Author Archives: Arun Nag

Video of brawl goes viral claiming Ajay Devgn thrashed in Delhi for support to farm laws; Fact Check

A video is being shared on social media about a brawl which the caption claims was that of farmers thrashing Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn for his support to farm laws. पंजाब में भाजपा विधायक के साथ हाथापाई के बाद आज दिल्ली में एक्टर #अजयदेवगन के साथ जमकर हुई मारपीट! ऐसा दावा फेसबुक पर एक व्यक्ति ने इस वीडियो को शेयर ...

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No, Saayoni Ghosh was not running away from party workers in campaign; Fact Check

As the West Bengal Assembly election campaign is going on, some videos on social media appeared with claims that Trinamool Congress (TMC) candidate Saayoni Ghosh was allegedly “harassed by her own party members” in Asansol and that she was forced to run. Several media outlets such as Opindia published news claiming the same on 22 March, with a headline: “Bengal: ...

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Old videos resurface claiming lockdown imposed in AP and UP; Fact Check

With the Covid-19 cases surging again in the country, a video has been making rounds with the Telangana Chief Minister K. Chadrasekhara Rao announcing closure of educational institutions in the state. The video in Telugu is being shared in WhatsApp among the groups, especially in Telangana. At the same time, another video of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanand in ...

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Uttarakhand CM’s daughter seen in ripped jeans? Fact Check

Following controversial remarks made by new Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat, a picture has surfaced on social media, especially on Twitter and WhatsApp showing him with his teenaged daughter. The image carried Rawat’s criticism of ripped jeans. Below that showing the picture of his daughter Lokanksha Rawat, but wearing short jeans. The picture appeared in many websites earlier. The ...

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Video of boy being beaten mercilessly in madrasa goes viral with wrong claim; Fact Check

A video of a madrasa teacher has been going viral on WhatsApp and other social media platforms bringing many parents to tears as it shows how a minor boy was being beaten up mercilessly. It has elicited outrage on social media alike. मदरसा | मौलवी | हिंदुस्तान? pic.twitter.com/YKddJYx9US — #SurgicalStrike 2.0 (@SurgicalWay) March 12, 2021 However, the Twitter claim with ...

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Queen’s billboard thanking PM Modi for Covid Vaccine goes viral; Fact Check

India has been shipping the Covid-19 vaccines across the world, including major powers such as Canada and the United Kingdom as informed by External Affairs Minister Dr S. Jaishankar. A billboard in this connection appeared in Toronto, Canada recently though the company which had put it up removed later. As thank you note from the heads of recipient states has ...

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Top 4 Covid-19 vaccines are Chinese-made, claims viral post; Fact Check

A claim has been making rounds in social media stating that the Chinese vaccines ranked as top four of the ten global vaccines developed for Covid-19. The claim cited news articles published in October 2020 in US newspaper The New York Times and German broadcaster Deutsche Welle to support their claim that these publications have endorsed the ranking of top ...

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Fact Check: Old video reused to claim police lathicharge amid new lockdown in Maharashtra

As the Maharashtra state government has issued new rules amid growing Covid-19 cases in the state bringing back restrictions on religious, social and political gatherings, some social media posts have started circulating with a claim that policemen are using lathis to hit people who are violating norms. The state government of Maharashtra on February 22 imposed strict rules again including ...

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