Fact Check

Fact Check: Pakistan's lovable mascot 'Chacha Cricket' hits out of boundary his death rumours?

Several people on social media are claiming that Pakistani cricket's evergreen mascot Chaudhry Abdul Jalil, better known as Chacha Cricket, is no more. A Facebook user wrote, "Pakistani Cricket Chacha is no more with us. RIP. May Allah Raise his Ranks in Jannah (Ameen)." What's the truth behind the claim?

Fact Check: This is not a video of White House welcoming Joe Biden with Vedic chants

While Donald Trump is yet to acknowledge Joe Biden as the United States President-elect, the latter’s win margin is heading towards a record 80 million votes

Fact Check: Viral video of Yogi Adityanath burning crackers is not from Diwali

In view of the Covid-19 situation, several states had put restrictions on the sale and use of firecrackers during Diwali. Uttar Pradesh was one of them. However, on social media, a collage of two videos has gone viral with the claim that while UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath was burning crackers on Diwali, police on the other hand were arresting people for selling fireworks.

Fact Check: Picture of burqa-clad students passed off as Kerala’s all-women police force

The burqa-clad women were college students and not in the police.

Fact Check: Joe Biden is not apologising to the daughter of a race victim here

A picture of Biden kneeling before a child is going viral with the claim that the US President-elect apologised to the daughter of a “black American who was publicly murdered by a white police officer

Fact Check: Video of Kejriwal alleging BJP-AIMIM deal in Bihar is four years old

A video where Arvind Kejriwal has claimed there was a secret deal between BJP and AIMIM for the Bihar polls has gone viral on social media.

Fact Check: This video of illegal voting is not from Bihar?

A video of a man influencing voters inside a polling booth has gone viral with the claim that this is from the recently concluded Bihar elections. India Today Anti Fake News War Room (AFWA) has found that the video is from the 2019 Lok Sabha elections where a polling agent at Asaoti in Faridabad, Haryana, was caught on video casting votes illegally. He was later arrested.?

Fact Check: No, Joe Biden has not appointed an Indian-origin man as political advisor?

A picture of a man of Indian origin with US President-elect Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden is viral on social media. It is being said that the man named Ahmed Khan has been appointed as the political advisor to the President-elect.?What's the truth?

Fact Check: Cylinder explosion in Roorkee goes viral with misleading claim

A short clip of fire and smoke billowing in the distance and people lying injured on the ground is circulating on social media with the claim that a sweet shop in Mangalore went up in flames due to a blast caused by 10 cylinders. India Today Anti Fake News War Room (AFWA) has found that the blast took place at a small town called Manglaur Riyasat in Uttarakhand's Haridwar district.

Fact Check: Were sweets dumped in the RJD office after Bihar poll verdict?

One of the pictures shows two men overturning a huge pot of sweets into a pit, and the other shows a few people standing near a food dump.

Fact Check: Unrelated photos go viral linking them to recent school blast in Peshawar

Distressing images of a wounded child and pencils in a pool of blood have gone viral with the claim that they are from the recent school blast in Peshawar.

Fact Check: Shivling damaged in Ranchi shared with misleading communal claims

A viral post on social media claims that the Shivling at a temple in Ranchi’s Rangrez Gali was damaged by Muslims. AFWA probes the truth.