No, Rahul & Rajiv didn’t pay respects to Indira Gandhi at ‘funeral’ with Islamic gesture

The communally charged fake social media post actually shows an image from the funeral of Abdul Ghaffar Khan in Pakistan.
Image of the post that went viral

BJP takes on #10YearChallenge ‘Modi style’, but fails

A collage post highlighting Modi government's success was first shared by Facebook page Nation with NaMo. BJP Karnataka shared the same.

Rahul Gandhi did not credit only Islam for inspiring Mahatma Gandhi’s idea of non-violence

Rahul Gandhi's comments from his Dubai speech have been selectively trimmed from the actual video in the viral 10-second clip.
The post that went viral

Muslim man in photo wasn’t a suicide bomber, he was smuggling hashish in Pakistan

The viral image purportedly shows a Muslim man in the Indian Army's custody, with yellow-coloured packets alleged to be bombs.
Screen shot of the post that went viral

Video showing rioting Muslims in West Bengal is actually from Bangladesh

Twitter user Gopal Goswami shared the video that was viewed over 2,600 times. The actual video is of Tabligh Jamaat clashes from Bangladesh.
Screenshot of the viral video

Crying Rajasthani woman in video wasn’t raped, she was mourning husband’s killing

The viral video claims that rape cases have witnessed a huge spike in Rajasthan ever since the Congress came to power.
There had been a continuous flow of fake news on social media in 2018

2018’s top 10 fake news: From ‘Pak zindabad’ to post claiming Congress most ‘corrupt party’

From Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi to Tipu Sultan and Shehla Rashid, not many escaped fake news propaganda of 2018. ThePrint brings you some the year's best. 

Madhu Kishwar, Tarek Fatah share fake video of Muslim procession in Rajasthan

The video was actually filmed two years ago in UP’s Sambhal district, many Twitter users slam Madhu Kishwar for spreading 'fake news'.
Screenshot of the viral video

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.
Screenshot of the video

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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Workers at a construction site in Delhi (representational image) | Ruhani Kaur/Bloomberg

India’s caste problem has a silver lining: urbanisation, and inter-caste marriage

Unlike villages, search for partners in cities shifts its focus from family and caste networks to friends and professional networks.

IAS poll observer: With Modi breaking rules, should EC give him special security treatment?

The Election Commission has suspended an IAS officer who had inspected PM Narendra Modi’s chopper in Odisha’s Sambalpur Tuesday.


Satellite images suggest that China is testing and weaponising its naval platforms for space denial

China is now testing laser ASAT weapons from its naval ships

China has already tested missile & EMP anti-satellite weapons from the ground. Now it’s using icebreaker ships in the Yellow Sea/Bohai Sea area.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.