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Fact Check Alert: Are Digital Transactions Rising? Social Media’s Ram Mandir Verified

Fact Check Alert: Are Digital Transactions Rising? Social Media’s Ram Mandir Verified

BOOM’s Fact Check List as the facts get lost in the rush of following news. Also a roundup of what else is making news in India.


India is adopting digital payments like never before with the number of transactions increasing by more than three times under the current government, according to the above image shared on social media.
BOOM will look into the numbers and see whether they add up. Stay tuned.



FACTCHECK ALERT: Biometrics & No Fly List Explained, Social Media's Ram Mandir Verified



Image of proposed Ram Mandir in Ayodhya has gone viral on social media. There are no clear indications of where this image has been sourced from but followers strongly believe that the image is genuine. BOOM finds out if it is true. Read here.


Here’s what else is making news across India.

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Here’s a roundup of what’s making it to the front pages of newspapers on Thursday.
BOOM has not verified the accuracy of any of the following stories.


All GST bills passed in Lok Sabha for uniform taxation across India

India is on the verge of creating history. With the Lok Sabha signing off on the last batch of bills on the goods and services tax (GST), India is just a step away from rolling out an indirect tax regime that will for the first time economically unify the country, Mint reported. Click here.


BS III ban: Auto makers race against time to clear inventory

Indian automobile makers are in a race against time to clear inventory. That’s because the Supreme Court on Wednesday banned the sale of vehicles not compliant with Bharat Stage IV (BS IV) emission standards from 1 April, leaving them with just three days in which to dispose of hundreds of thousands of BS III vehicles, Mint reported. Click here.


Wife complains to minister after Dhoni’s Aadhaar form leaked

A Twitter post on cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Aadhaar application by an excited enrolment centre official led to an online kerfuffle that also trended on Twitter on Wednesday, the Times of India reported. Click here.




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