Bengaluru, Sep 29 (IANS) India accounts for almost one fifth of deaths occurring worldwide due to cardiovascular reasons in the young population. The worldwide risk of cardiovascular diseases and deaths is 235 per one lakh population but in India the number is alarming at 272 which is very high as compared to any country in …

World Heart Day: Smoking teenagers more prone to cardiovascular

Patna, Sep 28 (IANS) Senior IAS officer and Bihar Women and Children Development Corporation MD Harjot Kaur Bamhrah stirred up controversy with her abrasive responses to question by girl students at an event for Class 9 and 10 students here on Wednesday. Video of the questions by students and the officer’s testy and irritated answers …

‘Condoms next?’: Bihar woman official responds sharply to schoolgirl

On September 23, a day after Popular Front of India (PFI) offices across the country were raided by multiple law-enforcement agencies, a protest by PFI activists in Pune created a huge row as many political leaders and media houses claimed that ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ slogans were raised at the protest. Alt News debunked the claim on …

Analysis of Saam TV clip of PFI protest reaffirms

Led by Rahul Gandhi, Congress’ grand Bharat Jodo Yatra, where the Congress leader hopes to cover the distance from Kerala to Kashmir on foot, has attracted a lot of attention on digital platforms. In this backdrop, an image featuring a Times Now report, which shows Rahul Gandhi having a massive edge over other politicians in …

Times Now Report Does Not Show Rahul Gandhi Having

Kochi, Sep 28 (IANS) The humble stethoscope could avoid unnecessary use of more expensive investigations like echocardiography for diagnosis of cardiac defects and allow for substantial reductions in healthcare costs, as per a research study done at the Amrita Hospital here. Published in the British Medical Journal – Paediatrics Open, the study was conducted in …

Humble stethoscope can detect heart defects in children with

Vishvas News in its investigation found that the post which claimed Mallika Sherawat has written a book is fake. She did not write a book titled, ‘Old Peacemaker Lord Buddha’ and neither was its foreword written by former US President Barack Obama. New Delhi (Vishvas News): Vishvas News came across a post being widely shared …

Actress Mallika Sherawat did not write a book, viral

A video showing a train going up a pyramid-like railway bridge is going viral on social media, with the users claiming that the video is from Israel, and that the ‘engineering marvel’ covers 1280kms,  from Urpara to Begun Jarra. Newschecker found these claims to be untrue. Facebook user Basavaraj Bolshetty was among those who shared …

Video From Game Simulator Shared As ‘Pyramid Railway Bridge’

Canberra, Sep 28 (IANS) An official review of Australia’s Covid-19 vaccine program has called for continued campaigns to encourage booster uptake. The review, which was commissioned by the federal government in June, published its report, making eight recommendations including an ongoing booster campaign, reports Xinhua news agency. It found that 96 per cent of Australians …

Campaign needed to boost Covid booster uptake in Aus-thip

Rahul Gandhi never said that if his government is formed, he will give a loan of Rs 5000 crores to Pakistan without interest. The viral breaking plate is edited. New Delhi (Vishvas News). Breaking plate of a news channel is going viral on social media, claiming that Rahul Gandhi has said “As soon as our …

Fact Check: Rahul Gandhi did not give this statement

Every eighth day of Congress’s Bharat Jodo Yatra is already fixed as a rest day. Congress’ Bharat Jodo Yatra September 23 break was not in support of PFI’s strike. New Delhi (Vishvas News). Congress’s ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ took a break on 23 September after a journey of about 350 km. A post about this is …

Fact Check: 23rd Sept was already scheduled to be

No Supreme Court order says the person who feeds the stray dog is liable in case of dog bites. The viral post circulating online is fake. New Delhi (Vishvas News): A post doing rounds on social media claims Supreme Court has ordered that if a stray dog bites a human, the person who feeds that …

Fact Check: No, SC didn’t order against animal feeders

A text message is being widely shared on WhatsApp and social media platforms, which claims that during a court hearing in Tamil Nadu, Muslim groups admitted that the process of ‘halal’ was complete only if it was spat on. The message also contains a tweet by Tamil Nadu’s Indu Makkal Katchi from November, 2021 and …

No, ‘Muslims’ Did Not Admit In Court That Halal

New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) States like Rajasthan, Punjab and Gujarat are severely affected by the spread of the lumpy skin disease which has so far infected nearly 20,57,700 animals across the country. On the other hand, among the bigger states, Uttar Pradesh has succeeded in halting the spread of the deadly disease. According to …

Lumpy virus: R’sthan, Punjab and Gujarat severely affected, UP

Conclusion: The claim turned out to be false in Vishvas News’s investigation. The image is from an old incident in Greater Noida. New Delhi (Vishvas News). Days after a Dalit boy was allegedly thrashed for touching the idol at a religious procession in Karnataka’s Kolar district, on September 8, and his family fined, a picture …

Fact Check: This photo of naked people demonstrating on

Last week, as advocate and BJP leader Ashwini Upadhyay stood in the Supreme Court arguing for his own petition on hate speech, he must have remembered that not-so-distant afternoon at Jantar Mantar, less than 3km away, where, at an event reportedly organized by him, open genocide calls were made against Muslims, or, the Dharm Sansad …

From Dharm Sansad to hate speech PIL: The curious

Rahul Gandhi, who is in Kerala as a part of his ambitious Bharat Jodo Yatra, is in the social media spotlight yet again, this time over an old video allegedly showing Gandhi ‘refusing’ to partake in ‘Aarti’ at a puja. While many users questioned his stance on ‘Hindu beliefs’, others expressed shock at Gandhi’s refusal …

Rahul Gandhi Refused To Do Aarti? No, Old Video

Quick Take A social media post claimed to be shared by McDonald’s official Twitter account says obesity does not exist. We fact-checked and found the claim is False.  The Claim A Twitter post claimed to be shared by McDonald’s is doing rounds on social media. The post says overweight people do not exist and recommends …

Fact Check: Did McDonald’s tweet claiming obesity does not

Indian Army does not kill dogs that retire from service they are sent to Meerut at an old age home for dogs or are put up for adoption. New Delhi (Vishvas News): Vishvas News came across a reel being shared on Facebook which claimed that the dogs serving in the Indian Army are killed after …

Army dogs are not killed after retirement, viral claim

Madrid, Sep 27 (IANS) International tourism has continued to show signs of recovery, but is unlikely to return to pre-pandemic levels anytime soon, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) said. According to the latest World Tourism Barometer published by the Madrid-based agency on Monday, an estimated 474 million tourists travelled internationally in the first …

Int’l tourism recovers, but nowhere near pre-pandemic levels: UN

A video showing a “big cat” pouncing at and attacking a man as he cycles down a highway, before scampering away into the woods, is going viral on social media platforms. The shocked cyclist can be seen picking up his vehicle and rushing away from the spot, from the other side of the road. Several …

Video Of Leopard Attacking A Cyclist Is From Assam

Ottawa, Sep 27 (IANS) The Canadian federal government has announced the removal of all Covid-19 entry restrictions, as well as testing, quarantine, and isolation requirements for anyone entering Canada, from October 1. Public Health Agency of Canada said in a statement on Monday that the removal of border measures has been facilitated by a number …

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As Navratri celebrations began today on 26th September, 2022 across India, a 10 second video clip of devotees purportedly celebrating Navratri at the Hinglaj Mata Mandir in Balochistan, Pakistan, is going viral in social media. Newschecker has found that the video is old and not recent. The video has been shared on Twitter by user …

Video Of Navratri Pooja At Hinglaj Mata Mandir In

New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Monday awarded the top performing states, districts, integrators and health facilities on the closing day of the two-day Arogya Manthan 2022, celebrating completion of 4 years of Ayushman Bharat PMJAY, and one year of Ayushman Bharat Digital Health Mission. The Union Health Minister awarded …

Best performing states awarded on Day 2 of Arogya

This video is from August 2015. It shows an explosion in a chemical warehouse in the Chinese port city of Tianjin. There were rumours of a coup in China due to which President Xi Jinping was removed from the control of military and placed under house arrest. A video of a massive explosion, allegedly recorded …

Video from 2015 shared as recent blast from Beijing

Lt. Governor Manoj Sinha last week inaugurated cinemas in different areas of Kashmir including the biggest multiplex in Srinagar, the summer capital of J&K. Inaugurated INOX multiplex theatre in Srinagar. Congratulations to the people, Sh. Vijay Dhar & INOX Group. A major Socio-economic revolution is sweeping through J&K in the last 3 years. It is …

Cinema Theatres In Kashmir Reopened First Time Since 1947?

New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) The Centre is planning to repurpose two main pillars of nation’s digital health systems that were used to track Covid-19 – CoWIN and Aarogya Setu – as India’s health application. National Health Authority (NHA) CEO R.S. Sharma said that Aarogya Setu is being repurposed as India’s health application while CoWIN …

CoWIN, Aarogya Setu to be repurposed as India’s health

Vishvas News in its investigation found that the viral image of Supriya Sule sitting in Maha CM is edited. Viral claim is false. New Delhi (Vishvas News): Amidst the ongoing war of words between the MVA and the current Shiv-Sena BJP government in Maharashtra, Vishvas News came across a viral picture of the NCP leader …

Edited picture of Supriya Sule goes viral -Vishvas News

An image of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is viral on social media, in which he can be seen with a girl. BJP leaders and supporters have claimed that the girl seen with Rahul Gandhi is Amulya Leona, known to have raised ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ slogans during the anti-CAA protest in Bangalore in 2020. AIMIM leader Asaduddin …

Girl seen with Rahul Gandhi in viral pic is

New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) India reported 4,129 new Covid cases in the last 24 hours, which is a decline from the previous day’s count of 4,777, said the Union Health Ministry on Monday, adding that the recovery rate was at 98.72 per cent. In the same period, the country has recorded 20 more Covid …

India logs 4,129 new Covid cases, recovery rate stands

There are certain cardiac effects of hyperthyroidism including faster heart rate, increased blood pressure and irregular electrical activity of the heart. The patient may experience tachycardia and palpitations. Increased thyroid hormone can lead to a faster heart rate and stronger squeezing of the heart. One may even experience heart beating faster and stronger, even at …

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The social media ecosystem of Tamil Nadu politics is in splits over the memes and jibes regarding BJP President JP Nadda’s recent remark, that ‘95% work for AIIMS Madurai was over.’  The claim drew attention of users after it was shared by the social media handle of BJP Tamil Nadu. “Madurai AIIMS Hospital construction work …

Govt Data Contradicts JP Nadda’s Claim On Money Spent

On September 22, 2022, in a raid jointly conducted by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), Enforcement Directorate (ED) and police in multiple states, over 100 leaders of the Popular Front of India (PFI) were arrested. PFI is a political organization founded in 2007 that claims to work for marginalized sections of the population. The raid …

PFI protest: Media and BJP leaders falsely claim ‘Pakistan

Claim “Footage of big explosions from #Beijing during the China coup against Xi Jinping. China is in turmoil! Xi Jinping is missing! Is this a coup? Has he been assassinated and I uncover a military mystery no one is talking about” Several social media users shared the claim on Twitter.  Link of the same can …

2015 Video Of Tianjin Blast Shared As Recent Video

Seoul, Sep 25 (IANS) South Korea’s new Covid cases remained below 30,000 for the third straight day on Sunday in a sign that the virus wave is slowing down at a steady pace. The country reported 25,792 new Covid infections, including 248 from overseas, bringing the total caseload to 24,620,128, the Korea Disease Control and …

SKorea’s new COVID-19 cases under 30,000 for third straight

However, because of the stone cutting activity in the Aravalli range, the wind pattern containing a lot of sand and dust is getting directed towards the NCR region leading to the Chronic Lung Disease. Experts of the region say they are seeing alarmingly poor lung health among the people in the region, with many of …

Metal dust, stone-cutting in Aravallis drives chronic lung disease

Yes. Thyroid disease can lead to hair loss if the condition is severe and is not treated. When thyroid does not produce hormones properly, it affects processes in the body. One of such processes is the development of hair at the root. Severe and prolonged hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism can lead to hair loss. This hair …

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Several social media users, including verified Twitter handles, are circulating a picture of Rahul Gandhi with a woman clicked at the Congress party’s Bharat Jodo Yatra. Users who shared the image identified her as Amulya Leona Noronha, who had raised “Pakistan zindabad” slogans during an anti-CAA protest event attended by AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi. While …

Bharat Jodo Yatra: Woman In Viral Photograph With Rahul

New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) India on Saturday reported 4,912 fresh Covid infections in the past 24 hours against the previous day’s 5,383 count, as per the Union Health Ministry data. In the same period, 38 more Covid-related deaths took the toll figure to 5,28,487. Meanwhile, the active caseload of the country presently stands at …

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From Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral, to anti-hijab protests in Iran from Bhagwant Mann’s alleged deplaning to Bharat Jodo Yatra and Project Cheetah, the past week witnessed a slew of newsworthy events. And as is the nature of social media, soon had misinformation sprouting around the same. Here is a look at the top 5 fact …

Misinformation On PM Modi, Bhagwant Mann & More –

The video is not from Queen Elizabeth’s funeral ceremony. The video dates back to 2007. A video shot at the funeral ceremony of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey is widely circulating on social media. Video shows a man surrounded by security guards yelling at the service. The man can be heard shouting “disgrace” before …

Video from 2007 shared a man interrupting Queen Elizabeth’s

Ottawa, Sep 24 (IANS) Canada confirmed 17,325 new Covid-19 cases for the week ending September 17, health authorities have announced. The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) said on Friday that the number of total Covid-19 cases and deaths in the country reached 4,233,468 and 44,992 respectively, reports Xinhua news agency. The daily positive rate …

Canada confirms 17,325 new Covid cases in a week-thip

Kampala, Sep 24 (IANS) Ugandan Health Ministry has said the number of confirmed Ebola cases in the East African country has risen to 11. The Ministry in a statement issued here on Friday added that in the last 24 hours four more cases were registered, bringing the cumulative number of confirmed Ebola cases in the …

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Washington, Sep 24 (IANS) Symptoms of long Covid is changing the meaning of “the disabled” for Americans, a US media website reported this week. In an article tilted “Long Covid Is Going to Change How We Talk About Disability,” the website “sheknows” said the prevalence of long Covid has made some lose their taste or …

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Following the pre-dawn raids on key Popular Front of India (PFI) members and their subsequent arrest by the NIA over alleged terror activities on Thursday, the group called for a shutdown in Kerala on Friday, September 23. While social media anticipated to receive visuals of the bandh, an early morning tweet by the Congress informing …

Bharat Jodo Yatra Halted In Support Of PFI Bandh

New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Friday interacted virtually with some beneficiaries from different parts of the country as Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) has completed its four years of implementation. “Cashless, paperless and portable healthcare and treatment facility provided by Ayushman Bharat-PMJAY scheme for poor and …

Mandaviya interacts with AB-PMJAY beneficiaries on 4th anniversary of

The viral image of the CNN headline stating that climate change is seasonal and will be back next year is fabricated and fake. The American news channel published no such headline. New Delhi (Vishvas News): A viral screenshot purporting to be of CNN (Cable News Network) claims that climate change is seasonal and will be …

Fact Check: Viral screenshot purporting to be of CNN

The Union IT minister, Ashwini Vaishnaw, released a draft version of the proposed Indian Telecommunication Bill 2022, inviting suggestions from the public till October 20. The bill reportedly aims to bring in sweeping changes to how the telecom sector is governed, primarily by giving the Centre more powers. The bill seeks to replace the current …

From OTT Regulation To Atma Analogy, Here’s A Look

Quick Take A number of Facebook posts and health articles on media websites showcase banana flower as a superfood and claims that among many other benefits it can also cure Diabetes. We fact checked and found that the claim is half true. While some research has shown that banana flowers can help combat diabetes, it …

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Viral video going viral claiming to be of Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde is that of Kavathe Piran sarpanch, Bhimrao Mane. Vishvas News (New Delhi): Vishvas News came across a video on social networking websites. The video looked like that of an event and a lot people could be seen on stage with a few girls …

Viral video not of Maha CM Eknath Shinde but

In wake of the rise in child lifting rumours across India, several Kashmir based social media platforms are sharing a video claiming to show four non-locals who were held after an alleged attempt to kidnap children in Lar area of Ganderbal in Kashmir. Newschecker has found that the claim is false.  Also Read: Video Showing …

Non-Locals attempt to kidnap children in Kashmir? 1 –

A 50-second-long-video showing a person unwrapping a mini-cake bar and breaking it apart to reveal pills hidden inside, is going viral on social media platforms. A person can be heard speaking in the background in Kashmiri, “The people who have conscience will share this video, those who don’t will not. Your one share will save …

Pills In Luppo Cakes? Old Hoax Resurfaces, Yet Again

A text message is being widely shared on WhatsApp and social media platforms, which warns users of a new scam called SIM Swap Fraud. According to the viral message, users targeted with this fraud briefly lose their network connectivity before they receive a phone call from their ‘service provider’ asking them to enter certain numbers …

Here’s The Truth Behind The Viral SIM Swap Fraud

We all know Cheetah is the world’s fastest land animal. But do you know what’s faster than this wild cat of the jungle?  You guessed it right! Memes and Misinformation run faster than Cheetahs.  Launching the world’s first Cheetah Rehabilitation Project, the Indian government brought 8 Cheetahs from Namibia to India. They arrived on a …

Misinformation Runs Faster Than Cheetah; Round Up of Misleading

This claim turned out to be false in the investigation of Vishvas News. Actually, this picture is from Bangladesh. This picture has nothing to do with India. New Delhi, Vishvas News. Vishvas News received a claim on its tipline chatbot number +91 95992 99372, where our user asked us to check an image in which …

Fact Check: Old image from Bangladesh viral in the

Several social media users are circulating a video, claiming that Rahul Gandhi and other Congress party leaders were coming out drunk from a bar in Kerala. Gandhi is currently in the state as part of the party’s five-month-long journey across India called Bharat Jodo Yatra. The leader on Thursday resumed the 15th day of the …

Bharat Jodo Yatra: Did Rahul Gandhi, Congress Leaders Get

New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) is identified with hope for people and epitomises credibility and assured presence, said Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Thursday. At the same time he cautioned that if IRCS does not keep pace with changing times, its relevance and identity may be lost. “IRCS needs …

If IRCS does not keep pace with changing times,

The infographic claiming WHO issued 7 brain-damaging habits is falsely attributed to the organisation. Some of the habits listed may have other adverse effects on health, but no direct impact on brain damage has been reported yet. New Delhi (Vishvas News): An infographic from the World Health Organization (WHO) detailing the seven biggest brain damaging …

Fact Check: ‘7 Brain damaging habits’ viral infographic falsely

On September 17, cheetahs brought from Namibia were released at the Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh. Since then, social media users and media outlets have been circulating a video of a cheetah describing it as one of the animals from Namibia that Prime Minister Narendra Modi released at the Kuno National Park. The Times …

News channels show old, unrelated video as clip of

With the arrival of 8 cheetahs from Namibia to India, social media is abuzz with wild cat videos. Furthering the ongoing trend, a video of a leopard attack on a cyclist is going viral.  In the viral clip, a leopard jumps out of nowhere on a man riding a bicycle. Fortunately, the wild can returns …

Video of Leopard Attack on Cyclist Is From Assam,

Yangon, Sep 22 (IANS) Myanmar has vaccinated more than 37 million people for Covid-19, data of the country’s Ministry of Health showed. The figures comprised over 30.5 million people aged 18 and above and more than 6.5 million people aged under 18 years old, the ministry was quoted as saying by Xinhua news agency. The …

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Claim Image shows Beef Biryani recipe mix by Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurved. Screenshot of Facebook post by @swamdogofficial Links to such posts can be found here, here, here and here. Fact Newschecker scanned through the official website of Patanjali Ayurved to ascertain whether the firm offers any such product or not. We looked up words like …

Beef Biryani Recipe Mix By Patanjali? Edited Photo Goes

No. The current recommended treatment for uncomplicated acute appendicitis is a surgical appendectomy. However, various studies have evaluated the non-surgical alternative of medical management by just antibiotic therapy widely. According to results from a study reported in the Elsevier Public Health Emergency Conditions, antibiotics instead of surgery may be a good choice for some, but …

Is there an alternative to the appendix removal operation?-thip

On September 19, Alt News received a series of videos on our WhatsApp tip line (+91 7600011160) clubbed together as an incident of child kidnapping in Delhi. The tipper, who was most likely aware of our work on child-kidnapping-related rumours, shared these videos with the accompanying message that these rumours were again gaining momentum. Clip …

Fact-Check: Burqa-clad woman on DTC bus in viral clip

In wake of the rise in child lifting rumours across India, several Kashmir based social media platforms are sharing a video claiming to show four non-locals who were held after an alleged attempt to kidnap children in Lar area of Ganderbal in Kashmir. Newschecker has found that the claim is false.  Also Read: Video Showing …

Non-Locals attempt to kidnap children in Kashmir? 1 –

The viral video has been falsely edited to show that Shah Rukh Khan said he was a proud Pakistani. A viral video interview of Shah Rukh Khan is widely circulating on social media with the claim that Shah Rukh Khan said he was a proud Pakistani. In this video, Khan can be heard saying, “… …

Shah Rukh Khan did not say that he is

New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) In a significant achievement and recognition to country’s efforts against hypertension, India on Wednesday won a UN award for its ‘India Hypertension Control Initiative (IHCI)’. A collaborative initiative of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), State Governments and World Health Organization-India, IHCI has won …

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Vishvas News investigated the claim being made about the picture of Meghan Markle and Princess Diana. It turned out to be misleading. The viral picture of Meghan Markle is from the year 2019. Which people are now sharing on social media with a misleading claim. New Delhi (Vishvas News): A picture of Meghan Markle and …

Viral Image of Meghan Markle is not from Queen