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Fact-Check: Viral Nepal Wedding Video Shared with False Claims
A video capturing a wedding moment in which the bride sheds tears while being carried in a palanquin has gone viral on social media. Social media users have suggested that the bride’s tears are a result of a custom that calls for burying her alive if her spouse dies. However, Nepal Check has found the claim is false.Read this article
Viral TikTok Post Misleadingly Claims It Shows Publication of SEE Results
A TikTok video featuring a female newsreader reporting the publication of secondary education exam results has gone viral in Nepal, amassing over 2.1 million views and 75,000 likes as of June 1, 2023. However, Nepal Check found that the video is four years old and lacks crucial context.Read this article
Photo of Damaged Papaya Plants from Sri Lanka Falsely Circulated as Nepal’s Farms
Social media users have circulated an image of papaya plants damaged by winds, claiming that it shows a devastation in Nepal. However, Nepal Check found the photo shows an incident that occurred in Sri Lanka two years ago.Read this article
Old Video of Protest Against Former Minister Rayamajhi Linked to Fake Bhutanese Refugee Scam
The video’s caption suggests that the people shown in the video were chasing away former Minister Top Bahadur Rayamajhi, who is accused of fraud in a fake Bhutanese refugee scam. However, we found that the video is two years old and unrelated to the recent case.Read this article
Fact Check: Viral Video Claiming Missing Election Symbol in By-Polls is Misleading
A video went viral on TikTok claiming that the election symbol of Rastriya Swatantra Party was missing on the ballot paper of Tanahun Constituency No. 1 during the April 23, 2023 by-election. However, Nepal Check found the video was actually filmed at a polling station during the elections on November 20, 2022.Read this article
TikTok video claiming Prachanda handed Rs 5 million to trap Lamichhane is misleading
A video circulating on TikTok for several months has been claimed to be evidence of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ giving Rs 5 million to Yubaraj Paudel ‘Saphal’ to entrap former Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Rabi Lamichhane. However, the claim is misleading.Read this article
Claim that Yogi Adityanath Advocated for Nepal’s Return to Monarchy and Hinduism is Misleading
A video claiming that Yogi Adityanath, the Chief Minister of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, expressed concerns about Nepal’s identity and future has gone viral on social media. However, Nepal Check has found that the video is actually from a six-year-old event and is therefore misleading.Read this article
TikTok video claiming Gagan Thapa criticized Prime Minister Dahal lacks context
A TikTok video clip of Gagan Thapa, General Secretary of Nepali Congress, with claims that he criticised Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ over his controversial moves, has gone viral. Nepal Check investigated the claim and found it lacks context.Read this article
Fact-Check: Viral Video Claiming President Paudel Addressed in Hindi Lacks Context
A video claiming Nepal’s President Ramchandra Paudel spoke in Hindi after his win has gone viral on social media. Nepal Check has found that the president did not deliver a full speech in Hindi.Read this article
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