Media Fact-Check

When the Media lies, it takes away the people’s right to know. The only way to reclaim that right is to catch them in the act.

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.

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.

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"

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
UNESCO slams Indian Express story on heritage tag of Darjeeling toy train being 'under threat', calls it misleading

UNESCO slams Indian Express story on heritage tag of Darjeeling toy train being ‘under threat’, calls it misleading

The UNESCO New Delhi team and the Indian Railways have been working closely to find a solution to the threats that DHR, popularly known as Darjeeling toy train, faces.

After an unbelievable Cricket World Cup final match, NDTV manages to misreport the result

NDTV reported that England had beaten New Zealand in the Super Over, which is not true
Another fake hate crime: Imam not made to chant Jai Shree Ram

Exclusive: Another ‘hate crime’ turns out to be fake, Bhaghpat SP says Imam was not made to chant ‘Jai Shree Ram’

OpIndia reached out to SP of Baghpat police station who has asserted that Imam Imlaq-Ur-Rehman was not made to chant Jai Shree Ram, his beard was not pulled and there was no religious undertone to this assault

Congress mouthpiece shamelessly whitewashes the crimes of the Muslim mob in Hauz Qazi: Here is the truth

Congress mouthpiece National Herald published an article by one Humra Quraishi which could only be called the most dishonest piece of reporting one has seen on the Hauz Qazi Durga Temple desecration incident

Fact Check: No, the government did not ‘fudge’ revenue numbers in the union budget

Provisional Actual in Economic has been compared with Revised Estimate in the budget to allege that govt fudged numbers in budget
cattle smugglers shoot at villagers in Alwar

Media organisations deviously call ‘cow smugglers’ as ‘cow movers’ to lessen the gravity of their crime

Yesterday, the citizens of Sawlikheda village in Madhya Pradesh, about 60 KMs away from the Khandwa town caught 25 cow smugglers and were tied with a rope and paraded to the nearby police station.

No, an old man was not asked to deboard a train because of his Mahatma Gandhi-like attire

82-year Ram Avadh Das had alleged that he was not allowed to board the train by a  GRP personnel and an attendant despite having a confirmed ticket because of his Gandhi-like attire.
Gurugram incident turning out to be not what was claimed on MSM and social media

Hindustan Times whitewashes Kashmiri Genocide, claims Pandits fled Kashmir due to violence between ‘militants’ and Army

The mainstream media has been working extra hard to provide a cover to the most toxic elements of Islamic society.

News agency PTI caught attributing false statement to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

The PTI report was picked up and shared by various media houses where the story with a misleading headline with misattribute to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

TV9 Bharatvarsh deletes its video after Twitter users expose the fake video claiming PM Modi met former PM Manmohan Singh to discuss Indian economy

In fact, no formal meeting between the present and former PM has taken place in recent days. Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman had met the former PM Singh last week. Though no official details of the meeting were available, it was cited as a 'courtesy visit'.
TV9 Bharatvarsh used 5-year-old clip to claim PM Modi met Manmohan Singh

Fact-check: Union Government didn’t ‘reject’ any proposal for ‘free ride to women in Delhi Metro’ from Delhi government

Union Government of India had denied having received any proposal for free rides to women in Delhi Metro from the Delhi government
Image Source: India Today

Singer Chinmayi Sripada resorts to spreading fake news targeting Uttar Pradesh police, UP police schools her with facts

As Chinamayi resorted to false propaganda, the Uttar Pradesh police stepped into action to school her with facts pertaining to the case.

‘Activist’ Harsh Mander weaves a web of lies to scaremonger about NRC and Foreigners Tribunals in Assam

Harsh Mander lies that burden of proof for citizenship lies on the state, which according to law lies on the individual

Dainik Bhaskar publishes exaggerated amounts as extra cost to air travellers due to closure of Pakistani airspace

Dainik Bhaskar says daily 70000 air travellers are paying 5 times extra due to the closure of Pakistani airspace

After Imran Khan confuses quote by Rabindranath Tagore for Gibran’s, his special assistant thinks Tendulkar is Imran Khan

Naeem Ul-Haque, the special assistant to Imran Khan posted a picture of a young cricketer holding his bat up after presumably playing a good inning. Haque captioned that photograph with "PM Imran Khan 1969". 

BBC’s whitewashing: Paints Sanjiv Bhatt as a ‘whistleblower’ victim while lying about 59 Karsevaks burnt alive by Muslim mob

While reporting the ruling in the Sanjiv Bhatt case, BBC not only put out an extremely confused report but also lied profusely about the Godhra case where 59 Karsevaks were brutally burnt alive.

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