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    JNU-Fee Hike Row: Morphed Image Of Shehla Rashid Revived

    A photo of activist Shehla Rashid wearing a saree with the Pakistan national flag printed on it is morphed. The edited photo of the former vice president of Jawaharlal Nehru Students' Union (JNUSU) is viral with false claims that Rashid wears saris with Pakistan's flag on it, when travelling outside India. The set of two images, one where Rashid can be seen covering her head with...

    • 16 hrs ago
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    Morphed NDTV India Headline Used To Target SRK About Burj Khalifa Birthday Greeting

    A screenshot of a NDTV India headline claiming actor Shah Rukh Khan owes Dubai's Burj Khalifa 2 crore rupees for a birthday greeting displayed on the building's facade, is false. The screenshot of the headline has been morphed by changing its text. Shah Rukh Khan celebrated his 54th birthday on November 2, 2019. Among the actor's many fans wishing...

    • 2 days ago
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    Candid Photo Of India's First PM? Not Quite

    A photograph claiming to show an intimate moment between India's Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru is a actually a scene from a 2013 play 'Drawing The Line' centered around the partition of India. The image is being shared in the backdrop of November 14, 1889, being Nehru's birthday and celebrated in India as Children's Day. The photograph was tweeted falsely claiming that it...

    • 2 days ago
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    Viral Posts Claiming Tirupati Balaji Temple Will Donate Rs. 100 Crores For Ram Mandir Are False

    The official trust of the Tirupati Balaji temple has told BOOM it has not decided yet about donating money for the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, quashing viral rumours online which claimed the temple will donate hundred crore rupees for the same. The help desk of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam confirmed to BOOM in an email...

    • 3 days ago
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    BJP West Bengal Complains To EC About TMC's Mahua Moitra Citing Debunked Photo

    The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) West Bengal unit has written to the state's Chief Electoral Officer on the basis of a debunked image, falsely claiming that Trinamool Congress Party ( TMC) MP Mahua Moitra breached the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) in place for an upcoming by-election. BOOM Bangla was the first fact-checking website to debunk viral posts...

    • 3 days ago
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    Bihar Video Shared With False Claim That RSS Worker Beat A Kashmiri Child

    A disturbing video from Bihar of a violent attack on a murder accused is viral with a false claim that a Kashmiri boy was beaten to death by a member of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) The video is from Bhabhua in Kaimur district, Bihar and shows a person beating an unconscious man while chanting 'Jai Shri Ram.' Suhaib Saqib, a British born activist had...

    • 3 days ago
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    Ayodhya Verdict : Fake Letter Claims PM Modi Thanked SC Judges For Supporting A Hindu Rashtra

    A fake letter circulating online claims Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote to Supreme Court justices congratulating them for "contributing to Hindu Rashtra" with the court's recent verdict which paves the way for a Ram temple to be built in Ayodhya. The fake letter is on the official letterhead of the prime minister's office, bears...

    • 3 days ago
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    Video Of Muslim Women Singing Ram Bhajans Is Not From The Middle East

    A video which appears to show Muslim women singing Ram bhajans is being shared with false claim that it is from the Middle East. In the clip, a group of women wearing black Abayas - a long black robe customarily worn by Muslim women, can be seen singing the Hindu devotional hymn 'Ram Sharan Sukhadai Bhajo Re'. var embedId = {jw:[],yt:[],dm:[]};function...

    • 4 days ago
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    Ranu Mondal Demands A Piece Of Ayodhya Land To Build A Church? How Satire Turned Into Fake News

    In the wake of the Ayodhya verdict, misinformation about singer Ranu Mondal demanding a part of the disputed Ayodhya land to construct a church is viral on multiple social media platforms. BOOM found that Fauxy, a right-leaning satirical website, known for its fictional content, is the source of the misinformation. Multiple Twitter handles have...

    • 4 days ago
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    Video Of Sydney Railway Coaches Misidentified As Metro Coaches Under 'Made In India'

    An old video of an impromptu tour into a swanky railway coach in Sydney is viral with a false claim that it shows metro coaches manufactured at the Integral Coach Factory (ICF), Chennai. The posts further claim that the coaches were made as part of the Make In India project. The video is of railway coaches and not coaches of the Sydney Metro manufactured by...

    • 5 days ago

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