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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

AAP’s Atishi Marlena passes off foreign country’s sewer treatment plant image as Delhi’s Okhla

Passing off California's sewer treatment plant image as Okhla in Delhi is not the misleading part about the post. 

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

No lessons learnt: Rahul Gandhi lies profusely the first time he speaks in Parliament after 2019 elections

This time again, Rahul Gandhi spread lies even as he delivered his first speech in the 17th Lok Sabha
Many media outlets and politicians had claimed that the finance ministry has been denying access to media persons

Fact Check: Is the Finance Ministry restricting media entry in its premises as claimed by the media and Congress?

The Finance Ministry has even set up an air-conditioned waiting room where adequate seats and charging points are provided for electronic gear. Arrangements for tea and coffee have also been made. However, media persons have to seek prior appointments before entering the ministry premises.
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.

Yet another fake ‘hate crime’, Kanpur incident of Muslim auto driver thrashed for not chanting ‘Jai Shri Ram’ is fake

A drunken brawl was given religious colour and peddled as hate crime when the Muslim auto driver claimed he was made to chant 'Jai Shri Ram'

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.

Sonia Gandhi indulges in fearmongering, opposes corporatisation of Railway production units by terming it as ‘privatisation’ in parliament

Sonia Gandhi lies in Parliament, says corporatisation of Railway production units mean privatisation

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'.
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot blatanly lies about Pehlu Khan’s inclusion in the charge-sheet

Rajasthan: CM Ashok Gehlot blatantly lies; Pehlu Khan and his sons named in the charge-sheet for cattle smuggling

OpIndia is in possession of the charge-sheet filed by the Rajasthan police in December 2018 which clearly mentions Pehlu Khan as ‘slain accused’.
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
Delhi police TikTok stunt video

Not our car, not our man: Delhi Police’s clarification over viral TikTok video

Police have clarified that the vehicle that used was of a private contractor and the stunt was performed by the friend of the private driver of the vehicle.
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.

Shashi Tharoor distorts government reply given in Parliament, presents 3-year-old numbers as current data

Tharoor's assertion that thousands of cases under IPC section 377 at present is wrong and misleading, which can be proved by a casual reading of the answer given by the ministry.

‘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.

LokSatta and Karan Thapar scolded by Press Council of India for peddling fake news against the RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

While Thapar maintained that his mistake of wrongly attributing quotes to Dr Mohan Bhagwat was bonafide, the PCI has taken a tough stand against Thapar.
Gurugram incident turning out to be not what was claimed on MSM and social media

Times of India whitewashes Aligarh murder, downplays brutality, blames social media for ‘communal spin’

Since AltNews' attempts to whitewash the crimes and downplay the brutality has failed, elements in mainstream media has taken it upon themselves to push the narrative.

AltNews exposes itself, accuses police officer of lying but won’t pull down ‘fact-check’ based on his quotes

Self-proclaimed fact-check website, AltNews had recently tried to dilute the charges of brutality heaped on the 3-year-old victim in Aligarh.

How media glossed over the fact that dancers were asked to strip at an Eid celebration and not just any ‘cultural event’

The reportage surrounding this horrific incident in Assam has been nothing short of shameful, to say the least.
AltNews founder misleads people about BJP's 2014 promise about 'sending guilty MPs and MLAs to jail within a year'

Here is how AltNews fabricated a police quote to downplay the brutality heaped on the Aligarh child victim

OpIndia asked SSP Kulhary whether he gave any statement to AltNews where he denied that the victim's eyes were not gouged out and her arm was not amputated. SSP Kulhary categorically denied having given the statement

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