BUSINESS

Should we not buy China toys during Holi due to coronavirus? Fact check

As the festival of colours, Holi falls on March 10 this year, a claim is going viral on social media that Chinese toys imported for the festival should be avoided since they will be infected with the novel coronavirus.  Here’s a Facebook message that appeared on February 16 along with a copy of Indian Ministry of Health advisory on preventing ...

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Tata Group not to recruit JNU students? Fact Check

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Amid clashes with outsiders entering and thrashing JNU students, a viral post on social media claimed that Tata Group, one of the biggest business conglomerates in India, has decided not to recruit JNU students for employment. Jawaharlal Nehru University is known for its cream of talent ranging from top scientists, bureaucrats and even Union cabinet ministers in the current government. ...

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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 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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Adani exports power to Pakistan? Fake Twitter message shared by many

What has started on social media as suggestion to India’s business companies to refrain from doing business with Pakistan in view of the Pulwama massacre of CRPF jawans too too many twists and turns. One such tweet by AAP activist Preeti Sharma Menon @PreetiSMenon said: “It took the sacrifice of 42 jawans for @narendramodi to remove #MFN status from Pakistan. ...

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Did Kapil Sibal seek UK courts to postpone Mallya’s extradition?

  Kapil Sibal waiting Outside Supreme Court to urge the SC to Postpone #MallyaExtradition till after 2019 Lok Sabha polls, citing “huge political ramifications”#VijayMallya #ModiGetsMallya #mallyacomingback pic.twitter.com/hpj4u7B25f — President of Dracula’s (@PresidentDrMK) February 4, 2019 A surprising claim about Kapil Sibal went viral on social media on Thursday claiming that the Congress leader, who is also a lawyer, was representing Vijay ...

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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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BJP’s 5-Year Challenge faces flak over wrong images

Recently, BJP’s regional heads and state wings have been posting a spree of image-based messages on Twitter and Facebook  showcasing their achievements in the last five years under the series “5 Year Challenge”. But unknowingly BJP Chhattisgarh and BJP’s Karnataka Twitter images are misleading or wrong and used to show the positive side of the development. Here is our #5YearChallenge. Western ...

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Did NDTV fall for this magic number of 1.25 crore or 1250 crore houses?

What NDTV started as a minor mistake of replacing a dot in a figure, turned things turtle. It all began with NDTV tweeting Narendra Modi’s statement about the number of houses built by the government so far. Attributing the fact to PM, the NDTV tweeted: “Over 1250 crore houses have been set up. People have celebrated Diwali in their new homes. ...

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