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No researcher from Wuhan involved in study: NCBS slams The Hindu for spreading misinformation amidst the Coronavirus crisis

The Hindu track record on issues of grave importance continues to be irresponsible.
The Congress lies about Budget 2020, claims Modi Govt has reduced funds for Indian Railways: Here are the facts

Congress lies about Budget 2020, claims Modi Govt has reduced funds for Indian Railways: Here are the facts

Congress lies and claimed that the Railway Budget had been cut by the Indian government in the Budget
Urmila Matondkar compares CAA to Rowlatt Act: Here is why she is wrong

Former Congress Leader Urmila Matondkar compares CAA to Rowlatt Act: Here is how she is wrong

The Rowlatt Act saw its resurgence in 1971 when Indira Gandhi passed the contentious Maintenance of Internal Security Act (MISA).

Arvind Kejriwal lies: AAP Supremo had promised 15 lakh CCTV cameras for Delhi more than once during 2015 elections

Arvind Kejriwal during 2015 AAP manifesto release had promised 15 lakh CCTV cameras across Delhi.
Hindu Jinn

Viral video claiming to show forceful conversion of Hindu woman actually shows Hindu Jinn in Muslim woman’s body converted to Islam in Bangladesh

Video of a peer converting a Hindu Jinn in a Muslim woman’s body falsely circulated as conversion of Hindu woman to Islam
'Repeat a lie until it becomes the truth': Shashi Tharoor again falsely accuses of Savarkar of being the first to advocate the two-nation theory

Repeat a lie until it becomes the truth: Shashi Tharoor again falsely accuses of Savarkar of being first to advocate two-nation theory

Shashi Tharoor claimed that Veer Savarkar propagated the two-nation theory before the Muslim League
Rajdeep Sardesai had made false claim to mock HM Amit Shah's speech, later deleted when reality was pointed out

‘Journalist’ Rajdeep Sardesai shares fake news on Amit Shah’s Delhi rally, deletes his tweets twice as reality is pointed out

Rajdeep tweaked his earlier tweet a bit to mean that Amit Shah spoke very little on the issues of electricity, housing and education contrary to his earlier tweet where he had categorically stated that Amit Shah did not utter a word.
Jaaved Jaaferi dangerous place

Actor Javed Jaaferi spreads fake news by Pakistani website claiming India has become the most dangerous place to live

The claim that India is ranked as the most dangerous place to live is completely false as no such survey was done

Fact-check: No, man suspected of putting bomb at Mangaluru Airport, Aditya Rao, is not RSS worker

After Mangaluru Airport bomb case accused Aditya Rao surrendered before police, rumours were floated on social media that he is an RSS worker.
JNU server

JNU RTI reply said no server room at main gate so no damage there, media spreads fake news claiming server room was not damaged

Media spreads fake news claiming JNU servers were not damaged by misquoting an RTI reply
Congress campaign song for Delhi elections has protest march led by Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata

Delhi elections: Congress campaign song passes off Mamata Banerjee-led protest march from Kolkata as Delhi infrastructure

Congress’ campaign song tries to pass off Mamata Banerjee-led protest march from Kolkata as one by Congress

How The Hindu lied that IIT-KGP’s Research Council had condemned ‘unprecedented violence and terror’ at JNU: Read details

The Hindu published a report that claimed that 'scholars' at IIT-Kharagpur had issued a statement in solidarity with the students of JNU

Altnews, co-founded by two Muslims, spreads misinformation about Hindu Swastika

Alt News falsely claims that Swastika without four dots can't be Hindu symbol
The Print's report was used by the IMA to release a scathing letter asking the PM to either 'prove the allegations or apologise'

IMA issues statement asking PM Modi to ‘prove or apologise’ over The Print’s fake claim, Pharmaceutical Alliance bust their bubble

Not stopping at ordering the PM to 'prove or apologise' over an unfounded claim, the IMA also went ahead to preach that the government is doing this to divert attention from the failure of Ayushman Bharat, which, they claimed, is a 'non-starter.'
Fact check: Did Central govt 'ignore Left-ruled Kerala' in releasing flood relief fund, as claimed by India Today

Fact check: Did Central govt ‘ignore Left-ruled Kerala’ in releasing flood relief fund, as claimed by India Today

IndiaToday article claimed that the Centre has not allocated any funds for Kerala flood relief.
kavita krishnan Karl Marx

Marxist Kavita Krishnan lies about Karl Marx, says the son of a lawyer came from an extremely poor family

Karl Marx was born into a wealthy family and his father was lawyer, but Kavita Krishnan says he came from an extremely poor family

Fact check: Was Jawaharlal Nehru a volunteer with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh

Jawarharlal Nehru in an attire similar to that of the RSS has surfaced many times in the past too
wankhede fake news

Fact-Check: Has Wankhede Stadium really banned the colour black during India vs Australia cricket match for fear of protests?

Contrary to claims that black colour banned in India-Australia match, spectators are seen in black cloths in Wankhede Stadium

Fact-Check: Is the viral image of a ‘Shudra man’ feeding off leftovers from the street in Uttar Pradesh as it is claimed?

A user on Twitter shared an image claiming a 'Shudra man' was feeding on leftovers from a religious ceremony in Uttar Pradesh.
Just days after apologising unconditionally in court for spreading fake news, Rajdeep Sardesai lies in a Hyderabad speech

Rajdeep Sardesai lies in a Hyderabad speech just days after apologising unconditionally in court for spreading fake news

“Indians no longer voting for values, but for individuals”– said the controversial journalist Rajdeep Sardesai
JNU violence: Claims surface of JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh directing masked mob to attack, video goes viral

India Today ‘journalist’ fails to comprehend science and tech, spreads false propaganda on JNU servers

The 'journalist' who seems to have no idea regarding how the system of email works implied that if emails could be sent from these servers, how could someone claim that servers have been damaged by left-wing students.
India Today sting on JNU violence: How Rahul Kanwal passed off a JNUSU activist as an ABVP member

India Today sting on JNU violence: Here is how Rahul Kanwal passed off a JNUSU activist as an ABVP member

The India Today sting operation where they claim to mask JNU violence goons is marred with fake news
Aishe Ghosh JNU

Fact Check: Did JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh appear with the plaster on right hand and left hand at different occasions?

Mirror images of actual photographs used to claim that JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh switched her injured hand
Fact-check: Is this masked goon seen attacking JNU an ABVP activist as alleged

Fact-check: Is this masked goon seen attacking JNU an ABVP activist as alleged

On Sunday, masked goons carrying sticks and rods and had indulged in violence inside the JNU campus
NDTV Townhall With Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

Fixed match? NDTV’s townhall meeting with Arvind Kejriwal had AAP workers asking him questions and praising AAP govt in Delhi

Three Delhi citizens who praised the Arvind Kejriwal govt in a townhall show on NDTV turn out to be active AAP workers

Journalists use Nankana Sahib attack to claim CAA does not help persecuted minorities entering India after 2014, here is how they are wrong

Contrary to claims by journalists, CAA helps persecuted minorities from 3 countries entering India after 2014 also
NDTV displays misleading infographics to claim BJP has the highest number of criminal MPs

NDTV shields Muslim rioters, says not 57 but could find only 1 police officer who suffered bullet wounds, UP police calls the lies out

The Uttar Pradesh police took to Twitter to fact-check NDTV and call out their lies on the anti-CAA riots
Nidhi Razdan Arvind Kejriwal CAA lie

Arvind Kejriwal indulges in fearmongering about CAA using lies, NDTV’s Nidhi Razdan contributes to his falsehoods

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal crossed all limits of lies on CAA, and Nidhi Razdan contributed to his lies
Media organisations whitewash vandalism of Hanuman Temple to assert agitated Hindus were the aggresors

Latest media reports about anti-CAA violence in Patna make no mention of Hanuman Temple that was vandalised

Media outlets hardly elaborate on the violence that had taken place during these "peaceful anti-CAA protests" in Patna

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