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Central Zone Task Force nabs duo producing fake certificates of Andhra University, Telangana University

Radhakishan Rao said that apart from the fake educational certificates, they also printed counterfeit reliving and offer letters and charge about Rs 50,000 to Rs 60,000

Published on 18th December 2021
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Odisha government school teacher caught over submission of fake certificates, suspended

Saran, an assistant teacher of the Durgapur primary school, has been serving with the fake certificates for the last 27 years

Published on 27th September 2021
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No fake universities in India operate completely online, says the Ministry of Education. Really?

This was stated in the parliament on March 22 by the former Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal while answering a series of questions raised by BJP MP  Dr Arvind Kumar Sharma

Published on 27th July 2021
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Government school teachers arrested for submitting fake documents to get job 

Assistant Basic Shiksha Adhikari Yogesh Sharma said it was found during an inquiry that Chaudhry had submitted fake qualification documents to get the job

Published on 16th March 2021
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We are in process of getting accused in Manav Bharti University fake degrees scam extradited from Australia: Himachal DGP

Eight accused were arrested in the case after the registration of three FIRs in November 2019, the officer said, adding that two of them are still in judicial custody

Published on 31st January 2021
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People more likely to believe in misinformation about COVID-19 if they rely on social media for news: Study

The study, published in the journal Telematics and Informatics, also found that levels of worry about COVID-19 increased the strength of people's belief in that misinformation

Published on 14th December 2020
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Uttar Pradesh, Delhi have 15 of 24 fake universities in the country according to UGC's 2020 list

On Wednesday, the UGC had released a list of 24 self-styled unrecognised 'universities'. Eight of them are located in Uttar Pradesh

Published on 8th October 2020
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WhatsApp sees 70% drop in frequently forwarded messages with new limit

In a bid to curb the flow of misinformation in COVID-19 times, Facebook-owned WhatsApp on April 7 announced to introduce a new limit on frequently forwarding messages

Published on 27th April 2020
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Karnataka Education Minister clears the air on fake news, PUC-2 exam won't be held on April 22

The minister advised the parents and children not to believe such fake news and  the Education Department is yet to decide on the dates for SSLC, pending English exam and CET exams

Published on 9th April 2020
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Survey suggests that people feel 50-80% of COVID-19 news stories on social media are fake

The respondents said that they knew it was fake after they saw an official clarification or correction from a government source

Published on 5th April 2020
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250 Indian students arrested in fake varsity sting op in the United States

About 90 students were arrested in recent months in addition to the 161 who were arrested in March after the crackdown on those enrolled at the fake institution called Farmington University

Published on 28th November 2019
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Peace be with you: How simple it is to buy a dubious DLitt from this University

A phone call was all it took to understand the ease of receiving a doctorate from International University of Peace, which is apparently headquartered in Germany

Published on 21st June 2019
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There should be discussions on fake news in the Parliament: Prakash Javadekar

Earlier, the Centre had mounted pressure on social media sites and messaging apps to regulate norms accordingly to handle the menace of rumours and fake news on its platform

Published on 21st June 2019
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People use int'l student programme to foster illegal immigration status: US State Department

The Department of Homeland Security had set up a fake university in Farmington Hills to target foreign students who wanted to stay in the US without proper authorisation

Published on 5th February 2019
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Students arrested over fake varsity issue allege torture, Telugu organisations deny

In addition, to providing legal aid, the groups have also visited the detained students and said that though they are placed in detention centres, there was no possibility of anyone being roughed up

Published on 5th February 2019

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