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Hartosh Singh Bal resorts to factually incorrect details to target Amit Shah

Fact-Check: Unlike Chidambaram who tried to escape from law, Amit Shah resolutely faced trial and was acquitted

Hartosh Singh Bal equated P Chidambaram's disgraceful escape with Amit Shah's tenacity to face the law

Viral video showing Pakistanis slaughtering cow on Indian flag is real, but it is old

The video showing Pakistanis slaughtering cow on Indian flag is from February 2019

The Wire and IndiaSpend’s Factchecker journalist caught trying to manipulate Dalit victims who were attacked by local Muslims to prove ‘no hate crime’

While the date of the recording is not clear, it can be inferred from above conversation that it took place sometime in July.

Fake news on Kashmir continues, now Hurriyat leader’s professor wife passed off as Maharaja Hari Singh’s granddaughter

Video claiming to be of Maharaja Hari Singh’s granddaughter is actually of Prof. Hameeda Nayeem

Retired Air Marshal of Pakistan shares old mock drill video of Jharkhand police as army firing on Kashmiri protesters

2017 mock drill video shared as police firing on Kashmiri protesters after abrogation of Article 370

Fact-check: Haryana CM ML Khattar did not say ‘we can now bring Kashmiri girls for marriage’

Various media outlets have reported falsely that Chief Minister of Haryana ML Khattar was talking about bringing Kashmiri girls to Haryana for marriage

Shekhar Gupta and The Print sell their soul, blame Yediyurappa for a Kumaraswamy era scandal that names Congress leaders

Bengaluru Commissioner Bhaskar Rao is now under the scanner for using power brokers close to the Congress party to get himself a job. The Print released the transcript, but not without adding its own lies
The Quint uses Khalistanis, Leftists and Urban Naxals to show Punjab upset over abrogation of Article 370

The Quint uses Khalistanis, Urban Naxals and Leftists to show that ‘Punjab and Sikhs are upset over injustice in Kashmir’

The Modi government recently took a bold decision, revoking the special status accorded to Jammu and Kashmir by effectively abrogating Article 370
Normalcy returns to valley days after Article 370 was abrogated by GoI

Amidst scare-mongering by Congress, Jammu and Kashmir returns to normalcy within two days of abrogating Article 370

The people of Jammu and Kashmir has perceived it as a golden opportunity to progress themselves and society, and are welcoming the Narendra Modi government’s decision.

Incompetence or malice? Indiatimes twists Ranvir Shorey’s comments against Congress to target Modi Govt on abrogation of Article 370

IndiaTimes took a comment by actor Ranveer Shorey against the Congress government opposing abrogation of Article 370 and said that he 'slammed' the Modi government instead

Molestation accused ‘journalist’ Vinod Dua lies again, this time on Trump’s statement on Kashmir after abrogation of Article 370

The fact that Jammu and Kashmir is now a part of India without any riders and conditions has taken the ones who never wanted to bring a solution to the Kashmir issue by surprise.

Shekhar Gupta led ThePrint publishes fake news again, USA denies reports of India informing USA before abrogating Article 370

Shekhar Gupta's The Print resorted to peddling false news after it claimed that the Modi government had briefed the US about its plans to scrap Article 370 twice.

Republic TV threatens action after pro-Kashmiri separatist Twitter account shares misleading video of Arnab after dilution of Article 370

A Twitter account sympathising with the Kashmiri separatists movement and a supporter of secession of Jammu and Kashmir from the union of India uploaded a highly doctored old video of journalist Arnab Goswami.

Manish Tewari misleads the parliament by saying Article 370 was permanent. Here are the facts

Manish Tewari said that as constitutional assembly does not exist to aprove abolition of Article 370, this has become permanent

Fact Check: Does the effective repeal of Articles 370 and 35A nullify the Instrument of Accession signed between JK Maharaja and India?

The claim that abolition of Articles 370 and 35A voids the accession of Jammu and Kashmir into India is incorrect
No 'Jai Shri Ram' slogan angle was found in Godhra incident, but media portals do not bother to update

Godhra ‘hate crime’ lie already busted, but mainstream media outlets do not bother to update their news

Godhra SP Leena Patil had stated yesterday that the incident was a result of a quarrel between two groups and no communal angle was involved.
Subhashini Ali was found spreading photoshopped image attributing a fake quote to Smriti Irani on Unnao rape case

CPI (Marxist) leader spreads photoshopped image attributing fake quote to Smriti Irani on Unnao rape case

The morphed image with the logo of ABP News has attributed a fake quote to Smriti Irani over the Unnao rape accused Kuldeep Sengar.
Siddaramaiah has accused CM BS Yediyurappa of playing hypocrite over Tippu Jayanti

Congress leader Siddaramaiah spreads fake news, shares unrelated photos to allege BS Yediyurappa participated in Tipu Jayanti

In fact, a simple google reverse search reveals that none of the pictures relate to any celebration of Tippu Jayanti attended by the senior BJP leaders. 

Vox joins the bandwagon of fake news peddlers, uses dubious IndiaSpend data to allege ‘violent rise of cow-vigilantism’, blames Modi and Yogi

Titled 'The violent rise of India's cow vigilantes', Vox uses selective data and undue fearmongering to peddle a predecided false narrative.

Indian Express communalises road rage incident, says Muslim youth beaten up for being a Muslim

Even in his statement to Indian Express, Faisal himself has not mentioned that he was beaten up because of his religious identity.

No, PM Modi is not a ‘climate change denier’: Propagandists rely on doctored video by Congress to criticise Modi’s appearance on Man vs Wild

Doctored videos of Prime Minister Modi had been shared in an attempt to suggest that he is a climate change denier to discredit his appearance on popular Discovery Channel show Man vs Wild

Chandauli fake ‘hate crime’: ABP News quietly deletes fake report, usual suspects continue to lie that Muslim boy was set on fire for not chanting Jai Shri Ram

Despite UP police's clarification that the teenager self-immolated, a coterie of self-proclaimed liberals continued to peddle lies claiming he was set on fire for not chanting "Jai Shri Ram"

Army man Amanullah Khan gets killed by robbers, assorted fearmongers give it a communal twist and call it ‘lynching’

The propaganda has been busted as it is now revealed that 64-year-old Amanullah Khan was murdered in his house by unidentified assailants, contrary to the claims that he was lynched for being a Muslim.

Pakistan’s armed forces spokesperson passes off doctored video Air Marshal Keelor speaking on ’65 war as Balakot airstrikes

Pakistan Armed Forces' official spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor from her personal account shared a doctored video of veteran Air Marshal Denzil Keelor, a hero of the 1965 India-Pakistan war.

Bihar man unleashes his dog on cow, journalist invents Hindu-Muslim angle

Journalist Narendra Nath gave it a communal angle and spread fake information that the matters escalated over rumours that the dog owner was a Muslim

Media uses maliciously edited video to spread fake news, allege that BJP minister forced Muslim MLA to chant Jai Shri Ram

Congress MLA says Jai Shri Ram belongs to everyone, BJP minister asks him to chant it, media shows only BJP minister's comment

Desperate to shield the failed Congress-JDS alliance in Karnataka, NDTV’s Sreenivasan Jain misrepresents basic facts

Sreenivasan Jain wrongly thinks halfway mark in Karnataka assembly will go up because rebel MLAs not disqualified and their resignations not accepted yet

Trump’s Kashmir statement: While questioning Modi, Randeep Surjewala forgets to give credit to Nehru for ‘third party mediation’ in Kashmir issue

The enduring problem of Jammu and Kashmir is because of the monumental mistakes made by then PM Jawaharlal Nehru.

One year old video of Hima Das winning a 400 meter race shared as the yesterday’s race where she won 5th gold in 3 weeks

Several journalists, politicians and social media users post video of fist international gold by Hima Das as her latest win

No, Sadhvi Pragya Thakur did not insult menial cleaning jobs, this is what she meant

Pragya Thakur was saying that cleaning drains does not come under the responsibilities of an MP

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