FACT CHECK: Misleading media reports claim Assam’s Joi Barua has won an award at The Cannes Film Festival

News of a popular Singer-Composer from Assam, Joi Barua bagging an award at a prestigious film festival for the background music of an animated film has gone viral on Social media. The news went viral after a media organization, The Assam Tribune, published a Facebook post on its official account with the caption:  “Assamese singer […]

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Explainer- Has the WHO certified “Coronil” as a medicinal treatment for COVID-19

A viral claim, suggesting that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has certified Patanjali’s ‘Coronil’ as a medicine for the COVID-19 has been doing rounds on social media. Several social media users have shared posts claiming that Patanjali’s Coronil, which is an Ayurvedic medicine, has been approved by WHO for the treatment for COVID-19. The caption […]

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