Author Archives: Sridevi P

Did Rahul Gandhi win with record majority in Wayanad? Fact Check

In the Lok Sabha elections concluded recently, Congress President Rajiv Gandhi contested from Wayanad in Kerala, though he lost in Amethi constituency in Uttar Pradesh. Social media was abuzz on the day of results on May 23 with some tweets claiming that the Congress president had won in Kerala with a record 8,54,297 votes, highest of all the 542 constituencies ...

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One helipad for PM means cutting 1000 trees? What’s the truth?

A PTI report quoting local Divisional Forest Officer said several trees were removed without obtaining permission for a helipad at Bolangir in Odisha and an enquiry was ordered. PTI later removed the story. The helipad was being constructed for the upcoming visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Soon, ABP News TV channel telecast a news claiming that the helipad at Bolangir ...

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Did Hyderabad Police ban kite flying? No, truth is different!

When PTI puts out a story, it means hundreds of replications in several publications that usually publish its feed automatically without editing. Similarly, a story was put out by the news agency on January 11 and 12 on the eve of the Sankranti festival in Hyderabad, which also coincides with the city’s popular sport of kite flying from the rooftops ...

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Fake claims linking Jagan’s sister with Prabhas resurface

Social media has revived the old fakenews which had originally taunted YSR Congress Party leader Jaganmohan Reddy’s sister Sharmila allegedly having ‘links’ with Telugu actor Prabhas. Then confined to Telugu film industry, Prabhas who went on to gain national fame as the lead actor of Bahubali, had denied such rumours in 2014. Here’s an old video of 2014 that has ...

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