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Explained: The debate surrounding the bill to amend Nepal Citizenship Act, 2006

The amendment bill to the Citizenship Act, 2006 has dominated news headlines in Nepal. The House Speaker sent the bill to the President's Office on July 31 for authentication after both the Houses—lower house and upper house—endorsed it on July 22 and July 28...

Viral Videos Claiming To Show Arson Attacks During Recent Nationwide Strike In Nepal Are False

The nationwide general strike enforced by four communist parties including Communist Party of Nepal led by Netra Bikram Chand, a former Maoist leader, had partial effect in different places across the country on Tuesday. The Chand-led party announced the strike demanding the withdrawal of...

Did Finance Minister Sharma Dance To Celebrate His Acquittal in CCTV Scandal? No, Viral Video Is Old

An eight-second video showing Finance Minister Janardan Sharma dancing zealously is going viral on Tiktok. Those sharing the video claim that Sharma was seen dancing after he was acquitted in an alleged corruption scandal case. Newschecker's investigation found the viral video to be old and...

Shots Fired At Nepal-India Border in Sarlahi? No, 2018 Video Of SSB Uprooting Fence In Kanchanpur Going Viral

A 16-second video purporting to show a hostile situation allegedly after shots were fired unexpectedly at the Nepal-India border in Sarlahi district is going viral on TikTok. Newschecker found that the video is old and unrelated. TikTok user @reshurajeshbist55 posted a video, showing visuals of...

Old Videos Showing Floods in India’s Uttarakhand And Nepal’s Mugu Falsely Shared As Recent

With the annual monsoon reaching its peak in Nepal, reports of rain-induced disasters such as flash floods, landslides and highway blockages are coming in from different parts of the country. In this context, two videos claiming to show recent floods in Nepal are going...

Viral Videos Claiming To Show Impact Of Recent Quake Are Old And Unrelated

An earthquake measuring 6.0 magnitude on the Richter scale struck Nepal on July 31 with its epicentre in the eastern district of Khotang. The shockwaves of the quake that was recorded at 8:13 local time were felt as far as India’s West Bengal. In...