1. ‘Why should you leave your brain at home to watch a movie? We need more Aamir Khan movies!’ 10 …
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-08-13 at 09:02:25

    Why must every Salman Khan movie make 100 crores? They don’t even make sense!

    3395 Shares
    71 twitter shares, 3280 retweets and 17 favorites
    13 shares and 14 likes on Facebook

  2. Shanti Bhushan questions Kejriwal’s leadership, says no internal democracy in AAP
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-13 at 14:25:27

    Senior Aam Aadmi Party leader and founder member Shanti Bhushan has questioned Arvind Kejriwal’s organizational skill and has said there is no internal democracy in the party.

    2986 Shares
    85 twitter shares, 2513 retweets and 35 favorites
    268 shares and 85 likes on Facebook

  3. Acid attack survivors’ photoshoot goes viral on Facebook
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-13 at 13:08:38

    Rahul Saharan, a Delhi-based photographer, conducted the photoshoot with the help of Rupa, an acid attack survivor who designed and even modelled the dresses.

    2005 Shares
    154 shares and 1843 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares, 2 plus ones and 2 reshares

  4. Even a Muslim from India is called a Hindu in Gulf countries: Goa CM Manohar Parrikar
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-13 at 16:56:50

    Hindu is a word used by "non-Indians referring to Indians, many times irrespective of religion" and in the Gulf countries even a Muslim from India is called a Hindu, Manohar Parrikar said.

    1208 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 1044 retweets and 21 favorites
    37 shares and 4 likes on Facebook

  5. Arvind Kejriwal lacks organizational skill, Shanti Bhushan says
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-13 at 14:25:27

    Senior AAP leader and founder member Shanti Bhushan has questioned Arvind Kejriwal’s organizational skill and has said there is no internal democracy in the party.

    1192 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 689 retweets and 27 favorites
    266 shares and 85 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares, 17 plus ones and 1 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  6. Maths ‘Nobel’ to 40-year-old Indian-origin professor
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-13 at 12:42:30

    Iranian-born mathematician and Stanford University professor Maryam Mirzakhani became the first woman to win the Fields Medal this year.

    946 Shares
    91 shares and 848 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares, 3 plus ones and 2 reshares

  7. Narrow escape for Prakash Raj
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-13 at 00:03:48

    Actor Prakash Raj on Tuesday evening had a miraculous escape when a private bus rammed the vehicle he was travelling in at a traffic signal under Cyberabad police limits. The actor was said to be…

    717 Shares
    15 twitter shares, 12 retweets and 3 favorites
    81 shares and 606 likes on Facebook

  8. Vijayawada to be ad hoc capital of Andhra Pradesh
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-13 at 01:56:49

    New capital should be unique and slum-free: Naidu

    494 Shares
    15 twitter shares
    63 shares and 415 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  9. On PM’s Pet Project to Clean Up Ganga, Move Faster, Says Supreme Court
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-13 at 15:53:38

    The government has been given two weeks to explain how it plans to clean up the Ganga, with irate Supreme Court judges asking, "Are you saving the Holy River? You are showing no urgency in this matter…

    476 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 292 retweets and 26 favorites
    44 shares and 11 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares

  10. Maths ‘Nobel’ for Indian-origin man
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-13 at 11:51:37

    A mathematician of Indian-origin, Manjul Bhargava, is among the winners of the prestigious Fields Medal, known as the ‘Nobel Prize for mathematics’.

    369 Shares
    154 shares and 209 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  11. She Died After Falling Out of Mumbai Train During Robbery
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-13 at 12:54:04

    A 53-year-old woman was killed when she fell out of a train during a robbery attempt.

    362 Shares
    73 twitter shares, 272 retweets and 16 favorites
    1 shares on Facebook

  12. Five midcap stocks that plunged upto 20% today
    Published by Economic Times on 2014-08-13 at 17:24:49

    Selling pressure in the broader markets was more severe. The S&P BSE Midcap Index fell 2.14 per cent and the S&P BSE Smallcap Index was 2.62 per cent.

    361 Shares
    263 shares and 19 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 7 plus ones and 2 reshares
    50 views on StumbleUpon

  13. Man gets vibrator stuck in anus, dies
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-13 at 11:59:47

    Nigel Willis, 50, took five days before mustering up the courage to get medical help after he accidentally lodged the dildo inside him.

    329 Shares
    69 shares and 258 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones

  14. Lok Sabha passes Bill to scrap collegium system of appointing judges
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-13 at 15:31:25

    Lok Sabha approved the landmark Bill amid govt’s assertion that the measure was aimed at ensuring that only meritorious people are selected as judges to higher courts.

    294 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 103 retweets and 13 favorites
    50 shares and 16 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares, 7 plus ones and 2 reshares

  15. 15 photos every DSLR owner-turned-amateur photographer has clicked: A photographer reveals the …
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-08-13 at 13:12:08

    Why do all DSLR owners take the same kind of photos? This guy exposes all pretentious photographers!

    276 Shares
    17 twitter shares, 90 retweets and 6 favorites
    94 shares and 68 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  16. Half-an-hour conversation with Pranab Mukherjee is like reading a good book, says Narendra Modi
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-08-13 at 11:29:45

    Praising the President who pops out with dates and time of historical events and detailed information, Modi wondered of "what software his brain was made of".

    256 Shares
    57 twitter shares, 167 retweets and 18 favorites
    9 shares and 4 likes on Facebook
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  17. Stop Blame Game: Pakistan’s Response to PM Narendra Modi’s “Proxy War” Remark
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-13 at 13:44:26

    Pakistan has reacted strongly Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s accusation that is waging a "proxy war" by sending militants to attack India.

    242 Shares
    86 twitter shares, 90 retweets and 22 favorites
    28 shares and 14 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares

  18. Associated Press Video Journalist Killed in Gaza
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-13 at 17:05:56

    An Associated Press video journalist has been killed in an ordnance explosion in the Gaza Strip, together with a Palestinian translator and three members of the Gaza police.

    242 Shares
    55 twitter shares, 182 retweets and 4 favorites
    1 shares on Facebook

  19. Jayalalithaa’s Partyman Thambidurai Elected Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-13 at 12:47:56

    M Thambidurai, a leader of J Jayalalithaa’s AIADMK, has been elected as the Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha; his candidature was backed both by the government and the opposition.

    228 Shares
    67 twitter shares, 145 retweets and 13 favorites
    3 shares on Facebook

  20. Online petition urging US to cancel invitation to Modi crosses one lakh signatures
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-13 at 14:59:00

    An online petition urging Obama administration to cancel White House invitation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for 2002 Massacre of Muslims has gathered over one lakh signatures, a minimum requirement for eliciting an official response.

    219 Shares
    45 twitter shares, 158 retweets and 7 favorites
    8 shares and 1 likes on Facebook

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