POLITICS

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 Rahul Gandhi call Sushant Singh Rajput a cricketer? Fact Check

The recent death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput triggered a myriad of responses including those which speculated the reason behind his suicide. Celebrities and politicians alike flocked to social media to pour out their condolences. One such tweet which grabbed our attention was the tweet by Rahul Gandhi, leader of of the Indian National Congress, that was going viral ...

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Is Namaste Trump rally behind more coronavirus cases in Gujarat? Fact Check

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In February 2020, Gujarat hosted US President Donald Trump along with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Ahmedabad under ‘Namaste Trump’ tagline. The event was a response to ‘Howdy Modi’ held in Houston, Texas in September 2019 when Modi visited the US. In Ahmedabad, over 100,000 people gathered and the rally’s main goal was for better relations between the two ...

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Image of Kim Jong Un dead in a coffin goes viral; Fact Check

Kim Jong unreally dead?

An image is going viral on Twitter that claims to show Kim Jong Un lying dead inside a glass coffin. This also sparked more debate on the topic and memes quickly followed flooding. Speculation around Kim’s whereabouts and his health heightened since his absence from the April 15 celebrations of the birth anniversary of of the North’s founder and his ...

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Nurse forced to touch Muslim cleric feet for remarks on Markaz? Fact Check

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Digiteye India received an image with a misleading statement that Kurnool (AP) MLA Hafiz Khan has asked a nurse, who spoke to others about the Nizamuddin religious congregation Markaz as the origin of spreading coronavirus in India, to touch the feet of a Muslim cleric in repentance. See the WhatsApp image here. The mentioned Vishwabharati Medical College has been designated ...

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Are Hindu marriages not legal in Pakistan? Fact Check

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A video of spiritual guru Jaggi Vasudev has been making rounds in which he claimed in the context of garnering support for Citizenship (Amendment) Act. The video was shared among others by many celebrities. Sadhguru is a well-known guru and founder of Isha Foundation near Coimbatore and his lectures on Hindu philosophy are famous even outside India.  He has millions ...

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Policemen too join anti-CAA protests? Fact Check

An image showing policemen sitting on dharna (protest) holding placards which read:”No NRC, No CAA” is going viral on social media. However, the eye-catching protest has made many people wonder what’s happening. The caption too reads:”A little more… it’s just a step away… Inshallah… revolution will come.” Posted by one Facebook user “Moizuddin Khaja”, the message in Hindi was shared ...

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Amanullah Khan of AAP behind anti-CAA violence in New Delhi? Fact Check

Delhi protests against the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) turned violent on December 15 when several buses were set ablaze and many other vehicles were damaged in Jamia Nagar area. Reports of many national media outlets have stated that the violence started at around 4:45 pm at Mata Mandir Road, New Friends Colony. Soon after the reports, BJP spokesman from Mumbai ...

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Did PM congratulate Supreme Court bench after Ayodhya verdict? Fact Check

A letter claimed to have been written by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Supreme Court Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi is circulating on social media following the verdict on Ayodhya case. Dated November 11, 2019, the letter reads: “Dear Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Let me begin by congratulating you and your bench Justice S.A. Bobde, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud, Justice Ashok Bhushan ...

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