1. Back from dead AAP member charged with murder
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-08-29 at 00:48:47

    Chandra Mohan Sharma an RTI activist and Aam Aadmi Party member whose burnt body was recovered from his car three months ago faked his death with his brotherinlaws help police said on Thursday

    13605 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 13359 retweets and 39 favorites
    75 shares and 27 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones

  2. Modi Magic? Indian Economy May Have Registered Fastest Growth in 2 Years
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-29 at 13:34:57

    Economic growth is forecast to have picked up to 5.3 per cent between April and June, according to a Reuters poll of 40 economists, sharply higher than 4.6 per cent in the previous quarter. The GDP da…

    5730 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 5265 retweets and 84 favorites
    144 shares and 133 likes on Facebook
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  3. How India turned ice bucket to rice bucket
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-29 at 07:30:02

    As the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge touched Indian homes, engaged Bollywoodians, CEOs and students, it got a very Indian twist in one Hyderabad home.The bucket stayed, but ice turned into rice. Meet #RiceBucketChallenge, gaining popularity as RBC.

    2975 Shares
    82 twitter shares, 2741 retweets and 80 favorites
    38 shares and 34 likes on Facebook

  4. In UP both Hindus and Muslims feel insecure
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-08-29 at 02:28:16

    A section of Hindus in the politically crucial state feels the ruling Samajwadi Party represents only Muslims On the other hand members of the minority community say they feel marginalised and not secure

    2315 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 2134 retweets and 63 favorites
    11 shares and 4 likes on Facebook

  5. Mumbai’s gold Ganesha richest at Rs 23 cr, insured for Rs 50 cr a day
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-08-29 at 09:01:00

    A heavy premium is paid insuring not just the gold on the deity but even the safety of its devotees.

    1905 Shares
    43 twitter shares, 412 retweets and 13 favorites
    157 shares and 1280 likes on Facebook

  6. Beyond Nehru-Gandhis: UGC to name chairs after ‘unsung’ heroes
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-29 at 09:17:21

    For decades, the Nehru-Gandhis have ‘made’ their names in centres of excellence, but it’s now the turn of a whole new lot to lend their glory to India’s best research chairs and institutions.

    1612 Shares
    99 twitter shares, 1412 retweets and 79 favorites
    18 shares and 4 likes on Facebook

  7. Make premarital clinical tests mandatory HC
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-08-29 at 00:45:43

    Noting that impotency or frigidity were serious social problems that often broke marriages the Madras high court has suggested making premarital clinical tests mandatory for grooms

    1411 Shares
    65 twitter shares, 1296 retweets and 25 favorites
    13 shares and 9 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  8. Yogi Adityanath: ‘Love jihad’ will be a bypoll issue in UP
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-29 at 10:57:50

    "There is no dearth of issues in the state when SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and his son Akhilesh are at the helm of affairs," Yogi Adityanath said.

    962 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 790 retweets and 13 favorites
    38 shares and 18 likes on Facebook

  9. UP: Panchayat orders swapping of wives after man’s wife elopes with another woman’s husband
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-08-29 at 09:08:25

    The Panchayat also directed that Rs 10,000 be paid to the woman, whose husband had eloped with the wife of another person.

    958 Shares
    81 twitter shares, 557 retweets and 15 favorites
    110 shares and 193 likes on Facebook
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  10. Narendra Modi Government Clears Defence Purchases Worth Rs 20,000 Crore
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-29 at 16:35:19

    In keeping with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s "Make in India" promise made from the ramparts of the Red Fort, the Centre opened defence manufacturing to the private sector on Friday and cleared purch…

    936 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 727 retweets and 47 favorites
    36 shares and 15 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    7 shares on LinkedIn

  11. Woman’s body is a temple, Harsh Vardhan says
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-29 at 09:58:51

    "A woman’s body is a temple, extremely important from the perspective of a nation’s future," Union health minister Harsh Vardhan said.

    845 Shares
    88 twitter shares, 210 retweets and 42 favorites
    135 shares and 356 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares, 8 plus ones and 2 reshares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  12. Sadananda Gowda’s son will be held if necessary, say police
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-29 at 02:19:24

    A day after a film actor filed a complaint of rap…

    823 Shares
    53 twitter shares, 683 retweets and 22 favorites
    19 shares and 44 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones

  13. Injured Rohit Sharma replaced by Murali Vijay for ODIs, T20 in England
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-08-29 at 16:18:33

    Rohit was ruled out after sustaining a fracture in the middle finger of his right hand.

    809 Shares
    13 twitter shares, 14 retweets and 4 favorites
    21 shares and 752 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones

  14. We Block One Porn Site, Another One Opens: Government to Supreme Court
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-29 at 14:18:16

    The government said today that it is struggling to block pornography sites because "There are around four crore websites and when we block one, a new one comes along."

    612 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 383 retweets and 21 favorites
    47 shares and 53 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  15. Aadhaar not mandatory to open bank account under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan scheme
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-29 at 02:43:33

    Account openers will get a RuPay Debit card with an in-built accident insurance cover of Rs.1 lakh and a pass-book immediately.

    597 Shares
    23 twitter shares, 20 retweets and 2 favorites
    162 shares and 382 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 5 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Used ‘Hindi’ for Indians, not ‘Hindu’, Najma Heptullah clarifies
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-29 at 11:47:45

    Union Minority Affairs Minister Najma Hepatullah Friday clarified that she used the word ‘Hindi’ for all citizens and not ‘Hindu’ that a media report quoted her as saying.

    537 Shares
    89 twitter shares, 381 retweets and 29 favorites
    21 shares and 17 likes on Facebook

  17. Another ‘love jihad’ case comes to light in Jharkhand
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-29 at 07:35:58

    Another case of alleged love jihad was reported from Chatra district where police on Wednesday jailed a Muslim boy for deceiving a Hindu girl by faking his identity.

    506 Shares
    75 twitter shares, 376 retweets and 20 favorites
    30 shares and 2 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  18. ‘I don’t Win Because of Your Votes’: Bihar Chief Minister Tells Protesters
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-29 at 11:53:37

    Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi today lost his temper at a crowd of protesters and shouted "We don’t win because of your votes."

    503 Shares
    98 twitter shares, 344 retweets and 41 favorites
    14 shares and 4 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  19. ‘Said Hindi, Not Hindu’: Najma Heptulla Clarifies After Appearing to Back RSS View
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-29 at 15:49:18

    Union minister Najma Heptulla today said she had said "Hindi", not "Hindu", in an interview in which she appeared to endorse the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s view that "all Indians are Hindus".

    473 Shares
    93 twitter shares, 348 retweets and 7 favorites
    20 shares and 4 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  20. Firebrand MP Yogi Adityanath to lead BJP in UP bypoll
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-29 at 03:03:37

    Couple of days ago a video surfaced showing Adityanath exhorting Hindus to counter “love jihad”

    467 Shares
    24 twitter shares, 182 retweets and 6 favorites
    34 shares and 219 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones

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