Not Just A Library, As Trump Says, India Has Built Dam, Parliament Building, Roads As Part Of $3-Billion Assistance To Afghanistan

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    Mumbai: Dams, transmission lines, the parliament building, roads, training assistance for security forces: These are some of the projects India has completed as part of its $3-billion commitment to Afghanistan over 17 years to 2018.   While defending his move to slash US investments overseas, US President Donald Trump on January 2, 2019, …Read More

Modi’s Report Card: Evaluating NDA’s Flagship Programmes In The Run-Up To 2019 Elections

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    Mumbai: In the run-up to the 2019 general election when the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance government at the Centre seeks re-election, FactChecker is evaluating flagship government programmes.   We began the series in May 2018 with a three-part evaluation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS)–the world’s …Read More

Fact-Checking In 2018: The 10 Biggest Lies Of The Year


    Mumbai: From the government making inflated claims about its achievements to political leaders denying that communal riots took place during their rule, from legislators citing growing Muslim population as a threat to a flawed definition of ‘forest cover’, 2018 has seen several lies busted.   FactChecker is India’s first dedicated fact-checking initiative, set …Read More