1. ‘Half girlfriend’: Chetan Bhagat’s next book due for release in October
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-05 at 14:10:48

    Author Chetan Bhagat’s new novel, a love story, is due for release this October and the book is available for pre-orders on the e-commerce website Flipkart.

    4771 Shares
    79 twitter shares, 4422 retweets and 126 favorites
    28 shares and 12 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares, 84 plus ones and 12 reshares

  2. All eyes on Supreme Court hearing
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-05 at 08:21:47

    Today, a Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court will decide on the AAP’s plea for dissolution of the Delhi Assembly and conducting fresh polls

    1686 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 1486 retweets and 35 favorites
    46 shares and 13 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  3. UKs first woman Muslim minister quits over Gaza policy
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-08-05 at 14:36:07

    Sayeeda Warsi whose induction into the cabinet won Prime Minister David Cameron much applause and became Britains first woman Muslim cabinet minister in 2010 has resigned saying she can no longer support the governments policy on Gaza

    1411 Shares
    52 twitter shares, 1332 retweets and 17 favorites
    7 shares and 3 likes on Facebook

  4. 9-Year-Old Girl Run Over by Public Bus in Bangalore
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-05 at 15:21:23

    A nine-year-old girl was run over by a public bus in Bangalore today.

    1164 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 974 retweets and 37 favorites
    45 shares and 6 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  5. PM Modi’s Temple Visit in Nepal Sparks Row in Lok Sabha
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-05 at 16:12:08

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s puja at a temple in Nepal on Monday sparked a row that led to an adjournment in the Lok Sabha today.

    1119 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 971 retweets and 17 favorites
    23 shares and 7 likes on Facebook

  6. Gaza Policy ‘Morally Indefensible’: UK Minister Sayeeda Warsi Resigns
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-05 at 15:15:10

    British minister Sayeeda Warsi resigned from her position as a senior foreign office minister on Tuesday, saying she could no longer support the government’s policy on the conflict between Israel and…

    1001 Shares
    65 twitter shares, 800 retweets and 33 favorites
    61 shares and 42 likes on Facebook

  7. Singapore govt stand suggests AI aircraft was flying close to MH17
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-05 at 07:02:27

    When Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down in Ukraine on July 17, two other passenger aircraft — of Air India and Singapore Airlines — were flying close to it.

    855 Shares
    86 twitter shares, 701 retweets and 38 favorites
    23 shares and 3 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  8. Communal clash in Bareilly village over halwa
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-08-05 at 07:40:19

    Tension gripped Chandpur Jogiyan village in Uttar Pradeshs Bareilly district on Monday night after members of two communities clashed over distribution of halwa in a temple police said

    724 Shares
    438 shares and 284 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares

  9. No double standards by the Congress on Insurance Bill, says Rahul Gandhi
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-08-05 at 11:10:17

    The Opposition has been pressing for the Bill to be referred to a select committee but the government has reportedly rejected this as a time-buying tactic.

    716 Shares
    50 twitter shares, 620 retweets and 28 favorites
    9 shares and 9 likes on Facebook

  10. Sonia made up her mind in 1999, says former aide
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-05 at 10:07:32

    R.D. Pradhan says Congress chief felt her foreign origin was an issue

    674 Shares
    50 twitter shares, 492 retweets and 24 favorites
    17 shares and 90 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  11. Modi govt’s use of social media illegal: Govindacharya
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-05 at 06:39:01

    Former BJP leader and ideologue K N Govindacharya has accused the Narendra Modi government of breaking the law by its official use of Twitter and Facebook accounts.

    608 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 431 retweets and 12 favorites
    40 shares and 21 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  12. Modi govt plans to decriminalize attempt to commit suicide
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-05 at 16:59:55

    The Centre is in the process of effacing Section 309 of IPC, under which anyone attempting to commit suicide is punishable with a jail term of up to one year and fine.

    521 Shares
    84 twitter shares, 380 retweets and 14 favorites
    23 shares and 9 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 7 plus ones
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  13. NDTV Exclusive: How Hamas Assembles and Fires Rockets
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-05 at 17:25:42

    This morning, NDTV witnessed one such rocket silo being created under a tent right next to the hotel where our team was staying. Minutes later, we saw the rocket being fired, just before the 72-hour …

    503 Shares
    60 twitter shares, 233 retweets and 4 favorites
    135 shares and 69 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  14. Egypt Plans to Dig New Suez Canal Costing $4 Billion
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-05 at 17:00:08

    Egypt plans to build a new Suez Canal alongside the existing 145-year-old historic waterway in a multi-billion dollar project aimed at expanding trade along the fastest shipping route between Europe a…

    404 Shares
    60 twitter shares, 324 retweets and 12 favorites
    8 shares on Facebook

  15. India shaken by case of Muslim men missing in Iraq
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-05 at 12:12:43

    In a country that is home to the world’s second-largest Muslim population, the possibility of a returning flow of well-trained jihadis is a chilling prospect.

    382 Shares
    71 twitter shares, 221 retweets and 17 favorites
    56 shares and 16 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  16. Essel Propack can return 35% in 6 months: Angel Broking
    Published by Economic Times on 2014-08-05 at 16:33:11

    ‘They should report about Rs 8 earnings. Internationally, all these packaging companies trade at about 15-17 PE multiples.’

    354 Shares
    256 shares and 19 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 7 plus ones and 2 reshares
    50 views on StumbleUpon

  17. Several Army Posts Targeted by Pakistan in Poonch in J&K
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-05 at 14:40:00

    In a major ceasefire violation, several Indian Army posts were targeted by the Pakistani army today at the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

    346 Shares
    72 twitter shares, 256 retweets and 12 favorites
    4 shares and 2 likes on Facebook

  18. Indian Navy to finally correct anomaly in its flag and crest
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-05 at 13:24:13

    The Home Ministry earlier this year issued a directive to various government departments to correct the anomaly in the use of state emblem.

    312 Shares
    21 shares and 289 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones

  19. Chetan Bhagat’s new book: How the Twitterati lost it
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-05 at 16:21:51

    After Chetan Bhagat announced his next book Half Girlfriend on Twitter last night, the site was flooded with the choicest of 140-word-limit reactions. We couldn’t resist a little bite of the action ourselves, and so, we took the opportunity to list some o…

    300 Shares
    21 shares and 265 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares, 7 plus ones and 3 reshares

  20. London Gujarati woman awarded 125000 for false imprisonment
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-08-05 at 14:12:15

    A woman from Gujarat who was bullied unlawfully detained and falsely imprisoned in 2011 after arriving at Heathrow for a family visit has been awarded 125000 pounds in damages by a high court judge who passed severe strictures against immigration officers…

    297 Shares
    43 twitter shares, 208 retweets and 27 favorites
    11 shares and 8 likes on Facebook

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