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Upcoming Noida International Airport not Asia’s largest as claimed; Fact Check

The upcoming Noida International Airport was coined as Asia’s “biggest” airport by several Union ministers when PM Narendra Modi inaugurated it on November 25, 2021. In all the images, the model of an upcoming airport was widely used without any accreditation. Union Minister of Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia told media that the upcoming airport in Jewar, Uttar Pradesh, will be ...

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Video on bananas containing Helicobacter worm is false; Fact Check

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An alarming video is going viral on WhatsApp claiming that around 500 tonnes of Somali banana that had arrived in the markets, contain a worm called Helicobacter. It stated: “Hello friends and people please spread this video as much as possible. Recently, 500 tons of bananas from Somalia arrived in the markets, which contain a worm called Helicobacter that releases ...

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Sri Lankan singer Yohani de Silva appointed cultural ambassador by Indian High Commission? Fact Check

A viral social media message claimed that the popular Sri Lankan singer, Yohani De Silva, has been appointed the cultural ambassador by the Indian High Commission in Colombo. Yohani became popular after the number “Manike Mage Hithe” hit more than 130 million views on YouTube. Yohani has now become the Cultural Ambassador of the two countries 🔥❤️ congratulations❤️🇱🇰 pic.twitter.com/R31dnWrSlb — ...

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Assam Congress leader Amjat Ali arrested for smuggling arms in Apple Box? Fact Check

Some viral images have surfaced on social media showing ammunition in an apple bag with a claim that a Congress leader of Assam was smuggling them and plotting an attack on Hindus in Assam. #कोंग्रेस_आतंकियों_के_साथ☹️ असम का कोंग्रेसी नेता #अमजत_अली सेब की पेटी में हथियार और गोलियों के साथ हिरासत में लिया गया। हिंदुओ से भाईचारा निभाने का प्लान था ...

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Janmashtami celebrated in Kashmir in 2021, first time after 32 years: Fact Check

On August 30, 2021 when the country was celebrating Janmashtami, social media was abuzz with a visual of celebrations at Srinagar’s Lal Chowk in Kashmir. However, several  Hindu organisations and activists tweeted the visual with a claim that after 32 years, the Janmashtami is being celebrated in Srinagar and thanked PM Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah. Shri Krishna ...

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