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    WB Polls: Postcard News Shares Fake Graphic On Voting Patterns

    Right wing site Postcard News shared a false graphic claiming the Election Commission of India has released data that shows 91 percent Muslims voted for the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and 41.6 percent Hindus voted for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the recent West Bengal elections. The graphic conveying the voting patterns of Hindu and Muslim voters in the recently concluded...

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    Deen Dayal Hospital Denies Oxygen Wastage, Calls It Usual Practice

    Bharatiya Janata Party leader Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga shared a video showing gas being released from an oxygen tanker falsely claiming that it shows oxygen being wasted at Delhi's Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital (DDU). BOOM found that the claim made with the viral video is fake with DDU releasing a statement that the video shows an automated process of releasing gas used to keep...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    SC Sets Up National Task Force To Streamline Centre's Oxygen Allocation

    The Supreme Court on Saturday constituted a National Task Force (NFT) to formulate a methodology for scientific allocation of oxygen to States and Union Territories. The task force will also provide a public health response based on a scientific approach to issues arising out of the pandemic. "The rationale for constituting a Task Force at a national level is to...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    Visuals Of Oxygen Tanker With Reliance Stickers Viral With False Claim

    A set of images and videos showing myogenic oxygen containers featuring a logo of Reliance Foundation stuck over what appears to be a part of a flag of Saudi Arabia have gone viral with the false claim that the company is taking credit for the oxygen supplied by the Saudi Arabian government. India has been devastated by the second of the COVID-19 pandemic with hospitals and...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    Is The COVID-19 Variant In AP 15 Times More Infectious? What We Know

    The Department of Biotechnology as well as the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology have refuted reports of a new COVID- 19 variant causing a rise in cases in Andhra Pradesh. As Andhra Pradesh has been reporting around 14,000 to 23,000 new COVID-19 cases daily for the past week, several newspaper reports attributed this rise to a new variant found in a few samples in the...

    • 6 hrs ago
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    Bengal Post-Poll Violence, And All The Fake News Around It

    As dusk settled on May 2, and Trinamool Congress' thumping victory over the Bharatiya Janata Party in one of the most high-voltage elections seen in the state became apparent, social media was slowly inundated with hashtags like #BengalBurning, #BengalViolence and #PresidentRuleInBengal. Posts carrying these hashtags shared images of violence - of property being damaged and people being...

    • 11 hrs ago
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    Delhi's Oxygen Concentrator Racket: Who Is Khan Chacha Owner Navneet Kalra?

    For weeks now, Delhi has been struggling with oxygen in the aftermath of the second Covid-19 wave that hit India. Hospitals have continued putting out SOS alerts to announce that they have run out of oxygen as critical patients and their families tweeted and queued up at langars. Meanwhile, the Arvind Kejriwal-led government has been in a long-drawn tussle with the...

    • 24 hrs ago
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    2017 Image Of Body Carried In A Cycle Rickshaw Revived Amid COVID Wave

    A nearly four year old image of a man carrying a body on a cycle rickshaw is being falsely linked to the current second wave of COVID-19 crisis in India. BOOM found that the image is from Uttar Pradesh, where a body of a woman was taken to hospital on a rickshaw for postmortem as the hospital authorities refused a mortuary van. With 4.14 lakh fresh Covid cases, India has...

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    Photo Of Woman With Amit Shah Falsely Linked To WB Poll Violence

    A set of two images - one showing young woman pictured with Home Minister Amit Shah, and the other - a disturbing photo of a woman's lifeless body drenched in blood, are viral with claims that the girl pictured with Shah was raped and killed during the violence that broke out following Trinamool Congress' victory in West Bengal. The set of images is doing the rounds on social media...

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    Old Photo Of Injured Bangladeshi Woman Peddled As WB Post-poll Violence

    A photo from 2020 showing a severely injured woman after her family was attacked by land grabbers in Bangladesh is being shared with the false claim that she was injured during the post-poll violence in West Bengal. The photo is being shared in the backdrop of reports of post-poll violence in the state with opposition parties including the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and...

    • 2 days ago

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