Tuesday, 19 February, 2019


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Video claiming riot broke out in Rajasthan after Congress victory is fake

The video showing a clash between two groups is from Gujarat's Morbi town, and took place on 8 December. Police had ruled out any communal angle.
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Video of Rahul Gandhi saying he’s against farm loan waivers is doctored

An altered clip from Congress chief Rahul Gandhi’s press conference has been retweeted by hundreds, including Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay.
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Video claiming Pakistan’s flag being waved at Congress rally is fake

A closer look at the video shows that except for its green colour, the flag does not bear the crescent moon or the star symbols of the Pakistan's national flag.
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Pritish Nandy refuses to believe he mistook another Sardar Patel statue for Statue of Unity

Nandy tweeted an image of a bronze sculpture of Sardar Patel, made by Jashuben Shilpi, to claim Statue of Unity has no resemblance to Patel’s actual face.
A screenshot of the pictures circulating on Twitter

Images of Kashmiri woman hit by husband turned into fake news about Indian Army excesses

Photos of Pashto singer Neelam Gul, who was allegedly thrashed by her husband in August, are being circulated on Twitter with an incorrect caption. 
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Zee News tweets doctored video of Navjot Sidhu’s Rajasthan rally

In the original video, a crowd at Congress minister Navjot Singh Sidhu's rally can be heard screaming ‘Pakistan Murdabad’, not ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ as claimed by Zee News.

Congress leader Randeep Surjewala uses part of a video to target CM Vasundhara Raje

The original video, shot at a Rajasthan BJP event, shows Vasundhara Raje criticising Congress for its failure to alleviate poverty.
Pawan Durani, Wednesday shared an image of a newly constructed road and thanked PM Narendra Modi for the same.

Modi supporter shares image of an Indonesian village road, thanks PM

Pawan Durani, who has 39,000 followers on Twitter, later deleted the post, but not before it received 4,575 likes and was retweeted by 1,854 accounts.
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HoaXposed: Flight for ITBP troops was a ‘one-time-affair’, not Modi govt achievement

The photo, of the soldiers in and boarding an aircraft, had caption claiming Modi government had ensured air travel for soldiers. It has been shared by over 500 Facebook users.
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BJP spokesperson tweets photo of African slave trader, claiming it’s Tipu Sultan

Ashwini Upadhyay’s tweet came on the day the Karnataka govt was celebrating Tipu Sultan’s birth anniversary, against which the BJP had raised objections.


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Blood, bodies and scars: What I saw after the 1983 Nellie massacre in Assam

On the anniversary of the Nellie massacre in Assam, which claimed thousands of lives in a few hours, I recall the horrid sights.

As Pakistan’s leverage with US, China, Saudi Arabia grows, is it even possible to isolate it?

Pakistan signed deals worth $20 billion with Saudi Arabia, even as India vows to isolate the neighbour diplomatically after the Pulwama attack on a CRPF convoy.


A Rafale fighter aircraft seen during rehearsals for fly-past ahead of the 12th edition of AERO India 2019 at Yelahanka Air Base in Bengaluru

IAF deputy chief and other senior officers set to fly Rafale at Aero India

Even as political slug-fest continues over the deal, IAF is throwing its weight behind Rafale, the first of which is to be delivered in September 2019.
National Interest

Suicidal Pakistan should know Modi may not be scared of its nuclear button

Pakistan has taken too much of a chance with Pulwama — with the wrong government in India, and at the wrong time.