader Sonia Gandhi. The letter allegedly written by Karnataka Congress leader MB Patil to Sonia Gandhi way back in July 2017 has made it to Twitter this year by the Karnataka unit of ...

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Kerala IUML flags mistaken for Pakistani flags? Fact check

Muslim League flags all over Wayanad. 2)Dilution of AFSPA promised in Kashmir, to please jihadis and kill our jawans. 3)Seditions act being removed to help traitors. *Tukde tukde scums * Their agenda seems to be to weaken India. Rahul Gandhi for you!! #2019LokSabhaElections pic.twitter.com/86BZuCh66j — Koena Mitra (@koenamitra) April 4, 2019 On the eve of Rahul Gandhi’s rally in Wayanad ...

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Jignesh, JNU brigade assaulted in Begusarai? Fact check

In Begusarai Lok Sabha constituency of Bihar, former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar is contesting from the Communist Party of India (CPI) ticket and many former JNU students and Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani too were campaigning aggressively. However, the local caste politics have started surfacing and claimed that Mevani and his JNU brigade was assaulted by local people while campaigning in ...

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Did pro-Modi chanting disrupt Rahul Gandhi’s Ujjain rally recently? Fact check

The above video on Facebook has gone viral depicting that a rally by Rahul Gandhi in Ujjain last week has been interrupted by slogan-shouting mob who repeatedly said, “Modi”,”Modi”. It was uploaded by one Rajiv Mittal and the 12-second video ends abruptly after Rahul Gandhi says that they should be allowed to raise slogans. The comment says that Rahul Gandhi’s ...

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Disappeared JNU student Najeeb joined ISIS? False photo making rounds

When BJP took up prefixing “Chowkidar” to all its members on Twitter, Fatima Nafis, mother of the mysteriously disappeared JNU student Najeeb, has asked them where her son is? Here’s the tweet by her: If you are a chowkidar then tell me where is my son Najeeb ? Why Abvp goons not arrested ? Why three toped agencies failed to ...

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Did Rahul Gandhi insult North Indian women? Fact Check

Some right-wing social media users have posted a viral video of 20 seconds long to claim that Congress president Rahul Gandhi has insulted North Indian women in comparison with South Indian women. “In this respect, South India is much better than North India. If you go to Uttar Pradesh or Bihar, you will be shocked to see at the treatment ...

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Indian Navy submarine chased away, claims Pakistan; Fact Check

Amid border tensions, Pakistan claimed that its navy detected an Indian Navy submarine trying to enter its territorial waters and that it successfully thwarted the attempt. A video of the Indian submarine entering Pakistani waters was released by the Pakistan Navy and the news has gone viral on social media and was picked up by Pakistani TV channels. The Pakistan ...

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Did Facebook launch a new balloon feature for Abhinandan? Fact Check

The buzz on social media is that Facebook has started a new feature on the eve of IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s return to India. It says the new feature on Facebook shows balloons busting on screen if you type Abhinandan in Hindi and click on it. Similar to the interactive features on many Google Doodle images, many were not surprised ...

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