1. Commuters Lift Train to Free Man Whose Leg Was Trapped
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-06 at 14:41:02

    Dozens of Australians tilted a train Wednesday to free a commuter whose leg was trapped between a carriage and a platform, with authorities praising their efforts as an example of “people power”.

    101 twitter shares, 16320 retweets and 137 favorites
    481 shares and 987 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares
    27 shares on LinkedIn

  2. Centre given 5 weeks to decide on Delhi polls
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-06 at 07:47:15

    A five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court on Tuesday granted five weeks time to the Centre to decide on dissolving the Delhi Assembly “one way or the other” and paving the way for fresh…

    43 twitter shares, 247 retweets and 6 favorites
    916 shares and 13602 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares, 15 plus ones and 2 reshares

  3. Pran, creator of comic book character ‘Chacha Chaudhary’, dies
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-06 at 10:03:08

    The 75-year-old cartoonist was one of India’s best known cartoonists and also received a lifetime achievement award in 2001.

    101 twitter shares, 3082 retweets and 13 favorites
    427 shares and 694 likes on Facebook
    9 Google+ Shares, 122 plus ones and 13 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  4. BJP’s cousins from Sangh Parivaar new opposition
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-06 at 11:53:41

    The first 65 days of the Narendra Modi-led government have not only signified a break from the old order at the centre but also thrown up a new sort of opposition.

    102 twitter shares, 3060 retweets and 243 favorites
    20 shares and 4 likes on Facebook
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  5. Death toll in Nepal landslide reaches 156
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-08-06 at 15:49:31

    With authorities formally declaring all 123 missing as dead the death toll in the devastating landslide that struck Nepal last Saturday has climbed to 156

    50 twitter shares, 1334 retweets and 14 favorites
    1 shares on Facebook

  6. NDTV’s Hamas Exclusive Is An International Headline
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-06 at 12:33:21

    NDTV’s report showing Hamas militants assembling and firing a rocket from deep within a civilian neighbourhood in Gaza has become an international headline.

    102 twitter shares, 902 retweets and 66 favorites
    191 shares and 131 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones

  7. 240 CPI(M) members join BJP
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-06 at 09:25:24

    A majority of those who defected to the BJP are from Varkala, Kallambalam, Navaikulam, Kazhakuttam, Attipra, and Chirayinkeezhu

    50 twitter shares, 1000 retweets and 26 favorites
    102 shares and 157 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  8. Cartoonist Pran, creator of iconic Chacha Chaudhary, dead
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-06 at 11:50:02

    Eminent cartoonist Pran Kumar Sharma, popularly known as Pran, who gave life to lovable comic characters Chacha Chaudhary and his friend Sabu, is no more.
    Pran succumbed to cancer early o…

    53 twitter shares, 428 retweets and 2 favorites
    238 shares and 544 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  9. Rats on a Plane Force Air India to Ground Aircraft: Report
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-06 at 13:30:17

    Air India has been forced to ground one of its planes after crew spotted rats scurrying around the cabin, The Times of India reported on Tuesday.

    101 twitter shares, 1022 retweets and 19 favorites
    42 shares and 17 likes on Facebook

  10. Kosi: a flood of praise for Modi
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-06 at 01:48:40

    Locals praise PM for the way the crisis was resolved

    102 twitter shares, 838 retweets and 27 favorites
    70 shares and 151 likes on Facebook
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  11. Like it or not, you just can’t do without English
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-06 at 06:40:05

    The CSAT imbroglio has willy-nilly stirred up divisive language passions, and political brinkmanship.

    62 twitter shares, 736 retweets and 43 favorites
    34 shares and 18 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  12. VHP leader gets bail in Naroda Patiya case
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-06 at 01:42:36

    The Gujarat High Court on Tuesday granted bail of seven days to Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Babu Bajrangi, convicted in the 2002 Naroda Patiya riots case.Mr. Bajrangi will be released fr…

    61 twitter shares, 591 retweets and 14 favorites
    75 shares and 156 likes on Facebook

  13. Rahul slams partial Lok Sabha Speaker says only one mans voice heard in Parliament
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-08-06 at 12:18:21

    An aggressive Gandhi joined protesting members of Parliament in the Well of the House as they demanded a debate on the Prevention of Communal and Targeted Violence Bill Rajnath lashes out at Rahulnbsp Poll Should Rahul Gandhi make way for his sister Priya…

    67 twitter shares, 614 retweets and 34 favorites
    3 shares and 2 likes on Facebook

  14. Tamil Nadu introduces bill to provide legal protection to dhoti, violators to face one-year jail term and fine
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-06 at 13:51:55

    Tamil Nadu Cricket Association Club in Chennai had last month denied entry to a Madras HC judge and two advocates as they were wearing dhoti.

    102 twitter shares, 380 retweets and 22 favorites
    116 shares and 88 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  15. Over 50% of engineering seats in Tamil medium lying vacant
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-06 at 12:14:27

    Anna University colleges offer only two courses in Tamil

    40 twitter shares, 631 retweets and 14 favorites
    2 shares on Facebook

  16. Only one man’s voice counts, Speaker partial towards BJP: Rahul Gandhi
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-06 at 11:52:25

    “We are not being allowed to speak in Parliament. There is a mentality in the government that discussion is not acceptable,” Rahul Gandhi said.

    102 twitter shares, 301 retweets and 13 favorites
    132 shares and 77 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  17. Twist in Meerut tale: Woman had surgery for ectopic pregnancy, says state DGP
    Published by Indian Express on 2014-08-06 at 02:03:35

    The woman has alleged that she was forced to sign the affidavit, dated July 30.

    461 shares and 134 likes on Facebook
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  18. ‘Scandalous’ Charges Against Modi Not Ok: Supreme Court to Snoopgate Petitioner
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-06 at 13:47:41

    “Scandalous allegations” made against Prime Minister Narendra Modi” must be deleted, the Supreme Court has ordered Pradeep Sharma, the suspended bureaucrat from Gujarat who has accused Mr Modi of orde…

    72 twitter shares, 441 retweets and 24 favorites
    39 shares and 14 likes on Facebook

  19. As RBI fights it, MPs unaware of inflation
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-06 at 11:23:07

    Welcome to the land where time seems to have stood still, at least as far as inflation is concerned — the Houses of Parliament.

    84 twitter shares, 109 retweets and 16 favorites
    217 shares and 84 likes on Facebook
    4 shares on LinkedIn

  20. Pran Kumar Sharma (1938-2014): The unofficial Google doodle
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-08-06 at 15:53:38

    Pran Kumar Sharma’s succumbed to cancer on August 6 and Chacha Chaudhary was his most endearing creation.

    27 twitter shares, 402 retweets and 24 favorites
    4 shares and 2 likes on Facebook

Here are some more stories that didn’t actually make the above list but still have a significant percentage of social shares of the total.


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