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Fact Check: Read the truth behind viral video showing a Pune electric bus charged by a diesel generator

Pune electric bus was charged using diesel generator during transit from Hyderabad to Pune

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor shares a photoshopped image of TOI headline to undermine Modi-Xi meet

Shashi Tharoor shared a fake image of a Times of India (TOI) article that was headline, "Modi, Xi will mate 6 times in 24 hours".
Mathura Police calls out Twitter user for sharing fake news about an immolation attempt

Mathura Police debunks anti-RSS propaganda being peddled on social media claiming attack on Christians

The incident pertains to August 28, 2019, when a Hindu couple had tried to immolate themselves to mark their protest against police inaction on their complaint.

Propagandists share 2017 incident of Dalit man beaten to death allegedly for attending Navratri event as recent one

Several Hinduphobic propagandists have shared a 2017 report to allege as if the unfortunate incident of a Dalit man being beaten up allegedly for attending Garba event has happened during the current Navratri festival.

West Bengal: Hindus in Kanglapahari village have been celebrating Durga Puja since 2016 after not being allowed for years by Muslims

Contrary to claims on social media, Kanglapahari village in WB is celebrating Durga Puja since 2016

Former Diplomat uses Houston paying respect to fallen Sikh officer to belittle PM Modi and the ‘Howdy Modi’ event, spreads fake news

In an attempt to mock Prime Minister Modi and his historic 'Howdy Modi' event, KC Singh used Houston paying respect to the fallen Sikh police officer, Sandeep Dhaliwal and spread fake news in the process.

Fact-Check: Viral video that claims to show a stray crocodile during floods in Patna is actually from Vadodara

A certain video clip has gone viral on social media which claims to be of a crocodile on the prowl during the floods in Bihar.

Pakistani media invents a fictitious Imran Khan – Vladimir Putin meeting at a fictitious dinner hosted by Donald Trump

Pakistani media says Imran Khan met Vladimir Putin in New York during UNGA, but Putin has skipped UNGA

Editors Guild of India erroneously mentions Telangana instead of Andhra Pradesh while criticising YSR Congress government

The Editors Guild condemned the action taken by what it erroneously mentioned as 'YSR-Congress led Telangana government' instead of Andhra Pradesh.
Fact Check: Here are 4 lies being spread about Modi govt's reservation bill

Media spreads lies that Azamgarh school girl who was raped in a moving car has been suspended from her school

The two accused in the gang rape case were arrested by the Azamgarh Police on Monday, one day after victim’s father filed an FIR

Shashi Tharoor presents photograph of Nehru in Soviet Russia as image from USA to downplay success of Howdy Modi

The photograph tweeted by Shashi Tharoor to belittle the 'Howdy Modi' event is not from the USA, neither this is from the year 1954. The image is from Moscow in USSR, and it is from 1955.

No, PM Modi didn’t really try to interfere in US elections, here is why he said “Abki baar Trump sarkar”

Congress leaders and other media houses scrambled together to spread lies that PM Modi endorsed President Trump for the 2020 US Presidential elections.

Tulsi Gabbard punctures fake news spread by ‘journalist’ Rana Ayyub and others about Howdy Modi event

The US Presidential candidate for 2020, Tulsi Gabbard, today took to Twitter to call out the lies being spread by a shady organisation 'Organisation for minorities in India (OFMI)'

Kannada media spreads fake news, accuses Nirmala Sitaraman of ‘giving’ Mysorepak to Tamil Nadu

No one had expected that a huge controversy would erupt over the issue of Mysore Pak, which originated in Mysuru during the rule of Wodeyar dynasty.

The Wire uses 2015 survey and laces it with lies to say mental health issues on the rise in Kashmir post abrogation of Article 370

The Wire on 14th September 2019 published an article headlined, "Ground Report: Kashmir Blackout Is Triggering a New Wave of Mental Health Issues".
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Malala Yousafzai spreads fake news, claims girl from Kashmir missed her exams on August 12 which was an Eid holiday

According to Malala, one of the three girls from Kashmir missed her exams on August 12. However, August 12 is a notified holiday declared across the country by Government of India on the occasion of Bakr Id or Eid ul-Adha.

ABP, ET, Quint, Outlook and others spread fake news about Raghuram Rajan slamming Piyush Goyal

Media use parody account to claim Raghuram Rajan slammed Piyush Goyal

Fact-Check: Is Zaira Wasim making a comeback with The Sky Is Pink after quitting Bollywood for Islam?

The trailer The Sky Is Pink starring Priyanka Chopra and Farhan Akhtar was released on 10th September and it also starts Zaira Wasim

After The Hindu joins hands with BBC to combat fake news, its journalists spreads fake news about OpIndia

The Hindu journalist Vijaita Singh spreads fake news about OpIndia report

Nirmala Sitharaman gave several reasons of auto-sector slowdown, media and Congress pick only Ola-Uber to mock her

Congress and media selectively pick Nirmala Sitharaman's comment to mock her

‘Journalist’ Abhisar Sharma spreads fake news by morphing images to target other journalist, deletes after getting caught

Despite resorting to peddling outright lies on other journalists, Abhisar Sharma has not apologised yet for spreading fake news.
Fake notice of anti-masturbation circulated on Internet

Fake notice prohibiting IIT Roorkee students from masturbating in the shower goes viral

Such fake circulars asking students to refrain from masturbating in showers have been doing the rounds since time immemorial

Youth Congress shares images from Pakistan to criticise PM Modi and BJP led Khattar government in Haryana

Youth Congress has shared multiple misleading posts, fake news and old pictures to target Prime Minister Modi and the Khattar led Haryana Government

Ahmedabad based Assamese scientist excluded from NRC because he didn’t apply, journalists use it to propagate fake news

Chandrayaan scientist's name in NRC because he didn't apply, journalists use it to attack NRC

Congress’ Randeep Surjewala caught spreading fake news that Indian Rupee is weaker than Bangladeshi Taka, deletes tweet

The Indian Rupee has certainly taken a hit in the recent days but it has never gone down below the Bangladeshi Taka.

NDTV uses old video to claim riders without helmets are walking with two-wheelers to avoid enhanced penalty after 1st September

NDTV says an old video shows people using innovative ways to avoid excessive fines after new traffic rules came into effect

Fact check: No, Indian Rupee didn’t lose against Bangladeshi Taka

The Indian currency INR is stronger than the Bangladeshi Taka

‘Journalist’ Ali Sohrab tries to pass off 2013 image of CISF jawan martyred in terrorist attack as image from Kashmir after abrogation of Article 370

According to the fact-checker - Facthunt.in, this image shared by 'journalist' Ali Sohrab is almost 6 years old.

Fact check: No, the rich Saudi man did not accidentally buy two Airbus A350s for his son

Numerous people on social media shared the article of rich Saudi businessman buying two Airbus A350s for his son believing it to be true.

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