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No, she’s not Indian army jawan guarding Rajasthan as claimed

An image of a woman in army uniform is being shared on social media claiming “She is the Indian army jawan guarding Rajasthan in this scorching heat. Jai Hind” It was shared by a twitter handle @bhai_rampal and it was shared and retweeted by many on Facebook too. राजस्थान के तपते रेगिस्तान में पहरा देती भारतीय जवान जय हिंद जय ...

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Belgavi youth committed suicide or was he killed by cow smugglers? Fact Check

A 19-year-old Belagavi (Belgaum) youth was found hanging at  the APMC Yard in Hire Bagewadi village in Belagavi on Sunday, May 26, just five days after he shared a video of News18 Kannada that said some truck being followed in the midnight had allegedly been smuggling cows. An active “Gaurakshak”, the youth shared photos of cows and a slogan that ...

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Modi in old photo of Kannada actor Rajkumar with Indira Gandhi? Fact Check

An old photo of Indira Gandhi with Kannada actor Raj Kumar in black and white is going viral on social media showing a young Narendra Modi as standing behind in the group photo. The image shared by some Congress and other AIMIM supporters on Facebook said:”Prime Minister Modi had been a Congress supporter. What do you say now, Bhakts? Here’s ...

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Did RBI make all Saturdays bank holidays? Fact check

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Currently, as per the guidelines issued by the regulatory central bank Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in August 2015, all banks will be closed on every second and fourth Saturday of the month. The decision came into effect from Sept. 1, 2015, but bank associations have long been clamouring for all Saturdays to be closed holidays for banks, similar to ...

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Did Google CEO Sundar Pichai cast his vote today? Fact Check

With Indian elections entering the second phase of voting on Thursday, April 18, 2019, a tweet was going viral coinciding with the voting taking place in Tamil Nadu, which is home to Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Google CEO sundar pichai caste his vote #Sarkar #OruViralPuratchi — SARKAR ASHOK (@ashok_nanban) April 18, 2019 It was tweeted by one Sarkar Ashok under ...

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Congress photo on Rahul Gandhi rally in Nagpur: Fact check

The Twitter handle of Indian Youth Congress has shared four images of Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s rally held in Nagpur on April 4, 2019 showing huge crowds as audience to his meeting. The Twitter images with had a caption that read: “The enormous wave of love and support for Congress President Shri @RahulGandhi from every corner of India is testament ...

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Did Shah Rukh Khan donate Rs. 45 crore to Pakistan? Fact check

Amid Pulwama attacks on Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans, killing 45, fake news have kicked off several other controversies. Among them, a clip showing Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan donating Rs 45 crore to the gas tragedy victims while ignoring our own jawans has re-surfaced taking many people by surprise. Shared anew when the Pulwama attacks are overshadowing everything ...

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Fake Bengali video goes viral, wrongly cited by Hindu group

A recent video is widely being circulated among the users on WhatsApp and Facebook, showcasing violent clashes among two Muslim groups. The caption to the video in Twitter warns that not voting for BJP in 2019 elections would put them in a similar situation in the future as shown in the video, which was described as an “example of the ...

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Is vaccine shortage behind delay in nation-wide Pulse Polio programme?

Just 10 days before the country was to take up the pulse polio drive, a news started appearing in news domain that there is a shortage of polio vaccine and the National Immunization Day scheduled for February 3 may be postponed. Online news publication “The Print” published a story on Thursday with a headline that read, “India doesn’t have polio ...

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