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Activists of various organisations (SFI, DYFI & AIDWA) hold a candlelight vigil during a protest over the death of Hathras gang-rape victim, in Vijayawada, Wednesday, 30 September 2020 | PTI

Activist tweets fake 2018 article claiming Swiss athlete canned India trip over rape fears

The clipping shared by activist Yogita Bhayana is from 2018, after which the squash player's parents had clarified she had pulled out for personal reasons.

Viral video shows ‘Hathras gangrape victim being lauded for exam success’. It’s not her

The video has been shared widely on Facebook, and had over 80,000 views and more than 2,400 shares by Sunday afternoon.
The screenshot of a news bulletin that is being widely shared on social media | Facebook

Yogi Adityanath didn’t say ‘Thakurs make mistakes’, viral news bulletin has been altered

The screenshot of a news bulletin is being widely shared on social media which shows Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath as saying 'Thakurs are hot blooded, they tend to make mistakes'.
An image of the Tom Lantos Tunnel being circulated as the Atal Tunnel on social media platforms | Twitter | @NarenderChawla1

BJP leaders share 8-yr-old image of tunnel in US as Atal Tunnel inaugurated by PM Modi

Delhi BJP chief Adesh Gupta and BJP member Narendra Kumar Chawla are among many who shared the photograph of the US tunnel on Twitter and Facebook.
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra | Photo: ANI

Priyanka Gandhi, Congress post UPA-era photos of farmers to criticise Modi govt’s farm bills

Farmer's image tweeted by Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is from 2011, while the photo posted on Twitter by Congress handle was from a 2012 report of The Economist.
The crashed Mi-17 in Uttarakhand. Pakistanis are falsely claiming that the image is from Ladakh. | Photo: Twitter

Pakistanis are using a 2-yr-old image to claim ‘Indian Mi-17’ chopper crashed in Ladakh

An image of a crashed chopper has gone viral on Twitter and Facebook, with social media users from Pakistan and Nepal claiming it to be an Mi-17 that crashed in Ladakh.
A mosque in the middle of the road located in a crowded area from Madhya Pradesh

Mosque in image shared to target BMC, Uddhav govt over ‘illegal structures’ not from Mumbai

Several verified handles, including that of a BJP spokesperson, shared mosque image to hit out at BMC for razing actor Kangana Ranaut's office while ignoring other 'illegal structures'.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur/ThePrint

Viral video of woman’s molestation isn’t from Kerala, but Andhra, and is 3 years old

Social media users have shared the video, claiming the victim is Hindu and such incidents happen regularly in Kerala because the community is in ‘minority’.
Screengrab via Twitter

Viral video claiming Adani has taken over Indian Railways now is from 2013

The video being circulated as a recent video, accusing the Modi govt of privatising railways, is an old one from 2013. India opened railways to privatisation in 2007.
The photo of a young girl wearing a hijab and sitting in the Police Superintendent's chair is from an initiative conducted in March | Photo via Twitter

Hijab-clad girl in viral photo with Maharashtra Police is not breaking any dress code

Buldhana district administration had implemented an initiative in March to give young girls in government schools the chance to play Collector and Superintendent of Police for a day.

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Representational image of Army personnel in Jammu and Kashmir | ANI

Things are calmer in Kashmir now. Modi govt must listen to its development pangs

The government has appointed an affable old school politician, Manoj Sinha, as the L-G of J&K, but it would be too much to expect from one man alone.
Representational image | Commons

Covid crisis shows once again why US dollar is world’s dominant currency

A lack of global alternatives helps explain some of the dollar’s role. The euro’s status as a reserve currency remains limited & China’s currency is still subject to capital controls.


Representational image of Indian Navy ships | Photo: Commons

Will continue maintaining high-tempo of operations, says Navy chief amid tensions with China

Admiral Karambir Singh reviews operational preparedness of the Indian Navy’s warships deployed at sea ahead of upcoming Malabar maritime exercise.
Illustration by Soham Sen

NDA is sacrificial horse as Modi-Shah complete their Ashwamedha & redefine Indian politics

You like Modi-Shah’s new plan, good for you. If you don’t, you will need more than viral tweets to challenge this Ashwamedha.