GENERAL

Is vaccine shortage behind delay in nation-wide Pulse Polio programme?

Just 10 days before the country was to take up the pulse polio drive, a news started appearing in news domain that there is a shortage of polio vaccine and the National Immunization Day scheduled for February 3 may be postponed. Online news publication “The Print” published a story on Thursday with a headline that read, “India doesn’t have polio ...

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Warangal mockdrill hits headlines as terror attack; Here’s the truth

A video on Youtube was going viral on social media stating that there was a terrorist attack at the Tirumala-Tirupathi bypass road and that one person was killed and three were arrested. See the Youtube video headline: Here’s a twitter message that reiterated that one person died on spot while three others were arrested. See the message below: Near Tirumala ...

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Did Hyderabad Police ban kite flying? No, truth is different!

When PTI puts out a story, it means hundreds of replications in several publications that usually publish its feed automatically without editing. Similarly, a story was put out by the news agency on January 11 and 12 on the eve of the Sankranti festival in Hyderabad, which also coincides with the city’s popular sport of kite flying from the rooftops ...

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Did Alok Verma help Mallya flee? What’s the fact?

Dear @vineetjaintimes facts matter Alok Verma became CBI Director a year after Mallaya fled. Sad when a paper of record prints motivated lies. pic.twitter.com/0l9haZFJyb — Swati Chaturvedi (@bainjal) January 12, 2019 The Times of India in its coverage of CBI director Alok Verma’s sacking by the government on Jan. 10, 2019, covered the cases handled by Verma in detail, but ...

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Fake video of woman searching for lost husband on Facebook goes viral

A video that shows a woman, with her infant child pleading the public to search for her lost husband has recently gone viral on social media platforms like Facebook. In the video, the woman says that her husband has left her after making her pregnant, and stories based on this video got published in many online news portals. “I am ...

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Has Bengaluru’s Namma Metro Pillar 155 really got twisted? What’s the truth?

Take a look at this pic pls.. pic.twitter.com/VALwWvziI5 — Harsha BM (@Harshagautam) December 12, 2018 On Thursday, December 13, Bengaluru was choc-a-block with vehicles and many were taken aback at the unusual traffic overflow on the roads. Later, on WhatsApp a message started making rounds that Bengaluru’s Namma Metro Pillar 155 at Trinity circle was damaged and the Metro services had been stopped ...

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Did people worship tarred roads in Tripura barefoot? What is the truth?

A photograph featuring a tarred road where people stand barefoot as if they enter a temple is now the hottest debating point among political buffs in India. The image was shared widely by right-wing supporters, and they claimed that it is Narendra Modi’s governance which actually has brought a positive change in India. Some Modi supporters even went ahead and ...

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