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Video shows Russian shelling sets afire harvesting grain in Ukraine; Fact Check

Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022, fears of food grain shortage and global food crisis have gripped many nations. Ukraine has often accused Russia of targeting agricultural fields. In this context, a video has gone viral recently on Twitter and WhatsApp claiming that it was showing how Russian shelling is destroying harvesting grain by Ukraine farmers. Here’s ...

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Video of Rakesh Jhunjhunwala dancing claims it was his last; Fact Check

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Indian bull Rakesh Jhunjhunwala passed away on August 14, 2022, after illness and cardiac arrest. On the occasion, a video claimed that it was his last video showing him dancing as life is uncertain despite huge wealth and money. See the Facebook video here: The video uploaded on twitter by one @Indiawanttoknow on August 15, 2021 had the caption that ...

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No, US has NOT passed a Bill recognising Hindu New Year; Fact Check

A viral post on Twitter has claimed the US has passed a bill recognising the Hindu New Year, without giving further details as to which calendar and which day. It was praised as a recognition of Sanatan Dharma by many. It said: “Big breaking, Bill Passed in the US in which Hindu New Year was recognized, Sanatan’s danka all over ...

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Video goes viral as school kids’ romance on Delhi streets; Fact check

A video showing two school girls and one boy doing romance on a street lane in Delhi. The video is being circulated on social media platforms, claiming that it was the real incident that happened in Delhi and the Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal was also tagged. The caption read: “दिल्ली की गलियों में स्कूल के बच्चे रासलीला करते हुए। Arvind ...

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Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh never gets rains? Wrong video goes viral; FACT CHECK

A message on Twitter is going viral showing a village called Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh as unique one with no rains throughout as it’s above the rain clouds. The claim has been supported with a video that shows clouds below. *अनोखा गांव* *ये है दुनिया का इकलौता ऐसा गांव जहां कभी बारिश नहीं होती क्योंकि यह गांव आसमान में बारिश ...

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Did Murmu tweet seeking to turn India into ‘Hindu’ nation? Fact Check

Ahead of Presidential elections with Droupadi Murmu set to win, a tweet purportedly from India’s newly-elected president declaring that she will turn India into a “Hindu nation” and take back part of Kashmir under Pakistan’s control started being shared on July 20, 2022 widely. Though it was a parody account as seen, many have fallen for it to be true ...

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Telangana Floods: Video clip of IAF helicopter rescuing stranded farmers; FACT CHECK

As Telangana is witnessing heavy floods, a video has been going viral claiming that it contains visuals of an Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopter rescuing flood victims. The caption reads: “Telangana: Several people in Somanpalli village stranded due to floods. Watch helicopter conducting airlift of stranded people in floods.” It was aired on India Ahead TV channel and shared on ...

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Old Haryana youth’s suicide claimed as Agnipath-triggered death by suicide; Fact Check

As India is witnessing youth outrage over the Central government’s new “Agnipath” scheme to recruit 46,000 aspirants into the ranks of the military and retire 75% of them four years later, several claims have been surfacing. #ModiMustResign #Agniveer Indian Army#अग्निवीर #ModiMustResign pic.twitter.com/Ci72bG30CH — JeetFixWriter (@JeetFixWriter) June 16, 2022 One such claim shows a paper clipping in Hindi that said an ...

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English Cricketer Moeen Ali not boycotting IPL, wrong tweet goes viral; Fact Check

A message on Twitter in the name of English cricketer Moeen Ali claims that he is boycotting IPL over former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma’s controversial statements against Prophet Muhammad. The viral tweet using the handle “@Moeen_Ali18” said: “If India does not apologize for its blasphemous statement, I will never go to India to play match again, I ...

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