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Photo of Kejriwal giving away masks without wearing one himself is old, not related to Covid

The image is from a November 2019 event when the AAP govt kick-started a mask distribution drive in Delhi schools to protect kids from rising levels of pollution.

Boy in viral video calling for hanging of politician not minor thrashed for entering UP temple

Social media users are sharing viral video of young boy with the false claims that he is the same Muslim minor who was thrashed for drinking water from a temple in Ghaziabad.
The image that has been widely circulated online | Twitter | @Manikan30716200

No Queen Elizabeth billboard in London with Modi ‘good boy’ message. Viral photo is a meme

The image of the Queen alongside her quotes was first displayed on London's Piccadilly Lights in April 2020 when she made a televised address to UK citizens.
The image of Arvind Kejriwal with an AAP supporter that was shared with a fake claim | Photo: Twitter

Girl posing with Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal in viral selfie is not lawyer Nikita Jacob

The girl in the photo is not lawyer Nikita Jacob, an accused in 'toolkit' case, but an AAP supporter who first uploaded it on Facebook on 3 March 2019.
The images that have been widely shared online | Twitter | @merohittsaxena

Viral photos of Army soldier meeting his father were not taken at Delhi farmers’ protest site

Two images of a soldier being greeted by his father are being widely shared with the claim that the Army man went to meet his father at the farmers' protest site at Delhi borders.
A morphed photograph of Congress workers feeding cake to a Mia Khalifa poster is viral | Twitter

Congress workers did not feed cake to Mia Khalifa poster. It’s a 2007 photo morphed & shared

The original photograph featured Rahul Gandhi and was taken on the occasion of his 37th birthday on 19 June 2007.
The photograph that has been widely shared online | Twitter | @RaviSinghKA

Image of policeman stamping on man’s face is decade old, not related to farmers’ protest

The image is from an incident in Uttar Pradesh when the then Lucknow DIG, DK Thakur, pushed former Samajwadi Party leader Anand Bhadauria to the ground.
File photo of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal | PTI

Sambit Patra shares edited video of Arvind Kejriwal to claim he supports farm laws

Various sections of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s interview with Zee were clubbed & edited to show that he was advocating for the farm laws.
The image has been shared widely on social media platforms | Twitter | @LambaAlka

Image of man ‘beaten up by Delhi Police on R-Day’ was taken before farmer protests even began

Photo being shared widely on social media is not of a farmer who was caught in violent clashes between police and protesters that took place on 26 January but from a 2019 incident.
A screen grab of the video that has gone viral | Facebook |

Viral video of ‘farmers desecrating tricolour’ not from India, posted by TikTok user in US

A video was live-streamed on TikTok from Sacramento in California on 25 January that shows 'desecration' of the Indian flag and shouting of pro-Khalistan slogans.

On Camera

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during an election campaign rally at Joynagar in South 24 Parganas district on 1 April 2021 | PTI

Modi owns India’s unfolding Covid disaster

India's Covid tragedy was avoidable, and is largely the fault of a boastful, incompetent government. Yet, Modi may suffer few political consequences for his devastating missteps.

India’s ‘casino’ type midcap rally could take a break, large stocks found safer amid Covid

Investors say they are avoiding midcaps based on global economic cues, valuations. While Sensex flirts with technical correction, expensive smaller stocks could have more to lose.


File photo of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | PTI

Rajnath Singh assures support to Indonesian counterpart Subianto in tracing missing submarine

The Indian Navy has already sent a deep submergence rescue vessel to support the Indonesian Navy's effort to trace the submarine that went missing Wednesday around the Bali Strait.
Illustration by Soham Sen

There’s a need to hold up a mirror to Modi govt on Covid management, and this is the picture

Between premature victory mood that allowed Kumbh & elections, and lack of urgency on vaccines, Modi govt has walked into its biggest crisis. The way out needs realism, humility and one ‘Ram baan’ weapon.