How media outlets announced former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s death prematurely

Atal Bihari Vajpayee was admitted at AIIMS, Delhi for the past nine weeks and passed away at 5:05 PM on August 16, 2018. The 93-year-old former Prime Minister had suffered a stroke in 2009 that weakened his cognitive abilities. Subsequently, he also ...

Doordarshan deletes tweets, tries to cover-up Amit Shah’s flag hoisting blooper

“Tch, tch, tch…disaster”, a voice can be heard reacting spontaneously. The flag hoisting ceremony at the BJP Headquarters to mark India’s 72nd Independence Day did not quite go as per plan. As soon as the BJP President Amit Shah pulled the string, th...

Old riot video from Asansol shared as Hindu procession attacked by Muslims in Bhagalpur

"बिहार के भागलपूर मे मुसलमानो ने शोभायात्रा पर पत्थर फेके और आग लगा दिया। हिन्दुओ तूम बस सोते रहो । हिन्दु कि औलाद हो तो 1,2,3 जितने भी Group है share करो" (In Bhagalpur, Bihar, Muslim pelted stones at the Shobha Yatra and had set fire to it. Hindus ...

Did the Congress party use a mortuary van for political campaigning in Madhya Pradesh?

A photograph has been shared widely on social media, which shows an advertisement of a Congress party on a van. Those who have shared this image have claimed that the van is a mortuary van, and ridiculed the Congress party for using it for its politi...

Viral Video: False testimony by journalist that Umar Khalid was not attacked

In the afternoon of August 13, reports emerged from New Delhi that JNU student leader Umar Khalid was shot at by an unknown assailant. According to these reports, the incident took place outside the Constitution Club of India. Khalid escaped unhurt w...

Postcard News founder falsely claims Pakistan’s independence day to be celebrated in West Bengal

“Please look into this matter. Shame politics by T.M.C in W.B what is the meaning of "JASHN-E-AZADI" & also date mentioned 14th Aug. Are they Pakistanis. Need to step regarding this matter.” Mahesh Vikram Hegde is fanning the right-wing outrage...

False Claim: Girija Tripathi, accused in Deoria shelter home case is BJP MP Kalraj Mishra’s sister

A photoshopped screengrab of ABP News has been circulating on social media which claims that Girija Tripathi, an accused in the Deoria shelter home case is the sister of BJP MP Kalraj Mishra. A Facebook user, Naween Kumar Sah has shared a screengrab ...

Times HOW returns, snares Janta Ka Reporter this time with satirical tweet

"Just In : AAP will contest 2019 election alone", tweeted Times How on August 9, 2018. It quoted Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as saying, "After results, we will give outside support to Mahagathbandhan. Our party was formed to fight corruption...

Article outlining right-wing perspective on Kashmir falsely credited to author Ira Pande

'Kashmir is an integral part of India’. I have heard this line parroted by leaders of all political hues. It has always sounded like an arbitrary statement designed to rebuff Pakistan, and to reaffirm India’s military might over a coveted geographica...

Did UP police lathicharge youth sitting on dharna outside CM Yogi Adityanath’s residence?

A video has been shared by multiple accounts on Facebook, which shows policemen lathicharging young men who have gathered inside what appears to be a Government office complex. The claim accompanying the video is that these are unemployed youth who h...

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