Tuesday, May 26, 2020

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An NGO writes to govt asking for study into the use of Ganga water in treating Coronavirus, Shekhar Gupta’s The Print makes it Modi...

The Print claimed that Modi govt wants study on use of Ganga water for Coronavirus, while it was a request by NGO Atulya Ganga

Journalist Punya Prasun Bajpai posts Pakistani image, claims it is ‘mother India’s feet’

Yesterday, former Aaj Tak and ABP News journalist Punya Prasun Bajpai had posted an image which showed the chapped, rough feet of some children. He added the text, "Mother India ke panv dekhe hain kabhi"? which means, 'have you ever seen the feet of mother India?

Fact-check: Did Indian Air Force shower flower petals on the migrant workers walking home amid coronavirus lockdown

An image was shared on social media where a helicopter was seen showering flower petals as migrant workers walked home amid coronavirus lockdown

The Hindu publishes fake news claiming that Railways is charging extra money from stranded migrants to travel in special trains: Read details

While The Hindu reported that passengers will have to pay Rs 50 extra for special trains, actually state govts are paying for the trains

Fact check: The viral video of Rishi Kapoor blessing his fan in hospital is not his ‘last message’. Here are the facts

Hours after the death of veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, a video of him listening to a song in a hospital has gone viral. The video is widely reported to be the 'last video message' by Kapoor shot last night, hours before his demise.

Hand not paralysed, advised home quarantine: How AltNews lied in ‘fact-check’ to exonerate Muslim man who threw currency note at a petrol pump

AltNews furthered fake news in their alleged 'fact-check', to shield a Muslim man who was seen throwing a currency note inside a petrol pump recently.

Congress leader Udit Raj spreads misinformation about coronavirus test kits, ICMR calls out the fake news

Congress leader Dr Udit Raj claimed that while 17 companies in India were ready to provide coronavirus testing kits for as low as Rs 500, PM Modi gave the contract to one Gujarat-based company for Rs 4,500 per kit.

Congress and AAP IT cell join hands to spread falsehood that the attack on Arnab Goswami was staged

Just because Republic tweeted about the attack Arnab Goswami late, Congress and AAP trolls claim some people knew it before it happened

Ambedkarnagar Police busts fake news spread by UP Congress, Samajwadi Party and others regarding death of young boy Rizwan amidst coronavirus lockdown

Ambedkarnagar Police has refuted claims made on social media that one Rizwan Ahmad died after being beaten by the Police.

How the Telegraph, Logical Indian and assorted propagandists blamed Hindus for a Muslim man refusing to eat food prepared by a Dalit

Seraj Ahmad refused to eat food cooked by a Dalit but for the Telegraph, Logical Indian, and other propagandists, Hindus are at fault

Latest News

25 lakh migrant workers returned to state so far amidst Coronavirus pandemic: UP CM Yogi Adityanath

The Yogi Adityanath govt has been working relentlessly to provide employment and various other facilities to the migrant workers who have returned to the state amidst the nationwide lockdown

UP: Police books over two dozen people for gathering in large groups to offer Eid namaz in a Muzaffarnagar Mosque

Defying administration's repeated appeals, a raft of Muslims congregated at the mosque in Kajian colony in Muzaffarnagar to offer prayers on the occasion of Eid-al-Fitr

Styrene gas tragedy: LG Polymers was warned over toxic styrene levels, green ministry red flags delay by Andhra govt: Report

A major chemical leak from the LG Polymers plant near Visakhapatnam impacted villages in a five-km radius

Coronavirus outbreak: Congress demands a fresh Union Budget, claims the pandemic demands increased spending by the centre

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram in his column has argued that the present scenario has rendered the Union Budget declared in February irrelevant

England: Pakistani arrested for vandalising Guru Arjan Dev Gurdwara, note on Kashmir posted in the Gurdwara recovered

In the attack which took place on May 25 morning at Guru Arjan Dev Gurdwara in Derby, England, the unidentified man had broken the Gurudwara's windows

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Mumbai Police issues prohibitory order, to take action against messages on social media: Here is how it curbs criticism against Uddhav Govt

For MLA Aaditya Thackeray too, the most worrying aspect of the pandemic in Maharashtra is the ‘hate on social media'

Paatal Lok morphed image of Yogi, other leaders to show corrupt character in the story: BJP MLA files complaint against Anushka Sharma

Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma is yet to respond to the allegations meted out against her web series Paatal Lok

Delhi: Tanker operators say AAP MLA Prakash Jarwal collected bribes up to Rs 60 lakhs a month

The accusations of graft against AAP MLA Prakash Jarwal came to light after a water tanker owner, Dr Rajendra Singh, committed suicide alleging harassment for payment from the AAP MLA and his aide Kapil Nagar

Here is the truth about the fake TIME magazine cover page shared by Ravish Kumar and subsequently deleted

His legendary capacity to peddle fake news was once again exposed when Ravish Kumar shared a fake TIME magazine cover in a bid to malign PM Modi.

Fact-check: Did South African Church pastor make congregants drink Dettol to ‘cure coronavirus’

Prophet Rufus Phala of AK Spiritual Christian Church has a history of making his followers drink disinfectants such as Dettol

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