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    Marriage Between Rapist And Survivor Not Justice

    "Will you marry her?" The Chief Justice of India SA Bobde's question to a government official has kicked off a storm culminating in calls for his resignation. The CJI's posed the question to a government official who has been accused of 'seducing' and raping a girl when she was a minor thus leading to the bizarre exchange in court. The apex court on March 1 was hearing an appeal wherein...

    • 44 min ago
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    Explained: What India Need To Do To Qualify For World Test Championship Final

    With only one Test match remaining in the India vs England series, only two countries remain in contention to book a spot in the inaugural ICC World Test Championship final to be played at Lord's from June 18 to 22, 2021. Before the start of the India vs England series, only New Zealand had qualified for the final with India, England and Australia in contention to join...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    Bharat Biotech Says Covaxin Shows 81% Efficacy In Phase 3 Interim Results

    Covaxin - Bharat Biotech's indigenously produced vaccine - has shown an efficacy of 81% against COVID-19 in its interim results of the drug's phase three trials, the company said. The vaccine produced in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research was criticised as soon as it received approval in India. The vaccine was approved for emergency use...

    • 20 hrs ago
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    Misleading Screengrab Claims Amit Shah Disrespected President Kovind

    A screengrab showing union home minister Amit Shah walking along with president Ram Nath Kovind in Ahmedabad's Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Sports Enclave is viral with misleading claims that the former disrespected the president of India by walking on the red carpet, while he walked on bare ground. Netizens have misleadingly linked the narrative viral with the screengrab to the...

    • 21 hrs ago
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    Disturbing Videos Of Capsules With Nails Are Not From India

    Two unrelated videos of iron nails found in medicinal capsules have been clubbed together to make a false viral communal claim that it is a new tactic by Muslims in India to kill Hindus. BOOM found that both the video clips are from two different places and not related with the first clip likely from Pakistan by a pharmaceutical manufacturer in Karachi and the second clip, of a company...

    • yesterday
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    Explained: What Is A Bad Bank, How It Has Been Used Around The World

    In a firm indication that a 'bad bank' is no longer a concept but will soon become a reality, nine banks and two non-bank lenders are said to have finalised plans to invest jointly ₹7000 crores. Reported by the Economic Times, this story follows another one stating that banks have already started identifying the loans that would be transferred to such an institution. The...

    • yesterday
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    Debunked Claims Of Muslims Contaminating Food Revived

    A viral video of a Muslim man spitting on tandoori rotis before putting them in the hearth, is the latest trigger for wave for right wing Facebook pages to revive similar stomach churning videos and spread them with false claims that the accused in all such incidents are Muslims. Naushad alias Suhel was arrested by Meerut Police on February 20, 2021. According to news reports, the video of...

    • 2 days ago
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    2018 Video Of Detroit Man Spitting On Pizza Revived With Communal Spin

    A disturbing video from 2018 showing a man spitting in a pizza while preparing it is viral on social media with a false caption claiming that the man is a Muslim refugee from Algeria working in a London restaurant. BOOM tracked the video to Detroit, US and found that the man seen in the video - Jaylon Kerley - had been fired and was facing 'one felony count and one...

    • 2 days ago
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    Edited Image Of Pakistan Street Peddled As Chowk Named After PM Modi

    An image purported to show a central square or chowk named after prime minister Narendra Modi and an installation of his statue on the same is morphed. The image is doing the rounds in backdrop of the renaming of Motera Stadium in Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Sports Enclave (Ahmedabad) as Narendra Modi Stadium on February 24. Netizens have been critical of the move and termed the...

    • 2 days ago
  • Fact-File

    Day 1 Of Mass COVID-19 Vaccination: Some Happy, Others Faced Glitches

    India's mass vaccination drive for people above the age of 60 and those above 45 but living with co-morbidities began on Monday. While many said they were happy about either receiving the vaccine or completing the registration process, several others faced stiff technical challenges. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was one of the first ones to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at...

    • 3 days ago

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