Modi On Crimes Against Women In Uttar Pradesh

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Gujarat Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, while launching an attack on the law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh under the Akhilesh Yadav Government, said: “There were over 20,000 cases of atrocities against women in UP alone”.   Earlier, IndiaSpend had reported that UP, Delhi, Rajasthan, Haryana and Madhya …Read More

UPA’s Education Claims: Fact Check On Quality Check

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Absolute numbers are good because they show where you stand when compared to a point in time earlier. But then, targets cannot always be absolute.   Absolute numbers may look good in education but if you compare what India has achieved, in areas like higher education enrolment or literacy, to other developing countries, it’s a …Read More

Are There More Muslim Undertrials In Indian Jails?

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  India’s Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde recently addressed a letter to the Chief Ministers of different states, urging them not to wrongfully detain ‘Muslim’ youth in cases. He later clarified that comment saying that the letter meant all innocent youth being harassed by the police.   IndiaSpend decided to Fact Check his statement …Read More

Did The NDA Government Really Quadruple Forex Reserves?

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Piyush Goyal, Rajya Sabha MP and national treasurer of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), claimed on the social media website  Twitter(@PiyushGoyalBJP), that the BJP-led NDA Government had “quadrupled forex reserves and had 3 years of current account surplus.”   While the circumstances are dramatically different and external factors obviously had a role to play in many …Read More