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Viral Video Claiming President Has Approved Deployment of Army Personnel Is Partly False

At a time when President Bidhya Devi Bhandari is facing criticism for refusing to authenticate the Bill to amend the Citizenship Act of Nepal within the constitutional deadline, a few videos making sensational claims linked to the President and Nepal's army are going viral...

Viral Video Claiming To Show Automatic Garbage Truck Bought by Kathmandu Mayor Balen Is False

At a time when Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC)'s Mayor Balen Shah has been grabbing the national spotlight with his drive to free up parking spaces and remove encroachment from public areas, many videos linked with the young mayor and his demolition drive are being...

Why has Nepal suspended the recruitment of Gorkhas under India’s Agnipath scheme?

The Indian government’s Agnipath scheme to recruit 46,000 youngsters, called Agniveers, in the armed forces for a fixed term of four years has been hotly debated since its launch in June. Aimed at curbing expenditure on Indian army’s salaries and pensions - which account...

Old Videos Of Cricketer Lamichhane Arriving At Kathmandu Airport Shared With False Claim

As Nepali national cricket team captain Sandeep Lamichhane faces allegations of coercing a 17-year-old girl to have sexual relations with him, many unverified claims linked with the Nepali cricketer are going viral online. In this context, several users are sharing a video claiming that...

Did Kathmandu Mayor Balen Shah Order To Crush Illegally Parked Motorbikes? No, Viral Video Is From New York

As Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) mayor Balen Shah intensifies the demolition drive to remove the illegally constructed structures in the city, a video purported to show illegally parked motorbikes being crushed by a bulldozer is going viral. Newschecker found the videos to be old...

Viral Video Purporting To Show Recent Air Crash In Kathmandu Is Old

A video allegedly showing a rescue operation after an aircraft crashed in Kathmandu, has gone viral on TikTok.  The caption accompanying the video claimed that 59 persons onboard the ill-fated aircraft died. Newschecker found that the video is old and unrelated. TikTok user @its_me_roshan556 posted...