Modi’s I-Day Speech: Many Claims Correct, Many Exaggerated


    Accountability, responsibility and efficiency were the keywords in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the 70th Independence Day; and the focus, ‘good governance’.   The PM quoted data to back his government’s claims and got many right, although some exaggerations were evident and a couple missed …Read More

Kerala Is Not Somalia: Modi Wrong on Infant Death Claims


    Prime Minister Narendra Modi faced criticism for his comments on Kerala, ahead of elections on May 16, 2016.     We fact-checked Modi’s claims:   1) The unemployment rate in Kerala is at least three times higher than the national average.   Modi exaggerated the data, but unemployment in Kerala is higher than the national …Read More

FactChecker In 2015–The Year’s Most Popular Stories


    At, besides scrutinizing official statements and reports, we were a part of two global factcheckathons in 2015—for the G20 summit in Antalaya, Turkey, and the COP21 summit in Paris, France.   As the year comes to an end, we look at the top three stories on   Power Ministry: Series Of …Read More