Morphed Video Shared By Ex-Minister Busted And Reported

morphed video was released by Ex-Minister Devineni Uma on Twitter with a malicious intent of creating religious differences in society. The video has been shared on Twitter and a subsequent press conference has been done to influence upcoming by-elections in the Tirupati constituency. Our fact checking team, has found that the video shared by the ex-minister is actually a morphed video created...

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పాఠ్యపుస్తకాల కొరత వాస్తవం కాదు!

పాఠ్యపుస్తకాల కొరత వార్తను విద్యాశాఖ ఖండించింది. విద్యార్థుల సంఖ్య కంటే 5% అదనంగా పుస్తకాలు ముద్రించామని తెలిపింది. 2020 డిసెంబర్ నుండి 2021 ఫిబ్రవరి మధ్య పెద్దసంఖ్యలో విద్యార్థులు ప్రభుత్వబడుల్లో చేరినట్టు తెల్పింది. విద్యాసంస్కరణలు, కోవిడ్ పరిస్థితుల కారణంగా గత ఏడాది 2020డిసెంబరు నుండి 2021ఫిబ్రవరి మధ్యలో 4,11,427 మంది విద్యార్థులు ప్రభుత్వబడుల్లో చేరారు. 4మార్చి 2021న అదనపు పుస్తకాల కోసం రూ.7 కోట్లు మంజూరు చేసామని, మరో 15రోజుల్లో ...

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AP Police Bust False Communal Claims Of BJP Cadre On Twitter

The official handle of Guntur Rural district police promptly responded to his tweet, explaining the topography of the location through a video shot by the SHO. Sub-Inspector of Edlapadu clarified that the hillock on which the cross was being erected is half a kilometer away from the hillock on which the idol of Narasimha Swamy is present. He also mentioned that no official complaint was lodged....

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Schools Closing In Andhra Pradesh? Education Minister Rebuts Fake News

A fake circular with the Government of Andhra Pradesh logo and signatures of officials, claiming that the state government has declared holidays for all schools and colleges from March 1 to May 4 in view of COVID-19 pandemic, is doing rounds on social media. Refuting this claim, the Education Minister Adimulapu Suresh said that classes for school students for the current academic year will continue....

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Video Of Personal Land Dispute Passed Off As Sand Mafia Threatening Citizens

A viral video has been circulating on social media alleging that sand mafias from Lankala Gannavaram village of P. Gannavaram mandal, East Godavari are threatening citizens with a gun. In actual fact, the case in question is that of personal land disputes – a clash between two groups over four acres of land. When the verbal argument escalated....

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Fact Check – Old Photos Reshared To Incite Communal Tension

On 19th January 2021, a few social media handles were found uploading pictures of a desecrated idol of Lord Anjaneya Swamy from a temple in Eluru, West Godavari. The pictures also showed broken doors of the temple. Although the posts did not mention when the incident occurred, it is implied that the pictures were uploaded to stir communal tension....

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Vandalization Of Saraswati Idol In Narasaraopet – False Claims

On the 6th of October 2020, an FIR was registered at Narasaropet Police Station against Challa Madhusudhan Reddy from the Telugu Desam Party for spreading false information to create communal tension in Andhra Pradesh. He uploaded a photograph of a partly damaged Saraswati idol in one of his whatsapp groups and said that the idol...

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Posts Alleging Vandalization Of Idols In Anjaneya Swamy – Untrue

False social media posts alleging that the idols in Marlabandaiah Anjaneya Swamy temple have been vandalized are doing rounds on social media. The temple is located near Sajjala Guddam village in Kosigi Mandal of Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh. The priest of the temple, Sriramulu, released a video denying that such a thing had happened...

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Fact Check – Lord Ganesha Idol In Yetigairampeta NOT Vandalized

Contrary to the popular claims, the idol of Lord Ganesh at a temple in Yetigairampeta village, Golugonda mandal of Visakhapatnam district was not desecrated. The hands of the idol crumbled a few months ago due to natural wear and tear. The former priest stored the damaged hands in a cupboard within the temple premises. A priest who recently joined the...

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Photo From Bhopal, MP Passed On As Photo From AP With Malicious Intent!

A photo tweeted from the official Twitter handle of the Telugu Desam Party, showing the lack of oxygen in Andhra Pradesh, has been found to be misleading, as it is actually from Bhopal, MP. The photo was from April 2021, reported by various news channels, where multiple dead bodies were seen burning. The sensitive photo was shared by many social media users. The same photo has been photoshopped...

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Old Video From 2014 Peddled To Stir Communal Tension: Case Registered

Two handles have been identified for peddling an old video from 2014, with an intension to stir communal tension in the state. Both the handles have tweeted the same video with almost similar text that accuses the current state Govt. in promoting religious tension in TTD. Our fact checking team, found this video to be from 2014. The tweets in question, has been forwarded to Police cyber department ...

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No, COVID Negative Certificate Is Not Mandatory For Darshanam At TTD

Recently, few media houses started posting a misleading story about the mandatory guidelines to obtain a COVID negative certificate to avail Darshanam at Venkateswara Swamy Temple. But, this story has been found to be misleading and TTD officials have confirmed that there is no such mandatory norm for Darshanam. All COVID guidelines set by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare...

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Fact Check: Posts Claiming Reduction In The Height Of Polavaram Dam Are False

During a review meeting on the progress of the Polavaram project chaired by Hon’ble Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, the said issue came up for discussion. Officials asserted that the works on the project were going as per the design that was cleared by Central Water Commission and Union Water Resources Ministry. There is no proposal of reducing the height of the...

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Video From Telangana Passed Off As Police Brutality In Andhra Pradesh – Busted

A video posted by user @Pradeep54242413 (claiming to be an army veteran) on Twitter alleging that police have beaten up some activists in Andhra Pradesh, is fake. Our fact check team found that the video was originally tweeted by Telangana BJP leader Raja Singh on 12th January 2021. Further research showed that BJP activists stormed the office of Commissioner...

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The Real Story Behind The Idol Desecration In Kondalaveedu, YSR Kadapa

Bojjana Subbareddy, a Telugu Desam Party sympathizer from Badvel rural allegedly garlanded an idol of Lord Anjaneya Swamy with slippers in Kondalaveedu village. This incident took place on the 5th of December 2020, and was projected as a symbol of assault to injure the religious feelings of Hindus of the state. But, the perpetrator had a different....

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Idol Of Lord Ganesh In Pidimgoyyi, Rajahmundry Was NOT Defiled

On 12th September 2020, an FIR was registered in the Bommuru police station by the Telugu Desam Party leader Vallepalli Prasad Babu alleging that miscreants had applied human excreta to a Ganesh idol in the premises of his house. Vallepalli Prasad Babu alias Babu Khan Chowdary owns a house in Venkatagiri area of Pidimgoyyi panchayat in ....

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No, The Symbol On Tirumala Temple Is NOT A Cross

In yet another controversy surrounding the Tirupati Tirumala Devasthanam, fake news claiming the temple lighting arrangements include the symbol of a ‘cross’, has been spreading vigorously on social media. Condemning this misinformation, TTD Additional Executive Officer Dharma Reddy said that a Hindu symbol from the lighting has been morphed...

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Fake Video Claiming Birthday Celebrations Of CM YS Jagan- Busted!

On December 21st, Twitter user @Sivaparvathijsp, whose bio says that she is the coordinator of Jana Sena Party and an administrator of TV production house V1creations, posted a video of birthday celebrations showing fans going beserk and violating all social distancing norms. The video has audio of one of the fan-made songs for YSR Congress party and YS Jagan...

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