1. Meerut: Woman beats up men heckling her and her husband, bystanders take pictures instead of helping
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-08-22 at 11:51:46

    One person has been arrested in the case and the police are on the hunt for the other accused.

    90 twitter shares, 3996 retweets and 67 favorites
    11 shares and 9 likes on Facebook

  2. Modi govts cleanup drive no dust no paan stains in offices
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-08-22 at 15:39:04

    The cabinet secretary has asked all secretaries to improve the overall ambience of offices and ensure punctuality of officials especially in departments with major public interaction

    84 twitter shares, 2263 retweets and 71 favorites
    9 shares and 3 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  3. Modi’s ‘clean up’ drive: Ensure punctuality, no dust and paan stains in govt offices
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-22 at 16:22:46

    The Modi govt has issued a a new set of directives for government offices to improve overall ambience, cleanliness and efficiency.

    101 twitter shares, 1599 retweets and 32 favorites
    40 shares and 33 likes on Facebook
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  4. Watch: Viral WhatsApp video shows cool Salman Khan fan barely misses getting hit by a car as he …
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-08-22 at 11:45:40

    This video shows a man’s complete nonchalance after he almost gets hit by a car trying to replicate Khan’s stunt.

    59 twitter shares, 1522 retweets and 78 favorites
    41 shares and 22 likes on Facebook

  5. No Leader of Opposition? Please Explain, Says Supreme Court to Centre
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-22 at 15:03:44

    The Supreme Court today told the government that it is concerned about the post of Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha remaining vacant. Judges said the position "conveys a voice different from…

    102 twitter shares, 1022 retweets and 36 favorites
    61 shares and 36 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares

  6. ‘One Small Incident Of Rape’: Arun Jaitley Clarifies After Controversy Over Remark
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-22 at 17:08:39

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s comment describing the 2012 Delhi gang-rape as "one small incident of rape in Delhi" that hit Indian tourism has been picked up for strong condemnation on social media….

    70 twitter shares, 965 retweets and 36 favorites
    116 shares and 59 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones

  7. Watch: Hrithik, Katrina sizzle in Tu Meri from Bang Bang
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-22 at 12:30:58

    The first song of Hrithik-Katrina starrer Bang Bang is out. Check out the sizzling chemistry between ‘oh-so-hot’ on-screen couple.

    48 shares and 1046 likes on Facebook

  8. The 13 worst mistakes people make in their 20s
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-22 at 12:46:00

    Whether you’re finishing up school, just starting out on your own, or preparing to transition into your 30s, you can benefit from the wisdom of those who’ve already made their way through all of it.

    95 twitter shares, 542 retweets and 27 favorites
    120 shares and 53 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  9. Silencing cinema amounts to fascism: Kamal Hassan
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-22 at 03:04:18

    The waiting room of Kamal Haasan’s office in Alwarpet turns out to be the best place for an interview. There are a bunch of photos mounted on easels, marking in black and white and sepia the roles…

    36 twitter shares, 66 retweets and 8 favorites
    126 shares and 551 likes on Facebook
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  10. 7 things Modi wants from IITs
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-22 at 14:36:30

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at a conference of IIT authorities, said the institutes should reduce India’s dependence on imports, help create tech for low-cost housing and adopt non-IIT engineering colleges.

    156 shares and 614 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares, 3 plus ones and 1 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  11. Modi asks IITs to develop defence, health sectors
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-22 at 17:38:17

    Mr. Modi asked them to come out with projects that can provide innovative solutions to the common people in their day-to-day lives

    33 twitter shares, 377 retweets and 12 favorites
    28 shares and 184 likes on Facebook

  12. Manipur activist Irom Sharmila arrested yet again while protesting against AFSPA
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-08-22 at 10:37:09

    The police forcibly picked her up from the protest site and took her away in a police van.

    75 twitter shares, 496 retweets and 21 favorites
    26 shares and 11 likes on Facebook
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  13. Nirbhaya’s parents criticize Arun Jaitley’s ‘small incident of rape’ comment, say ‘disappointed in him’
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-22 at 16:32:55

    Jaitley, addressing a conference, had said that "one small incident" of rape in Delhi, advertised world over, has cost India millions in global tourism.

    78 twitter shares, 518 retweets and 18 favorites
    8 shares and 1 likes on Facebook

  14. Uproar among doctors over Rajya Sabha plan to cap consultation charges
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-22 at 11:41:51

    Indian Medical Association is ready to go to court if the proposal to cap doctors’ fee is approved, even as patient bodies and activists hail the move.

    88 twitter shares, 127 retweets and 20 favorites
    194 shares and 151 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    32 shares on LinkedIn

  15. India’s Kerala to ban alcohol sales
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-22 at 10:27:34

    Authorities in the southern Indian state of Kerala outline plans to ban the sale and consumption of alcohol to tackle the state’s drink problem.

    308 shares and 261 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Boy suffers eye injury after teacher throws scale at him in Tamil Nadu
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-22 at 16:12:25

    The boy, C Ilamaran, 7, whose cornea was damaged, was undergoing treatment at an eye hospital in Madurai,

    36 twitter shares, 453 retweets and 14 favorites
    8 shares and 1 likes on Facebook

  17. Mood of the Nation Poll: India gives thumbs up to Modi, 57 per cent say he is fittest for PM job
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-22 at 15:28:54

    In the India Today Group-Hansa Research Mood of the Nation opinion poll, the first after Modi took office, 57 per cent believe he is best suited to be prime minister, 48 per cent think he has made ministers irrelevant and 47 per cent are sure he will be a…

    60 shares and 423 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares, 11 plus ones and 2 reshares

  18. BJP logo was part of Modi’s attire, no case against him: Court
    Published by FirstPost on 2014-08-22 at 17:25:14

    An FIR was filed against Modi, then BJP’s prime ministerial candidate, on the directive of the Election Commission for allegedly violating the Representation of People (RP) Act on 30 April when polling was held in Gujarat.
    The post BJP logo was part of Mo…

    42 twitter shares, 422 retweets and 23 favorites
    1 shares on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares, 3 plus ones and 1 reshares

  19. Signs of Support in Kashmir for Islamic State Alarm Intel Agencies
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-22 at 15:39:14

    A massive search has been launched in Jammu and Kashmir to identify the source of banners and flags of militant group Islamic State (IS) that have appeared at three different rallies in the state in t…

    101 twitter shares, 272 retweets and 12 favorites
    60 shares and 16 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares

  20. Kerala readies new liquor policy as it heads for prohibition
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-22 at 13:59:01

    Kerala’s new liquor policy would be submitted to the high court on August 26, chief minister Oommen Chandy said on Friday.

    78 twitter shares, 246 retweets and 26 favorites
    47 shares and 24 likes on Facebook

Here are some more stories that didn’t actually make the above list but still have a significant percentage of social shares of the total.


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