PTI Fact Check:Chimanlal Setalvad did not give clean chit to Gen Dyer for Jallianwala Bagh massacre

July 19, 2022

Chimanlal Setalvad did not give clean chit to Gen Dyer for Jallianwala Bagh massacre
New Delhi, Jul 19 (PTI) Activist Teesta Setalvad's great-grandfather Chimanlal Setalvad, a member of the Hunter Commission probing the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, was not party to the panel’s verdict and gave a dissenting judgment holding Gen Reginald Dyer responsible, say historians.

PTI Fact Check:Covid-19 vaccines not linked to sudden arrhythmic death syndrome, say scientists

July 13, 2022

Covid-19 vaccines not linked to sudden arrhythmic death syndrome, say scientists
New Delhi, Jul 13 (PTI) Covid vaccines are not linked to 'sudden adult death syndrome', or Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndromes (SADS), say scientists, countering claims in widely circulated social media posts.

PTI Fact Check:NPCI, Paytm debunk FASTag scam videos

July 2, 2022

NPCI, Paytm debunk FASTag scam videos
New Delhi, Jun 27 (PTI) There is no way a smartwatch can be used to scan a FASTag and siphon money from it, the National Payments Corporation of India and Paytm have said in response to a video that is being circulated widely on social media and has led to alarm in many circles.

PTI Fact Check:TMC debunks report that it proposed Murmu for president in 2017

June 26, 2022

TMC debunks report that it proposed Murmu for president in 2017
Kolkata, Jun 26 (PTI) The Trinamool Congress did not propose the name of Droupadi Murmu as president in 2017, say the party's spokespersons, debunking a media report that it had backed the tribal leader for the post five years ago.

PTI Fact Check:Long term trends show Arctic ice not ‘making a comeback’, say climate scientists

June 16, 2022

Long term trends show Arctic ice not ‘making a comeback’, say climate scientists
New Delhi, Jun 16 (PTI) A report in a news site claiming that Arctic sea ice is increasing and suggesting climate change is therefore not a reality is misleading, say scientists, stressing that climate trends can be estimated using long-term data and not single-year reports.

PTI Fact Check:Qutub Minar has nothing to do with Mughals, built 300 years before Babur arrived

June 9, 2022

Qutub Minar has nothing to do with Mughals, built 300 years before Babur arrived
New Delhi, Jun 9 (PTI) The imposing Qutub Minar in the Indian capital was built 300 odd years before the first Mughal set foot in India and has nothing at all to do with the Mughal era, say historians, debunking claims in a section of the media.

PTI Fact Check:COVID-19 vaccines don't cause monkeypox, shingles

June 2, 2022

COVID-19 vaccines don't cause monkeypox, shingles
New Delhi, Jun 2 (PTI) The increase in monkeypox cases has led to a rash of social media posts, many claiming the chimpanzee adenovirus vector used in AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine is behind the outbreak and some suggesting the infection is basically shingles and a “well-known” side effect of the jab.

PTI Fact Check:India doesn't have a national language, Hindi, English are official languages

May 12, 2022

India doesn't have a national language, Hindi, English are official languages
New Delhi, May 12 (PTI) Two of India’s best known film stars, Ajay Devgn and Kangana Ranaut, were at the centre of debate recently for their claims that Hindi is the national language. But that is an incorrect assertion as India does not have a national language.

PTI Fact Check:Can Muslims surpass Hindus in population numbers? Experts say practically not possible

April 24, 2022

Can Muslims surpass Hindus in population numbers? Experts say practically not possible
New Delhi/Shimla, Apr 24 (PTI) The Akhil Bhartiya Sant Parishad's Himachal Pradesh in-charge Yati Satyadevanand Saraswati has urged Hindus to give birth to more children to avoid India becoming an Islamic country.

PTI Fact Check:Ingredients list in Haldiram’s packet not in Urdu but Arabic, no animal oil used

April 16, 2022

Ingredients list in Haldiram’s packet not in Urdu but Arabic, no animal oil used
New Delhi, Apr 16 (PTI) Snack food giant Haldiram’s was propelled to a Twitter trend after a TV channel aired a video accusing it of misleading consumers by describing a product's ingredients in Urdu language on its label, and also asked whether animal oil was used.

PTI Fact Check:Chennai eateries not dishing out biryani laced with birth control pills

April 12, 2022

Chennai eateries not dishing out biryani laced with birth control pills
Chennai, Apr 12 (PTI) Roadside vendors in this Tamil Nadu capital are not spiking biryani, that ever popular layered rice delicacy, with birth control pills as claimed in multiple Twitter posts, health officials here confirmed after conducting inspections.

PTI Fact Check:Bhagat Singh never wore a yellow turban, only four real pics of him: historians

April 11, 2022

Bhagat Singh never wore a yellow turban, only four real pics of him: historians
New Delhi, Apr 11 (PTI) A popular, much circulated picture of freedom fighter Bhagat Singh in a yellow turban is based on a 1975 painting. In reality, the revolutionary, who was only 23 when he was hanged on March 23, 1931, never wore a yellow turban, say historians.

PTI Fact Check:Goa has its own version of a Uniform Civil Code

April 4, 2022

Goa has its own version of a Uniform Civil Code
Panaji, Apr 4 (PTI) Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami said soon after taking oath that his government would form a committee to implement a Uniform Civil Code in the state, projecting it as the first in the country to do so. The reality is somewhat more nuanced and not so clear cut.

PTI Fact Check:Khatkar Kalan is Bhagat Singh's ancestral village but he never lived there

March 23, 2022

Khatkar Kalan is Bhagat Singh's ancestral village but he never lived there
New Delhi, Mar 23 (PTI) Khatkar Kalan, the Punjab village with an enduring connect to India’s freedom struggle, will forever be associated with Bhagat Singh as his ancestral place. But the freedom fighter was not born in the village and never lived there either.

PTI Fact Check:No seat in UP where margin of defeat less than 200

March 17, 2022

No seat in UP where margin of defeat less than 200
Lucknow, Mar 17 (PTI) A claim that the BJP, which has come back to power for a second consecutive term in Uttar Pradesh, won seven seats in the assembly polls by 200 votes and 23 seats by 500 votes is incorrect.

PTI Fact Check:Study finds mailed letter caused Covid in Beijing, experts say airborne still dominant mode of infection

March 16, 2022

Study finds mailed letter caused Covid in Beijing, experts say airborne still dominant mode of infection
New Delhi, Mar 16 (PTI) A recent study from China has traced a cluster of Omicron infections in Beijing to a contaminated letter received by post. However, experts here advised caution and said airborne transmission is still the dominant route of infection for the virus.

PTI Fact Check:Proposed Bose statue in India Gate not first, Delhi has kept Netaji legacy alive

March 15, 2022

Proposed Bose statue in India Gate not first, Delhi has kept Netaji legacy alive
New Delhi, Mar 15 (PTI) A statue of Subhas Chandra Bose to be installed in the canopy facing India Gate will not be the first in India’s capital, as has been widely claimed in social media.

PTI Fact Check:Experts debunk claim that Covid boosters lead to positive HIV test

February 18, 2022

Experts debunk claim that Covid boosters lead to positive HIV test
New Delhi, Feb 18 (PTI) There is no scientific evidence to back a widely shared claim on social media that Covid boosters can lead to HIV, a supposition attributed to French virologist Luc Montagnier, say experts.