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Fact Check: Toms Lantos Tunnel From California Falsely Shared As Nagdhunga Tunnel Road

ClaimNagdhunga Tunnel Road has openedFactViral Video shows a drive-through in Toms Lantos Tunnel in California USA A one-minute-and-18-second video allegedly showing the newly constructed Nagdhunga tunnel road has come into operation has gone viral on TikTok. The Nagdhunga Tunnel is the first tunnel road project...

Fact Check: No, CPN-UML Cadres Are Not Protesting Against The Seizure Of Gold In The Viral Video

ClaimCadres of CPN-UML youth wing stage demonstration against the recent arrest of gold smugglers and corrupt individualsFactViral video actually shows old footage of UML cadres venting ire at Prachanda and Madhav Nepal and recent clip from the protest demanding action against gold smugglers A video...

Fact Check: Viral Video Misconstrues UML Chair Oli Referring To His Talks With US For Resettling Bhutanese Refugees

ClaimKP Oli said he was the one who sent Nepali people to the US as Bhutanese refugeesFactKP Oli speaking about his role in holding talks with the US government to resettle the Bhutanese refugee languishing in Nepal during his premiership A video purportedly showing Communist...

Fact Check: Viral Hoax Video Claims IED Planted Outside KMC Mayor Balen’s Residence

ClaimBomb planted outside Kathmandu Metropolitan City's Mayor Balendra Shah's residence at Gairigaun, TinkuneFactVideo shows the security personnel and locals in action after a bomb scare incident in Sinamangal on 19 July A 58-second viral video claiming that a bomb has been recovered from the residence...

Fact Check: PM Dahal said He Never Liked the Republic & Federal System? No, Viral Video Is Clipped

ClaimPushpa Kamal Dahal said he never liked republic and the adoption of federalism with proportional representation system in the countryFactDahal was actually referring to KP Sharma Oli, who allegedly confided to him that he never liked republic and federalism A viral video showing Prime Minister...

Fact Check: Unrelated Footage Goes Viral In The Name Of Koshi River Truck Accident

ClaimA man rushing to save the driver of a truck that fell into the Saptakoshi River of Nepal FactViral video shows a man rushing to save a drowning man at a beach in foreign country and it has nothing to do with Friday's truck plunge...

Fact Check: Old Visuals Of Aviation Tragedies From Pokhara & Kedarnath Passed Off As Manang Air Chopper Crash

ClaimViral video claims to show the crash of Manang Air helicopter in Solukhumbu FactOld visuals of aviation tragedies showing crash of Yeti Airlines in Pokhara of Nepal and 2022 chopper crash in Kedarnath  In the aftermath of Tuesday’s tragic crash of the Manang Air chopper in...

Fact Check: Old & Unrelated Videos Falsely Claim To Show Manang Air Chopper Crash

ClaimTwo videos claim to show the crash of Manang Air Helicopter in SolukhumbuFactOne of the videos shows downing of Russian chopper by Ukrainian forces, and the other one shows plane-helicopter collision at Lukla Airport A Manang Air helicopter crashed in Lamjura areas in Solukhumbu district...

Fact Check: Old Footage From India’s Himachal Falsely Shared As Recent Landslide At Mugling-Narayanghat Road

ClaimMassive landslide occurred at Mugling-Narayanghat highwayFactThe viral video shows 2021 land collapse at Sirmur district in India's Himachal Pradesh At a time when reports of flash floods and landslides triggered by monsoon rains are making headlines, a video allegedly showing a massive landslide collapsing a...

Fact Check: RSP Chair Lamichhane Hit Out At Kathmandu Mayor Balen Shah? Here’s What We Found

ClaimRastriya Swatantra Party Chairman Rabi Lamichhane criticises Kathmandu Mayor Balendra ShahFactViral Video actually shows Rabi Lamichhane telling the parliament not to get agitated over a remark made by an Indian writer A nine-second video purportedly showing Rastriya Swatantra Party (RSP) Chairman Rabi Lamichhane hitting out...