1. A place where Muslims celebrate Janmashtami
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-18 at 13:50:19

    A three-day festival is organised at the Dargah of Narhar — also known as Dargah of Sharif Hazrat Hajib Shakarbar — situated near Chirawa in Jhunjhunu district, about 200 km from Jaipur.

    7064 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 6576 retweets and 87 favorites
    141 shares and 155 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  2. Narendra Modi-backed five-member thinktank likely to replace Planning Commission
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-18 at 10:31:28

    The new panel will most likely be led in an executive capacity by former union minister Suresh Prabhu, with free market economists Arvind Panagariya and Bibek Debroy as two more likely members.

    3769 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 3416 retweets and 118 favorites
    76 shares and 46 likes on Facebook
    11 shares on LinkedIn

  3. TCS pledges Rs 100 crore for PM’s ‘Clean India’ initiative
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-08-18 at 15:47:57

    Modi had asked parliamentarians, corporate sector to help build separate toilets for girls in schools across the country by next year.

    3457 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 3264 retweets and 29 favorites
    34 shares and 28 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  4. PM’s ‘clean India’ initiative: TCS pledges Rs 100 crore for toilets for girls across 10,000 schools
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-18 at 15:50:45

    Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Monday said it has pledged Rs 100 crore toward financing hygienic sanitation facilities for girl students across 10,000 schools.

    3432 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 2807 retweets and 65 favorites
    171 shares and 236 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares, 34 plus ones and 1 reshares
    12 shares on LinkedIn

  5. TCS pledges Rs 100 cr for ‘Clean India’ | Tata Motors to launch new platforms
    Published by Economic Times on 2014-08-18 at 15:38:12

    TCS would finance hygienic sanitation facilities for girl students across 10,000 schools in the country, the company said.

    3210 Shares
    577 shares and 2552 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares, 8 plus ones and 4 reshares
    65 shares on LinkedIn

  6. Ghaziabad: 60-year-old man sexually assaults minor girl, residents indulge in violence
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-08-18 at 12:42:57

    Section 144 of CrPC has been imposed in the area and Rapid Action Force has been deployed to prevent any flare up.

    2875 Shares
    81 twitter shares, 2747 retweets and 19 favorites
    21 shares and 7 likes on Facebook

  7. Odisha’s farmers suffer huge crop loss in floods
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-18 at 09:05:00

    The recent floods damaged standing paddy crops in Rajkanika, Aul, Garadapur, Marsaghai and Mahakalapada blocks in Kendrapada district.

    2304 Shares
    84 twitter shares, 2133 retweets and 76 favorites
    9 shares and 2 likes on Facebook

  8. Hindutva is the identity of our nation, RSS chief says
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-18 at 07:16:42

    Stoking yet another controversy, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat today said India is a Hindu nation and Hindutva is its identity.

    2247 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 1895 retweets and 66 favorites
    96 shares and 54 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares, 27 plus ones and 2 reshares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  9. Pakistani troops violate ceasefire yet again, target 20 border posts
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-18 at 12:34:38

    An elderly villager was injured in the mortar shelling. The cross-border firing comes ahead of the August 25 foreign secretary talks between India and Pakistan.

    2159 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 1968 retweets and 18 favorites
    55 shares and 17 likes on Facebook

  10. Delhi Driver Runs Over 13 Sleeping on Road Divider, One Killed
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-18 at 13:53:30

    13 people sleeping on the divider of a road in Delhi were run over by a driver who was allegedly drunk and has been arrested. One of the victims has died.

    1911 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 1722 retweets and 50 favorites
    26 shares and 7 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  11. One-sixth of Mumbai is covered by a dense forest where animals attack humans! 13 things about …
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-08-18 at 10:55:49

    They say this city never sleeps. You’ll only realise how true the statement is when you visit Mumbai!

    1000 Shares
    42 twitter shares, 896 retweets and 37 favorites
    14 shares and 10 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  12. .भारत (.Bharat) top-level domain coming to your browser address bar on August 21
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-08-18 at 08:35:14

    The National Internet Exchange of India and the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing have been working for the last two years on the dot Bharat top-level domain.

    933 Shares
    36 twitter shares, 842 retweets and 26 favorites
    13 shares and 10 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    4 shares on LinkedIn

  13. Emergency led to an atmosphere of fear, Manmohan says in new book
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-18 at 11:47:31

    The Emergency came as a surprise to Manmohan Singh who saw an atmosphere of fear in the country during which there were many "arbitrary arrests and detentions", says a new book on him by his daughter.

    879 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 723 retweets and 23 favorites
    18 shares and 11 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones

  14. Let SC probe and all will know who are Saharanpur rioters: Yogi Adityanath
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-18 at 11:01:46

    Yogi Adityanath, an influential BJP leader from East UP, tells ET that an impartial inquiry into the recent riots would put the SP government in the dock for collusion.

    629 Shares
    60 twitter shares, 515 retweets and 17 favorites
    20 shares and 5 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares, 8 plus ones and 1 reshares

  15. Ship stowaways included 13 children
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-18 at 00:32:20

    Thirteen children aged as young as one were among the 35 Afghan Sikh immigrants found in a shipping container at Tilbury docks in Essex, police say.

    569 Shares
    226 shares and 169 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares
    3 shares on LinkedIn
    151 views on StumbleUpon

  16. Sides in Gaza talks dig in as ceasefire end looms
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-08-18 at 16:23:28

    Israeli and Palestinian negotiators in Egyptmediated Gaza truce talks hardened their positions Monday ahead of the expiration of a fiveday ceasefire though both sides appeared reluctant to return to the deadly allout fighting that has destroyed large part…

    557 Shares
    37 twitter shares, 506 retweets and 14 favorites

  17. Chettinad cuisine, Bhut Jolokia pickle, and Vindaloo: 10 spiciest Indian dishes that set …
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-08-18 at 14:12:17

    These dishes will leave you teary eyes. 10 spiciest Indian dishes that could set your tongue on fire.

    504 Shares
    27 twitter shares, 441 retweets and 22 favorites
    4 shares and 6 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares, 2 plus ones and 1 reshares

  18. Ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops in Jammu & Kashmir
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-18 at 07:41:28

    Reports say 20 BSF posts were targeted by Pak troops in Arnia and RS Pura sectors.

    470 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 293 retweets and 7 favorites
    45 shares and 20 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  19. Corruption and poor law enforcement set death traps for Alang workers
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-18 at 02:47:28

    The Centre is mulling amendments to labour laws with a view to provide a safe working environment to workers. The move may have little impact on the hazardous working conditions of workers at the A…

    433 Shares
    34 twitter shares, 233 retweets and 5 favorites
    26 shares and 134 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  20. Nifty Hits Life High on PM Modi’s Speech
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-18 at 14:09:22

    Delivering his first Independence Day speech, PM Modi emphasised the need for better governance but announced none of the sweeping market reforms that many who handed him India’s biggest election mand…

    358 Shares
    45 twitter shares, 255 retweets and 16 favorites
    17 shares and 24 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

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