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Fact Check: Old Video Of Jagannath Rath Yatra Falsely Claims To Show Devotees From Janakpur Heading Towards Ayodhya

ClaimVideo claims to show a huge mass of people from Nepal's Janakpur heading towards Ayodhya to attend the consecration of the newly built Ram temple. FactViral video is an old clip showing Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra in Odisha state of India. Many unverified images and videos...

Fact Check: Ex-King Gyanendra Shah Flew To Ayodhya On Special Indian Army Chopper? No, Viral Video Is Misleading

ClaimNepal’s deposed King to be taken to India on a special chopper of Indian Army for the consecration ceremony of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya.FactThe former monarch actually visited various Hindu and Buddhist shrines in Nepal’s Hetauda on January 21. A social media post claiming that...

Fact Check: Viral Video Carrying Purported X Post By Mayor Balen Criticising Religious Conversion Is Edited

ClaimKathmandu Mayor Balen Shah lashes out religious conversion of Hindu people and praises a Hindu religious procession.FactNo, Balen Shah has not posted any social media post challenging those involved in converting people by luring them with few sacks of rice. A social media post attributed...

Fact Check: Old News Clip Of Govt Decision To Close Schools To Contain Covid-19 Falsely Shared As Recent

ClaimGovernment decided to shut down schools until January 29 to contain the spread of coronavirus.FactCoronavirus is not spreading as claimed in the viral video, an old news clip is being shared as recent. A video claiming that the Covid-19 Crisis Management Coordination Centre (CCMC) has...

Fact Check: Viral Video Falsely Claims US VP Kamala Harris Born In Nepal’s Gulmi District

ClaimUS Vice President Kamala Harris was born in Nepal’s Gulmi district.FactVP Harris was born in Oakland, US A 20-second video claiming that US Vice President Kamala Harris was born in Nepal’s Gulmi district is going viral on TikTok. TikTok user @mistermagarking posted a video showing United...

Fact Check: Nepali Cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane Got Clean-Chit From High Court? Here Is What We Found

ClaimNepali cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane given clean-chit by a High Court.FactLamichhane’s lawyer is planning to appeal against the Kathmandu District Court verdict to sentence him to eight-year in jail. A video claiming that a High Court has granted a clean-chit to Nepali star cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane...

Fact Check: Rock Engraving Of Mesopotamian Ruler Falsely Shared as 6000 Years Old Carving Of Shri Ram and Hanuman

Claim6000 years old rock engrave of Hindu God Sri Ram and Hanuman Ji found in Silemania, Iraq.FactImage carried in the viral video shows Mesopotamian art in Belula Pass, Iraq. A video allegedly showing a “6000 years old rock engraving of Hindu God Sri Ram and...

Fact Check: KP Oli Asked Rabi Lamichhane To Take Leadership? No, Viral Video Is Misleading

ClaimKP Sharma Oli said he among other leaders have become old and asked Rabi Lamichhane to take the leadership.FactViral video shows Oli addressing his party youth wing’s central committee meeting. A video claiming that Chairman of Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML) KP Sharma...

Fact Check: Old, Unrelated Clips Shared Claiming To Show Impact of Jan 1 Earthquake Hitting Japan

ClaimVideo showing impact of 7.6 magnitude earthquake that rocked Japan on January 1.FactOld and unrelated clip of controlled demolition of buildings in China and 2011 Tsunami shared as the impact of January 1 earthquake. A 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck Japan’s Noto Peninsula on New Year’s...