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Video of boy being beaten mercilessly in madrasa goes viral with wrong claim; Fact Check

A video of a madrasa teacher has been going viral on WhatsApp and other social media platforms bringing many parents to tears as it shows how a minor boy was being beaten up mercilessly. It has elicited outrage on social media alike. मदरसा | मौलवी | हिंदुस्तान? pic.twitter.com/YKddJYx9US — #SurgicalStrike 2.0 (@SurgicalWay) March 12, 2021 However, the Twitter claim with ...

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Fact Check: Patanjali’s Covid medicine Coronil was not approved by WHO, here’s the truth

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Social media, especially the Twitter is abuzz on Sunday with congratulations pouring in for Patanjali business group known for Ayurvedic medicine among others. The tweet stated that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has certified Patanjali’s ‘Coronil’ as medicine for the coronavirus. The claims in question can be seen below. It states: “Patanjali has made history in the field of Ayurveda ...

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Fact Check: Old video of Nepal shared as Chamoli glacier bust

A video of massive snow rock falling down from a mountain with a claim that it was after the glacier bust in Chamoli, Uttarakhand is going viral ever since the tragic glacier burst on Feb. 7, 2021. The caption in Hindi said, “Video of glacier breaking off in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli” and the sound of onlookers yelling with fear is also ...

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Fact Check: No, 200 Delhi policemen did not resign as claimed

A message on Twitter and Facebook started claiming on Saturday, Jan 30, 2021 that 200 policemen in Delhi have tendered mass resignation in support of protesting farmers, soon after the reported clashes between farmers and police on Republic Day. Farmers’ agitation has been going on along Delhi’s borders for over two months demanding repeal of three contentious farm laws. The ...

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No, Adani group doesn’t own Pune Junction; Fact Check

An image of a Platform Ticket Of Pune Railway Junction purportedly owned by Adani group is making rounds. It has ben shared by users on twitter and WhatsApp with a message: “Adani Railway, Railway Ab Hamari Niji Sampati Hai” [Now Railways are the property of Adani group.] It may be recalled that the context of the message relates to the ...

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Do you need to register via phone call to get a COVID-19 vaccine? Fact Check

With a few countries already administering the COVID-19 vaccines to their citizens, vaccine talk has increased the momentum. News about the vaccine distribution mechanism are of utmost importance and many countries, including India, have decided to give the first dosages to frontline workers and then the others. DigitEye Team received a fact check query on its WhatsApp number. The claim ...

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