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Fact Check: Viral Video Does Not Show Flydubai Aircraft That Caught Fire After Take-Off From Kathmandu

ClaimVideos show Flydubai aircraft engine spewing out fire and emitting smoke after taking off from Kathmandu airportFactOld and unrelated videos of a pilot in the cockpit and an animation video of Flydubai aircraft An aircraft of Flydubai had caught fire shortly after take-off from the...

Fact Check: KP Oli Praised Rabi Lamichhane As A Reckoning Force? No, Viral Video Is Misleading

ClaimCPN-UML Chairman KP Oli praised Rabi Lamichhane as force to be reckoned withFactViral clip shows KP Oli addressing the 23rd general convention of CPN-UML's student union ANNFSU A viral video purporting to show former Prime Minister and Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML) Chairman...

Fact Check: RPP MP Gyanendra Shahi Assaulted In Chitwan? No, Viral Video Is Old

ClaimRastriya Prajatantra Party Lawmaker Gyanendra Shahi beaten in ChitwanFactOld video of Shahi being brought to Kathmandu from Chitwan A video claiming that Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) member of parliament (MP) Gyanendra Shahi has been brutally assaulted while conducting a public programme in Chitwan has been...

Fact Check: Edited Clip Shows Dahal Saying ‘He Directed To Mudsling RSP’

ClaimPrime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' Admitted to directing two people to defame Rastriya Swatantra Party (RSP)FactOld video of Dahal speaking at a public discussion edited by laying a false audio on top A 15-second video allegedly showing Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal admitting to...

Fact Check: Viral Video Allegedly Showing PM Dahal Making Bad Remarks About The Country Is Clipped

ClaimPrime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal made irresponsible remarks about the country and constitutionFact2021 interview of Dahal shared without giving the context A five-second video purporting to show Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' making irresponsible remarks about the country, constitution, federalism, republic, and secularism, is...

Fact Check: Old Video Of Massive Fire Engulfing Skyscraper In China Falsely Shared As From Kathmandu

ClaimMassive fire engulfs a high-rise building in KathmanduFactThe viral video shows September 22 fire incident in a tall building in central China A nine-second video claiming to show a massive fire engulfing a building in Kathmandu is going viral on TikTok. Newschecker found the claim...

Fact Check: Rogue Tusker ‘Dhurbe’ Filmed Breaking Tree In Chitwan? Viral Video Is From South Africa

ClaimChitwan National Park's notorious elephant 'Dhurbe' filmed breaking a treeFactAn elephant pushes down a tree and blocks road in South Africa A one-minute-11-second video allegedly showing a notorious rogue elephant 'Dhurbe', which had been wreaking havoc in Chitwan for the past few years, breaking a...

Fact Check: Video From Colombia Falsely Shared As Quake-Triggered Landslide In Nepal’s Mugling

ClaimA retaining wall collapse in Nepal's Mugling after a 5.2-magnitude earthquakeFactThe video actually shows the collapse of a retaining wall in Bolombolo Antioquia, Colombo A video allegedly capturing a moment when an under-construction retaining wall collapsed following a 5.6-magnitude earthquake in Mugling of Nepal is...

Fact Check: Viral Video Falsely Claim Chinese Premier Li Perplexed Over ‘Lack Of Peace In Nepal’

ClaimChinese Premier Li Qiang perplexed over lack of peace in NepalFactRemarks made by Premier Li during Boao Forum falsely linked with Nepal A video claiming that Chinese Premier Li Qiang expressed his surprise that there is no peace in the country where the apostle...

Fact Check: Viral Video Purporting To Show Nepali Girl In American Reality Show Is Misleading

ClaimNepali girl performing In Blind Audition of An American Singing CompetitionFactIndian-origin girl performing in Australian music reality show The Voice A video allegedly showing a Nepali girl performing in an American reality show singing competition is going viral on TikTok. Newschecker found the claim to...