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Migrant family from Surat commits suicide on way due to hunger? Fact Check

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In the midst of huge numbers of migrant families leaving cities and trying to reach their hometowns on foot due to coronavirus lockdown and stoppage of transportation, many visuals on TV channels make us familiar with their plight on daily basis. When the country is fighting to stop coronavirus spread, these hapless migrant families are eager to reach their homes. ...

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Using sanitiser causes burns? Fact check

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A new viral message surfaced on social media suggesting people not to go near fire or stove after applying hand sanitizers, which contains alcohol. The message in Hindi reads:”This lady applied sanitizer and went to the kitchen to cook. The moment she turned on the stove, her hands caught fire as alcohol is present in the sanitizer.” The image that ...

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Has Russia released 500 lions on streets to keep people inside? Fact check

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A message has started making rounds on WhatsApp that Russia has taken harsh measures to keep people confined to their homes due to novel coronavirus outbreak. See the message below: The image claimed that Russia unleashed more than 500 lions on its streets to ensure that people are staying indoors due to the coronavirus pandemic outbreak. The news apparently out ...

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India claps at 5 PM on Sunday to ward off coronavirus? Fact check

Many videos have gone viral on social media claiming that Janata Curfew underway in India, to be followed by a clap from balconies was with a purpose. Twitter and Whatsapp messages claimed describing the clap and sound-making applaud as “sound therapy” meant to ward off evil spirit. In another round of social messages, it was claimed that coronavirus will die ...

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Israeli scientists found Covid-19 vaccine already? Fact check

Israeli COVID-19 vaccine

As the worst global outbreak of the new coronavirus Covid-19 is rattling all the nations worldwide, many claims have been making rounds on social media, especially on WhatsApp. Here’s an image that has reached our fact checking team on March 15. See the image and the claim below it: The above message shared on WhatsApp widely claims, “No More Corona ...

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Stray dogs killed ahead of Trump’s visit in Gujarat? Fact Check

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Social media is abuzz with an image of corpses of dogs dumped amid what the claim said was that they were killed in Gujarat ahead of United States President Donald Trump’s India visit. The state visit of Trump will be on February 24 and 25. The US President will visit Ahmedabad in Gujarat and then he will visit the Taj ...

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Has India found cure to coronavirus? Fact check

Punjab Kesari headline

Recently, social media is upbeat that India has found a cure to novel coronavirus. A Facebook page by name “Indian Army Fans” posted the link of a news article in newspaper Punjab Kesari along with a claim in Hindi that claimed: “India has found a cure for coronavirus; Patient recovers speedily” and the same was reported by many news outlets. ...

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JNU Celebrating Republic Day first time in 2020? Fact check

For all those who passedout of JNU, this viral messge would come as a shocker. It claims that Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi will be celebrating Republic Day for the first time in 50 years. The viral post further claimed that this has been made possible only because of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Here’s the Facebook page by ...

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