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The state election department has also started the process of shadow zone area mapping of booths to assess whether booths, especially located in rural and remote areas, have good mobile connectivity or not.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Election officials in Bihar told to fact check, call out fake news

By Anirban Guha Roy | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 09:37 PM IST
A template has also been attached with the letter sent by the election department to DMs for fact checking.
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No fresh order for a nationwide lockdown from September 25 has been passed. Centre calls viral message fake.(PTI)
No fresh order for a nationwide lockdown from September 25 has been passed. Centre calls viral message fake.(PTI)

No nationwide lockdown from September 25, Centre calls viral order fake

By hindustantime.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2020 12:42 PM IST
NDMA has not urged the Centre for reimposing a 46-day lockdown from September 25, clarifies Centre
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Sandip Ssingh had shared this picture from 2013 again in May this year.
Sandip Ssingh had shared this picture from 2013 again in May this year.

Fact check: Man in viral photo with Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Sandip Ssingh is not Dawood Ibrahim

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2020 11:57 AM IST
An old picture of Sandip Ssingh with Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Sanjay Leela Bhansali is going viral again. It has been wrongly alleged on social media that the man sitting next to Sandip is fugitive don Dawood Ibrahim.
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Report that central govt has decided not to re-open schools till December fake: PIB

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Nandini | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 04:42 PM IST
The Press Information Bureau (PIB) on Thursday rejected a media report saying that the Central Government has decided to not re-open schools until December.
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The image shows a beautiful creation of nature.(Instagram/muralimohanpm)
The image shows a beautiful creation of nature.(Instagram/muralimohanpm)

Viral video claims it shows a waterfall in Jabalpur. Here’s where it’s really from

By Trisha Sengupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 25, 2020 07:16 PM IST
The video has now created quite a stir online.
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Amitabh Bachchan was admitted to Nanavati hospital on Saturday.
Amitabh Bachchan was admitted to Nanavati hospital on Saturday.

Fact check: Viral video of Amitabh Bachchan thanking Nanavati Hospital’s staff is months old

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2020 03:10 PM IST
An old video of Amitabh Bachchan thanking the staff at Nanavati hospital is going viral after he was admitted to the hospital on Saturday. The 77-year-old actor has tested positive for Covid-19.
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The image shows a Budweiser related meme shared on Twitter. The news, however, is fake.(Twitter/@HumourwalaHuman)
The image shows a Budweiser related meme shared on Twitter. The news, however, is fake.(Twitter/@HumourwalaHuman)

Memes on employee peeing in Budweiser beer flood Twitter. What’s the truth?

By Trisha Sengupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2020 04:03 PM IST
The news about employee peeing in Budweiser beer is false.
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Beware, the image is being circulated with false claim.(Screengrab)
Beware, the image is being circulated with false claim.(Screengrab)

Beware of this fake medical prescription on Covid treatment. Delhi’s Sir Ganga Ram Hospital doctor didn’t write it

By Trisha Sengupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2020 03:33 PM IST
Sir Ganga Ram Hospital took to Twitter to dismiss the fake prescription on Covid treatment.
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The image is being shared with a fake claim.(Twitter/@PIBFactCheck)
The image is being shared with a fake claim.(Twitter/@PIBFactCheck)

Viral forward claims lockdown to be implemented from June 15. Fake news, says PIB Fact Check

By Amrita Kohli | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2020 09:05 PM IST
Press Trust Bureau’s Fact Check section debunked the news as fake.
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Several people are sharing a video with a false claim.(Twitter/@PIBFactCheck)
Several people are sharing a video with a false claim.(Twitter/@PIBFactCheck)

Covid-19 is not a bacteria and can’t be treated with aspirin, tweets PIB fact check

By Trisha Sengupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 05, 2020 01:19 PM IST
PIB fact check’s Twitter handle debunked the false claims with a post.
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A false claim is being shared related to hand sanitisers.(Twitter/@PIBFactCheck)
A false claim is being shared related to hand sanitisers.(Twitter/@PIBFactCheck)

Continuous use of hand sanitiser doesn’t cause skin disease or cancer, tweets PIB fact check

By Trisha Sengupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 02, 2020 02:02 PM IST
PIB’s fact check handle on Twitter recently debunked the fake news with a post.
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The image shows the fake claim which is being shared by many.(Twitter/PIB)
The image shows the fake claim which is being shared by many.(Twitter/PIB)

Government didn’t make 3-week, 5-phase ‘roadmap’ to deal with Covid-19 situation. Don’t believe that WhatsApp forward, says PIB fact check

By Trisha Sengupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2020 11:28 AM IST
The fake claim about a roadmap prepared by the Indian government to deal with the COVID-19 situation was recently debunked by PIB fact check.
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PIB took to Twitter to debunk the false claim.(Twitter/PIB)
PIB took to Twitter to debunk the false claim.(Twitter/PIB)

Guwahati has not been declared a red zone by MHA, says PIB. The claim is false

By Trisha Sengupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2020 12:17 PM IST
PIB debunked the false claim with a tweet.
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Ratan Tata shared this image on Instagram.(Instagram/Ratan Tata)
Ratan Tata shared this image on Instagram.(Instagram/Ratan Tata)

Ratan Tata dismisses news of him buying 50% stake in Mumbai pharma startup

By Trisha Sengupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 09, 2020 11:38 AM IST
Ratan Tata shared on Instagram that he has not purchased 50% stake in the company.
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Do not click on fake links that claim to provide GST refund.(Twitter/CBIS)
Do not click on fake links that claim to provide GST refund.(Twitter/CBIS)

Don’t believe that forward about online processing of GST refund, it’s fake

By Trisha Sengupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2020 01:36 PM IST
The official handle of the Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (CBIC) took to Twitter to debunk the fake message and warn people against such fraudulent and fake claims.
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The headline of the article, when translated from Hindi, reads “Ratan Tata’s message: 2020 is the year of survival, don’t worry about profit and loss”.(Twitter/@RNTata2000)
The headline of the article, when translated from Hindi, reads “Ratan Tata’s message: 2020 is the year of survival, don’t worry about profit and loss”.(Twitter/@RNTata2000)

Ratan Tata takes on fake news again, says didn’t write quote attributed to him

By Amrita Kohli | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2020 01:29 PM IST
Ratan Tata called out the article for being fake and also shared a message in his tweet.
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“The World Health Organization has clarified that there is no scientific evidence to support the claim,” PIB clarified in a tweet.(ANI)
“The World Health Organization has clarified that there is no scientific evidence to support the claim,” PIB clarified in a tweet.(ANI)

Can eating ice cream spread Covid-19? Here’s what govt has to say

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2020 01:06 PM IST
This is one of the latest in the list of false claims and rumours that have been doing the rounds ever since the coronavirus pandemic broke out.
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PIB fact check debunked the claim with a tweet.(Twitter/PIB)
PIB fact check debunked the claim with a tweet.(Twitter/PIB)

Government isn’t giving Rs 1000 to people amid coronavirus crisis, says PIB fact check

By Trisha Sengupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2020 08:01 PM IST
Posts about a fake government scheme are being shared online.
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FILE PHOTO: “It is clarified that salaries and pensions will not be affected by Government Cash Management,” Ministry of Finace tweeted out.(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: “It is clarified that salaries and pensions will not be affected by Government Cash Management,” Ministry of Finace tweeted out.(REUTERS)

‘False and baseless’: Centre rubbishes reports of 20% cut in central govt pensions

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2020 01:46 PM IST
A tweet posted by the Ministry of Finance read, “It is being reported that a 20% cut in Central Government Pensions is being planned. This news is FALSE”.
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PIB fact check Twitter handle has debunked the claim.(Twitter/PIB)
PIB fact check Twitter handle has debunked the claim.(Twitter/PIB)

Is government planning to drop money from helicopters? Fake news, says PIB Fact Check

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2020 08:50 PM IST
The claim is fake and PIB fact checked debunked it with a tweet.
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Indian Army has not deployed personnel in Gujarat (representational image).(PTI)
Indian Army has not deployed personnel in Gujarat (representational image).(PTI)

Army dismisses reports claiming personnel are deployed in Gujarat to enforce lockdown

By Trisha Sengupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2020 03:16 PM IST
A tweet from official Twitter account of Additional Directorate General of Public Information debunked the false claim.
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The message is false and don’t click on the link provided with it.(Twitter/PIB)
The message is false and don’t click on the link provided with it.(Twitter/PIB)

PM isn’t giving Rs 15,000 to every Indian, don’t fill fake form, says PIB fact check

By Trisha Sengupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2020 12:42 PM IST
The message is being shared with a fake claim.
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The image was shared by Nagpur Police.(Twitter/@NagpurPolice)
The image was shared by Nagpur Police.(Twitter/@NagpurPolice)

Shops are not delivering alcohol at home, payment links can be fake, clarifies Nagpur police

By Trisha Sengupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2020 01:49 PM IST
Nagpur Police recently took to Twitter to put forth a warning to people to not believe in such online ads and not to click on the payment links accompanying them.
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The claim is false, don’t believe it.(Twitter/@PIBFactCheck)
The claim is false, don’t believe it.(Twitter/@PIBFactCheck)

Exposure to high temperature doesn’t prevent Covid-19, says PIB fact check

By Trisha Sengupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2020 08:16 PM IST
The claim is fake.
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A message is being falsely attributed to Ratan Tata.(Twitter/@RNTata2000)
A message is being falsely attributed to Ratan Tata.(Twitter/@RNTata2000)

Ratan Tata didn’t write that viral message attributed to him, denies it on Twitter

By Trisha Sengupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2020 05:33 PM IST
The viral message is wrongly attributed to Ratan Tata.
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If you have seen posts or WhatsApp forwards with this message, beware – it’s fake.
If you have seen posts or WhatsApp forwards with this message, beware – it’s fake.

Government isn’t reducing pension by 30 percent or terminating it for people above 80, says PIB

By Trisha Sengupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2020 03:13 PM IST
The government’s Press Information Bureau took to Twitter to debunk the false claim with a post on their official handle.
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The poem is not written in 1869 but in 2020.(Screenshot)
The poem is not written in 1869 but in 2020.(Screenshot)

Fact Check: Is this viral poem on self-isolation written in 1869? Here’s the truth

By Trisha Sengupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2020 08:58 PM IST
The poem went viral with a false claim.
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The audio clip is now being shared with fake claim, says PIB.(Twitter/PIB)
The audio clip is now being shared with fake claim, says PIB.(Twitter/PIB)

Audio clip claiming sellers are licking or spitting on vegetables, fruits to spread COVID-19 is fake, says PIB Fact Check

By Trisha Sengupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2020 06:01 PM IST
The audio clip is being shared with a fake claim.
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The claim is fake, don’t believe it.(Twitter/PIB)
The claim is fake, don’t believe it.(Twitter/PIB)

No, tourism ministry didn’t order hotels, restaurants to remain closed till October 15, PIB Fact Check rubbishes fake news

By Trisha Sengupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2020 12:14 PM IST
The message is being shared with a false claim.
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The image is being shared with a fake claim.(Twitter/PIB)
The image is being shared with a fake claim.(Twitter/PIB)

Pic claiming Amit Shah is infected with COVID-19 is fake, says PIB fact check

By Trisha Sengupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2020 04:14 PM IST
Press Information Bureau’s Fact Check Twitter handle debunked the fake news with a post
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