FACT CHECK: The stones dug out in this Nagaland Village are not Diamonds!

Of late, social media posts claiming that diamond stones have been recovered at a village in Nagaland have been going viral across the region. Various social media users of Nagaland uploaded videos and photos of some sparkling stones and claimed that they were in fact diamond stones recovered during digging at a village under Mon […]

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FACT CHECK: Viral Rumors Claiming Pakistan’s ‘Chacha Cricket’ is Dead Are Fake…

A Facebook post doing the rounds in Assam states that Veteran Pakistan Cricket Fan Chaudhry Abdul Jalil, known to cricket enthusiasts across the world as Chacha Cricket has passed away recently.  Jalil is known for his presence in every Pakistani cricket match in his signature green outfit, complete with a green hat embellished with the […]

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FACT CHECK: Tezpur Litchi did not get GI tag recently; tag in place since 2015

Multiple posts celebrating Assam’s famous Tezpur Litchi getting the Geographical Indication Tag have been flooding Facebook Timelines across the state. The posts, many of them made by Assam based leading News Portals are slowly going viral.  One such link of an article was shared with the caption  “The Tezpur litchi is characterised by its distinct […]

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FACT CHECK: Guwahati’s Kiranshree Sweets and Snacks is not giving out three thalis for the price of one

A Facebook page with the name Kiranshree Sweets and Snacks has shared a promotional poster claiming customers will get two thalis free if they order one thali at a number listed there.  A post was shared on the page about the same offer, having pictures of their thali and a phone number was also shared […]

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FACT CHECK: The idol in the viral video is not of Hindu Goddess Kamakhya

Facebook Post | Archived Post The Kamakhya Temple, situated in Guwahati is one of the Shakti Peeths that hindu scriptures have enlisted. Known for the mysticism around it, this temple attracts lakhs of devotees from across the world, year after year. There are also a many legends and myths associated with this temple- some common […]

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Villages of Arunachal Pradesh along the McMahon line are not getting vacated!

Recently a news has gone viral on Facebook claiming that villagers of Arunachal Pradesh living near the McMahon line (Indo-China border) have vacated their houses following rising tension between the two countries after skirmishes were reported between the Indian and Chinese armies along the border in the last few weeks.  Facebook Link | Archived Link […]

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No, the model in the photograph has not entered the Guinness Book of World Records for having the Darkest Skin Tone on Earth

Facebook Link | Archived Link At a time when racism and issues relating to skin colour are being debated upon and discussed in societies across the world, a post with the photo of a Dark Skinned Model is getting viral on Facebook in Assam. The post bears a caption saying: “Sudanese model, Nyakim, enters Guinness […]

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No, this is not a video of Apache Helicopters deployed by IAF in Ladakh

Facebook Link | Archived Link Following the recent Indo-China faceoff in Galwan Valley speculations are rife on media and social media regarding movement of troops and military equipment along LAC. We found one such Facebook post with a caption suggesting the above, along with a video getting viral gradually, claiming that the Apache Helicopters seen […]

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