1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi turns 64, meets mother to seek blessings
    Published by Times of India on 2014-09-17 at 09:25:47

    President Mukherjee also called up Modi to wish him.

    9514 Shares
    563 shares and 8793 likes on Facebook
    12 Google+ Shares, 130 plus ones and 13 reshares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  2. No Indian university on top 200 list
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-09-17 at 03:09:31

    IIT-Bombay ranked 222 and IIT-Delhi at 235 while those in Kanpur, Madras and Kharagpur are in the 300 range.

    2467 Shares
    44 twitter shares, 24 retweets and 2 favorites
    647 shares and 1731 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares
    16 shares on LinkedIn

  3. ‘Widows From Bengal, Bihar, Stay There. Why Crowd Vrindavan?’: Hema Malini
    Published by NDTV on 2014-09-17 at 16:40:36

    Actor-parliamentarian Hema Malini is being criticized for her comment that widows from Bengal and Bihar should not crowd Vrindavan, the holy city in Uttar Pradesh home to thousands of destitute women….

    2128 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 1786 retweets and 98 favorites
    63 shares and 77 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares

  4. Reviewers hail the Apple iPhone 6 as the ‘best smartphone ever made’
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-09-17 at 13:32:26

    Apple has given iPhone users a product that may be low on novelty but high on improvements, reviewers wrote.

    1530 Shares
    59 twitter shares, 1412 retweets and 36 favorites
    16 shares and 6 likes on Facebook
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  5. CLT20: Tournament proper begins with KKR, CSK battle
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-09-17 at 08:44:44

    IPL 7 champions Kolkata Knight Riders will have a tough task at hand when they lorn horns with the formidable Chennai Super Kings in the opening Group A match.

    1463 Shares
    9 twitter shares, 6 retweets and 3 favorites
    22 shares and 1421 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  6. Modi seeks mother’s blessings on birthday
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-09-17 at 12:11:59

    Modi, who turned 64 on Wednesday, spent about 25 minutes with his mother Hiraba, who also donated Rs.5,001 towards Kashmir flood relief.

    1187 Shares
    19 twitter shares, 2 retweets and 2 favorites
    165 shares and 997 likes on Facebook
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  7. Raided in Saradha scam case, former Assam DGP Shankar Baruah commits suicide
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-09-17 at 13:59:11

    His house had been raided by the Central Bureau of Investigation on August 28.

    942 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 751 retweets and 16 favorites
    28 shares and 46 likes on Facebook

  8. Gautam Adani is now richer than Anil Ambani
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-09-17 at 15:24:09

    The Adani Group chairman came tenth edging out Anil Ambani of the Reliance Group, whose wealth dropped 5 per cent to Rs 43,000 crore.

    916 Shares
    152 shares and 712 likes on Facebook
    13 Google+ Shares, 23 plus ones and 14 reshares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  9. ‘Maybe We Should Bring Varun Back’, Quips Maneka Gandhi On By-poll Question
    Published by NDTV on 2014-09-17 at 16:51:02

    A day after the BJP’s by-poll losses in major states including Uttar Pradesh, Union Minister Maneka Gandhi quipped, "Maybe we should bring (Varun) back."

    837 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 690 retweets and 34 favorites
    11 shares and 1 likes on Facebook

  10. 15 Members of VHP, Bajrang Dal Arrested Over Attack on Ujjain University Vice Chancellor
    Published by NDTV on 2014-09-17 at 15:26:11

    15 members of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal have been arrested for the attack on the Vice-Chancellor of a university in Ujjain on Monday.

    640 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 455 retweets and 27 favorites
    41 shares and 14 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares

  11. Digital afterlife: How to manage your (online) life after death
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-09-17 at 09:55:20

    It’s never too early to start planning for your digital afterlife, the fate of your numerous online accounts once you shed this mortal coil.

    565 Shares
    55 twitter shares, 434 retweets and 28 favorites
    14 shares and 31 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  12. Look who all wished PM Modi on his birthday
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-09-17 at 13:59:04

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi turned 64 on Tuesday. A look at his list of wishers.

    536 Shares
    18 shares and 517 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  13. Clashes After Midnight At Kolkata’s Jadavpur University, Students Blame Police
    Published by NDTV on 2014-09-17 at 13:51:20

    Students of Kolkata’s prestigious Jadavpur University have alleged that the police entered a building in the campus at around 2 am on Tuesday night to break up a protest and dragged out students and m…

    453 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 176 retweets and 17 favorites
    96 shares and 63 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  14. Opinion: In By-Election Result, A Lesson For Cult Politicians
    Published by NDTV on 2014-09-17 at 13:08:41

    Grand over-reaching is a recipe for disaster, writes Pawan Khera.

    450 Shares
    48 twitter shares, 282 retweets and 24 favorites
    17 shares and 77 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  15. May you live long to serve our country: Bollywood wishes PM Modi
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-09-17 at 14:45:43

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday turned 64 and Bollywood celebrities like Ajay Devgn, Anupam Kher and Madhur Bhandarkar wished him "strength", "health" and a "long life" to serve the country.

    437 Shares
    19 shares and 418 likes on Facebook

  16. In Hyderabad, Police Stop BJP Workers from Hoisting National Flag
    Published by NDTV on 2014-09-17 at 16:45:14

    It seemed to be a scene from a bygone era. Activists, holding the national flag and carrying photographs of freedom fighter Sardar Vallabhai Patel, wanted to march ahead, but the police refused to let…

    421 Shares
    86 twitter shares, 306 retweets and 12 favorites
    13 shares and 1 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones

  17. ‘Don’t Let Success Go To Your Head’: Sena Taunts BJP After By-Poll Losses
    Published by NDTV on 2014-09-17 at 12:32:46

    As BJP President Amit Shah lands in Mumbai to gather senior leaders in his party into a strategy session for the Maharashtra elections next month, ally Shiv Sena has used an editorial in its magazine …

    413 Shares
    86 twitter shares, 278 retweets and 26 favorites
    16 shares and 6 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  18. Doctor Who Survived Ebola Warns There is No Time to Waste
    Published by NDTV on 2014-09-17 at 13:20:42

    An American doctor who survived Ebola said there’s no time to waste as President Barack Obama outlined his plan to ramp up the U.S. response to the epidemic in West Africa.

    361 Shares
    61 twitter shares, 274 retweets and 20 favorites
    5 shares and 1 likes on Facebook

  19. Mumbai couple harassed, fined for hugging outside mall
    Published by Mid Day on 2014-09-17 at 10:10:03

    In a case that reeks of moral policing, a couple out to watch a film over the weekend were pulled up by cops in plainclothes, dragged to the police station and made to fork out a fine of Rs 1,200 for ‘indecent behaviour’. Their crime? …

    321 Shares
    122 shares and 199 likes on Facebook

  20. ‘Fawad Khan is so hot my PC crashed while downloading his photos!’: 12 crazy reactions of every …
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-09-17 at 12:46:57

    Among Indian women, Fawad Khan has been unofficially crowned the national crush of the country!

    295 Shares
    23 twitter shares, 174 retweets and 20 favorites
    27 shares and 51 likes on Facebook

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