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Standup comedian Vir Das | Photo: Twitter

Vir Das or ‘Vir Abdullah Das’? Edited name on comedian’s Wikipedia page is fake 

After Das's 'two Indias' monologue sparked outrage, the Wikipedia page was also edited to claim that he has Pakistani ancestry. The page has now been restored.

Viral image of fighter jets at Purvanchal Expressway inauguration is from Hungary airshow

The photograph shared by Twitter users was that of a 2008 airshow in Kecskemet, Hungary, featuring an Italian aerobatics team.
Khera tweeted a story from Dainik Bhaskar about Nepal occupying Indian land. | Twitter @pawankhera

Congress’ Pawan Khera shares story of Nepal occupying Indian land, but it’s 3 yrs old

Pawan Khera tweeted a 2018 Dainik Bhaskar story about Nepal occupying 7100 acres of land in Bihar.

Video of students taking oath not to vote for BJP is from 2018. Viral clip is out of context

Social media users called it a 'conspiracy' in schools against the country. The video is from 2018 & has been pulled out of context.
A screengrab from the video.

Harsh Goenka shares video of Paytm CEO dancing ‘after SEBI approves IPO’, but it’s 3 years old

The video shared by industrialist Goenka had been uploaded on YouTube by a user in 2018. It shows Vijay Shekhar Sharma dancing with Paytm employees.
Fake Twitter account of the NCB zonal director

For those cheering NCB’s Sameer Wankhede on Twitter, you maybe liking a fake account

In replies to tweets of the 'Wankhede' account, people were addressing an individual named Sneha with the handle @iSnehaAgarwal. This handle no longer exists.
BJP Rajya Sabha MP Prakash Javadekar's tweet contained a video of a coal-carrying train Photo: Twitter | @PrakashJavdekar

BJP MP Javadekar shared old video to show Modi govt’s effort to transport coal amid shortage

The video is actually more than nine months old, having first been shared by the Indian Railway Traffic Service Association in early January. 
A screenshot from the viral video of a teacher in Tamil Nadu beating up his student. | Photo: Twitter/@ambedkariteIND

Viral video of teacher thrashing student in Tamil Nadu has nothing to do with Christianity

Sudarshan News, its editor-in-chief Suresh Chavhanke shared video of teacher beating a Dalit student, claiming the teacher is Christian and is punishing the student for wearing a rudraksha.
A still from the video of the incident circulating on social media | Twitter | @amitmalviya

Chhattisgarh SUV attack at Durga event a communal ploy? BJP claim panned after suspects named

BJP leaders alleged a communal angle after SUV ploughed into a Hindu procession in Chhattisgarh. But two suspects arrested have Hindu names.
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi at the Kisan Nyay Rally held on 10 October in Varanasi | Twitter

Priyanka Gandhi didn’t abruptly end speech because of azaan, BJP leaders tweeted culled video

Unedited video and media reports about Varanasi rally paint different picture from Sambit Patra and Amit Malviya's claims that Priyanka was indulging in 'Muslim appeasement'. 

On Camera


A young worker at her office desk, Bengaluru

All workplaces and managers are faced with one problem today — what to do with millennials?

Workplaces want to know how to get millennials to work and not quit. At Indian School of Business, we surveyed thousands of managers to understand the problem.

Indian bankers risk losing business to Google, PhonePe, says Uday Kotak

Banks will need to scale up technology, hire more and focus on customer and not sales-centric approach to match competition from the 'deep-pocketed tech firms', the Kotak founder said.


PM Narendra Modi with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Vladivostok, Russia | Photo: PIB

S-400 deal in India’s ‘national interest’, will be the focus at Putin-Modi summit tomorrow

The $5.43 bn S-400 deal could invite US sanctions but India believes it is in the country’s security interests. The Annual India-Russia Summit will focus on defence, trade ties.

Yes, UPA’s dead. But here’s what Mamata, PK are saying about Congress & why that’s right too

Even in its second successive annihilation by BJP, Congress retained a solid block of 20% votes. That’s why all of BJP’s victims want the Congress at the core of their challenge.