1. PM Modi inducts India’s largest indigenously built warship INS Kolkata
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-16 at 09:32:59

    Constructed by the Mazagon Dock Ltd, the 6,800-tonne Kolkata-class stealth destroyer has been designed by the Indian Navy’s design bureau.

    10294 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 9868 retweets and 96 favorites
    121 shares and 99 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares and 4 plus ones

  2. Amit Shah’s new team has BSY, Ram Madhav but no Varun Gandhi
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-16 at 14:38:55

    The new BJP chief names 11 vice-presidents, eight general secretaries and ten spokespersons in revamped team. Full list

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    117 shares and 8496 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares, 6 plus ones and 1 reshares

  3. PM Modi inducts INS Kolkata says it will boost our military prowess
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-08-16 at 08:29:26

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday commissioned INS Kolkata Indias largest indigenously built warship at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai The PM said that his government has taken several steps for defence offsets in the budget

    8508 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 8282 retweets and 28 favorites
    63 shares and 34 likes on Facebook

  4. Jihadists kill dozens in north Iraq massacre say officials
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-08-16 at 09:21:04

    In a dusty illequipped camp in northern Iraq Yazidis fleeing a jihadist offensive say members of their families men women and even babies have been abducted by militants

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    102 twitter shares, 4698 retweets and 71 favorites
    16 shares and 13 likes on Facebook

  5. PM’s Choice of Turban: The Jodhpuri Safa
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-16 at 13:13:23

    As Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered his maiden Independence Day speech today, his bright red-and-green turban wasn’t just a sartorial statement, but it seemed to showcase his journey to the coun…

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    101 twitter shares, 2892 retweets and 120 favorites
    37 shares and 64 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares

  6. Stats affirm PM’s stress on toilets
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-16 at 06:33:41

    Prime minister Narendra Modi spent some time during his Independence Day speech on the lack of toilets in houses and of separate toilets for girls in schools.

    2232 Shares
    70 twitter shares, 2089 retweets and 48 favorites
    16 shares and 8 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  7. Heavy Rain Claims 19 Lives in Uttarakhand
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-16 at 11:10:35

    Nineteen people have been killed in the last 24 hours in landslides and incidents of house collapse as heavy rain continued in the hill state of Uttarakhand on Saturday.

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    101 twitter shares, 1582 retweets and 13 favorites
    15 shares and 5 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  8. PM Modi Speaks At the Commissioning of INS Kolkata: Highlights
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-16 at 10:42:00

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi today addressed sailors at the commissioning ceremony of the country’s largest indigenously-built warship INS Kolkata in Mumbai. The stealth destroyer is a part of the Kol…

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    103 twitter shares, 1382 retweets and 39 favorites
    14 shares and 16 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  9. The ‘confident, self-made’ man connects
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-16 at 06:44:30

    Narendra Modi’s Independence-Day speech carried the imprint of a self-assured, self-made man, political scientists and social commentators said on Friday.

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    64 twitter shares, 1192 retweets and 20 favorites
    22 shares and 10 likes on Facebook

  10. Uttarakhand 27 killed as rain wreaks havoc rescue teams on alert
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-08-16 at 13:45:45

    Twentyseven people have died in separate incidents of landslide cloudburst and flood in ecologically fragile Uttarakhand in the past 24 hours as heavy monsoon rain continues to lash the state according to the disaster management control room

    1062 Shares
    49 twitter shares, 992 retweets and 10 favorites
    9 shares on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares

  11. IBM Simon: The world’s first smartphone turns 20
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-08-16 at 11:24:54

    The first ever smartphone – a $900 clunky IBM Simon mobile phone – has turned 20 on Saturday.

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    47 twitter shares, 932 retweets and 24 favorites
    9 shares and 5 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  12. PM Modi Commissions INS Kolkata, India’s Biggest Naval Destroyer
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-16 at 13:27:33

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi today dedicated INS Kolkata, the biggest indigenously-built naval destroyer, to the nation.

    932 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 743 retweets and 17 favorites
    47 shares and 18 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones

  13. Modi steals the show at President’s ‘At Home’
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-16 at 00:29:17

    As the evening sun began to set, there was much bonhomie and friendly banter in the Mughal Gardens.

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    19 twitter shares, 46 retweets and 9 favorites
    59 shares and 597 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  14. Singham Returns emerges as the biggest opener of 2014
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-16 at 17:08:15

    The opening day box office collection of Singham Returns broke the record of Salman Khan’s Kick.

    708 Shares
    17 twitter shares, 138 retweets and 17 favorites
    21 shares and 515 likes on Facebook

  15. 2 BSF personnel killed in militant attack outside IAF airfield in J&K
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-16 at 16:01:02

    Two BSF personnel were killed while four others injured when militants opened fired at their vehicle outside the Awantipora IAF airfield in J&K.

    702 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 549 retweets and 27 favorites
    22 shares and 2 likes on Facebook

  16. Lankan navy hands over Indian fishermen to Coast Guard
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-16 at 13:57:46

    The fishermen, belonging to Ramanathapuram, Nagapattinam and Pudukottai districts, were taken into custody by the navy last month on charges of violating IMBL, police inspector Kennady said.

    603 Shares
    85 twitter shares, 458 retweets and 33 favorites
    23 shares and 3 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  17. Come and make in India, Modi tells investors
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-16 at 06:41:03

    The PM on Friday made a strong push for deepening the manufacturing sector to create jobs and gave a “come and make in India“ call to investors.

    564 Shares
    48 twitter shares, 446 retweets and 54 favorites
    13 shares and 3 likes on Facebook

  18. Subscribe Now
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-16 at 14:27:45

    Subscribe now for your favourite magazines

    556 Shares
    111 shares and 406 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 18 plus ones and 1 reshares

  19. Kerala CM orders probe into school forced to drop Vande Mataram from Independence Day eve fete
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-08-16 at 08:53:54

    Chandy said, "You have brought this to my notice. I will investigate and find out the truth."

    499 Shares
    55 twitter shares, 341 retweets and 23 favorites
    61 shares and 19 likes on Facebook

  20. Two BSF Men Killed, Four Others Injured in Terrorist Attack in Jammu and Kashmir
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-16 at 17:30:34

    Two BSF personnel were killed while four others injured when militants opened fired at their vehicle just outside the Awantipora Air Force base in Jammu and Kashmir today.

    461 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 327 retweets and 5 favorites
    23 shares and 4 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

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