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Is the same hep C medicine available for 900$ in India and 84000$ in the United States?

This is the pill that cures Hepatitis C India: $900 America: $84,000 This is what happens when big pharma has bought all your politicians Are these numbers accurate?
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Are phone calls unencrypted and forced by law to be unencrypted in India?

I am getting the unlock or un-secure lock image on my Nokia phone when ever I call. http://blog.taddong.com/2011/02/does-your-phone-warn-you-when-it-is-not.html Most GSM operators do encrypt ...
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Was the Gandhi in the Indira Gandhi name just a coincidence? [closed]

I found two theories regarding the "Gandhi" name in the Indira Gandhi family. I haven't yet found credible sources for them. That is why I'm asking here. The first is that Mohan Das Gandhi ...
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Did Gandhi sleep naked with girls when he was elderly?

I was reading the news and I saw these news articles about an elderly Gandhi sleeping with naked girls. So, I wanted to confirm and found many sources. However I was unable to find the original ...
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Did Gandhi supporters block trains by lying down in front of them?

Many websites and history books report that (example ) but I couldn't find any documentation of the time (photos, newspaper articles, etc...)
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Is eating food with your bare hands more tasty?

In India, it has been a tradition to eat food with (washed) bare hands instead of using a knife, fork, spoon or chopsticks. Family and relatives re-iterate that it's tastier to eat with bare hands. Is ...
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Do certain Indian beggars earn in excess of INR 50k per month?

The below image has been circulating on Facebook on and off, it says that rich beggars earn 50-130k per month Is this number substantiated by any concrete data? For context, 1 lakh = 100k 1 Crore(...
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Can nearsightedness be cured with yoga?

Baba Ramdev claims in this 1hr Hindi video that yoga can cure myopia. Is there evidence that one can be cured of myopia by yoga?
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Did Ratan Tata rebuff an Indian minister asking him to meet with Pakistani businessmen?

Ratan Tata is an Indian businessman, and the former chairman of the Tata Group. A viral post on Facebook applauds him for refusing to meet with two Pakistani industrialists wanting to do business with ...
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Are “Hitler” brand ice cream cones sold in India?

A number of recent articles (Daily Mail, Fox News, Hindustan Times) describe ice cream cones being sold in India which are labelled as "Hitler" distinctly on their boxes. If you think the Nazi ...
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Has the legendary city of Dwarka been found under water?

There have been some reports in India that the legendary lost city of Dwarka has been found underwater: Unacknowledged.info (2014): Dwarka. Mythical City Found Under Water? The explorations ...
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Did Switzerland declare a “Science day” in honour of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam?

Recently, I saw a post on Facebook, of this image: The caption is: May 26 is celebrated as Science day in Switzerland in honour of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, because on that day, Kalam visited the ...
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Was this Indian from British India the first to strike Berlin during World War I?

This article (since deleted, backup here) came to my eye recently. The article glosses over the exploits of a citizen of British India who, purportedly, rose from utter obscurity to becoming an ace ...
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Are (former Australian Prime Minister) Tony Abbott's Indian Facebook likes fake?

Source Hey Tony brah... Hahve [sic] you been buying Facebook likes? ... Either thaht [sic] of [sic] you're really popular with 18-34 year olds from New Delhi. Are the Facebook 'likes' ...
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When is the origin of Datura in India?

The abstract for this paper on PubMed, Historical evidence for a pre-Columbian presence of Datura in the Old World and implications for a first millennium transfer from the New World says, Datura (...
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Is this Indian Man, Mûrasi, 179 years old?

This guy claims that he is 179 years old. Is this true? Sources: eface India News Origin World News Daily Report
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Did a soldier fight off 40 train robbers?

The Art of Manliness website reports Bishnu Shrestha, who had just retired from the Indian army where he served as a Gorkha soldier, held off a horde of robbers that tried to rob a train in India. ...
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Was the Taj Mahal originally called Tej-o-Mahal?

I have been reading this article. And it was pretty controversial in claiming that the Taj Mahal is actually a Hindu temple and not an islamic tomb. Tajmahal is not a Islamic mausoleum but an ...
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Did the British attempt to rename the Taj Mahal?

From an article in Pakistan's Dawn: Renowned researcher and historian, Dr Mubarak Ali writes in his book, Gumshuda Taareekh (Lost History): [snip] “The British even gave renaming Taj ...
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Was the combination of yoghurt and honey called “the food of the gods” in ancient Indian records?

From Wikipedia's article on yogurt: In ancient Indian records, the combination of yogurt and honey is called "the food of the gods". All that the provided reference states is: Whatever the ...
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Did Adolf Hitler offer to make Dhyan Chand a Field Marshal in the German army?

There is a popular story about Indian field hockey legend, Dhyan Chand, and his encounter with Adolf Hitler at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Here is one randomly selected version of it: Nazi dictator ...
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Was the official language of the Union of India selected by a single tie-breaker vote?

This answer in Yahoo Answers claims: Hindi has been declared in the Constitution of India, as the official language of the Union of India. It is also one of the 23 languages recognised under the ...
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Was most of western yoga invented in twentieth century?

Was almost everything (excluding "seated meditation posture") in western yoga invented in twentieth century? Wikipedia, for example, states that yoga: originated in ancient India And does not ...
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Did British officers in Egypt use Indian soldiers to translate all radio messages into Hindustani?

I'm not entirely sure how notable this claim is. But a popular Tweeter named WW2 Tweets from 1941 made the following claim: British officers in Egypt now using their Indian soldiers to translate ...
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Was “Gangadhar Nehru” a pseudonym, which he adopted after 1857?

Read about this here The Nehru–Gandhi family is a political dynasty, that has been dominant in Indian politics through the Indian National Congress party for almost the entirety of India's history ...
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Did some Johnson & Johnson's cosmetics contain Ethylene oxide?

An Indian News article says one of India's states suspended the Johnson & Johnson license for its products contain Ethylene oxide. The Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ...
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Has India invaded any country in the last 10,000 years?

There is a common claim that India hasn't invaded any other country in the past 10,000 years. It has been repeated in chain mails and various web-sites: Example, Example. India never invaded any ...
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Can we solve most blindness by cadaver donation?

India's total population 118 Crores1. Daily Death - 62389 Daily Birth - 86853 If Daily Dead People Donate their Eyes, within 11 Days All Blinds will be able to see Then in India there will be ...
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Did ancient Indians invent guns, lasers, radars and nuclear weapons?

I found this site which claimed that Ancient India was an extremely advanced civilization whose technology equaled & in some cases even surpassed current technology. None of the claims have ...
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Are Indian temples placed on sites where “positive energy is abundantly available”?

I originally found this claim in a Facebook post: Now, these temples are located strategically at a place where the positive energy is abundantly available from the magnetic and electric wave ...
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Does black magic work?

In India, a large number of people believe in black magic. Black magic is the belief of practices of magic that draws on assumed malevolent powers.This type of magic is invoked when wishing ...