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Unrelated Videos Spliced And Shared With False Claim Against Republic Bharat

BOOM found that the viral video has been made by merging two separate videos of Rakesh Tikait.

5 Dec 2021 5:58 pm
BJP, Congress Handles Share Photo Of US Naval Ship To Wish Indian Navy Day

BOOM found that the viral photo is of Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship of the US Navy.

4 Dec 2021 9:30 pm
OIC Expelled Imran Khan For Criticising Ayodhya Ram Temple? A FactCheck

A viral message falsely claims that Imran Khan has been expelled from the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation

4 Dec 2021 8:51 pm
Photo Of Virat Kohli Lookalike Viral As Cricketer Posing With Daughter

BOOM found that the viral photos shows a lookalike of Virat Kohli - Susobhan Lahiri, with his niece.

4 Dec 2021 5:22 pm
Photo Of Damaged Roof In Uttarakhand School Shared As Gujarat

BOOM found that the photo shows the roof of a government primary school in Talla Salt, Almora, Uttarakhand.

3 Dec 2021 7:09 pm
Explained: Travel Bans Are Not The Solution For Stopping Spread Of Omicron Variant

While a travel ban on southern African countries may slow the spread and buy limited time, it's unlikely to stop it.

30 Nov 2021 2:38 pm
Omicron Variant: Here Are The Guidelines For International Travellers To India

India has introduced strict guidelines for travellers flying to India from countries which have detected cases of the Omicron variant.

29 Nov 2021 2:57 pm
Image Of South Korea Airport Shared As Design of Noida Airport

BOOM found that the photograph shows design of Incheon Airport in Seoul, South Korea.

28 Nov 2021 4:42 pm
Cropped Video From Rashid Alvi's Jai Shri Ram Speech Shared By BJP Leaders

BOOM found that the video has been cropped from a speech by Rashid Alvi where he was quoting an instance from the Ramayana to say that not everyone who chants 'Jai Shri Ram' is a seer.

17 Nov 2021 5:04 pm
How COP26 Leaves Loopholes For The Fossil Fuel Industry

The COP process will continue to be riddled with loopholes that will derail the achievement of real targets.

15 Nov 2021 4:41 pm
Glasgow Climate Pact: All You Need To Know On Latest In Climate Talks

After Paris Agreement of 2015, this is being seen as the first major test of high-water mark of global diplomacy.

14 Nov 2021 10:59 am
RBI Retail Direct G-Sec Scheme: How You Can Invest In Govt Securities

This scheme will let retail traders to directly deal in governmental securities by operating an account with the RBI

12 Nov 2021 4:41 pm
US Is Open For Indian travellers. Here Are All The Updated Guidelines

After an entry ban that was first imposed in March 2020, the US is resuming travel under its new policy.

12 Nov 2021 10:46 am
Viral Photo Showing Nawab Malik As A Scrap Seller Is Morphed

Nawab Malik's face has been morphed on to the original image.

10 Nov 2021 4:34 pm
Australia And Guyana Approve Covaxin: How Can People Travel From India

After strict border controls for over 18 months, Australia has started easing travel restrictions.

10 Nov 2021 10:47 am
Explained: IndusInd Bank Evergreening Loans Allegation

Whistleblower allegations have said that the bank's microfinance arm is evegreening loans, and has governance issues.

9 Nov 2021 4:53 pm
BOOM Monthly Report: Communal And Political Fakery Dominated The Month

Last month, BOOM did 67 fact checks. Here is our analysis.

6 Nov 2021 3:57 pm
Truth Behind Viral Video Showing 'Eid' Lights At Mumbai's Shivaji Park

An MNS leader said the lights were set up by the party and that the viral video was recorded while the lights were still being tested.

2 Nov 2021 4:02 pm
Unrelated Old Images Falsely Viral As Recent Violence In North Tripura

BOOM found at least four images are old and and not releate to the recent violence in North Tripura.

29 Oct 2021 4:03 pm
False Claim About Shah Rukh Khan's Father Goes Viral

BOOM visited the grave of Meer Taj Mohammad Khan in Delhi and found that the claim made in viral Facebook posts is false.

27 Oct 2021 3:48 pm
What's Behind Kashmir's Rising Violence And Migrants' Fear?

The revocation of Article 370 was to usher in development and end 'terrorism' in Kashmir. More than a dozen civilians have been killed this month.

22 Oct 2021 3:39 pm
Video Of Man Killed Over Land Dispute Falsely Shared As Bangladesh Violence

BOOM found that the viral video shows a stabbing incident which happened in Pallabi, Bangladesh on May 16, 2021.

20 Oct 2021 3:06 pm
Explained: What Caused Landslides In Kerala Leading To 25 Deaths?

Landslide in the Western Ghats in Kerala have been on the rise over the past few years causing massive loss of life and destruction of property.

19 Oct 2021 3:40 pm
Video Of Fire In Tripura Durga Puja Pandal Shared As Bangladesh Violence

BOOM found that the viral video shows a fire mishap in Maracherra Bazar in Kamalpur, Dhalai District of Tripura which occurred on October 12, 2021.

19 Oct 2021 2:57 pm
Photo Claiming Delhi CM Kejriwal Appealed For Coal Donations Is Fake

BOOM found that the image has been edited and created from a July, 2021 edition of Hindustan newspaper.

12 Oct 2021 3:58 pm
Disturbing Videos Of Capsules With Nails Revived With False Communal Spin

BOOM found that the videos are from Pakistan and Bosnia respectively

5 Oct 2021 4:04 pm
No, Arvind Kejriwal Did Not Make His Photo Larger Than Gandhi's In Newspaper Ad

BOOM found that in the original newspaper ad in Dainik Jagran, Mahatma Gandhi's photo is larger than Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's cutout.

2 Oct 2021 3:44 pm
Video Game Footage Viral As Russian Plane Crash Landing On A Highway

BOOM found that the viral footage has been taken from a video game GTA-5.

29 Sep 2021 3:47 pm
Major Decline In Fertility Rates Across Religions In India: Pew Study

The study highlights how the religious composition of India has only seen some modest changes since 1951, due to the fast decline in birth rates across religions.

22 Sep 2021 3:32 pm
What Did Undergrad Students Learn Through Online Education? A Survey

A survey conducted in ten states among undergraduate students reveal only 17% thought online education was effective.

20 Sep 2021 3:59 pm
Why Does Tamil Nadu Want To Scrap NEET And What Will It Mean?

Tamil Nadu Assembly has passed a bill to stop admission in medical colleges on the basis of the NEET.

15 Sep 2021 3:42 pm
Video From Chinese TV Drama Falsely Shared As Recent Myanmar Clashes

BOOM found that the video is from a Chinese TV drama series and does not show scenes from the recent violence in Myanmar.

14 Sep 2021 3:37 pm
Photo Of Man In Burqa At A Pro-Taliban Women's Meet Is Morphed

BOOM found that the photo is morphed and in the original image, we cannot see a man's face through the veil.

13 Sep 2021 3:37 pm
Indian Express Admits Error In Using Kolkata Flyover Photo In UP Govt Ad

The front page advertorial with the figure of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was accompanied by a stock image showing Kolkata's Maa Flyover, and another digitally created Shutterstock image.

12 Sep 2021 3:53 pm
No, This Nandi Idol Was Not Found Buried Under A Mosque

BOOM found that the viral photo of Nandi idol is from Sellandiamman Temple in Namakkal district, Tamil Nadu, and was discovered after an excavation

11 Sep 2021 4:02 pm
Photo Of Aaditya Thackeray With Urdu Text Shared With Misleading Claim

BOOM found that the Shiv Sena had put up multilingual posters of Aaditya Thackeray during the 2019 Maharashtra assembly election campaign.

8 Sep 2021 3:33 pm
All The Fake News Spread By The Indian Media On Afghanistan

Most of our fact checks on media outlets were on old and unrelated videos being falsely reported as showing recent instances from Taliban-controlled Afghanistan.

6 Sep 2021 10:01 am
Sidharth Shukla Death: Heart Attacks, Cardiac Arrests In The Young And Fit

Actor Sidharth Shukla was only 40 and regularly exercised but doctors point out that a stressful life even with exercise is increasing the number of heart attacks among the young

3 Sep 2021 3:11 pm
No, MP Government Did Not Raze A Slum Over 'Pakistan Zindabad' Slogans

BOOM spoke to Satyendra Kumar Shukla, Superintendent of Police of Ujjain who rubbished the claim

31 Aug 2021 3:33 pm
Old Image From Srinagar Shared As Haryana Police Crackdown On Farmers

BOOM found that the photo from 2013 shows police personnel washing blood stains after a militant attack on CISF jawans in Srinagar.

30 Aug 2021 3:33 pm
Fake Quote Attributed To Former Bangladesh PM Khaleda Zia Goes Viral

BOOM spoke to a member of Bangladesh Nationalist Party's press wing who denied any such statement made by Zia during her tenure as a prime minister and otherwise.

26 Aug 2021 3:45 pm
No, This Photo Does Not Show The Lynching Of Afghan Pilot Safia Ferozi

The photo is from a 2015 incident of mob lynching in Kabul of a Farkhunda Malikzada, a student of Islamic studies.

19 Aug 2021 3:53 pm
What Are The Updated Reopening Guidelines For Mumbai And Pune?

With a reduction in the COVID positivity rate, both urban centres have seen a host of new relaxations.

19 Aug 2021 3:44 pm
Video Of Police Chase In Brazil Falsely Viral As Terrorist Caught In Kashmir

BOOM found that the viral video is from Prola, Brazil when a motorcyclist was apprehended by local police.

14 Aug 2021 3:51 pm
Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha's Productivity Lowest In 6 Sessions Since 2019

Lok Sabha's productivity was 21%, while Rajya Sabha's was 29%, drawing the disapproval of their presiding officers

12 Aug 2021 3:54 pm
Video From US Shared As Fans Waiting For Messi At Paris Airport

BOOM found that the video is from Milwaukee, United States where fans cheered for the winning team after the NBA finals.

11 Aug 2021 3:39 pm
Video From Bangladesh Shared As Indian Muslims 'Capturing Ganga'

BOOM found that the video is from Koyra, Bangladesh where people offered namaz in knee-deep water because of the devastation caused by Amphan cyclone.

4 Aug 2021 3:38 pm
Explained: What You Need To Know When Traveling to Maharashtra

In Maharashtra, curbs are slowly being lifted and travel both within and to the state is being eased.

4 Aug 2021 3:36 pm