Hoax

  • What the unconfirmed but popular 'pretty girl seeking rich husband' vs JP Morgan CEO story teaches us about Internet 28-03-2014 01:56 PM

    This story has been on the Internet for some time. It has been shared phenomenally on Reddit, Facebook, Twitter and every social media space haunted by users looking for a good laugh at the expense of goofs who say and do insane exhibitionist things all the time. This is how...
  • Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar takes to Twitter to refute death rumours 26-03-2014 01:23 PM

    After a hoax report suggesting that Lata Mangeshkar had passed away, the legendary singer took to her Twitter to dispel the rumors of her demise. "Namaskar. Meri tabiyat ke baare mein afwaayein phail rahi hai. Par aap sab ka pyar aur duaaien hain ke meri tabiyat bilkul thik hai," her...
  • 60-year-old man jailed for making hoax call to airlines 05-12-2013 12:23 PM

    New Delhi: A 60-year-old man has been sent to imprisonment till the rising of the court by a Delhi court for making hoax call in 2010 to a private airlines that some terrorists have boarded the flight and they may be carrying explosives. Metropolitan Magistrate Jagminder Singh held Raj Bajaj...
  • Lockdown ends at Yale University's Connecticut campus, no gunman found 26-11-2013 07:03 AM

    Boston: Yale University lifted a lockdown on Monday after a police search of its campus in New Haven, Connecticut, found no evidence of a gunman, despite an anonymous caller's claim that his roommate had headed to the Ivy League school to shoot people. "This is so far an unconfirmed report,"...
  • Bomb hoax in Thane district court spreads confusion all around 27-09-2013 05:11 PM

    Confusion prevailed in the Thane district court premises on Friday afternoon for more than three hours after a bomb hoax, the city police said. As soon as the police began rushing into the court premises shortly before lunch break, there was a hue and cry and advocates as well as...
  • Did a BHEL employee make the hoax call to the A-G imitating Sonia? 24-09-2013 10:32 AM

    New Delhi: A woman employee of BHEL had allegedly made a call impersonating Congress President Sonia Gandhi to Attorney General GE Vahanvati, sources said. Attorney General Vahanvati received a call from a woman who claimed she was Sonia Gandhi's PA Anita Gupta. Delhi Police will file an FIR after Vahanvati...
  • Hoax call imitating Sonia: FIR will be lodged soon, says Shinde 23-09-2013 07:36 PM

    New Delhi: Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Monday said that a FIR into a hoax call to Attorney General GE Vahanvati from a woman imitating Congress president Sonia Gandhi will be lodged soon. "The AG's complaint has been received by Delhi police. FIR will soon be lodged," he said....
  • Delhi Police probes hoax call to A-G from a woman imitating Sonia 23-09-2013 01:59 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police on Monday initiated a probe into a hoax call to Attorney General GE Vahanvati from a woman imitating Congress president Sonia Gandhi. "We have received a complaint from the Attorney General and we are conducting preliminary enquiry into it," police officials said. Police officials have,...
  • India-born nurse Saldanha received many hoax calls before she committed suicide: Report 02-09-2013 10:00 AM

    India-born nurse Jacintha Saldanha had received a series of prank calls from an Australian radio station in the lead up to her suicide at a London hospital last December, a media report said on Sunday. Details of the prank call by DJs Mel Grieg and Michael Christian to King Edward...
  • Two persons arrested for making hoax bomb call 04-08-2013 08:47 AM

    Two persons were arrested on Saturday from Sector-11 area here for allegedly making a hoax call claiming that a bomb would explode at the building of Erricson India Global Services, police said. The duo, identified as Vinay and Arun, both working in a call centre in Delhi's Laxmi Nagar area,...
  • Bomb hoax delays Indigo flight, passenger says he was 'joking' 30-06-2013 10:08 PM

    Raipur: A bomb hoax on a Kolkata-Indore Indigo flight at Swami Vivekananda Airport at Mana here sent authorities into a tizzy Sunday morning. The flight was delayed by about three hours after a passenger claimed that a bomb had been kept in the aircraft. Airport Director Anil Kumar Rai said...
  • Jackie Chan clears air on online death hoax 26-06-2013 05:59 PM

    New York: While Jackie Chan was in India to celebrate the Chinese Film Festival, he became the victim of online death hoax. The 59-year-old star took to his Facebook to address the rumours on June 21. "Hi everybody! Yesterday, I got on a 3am flight from India to Beijing. I...
  • Delhi: Youth arrested for making hoax bomb call 11-04-2013 12:47 AM

    New Delhi: A 23-year-old youth has been arrested for making a hoax bomb call to the Police Control Room (PCR) in New Delhi, police said on Wednesday. Subodh Singh was arrested from Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad town, adjoining Delhi, on Tuesday for making a hoax bomb call to police around 10.40...