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Did a police officer shoot a couple in broad daylight? Fact Check

An alleged video of a police officer shooting a couple in daylight is going viral on social media. The video has been shared multiple times on all social media platforms. Digiteye India team also received the video for fact-checking on its WhatsApp helpline number. The video shows a young man arguing with a police officer. Matters escalate and the officer ...

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Morphed image of Narendra Modi and Amit Shah wearing kufi going viral 

An image of Narendra Modi and Amit Shah wearing white Muslim prayer caps has gone viral. The image shows them in white clothes wearing kufi. DigitEye India also received the image for fact-checking. The image is accompanied by a caption in Hindi which loosely translates to “What made you wear the cap? Is this the craze to win a rule ...

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Video of brawl goes viral claiming Ajay Devgn thrashed in Delhi for support to farm laws; Fact Check

A video is being shared on social media about a brawl which the caption claims was that of farmers thrashing Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn for his support to farm laws. पंजाब में भाजपा विधायक के साथ हाथापाई के बाद आज दिल्ली में एक्टर #अजयदेवगन के साथ जमकर हुई मारपीट! ऐसा दावा फेसबुक पर एक व्यक्ति ने इस वीडियो को शेयर ...

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Uttarakhand CM’s daughter seen in ripped jeans? Fact Check

Following controversial remarks made by new Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat, a picture has surfaced on social media, especially on Twitter and WhatsApp showing him with his teenaged daughter. The image carried Rawat’s criticism of ripped jeans. Below that showing the picture of his daughter Lokanksha Rawat, but wearing short jeans. The picture appeared in many websites earlier. The ...

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Video of boy being beaten mercilessly in madrasa goes viral with wrong claim; Fact Check

A video of a madrasa teacher has been going viral on WhatsApp and other social media platforms bringing many parents to tears as it shows how a minor boy was being beaten up mercilessly. It has elicited outrage on social media alike. मदरसा | मौलवी | हिंदुस्तान? pic.twitter.com/YKddJYx9US — #SurgicalStrike 2.0 (@SurgicalWay) March 12, 2021 However, the Twitter claim with ...

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Fact Check: Patanjali’s Covid medicine Coronil was not approved by WHO, here’s the truth

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Social media, especially the Twitter is abuzz on Sunday with congratulations pouring in for Patanjali business group known for Ayurvedic medicine among others. The tweet stated that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has certified Patanjali’s ‘Coronil’ as medicine for the coronavirus. The claims in question can be seen below. It states: “Patanjali has made history in the field of Ayurveda ...

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Fact Check: Old video of Nepal shared as Chamoli glacier bust

A video of massive snow rock falling down from a mountain with a claim that it was after the glacier bust in Chamoli, Uttarakhand is going viral ever since the tragic glacier burst on Feb. 7, 2021. The caption in Hindi said, “Video of glacier breaking off in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli” and the sound of onlookers yelling with fear is also ...

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Fact Check: No, 200 Delhi policemen did not resign as claimed

A message on Twitter and Facebook started claiming on Saturday, Jan 30, 2021 that 200 policemen in Delhi have tendered mass resignation in support of protesting farmers, soon after the reported clashes between farmers and police on Republic Day. Farmers’ agitation has been going on along Delhi’s borders for over two months demanding repeal of three contentious farm laws. The ...

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