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BBC and Jansatta spread fake news, paint Congress linked outfit supporting stubble burning as RSS linked

BBC and Jansatta lie and spread fake news by saying farmers’ organisation that supported Congress is linked with RSS

‘Meditating’ Rahul Gandhi shares same old story about Jay Shah, same old contradictions and insinuations

The now-a-vacation-now-a-tweet, part-time politician took to Twitter to tweet a Caravan article that aims to cast aspersions yet again on Amit Shah's son Jay Shah.
No plans of any gold amnesty scheme, clarifies government

Government clarifies that there is no ‘Gold Amnesty Scheme’ after media publishes misleading reports

 Media houses had reported earlier today that the government may soon announce a 'gold amnesty scheme' which will fix a holding limit for gold and will tax Indians over a certain amount of gold.

NDTV anchor lies blatantly in a bid to discredit Assam’s two-child policy for govt jobs, says CM Sonowal has 6 kids himself

NDTV Anchor Sonal Mehrotra Kapoor decided to spread fake news while reporting the decision taken by Assam CM Sarbanand Sonowal that people with more than 2 children will not get government jobs in the state
India Today

India Today misrepresents election results, claims Congress-NCP is ahead of BJP and Shiv Sena in Maharashtra

India Today tweeted that Congress-NCP has taken a lead against BJP and Shiv Sena in Maharashtra
The wire kamlesh tiwari

The Wire demonises Kamlesh Tiwari even in death, lies about him being ‘convicted’ in the blasphemy case against him

The Wire's assertion that Kamlesh Tiwari had been convicted is patently false.

Did Railway authorities spend Rs. 22,000 to trap one mouse? Railways call CNN-News18 report ‘unjustified and erroneous’

Mainstream media outlets reported recently that Chennai Railway Division of Indian Railway spent Rs. 22,000 to catch a single rodent.
Global Hunger Index 2019 map

Congress party fudges Global Hunger Index numbers to falsely claim that India’s rank has gone down after 2014

Congress puts 2014 number in 2019 scale to claim India's global hunger index has done down after 2014

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

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

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".

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

‘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.

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.

Abusive ‘journalist’ Swati Chaturvedi spreads fake news, tweets photoshopped image of PM Modi wearing Arabic attire

Swati Chaturvedi, abusive troll masquerading as a journalist, has yet again been caught red-handed after propagating fake news.
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

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.

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