Islamabad, Nov 28 (IANS) The Pakistani Health Ministry has launched the third anti-polio vaccination campaign of the year from Monday to vaccinate 13.5 million children under five years of age in 36 districts of the country. Under the programme, the vaccine would be administered in nine districts of the eastern Punjab province, eight districts of …

Pakistan launches anti-polio vaccination drive to inoculate 13.5 mn

New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Protests against Chinese government’s strict Covid measures have intensified with people taking to the streets against President Xi Jinping’s harsh zero-Covid policy. Thousands of protesters turned out in Shanghai, where people were bundled into police cars, BBC reported. Students were also seen demonstrating at universities in Beijing and Nanjing, among …

‘Xi step down’ – protests erupt in China over

From fans decrying stringent rules imposed by the host country to alleged conversions, from Saudi’s shocking win against Argentina to Japan’s surprise victory over Germany, FIFA WC 2022 has kept social media buzzing.  However, the event has also seen a lot of misinformation cropping around it. One such instance of fake news, was also picked …

Saudi Team Denies Reports Of Being Awarded Rolls Royce

Do animals not generate greenhouse gases? No. Ruminant livestock, such as cows, are a major producer of greenhouse gases. They produce methane and nitrous oxide as a part of their normal digestive process. These animals contain microbes called methanogens which produce methane through enteric fermentation. Similarly, Nitrous Oxide is released through their excreta as a …

Fact Check: Are cattle not a producer of greenhouse

Following Saudi Arabia’s 2-1 win against Argentina in the ongoing FIFA World Cup, speculation about each member of the Saudi Arabian squad being awarded a Rolls Royce started circulating on social media. Several Indian media houses including NDTV, TV9 Bharatvarsh, India.com, Wion, APN News, Free Press Journal, editorji and Hindustan Times reported that the players …

No Rolls Royce for Saudi Arabia players, reports by

WhatsApp is filled with a latest video with claims of satellite visuals of the earthquake that hit Indonesia recently that led to massive movement of earth. A very scary image of how the landscape of houses, agricultural land and constructions moved wholesome was shown in the time-lapse video. See the video here: Satellite image of …

Scary Earth moving video captured after recent Indonesia Quake?

<br>Till October this year, 323 suicides were recorded in Gautam Buddh Nagar district. Sadly, the high-rise buildings of Greater Noida West are becoming suicide points for the mentally disturbed people. On November 23, an elderly woman living with her daughter and son-in-law in Cherry County society, Greater Noida West, committed suicide by jumping off a …

Depressed elderly people top Greater Noida’s 323 suicides in

Are lithium and hydrogel components of the nasal swab tests? No. The report which suggests that the COVID-19 nasal swabs contain lithium and hydrogel lack proper scientific evidence. The report mentioned in the video is from an unnamed laboratory in Slovakia. Neither it can be found anywhere on any scientific journal nor the report mentions …

Fact Check: Do Covid-19 nasal swab tests contain lithium

Moscow, Nov 26 (IANS) Russia registered 6,088 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide tally to 21,568,846, said the official coronavirus monitoring and response centre on Saturday. The centre said the nationwide death toll increased by 53 to 391,789, while the number of recoveries grew by 5,088 to 20,977,854, Xinhua news …

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A video has recently gone viral, showing an interview with one “Rashid Khan” from Bulandshahr, justifying the actions of Aaftab Poonawala, who is accused of murdering his live-in partner Shraddha Walkar. The video has been shared by several social media users, including verified handles, with communally charged claims over the heinous murder case. Meet Rashid …

Shraddha Walkar Murder: Man Justifying Aaftab Poonawala’s Act In

Viral mage is from Saudi Arabia taken in 2015, where alcohol is banned. Authorities caught a man at the country’s border with United Arab Emirates with 48,000 cans of Heineken disguised as Pepsi cans.  The 2022 FIFA World Cup is currently underway in the Islamic nation of Qatar. Since Qatar was surprisingly awarded the World …

Image from 2015 shared as visuals from FIFA World

With the inauguration of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar earlier this week, social media is flooded with a spate of misinformation related to the football tournament. From old videos of conversions being falsely shared as recent incidents in Qatar, to a simulation video falsely shared to show an underwater volcanic eruption in Indonesia, here …

False Claims Around FIFA World Cup, Misinformation On Rahul

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Upon the intervention of the Delhi Commission for Women Chairperson Swati Maliwal, Health Department Delhi Government has sent a circular to all Government Hospitals in Delhi to provide free Sex Reassignment Surgeries if they have a ‘Burn and Plastic Ward’ and a plastic surgeon, DCW said on Saturday. The commission …

Delhi govt starts free Sex Reassignment Surgery in govt

New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) The Government of India has identified Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR) as a key priority in its National Health Policy, 2017 and have taken series of initiatives which strive to build systems to counter AMR holistically, said Union Minister of State for Health Dr. Bharti Pravin Pawar in India’s national statement on …

India prioritises implementation of Action Plan for AMR containment:

A 5.6 magnitude quake struck Cianjur town in West Java, Indonesia earlier this week killing at least 272 people, injuring scores, and displacing thousands of others. The rescue operation is still underway in the earthquake-prone archipelago. Several videos showing the aftermath of the disaster that jolted Indonesia on Monday are being widely shared on social …

2018 Video Showing Satellite View Of Liquefaction Viral As

Bhubaneswar, Nov 25 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday said his government is providing cashless health service to over 70,000 patients every month and spending Rs 70 crore on this. Addressing a virtual orientation programme for the newly recruited 203 assistant professors in the Health Department, Patnaik said the state government is committed …

‘Odisha spending Rs 70cr monthly to provide cashless health

As the Gujrat Assembly Election is just a week away, political leaders of all parties are reaching out to voters to get their support. Apart from rallies, they are also knocking on the doors of common people soliciting their votes.  One such image of a man leaning before an elderly woman is going viral. It …

Old Image From Delhi Viral As Gujrat Education Minister

The 2022 FIFA World Cup kicked off in Qatar last Sunday amid a flurry of claims alleging mass conversions during the event, led by controversial televangelist and India fugitive Zakir Naik. Now, another video, purportedly showing a preacher converting a group of people, is  going viral with the claim that “non-Muslims in Qatar have accepted …

2018 Video Peddled As Mass Conversion Event At Qatar

Toronto, Nov 25 (IANS) A new, large-scale study of more than 20,000 older adults has found that approximately 1 in 8 older adults developed depression for the first time during the pandemic. For those who had experienced depression in the past, the numbers were even worse. By the autumn of 2020, almost half (45 per …

1 in 8 older adults experienced depression for 1st

In the wake of the alleged murder of Shraddha Walkar by his partner Aftab Amin Poonawala, the video interview of a man claiming to be Rashid Khan from Bulandshahr went viral on social media where he says that when a man is angry, “he can make 36 pieces (of another person) instead of 35”, apparently …

After social media outrage, ‘Rashid Khan’ justifying Shraddha murder

The 2022 FIFA World Cup kicked off in Qatar last Sunday amid a flurry of claims alleging mass conversions during the event, led by controversial televangelist and India fugitive Zakir Naik. Now, another video, purportedly showing a preacher converting a group of people, is  going viral with the claim that “non-Muslims in Qatar have accepted …

2018 Video Peddled As Mass Conversion Event At Qatar

Brussels, Nov 25 (IANS) The European Union’s (EU) medicines regulator urged Europe to prepare for a new wave of the Covid pandemic as “cold winter months” arrive. “Over the last weeks we have not seen a major increase in Covid-19 case rates in the EU as a result of rising immunity following vaccinations and natural …

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New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR) is a silent and invisible pandemic that cannot be overshadowed by other competing public health priorities, Indian Minister of State for Health Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar said on Thursday. At the ministerial plenary panel of the Third Global High-Level Conference on Anti-Microbial Resistance in Muscat, she, emphasising …

AMR invisible pandemic, can’t be overshadowed by other public

A graphic, presenting seemingly different accounts of the recent Modi-Biden meet in Bali, is going viral on social media insinuating that the Indian MEA exaggerated a small ‘greeting’ between the two leaders. The viral graphic doing the rounds on social media shows varying accounts of the meeting that occurred on the sidelines of the recent …

Viral Graphic Of White House Contradicting MEA Account Of

Are eye problems common with thalassemia? Does thalassemia affect optics? Yes, thalassemia can affect eyesight. Both alpha and beta thalassemia increases the risk of reduced eye vision in people with the condition. Thalassemia can induce ocular surface disorders, cataracts, angioid streak, retinal venous tortuosity, retinal toxicity, retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) degeneration, mottling, optic neuropathy, and …

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Vishvas News in its investigation found that the viral link attributed to FIFA is fake. Users should not click on such links. New Delhi (Vishvas News): A post being shared on social media claims that FIFA is giving free 50GB data to watch World Cup football matches. Along with the post, a link is also …

Viral Post Claiming FIFA Offering 50GB free data By

Claim Visuals of an underwater volcanic eruption in Sumatra, Indonesia. Screenshot of Facebook post by user @macawstar Link to the post can be found here. Fact We conducted Google reverse image search on the keyframes of the viral video, which led us to a report by Newshub, dated October 11, 2017, titled ‘Watch Auckland get …

Visuals Of Underwater Volcanic Eruption In Sumatra? No, Viral

Does a ring exerts magnetic acupressure therapy to cure diabetes? Can acupressure using magnetic therapy jewelry reduce by blood sugar? We need more evidence. There is no scientific evidence that informs people with abnormal blood sugar levels can normalize their blood sugar through magnetic acupressure therapy. Also, scant evidence shows jewelry pieces like a ring, …

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Ram Mandir will not be inaugurated on 1st January 2023. It would be inaugurated in 2024. Viral claims are false. New Delhi (Vishvas News): Vishvas News came across a post being widely circulated on social media platforms. The post stated that the Ram Mandir will be inaugurated on 1st January, 2023. Vishvas News conducted a …

Ram Mandir not to be inaugurated on 1st January,

As the Gujrat assembly elections are approaching, social media is abuzz with speculations about which party is going to score the largest number of seats.  Amidst the election frenzy, a video of an alleged exit poll showing Congress ahead of BJP in Gujrat is doing round on social media. It has been claimed that a …

Old Video Falsely Viral As Recent Exit Poll Showing

The video shows an incident from 2021 where France President Emmanuel Macron was slapped by a man during his visit to a town in Southeast France. News agency ANI posted a video showing French President Emmanuel Macron being slapped by a woman is widely circulating on social media. The headline posted by ANI states, ‘French …

Media houses shares old report of Emmanuel Macron getting

(The article was originally published in Newschecker Urdu) A video showing a large gathering of men performing Namaz inside a stadium is going viral on social media platforms. Those who shared the footage claim that it shows visuals from a stadium in Qatar where the FIFA World Cup is underway. Notably, Qatar is the first …

Namaz In Qatar Stadium? No, Video Viral With False

Is common cold not an illness? Is common cold a cure for illnesses? Common cold is a contagious respiratory illness induced by immune system’s response to viruses. Viruses that cause the common cold can spread through air and close contact. But the common cold can also be a cure for illnesses. Common cold increases the …

Fact Check: Is the common cold a cure but

Kanpur, Nov 24 (IANS) The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur Nagar district has ordered a probe against a nursing home in the city after six senior citizens lost their eyesight after being operated upon for cataract here. All six were recently operated at an eye-check up camp organised at the Aradhya nursing …

Probe ordered after 6 lose eyesight in cataract operation

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Amid the upsurge in measles cases across many states, the Centre on Wednesday told all states to administer one additional dose of measles and rubella control vaccine (MRCV) to all children, aged between 9 months to 5 years, in vulnerable areas. “Recently, increased numbers of measles cases are being reported …

Centre asks states to administer one more MRCV dose

A six-second-long clip of a civilian slapping French President Emmanuel Macron while he is interacting with the public is viral on social media. One Luke Rudkowski posted the video on Twitter with the caption “Emmanuel Macron got slapped up again”. Emmanuel Macron got slapped up again pic.twitter.com/puqyPnJOyB — Luke Rudkowski (@Lukewearechange) November 20, 2022 News …

Old video of Emmanuel Macron being slapped viral again

The viral video shows the footage of an earthquake that hit Bali in 2018. The video has no relation with the recent earthquake in Indonesia.  A powerful earthquake killed more than 160 people in Indonesia‘s West Java province on 11 November, with rescuers searching for survivors trapped under the rubble amid a series of aftershocks. …

Video from 2018 shared as footage of recent earthquake

Chandigarh, Nov 23 (IANS) Punjab government has provided free treatment worth Rs 13.54 crore to cancer patients, state Health and Family Welfare Minister Chetan Singh Jouramajra said on Wednesday. He said 1,265 cancer patients have been provided free treatment under the Mukh Mantri Cancer Rahat Kosh in hospitals empanelled with the government. He said instructions …

Punjab provides free treatment of Rs 13.54 cr to

Viral claims surrounding Hollywood star Morgan Freeman’s acceptance of Islam is fake; the actor did kickstart the 2022 FIFA World Cup ceremony with the recital of verses from the Quran, but he did not accept the religion. New Delhi (Vishvas News): American actor Morgan Freeman is a renowned Hollywood personality worldwide. On November 20, he …

Fact Check: Morgan Freeman did not convert to Islam

Right after Elon Musk took over the reins of microblogging site Twitter, the organization carried out large-scale lay-offs. While many social media users made memes poking fun at the development, others sharply criticized the move. On November 15, Musk shared a picture of himself with two people, writing, “Welcoming back Ligma and Johnson!” In the …

Aaj Tak, India TV, Jagran fell for Elon Musk’s

Can I play heavy sports with migraine? In some cases, yes. However, there is a lack of research about the correlation of heavy sports and migraine. Some experts believe that heavy exercises or sports help with migraine, whereas others believe otherwise. It is better to consult with your doctor as the cause and effect may …

Can I take part in active sports if I

A minute-long video clip of a woman being physically assaulted is viral on social media. It is being shared with the claim that this is the condition of a Hindu woman who is ‘madly in love’ with a Muslim man. A Twitter account that claims to be affiliated with godman Kaalicharan Maharaj shared the clip …

Video of Russian woman assaulted by kin viral as

The video of a group of people stopping an e-rickshaw with BJP flags attached to it and assaulting the occupants is viral on social media. It has been linked to the campaign for the upcoming assembly elections in Gujarat. Twitter user ‘@Polytikles’ tweeted the video and wrote that this is how the BJP was welcomed …

Scuffle video from Bengal shared as attack on BJP

With just days to go for the Gujarat assembly elections, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who is currently leading the Bharat Jodo Yatra, joined the political fight in the state holding two campaign rallies at Surat and Rajkot. Soon after, a video showing a Gujarati translator leaving the stage mid-way during Gandhi’s public address went viral …

Here’s Why Translator Left Midway During Rahul Gandhi’s Public

The CCTV footage of a man violently flinging a child on the ground has created an uproar on social media. News reports mentioned that the reason for the man’s behaviour was still unclear and the girl had been sent for a medical examination. Several social media users, mostly from abroad, shared the video and claimed …

Kerala man assaulting child in viral clip is a

Claim Multiple news outlets shared “exclusive CCTV footage” showing the accused in Mangaluru blast case, Shariq walking with a ‘big backpack’. Screenshot of tweet by @AsianetNewsEN Archived versions of such posts and reports can be found here, here, here, here, and here. Fact A keyword search for “Mangaluru Blast” on Twitter led us to a …

News Outlets Share Unrelated Video As ‘Exclusive CCTV Footage’

Sao Paulo, Nov 22 (IANS) A team of Brazilian researchers has discovered that a gene can protect people, even those aged 90 and above, from the deadly Covid disease. Two research papers found that the frequency of variants of the gene ‘MUC22’ was twice as high in the mild Covid-19 group as in severe patients, …

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Pictures from an incident that happened in 2007 in Assam shared with wrong claims stating that the incident is from West Bengal. New Delhi (Vishvas News): Vishvas News came across a post being widely shared on Facebook and other social media platforms. The sensitive pictures showed a woman being beaten up on the streets by …

These aren’t Congress workers attacking a woman in Bengal,

Several Twitter users have shared a clip of a man narrating an assault on him inside a train. The users have alleged that the man was beaten up by people from the Muslim community. Sagar Kumar, a journalist at pro-BJP propaganda channel Sudarshan News, shared this clip and wrote, “Jihadis brutally assault a Hindu brother …

Scuffle between ex-serviceman and pantry car staff on train

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Infections remain a leading cause of death globally and in India, five bacteria were responsible for at least 6.8 lakh deaths in 2019, a new Lancet study has revealed. The five deadly bacteria in India are led by E.coli, along with S. pneumoniae, K. pneumoniae, S. aureus and A. baumanii. …

5 bacteria behind at least 6.8 lakh deaths in

A 14-second-long video clip of a youth speaking to the camera while a bleeding woman lies on a bed with her throat slit is viral on social media. In the clip, the youth says that he slit her throat because she was unfaithful to him. On Twitter, one Sudhir Verma shared the clip with a …

Jabalpur resort murder: Accused, victim from same community; police

The image is an altered version of the “2020 person of the year” TIME cover that featured Joe Biden and Kamala Harris The cover of TIME Magazine are always noticed and discussed among people.On social media, a viral image of American President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on the cover is circulating widely. …

‘The most unpopular duo in U.S. political history’: Viral

Claim Rare photograph of Chola Princess Kundavai housed in the British Museum in Malaysia. Screengrab of Instagram post by @filmipedia_ Link to the post can be found here. Fact A Google reverse image search on the picture led us to a Pinterest post carrying the viral photograph with the caption, “Portrait of a Seated Girl …

Rare Photograph Of Chola Princess Kundavai? No, Viral Claim

Claim Rare photograph of Chola Princess Kundavai housed in the British Museum in Malaysia. Screengrab of Instagram post by @filmipedia_ Link to the post can be found here. Fact A Google reverse image search on the picture led us to a Pinterest post carrying the viral photograph with the caption, “Portrait of a Seated Girl …

Rare Photograph Of Chola Princess Kundavai? No, Viral Claim

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Sapna S. Mishra, a PhD candidate at the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi, and a team of researchers have used a special type of MRI to uncover brain changes in patients up to six months after they recovered from Covid-19. MRI results showed that patients who recovered from Covid-19 …

IIT-Delhi researcher reveals significant brain abnormalities in long Covid

Last week during the G20 summit in Bali, world leaders were informed of a missile attack in Przewodow, a village in eastern Poland near the border with Ukraine. The explosion in the NATO member state, which is understood to have killed at least two people, came as a wave of Russian missiles hit civilian targets …

Image of NATO-G7 emergency meeting shared with a misleading

Qatar has reportedly invited controversial Islamic preacher and televangelist Zakir Naik to the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2022 to deliver religious lectures during the competition, evoking sharp reactions across social media. Naik, accused of money laundering and hate speech in India, has been living in exile in Malaysia since 2017. Against this backdrop, a video …

Zakir Naik Converting People To Islam At Qatar World

Can TB hurt my dental health? Does TB have an effect on gums, teeth and mouth? Yes, the condition is known as Oral tuberculosis. Oral Tb lesions primarily affect the tongue, palate, buccal mucosa, gums, and mouth floor. Thus, the dental examination may play an important role in its early detection. Tuberculosis remains one of …

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Trigger Warning: The following story contains graphic imagery. Several users have shared images of the body of a young woman found on the Yamuna Expressway, with the claim that she had been murdered by a person of Muslim identity. Member of the Legislative Assembly, Om Kumar tweeted images of the body with the claim that …

A woman’s body discovered in a trolley bag in

Amid widespread criticism and calls for boycott, the much awaited FIFA World Cup 2022 kick started on Sunday, November 20 with a grand opening ceremony at Al Bayt stadium in Qatar. The event, which saw participation from legendary actor Morgan Freeman and Jung Kook from Korean supergroup BTS, “showcased Qatari culture and heritage while highlighting …

Visuals Of Fireworks At Opening Ceremony Of FIFA World

Is fever helpful? Yes, but not always. A fever-induced rise in body temperature may benefit an infected host by increasing the activity of their defense system. However, it has limitations; fever patterns typically aid in identifying an infection or a pre-existing medical condition, and their presence requires medical attention. Fever is a significant symptom of …

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The viral video is not from Mumbai but from Budhia Hospital, located in Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh where the cobra was caught at a doctor’s clinic on September 28, 2022. New Delhi (Vishvas News): A video of a woman holding a cobra snake is going viral on social media. Some users claim it to be from the …

Fact Check: Viral cobra-catching video is from a Chhattisgarh

Since last week, the brutal murder of Shraddha Walker case has been widely covered across news media. Aftab Amin Poonawalla, the accused and Walker’s live-in partner, was arrested on November 12. He reportedly killed Walker after a fight on May 18. As per the police, Maharashtra’s Vasai-based accused tried to dispose of the corpse by …

Suresh Chavhanke violates Twitter policy, shares location wedding reception

The video has no relation with the ongoing FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. The video is from Ak Bars Arena in Kazan, Russia in 2019. A video showing a huge crowd reading Namaz on the ground of a stadium is widely circulating on social media after the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup 2022 …

2019 video from Russia shared as namaz offering during

Amidst reports of fugitive preacher Zakir Naik present at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, a video apparently showing him conducting conversion to Islam on stage is going viral.  It has been shared with a claim that Zakir Naik converted four people to Islam during the Football World Cup in Qatar.  Fact Crescendo received …

Old Video Falsely Viral as Zakir Naik converting people

A picture of a man, with his head bandaged and arm in a sling, has gone viral on social media. Several users, including verified handles, claim the picture to be of a BJP worker thrashed by footballer Cristiano Ronaldo’s fans in Kerala after he allegedly tore up the flag of Ronaldo’s country, Portugal, thinking it …

Ronaldo Fans in Kerala Beat Up BJP Worker For

Lucknow, Nov 21 (IANS) Even as the mercury begins to dip and winter sets in, there has been no let-up in dengue cases, with Lucknow registering 47 cases in just a day. Majority of the new dengue cases were reported from congested residential and commercial localities like Aishbagh (6), Chandar Nagar (5), Aliganj (5), Indira …

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