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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.
President Ram Nath Kovind unveils a portrait of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at Rashtrapati Bhavan on 23 January 2021 | Twitter | @rashtrapatibhvn

Subhas Chandra Bose portrait at Rashtrapati Bhavan not of Bengali actor who played Netaji

On 125th birth anniversary of Subhas Chandra Bose, President Kovind unveiled a portrait of Netaji at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Many Twitter users alleged the portrait was not of Bose.
Mamata Banerjee 2018 video

Viral video of Mamata reciting Islamic verse, shared by Bengal BJP, is edited and from 2018

BJP's Bengal unit shared a 12-second video in which Mamata Banerjee can be seen reciting Islamic prayers, and slammed her for 'appeasement politics'.

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If memories don’t get enough ‘likes’, it can change how we feel about them

Social media metrics such as Facebook ‘likes’ can negatively impact how people feel about certain memories.
Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman of the NITI Aayog | Twitter/@RajivKumar1

Govt will respond with fiscal steps if required in view of Covid, says Niti Aayog VC

Acknowledging that Covid situation has become far more difficult, Niti Aayog VC Rajiv Kumar remained hopeful that India's economy will grow 11 per cent in the current fiscal.


CDS General Bipin Rawat | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Backed by disruptive tech, China tried push & shove tactics but India stood firm: CDS Rawat

At the Raisina Dialogue, Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Bipin Rawat says some countries seek to reshape rules that govern global order via geopolitics coupled with geo-economics.
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.