Rumours

Jennifer Garner shuts down pregnancy speculation after Halloween photo raises questions

The 48-year-old actor's fans mistook her social media post as a pregnancy announcement and the 'Peppermint' star was quick to point out that she was, in fact, not pregnant.

published on : 27th October 2020

‘Corona tablet’ costs elderly bus passenger her gold chain in Tamil Nadu

Panic spread by coronavirus has become a fertile ground for a few miscreants to prey on unsuspecting people.

published on : 5th October 2020

Child-lifting rumours led to Palghar lynching: CID chargesheet

The CID also collected cyber evidence, including messages and posts about child- lifting gangs that were circulated on social media platforms in the area.

published on : 16th July 2020

COVID-19: Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami warns of action on those spreading rumours on stricter lockdown

Palaniswami's assertion comes days after it was widely speculated by many on social media that the sharp increase COVID-19 cases would make the state announce a stricter lockdown.

published on : 12th June 2020

A chatbot to bust COVID fake news

 While the new-age internet influx has witnessed information dissemination at a wider scale, the worries of fake news and unverified sources only seem to grow.

published on : 11th June 2020

Four arrested in Ahmedabad for spreading rumour about Amit Shah's health via fake Twitter account

Earlier in the day, Shah had issued a statement saying that rumours about his health were being spread through social media, and he was in good health and not suffering from any disease.

published on : 9th May 2020

Facebook to reveal national origin of popular posts to curb spread of political misinformation

The labels, the company says, will help people 'gauge the reliability and authenticity' of what they see.

published on : 23rd April 2020

Gujjar milkmen face boycott in three districts of Jammu

In neighbouring Punjab, the Gujjars have already approached the state government stating that they were facing boycott at dairies in the wake of the Tablihi Jamaat episode.

published on : 16th April 2020

Uttar Pradesh police arrest man for spreading rumours about coronavirus on WhatsApp

According to the police, Mansooron social media had tried to spread panic by exaggerating the number of casualties

published on : 4th April 2020

Centre asks states, UTs to curb rumours on food shortage amid coronavirus lockdown

Ministry of Home Affairs said that there were chances of rumour-mongering including those about shortage of food and other essential services and commodities.

published on : 25th March 2020

Egg sales slump on the back of malicious posts

Bird flu rumours have broken the back of the egg industry in Namakkal zone, with sales recording a slump of 25 per cent a day.

published on : 12th March 2020

Gorakhpur organizes free chicken mela to dispel coronavirus rumours

The Poultry Farm Association organised this Chicken Mela to dispel rumours that the bird is a carrier of Coronavirus.

published on : 2nd March 2020

1 farmer dead, 5 critically injured as mob attacks them over child theft rumours in Madhya Pradesh

Attack on farmers happened when they had gone to recover outstanding Rs 1.5 lakh from three labour contractors in Dhar district.

published on : 5th February 2020

Dhule lynching: Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis for stronger measures by social media platforms to check rumours

Fadnavis said modern means of communication are for sharing information and knowledge and should be used judiciously.

published on : 8th July 2018

Mbappe was close to signing for Arsenal: Wenger

The Arsenal coach said the club was close to signing him last year than this year because there wasn't much competition then.

published on : 7th September 2017
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