Tuesday, 7 December, 2021


Muslim driver harassed in UP didn’t paint Pakistan flag on rickshaw, it’s an Islamic symbol

A viral video shows an unidentified man harassing Noor Alam, a tanga driver, and making him chant 'Hindustan Zindabad and 'Jai Hind' because of a crescent moon and star painted on his rickshaw.
The recently installed smog tower in Connaught Place, Delhi | Twitter

No, AAP govt is not the first one to install a smog tower in India

A smog tower installed near the Shivaji Stadium Metro station by the Delhi govt has been touted by it as the first in India. But there are already such towers in India.
The edited screengrab from a CNN broadcast

CNN did not praise Taliban for wearing masks during Afghan siege. Report is from satire portal

The report, by the news satire website 'The Babylon Bee', was accompanied by an edited screengrab from a CNN broadcast.
A morphed image that falsely claims this sweet shop is in Srinagar. | Photo: Twitter/@DChaurasia2312

Deepak Chaurasia’s #PicOfTheYear of ‘Yadav sweet shop’ in Srinagar’s Lal Chowk is morphed

Deepak Chaurasia shared the image of the store, purportedly named ‘Yadav Misthaan Bhandaar’. However, the morphed image has been in circulation since August 2019.
The picture of Gandhi exiting his Packard One-Twenty, an American-made luxury car, has gone viral | Twitter.

Photo of Gandhi in luxury car goes viral ahead of I-day, but there’s nothing British about it

A photo of Gandhi climbing out of a Packard One-Twenty has gone viral. Social media users though have incorrectly identified this as a British-made luxury car.
Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra with former Naseem Ahmad | Twitter

Naseem Ahmad isn’t Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra’s coach now. He coached him till 2016

Naseem Ahmad coached Neeraj Chopra from 2011 to 2016, when the latter was a teenager. At present, Chopra is coached by Germans Klaus Bartonietz and Uwe Hohn.
Morphed photo Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal circulating on social media | Twitter

AAP did not put up Kejriwal banner on govt installing dustbins in Kirti Nagar Industrial Area

Analysis reveals this as fake – there is a difference in the sharpness of the Delhi government's logo and a small part of the banner that gives away the text which was written over.

Emmanuel Macron no ‘walking flower’ — images of French president buried in garlands fake

Images shared on social media show Emmanuel Macron buried in garlands — reaching his knees, and covering all of his torso & arms — during his visit to French Polynesia.
A grab from the viral video.

Video of traffic snarl caused by tourists isn’t from landslide-hit Himachal, it’s from Pakistan

The 23-second video went viral Monday, after a boulder crashed into a tourist car in Kinnaur Sunday, killing nine people.
From BJP spokesperson Gaurav Goel's page | Twitter

Water didn’t enter DTC bus, Delhi’s Minto Bridge not flooded. Viral video, photos are old

A viral video of water entering a low-floor bus amid heavy rains was originally taken in Jaipur in August 2020. Two pictures of waterlogging at Minto Bridge were taken in 2018 and 2020 respectively.

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Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal | PTI/ANI

Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif have pulled off the greatest Bollywood ‘heist’

How to be private people in a 24x7 online world? Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif just pulled off an impossible feat.
A Reliance Industries oil tanker in Navi Mumbai | Representational image | Photog: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Reliance forms $2 bn joint venture with Abu Dhabi firm for petrochemical plant in UAE

Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. and Reliance are looking to turn hydrocarbons into products that will help them tap consumer demand for plastics.


Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu in New Delhi Monday | ANI

Why Rajnath raised China’s Ladakh aggression at 2+2 dialogue with Beijing’s friend Russia

India and Russia’s maiden 2+2 dialogue comes at a time when New Delhi’s ties with Washington are on an upswing while its oldest ally — Moscow — gets closer to Beijing.   

Yes, UPA’s dead. But here’s what Mamata, PK are saying about Congress & why that’s right too

Even in its second successive annihilation by BJP, Congress retained a solid block of 20% votes. That’s why all of BJP’s victims want the Congress at the core of their challenge.