Monday, February 6, 2023


Viral video of temple in Pakistan being demolished is from 2020

In reality, the video of a temple located in Karak district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is nearly three years old and was originally reported about in 2020.

Congress targets AAP, BJP with image of polluted Yamuna but photo is from Dikshit’s tenure in 2013

Through the image, the Congress targets both parties for neglecting the Yamuna river, which accounts for about 70% of Delhi’s water supply.

Viral video of ‘earthquake in Indonesia’ is from last year’s Taiwan quake

Numerous TV channels have shared a clip claiming that it showed the recent earthquake in Indonesia.

Law Minister Kiren Rijiju tweets photo of Indian Army at Tawang. But the image is from 2019

In a tweet Saturday, Rijiju says Tawang has been secured due to “adequate deployment” of the Indian Army. The catch, however, is that the photo dates back to October 2019.  

BJP leader shares video of Indian, Chinese soldiers clashing, but it’s an old clip from 2020

The video shows a fight between Indian and Chinese soldiers in Sikkim, which took place days after the Galwan Valley clashes from two years ago.

BJP leaders sharing image of Mumbai-Nagpur Samruddhi Mahamarg is actually a Bangkok highway

Several BJP leaders have shared a wrong image of the newly built Mumbai-Nagpur Samruddhi expressway ahead of its inauguration on 11 December.

‘Crowd’ in Congress’ Rajasthan Yatra photos turned up to see Mathura godman, not Rahul Gandhi

Multiple party affiliated accounts shared the misrepresented images, claiming the multitude of people were workers welcoming Gandhi in Kota, Rajasthan.

AAPpropriation: Photo of model govt classroom tweeted by Punjab minister is from Congress rule

The image 'passed off' by Punjab’s Minister of Education Harjot Singh Bains as his achievement is actually from 2018, when Amarinder Singh was in charge.

Kejriwal slogans at PM Modi’s Surat roadshow? Crowd didn’t cheer for AAP leader, audio is fake

Several AAP members had shared a clip where cries of “Kejriwal, Kejriwal” could be heard at a PM Modi rally. While the visuals were accurate, the audio had been tempered with.

Viral clip of man distributing alcohol not from poll-bound Gujarat

This is not the first time the video has surfaced on social media with a false claim. Earlier in July, the same clip was shared by many users claiming that it was from Telangana.

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A jet flies by a suspected Chinese spy balloon as it floats off the coast in Surfside Beach, South Carolina, on Saturday | Reuters

The balloon that heightened tensions between US, China. Made Biden move...

Beijing wasn’t happy Blinken postponed his visit after the balloon incident. It played down his cancelled visit by announcing nothing had been planned by either side.

How Maharashtra plans to make Mumbai & satellite towns a 250...

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India is modernising its armed forces and trying to reduce defence imports | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Budget 2023: Defence gets 13% more than last yr. Pensions &...

Capital budget increased to Rs 1.62 lakh crore from 1.52 lakh crore. Navy, Army see substantial increase but allocation for procuring aircraft, aero engines goes down.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Market has won & now it’s for Adani to decide whether...

If the political establishment responds to a situation like this as if it’s something that must only play out between a corporate & the market, it's coming of age of Indian capitalism.