Fact Check: Old video reused to claim police lathicharge amid new lockdown in Maharashtra

As the Maharashtra state government has issued new rules amid growing Covid-19 cases in the state bringing back restrictions on religious, social and political gatherings, some social media posts have started circulating with a claim that policemen are using lathis to hit people who are violating norms. The state government of Maharashtra on February 22 imposed strict rules again including ...

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Fact Check: Patanjali’s Covid medicine Coronil was not approved by WHO, here’s the truth

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Social media, especially the Twitter is abuzz on Sunday with congratulations pouring in for Patanjali business group known for Ayurvedic medicine among others. The tweet stated that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has certified Patanjali’s ‘Coronil’ as medicine for the coronavirus. The claims in question can be seen below. It states: “Patanjali has made history in the field of Ayurveda ...

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Fact Check: Morphed image showing PM Modi bowing to Gautam Adani’s wife goes viral, here’s the truth

A photo showing PM Narendra Modi bowing to allegedly a woman identified as Priti Adani, wife of Gautam Adani, chairperson of Adani Group is making rounds. The caption read in Hindi: “देश की बागडोर एक नई जमात ने संभाली है. (A new group has taken over the reins of the country). The image is being shared on social media platforms ...

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Fact Check: Old video of Nepal shared as Chamoli glacier bust

A video of massive snow rock falling down from a mountain with a claim that it was after the glacier bust in Chamoli, Uttarakhand is going viral ever since the tragic glacier burst on Feb. 7, 2021. The caption in Hindi said, “Video of glacier breaking off in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli” and the sound of onlookers yelling with fear is also ...

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2011 video resurfaces claiming Gadkari was criticising PM over Andolanjivi remark in Lok Sabha; Fact Check

A viral clip of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari criticising prime minister is being shared with a claim that Gadkari critised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for calling protesters ‘Andolanjivi’. ‘Andolanjivi’ described by the prime minister to sarcastically describe a person who jumps from one protest to another, in his speech in Lok Sabha on February 10, 2021, talking about the ongoing ...

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White supremacists behind sudden surge in Gamestop shares? Fact Check

The markets all over the world saw one of the worst nightmares when a smallcap Gamestop share reached its peak at 1600% higher close on the buying spree mounted by a Reddit group WallStreetBets. Aimed at hege funds, the group maneouvred to bring a steep valuation to the GameStop stock in New York Stock Exchange in the last week of ...

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