1. For ‘distressed’ Hindus, VHP helpline is just a call away
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-09 at 09:01:14

    VHP, which celebrates its 50th anniversary next week, says the service is run by 40 people who answer calls full time and boasts of a nearly 30,000-strong network ready to respond to any Hindu’s call for help.

    1306 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 835 retweets and 65 favorites
    207 shares and 90 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 6 plus ones

  2. Rajnath ‘captain’, Amit Shah ‘man of the match’ of Lok Sabha polls: Narendra Modi
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-09 at 16:22:06

    In an apparent attack on Congress, the PM said today, "those who have not done anything for 60 years are asking for our account of 60 days."

    1124 Shares
    82 twitter shares, 220 retweets and 17 favorites
    77 shares and 707 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 18 plus ones

  3. Outcry as Turkish PM Erdogan Tells Female Reporter to ‘Know Your Place’
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-09 at 12:54:06

    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday faced a new outcry over his attitude to the media and women after he branded a prominent female journalist a "shameless woman" and told her "to kn…

    1047 Shares
    87 twitter shares, 893 retweets and 31 favorites
    29 shares and 6 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  4. US warplanes bomb Islamist fighters marching on Iraqs Kurdish capital
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-08-09 at 07:30:37

    For the second straight night the US also dropped relief supplies to members of the ancient Yazidi sect tens of thousands of whom are massed on a desert mountaintop seeking shelter from fighters who had ordered them to convert or die

    1018 Shares
    77 twitter shares, 850 retweets and 32 favorites
    41 shares and 17 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  5. UP khap panchayat bans jeans, mobile phones for girls
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-09 at 11:49:20

    The panchayat of Gujjar community claimed that eve-teasing incidents had increased due to "objectionable" clothes worn by girls.

    952 Shares
    44 twitter shares, 841 retweets and 12 favorites
    35 shares and 20 likes on Facebook

  6. In Bizarre Drug Check, US Police Drill Holes Into Jimmy Neesham’s Bat
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-09 at 15:55:17

    New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham was in for a shock as the United States police drilled multiple holes into a bat to check for hidden drugs while he was on his way to West Indies to participate i…

    861 Shares
    4 twitter shares
    144 shares and 713 likes on Facebook

  7. India Bats for Afghanistan, Announces $1 Million To Build Cricket Stadium
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-09 at 16:11:48

    India has given Afghanistan’s cricket dreams a new push by announcing a $1 million grant for building a cricket stadium in the southern province of the country.

    840 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 642 retweets and 28 favorites
    22 shares and 47 likes on Facebook

  8. Ebola Outbreak a Public Health Emergency: UN
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-09 at 14:50:02

    The World Health Organization urged nations worldwide to donate money and resources to stop the spread of Ebola as it declared the outbreak in West Africa to be an international public health emergenc…

    838 Shares
    86 twitter shares, 731 retweets and 16 favorites
    5 shares on Facebook

  9. UPA will be known as a government of scams says BJP chief Amit Shah
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-08-09 at 10:47:33

    Amit Shah who is credited with getting BJPled alliance 73 out of 80 seats in UP in the LS polls said For long Congress ideology has been predominant in Indias politics Now it is time to ensure that BJPs ideology has an imprint on nations politics

    761 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 566 retweets and 50 favorites
    35 shares and 5 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones

  10. Don’t disturb country’s secular fabric, says SC
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-09 at 13:20:04

    Warns against unsubstantiated statements on conversion

    599 Shares
    45 twitter shares, 70 retweets and 10 favorites
    187 shares and 284 likes on Facebook
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  11. Delhi Northeast residents singled out by cops
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-08-09 at 00:17:51

    People from the Northeast who are living in south Delhi were in for a rude shock when they were allegedly singled out by the local police and told to provide personal details

    593 Shares
    74 twitter shares, 476 retweets and 17 favorites
    19 shares and 7 likes on Facebook

  12. BJP a party for the poor: Amit Shah
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-09 at 12:09:06

    The BJP is now moving ahead as a party for the poor, said Amit Shah who was installed as the party president on Saturday.

    553 Shares
    92 twitter shares, 389 retweets and 44 favorites
    17 shares and 10 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  13. How US President Obama decided on airstrikes in Iraq
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-08-09 at 10:21:07

    The US unleashes its first airstrikes in northern Iraq against militants of the Islamic State group amid a worsening humanitarian crisisUS warplanes bomb Islamist fighters

    545 Shares
    42 twitter shares, 483 retweets and 12 favorites
    4 shares and 1 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares

  14. Communal conflicts in UP ‘deliberately engineered’: Rahul Gandhi
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-09 at 14:48:49

    "Communal conflict is being artificially and deliberately engineered in our country, especially in Uttar Pradesh," Rahul Gandhi told a newspaper.

    530 Shares
    96 twitter shares, 389 retweets and 25 favorites
    15 shares and 5 likes on Facebook

  15. Subscribe Now
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-09 at 14:13:31

    Subscribe now for your favourite magazines

    500 Shares
    107 shares and 358 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares and 15 plus ones

  16. At BJP National Council Meet, Amit Shah Confirmed as Party Chief
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-09 at 12:30:53

    Top BJP leaders from across the country, in a meeting of the National Council, today ratified the appointment of party president Amit Shah.

    484 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 343 retweets and 25 favorites
    10 shares and 3 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones

  17. Ebola in India: Maharashtra govt gears up to detect infected air passengers
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-09 at 17:21:40

    Ten beds have been reserved in each of the medical college hospitals of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation.

    482 Shares
    75 twitter shares, 393 retweets and 10 favorites
    4 shares on Facebook

  18. India Steps Up Watch for Deadly Ebola Virus
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-09 at 15:29:44

    India’s airports went on alert and the government opened an emergency helpline on Saturday as part of measures to tackle any outbreak of the deadly Ebola epidemic in the country of 1.25 billion people…

    457 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 320 retweets and 16 favorites
    15 shares and 6 likes on Facebook

  19. Barack Obama Says He Won’t Let Islamic Militants Create Caliphate: NYT
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-09 at 14:11:38

    US President Barack Obama said he was willing to consider broader use of military strikes in Iraq to beat back Islamist militants, but Iraqi political leaders must first figure out a way to work with …

    449 Shares
    63 twitter shares, 361 retweets and 21 favorites
    4 shares on Facebook

  20. PIB chief shunted out, DD News gets new head
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-09 at 08:01:25

    Neelam Kapur, PIB’s principal director-general of media and communication moved to directorate of field publicity; AIR director-general Archana Dutta given additional charge of DD News.

    440 Shares
    35 twitter shares, 380 retweets and 4 favorites
    15 shares and 3 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

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