Thursday, 30 June, 2022


Qatar Airways CEO didn’t plead with Indian Twitter user to stop boycott call, it’s a spoof video

Video shows CEO Akbar Al Baker trying to mollify 'biggest shareholder', Twitter user Vashudev. Some users, such as Kangana Ranaut, believed video to be real & hit out at Al Baker.

The ‘Goldy Brar’ seen with Punjab CM in viral photo isn’t the gangster linked to Moosewala’s death

Punjab resident says photo ‘being misused’ online. A Congress media coordinator had tweeted the image, blaming the Punjab govt for the singer’s death. It has since been deleted.

Video of Manish Sisodia saying ‘AAP orchestrates riots’ doctored, original clip blames BJP

Delhi Deputy CM Sisodia was announcing the results of a survey where people were asked 3 questions to gauge their opinion about the BJP, Congress and AAP.

Photo of garbage pile shared by West Delhi BJP MP is real, but it’s not an AAP mohalla clinic

West Delhi MP Parvesh Verma among others posted a photo of a signboard & a pile of trash, calling it ‘one of AAP’s mohalla clinics’, which went viral. The actual clinic is 50 mts away.

Viral photo of Muslims offering namaz in Mumbai resurface amid Azaan, Hanuman Chalisa flare-up

Maharashtra has been alert ever since politician Raj Thackeray made a call to ban the use of loudspeakers for Azaan, an Islamic call to prayer.

Violence after ‘disturbed namaz’ in viral video is actually rival Chennai students fighting

Video has been shared by multiple right-wing handles, one followed by top BJP leaders.

Kejriwal didn’t promise freebies to women of HP, viral image photoshopped picture from 2015

Several Twitter users, including a Delhi BJP spokesperson, had shared the photoshopped image and accused him of taking India down a road similar to Sri Lanka's economic crisis.

Muslims didn’t damage property in Kolkata, viral video is from a brawl in Switzerland

Video is from 2018 when violent clashes had erupted between Swiss fans supporting two rival football teams — FC Luzern and FC Basel.

Proceeds of ‘The Kashmir Files’ won’t go to Kashmiri Pandits, viral image’s claim is fake

In a video, Agnihotri when questioned about the proceeds going to Kashmiri Pandits, denies it by saying “Kamai hogi tab baat karenge”(we’ll see when the movie earns).

Mann didn’t remove Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s portrait, viral image is from another CMO room

BJP leaders have accused Bhawant Mann of replacing the Sikh leader's image with portraits of Bhagat Singh & B.R. Ambedkar, terming it a 'disrespectful attack on Sikh identity' by AAP govt.

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Biden calls on Congress to suspend gas tax for three months

Will US craft a new oil compact with Saudi Arabia? Joe Biden may have to eat his own words

Like many, India will be anxiously watching the US-Saudi Arabia summit in Jeddah—knowing its fate is tied to the decisions King Salman and Joe Biden make.
File photo of Isha Ambani, daughter of billionaire Mukesh Ambani | Bloomberg

Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani to be named chair of Reliance retail

Isha Ambani, the current director of Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd., is expected to be announced as the chair as early as Wednesday.


The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.