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Congress responds to Smriti Irani's press conference on Rahul Gandhi's dubious land deals with a hitjob against her

Congress responds to Smriti Irani’s press conference on Rahul Gandhi’s dubious land deals with a hitjob against her

The allegations against Smriti Irani appear to be a rather desperate on Congress' part to deflect attention from its President's links to arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari.

Huffington Post claims government’s e-governance data is fake only because it shows achievement of Modi govt

Huffpost does not like that govt has done well in e-governance, so they complain about things included in it.

Fact check: Various media outlets lie about the 2002 Godhra carnage scene being recreated for a film

A crew member of the film confirmed to OpIndia that no train coach was set on fire to recreate the Godhra carnage scene.

Pakistani journalist spread fake news about Indian drone shot down using old photo of American drone

India does not use American drones, but Pakistani journalist uses photo of crashed American drone to say Pakistan shot down Indian spy drone

Rahul Gandhi’s barbs against NSA Ajit Doval for the Kandahar episode is malicious and bereft of facts

Some of the journalists who had covered the incident had also revealed that Vajpayee government in 1999 had to release three terrorists because the media at that time created too much pressure on the government due to their hysterical coverage of the IC 814 hijacking.

Journalist exposes ignorance about road-safety, claims Expressways should not have speed limits

According to the National Criminal Bureau Record (NCRB) data, in 2015, the total road accidents in India accounted for 4,64,674 accidents which have resulted in 1,48,707 traffic-related deaths in India.
OpIndia.com's response to International Fact Checking Network's rejection of its application for accreditation

OpIndia’s response to International Fact Checking Network’s rejection of its application for accreditation

OpIndia.com's rejection by IFCN further confirms that the organization of fact-checkers is merely another liberal echo-chamber. It also shows that IFCN is concerned less about the quality of fact-checking and more about the political inclinations of the applicant.

Some facts you need to know about the newly introduced charges for Aadhaar based e-KYC authentication

Misinformation being spread about the newly introduced charges for e-KYC authentication, which is payable by institutions, not end-consumers

“Our people” were martyred when Indian Air Force “attacked” Pakistan: Thus spake the poster boy of Pakistan

Rahul Gandhi said that a few days ago, the Indian Airforce "attacked" Pakistan and dropped bombs. In the process, some of our men also martyred.

Rahul Gandhi adds another falsehood to his Rafale lies, says Rafale engine was to be made in Odisha

When a girl asked Rahul Gandhi about Congress plans for developing sports in Odisha, he replied Modi gave 30000 crore to Anil Ambani

After ’eminent journalists’, Rahul Gandhi lies about the martyr status of CRPF and BSF soldiers

Rahul Gandhi, while addressing a rally at Kangra, Himachal Pradesh claimed that paramilitary forces do not get the status of martyrs.

Rahul Gandhi goes back to Indira Gandhi’s ‘gareebi hatao’ punchline while lying about Modi’s track record

Rahul Gandhi, just like his grandmother Indira Gandhi is still selling the idea of 'Garibi Hatao', which intends to end poverty in the country if Congress comes to power. In 1971, the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had used the ‘Garibi Hatao’ theme in the election campaign. 
The Wire and Congress journalist spread fake image of Republic TV deriding Indian Army, Arnab Goswami slams 'ISI propagandists"

The Wire journalist and Congress leader spread fake Republic TV image deriding Army, Arnab says ‘Pak propagandists in India helping ISI’

Other than Congress leader, the photoshopped image was shared by numerous other people, it was retweeted by propagandist Rohini Singh of The Wire and was also picked up Pakistani media

Fact Check: Did Navjot Singh Sidhu say that Indian Army is scared as reported by a Pakistani news channel

Pakistani TV channel say Sidhu said army is scared, but there is no evidence of the same

Fact Check: Did India lie about shooting down Pakistani F-16 fighter jet?

Asia Times claims there is proof of India shooting down Pakistani F-16 jet, based on a social media rumour and claims made by Pakistan

The New York Times peddles anti-India narrative with half-truths and whole lies

In an article titled, "After India Loses Dogfight to Pakistan, Questions Arise About Its ‘Vintage’ Military", the writer Maria Abi-Habib has carefully omitted some facts and indulged in pushing a false narrative that projects Indian Armed Forces in a poor light.

Rahul Gandhi takes credit for Amethi Ordnance Factory, but it was lying idle before Modi revived it

Interestingly, even after three years of the inauguration, the factory at Amethi did not even have carbine design which it can produce. The CAG in its audit report of 2010-11 had observed that the sanction of an ordnance factory at Amethi was an ill-conceived idea for several reasons.

Pro-AAP video blogger associated with Dhruv Rathee caught spreading fake audio on Pulwama attack

Dandiya had spread a doctored audio clip where he claimed BJP leaders had planned the Pulwama terror attack.

Portal run by former SFI worker publishes fake news about Air Marshal C Hari Kumar, DailyHunt spreads it to millions

The website which was amongst the first to spread the fake news is run by a former SFI district secretary.

Air Marshal C Hari Kumar who led 26 February air strikes in Pakistan retires, Pakistanis propagate as if he’s ‘sacked’

Air Marshal Chandrashekharan Hari Kumar played a pivotal role in the February 26 airstrikes which destroyed Jaish-e-Mohammad terror camps in Pakistan

Youth Congress’ magazine caught spreading fake video claiming to be that of WC Abhinandan’s wife

Congress stoops to a new low as Youth Congress' magazine spreads fake video of a lady claiming to be Wing Commander Abhinandan's wife

Caught red-handed, Pakistanis spread fake news that the missile used to target Indian military assets does not belong to them

Soon after Indian Air Force displayed the pieces of AIM-120 AMRAAM missiles, which are compatible only with the F16 jets used by Pakistan Air Force to violate Indian airspace on March 27, Pakistanis on Twitter started disowning the missiles.
Many handles, including a self proclaimed Congress worker and DU professor were found spreading the video

Congress worker among others found peddling fake video claiming to be that of WC Abhinandan’s wife

Earlier today, sources have reported that the government of India has refused to allow Pakistan to use the captured pilot as a bargaining chip and asserted that he should be released immediately under the rules of Geneva convention.
statement by 21 opposition parties

Congress and other opposition parties peddle lies on all-party meeting, get support from Pakistan

The joint statement issued by the 21 opposition parties lies blatantly that there have been no all-party meetings convened by the PM.

Scam accused bureaucrat threatens Kapil Mishra in personal capacity on official letterhead, gets suspended

He was earlier hand-picked by Aam Aadmi Party government for Delhi Dialogue Commission, but he soon turned against AAP.

Media spreads lie the Mirage 2000 jets used in India’s air strike on terror camps in Pakistan are made by HAL

Several media houses falsely claim that the MIrage 2000 jets used in air strike on terror camps in Pakistan are made by HAL.

Gujarat Samachar creates panic by spreading lies about Unregulated Deposit Schemes Ordinance

Claims by section of media that Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Ordinance will harm regular businesses is wrong and baseless, govt has clarified
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CNN News 18 spreads half truth about Indigo not allowing Kashmiri family to board flight on ‘flimsy pretext’

CNN News 18 reported this morning that a Kashmiri family was not allowed to board a flight by Indigo Airlines on 'flimsy pretext' of their surname not being mentioned.

Another gaffe by Youth Congress, shares poster of Narendra Modi’s popularity with wrong claim

Youth Congress mistakes a Times Group online to be BJP internal poll

After India’s diplomatic win, Pakistan media changes the UNSC statement to suit its false narrative on Pulwama attack

After the UNSC issued a strong statement against the Pulwama terrorist attack and named JeM, thereby registering a major diplomatic win for India, media in Pakistan has resorted to obfuscation and twisting the statement to suit their fundamentalist narratives

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