1. Modi to launch ambitious Jan Dhan Yojana today
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-28 at 15:32:34

    In a keynote speech this month, Modi made financial inclusion a top priority of his administration. He followed this up by writing 725,000 emails to bank officials urging them to support the initiative.

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    514 shares and 16284 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 7 plus ones

  2. Force-feeding: Sena demands apology from media
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-28 at 03:13:51

    A month after the criticism from all corners of the media over the alleged force-feeding of a Muslim employee of Maharashtra Sadan in Delhi during Ramzan, the Shiv Sena has decided to take on medi…

    8194 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 8014 retweets and 47 favorites
    20 shares and 13 likes on Facebook

  3. Narendra Modi’s 100 days: What makes new PM different from predecessors
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-28 at 12:29:45

    After 100 days in Delhi, nobody — Modi’s cabinet colleagues nor his babus — can claim any amount of familiarity with the new Prime Minister.

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    101 twitter shares, 1430 retweets and 36 favorites
    386 shares and 996 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    13 shares on LinkedIn

  4. Railway Minister’s son charged with rape and cheating
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-28 at 08:05:37

    Railway Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda got a shock at the engagement of his son Karthik on Wednesday. Kannada actor, Mythriya Gowda, used the occasion to announce that Karthik had already married…

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    81 twitter shares, 1547 retweets and 18 favorites
    18 shares and 6 likes on Facebook

  5. Haryana Janhit Congress snaps ties with BJP
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-08-28 at 12:04:17

    Kuldeep Bishnoiled Haryana Janhit Congress on Thursday snapped ties with BJP putting an end to the prolonged tussle between the two parties which have been in an alliance for three years now

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    62 twitter shares, 1266 retweets and 1 favorites
    71 shares and 7 likes on Facebook

  6. Controversial BJP MP Yogi Adityanath to be Star Campaigner in UP By-Elections
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-28 at 15:02:52

    Controversial BJP lawmaker Yogi Adityanath is among three BJP leaders who have been handed charge of campaigning for by-elections in Uttar Pradesh by party chief Amit Shah.

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    102 twitter shares, 1085 retweets and 37 favorites
    41 shares and 18 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  7. Different format, different Team India
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-08-28 at 14:47:23

    But it will be touch early to label the win in Cardiff ODI as ‘change in fortune’ for the team that was hammered in the Test series.

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    38 twitter shares, 4 retweets and 5 favorites
    6 shares and 1136 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares, 4 plus ones and 1 reshares

  8. Gravity-defying rocks and a ‘Bullet Baba’ temple: 15 peculiar and mysterious places in India …
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-08-28 at 09:37:37

    If you’re an adventurous traveller, these mysterious places in India are waiting for you to pay them a visit.

    1063 Shares
    21 twitter shares, 2 retweets and 2 favorites
    369 shares and 666 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  9. Who levelled charges against Rajnath’s son, asks Congress
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-28 at 03:23:25

    The Congress on Wednesday demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi dismiss 14 members from his Cabinet after the Supreme Court observed that “tainted” leaders should not be inducted in the Counc…

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    55 twitter shares, 972 retweets and 28 favorites
    3 shares and 3 likes on Facebook

  10. Indian woman, 56, fights off leopard with nothing more than a sickle
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-28 at 13:09:13

    A woman in northern India, who was armed with only basic farm tools, has somehow managed to fight off and kill a leopard that pounced on her as she was carrying water. Kamla Devi, 56, said she fought with the animal for more than half an hour using a sick…

    999 Shares
    70 twitter shares, 837 retweets and 29 favorites
    29 shares and 31 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  11. Modi eyes breakthrough nuclear pact on Japan trip
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-28 at 12:44:57

    A nuclear pact with Japan could transform ties in a way the deal with the United States did by establishing India as a strategic partner.

    652 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 472 retweets and 30 favorites
    35 shares and 12 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares

  12. From ‘rock star’ to actor: Dera Sacha Sauda chief changes roles
    Published by Indian Express on 2014-08-28 at 02:23:33

    Acts in Hindi film which will be dubbed in several languages, to be released in Jan.

    642 Shares
    71 shares and 559 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares, 8 plus ones and 2 reshares

  13. Modi tweets in Japanese ahead of Tokyo visit
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-08-28 at 11:42:33

    The Prime Minister recalled the warm reception he got when he visited Japan as the chief minister of Gujarat adding that he admired the people of that country for their innovation and level of precision

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    48 twitter shares, 503 retweets and 27 favorites
    2 shares and 1 likes on Facebook

  14. Environment Ministry dumps Gadgil report on Western Ghats
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-28 at 04:29:22

    After being directed to take a clear stand, the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) on Wednesday informed the National Green Tribunal (NGT) that it was “not processing” Madhav Gadgil’s West…

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    50 twitter shares, 431 retweets and 8 favorites
    16 shares and 7 likes on Facebook

  15. .भारत (.Bharat) top-level domain launched
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-08-28 at 11:40:24

    This is soon to be followed in the coming months by similar launches in regional languages such as Tamil, Gujarati, Punjabi, Urdu, Telugu and Bangala.

    477 Shares
    42 twitter shares, 363 retweets and 14 favorites
    34 shares and 19 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    2 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  16. The largest LTTE training camp was located at Kolathur
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-28 at 01:29:14

    The village of Kolathur, 11 km from the Mettur dam in Salem district, was one of the places in Tamil Nadu where the cadre of the LTTE were imparted armed training in the early 1980s to fight the Sr…

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    46 twitter shares, 318 retweets and 16 favorites
    15 shares and 3 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  17. Swami Aseemanand Gets Bail in Samjhauta Blast Case
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-28 at 15:57:32

    Swami Aseemanand, an accused in the Samjhauta blast of 2007, has been granted bail by the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

    399 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 245 retweets and 7 favorites
    31 shares and 15 likes on Facebook

  18. Mercedes to launch GLA-Class soon in India
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-28 at 11:25:25

    Mercedes Benz GLA-Class to be available in India by this festive season

    397 Shares
    15 shares and 375 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares, 4 plus ones and 1 reshares

  19. Astral Poly rocks D-Street; returns 3,400% in five years
    Published by Economic Times on 2014-08-28 at 15:18:47

    Astral Poly Technik Ltd, has rallied over 3400% in the last five years, thanks to two stock splits — one in 2010 and the other one in 2013.

    373 Shares
    275 shares and 19 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 6 plus ones and 3 reshares
    50 views on StumbleUpon

  20. Government asks PepsiCo to bring down sugar content in its drinks
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-08-28 at 15:16:11

    This was conveyed to PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi when she had a one-on-one meeting with Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal.

    332 Shares
    25 twitter shares, 257 retweets and 13 favorites
    9 shares and 28 likes on Facebook

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