Video shared with false claim that man sets his own car ablaze over Rs 35,000 fine - Alt News

 “35000\- ” (A man set his car on fire on being fined Rs.35000, and made his wife and children sit on the road with a …Read more at ...... Read More
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Video of biker knocked by speeding car in Brazil shared as Bengaluru - Alt News

 A video of a biker who while performing a stunt was knocked down by a speeding car on the road has been shared with the claim that the accident happened in Karnataka’s Bengaluru. In the video which seems to be filmed by a fellow rider, the biker can be seen performing a …Read more at ...... Read More
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No, India has not repaid all its World Bank loans in 6 years of PM Modi's governance - Alt News

 A viral claim on social media asserts that the Prime Minister Modi-led government has cleared all of India’s debt with the World Bank in the last six years. For 70 years India was the biggest borrower at the world Bank, Once every Indian born was a debtor at birth, the things… Posted …Read more at ...... Read More
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No, PM Modi isn't bowing to Gautam Adani's wife in this photo - Alt News

 A photograph of PM Modi bowing to a woman is being shared with the claim that she is Priti Gandhi, wife of Gautam Adani, chairperson of Adani Group.“ ( ) , PM ”, reads the message viral with …Read more at ...... Read More
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Fact-check: HDFC Bank insures Rs 1 lakh deposit per account holder - Alt News

 “RBI… , banks , legal framework .. , ..HDFC stamp , 1 insured 1 … …Read more at ...... Read More
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Did Abu Dhabi Crown Prince chant 'Jai Siya Ram'? Old video, false claim - Alt News

 “Abu Dhabi Crown Prince chanting Jai Siya Ram and Muslim lady from UAE carried Ramayana on her head Worshipped by millions of Hindus, This is how Lord Ram is worshipped across the globe.” A 45-second video clip has been shared on social media, with the claim that it shows the crown prince …Read more at ...... Read More
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Fact Check: Viral video of lost child is not from India but Pakistan

 A Facebook user posted a viral video of a policeman carrying a baby in his arms and asking for help to locate the kid's family. It is claimed that the baby was spotted in Nagpur railway station and can only speak Tamil, however, India Today Anti Fake News War Room (AFWA) found that the video was...... Read More
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Fact Check: Karti Chidambaram posts unrelated image from Scotland with plogging pics of PM Modi

 A recent video of Prime Minister Narendra Modi cleaning Tamil Nadu's Mamallapuram beach has initiated mixed response among netizens. While many appreciate the PM for the hands-on job, others call it a staged PR exercise executed with the help of a planned photoshoot.Read more at ...... Read More
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Fact Check: 4-year-old image of Bigg Boss goes viral with a communal twist

 The AFWA found that the black and white still image doing rounds on social media platforms is not from Bigg Boss season 13 but the show's season 9 which aired in 2015.Read more at ...... Read More
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Fact Check: 2-year-old incident of mob lynching in Gujarat passed off as recent one

 India Today Anti Fake News War Room (AFWA) has found that the incident is true but it happened two years ago. It seems Swara Bhasker also shared the article of October 2017, assuming it to be a recent one.Read more at ...... Read More
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Fact Check: After plogging pics, PM Modi targeted with old images of Banaras ghats

 India Today Anti Fake News War Room (AFWA) has found this to be a misleading claim. The images used in the viral Facebook post are not recent photographs of Varanasi's ghats. While one image is at least 10 years old, the other is three years old.Read more at ...... Read More
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Fact Check: Truth behind viral post of the largest snake killed in Amazon

 Did Africa's Royal British commandos kill the world's largest anaconda which was 134 feet long and weighed more than 2,000 kilos Did they take 37 days to kill the snake that had devoured over 250 humans and 2,300 animalsRead more at ...... Read More
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Fact Check: Dancing video of old woman passed off as PM Modi's mother Hira Ben

 India Today Anti Fake News War Room (AFWA) found that this is a wrong claim. The old woman in the viral video is not PM Modi's mother Hira Ben. This video was uploaded on YouTube on September 30, 2017 by one Ketan Chheda with the caption "Garba Fever".Read more at ...... Read More
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Fact Check: Video of self-immolation passed off as RSS men setting Christian couple on fire

 India Today Anti Fake News War Room (AFWA) has found that the claim with the video is misleading. The incident was from Mathura in Uttar Pradesh where a couple from the Thakur community set themselves on fire in front of a police station to protest alleged police apathy against a ha...... Read More
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Fact Check: Viral video of teargas shelling is not from Kashmir but Jakarta

 Recently a video of tear gas shelling by police has gone viral on Facebook with the claim that it is from Kashmir. However, the video is not from Kashmir but from Jakarta, Indonesia.Read more at ...... Read More
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Viral message falsely claims RBI has introduced new Rs 1000 note - Alt News

 Images of what appears to be a rupee note of 1000 denomination, have gone viral on social media. It has been claimed that this new currency note has been launched by the RBI. The two images supposedly represent the obverse and reverse side of the currency note. New Rs. 1000 note released …Read more at ...... Read More
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Has India's Global Hunger Index ranking fallen from 55 in 2014 to 102 in 2019? A fact-check - Alt News

 According to the latest Global Hunger Index (2019), India ranks a lowly 102 out of 117 nations, categorized as a nation with ‘serious’ levels of hunger. India’s GHI score stands at 30.3, a marginal improvement over the previous year (31.1). Notwithstanding the fact that this is cause for concern, some sections commenting …Read m...... Read More
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How the Murshidabad triple murder was given a political, communal colour - Alt News

 On October 8, 2019, a family of three – Bandhu Prakash Pal, his pregnant wife and 8-year-old child – was hacked to death in West Bengal's Murshidabad. A construction worker, Utpal Behara, has been booked for the crime. Behara had reportedly entered the victims' house armed with a knife. The police have …...... Read More
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Old video of earthquake in Mexico shared as recent - Alt News

 A video which shows horrific visuals of buildings reduced to rubble is being circulated on social media. “Mexico Eathquake 8.1 RichterScale just hours ago today,” posted a Facebook user. Several people on Facebook in the span of a few hours shared the video suggesting that Mexico was struck by an 8.1 magnitude …Read more at...... Read More
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