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.

BJP MP Arjun Singh falsely claims Kali temple idol was burned by ‘religious group’ in Bengal

In a statement, temple authorities in Murshidabad's Alampur Kali Maa Nimtala Kali Mandir said the fire was an accident and there was no communal angle to it.

Tarek Fatah gets it wrong again. Video of Muslims shouting ‘Islam Zindabad’ not from Kolkata

The 3-yr-old video tweeted by Tarek Fatah is from Bangladesh, where people were protesting against the military crackdown on Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.
YouTube screengrab of viral video

‘CEO’ meeting his high school math teacher in viral video is not Sundar Pichai

A 2017 video is viral on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp, claiming Sundar Pichai met his high school teacher Molly Abraham. But the man in the video is not him.
This photo was widely circulated on Twitter on Independence Day | Kapil Mishra | Twitter

Tricolour image at Srinagar’s Lal Chowk shared by BJP’s Kapil Mishra is not ‘new J&K’

BJP leaders Kapil Mishra and Jamyang Tsering Namgyal were among those that shared the image on Twitter. Several posts claimed this was the 'new Jammu & Kashmir'.

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The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) logo | Vivek Prakash | Bloomberg

Should corporates run banks? Pros & cons of RBI’s proposal on entry of private corporations

In episode 628 of #CutTheClutter, ThePrint’s Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta dissects RBI’s latest proposal to allow Indian corporates into the banking sector.
Representional Image. A Indian Oil Corporation outlet | Commons

Petrol price crosses Rs 82 a litre, diesel past Rs 72

Petrol price on Saturday was hiked by 24 paise per litre and diesel by 27 paise as hopes of a Covid vaccine development led to a rally in international oil prices.


Search operation on for pilot missing in MiG-29K fighter aircraft crash, Navy says

Russian-origin MiG-29K fighter jet, which had taken off from aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, crashed into the Arabian sea on Thursday. One pilot of the aircraft was rescued.

Shambles over farmers’ protest shows Modi-Shah BJP needs a Punjab tutorial

Modi-Shah BJP has tended to patronise Punjab & Sikhs, instead of being a respectful partner. Its strategy to tackle protests farm laws crisis has given Sikhs the good fight they love.