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Fake video of Major Prafulla ‘giving instructions while injured’ is viral on social media

"Major Prafulla giving instructions to his unit though shot and collapsed thereafter", a video with the aforementioned message is currently viral on social media. It is being claimed that Major Prafulla Ambadas Moharkar, who was killed in the ceasefi...

Sushma Swaraj on a blocking spree on Twitter – Isn’t it unfair to do so as a Minister?

External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj has stirred up a twitter storm by blocking some popular right-wing handles on Twitter. The block feature on twitter allows users to block other users from interacting with them or viewing their tweets. There a...

Was Atal Bihari Vajpayee passenger of India’s first ever Metro as claimed by PM Modi?

"Hamare liye garv ki baat hai ki 24 December 2002 ko Atal Bihari Vajpayee iss desh ke sabse pehle metro ke passenger bane they" (It is a matter of pride for us that on December 24, 2002 Atal Bihari Vajpayee became a passenger in the country's first m...

Communal rumour mongering in Karnataka by BJP MP Shobha Karandlaje and BJP Spokesperson Tajinder Bagga

Communal tension has been raging in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka over the last three weeks. Adding fuel to the fire are politicians from the state who belong to the Bharatiya Janata Party. BJP MP from Karnataka Shobha Karandlaje on December 1...

RSS Ideologue among those spreading fake news to malign Justice OP Saini of 2G scam verdict

"What a coincidence, Dec 21 2017 : Judge OP Saini clears Kanimozhi and A Raja of all charges in 2G Scam, Feb 2 2017 : Judge OP Saini clears Maran brothers of all charges in 2G Scam, Feb 5 2012: Judge OP Saini clears P Chidambaram of all charges in 2G...
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Journalism: The News Minute’s coverage of Paresh Mesta incident

Communal violence erupted in Uttara Kanada district of Karnataka in the first week of December after the body of Paresh Mesta was found floating on a lake in Honnavar town of the district. The region had been volatile for a week following clashes bet...

BJP MP Pratap Simha falls for Twitter account impersonating Saif Ali Khan’s daughter

“See the level of understanding actor Saif Ali Khan’s daughter is showing, which is lacking in grey haired and bald-headed journos n political pundits” tweeted BJP MP Pratap Simha after the announcement of Gujarat election results. He was quoting a t...

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav posts fake letter attributed to EC official alleging EVM tampering

Tejashwi Yadav, former Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar and son of RJD chief Lalu Prasad put out this letter on the evening of December 17, purportedly written by the Deputy Election Commissioner in Gandhinagar. The letter was addressed to the State El...
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BJP MP Kirron Kher posts fake photo of Indian army

Nationalism has been a dominant theme in recent political discourse and a part of this narrative is the eulogisation of the military. The Indian army has stationed soldiers at the Siachen glacier, the highest and toughest battlefield in the world whe...

Media bias in Gujarat elections: An analysis of hashtags used by TV Channels

Indian media has gone on an overdrive from the time that the Election Commission announced the dates of the Gujarat elections. It is not unexpected with Gujarat being Prime Minister Modi’s home state and his much touted Gujarat model of development. ...

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