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Fact Check: Mayor Balen Shah’s Supporters Flood A Street Against Court Order Lifting Ban On Hindi Movies? No, Viral Post Is Misleading

ClaimSupporters of Kathmandu Metro City's mayor Balendra Shah flood a street to protest Patan High Court order allowing screening of Hindi moviesFactThe viral footage actually shows annual Rath Yatra of Hindu God Jagannath in Puri A video purportedly showing an enormous crowd of people gathering...

Fact Check: Viral Video Claiming Baburam Bhattarai Said RSP Chair Rabi Lamichhane Will Be PM After 2027 Polls Is Clipped

ClaimFormer Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai said RSP will emerge victorious after 2027 general elections and RSP Chair Rabi will take govt leadershipFactLeader Bhattarai said that a new political force will emerge victorious but clearly said that he can't specify the name of the new...

Fact Check: Britain Annulled Sugauli Treaty? No, Viral Video Is Misleading

ClaimBritain annulled the Sugauli Treaty (1816) and warned India to return the territory of "Greater Nepal"FactViral video is exaggerated and shared in the context of Kathmandu Mayor's decision to install a map of "Greater Nepal" at his office A viral video claiming that Britain has...

Fact Check: Viral Video Falsely Claims That Gorkha Soldiers in India Support Mayor Balen Shah’s Move on ‘Greater Nepal’

ClaimNepali Gorkha soldiers serving in Indian Army have supported Kathmandu Mayor's move to install 'Greater Nepal' map at his officeFactNepali Gorkha soldiers has not said anything about the issue of 'Greater Nepal' At a time when Mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) Balendra Shah's move...

Fact Check: Viral Video From China’s Liaoning Falsely Shared As Tornado Hitting Delhi

ClaimA powerful tornado ripping through a part of Indian capital DelhiFactViral video shows a tornado sweeping across the northeast China's Liaoning province A 14-second video allegedly showing a tornado hitting an area in New Delhi, the capital of India, is going viral on TikTok. Newschecker...

Fact Check: Viral Video Does Not Show A Ferry Sinking Off the Coast Of Maldives Killing 1500

ClaimFerry sinks off the coast of the Maldives, killing 1500 peopleFactThe viral video actually shows the controlled sinking of a ferry to form artificial reefs in Brazil’s Todos-os-Santos Bay. A 33-second video claiming to show a ferry keeling over and sinking allegedly off the coast...

Fact Check: Supreme Court Ordered To Arrest PM Dahal & Ex-PM Bhattarai? No, Viral Video Is Misleading

ClaimCourt issues order to arrest Prime Minister Dahal 'Prachanda' and former PM Baburam BhattaraiFactThe Supreme Court has issued a show cause notice against PM Dahal and ex-PM Bhattarai A video claiming that the court has issued an arrest warrant against Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal...

Fact Check: Gunfight Happened At Nepal-India Border? No, Viral Video Is Misleading

ClaimOne person from India killed and two others injured in a shootout at Nepal-India borderFactOld News Of Gunfight At Nepal-India Border Shared as recent by using unrelated images of Gurkha soldiers A 16-second video claiming a person from India was killed and two others injured...

Fact Check: Old And Unrelated Videos From Turkey & Japan Falsely Shared As Flooding In Nepal and India’s Bihar

ClaimMonsoon-triggered flash floods have occurred in Nepal and India's Bihar stateFactOld videos actually show massive floods in Turkey's Black Sea region and Japan's Miyagi Prefecture At a time when the country is reeling under sweltering heat with maximum temperatures hovering over the normal limits, many...

Fact Check: Viral Video Purporting To Show First Quake Resistant Tower In Nepal Is Misleading

ClaimAn earthquake resistant building built with Nepali technology oscillatesFactViral video actually shows an edited high-rise building Lansum Square in Visakhapatnam A 10-second video showing a high-rise building oscillating during an earthquake allegedly built in Nepal for the first time with Nepali earthquake-resistant technology is going...