Wednesday, 6 July, 2022


Not ‘pro-Khalistan protest in Punjab after AAP win’, viral video is from after Deep Sidhu’s death

Many on social media platforms have claimed Khalistan separatists are carrying out rallies and have renewed their demand for a sovereign state for the Sikhs.

Viral video claiming ‘change in Punjab has begun’ by showing drunk police officer is from 2017

The video takes a jibe at AAP and Punjab chief minister-designate Bhagwant Mann, who has often been targeted by the opposition for alleged alcoholism.

Social media ridicules ‘Pakistani students’ for using tricolour in Ukraine. They are actually Indians

A wrong photo has proliferated social media, giving ammunition to Indian users to take a dig at Pakistan.

Video of moving ‘corpse’ in Ukraine is actually from climate change protest in Vienna

Many on social media assumed the video of a reporter in front of several bodies on a road was from Ukraine. One tweet said the Ukrainian 'PR disaster' was falling apart.

Time cover hasn’t compared Putin to Hitler, controversial image is by UK-based designer

The image on the cover showcases Russian President Vladimir Putin with a picture of Adolf Hitler's mustache overlayed on his face. Several mainstream media handles as well as verified Twitter handles have since posted this fake cover.

Langar truck run by Sikhs offering free meals not from Ukraine, viral image dates back to 2016

The photo showing a food truck distributing free meals is reported to be Canada's first free Sikh-run food truck that was launched in 2016.

Kirti Azad posts video claiming to show BJP leader chased in UP, but it’s from 2021 Bengal polls

The video, posted on Twitter with reference to BJP’s aim to cross 300 seats in UP, shows villagers chasing a politician with sticks & attacking his vehicle.

Viral video of policemen chanting ‘Jayant Chaudhary zindabad’ is from Rampur, not Meerut

Meerut Police fact-checked retired IAS officer Surya Pratap Singh’s tweet about the video late Friday, but the video went viral with mis-stated location over the weekend.

Rahul Gandhi didn’t eat with mask on during Tamil Nadu event, viral tweets spread false claim

A photo of Rahul Gandhi sitting down for a meal wearing an N-95 mask went viral, with BJP leaders among others mocking him for allegedly eating with the mask on.

Video of ‘traitors’ viral on social media is of Delhi riots victims attacked by cops 2 yrs ago

Video, showing men lying on the ground surrounded by cops who are attacking them with lathis, is now doing the rounds with claims they had raised slogans like 'Pakistan Zindabad'.

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(L-R) Joe Biden, Xi Jinping, and Narendra Modi | ThePrint

India has interests on both sides of US-China divide. Cold War holds clues for path ahead

India’s strategic balance is weighted towards the West and its economic balance is towards China. But it needs more to build a multipolar world order.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

Army puts out tender for 30k ‘night sights’ so its US-made assault rifles can aim better in dark

While an open tender has been issued for procurement of the optical instruments, Bengaluru-based firm Tonbo Imaging, whose services the Army has previously used, is a frontrunner.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.