1. Jaitley hopeful of Parliament nod on Insurance Bill by year-end
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-27 at 06:46:00

    Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday expressed hope that long-pending Insurance Bill seeking to hike FDI cap to 49 per cent will be passed by Parliament by the end of this year.

    100 twitter shares, 19177 retweets
    8 shares and 1 likes on Facebook

  2. Chilling Pictures of Gaza Children Holding Guns
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-27 at 12:14:58

    Amid celebration, cameras captured the harsh reality of the war that battered Gaza for seven weeks in one chilling image.

    100 twitter shares, 9605 retweets and 51 favorites
    50 shares and 29 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares

  3. 100 days of Narendra Modi government: PM keeps a check on officers, says bureaucrats must perform
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-08-27 at 07:51:47

    One of the first decisions of the NDA government was to reach out to bureaucrats.

    80 twitter shares, 4698 retweets and 64 favorites
    63 shares and 335 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  4. Will quit politics if allegations against me, my family are found to be true, says Rajnath Singh
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-08-27 at 13:44:58

    Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that all reports about him and his family were baseless rumours.

    77 twitter shares, 3542 retweets and 31 favorites
    8 shares and 11 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  5. PM Modi comes to Rajnath Singh’s defence, says reports against him and his son are ‘plain lies’
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-08-27 at 14:22:51

    Rajnath Singh has himself said that he will quit politics if any allegation against him or his family is found to be true.

    101 twitter shares, 3507 retweets and 34 favorites
    12 shares and 12 likes on Facebook
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  6. Smriti Irani tells states to plan for construction of toilets for girls in schools
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-08-27 at 13:36:28

    Irani’s directive follows Prime Minister Narendra Modi Swacch Bharat campaign mentioned in his Independence day speech.

    83 twitter shares, 2764 retweets and 32 favorites
    4 shares and 3 likes on Facebook

  7. Did you know toilets were introduced to the Indian Railways in 1909? 19 amazing facts about the …
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-08-27 at 13:08:50

    The ‘Fairy Queen’ is the oldest running locomotive engine in the world! Did you know these other interesting facts?

    58 twitter shares, 2086 retweets and 60 favorites
    36 shares and 39 likes on Facebook

  8. Introducing Honey Singh’s wife Shalini for the first time!
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-27 at 14:43:28

    According to the buzz, the couple even shared romantic moments on the stage.

    111 shares and 1920 likes on Facebook
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  9. 16-Year-Old Girl Dragged Out of Home, Shot 9 Times in Front of Parents
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-27 at 12:12:18

    There is outrage across Assam after a 16-year-old girl was executed by militants of the outlawed National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Songbijit) faction in the state’s Chirang district on August 20.

    102 twitter shares, 1664 retweets and 18 favorites
    115 shares and 68 likes on Facebook

  10. Air India Website Crashes on Day 1 of Tickets-for-Rs.100 Offer
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-27 at 14:23:12

    It’s ‘Air India Day’ today but national carrier’s site has crashed.This after they offered discounted tickets for Rs. 100 for a limited period.

    100 twitter shares, 1407 retweets and 23 favorites
    44 shares and 20 likes on Facebook

  11. BNP wants to build good ties with BJP, sends Puja invite
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-27 at 05:56:08

    Within two months of external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj meeting former Bangladesh prime minister Begum Khaleda Zia during her Dhaka trip in June, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party president has reciprocated by inviting a high-powered BJP delegation to…

    73 twitter shares, 1048 retweets and 22 favorites
    67 shares and 143 likes on Facebook

  12. Live Score, 2nd ODI: Rohit wicket pegs back India against England
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-08-27 at 14:03:35

    Rahane and Rohit added 91 runs for the third wicket before the the duo fell in quick succession to James Tredwell.

    44 twitter shares, 58 retweets and 6 favorites
    58 shares and 850 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares and 10 plus ones
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  13. Rajinikanth in good books of BJP, says Tamilisai
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-27 at 06:37:30

    Superstar Rajinikanth is in the good books of BJP and is welcome to join the party, state BJP chief Tamilisai Soundararajan said on Tuesday.

    46 twitter shares, 879 retweets and 62 favorites
    6 shares and 1 likes on Facebook

  14. Watch: Vigilante team of filmmakers shoot footage of young man who saw two women being harassed …
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-08-27 at 11:29:38

    At a time when incidents of violence against women are spiralling out of control.

    19 twitter shares, 240 retweets and 16 favorites
    154 shares and 474 likes on Facebook

  15. ‘What is this WTF your friends use on Facebook?’ 16 questions your parents ask that make you …
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-08-27 at 11:16:55

    Great! Your parents are your friends on Facebook. Actually it isn’t that great because you go through all of this.

    38 twitter shares, 575 retweets and 20 favorites
    37 shares and 232 likes on Facebook

  16. Opinion: Slow-Motion Assassinations of Governors
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-27 at 15:27:19

    Need code of conduct for governors, says Shashi Tharoor.

    49 twitter shares, 625 retweets and 30 favorites
    13 shares and 84 likes on Facebook
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  17. SC refuses to disqualify ministers facing criminal charges
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-27 at 13:03:37

    However, the SC bench said that both the PM and CMs owe it to the constitutional morality not to appoint persons with criminal background as ministers.

    102 twitter shares, 298 retweets and 17 favorites
    127 shares and 55 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares, 38 plus ones and 3 reshares
    4 shares on LinkedIn

  18. India vs England Live Score, 2nd ODI: Raina fifty drives India forward
    Published by FirstPost on 2014-08-27 at 17:52:42

    Live scores and updates of the 2nd ODI between England and India in Cardiff.
    The post India vs England Live Score, 2nd ODI: Raina fifty drives India forward appeared first on Firstpost.

    101 twitter shares, 442 retweets and 26 favorites
    21 shares and 5 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 6 plus ones

  19. Bihar Police to take inspiration from ‘Mardaani’
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-27 at 13:59:28

    The State CID Inspector General issues instructions to all subordinate officials to arrange shows of the movie

    56 twitter shares, 449 retweets and 23 favorites
    12 shares and 5 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  20. Indian youth from Kalyan who joined ISIS killed in clashes in Syria
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-27 at 17:10:37

    Aarib Majid, one of four boys from Kalyan who had gone to Iraq and joined ISIS, has been killed in clashes in Syria.

    100 twitter shares, 359 retweets and 25 favorites
    46 shares and 10 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares

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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