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Portrait Of A Writer As An Artist

Portrait Of A Writer As An Artist

Author Amitava Kumar on the importance of keeping a journal, juggling words with drawings, and writing fiction in the time of fake news

22 May 2022
Haryana Police Warns People About Fake Electricity Bill Messages

Haryana Police Warns People About Fake Electricity Bill Messages

"They send text messages pretending to be from trusted sources to get the targets to click on links that install malware to steal personal and banking...

15 May 2022

‘Society Needs More Platforms For Calling Out Fake News,’ Says Anand Mahindra After Elon Musk’s Successful Twitter Bid

The development comes after the social media platform’s board Monday, decided to sell a 100 per cent stake of the company to the Tesla and SpaceX CEO worth...

Covid-19 Now Endemic? Amid Delhi Spike, Doctors Claim Rate Of Hospitalisation Is Key

Covid-19 Now Endemic? Amid Delhi Spike, Doctors Claim Rate Of Hospitalisation Is Key

A letter signed by 20 doctors from across private medical institutes in Delhi states that the virus has crossed the stage of being a pandemic in India and has...

25 April 2022

Media In Kashmir Is ‘Slowly Being Choked’, Finds Press Council of India

The fact finding committee (FFC) of the Press Council of India said: ‘news media in the Jammu and Kashmir region, and especially in the valley is slowly...

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08 March 2022
Chhattisgarh: Scribe Held For Fake News Also Booked For Immoral Trafficking

Chhattisgarh: Scribe Held For Fake News Also Booked For Immoral Trafficking

Some confidential government documents were also recovered from his phone, the official said without revealing more information about the documents.


04 March 2022
Russian Lawmakers Approve Prison For 'Fake' War Reports

Russian Lawmakers Approve Prison For 'Fake' War Reports

The Russian parliament voted unanimously Friday to approve a draft law criminalizing the intentional spreading of what Russia deems to be 'fake' reports. 


05 February 2022
 J&K: Police Books Kashmir Journalist For 'Glorifying Terrorism'

 J&K: Police Books Kashmir Journalist For 'Glorifying Terrorism'

According to police, case has been registered against journalist Fahad Shah at Safakdal Police Station and Pulwama Police Station. Shah is the founder and...


18 January 2022
Public Trust Declines In Government Globally; Fake News Concerns At All-Time Peak: Study

Public Trust Declines In Government Globally; Fake News Concerns At All-Time Peak: Study

The annual Edelman Trust Barometer report, released every year during the World Economic Forum's Davos summit, also showed that business has replaced...


25 December 2021
LS Speaker Voices Concern Over 'Continuous Disruption' In Legislatures, Fake News Menace

LS Speaker Voices Concern Over 'Continuous Disruption' In Legislatures, Fake News Menace

Calling obstruction of proceedings ethically and constitutionally wrong, he said it was even more disturbing when such disruptions are pre-planned.


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30 November 2021
PIB Responded To 28,578 Fact Check Requests Till Date: Anurag Thakur

PIB Responded To 28,578 Fact Check Requests Till Date: Anurag Thakur

Anurag Thakur, the Minister of Information and Broadcasting replied in writing, to a question raised in the parliament that PIB Fact Check has responded to...


14 September 2021
I&B Ministry Launches Telegram Account To Counter Fake News

I&B Ministry Launches Telegram Account To Counter Fake News

This is one of the few government entities to have a telegram channel.


26 June 2021
Rakesh Tikait Arrested Amid Farmer Protests? Delhi Police Calls it Fake News

Rakesh Tikait Arrested Amid Farmer Protests? Delhi Police Calls it Fake News

BKU media in-charge Dharmendra Malik also said that Tikait was not arrested, even as cops warned of action against fake news.


16 June 2021
Fact Check: Does Covaxin Final Product Have Newborn Calf Serum? Here’s The Truth

Fact Check: Does Covaxin Final Product Have Newborn Calf Serum? Here’s The Truth

The Union Health Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday that facts have been 'twisted and misrepresented' in some social media posts


16 March 2021
Fact Check: Has Indian Railways Cancelled All Trains Till March 31? Know The Truth

Fact Check: Has Indian Railways Cancelled All Trains Till March 31? Know The Truth

The Indian Railways informed that the wrong news clips are being circulated on social media platforms


05 March 2021
Suniel Shetty Files Police Complaint Against Production Company For Using His Photo On A Fake Film Poster

Suniel Shetty Files Police Complaint Against Production Company For Using His Photo On A Fake Film Poster

Shetty has alleged that producers at the company have shared a fake poster of the movie with which he is not associated.


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26 February 2021
Website Offering Jobs, Mobiles, Laptops For Rs 2,100 Under Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Is FAKE

Website Offering Jobs, Mobiles, Laptops For Rs 2,100 Under Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Is FAKE

People are forwarding the fake news on social media platforms including WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter.


24 February 2021
Is Government Offering A Loan of Up To Rs 2 Lakh Under ‘Pradhan Mantri Yojana Loan’ Scheme?

Is Government Offering A Loan of Up To Rs 2 Lakh Under ‘Pradhan Mantri Yojana Loan’ Scheme?

The website 'Pradhan Mantri Yojana Loan' claims that people in need of money for new business ventures can avail the benefits of the scheme launched by PM Modi.


22 February 2021
FIR Against 8 Twitter Handles For Misleading, Fake News In Unnao Case

FIR Against 8 Twitter Handles For Misleading, Fake News In Unnao Case

Earlier, Congress leader Udit Raj was booked for allegedly propagating fake news in a tweet that the teenagers were raped and their bodies cremated against the...


20 February 2021
Toolkit Case: 3-Day Judicial Custody For Climate Activist Disha Ravi

Toolkit Case: 3-Day Judicial Custody For Climate Activist Disha Ravi

Earlier in the day, the court had said that some media coverage on Disha Ravi’s case indicates sensationalism and prejudicial reporting.


11 January 2021
Did Former Pak Diplomat Really Admit Over 300 People Were Killed In Balakot Airstrike?

Did Former Pak Diplomat Really Admit Over 300 People Were Killed In Balakot Airstrike?

News platforms on January 9 claimed that the former Pakistani diplomat Zafar Hilaly admitted to the speculation that the Indian airstrike on February 26, 2019,...


14 December 2020
And You Thought It’s A Young Shah Rukh Khan? Think Again

And You Thought It’s A Young Shah Rukh Khan? Think Again

How social media users reacted to a morphed version of SRK image.


09 December 2020
Why Should Silicon Valley Platforms Get Immunity In India?

Why Should Silicon Valley Platforms Get Immunity In India?

Despite the deadly flood of misinformation, New Delhi appears simply unable to counter the formidable public advocacy machine of Silicon Valley majors


17 November 2020
TMC Urges People To Be On Guard Against Fake News

TMC Urges People To Be On Guard Against Fake News

Doctored videos being circulated to create confusion, says TMC minister


04 November 2020
SAI Demands Probe After Several Athletes Duped Through False Khelo India Advertisement

SAI Demands Probe After Several Athletes Duped Through False Khelo India Advertisement

The apex body has managed to get the bank details of the culprit and demanded an immediate probe into the matter.


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