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People everywhere are desperate for a cure and are settling for unvetted methods of prevention circulating online every day.

Claims of black pepper, honey, ginger curing Covid-19 is fake, tweets PIB

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 26, 2021 02:29 PM IST
  • Although ginger, honey, and black pepper have been known to help with common cold there is no scientific proof of it helping to fight Covid-19. WHO has also not approved of any home remedies for Covid-19 till date.
All eligible citizens can get themselves registered for vaccination through the Co-Win portal or the Arogya Setu app. (ANI Photo)
All eligible citizens can get themselves registered for vaccination through the Co-Win portal or the Arogya Setu app. (ANI Photo)

Covid-19 vaccine appointments through WhatsApp? PIB says it’s fake

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2021 10:53 PM IST
  • The fake WhatsApp forward claimed that booking vaccination appointments through the messaging app is “simple and easy to use like chatting”
PIB on several occasions has asked citizens to exercise caution before entering any fraudulent or suspicious websites.(HT Archive)
PIB on several occasions has asked citizens to exercise caution before entering any fraudulent or suspicious websites.(HT Archive)

PIB Fact Check shares list of fake websites, asks citizens to exercise care

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2021 07:22 PM IST
  • PIB had also highlighted earlier that after the beginning of the pandemic there has been a rise in cases where people have been duped by fraudsters while purchasing objects like hand sanitizers, PPE kits and masks.
Representational image.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Representational image.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Kin of journalists who died of Covid-19 may get up to Rs5 lakh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 08:57 AM IST
The information and broadcasting ministry’s Press Information Bureau has compiled a list of around two dozen journalists for the purpose
Representational image. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Representational image. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Beware of fake notice claiming schools to remain closed till November 30 being circulated: PIB

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2020 07:37 PM IST
PIB urged people to beware of this fake notice claiming to be from Ministry of Home affairs (MHA). The bureau has tweeted a fact-check regarding this on its official twitter handle.
Foreign nationals, who intend to visit India for treatment, are allowed to apply for a medical visa, including for their medical attendants, the PIB statement said.(AFP File)
Foreign nationals, who intend to visit India for treatment, are allowed to apply for a medical visa, including for their medical attendants, the PIB statement said.(AFP File)

India restores existing visas, except electronic, tourist and medical

Hinustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
PUBLISHED ON OCT 22, 2020 01:56 PM IST
It has been decided to permit all Overseas Citizens of India and Persons of Indian origin cardholders and all other foreign nationals planning to visit the country for any purpose, except on a tourist visa, to enter by air or water routes
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

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantime.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
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
Mumbai’s recovery rate is nearly 15 per cent more than that of Maharashtra, which is 55.62 per cent. Photo by Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times
Mumbai’s recovery rate is nearly 15 per cent more than that of Maharashtra, which is 55.62 per cent. Photo by Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times

Mumbai’s Covid-19 recovery rate better than national: Data

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 18, 2020 01:57 PM IST
According to the data released by Maharashtra Medical Education and Drugs Department (MEDD) on Friday, the number of active cases in Mumbai was 24,307, while 67,830 patients have recovered from the infection so far.
A deserted view of Anand Vihar Bus Terminus and Anand Vihar Metro Station during the lockdown.(HT PHOTO)
A deserted view of Anand Vihar Bus Terminus and Anand Vihar Metro Station during the lockdown.(HT PHOTO)

No plan under consideration for another lockdown, says govt

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Sabir Hussain
PUBLISHED ON JUN 14, 2020 08:41 PM IST
The lockdown to check the spread of coronavirus which began on March 25 was extended four times before it finally ended on May 31.
K S Dhatwalia had on Wednesday shared stage with Union Ministers Narendra Singh Tomar and Prakash Javadekar(K S Dhatwalia/Twitter)
K S Dhatwalia had on Wednesday shared stage with Union Ministers Narendra Singh Tomar and Prakash Javadekar(K S Dhatwalia/Twitter)

PIB Principle Director General tests positive for Covid-19: Reports

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2020 11:29 PM IST
K S Dhatwalia had on Wednesday shared stage with Union Ministers Narendra Singh Tomar and Prakash Javadekar when they had briefed media on the decisions taken by the Cabinet.
Government officials who asked not to be named said that the scheme is a part of the government’s overall plan to ensure targeted welfare and job opportunities for workers who have returned home .(HT File)
Government officials who asked not to be named said that the scheme is a part of the government’s overall plan to ensure targeted welfare and job opportunities for workers who have returned home .(HT File)

Govt to conduct skill mapping of returned workers

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2020 12:19 AM IST
The scheme is a joint initiative of the skill ministry, the ministry of civil aviation and the ministry of external affairs which aims to create a database of qualified citizens based on their skillsets and experience to tap into and fulfil demand of Indian and foreign companies.
Representational image.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Representational image.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Beware of fake datesheet of CBSE Class 10 and Class 12 exams being circulated: PIB

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2020 02:24 PM IST
PIB urged people to beware of this fake datesheet claiming to be that of CBSE Class 10 and Class 12 exams.
A mischievous piece of fake news nearly triggered a clash between migrant workers and the Mumbai police. This is dangerous(AP)
A mischievous piece of fake news nearly triggered a clash between migrant workers and the Mumbai police. This is dangerous(AP)

Curbing fake news doesn’t impinge on press freedom, writes Prakash Javadekar

By Prakash Javadekar
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2020 08:59 PM IST
Rumours are spread widely as news, with dangerous consequences. The government is committed to battling it
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

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Trisha Sengupta
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.
The tweet is accompanied with at least three screenshots of such messages circulating in WhatsApp.(Twitter/@PIBFactCheck)
The tweet is accompanied with at least three screenshots of such messages circulating in WhatsApp.(Twitter/@PIBFactCheck)

PM Modi’s message on lighting candles prompts rumours. Don’t believe them, says PIB Fact Check

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2020 11:35 PM IST
“Don’t fall for the rumours/unscientific reasoning on the appeal for lightning Diya/candles/flash/torch on 5th April at 9pm,” says a tweet posted by the handle of Press Information Bureau.
The image shows the official logo of Press Information Bureau (PIB).(Twitter/PIB)
The image shows the official logo of Press Information Bureau (PIB).(Twitter/PIB)

Press Information Bureau sets up coronavirus fact check unit

New Delhi | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2020 11:35 AM IST
The unit will also release a daily bulletin at 8 pm every day for information regarding the government’s decisions and developments and progress on COVID 19
If adult undertrial prisoners can be released, why not undertrial children? They are no less equal. Many children in need of care and protection, unfortunately, have no place to go. We need to think of them with compassion(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
If adult undertrial prisoners can be released, why not undertrial children? They are no less equal. Many children in need of care and protection, unfortunately, have no place to go. We need to think of them with compassion(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)

In times of Covid-19, take special care of children

By Madan Lokur
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2020 07:00 PM IST
They are more vulnerable than initially thought. The State needs to do more for children in danger
WhatsApp users can add WHO’s number— +41-798931892 — to their list of contacts and get information from the international public health agency.(File photo)
WhatsApp users can add WHO’s number— +41-798931892 — to their list of contacts and get information from the international public health agency.(File photo)

Coronavirus outbreak: WHO, PIB join Whatsapp to send real-time, accurate info on Covid-19

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2020 09:49 PM IST
The pandemic has hit 176 countries, infected over 200,000 people and killed almost 9,000 since it was first detected in December in China’s Wuhan.
Coronavirus is spawning fake messages on social media.(HT PHOTO)
Coronavirus is spawning fake messages on social media.(HT PHOTO)

PIB Fact Check busts fake messages spawned by coronavirus

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2020 09:46 PM IST
PIB Fact Check urged social media users to seek authentic information from its site and that of the Health Ministry’s.
The post is complete with a screenshot of the viral forward that lists symptoms and preventative methods.(Twitter/@PIBFactCheck)
The post is complete with a screenshot of the viral forward that lists symptoms and preventative methods.(Twitter/@PIBFactCheck)

Viral emergency notification on Coronavirus not from Ministry of Health

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2020 12:58 PM IST
The Government of India’s Press Information Bureau on their Fact Check handle confirmed that the information hasn’t been sent out by the Ministry of Health.

False recruitment message for govt job being shared. Beware, it’s not true

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2020 08:49 PM IST
The government of India’s press information bureau has busted the false job listing.
Union Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani said abolition of triple talaq is one of the biggest achievements of the government.(PTI PHOTO.)
Union Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani said abolition of triple talaq is one of the biggest achievements of the government.(PTI PHOTO.)

‘Asking party workers to return ‘cut money’ exposes TMC’: Smriti Irani

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2019 07:45 PM IST
Irani made the remarks at a media conference organised by the Press Information Bureau to mark the completion of 100 days of the National Democratic Alliance government.
The tweet appeared on the same day when West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee took to Twitter saying the country deserves to know what happened to Bose.(HT image)
The tweet appeared on the same day when West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee took to Twitter saying the country deserves to know what happened to Bose.(HT image)

PIB triggers row with tweet on Bose ‘death anniversary’

Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2019 07:47 AM IST
While a section of the historians and some members of Bose’s family claim the freedom fighter died in a plane crash at Taihoku on August 18, 1945, his death continues to remain a mystery due to lack of any physical evidence.
Denying a reporter the chance to meet her sources, under the radar if necessary, or casually over a cup of coffee, is to upend the very idea of what a beat reporter does(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Denying a reporter the chance to meet her sources, under the radar if necessary, or casually over a cup of coffee, is to upend the very idea of what a beat reporter does(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

It’s not about streamlining, it is about freedom of the Press

PUBLISHED ON JUL 12, 2019 06:32 PM IST
The finance ministry’s paternalistic curbs on PIB-accredited journalists must be revoked
A montage of scenes from a SRK movie was tweeted by the PIB with messages asking people to go out and vote.(AFP)
A montage of scenes from a SRK movie was tweeted by the PIB with messages asking people to go out and vote.(AFP)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Government turns to Shah Rukh Khan movie to encourage voters

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2019 09:34 AM IST
The Press Information Bureau used stills from Shah Rukh Khan-starrer “Mohabbatein” to send out the message emphasising the importance of voting in a democracy to build a better future.
HT Image
HT Image

Pakistani poet Faiz Ahmed’s daughter alleges ban from New Delhi media summit

Press Trust of India, Lahore | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2018 12:26 PM IST
Organisers 15th Asia Media Summit in New Delhi denied the charge and said they are not even aware of any such incident.
Sitanshu Kar was earlier posted as spokesperson of the defence ministry from 2005 to 2015 and worked with four defence ministers.(Twitter)
Sitanshu Kar was earlier posted as spokesperson of the defence ministry from 2005 to 2015 and worked with four defence ministers.(Twitter)

Sitanshu Kar new PIB chief, Frank Noronha to retire in April

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 10, 2018 08:18 AM IST
Sitanshu Kar will replace Frank Noronha as principal director general of the Press Information Bureau, according to a statement from the information and broadcasting ministry
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