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    Trinamool MP's Comparison Of Centre Vs State Health Budgets Misleading

    Mumbai: On November 3, 2019, Derek O'Brien, member of the Rajya Sabha (parliament's upper house) from West Bengal's All India Trinamool Congress, tweeted a graph to show that his state's allocation to healthcare as a percentage of its total budget for 2019-20 was higher than that of the central government's. This is misleading, as health is a state...

    • 5 days ago
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    Delhi Govt Says Air Pollution Was Lowest In 5 Yrs This Diwali. Fact: Partly True

    New Delhi: Delhi's Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has claimed that air pollution on Diwali night this year has been the lowest in five years This claim is partly true, our fact-check found, though experts said favourable weather was partly the reason. "After 8:30 pm yesterday, I could hear some sound of crackers bursting," Kejriwal said. "I was...

    • 2 weeks ago
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    110 Million Toilets Built, But Claim That India Free Of Open Defecation Not True

    Hansaben Bhati, 46 (left), stands in front of a dilapidated toilet in Vasna, in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, on Sept. 26, 2019. Bhati says she feels ashamed of defecating in the open but community toilets in this condition are impossible to use. Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Chandrapur (Maharashtra), Rohtak (Haryana), Bagalkot (Karnataka) & Lucknow: Shakuntala Meshram, 55, of...

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    Traffic Violations Caused 323 Deaths Every Day In 2017, Yet Fines Alone Not A Solution

    Mumbai: Violation of traffic rules such as over-speeding, driving on the wrong side, drink driving, use of mobile phones and jumping a red light caused 80% (117,914) of all road accident deaths (147,913) in 2017, or 323 deaths every day, according to the transport ministry's Road Accidents In India-2017 data, the latest available. Penalties for violation...

    • 2 months ago
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    Will 'Prosperity' Rid J&K Of Militancy? Data Show Poverty, Insurgency Not Linked

    Mumbai: Home minister Amit Shah claimed on August 6, 2019, that the removal of Article 370--which gave special privileges to Jammu and Kashmir, including the right to reject certain laws passed by the Indian parliament--would propel economic growth, in turn reducing militancy and insurgency. However, there is no direct and clear relation between the fall of...

    • 2 months ago
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    Users Of Banned E-Cigarettes 0.07% Of 267 Million Using More Harmful Tobacco Products

    Mumbai: Up to 190,000 Indians used now-banned electronic cigarettes, as harmful to the human body as other tobacco products--including cigarettes, beedis and chewing tobacco--which will continue to be used by 267 million Indians. In other words, 1,405 times more Indians use other tobacco products than they do--or did--e-cigarettes, according to a...

    • 2 months ago
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    10 Lynchings Over Child-Lifting Rumours In A Month In UP; 1 Dead

    Mumbai: In possibly the first death in attacks over suspicions of child lifting in Uttar Pradesh, 40-year-old Raju (who went by one name) was beaten to death with iron rods, sticks and stones by a mob in Asalatpur Jarai in Sambhal district, 380 km northwest of the state capital Lucknow on August 27, 2019. Uttar Pradesh has reported 10 attacks based on child-lifting suspicions in...

    • 2 months ago
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    Governor, Police, Media Reports Belie Amit Shah's 'Not A Single Bullet Or Tear Gas' Claim

    Mumbai: Not a single bullet or tear gas has been fired in Kashmir, not a single person has died, since the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5, 2019, home minister Amit Shah var embedId = {jw:[],yt:[],dm:[]};function pauseVideos(vid){var players=Object.keys(embedId); players.forEach(function (key){var ids=embedId[key]; switch (key){case "jw":...

    • 2 months ago
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    Bihar Mob Beats 4 Over Child-Lifting Suspicions, Intensifies Attack After Learning Muslim Identity

    Mohammed Kaisar (43) and three of his relatives were attacked by a mob on suspicions of child-lifting in Gaya, Bihar. On learning the victims' faith, the mob shouted "Maar Miyawan Hai [Beat them, they are Muslims]", and intensified the attack. This is the ninth attack in August 2019 over rumours of child lifting in the state. Photo...

    • 2 months ago
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    5 Killed As Child-Lifting Rumours Ripple Through Bihar

    Mumbai: A mentally unstable beggar and a mentally ill woman were among five people killed and in eight attacks over rumours of child lifting in Bihar in August 2019, according to a FactChecker.in database that records such attacks. This is even as police say that no child was reported missing in areas where the attacks occurred. State capital Patna saw five attacks which led to three...

    • 3 months ago

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