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Saligram Stone at Jagannath Temple has not been taken out; Fact Check

A representative image of a Saligram (precious stone linked to Hindu God Vishnu, ) is going viral. The text accompanying the image says: “This Saligram belonging to Puri temple was last taken out in 1920 during the Spanish flu to ward off the ill effects of the Pandemic. It has been taken out again now in view of COVID. Please ...

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Indian Government is NOT giving Rs.2,000 to each citizen; Fact Check 

A WhatsApp forward is going viral which claims that the Indian government is giving away Rs.2,000 as a relief to each citizen owing to the losses incurred by the COVID-19 lockdown. The viral message says:   “The Government has finally approved and have started giving out free Rs.2,000 Relief Funds to each citizen😍 Below is how to claim and get ...

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Did NIC issue a ban on Chinese apps, including Tik Tok? Fact Check

With the border tension providing new insights with every passing hour, the public has formed its own views. There have been instances of people boycotting and destroying Chinese manufactured goods to express their resentment. Hashtags such as #BanChina, #BoycottChinaChinesProducts and many others are trending on social media. TikTok became the most boycotted Chinese app from Google PlayStore. The ratings of ...

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Did these foreign kids sing Ramayan on TV shows in US and UK? Fact Check

In the wake of the return of the epic Ramayan on Doordarshan after 33 years, Ramayan garnered millions of views and broke many world records by becoming the highest viewed entertainment program globally. However, a recent video that has been circulating online showing two children, which the caption describes as “foreigners”,  claims that the child artistes are singing the famous ...

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72 Indian soldiers injured, captured in clash with Chinese Army? Fact Check

As reports of Indian and Chinese soldiers being involved in clashes and fights at the border near Pangong Lake, Eastern Ladakh, several images emerged on social media and shared widely claiming to be of 72 battered Indian soldiers being held by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). The allegedly injured soldiers are seen lying on ground with their legs tied. The ...

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