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Janmashtami celebrated in Kashmir in 2021, first time after 32 years: Fact Check

On August 30, 2021 when the country was celebrating Janmashtami, social media was abuzz with a visual of celebrations at Srinagar’s Lal Chowk in Kashmir. However, several  Hindu organisations and activists tweeted the visual with a claim that after 32 years, the Janmashtami is being celebrated in Srinagar and thanked PM Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah. Shri Krishna ...

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Old Syrian video passed off as Taliban executing women this time; Fact Check

The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan on Sunday, August 15, has sent old memories of their rule during the 1990s return to many people around the world. Here’s one such video that is making rounds. The Taliban or the Islamic militia in Afghanistan are known for their atrocities including denying basic rights to women. Coinciding with the takeover on Sunday, a ...

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Viral video of 6-yr-old performing 53 somersaults is not by Jaspreet as claimed; Fact Check

A video shared recently on WhatsApp has gone viral as it shows a six-year-old girl performing 53 somersaults in 80 seconds, increasing vow factor among many. It further claimed that the girl’s name is Jaspreet Sandhu. It was shared on Twitter as shown below and also on Facebook. नाम- जसप्रीत सन्धु उम्र 6 साल समय 53 सेकंड 80 राउंड 😳 ...

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Fact Check: No, 200 Delhi policemen did not resign as claimed

A message on Twitter and Facebook started claiming on Saturday, Jan 30, 2021 that 200 policemen in Delhi have tendered mass resignation in support of protesting farmers, soon after the reported clashes between farmers and police on Republic Day. Farmers’ agitation has been going on along Delhi’s borders for over two months demanding repeal of three contentious farm laws. The ...

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Fact Check: India not invited to US President Biden’s swearing-in?

Coinciding with the swearing-in of US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on January 20, 2021, many messages on social media started making a claim that no Indian was invited to the ceremony held at the US Capitol Hill. USA में बाइडेन की शपथ ग्रहण मे भारत के सभी पड़ौसी देशों को निमंत्रण मिला! लेकिन भारत को नहीं ...

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Fact Check: Old image of a caravan of Trump supporters resurfaces with new claim

Social media posts featuring a caravan of vehicles claimed that Donald Trumps supporters were heading from California to Washington DC to protest the outcome of US Elections. This was just before the US Congress set to meet to confirm Biden’s victory finally. The claim read: “Just seen this on Twitter!! This Caravan is headed to DC from California RIGHT NOW!!!! ...

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Fact Check: Did archaeologists find a Shivlingam inside a South African cave?

A post on social media claims that archaeologists have found a “6000 year old Shivalinga in a cave named Sudwara in South Africa”. The post claims that the structure is made of hard granite stone. The post has been shared and forwarded numerous times on social media, especially among WhatsApp circles and groups. Digiteye India too received it for fact ...

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