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Fact Check: Viral Video Claiming Journalist Dhamala Became Agitated After Home Minister Formed Panel to Look Into Palace Massacre Is Misleading

ClaimJournalist Rishi Dhamala underscored the need to form a high-level committee to look into the 2001 Palace Massacre.FactVideo shows Rishi Dhamala speaking about the need to probe the royal palace massacre. A video allegedly showing journalist Rishi Dhamala becoming nervous and agitated after Home Minister...

Fact Check: Viral Video Falsely Claims TV Journalist Tika Ram Yatri Is No More

Claim Nepali television journalist Tika Ram Yatri died in an accident on his way to Dharan. Yatri was the former editor-in-chief of AP1 Television and known for his popular talk-show Tamasoma Jotirgamaya. TikTok user @salam_x1234 posted a video carrying a photo of journalist Tika Ram Yatri...

Fact Check: Screenshot of Kathmandu Mayor Balan Warning To Use Bulldozer For Not Granting US Visa To Cricketer Lamichhane Is Digitally Altered

ClaimBalen Shah posted a Facebook status warning to use bulldozer if Sandeep Lamaichhane is not granted a US visa.FactViralscreenshot is digitally created. A purported screenshot of a Facebook post by Mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City Balendra Shah in which the mayor warned of using a...

Fact Check: 2014 Video of Rahul Gandhi Conceding Election Defeat Shared As Recent

ClaimVideo claims to show Rahul Gandhi conceding defeat after the election results were declared.FactViral video is old and shows Rahul’s response after the 2014 election defeat. A video allegedly showing Indian National Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi conceding election defeat after...

Fact Check: Deputy Mayor Sunita Praised Rabi And Criticised Gagan Thapa? No, Viral Video Is False

ClaimKathmandu Metro City deputy mayor Sunita Dangol praised Home Minister Rabi Lamichhane and criticised NC leader Gagan Thapa.FactViral video shows Dangol addressing her party CPN-UML programme where she spoke about the power of youth. A three-minute video allegedly showing Deputy Mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City...

Fact Check: Elon Musk Wished Kathmandu Mayor Balen Shah On His Birthday? No, Viral Video Is Edited

ClaimElon Musk took to Facebook to wish Kathmandu Metro City Mayor Balen Shah on his birthday.FactThe viral screenshot purportedly showing Elon Musk’s Facebook post is edited. Musk didn’t wish Kathmandu Mayor Balen Shah. A video carrying a purported screenshot of US billionaire Elon Musk’s Facebook...

Fact Check: Home Minister Rabi Lamichhane Apologised To KMG Chair Sirohiya? No, Viral Video Is Old

ClaimHome Minister Rabi Lamichhane apologised to KMG Chair Sirohiya.FactNo, old video of a press meet organised by Rabi Lamichhane shared as recent. A video allegedly showing Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Rabi Lamichhane apoligising to Kantipur Media Group (KMG) Chairman Kailash Sirohiya after the...

Fact Check: Viral Video Falsely Claims Veteran Cine Artist Laxmi Giri Killed In Road Accident

ClaimNepali cine artist Laxmi Giri was killed in a road accident at Kalanki.FactNo, artist Giri is alive and the viral video is false.  A video claiming that veteran Nepali cine artist Laxmi Giri has passed away is going viral on TikTok. Giri is a senior Nepali...

Fact Check: Viral Video Falsely Claims US Embassy Has Granted Visa To Cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane

ClaimSandeep Lamichhane ready to fly to the US after the US Embassy granted visa to him.FactNo, the US Embassy has not granted a visa to Lamichhane as of May 27. At a time when Nepali cricket fans have been let down by the news of...

Fact Check: Did Nepal Police Issue Arrest Warrant Against Nepali Congress MP Arzu Rana? No, Viral Video Is Misleading

ClaimArrest warrant issued against Nepali Congress MP Arzu Rana Deuba in Bhutanese refugee scam.FactNo, Nepal police has not issued an arrest warrant against Arzu Rana. The claim is false. A video claiming that Home Minister Rabi Lamichhane has overturned the Bhutanese Refugee scam case and...