1. ISIS apologises for releasing beheading video ahead of schedule
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-09-03 at 15:55:14

    "The user saw a tweet with the video and thought it was published officially. We tried to remove the video after we understood that his was published by mistake, and we are sorry to the followers of the Islamic State," the ISIS said.

    335 shares and 5068 likes on Facebook

  2. ‘Your Plan Will Take 200 Years to Clean Ganga’: Supreme Court Raps Centre
    Published by NDTV on 2014-09-03 at 14:40:19

    The Supreme Court today directed the Centre to submit a PowerPoint presentation on a stage wise plan for cleaning the river Ganga.

    102 twitter shares, 2892 retweets and 34 favorites
    343 shares and 237 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  3. Opinion: Modi’s Gita Comment Was Dangerously Loaded
    Published by NDTV on 2014-09-03 at 15:51:56

    Toxic attempt to play politics on international stage, writes Siddharth Varadarajan.

    102 twitter shares, 2473 retweets and 48 favorites
    58 shares and 36 likes on Facebook

  4. On Facebook, Politician’s Son Calls Kerala RSS Activist’s Killing ‘Good News’
    Published by NDTV on 2014-09-03 at 13:13:20

    A Facebook post by the son of a CPM leader in Kerala, controversially described the killing of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) worker KT Manoj this week as ‘good news’. Jain raj, the son of CPM’s P …

    103 twitter shares, 2270 retweets and 15 favorites
    105 shares and 61 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  5. Dhoni lauds all after becoming India’s most successful ODI skipper
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-09-03 at 07:42:42

    "When I started leading the team, I got a fantastic team then, and I have got a fantastic side right now," said Dhoni, who now has 91 ODI wins as captain.

    14 twitter shares, 15 retweets and 5 favorites
    27 shares and 2280 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares, 4 plus ones and 3 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  6. She Defied Kangaroo Court’s Order to Lick Spit, Her Naked Body Found Day After
    Published by NDTV on 2014-09-03 at 15:21:52

    A teenaged girl who protested when her father was being beaten on the orders of a village court was found dead on Tuesday in Jailpaiguri district of West Bengal, her naked body lying near railway trac…

    103 twitter shares, 1260 retweets and 34 favorites
    193 shares and 80 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  7. Modi at 100 days: First milestone
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-09-03 at 12:16:08

    Rather than tinkering with policies, Narendra Modi’s focus seems to be more on clearing bottlenecks and expediting decision-making. What he will ultimately deliver is anyone’s guess, but success or failure, Modi will have nobody to sh…

    92 twitter shares, 1053 retweets and 60 favorites
    23 shares and 14 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 5 plus ones

  8. After hosting Modi Abe appoints two Chinafriendly leaders to key posts
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-09-03 at 12:20:06

    Done hosting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe picked two veteran lawmakers with friendly ties to China for top party posts on Wednesday PM concludes successful Japan tournbsp Poll Was Modis Japan visit a success

    55 twitter shares, 994 retweets and 57 favorites
    7 shares and 3 likes on Facebook

  9. Hiren Joshi: Meet the man behind PM Narendra Modi’s Japanese tweets
    Published by Times of India on 2014-09-03 at 12:21:37

    Narendra Modi’s tweets in Japanese before his trip may have sparked a tsunami of sorts on the microblogging site, but for Hiren Joshi it was yet another affirmation of the PM’s growing digital presence.

    102 twitter shares, 279 retweets and 31 favorites
    103 shares and 518 likes on Facebook

  10. Australia to sign civil nuclear deal to sell uranium to India
    Published by Times of India on 2014-09-03 at 17:00:50

    Work on an India-Australia agreement has been underway since Australia lifted a long-standing ban on selling uranium to energy-starved India in 2012.

    84 twitter shares, 804 retweets and 46 favorites
    19 shares and 5 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  11. Don’t know if cleaning of Ganga will happen in our generation: Supreme Court to Centre
    Published by Times of India on 2014-09-03 at 16:17:20

    The SC asked the govt not to give a bureaucratic answer about its plan to clean up the Ganga and instead unveil a stage-by-stage timeline for effective monitoring.

    102 twitter shares, 556 retweets and 17 favorites
    155 shares and 18 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  12. Central govt puts nearly 9000 phones under surveillance each month says report
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-09-03 at 17:24:04

    This adds up to more than one lakh phone numbers being put under surveillance every year according to a report prepared by New Delhibased NGO Software Freedom Law Centre India sflcin

    61 twitter shares, 678 retweets and 17 favorites
    6 shares and 3 likes on Facebook

  13. Scanners show LoC tunnel stretches up to 150 metres: Army
    Published by Times of India on 2014-09-03 at 05:34:52

    Almost a fortnight after a secret tunnel was discovered running underneath the India-Pakistan border at Pallanwalla in Akhnoor, the army authorities on Tuesday said it was 150 metres long.

    65 twitter shares, 612 retweets and 31 favorites
    13 shares on Facebook

  14. India slips to 71st rank in global competitiveness list
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-09-03 at 17:43:01

    Weighed down by challenging economic conditions for most part of the past year, India has slipped to 71st position – the lowest among BRICS countries – in an annual global competitiveness…

    38 twitter shares, 328 retweets and 12 favorites
    64 shares and 99 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    4 shares on LinkedIn

  15. Air Force Chief Says $22 Billion French Fighter Rafale Jet Deal Almost Done
    Published by NDTV on 2014-09-03 at 14:50:55

    The air force chief has said the conclusion of a $22 billion fighter jet deal with French company Dassault Aviation is imminent after missed deadlines and delays.

    51 twitter shares, 433 retweets and 26 favorites
    17 shares and 7 likes on Facebook

  16. India’s first coral garden to be set up in Gujarat
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-09-03 at 14:57:26

    "The ‘Mithapur Coral Garden’ will be one of its kind and it will house nearly all coral species found in Gulf of Kutch.

    65 shares and 458 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones

  17. Opinion: 100 Days of Modi Optics and Hyperbole
    Published by NDTV on 2014-09-03 at 12:29:09

    Oratory skills attempt to cover inaction, writes Pawan Khera

    62 twitter shares, 333 retweets and 26 favorites
    33 shares and 23 likes on Facebook

  18. Will Ganga be clean this century, Supreme Court asks Centre
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-09-03 at 15:45:20

    Cleaning up of Ganga was one of Narendra Modi’s pet promises in the run-up to the Lok Sabha polls. The temple town of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, from where the PM was elected, is on the banks of Ganga.

    66 shares and 409 likes on Facebook

  19. ‘Sex Swami’ Nithyananda Will Take Potency Test, Rules Supreme Court
    Published by NDTV on 2014-09-03 at 13:33:26

    Controversial self-styled godman Nithyananda, facing trial in a rape case, has been directed by the Supreme Court to undergo all medical tests, including the potency test.

    74 twitter shares, 310 retweets and 17 favorites
    32 shares and 15 likes on Facebook

  20. From the ruins of Hampi to the uninhabited Ross Islands: 11 abandoned places in India that were …
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-09-03 at 11:03:58

    These famous monuments and tourist attractions were once densely populated villages. Have you visited these areas?

    7 twitter shares
    114 shares and 313 likes on Facebook

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