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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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Tricolour on iconic monuments worldwide on R-Day? What’s the fact?

Come Republic Day, images showing the Indian tricolour illuminated on world-famous iconic buildings go viral. These fake images do the rounds every Republic Day since 2015. This year too similar images have gone viral on social media. In 2017, UAE’s iconic building Burj Khalifa donned the Indian tricolour — saffron, white and green, with the song Jai Ho from the ...

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Is polio vaccine shortage a fake news?

Just 10 days before the country was to take up the pulse polio drive, fake news started appearing that there is a shortage of polio vaccine and the National Immunization Day scheduled for February 3 will be postponed. While the message was slowly gaining readership on social media, online news publication “The Print” published a story on Thursday headlined, “India ...

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Warangal mockdrill hits headlines as terror attack; Here’s the truth

Just after the state assembly elections, the Telangana Police wanted to test its elite commandos team OCTOPUS’ (Organisation for Counter Terrorist Operations) skills and conducted a mock drill in a temple complex and at a hospital on January 11 and 12, respectively. But the video of the drill was used by some miscreants to spread false news on social media ...

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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 the 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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Did Alok Verma help Mallya flee? What’s the fact?

Dear @vineetjaintimes facts matter Alok Verma became CBI Director a year after Mallaya fled. Sad when a paper of record prints motivated lies. pic.twitter.com/0l9haZFJyb — Swati Chaturvedi (@bainjal) January 12, 2019 The Times of India in its coverage of CBI director Alok Verma’s sacking by the government on Jan. 10, 2019, covered the cases handled by Verma in detail, but ...

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Sabarimala devotee died of heart attack, says CM but post mortem report differs

Following the entry of Kanakadurga and Bindu, two women under the age of 50 in the Sabarimala shrine, Kerala has been witnessing a riot-like situation with protests, rallies and agitations carried out everywhere in the state. On January 2, 2018, CPI(M) workers pelted stones at an Ayyappa Seva Samithi rally and many people got injured. Chandran Unnithan, a 55-year-old man ...

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