POLITICS

No, Manmohan Singh did not tweet on banks being emptied; Fact Check

A Twitter post with a screenshot of a tweet criticising the current state of Indian banks is being shared widely despite the fact that it was from a parody account of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.  The post said in Hindi: “Leave aside what is inside the Taj Mahal, Qutub Minar and Gyanvapi. Look at what’s left inside the Reserve ...

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Viral video claims Tharoor dancing at Congress Chintan Shivir; Fact Check

A video of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor is going viral after the Congress held its Chintan Shivir claiming that he was seen clapping and dancing to a Bollywood song, during the three-day meeting in Udaipur, Rajasthan, earlier this month. It’s being shared here and here. FACT CHECK However, we found that the video was not from Rajasthan but from Kerala ...

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No, Biden was not shaking his hand in thin air but gesturing; Fact Check

A viral video of US President Joe Biden has gone viral on Twitter and WhatsApp showing him as if about to shake hands with someone. The viral video, showing only 30 seconds of a 40-minute speech by Biden, focuses on his finishing the speech and turning to his right with his hand extended. However, the claim by Washington Free Beacon, ...

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Image shows Air India flight over Ukraine airspace despite war; Fact Check

As flight-tracking website Flightradar is known for showing all the flights around the world avoiding Ukraine airspace due to the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict, a picture showing one aircraft in red and claiming it to be of an Air India flight AI121 as a showcase of India’s power under PM Narendra Modi. Ever since Ukraine was under attack from the Russian ...

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