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AAP didn’t put up billboard saying ‘Gujarat will read namaz’ featuring Kejriwal. It’s morphed

The original AAP poster said 'Now Gujarat will change' and featured Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and party leaders Gopal Italia and Isudan Gadhavi.

Viral video of MiG aircraft landing on a dam is not real, is a simulation video game

The video is a simulation game made by Digital Combat Simulator. It was first posted on YouTube in October last year.
File photo of actor Dilip Kumar| Wikimedia commons

Viral posts claim Dilip Kumar donated his wealth to Waqf Board. It’s not true

Hours after Dilip Kumar's death, several social media users said the late actor donated his wealth to the Waqf Board, instead of giving it to an NGO or old age home.

Viral photo of top Hizbul commander killed in J&K encounter is actually of ISIS militant

The viral photo is not of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Mehrazuddin Halwai, but British security guard-turned ISIS militant, Omar Hussain.
A screen grab from the video of a man being arrested by the Ahmedabad police crime branch

WhatsApp, Facebook posts get it wrong. Man in this video not a Delhi riots accused

The Facebook posts and WhatsApp messages claimed the arrested man in the video is Siraj Mohd Anwar, a 'mobster' from Delhi.

Viral photo of plastic-choked Mithi river in Mumbai is fake, is a 2008 image from Manila

The image was shared by BJP leader Priti Gandhi, along with the photo of Sabarmati Riverfront, with the hashtags #TaleOfTwoCities and #ModiHaiToMumkinHai.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal addresses the media on Covid-19 vaccination campaigns, on 11 May 2021 | PTI

Kejriwal didn’t congratulate Delhi for a ‘speed breaker’, viral photo from 2020 is edited

Several social media users have falsely claimed Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal congratulated the people of the city for the installation of a speed bump.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a public rally at Barasat, in 24 Pargana North on 12 April. | Photo: ANI

No, PM Modi did not call himself ‘lootera’, ‘chor’ in a speech. Viral clip is out of context

In the original video, taken on 10 April during the West Bengal assembly polls, PM Modi can be heard narrating a story about a robber who is about to be hanged for his crimes.

BJP leaders share 12-year-old photo and claim Delhi govt is ignoring ‘water crisis’

The photograph was originally clicked by a Reuters photographer in 2009 in Delhi's Sanjay Colony during Congress CM Shiela Dikshit's tenure.
Sircar has since deleted his tweet | Twitter

No, Modi is not bowing to Nita Ambani, but fake photo goes viral on Twitter

Photoshopped image of PM Modi was earlier circulated with different claims. Original image is of Modi and a social worker, Deepika Mondol.

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Drone policing during Covid exposes India’s need for data protection law

Modi govt's Draft Drone Rules 2021 do not have any of the incremental provisions of the Unmanned Aircraft System Rules 2021 or any mention of safeguards to privacy.
Customers stop near children's furniture on display in the self-service furniture area of the Ikea store in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra | Photographer: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

India’s services sector stuck in contraction for third straight month in July

The seasonally adjusted India Services Business Activity Index rose from 41.2 in June to 45.4 in July but was stuck in contraction due to subdued demand conditions amid Covid crisis.


File photo of Army chief General M.M. Naravane | ANI

Scrap L1 concept for procurement, need revolution in bureaucratic affairs, Army chief says

At a seminar by the United Services Institution, Army chief Gen. M.M. Naravane speaks out against procedural lacunae in defence procurement, emphasises need for more agile processes.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Why Mizoram vs Assam is a BJP project to ‘integrate’ northeast gone wrong

Assam-Mizoram violence is an outcome of BJP trying too hard to ‘integrate’ distinct northeastern states. This has unleashed latent regionalism.