Articles by FactChecker
Dec 27, 2018
2018 saw most religion-based hate crimes, deaths in decade: Adityanath's UP saw most such clashes, followed by BiharWith 93 attacks as of 26 December, the year 2018 saw the most hate crimes motivated by religious bias in India in a decade. In 2018, 30 people were killed – the highest number since 2009 – and at least 305 were injured in such attacks.
Nov 28, 2018
International lawmakers grill Facebook over data privacy; Zuckerberg's a no-showThe lawmakers gathered in London to get answers about Facebook's handling of personal data.
Sep 25, 2018
Narendra Modi claims 35 airports built over past four years, but official data shows only seven are 'operational'As many as 129 airports are owned by Airport Authority of India (AAI) — of which 23 are international, 78 domestic, eight customs and 20 civil enclaves at defence airfields, according to the annual report 2017-18 of the Ministry of Civil Aviation.
Sep 19, 2018
Fact check: Sadhguru's claim about 'no bomb blasts in past four years' false; 400 explosions killed over 100 Indians in 2016 aloneSadhguru's claim that no bombings took place in last four years is wrong. Hundreds of bombings — including 400 in 2016 alone — were reported across the country over the four years to 2018. In fact, the 400 bombings in 2016 — including improvised explosive devices (IED) and explosive ordnance — alone killed 100 people and injured more than 500
Sep 12, 2018
Fuel rate hike: A fact-check on BJP’s misleading graphs; petrol prices rose 10% since Narendra Modi assumed officeMany commentators pointed out that international crude oil prices, a major component of retail fuel prices, have actually fallen 30 percent from $106.8 per barrel in May 2014 to $75.13 in September 2018
Aug 29, 2018
Congress not involved in 1984 anti-Sikh riots, claims Rahul Gandhi; facts show inquiries indicted Congressmen, absolved partyInquiry commissions set up to investigate the 1984 anti-Sikh riots made a distinction between motives of the party and its leaders. While Congress leaders and workers were indeed involved in the riots, involvement of the party was “ruled out”
Aug 24, 2018
Kerala floods: Narendra Modi govt cites policy in refusing aid from UAE, but 2015 scheme allows aidFaced with the destruction left by the worst monsoon floods in 94 years, 1.2 million in relief camps and now over 400 dead, Kerala has been appealing to the public and private donors to help reconstruction efforts.
Aug 11, 2018
Connectivity: Facebook’s new umbrella organisation for its internet projectsFacebook’s projects like internet.org, Terragraph, and OpenCellular will all fall under it.
Aug 03, 2018
Assam NRC: Proof of citizenship demands in the state, definition of 'illegal migrant' reveal legal minefieldA proposed amendment to India’s 63-year-old Citizenship Act and the definition of “illegal migrants” may hold the key to understand the unfolding confusion.
Jul 06, 2018
'No big communal riot' in past 4 years, claims BJP: Data shows 389 dead in over 2,000 incidents since 2014Uttar Pradesh — India’s most populous state — reported the most communal incidents (645) over the last four years, followed by the ninth-most populous, Karnataka (379), and second-most populous, Maharashtra (316).