1. 15 things Modi said in his August 15 speech
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-15 at 15:08:11

    From ending poverty and shunning violence to saving the girl child and imparting work skills, the PM’s speech covered all areas.

    36576 Shares
    2050 shares and 34520 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones

  2. Saffron Storm
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-15 at 12:46:40

    After capturing the imagination of the middle-class and securing the Hindutva base, BJP aims to be the first national choice.

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    276 shares and 22893 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares, 3 plus ones and 1 reshares

  3. Narendra Modi, the Motivational Speaker
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-15 at 13:18:16

    If there was any doubt that we are now in the Age of Modi, it was blown away by a powerful speech from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In Pics

    18560 Shares
    639 shares and 17914 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 5 plus ones

  4. One Daughter Can Serve Parents More Than 5 Sons: PM Modi’s Top 10 Quotes
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-15 at 11:36:16

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi today addressed the nation from the Red Fort in his first Independence Day speech. He spoke extempore, without a bullet-proof glass giving him cover.

    12626 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 11241 retweets and 236 favorites
    337 shares and 694 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    12 shares on LinkedIn

  5. 10 top quotes of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s maiden Independence Day address to the nation
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-15 at 12:37:18

    In his address, the Prime Minister urged the nation to move past petty issues and move forward.

    11534 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 10383 retweets and 156 favorites
    453 shares and 429 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    6 shares on LinkedIn

  6. The Soldiers We Forgot From a Gigantic War 100 Years Ago
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-15 at 13:03:35

    A 100 years ago, about 16 million people died in the deadly conflict called the First World War. 74,187 were Indians.

    10481 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 10258 retweets and 97 favorites
    19 shares and 6 likes on Facebook

  7. ‘No Snake Charmers Or Black Magic, We are Digital India’, Says PM Modi
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-15 at 11:06:43

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi pushed for a "digital India" in his first Independence Day speech.

    3937 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 3673 retweets and 103 favorites
    27 shares and 33 likes on Facebook

  8. Most productive session in a decade
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-15 at 09:21:12

    Members of the 16th Lok Sabha worked harder in the budget session than they have in the last 10 years, parliamentary data shows. Less time was lost to disruptions and more parliamentary and legisl…

    2798 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 2572 retweets and 69 favorites
    21 shares and 34 likes on Facebook

  9. A Toilet For Every School, Says PM Modi, Calling for ‘Clean India’
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-15 at 11:15:10

    In his first Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi felt compelled to talk about the need for toilets as much as digital India.

    2240 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 1980 retweets and 82 favorites
    31 shares and 45 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  10. Imran Khan Safe, Gun Shots Fired at His Car in Anti-Government March
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-15 at 15:28:07

    Clashes broke out in the Pakistani city of Gujranwala on Friday after gun shots were fired at the vehicle of opposition leader Imran Khan as he led an anti-government march to the capital.

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    88 twitter shares, 1521 retweets and 46 favorites
    22 shares and 8 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  11. More Than PM Modi, Congress Helped Us Win, Says LK Advani
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-15 at 14:15:58

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi "also contributed" to the BJP’s stellar performance in the national election, but the victory was powered by the Congress, said senior BJP leader LK Advani today.

    1625 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 1434 retweets and 26 favorites
    38 shares and 23 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones

  12. Mumbaikars Heading Out For Long Weekend Trapped in Nightmare Traffic
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-15 at 13:59:47

    Thousands of commuters are stuck on the main expressway between Mumbai and Pune, as people head out of the financial capital to holiday over the four-day weekend.

    1038 Shares
    93 twitter shares, 847 retweets and 41 favorites
    32 shares and 24 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  13. I Am an Outsider to Delhi, Stresses PM Modi in His Speech
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-15 at 12:28:00

    In his first Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today described himself as "an outsider to Delhi".

    1036 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 830 retweets and 40 favorites
    39 shares and 25 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  14. Modi’s I-Day mantras: Make in India to zero defect, zero effect
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-15 at 15:02:32

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Independence Day speech on Friday gave out several mantras to rev up the economy, bring prosperity and end communal violence. In Pics | Video

    982 Shares
    40 shares and 932 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 7 plus ones

  15. What Modi’s Make in India mantra means
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-15 at 14:18:05

    Narendra Modi said Indian enterprise must come together to think of ways by which the country does not have to import goods, but export to the world.

    949 Shares
    26 shares and 918 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones

  16. PM Modi says India shamed by rape
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-15 at 11:45:45

    Narendra Modi says India has been shamed by a recent spate of rapes, as he makes his first Independence Day speech as prime minister.

    708 Shares
    210 shares and 179 likes on Facebook
    11 Google+ Shares, 259 plus ones and 47 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  17. Not Rahul Gandhi’s Fault, Says Report on Congress’ Election Result Disaster
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-15 at 12:03:53

    After over months of assessing the Congress’ debacle in the national elections this year, the AK Antony Committee has concluded that Rahul Gandhi is not responsible for the crushing defeat.

    705 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 511 retweets and 49 favorites
    29 shares and 14 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  18. When Modi jumped security to greet school kids
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-15 at 13:25:12

    Modi’s sudden move startled the commandos who were seen rushing in, trying to shield the PM surrounded by elated schoolchildren

    685 Shares
    36 shares and 639 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 8 plus ones

  19. No More Passes For PM Modi’s Independence Day Speech, Some Diplomats Were Told
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-15 at 14:02:00

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day debut at the Red Fort had diplomats scrambling for seats and some could not get a spot, top sources today said.

    577 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 426 retweets and 35 favorites
    13 shares and 2 likes on Facebook

  20. Narendra Modi unveils new ideas, Planning Commission to be scrapped
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-15 at 13:11:58

    In his maiden I-Day speech, Modi said the Plan panel will be replaced with a new institution keeping in view the changed economic situation internally and globally.

    552 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 225 retweets and 18 favorites
    100 shares and 105 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

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