Monday, March 30, 2020

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The Quint transforms an engineer to a doctor, peddles fake news saying India is already in the middle of community transmission of Coronavirus

Dr Girdhar Gyani is not even a 'doctor' as claimed by 'journalist' Poonam Agarwal of the Quint. He is an Engineer with a PhD degree.

Did Gujarat company ‘CoSara’ become ‘the first and only’ company to get ​license to make Covid-19 testing kits? Here are the facts

Saket Gokhale tweeted a thread where he alleged that he had found evidence of "corruption and favouritism during the Covid-19 pandemic

Director of AltNews Nirjhari Sinha shares old picture to protest against PM Modi’s call to stay home amidst coronavirus outbreak

Nirjhari Sinha posted an old photo from 2016 to express her disapproval of PM Modi's announcement of total lockdown even as the spread of coronavirus in India enters a crucial phase

Caravan editor spreads fake news, claims Coronavirus tests are not free in India

Caravan editor Vinod K Jose claimed that while Coronavirus tests are free or very cheap in other countries, it is ₹4500 in India

Coronavirus: AltNews founder, Shekhar Gupta and others spread unverified claims by a fake twitter account

Self-proclaimed fact-checker AltNews founder Pratik Sinha and ThePrint chief Shekhar Gupta today retweeted a tweet from a fake account, thereby spreading misinformation to millions amidst coronavirus outbreak.

Shashi Tharoor shares dubious claims hailing Kerala govt from a hoax site, then refuses to delete it because ‘it is viral now’

The site Britishherald.com has long been debunked as a hoax site. Many Twitter users had pointed out the issues regarding the authenticity of the site to him.

The truth behind “expert” Ramanan Laxminarayanan, who is being promoted by media to create Coronavirus panic

Ramanan Laxminarayanan, due to scale of current health emergency, perhaps now looking at opportunities to promote his commercial interests.

TMC politician shares old picture of over​crowded railway station to allege mishandling of Coronavirus: Here is the truth

The Wuhan Coronavirus has created havoc globally with over 3,00,000 cases and 12,948 deaths as of last evening.

Posts claiming presence of swans, dolphins in canals of Venice after Wuhan Coronavirus outbreak turns out to be misleading

Despite the clarification, Kaveri has not deleted her misleading Twitter posts. Speaking to the NGC, she argued that her posts were still relevant because waters in Venice are clearer than usual a result of decreased boat activity and that is what mattered to her.

Media misleads public on nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus scare, govt calls reports baseless

HW News resorted to fear-mongering by claiming that there were rumours of a pan-India lockdown afterPM Modi's public address

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Pakistan heaps praise on China amid Coronavirus pandemic, Imran Khan’s advisor says stranded students in Wuhan grateful to Pakistan for not evacuating them

The world has a lot to learn from China regarding the prevention and control of communicable diseases: Imran Khan’s adviser said

UP Govt takes over Jaypee Sports City to house migrants returning from Delhi in quarantine

Authorities in Noida have decided to take over the Jaypee Sports City in order to house the migrants fleeing to UP from Delhi.

Coronavirus fight: Assam man offers to donate 4 acres of land to build a hospital for treatment of COVID-19 patients

Krishna Mahanta has written a letter to the Kaliabor Sub-Divisional Officer offering to donate land for COvid-19 hospital

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Infosys employee Mujeeb Mohammad arrested for asking people to ‘spread the virus’ by sneezing in public, fired by the company

Although earlier Infosys said that it could be a case of mistaken identity, later they admitted he was their employee & fired him

PM Narendra Modi launches “Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund” to receive public donations for fight against Covid-19

This fund will enable micro-donations and large number of people will be able to contribute with smallest of denominations

Manufactured crisis? Delhi govt cut electricity and water supply of migrant workers​, told them buses were waiting for them at UP border

Essentially, it seems like the Delhi government manufactured a crisis and forced migrant workers to flock to the UP border amidst Coronavirus lockdown

Ramayana in the digital​ age: The first​ episode crashes Doordarshan website, top searched in India on Google

As the first episode of Ramayan went live, Ramanand Sagar's Ramayana on Doordarshan become the top search on Google in India

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Terrorist who attacked Sikhs in Afghanistan was one Mohammed Sajid Kuthirummal who had escaped from Kasargod, Kerala in 2015 to join ISIS

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