1. ‘Salman Khan has a degree from Virginia University; Manmohan Singh has degree in robotics’: …
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-08-11 at 11:07:37

    #CelebDegree has started to trend. Smriti Irani does not know what she has unleashed.

    102 twitter shares, 8803 retweets and 96 favorites
    82 shares and 98 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  2. Day after, RSS reality check: leaders always there, this time people wanted change
    Published by Indian Express on 2014-08-11 at 01:12:33

    Bhagwat also emphasised the need to inculcate spiritualism to protect country’s culture and traditions.

    42 shares and 42 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares, 867 plus ones and 101 reshares

  3. ‘Citizens of Hindustan = Hindus’: RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat’s Comment Sparks Outrage
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-11 at 15:04:49

    The top leader of the ruling BJP’s ideological mentor Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, or RSS, has controversially suggested that India is a Hindu state and "citizens of Hindustan should be known as Hindu…

    101 twitter shares, 730 retweets and 12 favorites
    73 shares and 29 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  4. Madurai’s Rajaji hospital sets up isolation ward for Ebola
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-11 at 08:45:23

    No cases of Ebola have been reported in India so far though there has been concern.Yet officials and doctors at Government Rajaji Hospital in Madurai city are not taking any chances.

    60 twitter shares, 812 retweets and 36 favorites
    7 shares and 2 likes on Facebook

  5. This 20-year-old lives on in 7 people
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-11 at 07:22:54

    Sushant Kaushal, a bright young man of 20, died in a car crash on November 22, 2012. His family , although shattered, readily agreed to donate his organs after doctors and counsellors from Sir Gangaram Hospital approached them.

    59 twitter shares, 600 retweets and 51 favorites
    24 shares and 13 likes on Facebook

  6. Dahi Handi Participants Should Be Over 18, Rules Bombay High Court
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-11 at 16:46:37

    The Bombay High Court has ordered that those under 18 years of age cannot take part in "Dahi Handi", in which a human pyramid is built with one person climbing to the top to break a pot of buttermilk …

    75 twitter shares, 635 retweets and 20 favorites
    14 shares and 1 likes on Facebook

  7. Marriage driving urban women out of jobs
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-11 at 09:26:05

    Delhi seen to have the lowest level of female workforce participation

    44 twitter shares, 219 retweets and 12 favorites
    123 shares and 308 likes on Facebook

  8. 17th century Ramayana manuscript under lock and key after theft
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-11 at 08:08:32

    On December 22, 2011 the only original pandulipi (manuscript) of Ramayana dated 1648 AD were stolen.

    14 twitter shares, 12 retweets and 6 favorites
    91 shares and 411 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  9. Make Doctors Write Prescriptions in Capital Letters, Says BJP Lawmaker
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-11 at 17:18:17

    You have heard this many times before: if your handwriting is not easily readable, you would be dubbed as someone whose writing looks like a doctor’s prescription.

    82 twitter shares, 360 retweets and 18 favorites
    14 shares and 2 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  10. Free Us or Risk Repeat of Modi Interview Fiasco, Warns Public Broadcaster
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-11 at 14:19:50

    NDTV has accessed a series of letters sent to the government by Jawahar Sircar, the CEO of Prasar Bharati, which was created in 1997 and runs All India Radio and Doordarshan.

    92 twitter shares, 245 retweets and 20 favorites
    27 shares and 10 likes on Facebook

  11. Chief Justices Reluctant to Expose Corruption, Says Justice Markandey Katju
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-11 at 14:23:02

    Weeks after his allegations that a corrupt judge was protected by politicians and top judges, former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju has made more controversial remarks against former Chief Justic…

    82 twitter shares, 276 retweets and 18 favorites
    8 shares and 2 likes on Facebook

  12. Chief Justice of India RM Lodha defends collegium system, says there is a campaign to defame judiciary
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-11 at 11:11:59

    "If the collegium has failed, then its products (the judges) too are failures and the judiciary as a whole has failed the country," CJI RM Lodha said.

    57 twitter shares, 192 retweets and 13 favorites
    87 shares and 21 likes on Facebook
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  13. Tata Motors may see big rally tomorrow; Q1 zooms 212%
    Published by Economic Times on 2014-08-11 at 16:51:05

    The car maker beat forecasts as the first-quarter net profit more than tripled on strong sales of its luxury Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles.

    260 shares and 19 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 6 plus ones and 2 reshares
    50 views on StumbleUpon

  14. Smriti says she has Yale degree
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-11 at 00:23:57

    The controversy over Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani’s educational qualifications has taken a new turn with her assertion that she also has a degree from the prestigious Yale Univ…

    39 twitter shares, 270 retweets and 15 favorites
    11 shares and 15 likes on Facebook

  15. Cultural identity of Indians is Hindutva: RSS chief
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-11 at 01:38:09

    If inhabitants of England are English, Germany are Germans and USA are Americans then why aren’t inhabitants of Hindustan not known as Hindus, came a poser from RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Sunday.

    16 twitter shares and 1 favorites
    70 shares and 257 likes on Facebook

  16. Army chief in Siachen ahead of Modi’s visit
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-11 at 00:29:50

    Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s scheduled visit to Ladakh on August 12, Chief of the Army Staff Gen. Dalbir Singh on Sunday visited Siachen, the world’s highest battlefield, in Jammu and K…

    14 twitter shares, 7 retweets and 1 favorites
    34 shares and 271 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  17. Sachin, Rekha have company
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-11 at 03:04:55

    At least 33 MPs have less than 50% attendance

    20 twitter shares
    75 shares and 230 likes on Facebook

  18. Haryana CM Hooda awards empty envelopes to CWG winners
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-11 at 13:49:43

    Organised at the Rajiv Gandhi Education City in Sonepat, Hooda distributed cheques worth Rs 13.72 crore to various state players who represented the country at the Games.

    68 shares and 225 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones

  19. Excused. Sachin Tendulkar Permitted to Skip Parliament
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-11 at 14:48:59

    Sachin Tendulkar has applied for leave to remain absent from the Rajya Sabha from July 7, when the Budget session began, to August 14, when it ends.

    36 twitter shares, 168 retweets and 11 favorites
    30 shares and 22 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  20. Grading of NGOs likely to be a game changer
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-11 at 10:56:45

    Grading of non-government organisations (NGOs) is likely to be a game changer in the non-profit arena in India.

    32 twitter shares, 196 retweets and 19 favorites
    10 shares and 1 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

Here are some more stories that didn’t actually make the above list but still have a significant percentage of social shares of the total.


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