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From BJP spokesperson Gaurav Goel's page | Twitter

Water didn’t enter DTC bus, Delhi’s Minto Bridge not flooded. Viral video, photos are old

A viral video of water entering a low-floor bus amid heavy rains was originally taken in Jaipur in August 2020. Two pictures of waterlogging at Minto Bridge were taken in 2018 and 2020 respectively.

AAP didn’t put up billboard saying ‘Gujarat will read namaz’ featuring Kejriwal. It’s morphed

The original AAP poster said 'Now Gujarat will change' and featured Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and party leaders Gopal Italia and Isudan Gadhavi.

Viral video of MiG aircraft landing on a dam is not real, is a simulation video game

The video is a simulation game made by Digital Combat Simulator. It was first posted on YouTube in October last year.
File photo of actor Dilip Kumar| Wikimedia commons

Viral posts claim Dilip Kumar donated his wealth to Waqf Board. It’s not true

Hours after Dilip Kumar's death, several social media users said the late actor donated his wealth to the Waqf Board, instead of giving it to an NGO or old age home.

Viral photo of top Hizbul commander killed in J&K encounter is actually of ISIS militant

The viral photo is not of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Mehrazuddin Halwai, but British security guard-turned ISIS militant, Omar Hussain.
A screen grab from the video of a man being arrested by the Ahmedabad police crime branch

WhatsApp, Facebook posts get it wrong. Man in this video not a Delhi riots accused

The Facebook posts and WhatsApp messages claimed the arrested man in the video is Siraj Mohd Anwar, a 'mobster' from Delhi.

Viral photo of plastic-choked Mithi river in Mumbai is fake, is a 2008 image from Manila

The image was shared by BJP leader Priti Gandhi, along with the photo of Sabarmati Riverfront, with the hashtags #TaleOfTwoCities and #ModiHaiToMumkinHai.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal addresses the media on Covid-19 vaccination campaigns, on 11 May 2021 | PTI

Kejriwal didn’t congratulate Delhi for a ‘speed breaker’, viral photo from 2020 is edited

Several social media users have falsely claimed Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal congratulated the people of the city for the installation of a speed bump.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a public rally at Barasat, in 24 Pargana North on 12 April. | Photo: ANI

No, PM Modi did not call himself ‘lootera’, ‘chor’ in a speech. Viral clip is out of context

In the original video, taken on 10 April during the West Bengal assembly polls, PM Modi can be heard narrating a story about a robber who is about to be hanged for his crimes.

BJP leaders share 12-year-old photo and claim Delhi govt is ignoring ‘water crisis’

The photograph was originally clicked by a Reuters photographer in 2009 in Delhi's Sanjay Colony during Congress CM Shiela Dikshit's tenure.

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The Finance Ministry at North Block in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Apple plans satellite features for iPhone that allow emergency calls

Apple has been working on satellite technology for years, with a team exploring the concept since at least 2017. However, the feature is unlikely to be ready before next year. an Francisco: Apple Inc.’s push to bring satellite capabilities to the iPhone will be focused on emergency situations, allowing users to send texts to first responders and report crashes in areas without cellular coverage. The company is developing at least two related emergency features that will rely on satellite networks, aiming to release them in future iPhones, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Apple has been working on satellite technology for years, with a team exploring the concept since at least 2017, Bloomberg has reported. Speculation that the next iPhone will have satellite capabilities ramped up this week after TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said the phone will probably work with spectrum owned by Globalstar Inc. That’s led to conjecture that the iPhone will become something akin to a satellite phone,...
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) logo | Bloomberg

RBI to penalise banks if ATMs run out of cash from 1 October

The scheme has been formulated over concerns of inconvenience caused to the public and to ensure that sufficient cash is available through ATMs, RBI said in a circular.


‘Will pull India into a vortex’ — why Delhi is unlikely to heed ‘Afghan demand for air support’

While no active military aid is being discussed, ‘benign support’ like maintenance of equipment, training and spare parts has been under discussion between India and Afghanistan.

Caste, ethnicity, religion – United colours of Indian hockey prove the game thrives in inclusivity

It's impossible to field an Indian hockey team that doesn’t reflect the diversity, the united colours, better than any other. Shows that a sport, or a nation, will prosper with growing inclusivity.