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‘We are shocked at the brazen and desperate strong-arm tactics of the State Home Minister’, Republic TV accuses Maharashtra govt of vendetta
The Republic TV also accused the Maharashtra government of re-opening cases against the media houses for after it exposed fake claims made by the Maharashtra government regarding the unavailability of trains.
Railways calls out misinformation again, 3 new cases of prior ailments misreported as deaths due to negligence
On Wednesday, May 27, 2020, Jagran published a news claiming that four people died on Shramik Express due to negligence.
Maharashtra government goes all out against Republic TV, orders CID probe against Arnab Goswami and his channel in a two-year-old suicide case
CID investigation ordered against Arnab Goswami by Maharashtra Home Minister in a case which was already closed by court
Caravan India journalist spreads lies that 10 migrants have died due to hunger while going back in Shramik Express
On Tuesday, Caravan India journalist Vidya Krishnan took to Twitter to claim that 40 Shramik Express trains got lost and that the government 'forgot' to feed the passengers which led to death of at least 10 people.
Dainik Bhaskar’s report on deaths due to lack of food and water on Shramik Express misleading, Indian Railways reveals
The Indian Railways today called out the Dainik Bhaskar report which claimed that Shramik Express trains run by the Railways were were delayed by a week because of which as many as seven people lost their lives.
Do not spread hatred on social media: OSD to Tripura CM slams Asaduddin Owaisi for giving communal colour to an incident of rivalry
OSD to the Tripura CM slams Asaduddin Owaisi for trying to incite people by sharing a misleading report by TDN World
NYTimes publishes name of murder victim among long list of coronavirus victims, corrects after being pointed out by netizens
Devoid of photographs, graphics, and advertisement, the international newspaper carried the stories of 1000 victims of the Chinese pandemic who have been reduced to mere statistics.
NDTV cites ‘sources’ to claim Indian Jawans were detained and then released by China, Indian Army categorically rejects
The Indian Army has said no troops patrolling the border have been detained by the Chinese troops. "This is not true," stated an officer speaking to ANI.
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.
Pinjra Tod ‘activist’ arrested for inciting Delhi riots was a columnist with The Wire and Newslaundry
Delhi police arrested two women, Natasha Narwal, who was also a columnist with The Wire and Devangna Kalita for inciting the anti-Hindu Delhi riots
SC asks central govt to identify private hospitals which were given free land, directs those hospitals to treat Coronavirus patients for free
The Bench headed by CJI SA Bobde observed that the hospitals that were given free lands should treat Coronavirus patients for free
Maharashtra forest department mulls sterilizing tigers in Chandrapur district to control population: Report
The forest department in Maharashtra plans to sterilise 20 male tigers, apart from trans-locating 50 other tigers
Visakhapatnam doctor who was suspended for demanding PPE kits writes to medical superintendent, claims he is being given antipsychotics at the mental hospital
The videos of a police constable kicking and flooring the bare-chested Visakhapatnam doctor had gone viral on social media
US President Donald Trump threatens “big action” against Twitter after his tweets were labelled as ‘misleading’
Twitter had marked Donald Trump's tweets about mail-in ballot box with a fact-check warning label which read “Get the facts about mail-in ballots”
Old photos of wildfires all over the world used to falsely claim severe wildfire in Uttarakhand, police to file FIR against fake news peddlers
Images shared on social media sites soon drew traction and many media houses reported that Uttarakhand has been burning in a forest fire for the last four days
Paatal Lok changes the morphed image with BJP leader where he is shown next to corrupt character after he files a complaint against Anushka...
Days after BJP MLA Nandkishore Gurjar filed a complaint against Amazon Prime series Paatal Lok producer Anushka Sharma for using a morphed image of himself without his permission, the producers have changed the image.
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Journalist Rana Ayyub lies, shares a video on Instagram to claim a passenger on-board Shramik train had died of hunger
The Railways sources have clarified that the woman was suffering from a prolonged illness
1100-year-old monolithic sandstone Shivling unearthed in Vietnam’s Cham temple complex in My Son Sanctuary
The 9th-century fully intact Shivling is part of a complex of Hindu temples which were constructed by the Champa Empire between 4th century CE and 13th century CE.
‘Yeh bhaiya bataiye ki vaccine kab aayegi’, Rahul Gandhi’s question to public health expert triggers another joke fest on Twitter
Twitter users speculated whether Rahul Gandhi was asking for vegetable or grocery items to a local vendor.