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    Not A Single Bomb Blast In Last 6 Years: Minister Javadekar. He's Wrong.

    Mumbai: "[I]n the last six years, not a single incident of blast has taken place," Union minister Prakash Javadekar said on March 7, 2020. The claim is false. More than 1,000 explosion incidents were reported in many parts of the country over the last six years, a FactChecker.in analysis of data recorded by the South Asia Terrorism Portal revealed. "What we...

    • 3 weeks ago
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    JP Nadda's Claim On Maharashtra's Education Ranking False

    Mumbai: On February 16, 2020, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president JP Nadda Under the leadership of Devendra Fadnavis, Rs 16 lakh crore was spent on infrastructure only.On education, Maharashtra was on the 17th rank in the country five years ago. Today, the state stands at 3rd after Fadnavis Ji's regime: Shri @JPNadda #MahaBJPAdhiveshan— BJP (@BJP4India) February 16,...

    • 3 weeks ago
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    Experts Call Out Claims That Cow Dung/Urine, Yoga, AYUSH Can Prevent Or Treat COVID-19

    Mumbai and Bengaluru: The news of the spread of the novel Coronavirus or COVID-19 has fueled disparate claims that a range of substances such as BJP MLA Suman Haripriya in Assam Assembly, earlier today: I believe gau-mutra (cow-urine) and gobar (cow-dung) could be used to treat coronavirus pic.twitter.com/3RLxR33eaT— ANI (@ANI) March 2, 2020 function...

    • 4 weeks ago
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    India To Eliminate Manual Cleaning Of Sewers, Says Min. Fact: Tech Not Ready, Caste Major Challenge

    Mumbai: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the government would employ technology for cleaning sewer systems and septic tanks and eliminate the need for manual cleaning both through technology and legislation, in her budget speech on February 1, 2020. But, even though a law to ban manual cleaning of sewers was passed in 1993, 376 sanitation...

    • a month ago
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    Delhi Govt's Claim On Health Services Partially True

    Delhi/Mumbai: In the run up to the Delhi elections on February 08, 2020, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Welcome @ArvindKejriwal at your doorstep!Log in to https://t.co/NbP4aeCgV5 or give a missed call on 76909 - 44444 to welcome Arvind Kejriwal as he embarks on his virtual door to door campaign.#WelcomeKejriwal pic.twitter.com/0fpV4Y86FA— AAP (@AamAadmiParty) January 27, 2020 function...

    • 2 months ago
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    'Alcohol Culture' Increases Crimes Against Women: BJP's Raj Purohit. He's Partly Right

    Mumbai: Malls, restaurants and eateries in gated compounds in non-residential areas in Mumbai will be allowed to remain open all through the night, on a pilot basis, from January 27, 2020, the Maharashtra cabinet var embedId = {jw:[],yt:[],dm:[]};function pauseVideos(vid){var players=Object.keys(embedId); players.forEach(function (key){var ids=embedId[key];...

    • 2 months ago
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    Rajasthan's Health Minister Wrong On Infant Mortality Rate Claim

    Mumbai: The Rajasthan government has reduced the state's infant mortality rate (IMR) to 5.55% in 2019 compared to 7.62% in 2014, claimed the state's health minister, Raghu Sharma, on December 31, 2019. This is incorrect and does not concur with the latest government data, FactChecker.in found. The figure stated by the minister is not the state's IMR. It is the...

    • 3 months ago
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    UP Has Highest Crime Against Women & Is Worst On Girls' Education: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. She's Partly Right

    Mumbai: Uttar Pradesh has the most crime against women and is the worst in terms of girls' education, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, general secretary of the Indian National Congress, tweeted on December 17, 2019. ये बात बहुत परेशान करने वाली है। एक तरफ...

    • 3 months ago
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    Minister Javadekar's Coal Tax Claim True, But Less Than 20% Has Gone Into Clean Energy & Environment Projects

    Mumbai: "We have put carbon tax on coal production at the rate of $6 per tonne," Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar, said on December 10, 2019, while delivering India's statement at the 25th session of the Conference of Parties under the United Nations Framework Convention on...

    • 3 months ago
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    2019: The Year In Five Fact-Checks

    Mumbai: The year 2019 saw claims made on a range of issues from India's crime statistics to Delhi's battle against dengue, and from development indicators of Jammu and Kashmir to cases against Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Pragya Thakur. FactChecker.in is India's first dedicated fact-checking initiative, set up in 2013 to scrutinise for veracity and context statements made by individuals in...

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