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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...

No, Kathmandu’s Mayor Balen Shah Wasn’t Spotted During FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony, Viral Claim Is False

An image allegedly showing Kathmandu metropolitan city's mayor attending the opening ceremony of FIFA World Cup in Qatar is being widely shared on Facebook. Newschecker found the claim to be false. Qatar is hosting the FIFA World Cup 2022, which is the most widely viewed...

Hoax Claiming The Demise Of Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba Shared On Facebook Before His Poll Victory

As results of the federal and provincial elections trickle in from across the country, the initial trends indicate that the newly formed Rastriya Swatantra Party headed by famous TV journalist Rabi Lamichhane is set to become a national phenomenon. Though big old parties Nepali...

Facebook Post Falsely Claims Maoist Chairman Prachanda Attacked in Gorkha

As Nepal is heading for General elections slated for November 20, many unverified claims linked with Nepali politicians are being circulated online. In this context, a video allegedly from an event in Gorkha where Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal...

Everything You Need To Know About November 20 Elections In Nepal

As the clock is ticking down to November 20 elections, many eligible Nepali voters have made up their mind to head to their respective polling centres. This is the second time Nepal is going to conduct its elections to the federal House of Representatives...

Bhim Rawal Is Denied A Party Ticket But Viral Video Falsely Appeals People To Vote For Him

A 27-second long video appealing people to vote for Bhim Rawal, who is allegedly running for a seat in the federal House of Representatives from Achham-1 in the upcoming election on Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML) ticket, has gone viral on TikTok,...

Viral Image of NC Leader Gagan Thapa Donning T-shirt Bearing Maoist Logo Is Edited

With the elections to the Federal House of Representatives and Provincial Assemblies only a few days away, the political parties and independent candidates running for the elections have intensified their campaigns. Against this backdrop, an image of Nepali Congress General Secretary Gagan Thapa and...

2015 Video Falsely Shared As Recent Attack On Maoist Chairman Dahal In Gorkha

With the November 20 elections nearing, many unverified videos linked with Nepali politicians are doing the rounds on Nepali social media. In this context, a video purportedly showing Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal being safely escorted to a vehicle...

Clipped Video Of Gagan Thapa Saying ‘Congress Is Not Poor People’s Party’ Is Going Viral

As Nepal's political parties and independent candidates contesting in the parliamentary and provincial elections slated for November 20 have been intensifying their election campaigns, a video of Nepali Congress (NC) General Secretary Gagan Thapa allegedly saying that Nepali Congress is not the party of...