Disappeared JNU student Najeeb joined ISIS? False photo making rounds

When BJP took up prefixing “Chowkidar” to all its members on Twitter, Fatima Nafis, mother of the mysteriously disappeared JNU student Najeeb, has asked them where her son is? Here’s the tweet by her: If you are a chowkidar then tell me where is my son Najeeb ? Why Abvp goons not arrested ? Why three toped agencies failed to ...

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Did Rahul Gandhi insult North Indian women? Fact Check

Some right-wing social media users have posted a viral video of 20 seconds long to claim that Congress president Rahul Gandhi has insulted North Indian women in comparison with South Indian women. “In this respect, South India is much better than North India. If you go to Uttar Pradesh or Bihar, you will be shocked to see at the treatment ...

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Video shows Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Chaturvedi with doctored sound track

The above video showing Rahul Gandhi taking some papers behind the chair of Priyanka Chaturvedi, while she was speaking out something. She was shown in the background voice saying that she cannot live without him. “If you haven’t seen this, then you have seen nothing today,” says the caption in Hindi. The video has been shared at a time when ...

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Indian Navy submarine chased away, claims Pakistan; Fact Check

Amid border tensions, Pakistan claimed that its navy detected an Indian Navy submarine trying to enter its territorial waters and that it successfully thwarted the attempt. A video of the Indian submarine entering Pakistani waters was released by the Pakistan Navy and the news has gone viral on social media and was picked up by Pakistani TV channels. The Pakistan ...

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Did Facebook launch a new balloon feature for Abhinandan? Fact Check

The buzz on social media is that Facebook has started a new feature on the eve of IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s return to India. It says the new feature on Facebook shows balloons busting on screen if you type Abhinandan in Hindi and click on it. Similar to the interactive features on many Google Doodle images, many were not surprised ...

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Fake video of Abhinandan dancing with Pak Army goes viral: Fact Check

As Indian pilot Abhinandan Varthaman returned to India safely on Friday, (March 1, 2019) night, some videos, mostly on Twitter handles from Pakistan, have been making rounds. See them here: Indian Pilot Abhinandan Dancing & Having Good Time With Pakistani Army. Something To Be Cherished In These Hard Times When War Mongering And Hatred Is On Rise. @sajadlone @OmarAbdullah #indiapakistantensions ...

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Indian Air Marshal sacked? No, fake news goes viral as he retires in normal course

Amid border tension over the capture of Indian Air Force pilot Abhinandan Varthaman by Pakistan, a news story on website The News said that the Indian government has removed a senior air force officer reportedly after Pakistan’s “successful strikes and capturing of a pilot” on February 27. See the screengrab here: Soon, it went viral on social media, especially from ...

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Fake MIG crash images fill social media amid tense India-Pakistan border

As the flare up between India and Pakistan entered the second-day on Wednesday,( February 27, 2019), Pakistan Air Force claimed that it entered Indian space and downed two aircraft. The social media,  especially from the Pakistan-based handles, went on posting images to prove that the crash of MIG aircraft happened this morning, one within their border and the other on ...

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Did Shah Rukh Khan donate Rs. 45 crore to Pakistan? Fact check

Amid Pulwama attacks on Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans, killing 45, fake news have kicked off several other controversies. Among them, a clip showing Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan donating Rs 45 crore to the gas tragedy victims while ignoring our own jawans has re-surfaced taking many people by surprise. Shared anew when the Pulwama attacks are overshadowing everything ...

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Karnataka CM quote on Pulwama attack tweaked by Times Now? Fact Check

The Times Group’s English news channel Times Now played up an interview with Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Feb 19, Tuesday, in which he said one thing but the English version was interpreted as an entirely different one, leading to social media outcry against him. TIMES NOW showed the clipping claiming that the CM said “A befitting reply is ...

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