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Letter offers hefty rent, job against space for Wi-Fi towers; ‘fake’ says govt

The documents usually circulated on social media platforms and messaging apps like WhatsApp have a lot of spelling and grammatical mistakes. Some instances have been found in the past where such letter carry incorrect spellings and the language is littered with grammatical and syntactical errors.
The PIB has said the letter promising government job is fake.
The PIB has said the letter promising government job is fake.
Published on Nov 01, 2021 04:08 PM IST
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By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Photo of women in skirts, without headcovers not from Afghanistan

The photo of women in short skirts reading while sitting on a bench claimed it to be from 1970s Afghanistan, but an AFP fact-checking exercise found the image to be from Tehran University.
Concerns have risen over basic human rights of women following the takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban. (AFP photo)
Concerns have risen over basic human rights of women following the takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban. (AFP photo)
Published on Aug 20, 2021 10:18 AM IST
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By | Written by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

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

A template has also been attached with the letter sent by the election department to DMs for fact checking.
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)
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)
Updated on Sep 18, 2020 09:37 PM IST
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No nationwide lockdown from September 25, Centre calls viral order fake

NDMA has not urged the Centre for reimposing a 46-day lockdown from September 25, clarifies Centre
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)
Updated on Sep 13, 2020 12:42 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantime.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

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

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.
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.
Updated on Aug 26, 2020 11:57 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Entertainment Desk

Report that central govt has decided not to re-open schools till December fake: PIB

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.
Updated on Aug 14, 2020 04:42 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com| Edited by Nandini

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

The video has now created quite a stir online.
The image shows a beautiful creation of nature.(Instagram/muralimohanpm)
The image shows a beautiful creation of nature.(Instagram/muralimohanpm)
Published on Jul 25, 2020 07:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByTrisha Sengupta

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

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.
Amitabh Bachchan was admitted to Nanavati hospital on Saturday.
Amitabh Bachchan was admitted to Nanavati hospital on Saturday.
Updated on Jul 12, 2020 03:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Entertainment Desk

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

The news about employee peeing in Budweiser beer is false.
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)
Updated on Jul 02, 2020 04:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByTrisha Sengupta

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

Sir Ganga Ram Hospital took to Twitter to dismiss the fake prescription on Covid treatment.
Beware, the image is being circulated with false claim.(Screengrab)
Beware, the image is being circulated with false claim.(Screengrab)
Updated on Jun 12, 2020 03:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByTrisha Sengupta

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

Press Trust Bureau’s Fact Check section debunked the news as fake.
The image is being shared with a fake claim.(Twitter/@PIBFactCheck)
The image is being shared with a fake claim.(Twitter/@PIBFactCheck)
Updated on Jun 10, 2020 09:05 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAmrita Kohli

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

PIB fact check’s Twitter handle debunked the false claims with a post.
Several people are sharing a video with a false claim.(Twitter/@PIBFactCheck)
Several people are sharing a video with a false claim.(Twitter/@PIBFactCheck)
Published on Jun 05, 2020 01:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByTrisha Sengupta

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

PIB’s fact check handle on Twitter recently debunked the fake news with a post.
A false claim is being shared related to hand sanitisers.(Twitter/@PIBFactCheck)
A false claim is being shared related to hand sanitisers.(Twitter/@PIBFactCheck)
Published on Jun 02, 2020 02:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByTrisha Sengupta

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

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.
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)
Published on May 13, 2020 11:28 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByTrisha Sengupta

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

PIB debunked the false claim with a tweet.
PIB took to Twitter to debunk the false claim.(Twitter/PIB)
PIB took to Twitter to debunk the false claim.(Twitter/PIB)
Updated on May 12, 2020 12:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByTrisha Sengupta

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

Ratan Tata shared on Instagram that he has not purchased 50% stake in the company.
Ratan Tata shared this image on Instagram.(Instagram/Ratan Tata)
Ratan Tata shared this image on Instagram.(Instagram/Ratan Tata)
Published on May 09, 2020 11:38 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByTrisha Sengupta

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

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.
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)
Published on May 06, 2020 01:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByTrisha Sengupta

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

Ratan Tata called out the article for being fake and also shared a message in his tweet.
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)
Updated on May 04, 2020 01:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAmrita Kohli

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

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.
“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)
Updated on Apr 30, 2020 01:06 PM IST
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Government isn’t giving Rs 1000 to people amid coronavirus crisis, says PIB fact check

Posts about a fake government scheme are being shared online.
PIB fact check debunked the claim with a tweet.(Twitter/PIB)
PIB fact check debunked the claim with a tweet.(Twitter/PIB)
Updated on Apr 25, 2020 08:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByTrisha Sengupta

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

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”.
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)
Updated on Apr 19, 2020 01:46 PM IST
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Is government planning to drop money from helicopters? Fake news, says PIB Fact Check

The claim is fake and PIB fact checked debunked it with a tweet.
PIB fact check Twitter handle has debunked the claim.(Twitter/PIB)
PIB fact check Twitter handle has debunked the claim.(Twitter/PIB)
Updated on Apr 16, 2020 08:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

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

A tweet from official Twitter account of Additional Directorate General of Public Information debunked the false claim.
Indian Army has not deployed personnel in Gujarat (representational image).(PTI)
Indian Army has not deployed personnel in Gujarat (representational image).(PTI)
Updated on Apr 15, 2020 03:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByTrisha Sengupta

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

The message is being shared with a fake claim.
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)
Updated on Apr 15, 2020 12:42 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByTrisha Sengupta

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

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.
The image was shared by Nagpur Police.(Twitter/@NagpurPolice)
The image was shared by Nagpur Police.(Twitter/@NagpurPolice)
Updated on Apr 12, 2020 01:49 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByTrisha Sengupta

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

The claim is fake.
The claim is false, don’t believe it.(Twitter/@PIBFactCheck)
The claim is false, don’t believe it.(Twitter/@PIBFactCheck)
Updated on Apr 11, 2020 08:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByTrisha Sengupta

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

The viral message is wrongly attributed to Ratan Tata.
A message is being falsely attributed to Ratan Tata.(Twitter/@RNTata2000)
A message is being falsely attributed to Ratan Tata.(Twitter/@RNTata2000)
Updated on Apr 11, 2020 05:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByTrisha Sengupta

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

The government’s Press Information Bureau took to Twitter to debunk the false claim with a post on their official handle.
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.
Updated on Apr 10, 2020 03:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByTrisha Sengupta

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

The poem went viral with a false claim.
The poem is not written in 1869 but in 2020.(Screenshot)
The poem is not written in 1869 but in 2020.(Screenshot)
Updated on Apr 09, 2020 08:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByTrisha Sengupta

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

The audio clip is being shared with a fake claim.
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)
Updated on Apr 09, 2020 06:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByTrisha Sengupta
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