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Video celebrates ‘India’s Independence Day’ in London with Italian flag

A video of aerobatic demonstrations at the Italian Parliament last year is being falsely claimed as part of celebrations at Trafalgar Square in London.
Screen shot of the meme that went viral

BJP’s image swap and #10YearChallenge fix for ‘Clean Ganga’

The Ganga isn't cleaner than before and the BJP doesn't seem closer to achieving its 2020 deadline. 

No, Rahul & Rajiv didn’t pay respects to Indira Gandhi at ‘funeral’ with Islamic gesture

The communally charged fake social media post actually shows an image from the funeral of Abdul Ghaffar Khan in Pakistan.
Image of the post that went viral

BJP takes on #10YearChallenge ‘Modi style’, but fails

A collage post highlighting Modi government's success was first shared by Facebook page Nation with NaMo. BJP Karnataka shared the same.

Rahul Gandhi did not credit only Islam for inspiring Mahatma Gandhi’s idea of non-violence

Rahul Gandhi's comments from his Dubai speech have been selectively trimmed from the actual video in the viral 10-second clip.
The post that went viral

Muslim man in photo wasn’t a suicide bomber, he was smuggling hashish in Pakistan

The viral image purportedly shows a Muslim man in the Indian Army's custody, with yellow-coloured packets alleged to be bombs.
Screen shot of the post that went viral

Video showing rioting Muslims in West Bengal is actually from Bangladesh

Twitter user Gopal Goswami shared the video that was viewed over 2,600 times. The actual video is of Tabligh Jamaat clashes from Bangladesh.
Screenshot of the viral video

Crying Rajasthani woman in video wasn’t raped, she was mourning husband’s killing

The viral video claims that rape cases have witnessed a huge spike in Rajasthan ever since the Congress came to power.
There had been a continuous flow of fake news on social media in 2018

2018’s top 10 fake news: From ‘Pak zindabad’ to post claiming Congress most ‘corrupt party’

From Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi to Tipu Sultan and Shehla Rashid, not many escaped fake news propaganda of 2018. ThePrint brings you some the year's best. 

Madhu Kishwar, Tarek Fatah share fake video of Muslim procession in Rajasthan

The video was actually filmed two years ago in UP’s Sambhal district, many Twitter users slam Madhu Kishwar for spreading 'fake news'.

OnCamera

PM Narendra Modi

India-Pakistan face-off over Pulwama is Narendra Modi’s biggest foreign policy challenge

New Delhi can pat itself on the back for persuading Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman to not fly directly from Pakistan.
shiv sena

Is pact with Shiv Sena sign of BJP’s desperation or smart manoeuvring ahead of elections?

The BJP and the Shiv Sena will contest the Lok Sabha and the Maharashtra assembly election in alliance. The BJP is also forming an alliance with AIADMK in Tamil Nadu.

Defence

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

7 islands in Lakshadweep and Andamans identified for seaplane operations 

Private sector participation was also invited for tourism-based projects in two archipelagos in the region. 
National Interest

Suicidal Pakistan should know Modi may not be scared of its nuclear button

Pakistan has taken too much of a chance with Pulwama — with the wrong government in India, and at the wrong time.