1. Suspected case of Ebola: Passenger from Guinea kept under observation in Chennai hospital
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-10 at 09:45:19

    Senior officials in the health department said the man, hailing from Theni district of Tamil Nadu, approached the health facility at the airport and asked to be checked.

    6474 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 6285 retweets and 59 favorites
    23 shares and 4 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares

  2. Islamic State Militants Killed 500 Yazidis, Buried Some Victims Alive: Iraq
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-10 at 16:40:51

    Islamic State militants have killed at least 500 members of Iraq’s Yazidi ethnic minority during their offensive in the north of the country, Iraq’s human rights minister told Reuters on Sunday.

    2608 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 2415 retweets and 16 favorites
    64 shares and 11 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  3. Modi greets nation on Raksha Bandhan
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-10 at 16:56:58

    "On the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan, I extend my warm wishes to the people of the country," Modi said in a tweet.

    1819 Shares
    43 twitter shares, 756 retweets and 62 favorites
    30 shares and 926 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones

  4. Vrindavan widows thread their way into society
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-10 at 04:30:33

    The widows of Vrindavan, long ostracized and excluded from festivities, took another small step to reclaim their space in society by publicly celebrating Rakhi yesterday.

    1793 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 1560 retweets and 76 favorites
    25 shares and 32 likes on Facebook

  5. Speculations rife over Bharat Ratna for AB Vajpayee Netaji
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-08-10 at 15:55:38

    The speculation has been fuelled by the home ministry placing an order of five Bharat Ratna medallions PTI reported on Sunday BJP leaders have in the past demanded Bharat Ratna be awarded to Vajpayee

    1609 Shares
    46 twitter shares, 1521 retweets and 38 favorites
    3 shares on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  6. We will always focus on country’s welfare, says Modi
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-10 at 00:18:51

    ‘Promises made in party manifesto are being fulfilled’

    1310 Shares
    17 twitter shares
    100 shares and 1174 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 14 plus ones
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  7. Passenger Plane Crashes in Iran: Report
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-10 at 11:37:04

    State television in Iran is reporting that a small passenger plane has crashed into a residential complex in the capital, Tehran. There was no immediate word on casualties from the crash Sunday.

    1144 Shares
    96 twitter shares, 964 retweets and 21 favorites
    44 shares and 19 likes on Facebook

  8. Islamic State killed 500 Yazidis, buried some victims alive: Iraq
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-10 at 17:00:55

    Sinjar is the ancient home of the Yazidis, one of the towns captured by the Sunni militants who view the community as "devil worshipers".

    1122 Shares
    41 twitter shares, 1062 retweets and 4 favorites
    10 shares and 1 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones

  9. BJP pats itself for ‘successes’ in 70 days
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-10 at 05:57:08

    Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday led BJP’s charge against the 10-year UPA rule, saying it was marked by “policy paralysis” and “tax terrorism”.

    1036 Shares
    60 twitter shares, 914 retweets and 55 favorites
    4 shares and 3 likes on Facebook

  10. Ultra plans to bomb Meenakshi temple
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-10 at 01:00:25

    Abu Backer Siddique is suspected to have planned to plant an IED in the premises

    897 Shares
    60 twitter shares, 327 retweets and 9 favorites
    167 shares and 334 likes on Facebook

  11. Bharat Ratna for Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Subhas Chandra Bose?
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-10 at 15:24:28

    Speculation is rife that former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose may be named for the country’s highest civilian award Bharat Ratna.

    888 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 609 retweets and 22 favorites
    90 shares and 47 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares, 12 plus ones and 3 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  12. China Invites India to Join its Ambitious Silk Road Projects
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-10 at 15:36:15

    Giving final touches to its most ambitious plan to build a wide network of new silk roads on land and seas to enhance global connectivity, China has invited India to join President Xi Jinping’s pet pr…

    833 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 689 retweets and 21 favorites
    19 shares and 2 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  13. Bharat Ratna Likely for Atal Bihari Vajpayee This Year, Say Sources
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-10 at 15:36:56

    The union government may announce its decision to confer the Bharat Ratna Award for former prime minister and veteran party leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee, said sources.

    822 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 606 retweets and 33 favorites
    47 shares and 34 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  14. Cashew juice, apple of Pepsi’s eye
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-10 at 06:37:08

    While farmers in India once left cashew apples to rot, some are now selling them as the source of what Pepsi hopes could be the next coconut water.

    813 Shares
    89 twitter shares, 537 retweets and 20 favorites
    70 shares and 44 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares, 45 plus ones and 2 reshares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  15. Modi, Amit Shah push Vajpayee, Advani to a corner on BJP poster
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-10 at 05:54:11

    For people who have watched BJP over the years, Saturday’s BJP national council meet dished out conspicuous change.

    783 Shares
    48 twitter shares, 691 retweets and 40 favorites
    4 shares on Facebook

  16. Meet Mahinder Watsa, the 90-year-old sexpert from Mumbai
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-10 at 14:30:43

    Every morning, a 90-year-old newspaper columnist named Mahinder Watsa takes a seat in the study of his apartment, where, on a good day, a breeze lofts in from the direction of the Arabian Sea.

    774 Shares
    56 twitter shares, 607 retweets and 34 favorites
    48 shares and 21 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares, 5 plus ones and 1 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  17. Passenger plane crashes at Tehrans Mehrabad airport 40 on board reported dead
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-08-10 at 11:58:16

    An airplane carrying 40 passengers crashed in a residential area after taking off from Tehrans Mehrabad airport on Sunday morning Irans official IRNA news agency reported citing a spokesperson for the Iranian Red Crescent Society and its own reporter

    696 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 486 retweets and 24 favorites
    53 shares and 31 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  18. ‘6 and 4 seem to have become the new binary code for Chris Gayle’: 20 wittiest pieces of …
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-08-10 at 10:55:46

    Every avid cricket fan will remember these priceless witticisms from cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle.

    578 Shares
    35 twitter shares, 26 retweets and 1 favorites
    156 shares and 358 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares

  19. When Smriti choked while speaking about Modi
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-10 at 00:14:27

    Speaking at the India Today Woman Summit, the HRD Minister said she felt honoured when Modi called her his little sister. Full Coverage

    524 Shares
    45 shares and 460 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares, 14 plus ones and 1 reshares

  20. Centre not withdrawing Saif’s Padma Shri honour: Kareena
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-10 at 16:58:57

    501 Shares
    35 twitter shares, 137 retweets and 45 favorites
    11 shares and 253 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares, 16 plus ones and 1 reshares

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