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No, artwork showing man sitting at computer is not from ancient India – Alt News

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 …

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BJP leaders tweet clipped video, share T R Baalu’s remarks on ‘demolishing temples’ sans context – Alt News

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 …

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Rahul Gandhi’s photo with UK politician falsely viral as him meeting BBC Modi-docu producer – Alt News

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 …

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Image of burqa-clad students who won scholarships shared with false communal claim – Alt News

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, …

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Misreporting by major news outlets; Pakistan flag was not hoisted in Bihar’s Purnea – Alt News

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 …

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Devesh Kumar: Untangling a complex web of lies and deceit – Alt News

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 …

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2014 copter crash video shared as Kyiv accident that killed Ukraine minister – Alt News

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. …

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IT Rules amendments: Can PIB be given carte blanche to decide what is ‘fake’? – Alt News

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 …

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No, man dancing to ‘Pathaan’ song in viral video is not Pak FM Bilawal Bhutto – Alt News

A video of two individuals dancing to the song ‘Besharam Rang’ from the upcoming film ‘Pathaan’ is going viral on social media. It is being claimed that one of the individuals dancing in the clip is Pakistan’s foreign minister Bilawal Bhutto. Pakistani-Canadian Columnist Tarek Fatah shared the video on Twitter with the caption, “Pakistan’s Foreign …

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Who gave the title ‘Mahatma’ to MK Gandhi? Certainly not the British – Alt News

The image of a letter from a book has been widely circulating on social media and on Whatsapp with the claim that it is the copy of the memorandum through which the British Raj officially recognized the title of ‘Mahatma’ assigned to Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. The letter dated September 2, 1938, is addressed to various …

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