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Videos Claiming To Show India’s PM Modi ‘Warning Nepal’ are Misleading

Two videos allegedly claiming to show India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi issuing warnings to three countries—including Nepal—during the Republic day of India have gone viral on TikTok. Newschecker found that the videos are actually from a 2019 video clip when Prime Minister Modi lashed...

Viral Post Claiming 20 Dead In Clashes With Police In Nepal Misleading

A video claiming to show the aftermath of an alleged  clash between ‘protesters’ and security forces, killing 20 people and injuring 200 others, has gone viral on TikTok. The video, which lacks specifics, is being shared widely on social media, with many believing it...

Is the Government Set to Enforce A Lockdown? Viral News Clip Is Old

Even as Nepal records an all-time high of daily COVID-19 infections, videos claiming that the Health Ministry has recommended enforcing lockdown for at least four weeks to curb the spike in coronavirus cases is going viral on TikTok. Newschecker found that two old news...

Viral Video Claiming Gorkha Soldiers In India Warned of Protests Over Nepal-India Territorial Dispute Is Fabricated

In the wake of territorial dispute between Nepal and India over the Kalapani region, several videos are going viral online with unsubstantiated and  fabricated claims. Newschecker found at least two such videos making far-fetched claims without any attribution. One of the videos on TikTok claims...

Fabricated Viral Video Claims China Extending Military Aid To Nepal For Weapon Purchase

A viral video on TikTok claims that China has extended military aid worth NRs 2 billion to Nepal to purchase two missiles and a fighter plane. Newschecker found that the claim made in the video is fabricated and misleading  TikTok user maheshyadav11110 (Mahesh Yadav) shared...

2017 Video from Delhi Shared as Traffic Pile-Up Accident on Rajbiraj-Janakpur Road

A video claiming to show a pile-up of vehicles apparently due to poor visibility on the Rajbiraj-Janakpur road in Saptari district in Nepal, has gone viral on TikTok. A fact-check by Newschecker found that the video was from November 9, 2017 and took place...

Viral Video Claiming Closure of Schools from Jan 10 Is Misleading

In the wake of surging Coronavirus cases in Nepal, several videos showing shutdown notices issued by different educational institutions are going viral on social media. A fact-check by Newschecker found that the school closure notices shown in the videos were issued for winter vacations,...

Old Video from Gujrat Viral as Lion Entering a Chitwan Hotel

At a time when the videos of wild predators wandering into human settlements are making rounds among Nepali social media users, a video purporting to show a ‘big cat’ leaping over a small barrier of a hotel entrance in Chitwan and casually leaving the...