Are Hindu marriages not legal in Pakistan? Fact Check


A video of spiritual guru Jaggi Vasudev has been making rounds in which he claimed in the context of garnering support for Citizenship (Amendment) Act. The video was shared among others by many celebrities. Sadhguru is a well-known guru and founder of Isha Foundation near Coimbatore and his lectures on Hindu philosophy are famous even outside India.  He has millions ...

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Rs.2000 note banned from Dec 31? Fact check?

2000 note ban

Ever since the demonetisation in September 2016 and introduction of new Rs.2,000 note, rumours have been around that the new note will also be faced like the older version of Rs.1,000. Similarly, a message on WhatsApp and Facebook started circulating that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is withdrawing the Rs.2000 note from December 31, 2019. The message also claimed ...

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Will Putin, Modi visit Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu? Fact check

Putin and modi

Ahead of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit, it was reported in Hindustan Times and other websites that he will visit Jallikattu or Bull Race in Tamil Nadu along with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Jallikattu is a part of the Pongal festival where a bull is let loose on a group of people. The crowd then tries to take control ...

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Assam CM Sonowal himself has 6 children? Fact Check

Recently, the Assam government announced that with effect from January 1, 2021, persons with more than two children will not be eligible for government jobs. But an anchor on NDTV stated that the Chief Minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal himself has six children. The anchor stated, “The policy will come into effect from January 1, 2021. The interesting bit in this is that ...

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Video on IAF Balakot airstrikes broadcast on TV channels ‘promotional’ footage? Fact Check

Indian Air Force conducted Balakot airstrikes in February this year in the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack. However, on October 4, the Indian Air Force (IAF) released a promotional video on Balakot airstrike which was broadcast widely on several TV channels and Republic TV played the footage as “IAF’s Balakot proof”. Zee TV followed the suit. बालाकोट में एयर ...

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Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act 2019 penalties turn people violent? Fact Check

The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act 2019 has imposed steep penalties for traffic violations and turned controversial ever since it came into effect from September 1, 2019. Social media is abuzz with many videos circulating as people’s reaction to traffic policemen who are on a spree of imposing huge penalty for any violation of traffic rules. One such video is here: ...

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Andhra’s Tirumala temple devotees manhandled by Christian police? Fact check

A video showing Andhra Pradesh police beating devotees at the famous Tirumala temple in Tirupati has gone viral on Twitter and Facebook. The video, shared on Facebook, reached more than 10,000 and it was put out by a Facebook page of ‘Resurging Dharma’ with the claim that “Non #Hindu security personal manhandling Hindu devotees at #Tirumala, Save Tirumala. remove all ...

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Did PM appeal not to buy Chinese crackers this Diwali? Fact check

Apt for its timing, a letter claimed to have been written by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is doing the rounds on social media urging citizens to buy only Made in India crackers for this Diwali. See the message below that has been widely shared on Twitter and Facebook: The text in image has no alignment, line space raising doubts if ...

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