Viral: 2008 bronze statue of Sardar Patel by Gujarati sculptor circulated as Statue of Unity

A Chinese looking Sardar Patel? If social media is to be believed, the first pictures of the Statue of Unity have revealed that Sardar Patel’s face has very strong Chinese features. The world’s largest statue built at a cost of Rs. 2989 crores is rea...

Viral: 2010 image of crowded train shared as migrants fleeing Gujarat in recent violence

"गुजरात से भागते बिहार और यूपी के लोग भारत पाकिस्तान विभाजन 1947 याद आ गया (People from UP and Bihar feeling Gujarat. A reminder of India Pakistan separation in 1947)." An image of a crowded local train was circulated by Facebook page The Headline on...

Old, unrelated image from 2013 used to portray police response to recent farmers’ agitation

Violent clashes took place between police and farmers on October 2 when security personnel sought to prevent farmers from several states from entering the national capital. The farmers who had been agitating under the aegis of the Bharatiya Kisan Uni...

Aligarh ‘encounter’: Media outlets wrongly report Umar Khalid involved in abducting kin of deceased

In an alleged case of fake encounters, the Uttar Pradesh police on September 21 shot dead two purported criminals - Mustaqeem and Naushad - in Aligarh's Harduaganj, and 'invited' media personnel to film the act. Aligarh SP Atul Srivastava later refut...

The shadowy world of Flynn Remedios – IndiaScoops, IndiaScribes, Bollywood and more

IndiaScoops is a website that recently came under the scanner after it published a report which claimed that 35 lakh rupees had been spent by the PMO for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's yoga video and photoshoot on International Yoga Day on June 21. A...

Pakistani journalists and media house share fake video of Kashmiri being tortured in India

Hamid Mir, a prominent Pakistani journalist and news anchor has shared a gruesome video of a Kashmiri being purportedly tortured in India. He tweeted, "Look at this torture in Kashmir and see who is making this torture?One can understand that why Ind...

Accident during Muharram procession portrayed as sword attack by Muslims on Hindu boy

A claim about a Hindu boy's throat being slit by a sword during a Muharram procession in Gauri Bazar area of Deoria district in Uttar Pradesh is circulating on social media."देवरिया के गौरीबाजार थानाक्षेत्र में इस्लामिक आतंकियों ने मुहर्रम के जुलूस क...

Mohandas Pai falls for impostor BBC website listing Congress among world’s most corrupt parties

The fake news website BBCNewsHub.com has struck again claiming among other people, T.V. Mohandas Pai and BJP MP, Subramanian Swamy as its latest victims. “Shocking list. One Indian political party included” tweeted Pai while sharing an article listin...

Misleading video circulated as death of child in Bihar due to Bharat bandh protest

As the country witnessed Bharat bandh announced by the Congress party to protest record fuel prices, a video went viral on social media, which showed a man holding a dead baby in his hand and expressing his anguish over losing his child. It has been ...

Viral picture of Germans protesting fuel-price hike is of a traffic jam in China

As petrol and diesel prices continue to increase to a record high amidst protests in several states, an image from a Facebook page, India Dekho has also gone viral on social media. It states, "In Germany, within one hour of the government increasing ...

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