Author Archives: Arun Nag

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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Re-interpreting history to demean Nehru family tree? Fact check

The following image put out by @BJPalindia that vows to reinvent a strategy to save Narendra Modi from Rahul Gandhi. It has brought forward the so-called defeat in the hands of Gandhi-Nehru family members by historic figures in the past and vouches to save Modi from them now. See the picture here: https://www.facebook.com/Bjpalindia/posts/1780293278705962 It reads: “Because of Nehru, Sardar had lost ...

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BJP not top advertiser but top brand in TV ads

Quoting a BARC report, major news publishers including the Economic Times had published that BJP is the top TV advertiser. Here’s the news item:   But the truth is, as per the BARC list for top 10 brands, BJP is on top of the list with 22,099 insertions, just behind the tenth top advertiser Marico Ltd. that had put out 22,195 ...

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Clipped video shows Kanhaiya Kumar speaking as a Muslim himself, what’s the truth?

A clip showing former JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar speaking as if he is a Muslim, despite the fact that everybody knows that he is a known Communist Party of India member. Here’s the clipped video circulated by BJP India on its Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/deshdkapoor/videos/740463559646700/ Seeing the video, people tend to believe that Kanhaiya Kumar was speaking as if he ...

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Truth given Fake News cover up, Chandrababu Naidu trolled for it

The ‘Statue of Unity’, inaugurated by Indian PM Narendra Modi on Oct.31 marking the Unity Day in India has led to controversy and authorities have removed the plaque showing wrong Tamil translation and also missing many Indian languages, including Telugu. However, it was effectively painted as a fake news later, blaming those who raised questions over it. Reverse image search ...

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Fake Image attributing a quote to Indira Gandhi making rounds

After the recent controversy over the unveiling of the world’s tallest statue for Sardar Vallabhai Patel at Rs.3,000 crore on the occasion of his birth anniversary that also coincided with the death anniversary of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. While tributes to Indira Gandhi were all over the media, here’s one message that popped up from the usual suspects whom ...

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Did Kapil Sibal ever say he won’t allow Ram Mandir in his lifetime?

The issue of Ram mandir has again taken centre-stage in Indian politics and fake news attributed to secular parties are making rounds. One such quote over the latest controversy on Ram Mandir was attributed by a right wing group to Congress leader Kapil Sibal, as if he was saying, “I will not allow building Ram Mandir in my life span.” ...

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Congress leader uses AP ambulances’ photo to ridicule UP CM Yogi Adityanath

Congress leader Digvijaya Singh was under social media wrath when he tweeted a picture of old or discarded ambulances from Andhra Pradesh, to be precise, in Vijayawada and criticised Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath saying that they were lying unused in UP due to his policies. A Google Reverse Image search shows that the picture was actually published in ...

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