Zimbabwe Cricketer

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Update: Former Zimbabwe cricketer Heath Streak Is Alive, Says Former Teammate

Zimbabwe Cricketer and former team captain Heath Strike is alive, confirms ex-colleague in a post. After the round on social media platforms and news sources, Henry Olonga said, Heath Strike is alive and his death news is bizarre and is being exaggerated on social media platforms. It is to be noted, a number of Zimbabwean cricketers including Olonga (tweet deleted later) had confirmed Streak’s death earlier.

Wed, 23 Aug 2023 - 11:00 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Fake News, Death, Rumours, Zimbabwe, Heath Strike, Death News

Courtesy: ANI


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GoI Bans 8 YouTube Channels For Spreading Fake News

The Government of India took down eight YouTube channels, most of them with 1 million-20 million subscribers, for spreading fake news. Getting into the details, the channels are:  1. Yahan Sach Dekho, 2. Capital TV, 3. KPS News, 4. Sarkari Vlog, 5. Earn Tech India, 6. SPN9 News, 7. Educational Dost and 8. World Best News. Most of them allegedly spread fake news, related to government, parliament, schemes and Aadhar-PAN.

Wed, 09 Aug 2023 - 12:00 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: YouTube Channels, GoI, Banned, Fake News, National

Delhi Public School

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Delhi Public School Receives Bomb Threat Call, Investigation Launched

In shocking news, Delhi Public School located at Mathura Road in the national capital received a bomb threat via e-mail. Immediately after the incident, local authorities have rushed to the spot and cordoned off the area.Police vans and ambulances reached the spot to deal with the emergency. After investigation, South-East DCP Rajesh Deo said, "There is no threat as no suspicious object found on the school premises yet." 

Wed, 26 Apr 2023 - 02:09 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: bomb threat, delhi public school, Police Official, bomb squad, Fake News

Anurag Thakur

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Anurag Thakur Warns Online News Channels For Spreading 'Fake News'

Information and Broadcasting Minister of India Anurag Thakur issued a strict warning against news channels and media houses, for spreading 'fake news and misinformation. On April 5, Thakur said, in the past, the Government of India blocked multiple YouTube channels, Twitter accounts, and Facebook handles, responsible for fake news. He further added, "We won't shy away from taking such actions in the future". So far, Government blocked 78… read-more

Wed, 06 Apr 2022 - 11:41 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: News Channels, Youtube, Social Media, Anurag Thakur, Fake News

Courtesy: ANI

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BBC, Other Media Houses Suspend Operation Over Russia's New Fake News Law

Amid new "fake news" law, news media houses like BBC and CNN, suspended reporting from Russia. Notably, on March 4, Russia declared "fake news" law, preventing false news. Under the law, one would be announced 15 years imprisonment for covering "fake news" in the nation, especially amid the ongoing Ukraine-Russia war. Earlier, Russia cut off Facebook and Twitter, which were allegedly spreading misguided and false news regarding the invasion… read-more

Sat, 05 Mar 2022 - 08:20 PM / by Rupsa Debnath

Tags: Russia, Ukraine Russia Crisis, BBC, CNN, Fake News

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Russia Imposes Strict Action Against 'Fake News'; Cuts Access To BBC & Others

Russian parliament passed a law imposing a jail term for spreading intentionally "fake news" about the military, stepping up the information war over the conflict in Ukraine. "If the fakes led to serious consequences, it threatens imprisonment of up to 15 years," stated officials. Notably, Russia's communications watchdog also cut access to several foreign news organizations' websites, including the BBC and Deutsche Welle, for spreading false… read-more

Sat, 05 Mar 2022 - 12:55 PM / by Shaloo Priya

Tags: World news, Russia, Restricts, media, Fake News

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Akhilesh Yadav in a poster of fake news.

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Akhilesh Yadav Found Innocent; Didn't Sign Petition To Commute Kasab's Death

On social media, several users claimed that Samajwadi Party Chief Akhilesh Yadav signed a petition with 302 people demanding a pardon for Mohammaed Ajmal Amir Kasab's death penalty. Ajmal Amir Kasab, a convict of the 2008 Mumbai attack. Reportedly, the claims have been found misleading and fake. However, it's right that about 223 people signed the petition but Mr. Yadav didn't, reported Alt News

Sat, 11 Dec 2021 - 05:56 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: SP chief, Akhilesh Yadav, Fake News, Death Sentence, Terrorist Kasab

Courtesy: Alt News

Wrestler Nisha Dahiya

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Reports Of My Death Are Fake, Says Wrestler Nisha Dahiya In Video

Nisha Dahiya, who recently won a bronze medal at the Wrestling Championships in Serbia's Belgrade, released a video to clarify that the news of her death is fake, on November 10. Earlier, it was reported in media that she was shot dead at Sushil Kumar's Wrestling Academy in Haryana's Sonipat. The Nisha Dahiya who was shot dead and bronze medalist Nisha Dahiya are "two different people,'' reported ANI. 

Wed, 10 Nov 2021 - 09:42 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Sonepat, Wreslter, Haryana, Fake News, Nisha Dahiya

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Virat Kholi with her daughter.

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It's Indian; Pakistani Bot Didn't Threat To Rape Virat Kholi's Daughter

Following a user, Amena/@criccrazygirl, on tweeter threatened to rape Virat Kholi's daughter for supporting Indian bowler Mohammed Shami against the attacks on Shami's faith, netizens claimed that it is a bot from Pakistan. However, 'Alt News' found the user changed the handle several times based on the account's unique Twitter id. Reportedly, the user is from Hyderabad and the person's past replies suggest he also uses Telugu. 

Tue, 02 Nov 2021 - 06:45 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: rape, Pakistani Bot, Twitter, rape threats, Fake News

Courtesy: Alt News

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Govt Rejects Claims Of Vegetarians, Smokers Being Less Vulnerable To COVID

The PIB Fact Check Twitter account, in its clarification statement on April 26, has rejected those claims that opined that vegetarians and smokers are less prone to COVID-19 infection. "Presently NO conclusion can be drawn based on the serological studies that vegetarian diet & smoking may protect from COVID-19," it stated. Earlier, media reports were making rounds that the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research has supported the… read-more

Tue, 27 Apr 2021 - 12:06 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: PIB Fact Check, Fake News, Vegetarian, Smokers, Covid-19, CSIR

Courtesy: Times Now