1. Dhoni equals Azharuddin’s record of most ODI wins as captain
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-08-31 at 09:53:57

    Dhoni has equaled Mohammad Azharuddin’s record of 90 ODI wins, the most by an Indian captain after India won at Trent Bridge on Saturday.

    3397 Shares
    32 twitter shares, 96 retweets and 21 favorites
    80 shares and 3166 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  2. PM Narendra Modi’s Day Out in Kyoto Ahead of Formal Talks on Monday
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-31 at 12:56:31

    An ancient city and a hub of ancient Buddhist traditions, Kyoto has been able to effectively blend its culture and heritage with cutting edge technology. For PM Modi, the Kyoto model could be essentia…

    2943 Shares
    78 twitter shares, 2758 retweets and 99 favorites
    6 shares and 2 likes on Facebook

  3. Day 2 Modi holds talks with Kyoto mayor presents him with map of historic Varanasi
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-08-31 at 09:34:46

    Modi clad fully in white down to his slippers offered prayers at the eighthcentury Toji temple He also mingled with tourists in a relatively lowsecurity environment and posed for smiling photographs

    2578 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 2358 retweets and 100 favorites
    12 shares and 6 likes on Facebook

  4. 8 new trains through Visakhapatnam from September 1
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-31 at 07:07:24

    Eight new trains are all set to pass through Visakhapatnam railway station

    2144 Shares
    76 twitter shares, 1986 retweets and 65 favorites
    15 shares and 2 likes on Facebook

  5. After Digital India govt to focus on rural infra
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-08-31 at 12:23:38

    After launching schemes to boost financial inclusion and reduce digital divide the government is all set to begin work on developing rural infrastructure in the country in a bid to spur growth and perk up investments

    1654 Shares
    53 twitter shares, 1537 retweets and 59 favorites
    4 shares and 1 likes on Facebook

  6. In Japan, PM Modi Proves He Never Forgets a Face
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-31 at 16:02:16

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi recognized a woman who had cooked a proper Gujarati vegetarian meal for him seven years earlier from among a crowd.

    1650 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 1297 retweets and 48 favorites
    103 shares and 89 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    4 shares on LinkedIn

  7. PM Modi visits ancient Toji Temple in Japan
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-31 at 09:02:43

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi today began his second day of tour to Japan with a visit to the ancient Toji Temple here.He was accompanied by his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe when he went around the famous temple.

    1514 Shares
    97 twitter shares, 1154 retweets and 187 favorites
    43 shares and 32 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  8. Pakistan Protests: Imran Khan Threatens to File Murder Case Against Sharif
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-31 at 10:33:25

    One person was killed and more than 400 were injured in clashes as Pakistani police battled thousands of protesters demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif with tear gas, batons and r…

    1203 Shares
    56 twitter shares, 1096 retweets and 31 favorites
    18 shares and 1 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  9. Love Jihad in Madhya Pradesh: Two booked for forcing wives to embrace Islam
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-31 at 10:29:25

    Two Dalit youths, who converted to Islam without intimating the collector, and were forcing their wives to change their religion, have been booked under the Madhya Pradesh Freedom of Religion Act, 1968.

    1098 Shares
    91 twitter shares, 970 retweets and 17 favorites
    15 shares and 5 likes on Facebook

  10. PM Modi discusses sickle cell anaemia cure with Nobel winner, seeks Japan’s help
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-31 at 13:54:35

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi today discussed cooperation with Japan to combat sickle cell anaemia that is prevalent in India’s tribal regions.

    1008 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 792 retweets and 26 favorites
    58 shares and 31 likes on Facebook

  11. ‘Come with cry, go with laugh!’: 23 wacky Indian signboards that will surely crack you up
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-08-31 at 09:23:31

    You may have giggled at a lot of these around you, but these signboards are simply hilarious!

    998 Shares
    9 twitter shares, 2 retweets and 1 favorites
    292 shares and 693 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  12. 2 killed, 450 injured in police crackdown on protesters in Pakistan
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-08-31 at 14:08:24

    The clashes started after Imran Khan, Qadri ordered their hundreds of supporters to shift the protest venue in front PM Sharif’s residence.

    974 Shares
    34 twitter shares, 896 retweets and 38 favorites
    6 shares on Facebook

  13. Hyderabad sends most Indian students to US for higher studies: report
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-08-31 at 10:33:10

    The study reveals that 94 foreign cities together accounted for more than half of all students on an F-1 visa between 2008 and 2012 in the US.

    916 Shares
    51 twitter shares, 280 retweets and 9 favorites
    111 shares and 464 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  14. Modi prays at Buddhist temples in Kyoto
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-31 at 12:03:58

    In Kinkaku-ji, the prime minister mingled with tourists and visitors, shook hands, pulled ears of a child and posed for photographs with groups of people. In photos: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Day 2 in Japan

    816 Shares
    45 shares and 748 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares, 16 plus ones and 2 reshares

  15. 36 SIM cards found in house of love jihad accused
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-08-31 at 17:20:57

    Police on Sunday recovered as many as 36 mobile SIM cards and 15 handsets from an apartment of love jihad accused Ranjit Singh Kohli besides two airguns during a morning raid in the state capital

    815 Shares
    53 twitter shares, 748 retweets and 14 favorites

  16. Is LTTE trying to regroup in Australia?
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-31 at 04:42:13

    Officials suspect intention of six illegal Lankan emigrants

    809 Shares
    64 twitter shares, 235 retweets and 12 favorites
    110 shares and 386 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  17. UK imams issue fatwa on British Muslim extremists
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-08-31 at 15:05:35

    Some of the leading imams in the UK have issued a fatwa against British Muslims travelling to war zones like Syria and Iraq to join oppressive and tyrannical Islamic State

    787 Shares
    39 twitter shares, 703 retweets and 32 favorites
    11 shares and 2 likes on Facebook

  18. 16-Year-Old Crusader’s Story to Inspire the World
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-31 at 11:50:06

    Her defiance against an age-old custom developed into a campaign that caught the imagination of the nation.

    605 Shares
    85 twitter shares, 478 retweets and 25 favorites
    11 shares and 6 likes on Facebook

  19. Why we need a little sunshine?
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-31 at 07:30:19

    Happy to staindoors in this torrid heat? Well, here’s a good reason to step out: your body needs the daily dose of vitamin D that comes from exposure to the sun.

    597 Shares
    58 twitter shares, 445 retweets and 47 favorites
    27 shares and 17 likes on Facebook
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  20. Japans Fujifilm may produce Ebola medicine
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-08-31 at 11:42:53

    The company synonymous with cameras and photobooths said it could start producing Avigan which has been approved in Japan to treat the flu but which scientists think also could crimp the vicious illness

    576 Shares
    29 twitter shares, 528 retweets and 10 favorites
    4 shares and 5 likes on Facebook

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