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PM’s mother Hiraben showing anti-Modi message? Fact Check

Thank you Hiraben Modi@kunalkamra88#AyegaTohModiHi😂😂😂……kaise ?#MyVoteforCongress #GujaratElections2019 pic.twitter.com/Bd0dkHR9Wb — Mere Achhe Din Ayenge (@VotHardVotHard) April 23, 2019   Amid elections to the Lok Sabha, here’s a political message used with PM Narendra Modi’s mother holding a paper that read “Don’t vote for Modi”. The message with the image shows “Thank you Hiraben Modi”. Hiraben is Modi’s mother. At the very look, ...

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Did Google CEO Sundar Pichai cast his vote today? Fact Check

With Indian elections entering the second phase of voting on Thursday, April 18, 2019, a tweet was going viral coinciding with the voting taking place in Tamil Nadu, which is home to Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Google CEO sundar pichai caste his vote #Sarkar #OruViralPuratchi — SARKAR ASHOK (@ashok_nanban) April 18, 2019 It was tweeted by one Sarkar Ashok under ...

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Disappeared JNU student Najeeb joined ISIS? False photo making rounds

When BJP took up prefixing “Chowkidar” to all its members on Twitter, Fatima Nafis, mother of the mysteriously disappeared JNU student Najeeb, has asked them where her son is? Here’s the tweet by her: If you are a chowkidar then tell me where is my son Najeeb ? Why Abvp goons not arrested ? Why three toped agencies failed to ...

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Indian Navy submarine chased away, claims Pakistan; Fact Check

Amid border tensions, Pakistan claimed that its navy detected an Indian Navy submarine trying to enter its territorial waters and that it successfully thwarted the attempt. A video of the Indian submarine entering Pakistani waters was released by the Pakistan Navy and the news has gone viral on social media and was picked up by Pakistani TV channels. The Pakistan ...

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Did Facebook launch a new balloon feature for Abhinandan? Fact Check

The buzz on social media is that Facebook has started a new feature on the eve of IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s return to India. It says the new feature on Facebook shows balloons busting on screen if you type Abhinandan in Hindi and click on it. Similar to the interactive features on many Google Doodle images, many were not surprised ...

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Fake video of Abhinandan dancing with Pak Army goes viral: Fact Check

As Indian pilot Abhinandan Varthaman returned to India safely on Friday, (March 1, 2019) night, some videos, mostly on Twitter handles from Pakistan, have been making rounds. See them here: Indian Pilot Abhinandan Dancing & Having Good Time With Pakistani Army. Something To Be Cherished In These Hard Times When War Mongering And Hatred Is On Rise. @sajadlone @OmarAbdullah #indiapakistantensions ...

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Indian Air Marshal sacked? No, fake news goes viral as he retires in normal course

Amid border tension over the capture of Indian Air Force pilot Abhinandan Varthaman by Pakistan, a news story on website The News said that the Indian government has removed a senior air force officer reportedly after Pakistan’s “successful strikes and capturing of a pilot” on February 27. See the screengrab here: Soon, it went viral on social media, especially from ...

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Fake MIG crash images fill social media amid tense India-Pakistan border

As the flare up between India and Pakistan entered the second-day on Wednesday,( February 27, 2019), Pakistan Air Force claimed that it entered Indian space and downed two aircraft. The social media,  especially from the Pakistan-based handles, went on posting images to prove that the crash of MIG aircraft happened this morning, one within their border and the other on ...

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