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Viral Image Showing Rabi Lamichhane Posing For Selfie With Dahal & Oli In Background Is Edited

In a dramatic turn of events, Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal was sworn in as new Prime Minister on Monday December 26 after he walked out of Nepali Congress-led five-party alliance and joined hands with rival bloc led by...

Viral News Clip Claiming ‘New COVID-19 Variant Has Entered Nepal’ Is False

With the emergence of a new COVID-19 variant BF.7 in neighbouring countries, Nepal's Ministry of Health and Populations have advised the people to mask up, and maintain social distance in public places. Against this background, a 10-second news clip claiming that a fourth wave...

Viral Claim That Argentina Has Issued Bank Notes Featuring Messi Is Misleading

Lionel Messi-inspired Argentina clinched the FIFA World Cup trophy in Qatar after beating France in a sensational final. The victory was a perfect capping off for a dazzling career of the Argentine superstar and the only feather missing in his cap. Against this backdrop, there...

Video Claiming That ‘Messi Was Not Happy To Win WC Trophy’ Is False

Argentina won the FIFA World Cup title edging out defending champions France on penalties after a thrilling final match at Lusail Stadium in Qatar. Argentina's captain Lionel Messi finally got his hands on football's greatest prize, crowning his record-breaking career. Against this backdrop, a...

No Earthquake Has Rocked Dolakha Recently, Viral Video Is From 2015

A video claiming to capture a moment when a 6.0-magnitude earthquake rocked Dolakha district of Nepal is going viral on TikTok.  Newschecker found the claim to be false. TikTok user @kingarjun71 posted a video, showing people screaming and running in panic, and motorbikes and vehicles...

No, FIFA Is Not Forbidding Argentina From Playing WC Final, Viral Video Is False

Argentina stormed into the semi-finals of the FIFA World Cup after beating the Netherlands 4-3 in a penalty shootout in Qatar on Saturday. The World CUP quarter-final match between Holland and Argentina had descended into chaos after Argentinian substitutes and coaching staff had come...

Kathmandu’s Deputy Mayor Dangol Challenged Her Party Chairman Oli? No, Viral Claim Is False

A nine-second video claiming that Deputy Mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) Sunita Dangol has supported KMC mayor Balen Shah challenging her party Chairman KP Sharma Oli, is going viral on TikTok. The video further claims that Dangol, who was elected to the post...

Ten Election Related False Claims Debunked By Newschecker

As Nepal conducted its elections to the federal House of Representatives and provincial assemblies on November 20, many unverified claims and misleading social media posts about Nepali politicians remarkably spiked around the election time. As a fact-checking media, Newschecker scoured the social media posts...

Video Claiming To Show Rabi Lamichhane Venting Wrath At Dadeldhura Residents Is False

At a time when the newly formed Rashtriya Swatantra Party (RSP) has emerged as a new phenomenon in Nepali politics, many unverified claims regarding the party's chairman Rabi Lamichhane are being shared online. In this context, a video allegedly showing Rabi Lammichhane venting his...

Old Video Shared Falsely Claiming Prachanda Is Speaking About FIFA World Cup

A five-second video purporting to show Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal allegedly speaking about FIFA World Cup 2022, is going viral on TikTok. Newschecker found the claim to be false. TikTok user @shambhurajpaudel63 posted a video showing former Prime Minister...