1. Sankararaman case: ‘revoke nod to appeal against verdict’
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-08 at 02:58:57

    BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday urged President Pranab Mukherjee to “revoke” the permission granted by the former Lt. Governor of Puducherry, Virendra Kataria, to appeal against the tri…

    4930 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 4712 retweets and 109 favorites
    4 shares and 4 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  2. BJP, Parivar outfits to intensify campaign against ‘love jihad’
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-08 at 09:36:14

    ‘New Shuddhi movement: Will free villages of Christians’

    2761 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 1672 retweets and 33 favorites
    369 shares and 579 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  3. India will help shape a new world order in 21st century: Chuck Hagel
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-08 at 09:45:56

    Describing India as one of the most significant countries in the world, US defense secretary Chuck Hagel has said the world’s largest democracy will help shape a "new world order" that is emerging in this century.

    2649 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 2480 retweets and 49 favorites
    13 shares and 3 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  4. Jaswant Singh ‘Very Critical’; Advani, Rajnath Visit Him in Hospital
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-08 at 13:53:00

    Former Union Minister Jaswant Singh is in a "very critical" condition at the Intensive Care Unit of the Army’s R and R Hospital in Delhi, the Defence ministry has said.

    2251 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 2066 retweets and 38 favorites
    38 shares and 6 likes on Facebook

  5. I was treated better than I expected in Pakistan: BSF jawan
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-08 at 16:25:30

    A Border Security Force jawan, who was swept into Pakistan by strong currents of Chenab river and picked up by Pakistan Rangers, on Friday said he was treated “better” than his expectation and was…

    1531 Shares
    57 twitter shares, 775 retweets and 11 favorites
    102 shares and 581 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones

  6. I was treated better than my expectation in Pakistan, says BSF jawan swept away by Chenab
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-08 at 14:27:06

    BSF jawan Satyasheel Yadav, who was swept away into Pakistan by strong currents of Chenab river and picked up by Pakistan Rangers, is likely to be released today.

    1515 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 1250 retweets and 41 favorites
    84 shares and 37 likes on Facebook
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  7. How Telangana Farmer’s Suicide Has Changed the World of His Daughter
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-08 at 14:09:37

    Swapna was returning home from her first day at work as a farm hand when we reached Vangapadu village in Warangal district. The first year B.Com student told us she had spent all day applying fertilis…

    1415 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 565 retweets and 19 favorites
    460 shares and 258 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares
    8 shares on LinkedIn

  8. Incongruity in Meerut victim’s story
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-08 at 01:28:08

    A 20-year-old girl who was allegedly raped and coerced into converting to Islam at Sarawa village, 60 km east of Delhi, belonged to a distressed upper caste family and knew the accused, Muslims of…

    1094 Shares
    50 twitter shares, 222 retweets and 13 favorites
    328 shares and 481 likes on Facebook

  9. Modi Government has 19 New Rules for Bureaucrats, Including ‘Political Neutrality’
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-08 at 14:46:04

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s initiative to deliver clean and efficient governance now includes 19 new pointers for all bureaucrats. The new rules ask them to ensure that all policy decisions are gu…

    861 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 629 retweets and 33 favorites
    70 shares and 27 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  10. BJP gets a drubbing in local body polls in Uttarakhand
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-08 at 02:56:12

    In the elections for Zila Panchayat president held on August 5, the BJP candidates won in two seats while those backed by the Congress won in 10

    685 Shares
    66 twitter shares, 574 retweets and 8 favorites
    24 shares and 13 likes on Facebook

  11. India on Alert for Ebola Virus, Health Minister Outlines Plan
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-08 at 13:57:43

    India is on the alert for the Ebola virus, said Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, suggesting there is a risk the deadly virus could be imported into country if the large population of Indians working in …

    625 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 418 retweets and 5 favorites
    81 shares and 16 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones

  12. Beware! The Facebook ‘colour change’ app is a scam that tries to hack into your account
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-08-08 at 13:23:23

    The app, that claims it can change the colour theme of your Facebook profile, directs users to a malicious phishing site.

    534 Shares
    46 twitter shares, 174 retweets and 13 favorites
    142 shares and 156 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  13. BSF jawan swept into Pakistan to return today
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-08 at 13:46:32

    Satyasheel Yadav, who was swept away by Chenab river into Pakistani territory, has been questioned by the ISI.

    479 Shares
    29 shares and 445 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones

  14. IISc. is not Delhi varsity, say students, faculty
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-08 at 12:33:32

    HRD Ministry says the institute’s four-year UG course does not align with UGC norms

    448 Shares
    54 twitter shares, 330 retweets and 21 favorites
    22 shares and 21 likes on Facebook

  15. Israeli Military Used “Hannibal Procedure” in Gaza War
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-08 at 14:30:12

    Israeli military’s "Hannibal procedure," one of its most dreaded and contentious directives, allows commanders to call in extra troops and air support to use maximum force to recapture a lost soldier.

    444 Shares
    51 twitter shares, 361 retweets and 14 favorites
    12 shares and 5 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  16. Not joining Congress says Shazia Ilmi
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-08-08 at 13:05:06

    Former Aam Aadmi Party leader Shazia Ilmi has for the time being put to rest speculation that she has plans to join the Congress She has also indicated she is not averse to reconciliation with the AAP

    442 Shares
    25 twitter shares, 400 retweets and 16 favorites
    1 shares on Facebook

  17. Man kills parents, cooks, packs them in lunchboxes
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-08 at 11:21:30

    After killing the aged couple, Henry and his friend dismembered, salted and cooked them. The police discovered the heads and organs of the parents in two refrigerators.

    438 Shares
    148 shares and 290 likes on Facebook

  18. No Ebola case in India, health minister Harsh Vardhan says
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-08 at 16:03:06

    No case of Ebola virus has been reported in India so far and the government is taking all measures to prevent its spread, health minister Harsh Vardhan said on Friday.

    424 Shares
    74 twitter shares, 331 retweets and 13 favorites
    5 shares on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  19. They Made Me Comfortable, Says BSF Jawan to be Released by Pakistan Today
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-08 at 15:14:40

    A Border Security Force jawan who was captured by Pakistani troops for straying across the border, said hours before he is scheduled to be released, that he has been treated well, is comfortable and i…

    406 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 232 retweets and 8 favorites
    39 shares and 25 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  20. Jaswant Singh suffers head injury, govt says his condition is very critical
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-08 at 13:49:07

    Former BJP leader Jaswant Singh has been admitted to the ICU of Army Research and Referral Hospital here after he slipped at his residence and sustained head injury.

    391 Shares
    83 twitter shares, 257 retweets and 12 favorites
    30 shares and 9 likes on Facebook

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