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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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Independence Day celebrated at Trafalgar Square? Fact Check

Every time we celebrate the Independence Day on August 15, invariably there will be many more claims that Indian Independence Day or Republic Day was  celebrated by foreign countries too to claim that they observe it with admiration for India. The trend has been consistently witnessed on social media in the last ten years and Digiteye India had  debunked it ...

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Mythical bird Jatayu mentioned in Ramayan spotted in Kerala? Fact check

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A video of a bird has been shared on Twitter and Facebook claiming that the bird was the revered mythological figure called Jatayu, and it was spotted at chadayamangalam, Kerala. In Ramayana, Jatayu (bird) tries to stop and fight Ravan who’s abducted Sita and taking her on his aeroplane to lanks. Rvana chops one of his wings and the fallen ...

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Coconut oil protects humans from dengue fever? Fact Check

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Dengue has been a regular occurrence in many parts of the country in July, including the capital Delhi which has reported many cases. As dengue cases hit headlines daily, so are the claimed remedies at home in India and among them one has come up with a suggestion that coconut oil is the solution. Such claims regularly appear during this ...

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Is it rain clouds generator or NASA’s engine test? Fact check

Rain clouds generator engine developed by Nasa. See where the world is moving…#Amazing…! @ShashiTharoor pic.twitter.com/7jFXpnq3vd — JayasreeVijayan (@JayasreeVijayan) June 26, 2019 A tweet by Twitter handle @JayasreeVijayan on June 26, 2019 left a volley of retweets and online debate among the well-wishers for a sort of rain machine. It claimed, “Rain clouds generator engine developed by NASA. See where the ...

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No, she’s not Indian army jawan guarding Rajasthan as claimed

An image of a woman in army uniform is being shared on social media claiming “She is the Indian army jawan guarding Rajasthan in this scorching heat. Jai Hind” It was shared by a twitter handle @bhai_rampal and it was shared and retweeted by many on Facebook too. राजस्थान के तपते रेगिस्तान में पहरा देती भारतीय जवान जय हिंद जय ...

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