KATHMANDU, March 23: The police have arrested a gang active in providing Nepali citizenship certificates to more than 500 Tibetans.

KATHMANDU, Jan 14: The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the finding of the Revenue Tribunal that some business entities including Bhat-Bhateni Super Market had faked VAT bills.

SAN FRANCISCO, May 28: Facebook removed more than 3 billion fake accounts from October to March, twice as many as the previous six months, the company said Thursday.

SURKHET, May 26: The devastating flood that originated from the Bheri River washed away a whole settlement in Barahatal Rural Municipality-2, Thapadera, on August 14, 2014.

KATHMANDU, Dec 25: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Monday filed a corruption case at the Special Court against 16 people including land revenue officials and other individuals on the charge of selling a plot of land by creating a fake owner and land ownership certificate while keeping the rightful owner in the dark.

RAJBIRAJ, Sept 27: Saptari police last week held an Indian national Ramjit Rajak for possessing forged Nepali citizenship. His addressed in the citizenship has been mentioned as Rajbiraj-3 while he had been staying temporarily at Damak Municipality of Jhapa for the past few months.

What the fake ?

August 3, 2018 09:18 am

These days, it’s getting increasingly hard to tell what is genuine and what is not. Now we have instances of ‘fake rescues’ being carried out by trekking companies in collusion with helicopter operators and hospitals in order to swindle insurance companies.

Britain's MPs take on the social network and other US tech giants.

BRAZIL, July 26: Facebook on Wednesday took down a network of pages and accounts used to spread fake news by members of a right-wing Brazilian activist group, sources told Reuters, as part of a crackdown ahead of an election in October.

NEW DELHI, July 16: India has been shaken by a spate of mob killings sparked by a hoax about child kidnappers spread on WhatsApp.

MUMBAI, July 10: Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp messaging platform on Tuesday published advertisements in key Indian newspapers to tackle the spread of misinformation, its first such effort to combat a flurry of fake messages that prompted mob lynchings.

The Facebook users in question violated "community standards" regarding "coordinated damage" and inauthenticity, and were penalized accordingly.

KHOTANG, June26: Police on Sunday arrested Umesh Chhetri on charge of attempting to acquire citizenship card from the District Administration Office, Khotang, by producing fake personnel records.

Industry with fake NS mark sealed

June 21, 2018 10:45 am

KATHMANDU, June 21: Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology has sealed an company which has been in operation with fake NS mark.

LAHAN, June 18: Saturday 1 pm at the Shivam Medicene Center that claims to be part of Indian clinic 'Nageshwori Chandasi Dawakhana' at Lahan main market area. Shrawan Yadav, 55 and his 'doctor' from Calcutta of India, Bidhut Roy are talking about Yadav's health complications.

ITAHARI, June 11: It's been 15 years since Manju Limbu of Itahari-5 divorced her husband after being unable to bear the torturous marriage. She has been living in her maternal home since then. Forty-year-old Limbu has a son. She has long been doing labor to earn bread for her son and herself.

RAJBIRAJ, June 7: Police investigations have revealed that officials of the District Administrative Office (DAO) Saptari were involved in two notorious cases of fake citizenship that have surfaced since December.

KATHMANDU, Jun 5: A case has been filed at the Special Court against four sfatters of Bir Hospital on the charge of making a fake medical certificate to save a rapist.

KATHMANDU, May 16: Police have arrested six persons with Rs 26.06 million fake banknotes in the capital on Wednesday.

The social network released its Community Standards Enforcement Report for the first time on Tuesday, detailing how many spam posts it's deleted and how many fake accounts it's taken down in the first quarter of 2018.

12 fake examinees arrested

March 25, 2018 02:45 am

KATHMANDU, March 25: Police have arrested 12 fake examinees who sat for Nepal Army's recruitment examination on Saturday.

12 fake NA examinees arrested

March 24, 2018 15:46 pm

KATHMANDU, Mar 24: As many as 12 fake examinees have been arrested from the exam hall conducted for jobs in the Nepal Army (NA).

Fake news and censorship

March 6, 2018 00:52 am

Around the world, the number of honest journalists jailed for publishing fake or fictitious news is at an all-time high of at least 21. As non-democratic leaders increasingly use the “fake news” backlash to clamp down on independent media, that number is likely to climb.

Fake citizenship rackets thrive in tarai

February 21, 2018 06:15 am

RAJBIRAJ, Feb 21: If citizens of India, Bangladesh and other countries want to obtain Nepali citizenship certificate, all they have to do is to visit Saptari and Sunsari districts. These two districts, since a long time, have been a safe haven for international criminals to obtain fake Nepali citizenship certificates.

Fake currency note found with DAO

February 3, 2018 13:25 pm

NUWAKOT, Feb 3 : A counterfeit note of Rs. 500 denomination was found in the District Administration Office, Nuwakot.

Fake confidence until it becomes yours

February 1, 2018 12:54 pm

It may seem absurd at first if I tell you that you could trick your own brains into doing things that you have always wanted. Most often, your perceptions about events and circumstances are based on what you’ve seen and experienced in the past.

The Republican president announced his top-10 list -- which included his regular targets CNN, The New York Times and The Washington Post -- using his preferred medium of Twitter.

KANCHANPUR, Jan 12: A team of Far-Western Regional Investigation Bureau of Police on Thursday arrested two Indian nationals while they were producing fake Nepali currency at the no-man's land at Belauri Municipality-6.

Infographics: 'Fake News' by numbers

December 24, 2017 00:05 am

'Fake News' by numbers

KHOTANG, Dec 2:  Government employees riding state owned motorbikes in Khotang have been found to submit fake bike mentanance receipts from different motocycle workshops of Diktel, Halesi and Mahure.

MYAGDI, Nov 11: Candidates of various political parties have time and again reached to the Dalit community of Beni Municipality-5, Purunne and assured them of various rights and privileges which were hardly fulfilled. There were days when these fake promises offered some respite to the locals at least till the elections, but not anymore.

Senior executives from Facebook, Twitter, and Google testified on Tuesday before a Senate judiciary subcommittee. On Wednesday they will appear before Senate and House intelligence committees investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election.

SEOUL (Reuters) - Take the dregs left from making soy bean oil, which usually go to feed the pigs. Press and roll them into a sandy-colored paste. Stuff with rice, and top with chilli sauce. The dish’s name, injogogi, means “man-made meat.”

KATHMANDU, Oct 16: Police have arrested three people on the charge of swindling people by creating fake Facebook accounts impersonating as Britishers.

Fake prophets

September 8, 2017 12:19 pm

I am not an expert on religious issues but I think people want to believe in something other than the higher being above when they stop believing in themselves.

Damon Belanger, a local artist from San Carlos, created the stencil designs for his latest art project at his home before heading to downtown Redwood City where he draws it out in chalk and paints the design on the sidewalk.

Dodging Fake News on Social Media

July 26, 2017 12:35 pm

Social media is becoming a dangerous place for adults and children alike as we can see new users like our parents giving in to hoaxes - from fake appeals for donations to illogical pun-intended lifestyle hacks. Teenagers increasingly consume incomplete information regarding mental health and feel the necessity to associate themselves with extreme cases like depression, narcissism and border-line personality disorder. Not only that, social media has become a platform for body-shaming, often perpetuated through fake news about boob jobs and celebrity body measurements. To understand youngsters’ take and reaction toward fake news, Shuvechchha Ghimire of My City interviewed ten students of DAV College. She observed that the understanding of fake news to these youngsters was limited. However, she came across a few unique narratives that were typical of social media users of all age groups. Following are edited excerpts from her conversation with the students.

AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, who has rejected a new deal with the club, was pelted with fake cash and labelled "Dollarumma" by supporters during a match for Italy's under-21 team on Sunday.

POKHARA, June 14: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has suspected that fake banknotes are being circulated among people in rural areas as people in urban areas can easily identify such notes.

KATHMANDU, June 8: After the diplomatic missions in Nepal were found hassled with flurry of documents submitted seeking visa, the government has come up with the idea to immediately find those applying for visa with fake documents.

BUTWAL, June 8: A youth arrested on the charge of printing fake currency notes was presented before the media by the police here on Thursday. The police also confiscated a machine and other materials he was using to produce counterfeit notes from his 'office'.

On ‘fake news’

May 3, 2017 00:05 am

On social media collecting clicks and being first reign supreme over properly verified news and comment

Newspapers and companies around the world have been playing pranks with their followers on social media by posting fake news to celebrate April fool’s Day.

SURUNGA (Jhapa), Dec 27: A person has been arrested on charges of fraud by using a fake facebook profile under the name of Matin Anthony Mart.

SARLAHI, Dec 25: A Bangladeshi national has been arrested on the charge of obtaining a citizenship certificate by descent from the District Administration Office, Sarlahi by providing fake documents.

Fans of Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan have been rejoicing ever since the news of the arrival of the couple’s first born broke on Tuesday. The couple, in an official statement, announced that they have named their son Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi. And soon enough, the name started trending on social media with all sorts of reaction over the name.

KATHMANDU, Dec 19: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Sunday filed a corruption case against Sub Inspector Mohan Singh Sunar at the Special Court on charge of submitting fake certificate while joining the government service.

KATHMANDU, Nov 26: A charge sheet has been filed at the Special Court against chief investigation officer of the National Investigation Department (NID), Sohan Kumar Rauniyar, on charge of submitting fake credentials while joining the job.

CIO faces lawsuit for fake degrees

November 25, 2016 17:00 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 25: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has filed a lawsuit against Chief Investigation Officer (CIO) with the National Investigation Department Sohan Kumar Rauniyar on the charge of possessing fake academic certificates.

LIMA, Peru, Nov 20: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg urged world leaders meeting in Peru on Saturday to help get more people online to improve global living standards while separately announcing new measures to cut down on fake news stories on the social network that some suggest could have helped sway the U.S. presidential election.