1. Google doodles ‘Malgudi Days’ on RK Narayan’s 108th birth anniversary
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-10-10 at 06:23:48

    RK Narayan is a well known pioneer of early Indian English literature and set most of his stories in the fictional town of Malgudi.

    100 twitter shares, 3188 retweets and 26 favorites
    102 shares and 81 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  2. 11-Year-Old Raped, Allegedly by Trinamool Leader’s Brother, in West Bengal’s Durgapur
    Published by NDTV on 2014-10-10 at 01:14:20

    A man – allegedly the brother of a local Trinamool Congress leader – was caught red-handed today while raping an 11-year-old girl in West Bengal’s Durgapur town.

    100 twitter shares, 1720 retweets and 11 favorites
    31 shares and 2 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  3. India Today pre-poll survey: BJP set to win Maharashtra on its own
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-10-10 at 08:23:35

    The India Today Group-Cicero opinion poll has predicted that the BJP may win 133 of the 288 seats in Maharashtra, putting the saffron party within striking distance of forming a government on its own. India Today-Cicero opinion poll: How Maharashtra basti…

    100 twitter shares, 1053 retweets and 75 favorites
    50 shares and 263 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares, 13 plus ones and 1 reshares

  4. Pak ceasefire violations: How it all started
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-10-10 at 09:41:19

    The BSF, in a report submitted to the Home Ministry, explained the sequence of events on the evening of October 2 that led to a massive spurt in exchanges of fire between the two nations.

    62 twitter shares, 1086 retweets and 38 favorites
    17 shares and 93 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares, 13 plus ones and 5 reshares

  5. Sunanda Pushkar’s family demands CBI probe, says her death was ‘pre-planned’
    Published by FirstPost on 2014-10-10 at 10:03:07

    Hours after Sunanda Pushkar’s latest autopsy report, which states the cause of death was poisoning, her cousin Ashok Kumar told ANI that he was aware that her death was not natural and that it had been pre-planned and demanded a CBI probe into the inciden…

    73 twitter shares, 1160 retweets and 25 favorites
    3 shares on Facebook

  6. 2 opinion polls say BJP will form Maharashtra govt
    Published by Times of India on 2014-10-10 at 07:01:59

    The BJP seems set to form the next govern ment in Maharashtra, according to two opinion polls released on Thursday .While one gave the party a clear majority of 154 seats in the 288-member state assembly, the other gave it 133, just a little short of the …

    72 twitter shares, 729 retweets and 53 favorites
    96 shares and 152 likes on Facebook
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  7. Pentagon approves two technology transfer licences to India
    Published by Times of India on 2014-10-10 at 07:27:46

    While the decision in this regard was made just before PM Narendra Modi’s US visit, the announcement was made by a top Pentagon official during the annual gala of the US-India Business Council (USIBC) on Thursday.

    100 twitter shares, 947 retweets and 18 favorites
    18 shares and 3 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  8. When Border is Tense, it’s Soldiers, Not Politicians Who Must Answer: PM Narendra Modi
    Published by NDTV on 2014-10-10 at 06:52:07

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday reiterated his government’s tough stand on the confrontation with Pakistan at the Kashmir border. "Today, when bullets are being fired on the border, it is the…

    96 twitter shares, 58 retweets and 10 favorites
    262 shares and 355 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares

  9. Chetan Bhagat Takes #FastForHer Pledge, Tags Others For Karwa Chauth
    Published by NDTV on 2014-10-10 at 00:28:18

    To make their better halves feel special, a number of husbands, including celebrities, have promised to fast for their wives this Karwa Chauth next Saturday.

    100 twitter shares, 457 retweets and 49 favorites
    71 shares and 79 likes on Facebook

  10. Not dating Sonakshi Sinha: Arjun Kapoor clarifies
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-10-10 at 09:01:03

    A while back, there were rumours about Arjun Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha dating each other.

    14 twitter shares, 81 retweets and 4 favorites
    7 shares and 593 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  11. In RSS-backed school, students get a Modi crash course
    Published by Indian Express on 2014-10-10 at 02:33:55

    The school played Modi’s Teachers’ Day speech twice, once on September 5 and again to celebrate his birthday.

    72 twitter shares, 503 retweets and 27 favorites
    14 shares and 9 likes on Facebook

  12. Watch: Ayushmann back with soulful number Mitti Di Khusboo
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-10-10 at 09:55:25

    After giving us some melodious tracks like Paani da rang, Saadi gali aaja and O heriye the singer-Ayushmann Khurrana is back with yet another soulful number, ‘Mitti di khushboo’.

    42 twitter shares, 143 retweets and 36 favorites
    9 shares and 383 likes on Facebook

  13. Flipkart looks to pacify customers with sops | Company may escape CCI action
    Published by Economic Times on 2014-10-10 at 07:13:13

    The e-tailer is planning to offer gift coupons to customers who didn’t get to buy on Oct 6 and earmark dates for vendors to showcase wares.

    51 twitter shares, 420 retweets and 15 favorites
    17 shares and 3 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  14. Cyclone Hudhud May Turn Into Severe Storm in a Few Hours
    Published by NDTV on 2014-10-10 at 10:32:18

    Hudhud is expected to turn into a very severe cyclonic storm in a few hours, bringing heavy rain and gusting winds as it inches closer to the coast of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha.

    83 twitter shares, 400 retweets and 4 favorites
    8 shares on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  15. Google celebrates RK Narayan’s birthday with a Malgudi Days Doodle
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-10-10 at 08:54:30

    The Google homepage of October 10 has highlighted its page by a sketch of the novelist indulged in his collection of Malgudi Days stories.

    20 twitter shares, 145 retweets and 29 favorites
    25 shares and 264 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  16. High pricing keeps travellers off premium trains
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-10-10 at 02:28:15

    The premium trains introduced to decongest traffic this festive season has not found many takers because of high pricing. Bookings started on October 5 and 6. As many as 300-350 berths in the seco…

    10 twitter shares
    161 shares and 309 likes on Facebook

  17. Kevin Pietersen still to discover reason for England axe
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-10-10 at 08:30:29

    Pietersen`s decade-long international career was sensationally cut loose by the ECB following the team`s 5-0 Ashes thrashing in Australia.

    46 twitter shares, 17 retweets and 1 favorites
    6 shares and 392 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  18. Dussehra festivities end without animal sacrifice
    Published by Times of India on 2014-10-10 at 06:50:34

    A large number of followers of deities in Kullu, including Raja Maheshwar Singh, the representative of religious community here, were in favour of animal sacrifice to keep alive the 350 years old tradition.

    55 twitter shares, 368 retweets and 26 favorites
    2 shares on Facebook

  19. Women dont need to ask for raise says Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-10-10 at 10:02:30

    Microsofts chief executive officer suggested on Thursday that women in technology should not ask for raises but have faith in the system bringing a torrent of criticism and causing the executive to backtrack after the statement

    46 twitter shares, 363 retweets and 21 favorites
    7 shares on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  20. Pakistan under pressure to put an end to border firing, say sources; to hold high-level meeting …
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-10-10 at 07:59:28

    The Pakistan Rangers apparently, did not expect the level of retaliation shown by the BSF jawans.

    47 twitter shares, 292 retweets and 23 favorites
    16 shares and 9 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

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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