POLITICS

Fake Bengali video goes viral, wrongly cited by Hindu group

A recent video is widely being circulated among the users on WhatsApp and Facebook, showcasing violent clashes among two Muslim groups. The caption to the video in Twitter warns that not voting for BJP in 2019 elections would put them in a similar situation in the future as shown in the video, which was described as an “example of the ...

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Was Priyanka Gandhi drunk? No, old video tweaked

After her appointment last week as Congress Party general secretary, Priyanka Gandhi has come under the scanner of many people. One screengrab taken from a video of ANI soon hit the social media showing her her hand angrily. The caption below stated that “she was always drunk by evening and how Congress can fulfill its expectations under her leadership.” See the ...

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BJP Rajasthan uses Poland highway picture for planned Bikaner highway

Recently, BJP state wings have used a very impressive picture available on the Internet on their posters to claim roads being built or already built, an indication of development and good governance. It was widely shared on Facebook even by BJP MP Madan Lal Saini from Rajasthan last week as shown below: The image of the road was used when ...

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BJP’s 5-Year Challenge faces flak over wrong images

Recently, BJP’s regional heads and state wings have been posting a spree of image-based messages on Twitter and Facebook  showcasing their achievements in the last five years under the series “5 Year Challenge”. But unknowingly BJP Chhattisgarh and BJP’s Karnataka Twitter images are misleading or wrong and used to show the positive side of the development. Here is our #5YearChallenge. Western ...

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Fake claims linking Jagan’s sister with Prabhas resurface

Social media has revived the old fakenews which had originally taunted YSR Congress Party leader Jaganmohan Reddy’s sister Sharmila allegedly having ‘links’ with Telugu actor Prabhas. Then confined to Telugu film industry, Prabhas who went on to gain national fame as the lead actor of Bahubali, had denied such rumours in 2014. Here’s an old video of 2014 that has ...

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Did Naseeruddin Shah ever say ‘India is a dangerous and pathetic country’?

Just a few days after making sensitive comments about Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli, acclaimed actor Naseeruddin Shah has once again triggered another controversy for his alleged comments against the living conditions in India. It all began after a news article published in Dainik Bharat claiming that Naseeruddin has called India a “pathetic and dangerous” country to live in. ...

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Did Yogi Adityanath ever claim himself as God? What is the reality?

A few weeks ago, a Facebook page named ‘Amethi Rae Bareli ki Kahani’ shared a video that shows Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath claiming that he is actually a God. The video uploaded by the Facebook page soon went viral, and it has already racked up more than 96,000 views and 5,878 shares as of now. Many people who ...

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Fact-check: Rajiv Gandhi was not PM when he was killed

The Congress Party has made a video on the occasion of its leader and mentor Sonia Gandhi’s birthday on December 9. It was widely shared on Facebook by the party’s Social media head Divya Spandana or Ramya, as she is popularly known among Kannadigas. See the video here: The video claims several sacrifices made by Congress leaders and mentions Indira ...

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