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Video of chopper on fire mid-air is not of CDS Rawat’s helicopter, it’s a 2020 clip from Syria

The video was shared by a journalist in February 2020. It shows a Syaad Mi-17 helicopter being hit by a missile fired allegedly by Turkish and Al Qaeda- backed militia over Syria.

Viral video of woman stopping BMW to help pregnant woman is scripted, produced by an actor

The video was produced by actor and former Telugu Bigg Boss contestant Lobo. He has produced such videos earlier too.

BJP and Congress handles tweet US combat ship’s photo to wish Indian Navy Day

The handles post a photo of Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship of the US Navy on Indian Navy Day. Same incorrect image had been shared earlier too.

Viral video alleging ‘Kejriwal is turning Delhi govt schools into madrasas’ is from Ghaziabad

Video shows group of Muslims including kids offering namaaz in a govt school, when police show up and start asking questions, individuals barge in and make hateful comments.

Viral photo of Jewar airport is fake, image is of South Korea’s Incheon airport

Several BJP leaders and news websites shared images of South Korea’s Incheon International Airport as pictures of Jewar airport's model.

BJP leaders hail Yogi & PM for ‘Bundelkhand irrigation project’, with image of Srisailam dam 

Leaders who tweeted about Bhaoni project included Kaushambi MP Vinod Kumar Sonkar, Pindra MLA Avadesh Singh and Bhadohi MLA Ravindra Nath Tripathi.

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.

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.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of pedestrians walking down a road in Shanghai on the day of the Lunar New Year last year. | Photo: Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

Ladakh standoff cost China more. Look at its ‘chocolate soldiers’, big tech failure

Despite a host of ‘peace agreements’ over the last 3 decades, China’s costs have been mostly intangible but intensely damaging and acute.
File photo of Mukesh Ambani | Photographer: Prodip Guha/Getty Images via Bloomberg

Reliance buys robotics startup Addverb for Rs 1,000 crore to fuel tech ambitions

Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest person, is investing in technology as competition from rivals such as Amazon intensifies in India’s booming e-commerce market.

Defence

File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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