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Fact Check: How a fight between two Hindu groups in Hyderabad took a communal spin on social media

A video of a group of men?from Hyderabad?squabbling next to a Ganesha idol went viral on the internet. The video claims that it showed how Hindus were prevented from installing a Ganesh idol by anti-Hindu goons.

Fact Check: Sushant's death gets a Dawood link on social media?

On Facebook, a picture of Padukone, her husband and actor Ranveer Singh, and Rajput's friend and filmmaker Sandip Ssingh -- late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's friend -- along with two other men, is going viral. The group is seen sitting around a table full of food items. Netizens claim one of the men is fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.

In 2016, people posted this image with reference to the modern mode of transport like the segway.

Fact Check: Created in 1962, did this illustration predict the pandemic in 2020?

People are looking at the illustration as the artist's premonition drawn 58 years ago on social distancing measures required during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Fact Check: Image of sewage-filled dug up road from Delhi goes viral as that from Varanasi

Varanasi was found to be the cleanest among cities along the river Ganges in the Sanitation Ranking list of the Swachh Survekshan 2020 held in over 4,000 cities and towns in the country. However, an image of a road dug up and filled with sewage water is viral on social media with the claim that it is from Varanasi.

Fact Check: VFX video created by Russian artist wrongly circulated as protest scene in Belarus

India Today Anti Fake News War Room (AFWA) has found that the video is not real. It is a computer graphics made using visual effects software.

Fact Check: Mt Fuji lights up on Internet with digital fireworks and an Olympic twist

An old video showing colourful and beautifully synchronised fireworks in Tokyo is going viral with a claim that Japan was forced to use the fireworks it bought for the Olympics after the event was postponed.

Fact Check: Here's truth behind viral story of incestuous marriage between son and his mother

Photos of a couple had gone viral on social media with claims of an incest story about a mother and son duo who purportedly got married to each other. India Today Anti-Fake News War Room (AFWA) found the couple to be the latest victim of online bullying and harassment.

Fact Check: Did BJP MP from Kerala conduct his mother's funeral without revealing she died of Covid-19?

Netizens are sharing local media reports from Kerala which claims that BJP MP and former Union Minister Alphons Kannanthanam allegedly sent his mother's dead body from Delhi to Kerala for the funeral without revealing she died of Covid-19.

Fact Check: Old image from Bangladesh falsely circulated as that depicting miserable life in Indian slums

A photograph showing children living inside four-ft diameter sewage pipes is viral on social media with the claim that it is a scene that shows the deplorable living conditions of Indian children in a slum. Netizens are criticising the viral photograph along with the government for its lack of focus on homeless children.

Fact Check: Has Russia gifted 1 million doses of Covid vaccine to Pakistan?

As per the Russian website created for updates on the Covid vaccine, “Spuknik V”, the mass production of the vaccine is expected to start in September 2020.

Fact Check: Did Kashmir witness stone-pelting like this viral post claims?

A picture of what appears to be of a clash between security forces and protesters has gone viral on social media with the claim that stone-pelting started in Kreeri after the killing of three militants in the Baramulla encounter on Monday.

Fact Check: Israel may still be pounding bombs over Gaza, but this massive blast is not recent

India Today Anti Fake News War Room found that the claim that is being made in the viral picture is untrue. Though Israel has been conducting airstrikes on Gaza recently, the viral picture being shared in this context is one-year-old and not of the recent airstrikes.


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