Clipped video viral as Uddhav Thackeray making light of Coronavirus

Chief Minister of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray addressed the state Friday night amid a fresh COVID-19 wave in the state. He briefed about the worrisome situation and growing cases of coronavirus. He also warned about the possibility of a lockdown in Maharashtra.  After his address, a clip of him saying “Corona, Corona kya cheez hai” (What […]

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FAKE ALERT: Edited video shared as Uddhav Thackeray dissing Hindu Festivals

Amidst the growing pressure for reopening the temples in the state and the debate over the use of firecracker’s on Diwali, a video purportedly showing Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray dissing Hindu Festivals is going viral on social media.  Taking it at the face value, many people expressed their anger over Thackeray’s alleged disparaging comments about […]

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MOH has not issued Office Memo stating compulsory holiday in 4 states due to COVID-19

We received a viral image on our WhatsApp number 9049053770 for Fact Check which claimed that Ministry of Health and Family Welfare as issued an office memorandum declaring compulsory holiday for the states of Maharashtra, Sikkim, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh. The viral government office memorandum mention’s that, as a step towards  containing the COVID-19 disease […]

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Is the new Governor of Maharashtra Sumitra Mahajan? Fact Check!

A Facebook user named ‘Rohit Chouhan Mitra Mandal’ shared a post on 3 June 2019. The post consists of Ex-Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan’s photograph. The post as translated from Hindi quoted “Hearty Congratulations and best wishes for the honourable sister Sumitra Mahajan ji as the Governor of Maharashtra.” As per this post’s claim, Sumitra […]

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Fact Check: Was a female journalist attacked by BJP for asking questions about development in Maharashtra…?

Narrative on social media: Archived FB post A Facebook page by the name of CPIM Commandos had shared an image of seriously wounded woman with injuries on her eyes and face claiming that the image of a female journalist, Nikita Rao who was attacked in Maharashtra for asking questions about development works carried out by […]

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