1. World Photography Day: Revisiting the world’s first ever selfie from 175 years ago
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-08-19 at 12:29:56

    This 1839 self-photograph by amateur chemist and photography enthusiast Robert Cornelius from Philadelphia is believed to be the world’s first ever selfie.

    2424 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 2167 retweets and 91 favorites
    31 shares and 28 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  2. Father and Son, Mentally Ill, Kept Chained for 20 Years
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-19 at 12:21:04

    In the tiny backyard of a small house, a cow is tied up. So are the 65-year-old head of the family that lives here and his son.

    1217 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 1055 retweets and 28 favorites
    27 shares and 5 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  3. Photos: This Venezuelan artist’s paintings of people swimming are so realistic that you won’t …
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-08-19 at 10:39:15

    Venezuela-based artist Gustavo Silva Nunez is a master of hyper-realistic paintings of water.

    1185 Shares
    50 twitter shares, 1088 retweets and 28 favorites
    8 shares and 9 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  4. Chinese Troops Enter Ladakh With ‘This is Our Territory’ Flags: Sources
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-19 at 12:44:07

    Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag has denied reports that Chinese troops have entered deep into Indian territory in Depsang, the same area in Ladakh where they had pitched tents in April last year…

    1123 Shares
    71 twitter shares, 946 retweets and 31 favorites
    48 shares and 26 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  5. ‘Mera Kya’ and ‘Mujhe Kya’ Has Ruined the Nation, Says PM in Haryana
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-19 at 17:14:02

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised to "return the love" of election-bound Haryana "with interest," with development and an end to corruption.

    783 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 628 retweets and 23 favorites
    25 shares and 6 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  6. Kashmir is an international issue, not an internal one: Syed Ali Shah Geelani
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-19 at 13:35:57

    "When they say Kashmir is an internal issue, it is against the reality. The issue of Jammu & Kashmir is an international issue and it should be solved," Geelani said.

    624 Shares
    94 twitter shares, 465 retweets and 33 favorites
    24 shares and 7 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  7. Jail officials await final word on Kolhapur sisters
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-19 at 02:16:53

    Curtains are finally set to come down on one of India’s most squalid crime sagas with President Pranab Mukherjee last month rejecting the mercy petitions of half-sisters Renuka Shinde and Seema Ga…

    513 Shares
    10 twitter shares
    59 shares and 444 likes on Facebook

  8. India-Pak. talks are off
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-19 at 15:40:41

    Angered by the Pakistan High Commissioner’s refusal to call off talks with Kashmiri separatist leaders, despite Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh calling up High Commissioner Abdul Basit to request…

    465 Shares
    16 twitter shares
    76 shares and 372 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  9. Indira Gandhi Killers Are Punjab’s ‘Diamonds’ In Film That Has Sparked Protests
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-19 at 13:24:19

    A Punjabi movie on former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s assassins Satwant Singh and Beant Singh is facing political calls for its ban before its release this Friday.

    405 Shares
    59 twitter shares, 266 retweets and 43 favorites
    29 shares and 8 likes on Facebook

  10. How To Avoid Stings, Write Letters: What BJP MPs’ Staffers Are Learning In RSS Classroom
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-19 at 13:29:30

    Not just BJP MPs, their secretaries and assistants are also attending classes run by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh or RSS. They begin a six-day training course today to earn a certificate in "politi…

    376 Shares
    52 twitter shares, 245 retweets and 25 favorites
    30 shares and 24 likes on Facebook

  11. Modi government mulling raising age limit for tobacco consumption from 18 to 25 years: sources
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-08-19 at 13:48:28

    Sources have told CNN-IBN that the Centre is considering banning branding on cigarette packets.

    374 Shares
    55 twitter shares, 257 retweets and 18 favorites
    26 shares and 17 likes on Facebook
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  12. 10 things you shouldn’t be doing at work
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-19 at 16:28:09

    Your workplace is a formal setup where a certain standard of decorum is to be maintained.

    369 Shares
    59 twitter shares, 197 retweets and 15 favorites
    71 shares and 20 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  13. Yash Chopra & Bollywood to Zakir Naik & hijab: such a short journey
    Published by Indian Express on 2014-08-19 at 03:24:41

    Mumbai-based Murcyleen Peerzada is now a public speaker on Islam.

    367 Shares
    160 shares and 201 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  14. Army chief denies Chinese incursion into India
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-19 at 14:48:16

    Army chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag on Tuesday denied any incursion by China into Indian territory

    364 Shares
    61 twitter shares, 280 retweets and 19 favorites
    3 shares on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  15. Sri Lanka to Refuse Entry to UN Investigators: President
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-19 at 13:10:46

    Sri Lanka will not grant visas to UN investigators probing war crimes allegedly committed during the island’s decades-long separatist conflict, President Mahinda Rajapakse has said.

    345 Shares
    80 twitter shares, 225 retweets and 13 favorites
    21 shares and 4 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones

  16. Kick becomes fourth highest Bollywood grosser worldwide
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-19 at 13:31:19

    Salman Khan’s Kick has become the fourth highest worldwide grosser of Bollywood rallying past Hrithik Roshan’s Krrish 3.

    342 Shares
    22 shares and 319 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  17. Ravi Shastri appointed director of Team India
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-19 at 14:36:45

    BCCI’s move, unprecedented in terms of putting an Indian on top of the team pyramid, follows India’s washout in the Test series against England.

    315 Shares
    19 shares and 293 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones

  18. Shah Rukh Khan-Kajol back together in Rohit Shetty’s next?
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-19 at 14:56:38

    Grapevine is abuzz that Rohit Shetty has finalised Kajol as the lead actress for the film he will be starting soon with Shah Rukh Khan.

    313 Shares
    24 shares and 283 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 5 plus ones

  19. Massive household survey under way in Telangana
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-19 at 12:49:56

    An intensive household survey is under way across Telangana state today to know social and economic status of nearly four crore people in a single day.

    283 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 103 retweets and 9 favorites
    50 shares and 20 likes on Facebook

  20. ‘India need exposure outside the riches of IPL’
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-08-19 at 11:01:01

    Former English skipper Michael Vaughan feels the young Indian players must come out of the cash-rich league’s shadow and play county cricket.

    252 Shares
    60 twitter shares, 172 retweets and 12 favorites
    8 shares on Facebook

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