A disturbing video showing a group of men dragging a woman by her hair, brutally kicking and assaulting her with sticks, while she screams and cries surrounded by onlookers is going viral on social media platforms. The disturbing footage of the violent incident, which is seen taking place in an open field near a waterbody, …

‘Hindutva Goons’ Assaulting Dalit Girl In UP? No, Video

New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) The integration of the Ayush system in the National Health ecosystem has got a major boost in the Budget 2023-24 presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday. The total allocation to the Ayush Ministry has increased by 20 per cent to Rs 3,647 crore. The budget has also emphasised …

Union Budget gives major emphasis on increasing Ayush services,

Is an ovarian cyst a sign of PCOS? Yes, the majority of the time, an ovarian cyst serves as a critical diagnostic marker for PCOS. However, if you have ovarian cysts, it may or may not be related to PCOS. Additionally, once identified, PCOS is a condition that can be managed with the proper dietary …

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A video has gone viral on social media, purportedly showing the North Korean military choir covering British band Queen’s classic, “I want to break free”, with the country’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un in attendance.  The archived version of the post can be seen here. Fact check Newschecker analysed the video and noticed that the female …

North Korean Military Choir Did Not Perform Queen’s ‘I

Sydney, Feb 1 (IANS) After an early morning accident that took place in the Australian state — Tasmania, the Crash Detection feature in the iPhone 14 alerted police instantly, allowing the victims to receive help immediately. A four-wheel drive truck towing a horse float collided with a tree stump in Tasmania at 1.45 a.m. on …

iPhone 14 Crash Detection alerts police minutes after accident

Ahmedabad, Feb 1 (IANS) A division bench of the Gujarat High Court has set up a committee to be headed by retired justice to look into two incidents where pregnant women were allegedly refused medical aid by hospitals. The division bench comprising Chief Justice Arvind Kumar and Justice A.J. Shastri while hearing a PIL observed …

Gujarat HC sets up panel to probe denial of

Hanoi, Jan 31 (IANS) Vietnam will strengthen the diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19 in the context of new variants emerging, local media reported on Tuesday. The XBB variant with the ability of immunity resistance and rapid spread has appeared in 70 countries, local newspaper Vietnam News reported, citing the country’s Ministry of Health. The ministry …

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At least 88 people were killed in a suicide bomb attack at a mosque in Pakistan’s Peshawar on Monday. Following this, social media platforms were flooded with unsolicited visuals, purportedly the site of the explosion and its aftermath. Newschecker investigated a series of images that are being shared in the context of the recent blast …

Old, Unrelated Images Shared As Aftermath Of Recent Blast

New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Tuesday said that the FSSAI will soon formulate a guideline for schools, hospitals, government canteens etc, to incorporate millets, popularly known as ‘wonder food’ due to its numerous health benefits, as nutritional options in the food menu. Unveiling FSSAI’s new year calendar which celebrates …

FSSAI guidelines on incorporating millets as nutritional menu in

An image of an apparently ancient sculpture is viral with the claim that it was made in India 1,400 years ago during the time of a Pallava King. The sculpture is of a person seated in front of a computer attached to an electrical wire. Users marvelled at India’s advancement in technology at a time …

No, artwork showing man sitting at computer is not

Quick Take Several social media users have shared a post that shows a character from the Simpson show claiming contrails cause respiratory illnesses. We fact-checked and found the claim is Mostly False.  The Claim A Facebook post shows a snippet from the Simpson show which claims contrails cause respiratory illnesses. The social media post has …

Fact Check: Did the Simpson show claim contrails cause

Vishvas News, in its investigation, found that the people standing with Rahul Gandhi are not the makers of the BBC documentary on PM Modi and 2002 Gujarat riots. The first person seen standing with Gandhi in the photo is former UK Labor Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and the second person is Sam Pitroda, former prime …

Fact Check: Viral post falsely claims Rahul Gandhi met

A 40-second-long clip of DMK MP T R Baalu speaking at an event has gone viral on social media. It is claimed that the leader was boasting about demolishing Hindu temples in his speech. In the video, Baalu can be heard saying, “I have demolished 100-year-old temples in my hometown, in my constituency — a …

BJP leaders tweet clipped video, share T R Baalu’s

New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Family members of a 15-year-old girl, who died two days after getting operated at a Delhi hospital, have alleged that her organs had been removed by hospital authorities. Police said that they are investigating the allegations and proceedings to get an autopsy done by a medical board are underway. The …

Plastic bags found inside body of Delhi girl, says

Geneva, Jan 31 (IANS) The WHO has said that the Covid-19 pandemic still constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), the WHO’s highest alert level. The announcement came amid the recent increase of weekly reported deaths worldwide. After its quarterly assessment meeting on the Covid-19 pandemic on Friday, the WHO’s International Health Regulations …

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New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) India is making progress as new leprosy cases are declining year after year, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said in his video address at an event to observe the National Anti-Leprosy Day here on Monday. The theme of this year was ‘Let us fight Leprosy and make Leprosy history’. “With …

New cases declining, can achieve target of Leprosy Mukt

An old video from Kerala, shared with fake claim, claims to be from Bhagalpur and Haridwar. The viral video does not show a crowd gathered for ‘Pathaan’, instead it was taken during a midnight sale in Lulu Mall, Kochi. New Delhi (Vishvas News): Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan’s new release ‘Pathaan’ has been embroiled in many …

Fact Check: Old video of Lulu Mall in Kochi

A gunman opened fire outside a synagogue in Jerusalem on Friday killing at least seven people, and wounding three others. Soon after, condolences and tributes for the deceased started to pour in on social media platforms, along with unsolicited images claiming to show the shooting incident. One such image showing what appears to be dead …

Old Image Of Stampede Shared Claiming To Show Victims

Maharajganj (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 30 (IANS) A study by Lucknow’s Queen Mary Hospital has claimed that pesticides have been found in the milk of pregnant women which were responsible for the death of nearly 111 newborns in the past ten months in Maharajganj district. The research by Queen Mary Hospital revealed that pesticides were found …

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A viral post on social media claiming that a cloud formation, looking uncannily like a pair of praying hands, seen in the skies of ‘devbhoomi’ Uttarakhand are CGI created and fake. New Delhi (Vishvas News): If you have ever imagined clouds taking different shapes in the sky, this report will feel close to the heart. …

Fact Check: Video showing clouds with folded hands in

Dar Es Salaam, Jan 30 (IANS) Tanzanian health authorities on Sunday marked the World Leprosy Day and announced a new programme aimed at eliminating leprosy in the country by 2030. Deputy Minister for Health, Godwin Mollel said the programme entailed the identification of all leprosy patients in the East African nation, Xinhua news agency reported. …

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Jakarta, Jan 30 (IANS) The number of pig deaths suspected to be caused by the African Swine Fever virus in Indonesia’s East Nusa Tenggara has reached 256. “There were only 253 deaths at first, but now there are three more cases in North Central Timor Regency,” Nusa Tenggara Animal Husbandry Service official Melky Angsar told …

African Swine Fever kills 256 pigs in Indonesia’s East

A video has gone viral on social media with a claim that a mosque was demolished by a local government in Saidabad Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh after it hoisted Pakistan’s national flag. *योगी बाबा के राज्य में, सैदाबाद प्रयागराज( उ0प्र)* *मस्जिद पर पाकिस्तान का झंडा लहराने पर योगी ने मस्जिद ही उखड़वादी* pic.twitter.com/8729tYCqrc — Aamita Ssinnggaa …

No, UP Mosque partly demolished not for hoisting Pakistani

Shamli (UP), Jan 29 (IANS) Residents of nearly 31 villages in Shamli district, located on the banks of the Hindon river, are facing a major health risk. They have been found to be suffering from dreaded diseases like cancer, skin, respiratory and liver-related problems, etc. Dr. Vinay Kumar, District Malaria Officer, said: “Following the directions …

Contaminated groundwater causing chronic ailments in areas on Hindon

<br>Over the past 40 years mortality from carcinoma of the cervix has fallen due to improved treatment and the introduction of national screening programmes. Dr Abhishek Shankar, Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), says that over 7.4 crore cervical cancer cases and 6.2 crore deaths could be averted …

Experts uphold universal HPV vaccination to save women from

As soon as the BBC released the documentary on Gujarat Riots 2002, various protests took place terming the documentary ‘a propaganda against the PM Modi’. The documentary which has held Narendra Modi directly responsible for the infamous Gujrat Riots is banned by the central government.  Meanwhile a protest video is circulating on social media with …

Protest against release of Gujarat Riots 2002 Outside BBC

Tokyo, Jan 28 (IANS) A gum disease called periodontitis can lead to a litany of dental issues from bad breath to bleeding and lost teeth, and now it is found that it could also lead to a serious heart problem, a new study has shown. According to the study published in Clinical Electrophysiology, the team …

Gum infection may lead to serious heart problem: Study-thip

Events around BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the release of Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan and Quran burning in Sweden dominated the social media platforms this week, and as a habit misinformation followed. From false claims of Rahul Gandhi meeting the producer of BBC documentary, unrelated videos being passed off as public reviews of …

False Claims On Rahul Gandhi, Joe Biden & More

Chennai, Jan 28 (IANS) A consensus on prediction and management of small for size syndrome in living-donor liver transplant was arrived at an international conference of liver surgeons, hepatologists, liver anesthesia team and researches who assembled here from across the world, said Mohammed Rela, President, International Liver Transplant Society. The conference proceedings will be used …

Int’l conference of liver specialists arrives at consensus on

The Indian Oil Corporation Limited has not announced any prize money or free fuel on the occasion of their 65th Anniversary. A viral post circulating on social media claims that the Indian Oil Corporation Limited has announced to giveaway a gift card worth Rs 6000 or free fuel to their customers on the occasion of …

The Indian Oil Corporation Ltd has not announced any

The BBC documentary, India: The Modi question, which questions Narendra Modi’s role in the 2002 Gujarat riots has been banned in India by the BJP government by using emergency powers under the 2021 IT rules. Against this backdrop, several supporters of the Prime Minister have claimed while sharing a picture of Congress MP Rahul Gandhi …

Rahul Gandhi’s photo with UK politician falsely viral as

Despite virtual and physical protests calling for its boycott and demanding a ban, Yash Raj Films’ Pathaan hit the theatres on January 25. Soon after, social media started to flood with several videos featuring people criticising movies, and a few even calling out Shah Rukh Khan for making a “disaster.”  Those who shared such videos …

Old, Unrelated Videos Shared To Show Negative Public Review

Los Angeles, Jan 28 (IANS) The US has reported a total of 91 pediatric flu deaths so far this season, according to the latest data released on Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). There have been at least 25 million illnesses, 280,000 hospitalisations, and 17,000 deaths from flu his season …

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Amritsar, Jan 27 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Friday said the government is making concerted efforts for carving out a healthy Punjab by ensuring comprehensive development in every sector. Addressing the gathering after dedicating 500th Aam Aadmi Clinic at a function here, the Chief Minister, accompanied by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, said …

Punjab, Delhi CMs dedicate 400 more Aam Aadmi Clinics-thip

An image of burqa-clad girls receiving scholarships from Kerala-based Malabar Charitable Trust is being shared on Twitter. The girls are holding certificates and posing for photographs on a stage. The backdrop shows a banner of the Malabar Charitable Trust which is part of the philanthropic Malabar Group. Twitter user @satviksoul posted the image and wrote, …

Image of burqa-clad students who won scholarships shared with

Ever since its song Besharam Rang was released, Pathaan, which managed to generate over Rs 100 crore worldwide on its first day, has been in the middle of controversies and attracted a series of misinformation. The trend continues even after its release. While several social media users shared videos claiming to show “negative public review” …

Unrelated Visuals Of Jam Packed Mall, Theatre Passed Off

San Francisco, Jan 27 (IANS) The human body’s immunity to Covid-19 appears to gather strength with more time between vaccination and infection, a new study has shown. According to US-based Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) study, it suggests people, who have had Covid-19, have benefited from vaccination, even if they delayed it. In this …

Covid immunity strengthens over time in vaccinated people: Study-thip

On January 26, 2023, news broke that a Pakistani flag had been hoisted on a residential building in Madhubani Sipahi Tola area in Purnea, Bihar. Several news media outlets reported this. Multimedia news agency ANI tweeted, ” A Pakistani flag was hoisted in the Madhubani Sipahi Tola area in Purnea”. The tweet further contained the …

Misreporting by major news outlets; Pakistan flag was not

Quick Take A social media post claims the polio vaccine did not cause a sharp decline in polio cases. Rather the decrease in the cases was observed by stopping the use of dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT). We fact-checked and found the claim to be False. Polio is spread by a virus and not a chemical like DDT. …

Fact Check: Did stopping the use of DDT cause

Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) In a swoop, the Maharashtra FDA has seized large stocks of over Rs 51 lakh of sex-enhancer drugs and steroid injections used for body-building, an official said here on Wednesday. Acting on a tip-off, the Food & Drugs Administration and MHB Colony Police Station laid a trap and nabbed a person …

Maha FDA raids Mumbai pharma co, seizes steroids, sex-boosters

New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Veteran actor Annu Kapoor on Thursday was admitted to the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital here after he complained of chest pain. Kapoor, whose condition is said to be stable, is currently under observation at the hospital’s cardiology department. The hospital administration has said that he is recovering well. He had …

Actor Annu Kapoor hospitalised with chest pain; condition stable-thip

New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav, former External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna, and tabla maestro Ustad Zakir Hussain were conferred the Padma Vibhushan on the occasion of Republic Day 2023. Other recipients of the country’s second-highest civillian award are eminent architect Balkrishna Doshi – who just passed away on Tuesday, …

Mulayam Singh, Zakir Hussain, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, Raveena Tandon among

The screenshot of BBC’s tweet about Dhirendra Shastri of Bageshwar Dham getting Z+ security by the Centre is fake. It was posted by a Facebook page ‘OK Satire’. New Delhi (Vishvas News): Dhirendra Krishna Shastri of Bageshwar Dham has been making a lot of headlines lately. A post about Dhirendra Shastri is going viral on …

BBC Fake screenshot of dhirendra shastri given z plus

The people in the viral image with Rahul Gandhi are Britain’s former Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and Indian investor Sam Pitroda. The recent BBC documentary, “India: The Modi Question”, which explores the involvement of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the 2002 Gujarat riots, has sparked outrage both in India and abroad. Whereas the Indian …

No, Rahul Gandhi is not standing with the producer

New York, Jan 26 (IANS) The number of people dying from cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the US escalated during the first year of the Covid-19 pandemic, from 874,613 CVD-related deaths recorded in 2019 to 928,741 in 2020, a new study has revealed. The rise in the number of CVD deaths in 2020 represents the largest …

Deaths from heart diseases went up during pandemic in

On October 30, 2022, The Wire registered a police complaint against journalist Devesh Kumar for allegedly fabricating and supplying documents, emails, and video with a view to damage the media outlet’s reputation, a week after having retracted its Meta stories. It was the culmination of a high-octane, month-long drama over a series of articles by …

Devesh Kumar: Untangling a complex web of lies and

Shahrukh Khan starring Pathaan film released on 25 January with a thunderous response from the audience. Social media is abuzz with videos of fans dancing in the theatre celebrating the film star’s comeback after a four-year hiatus.  Amidst all of it, a video of a huge crowd has been shared as a massive turnout of …

Old Video from Kerala Lulu Mall Viral As Huge

Kolkata, Jan 25 (IANS) Iconic paediatrician late Dilip Mahalanabis, who pioneered the use of Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS) for the treatment of diarrhoeal diseases, finally got national recognition on Wednesday, though posthumously. Mahalanabis, who passed away at the age 88 in October last year, was on Wednesday named in the list six Padma Vibhushan awardees. …

Padma Awards: ORS pioneer Dilip Mahalanabis finally gets recognition,

On January 18, a helicopter crashed in a residential area in the suburbs of the Ukrainian capital Kyiv resulting in the death of 14 people including a minor, the country’s interior minister Denys Monastyrsky, and his deputy. According to the BBC, this is the deadliest incident involving high-profile casualty since the invasion of the nation. …

2014 copter crash video shared as Kyiv accident that

New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Delhi doctor, Prof I.C. Verma, currently Advisor, Institute of Medical Genetics & Genomics, at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, has become the only doctor from Delhi to be awarded the Padma Shri on the occasion of Republic Day 2023. “Pleased to announce that Dr Prof I.C. Verma, Advisor, Institute of Medical …

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The man in the video is not Nirmala Sitharaman’s father instead is KV Krishnan, nephew of Tamil poet SubramaniamBharathi. A video showing the Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman greeting an aged man is widely circulating on the internet. In this video, Nirmala Sitharaman can be seen greeting and speaking with an elderly person. Users claim …

Nirmala Sitharaman is not interacting with her father in

Several social media users are circulating a photo, which we have received on our Whatsapp tipline, too, claiming a “Congress conspiracy” behind the recent controversial BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while stating that Congress leader Rahul Gandhi met the documentary’s producer during his time in the UK last year. The archived versions of …

Did Rahul Gandhi Meet Producer Of BBC’s PM Modi

Chennai, Jan 25 (IANS) The Madras High Court has quashed the 2018 notification of Tamil Nadu’s Food Safety Commissioner, banning the sale and manufacture of gutka and pan masala in the state. The Tamil Nadu government had imposed a ban on the sale and manufacture of gutka and pan masala products under the temporary provisions …

Madras HC quashes notification banning sale of gutka in

The 22nd-century BCE carvings are of a ruler named Tardunni and defeated soldier. There is no archaeological evidence to prove that these carvings depict Lord Rama and Hanuman. Several social media users are circulating an image of a rock carving claiming it to be “6,000 year old Bhagwan Rama and Hanuman carvings in Silemania, Iraq”. …

Is 6000- year-old carving of Lord Rama and Hanuman

Are URTIs treatable with iodine and hydrogen peroxide? No, by inhaling a mixture of iodine and hydrogen peroxide, upper respiratory infections cannot be treated. This is because two could be fatal, and if the underlying cause isn’t known by consulting a doctor, they could worsen the condition rather than make it better. Additionally, there is …

Can URTIs be cured with iodine and hydrogen peroxide?-thip

The name of the young man who danced to the song ‘Besharam Rang’ from the movie ‘Pathaan’ is Mehroz Baig. Baig was dancing with his friend and Pakistani actor Inaaya Khan. This video has nothing to do with Pakistan minister Bilawal Bhutto. New Delhi (Vishvas News): A video of a Pakistani man dancing to ‘Besharam …

Fact Check: Pakistani man dancing to ‘Besharam Rang’ a

The ministry of electronics and information technology (MeitY) on January 17 uploaded a new draft of amendments to the IT (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, which it had earlier released for public consultation, and sought feedback from the public on the proposed modifications. Though much of the document concerns rules and …

IT Rules amendments: Can PIB be given carte blanche

A day before the release of Shahrukh khan Pathaan’s movie, a 39-second-long video of allegedly Shahrukh khan dancing at a wedding found its way to social media.  The video has gone viral on social media where a section of users sharing it in a bid to take a dig at Shahrukh Khan with #BoycottPathaan. A …

Not Shahrukh Khan, His Doppelganger Dancing In This Viral

An advertisement for “Satochi Plus tablets” has gone viral on social media, claiming that it is a cure for diabetes and stabilises blood-sugar levels. You can see the advertisement here, which also has a link to ordering the “medicine”, composed of “100% natural ingredients”, where it advertises that the medicine is FDA certified. Fact check …

Viral Ad Promoting ‘Satochi Tablets’ That Fight Diabetes Found

Mondelez India’s spokesperson confirmed to Fact Crescendo that Oreo biscuits in India is vegetarian product. A graphic poster circulating on social media claims that Cadbury’s product Oreo biscuit is forbidden for Muslims because it is made from ‘fat and pork milk’. Sharing this poster user’s mention that Cadbury themselves have agreed that their product contains …

Graphic claiming Oreo biscuits contain ‘pork fat and milk’

A video of a man burning a book in the middle of a street only to be stopped and thrashed by three others is going viral on social media platforms. Those who shared the video online have linked it to the recent incident in Sweden’s Stockholm where a far-right leader put a Quran on fire. …

Old Video From Denmark Shared Claiming To Show Recent

New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday removed the condition, mandating a magistrate’s approval for withdrawal or withholding of life support to a terminally ill person. A five-judge constitution bench, headed by Justice K.M. Joseph, said now the document will be signed by the executor of the living will. Two attesting witnesses, …

SC strikes off magistrate’s approval condition from ‘living will’

Shah Rukh Khan’s film Pathan has been in controversy for the past few months. The controversy arose over Deepika’s bhagwa color dress in a song in the movie. #BoycottPathan is trending on social media where people are expressing their anger over this issue. In the backdrop of this, an image of a few police and …

Are police providing security to a theatre screening Pathan

A video is going viral on social media in which a person can be seen saying something into a microphone. The next moment a fountain got activated and a jet of water was shot to a great height.  It was claimed that this is a fountain in Thailand that gets activated on the sound of …

Is this a fountain in Thailand that activates on

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 23 (IANS) Kerala Minister J. Chinchu Rani on Monday inspected the popular Thiruvananthapuram Zoo where all its 53 spotted deer and black bucks died in the last nine months. She said that a health camp and medical check up will be conducted for all the zoo employees and all of them have been …

Kerala Minister visits Thiruvanthapuram Zoo where 53 spotted deer,

Several social media users are circulating an image of a rock engraving, claiming it to be “6,000-year-old Bhagwan Rama and Hanuman carvings in Silemania, Iraq”. The archived versions of the tweets can be seen here, here and here. Fact check Newschecker first ran a reverse image search of the viral picture, which led us to …

6,000-Year-Old Rock Engraving Of Lord Ram, Hanuman In Iraq?

What kind of infections are said to be UTI? The infections that affect the urinary tract are called UTI (Urinary Tract Infections). These infections can be a result of bacteria or fungi. If UTI remains undetected for a longer period of time, it may cause serious troubles for you. If you experience symptoms like strong …

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