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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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Fact-check: Rajiv Gandhi was not PM when he was killed

The Congress Party has made a video on the occasion of its leader and mentor Sonia Gandhi’s birthday on December 9. It was widely shared on Facebook by the party’s Social media head Divya Spandana or Ramya, as she is popularly known among Kannadigas. See the video here: The video claims several sacrifices made by Congress leaders and mentions Indira ...

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Pakistani singer Atif Aslam singing at Salman Khan’s Kashipur event? Fact check

A concert organisers of Salman Khan’s show scheduled for Sunday evening in Uttarakhand claimed that Pakistani singer Atif Aslam would also be one of the participants. Salman Khan’s non-profit organisation ‘Being Human’ is well-known but the scheduled event to be held at Ramleela Grounds in Kashipur, Uttarakhand has presented Pakistani singer Atif Aslam as one of the singers at the show ...

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