1. ISIS uses internet to reach Indian youths to wage jihad
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-13 at 10:11:41

    One video with Hindi, Tamil and Urdu subtitles, posted on jihadi forums and YouTube, features a Canadian jihadi identified as Abu Muslim, who is shown firing a rocket-propelled grenade and participating in combat before he is killed. The video shows the C…

    102 twitter shares, 6529 retweets and 8 favorites
    20 shares and 53 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 1 reshares

  2. Two Indian-origin professors win maths global prizes
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-13 at 09:59:42

    Iranian-born mathematician and Stanford University professor Maryam Mirzakhani became the first woman to win the Fields Medal this year.

    63 twitter shares, 2814 retweets and 61 favorites
    21 shares and 349 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares, 3 plus ones and 2 reshares

  3. Online system to track Indians who die abroad
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-13 at 09:00:33

    The ‘Online system for facilitating transportation of mortal remains from ECR countries’ was launched by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj during an event that was also attended by Minister of State V.K. Singh.

    50 twitter shares, 996 retweets and 30 favorites
    18 shares and 146 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones

  4. Rare Honour for Indian-Origin Math Wizards. Manjul Bhargava Wins Fields Medal
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-13 at 09:40:53

    Two Indian-origin academicians have won prestigious global prizes in the field of mathematics with one of them being awarded the Fields Medal – known as the "Nobel Prize of mathematics".

    87 twitter shares, 792 retweets and 61 favorites
    38 shares and 32 likes on Facebook
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  5. After Modi’s J&K visit, Pakistan violates ceasefire again
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-13 at 09:30:44

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on Tuesday condemned the continuing proxy war by Pakistan and had said that it has lost the strength to fight a conventional war against India.

    43 twitter shares, 803 retweets and 10 favorites
    1 shares and 1 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares, 4 plus ones and 1 reshares

  6. Robin Williams killed himself sheriff official
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-08-13 at 00:24:31

    Robin Williams killed himself by hanging with a belt at his San Franciscoarea home sheriffs officials said on Tuesday

    43 twitter shares, 804 retweets and 14 favorites
    3 shares on Facebook

  7. Home Minister is quietly cut out of senior officers’ appointments
    Published by Indian Express on 2014-08-13 at 01:48:26

    ACC proposals were first sent by the Cabinet Secretary to the Home Minister for approval, before they were ratified by the PM.

    103 twitter shares, 586 retweets and 27 favorites
    32 shares and 14 likes on Facebook

  8. Uma Bharti says Saraswati not a myth, starts hunt for river
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-13 at 05:54:18

    The government has launched a fresh effort to unravel the ancient riddle about the existence of river Saraswati which finds reference in ‘Vedic’ texts.

    87 twitter shares, 430 retweets and 6 favorites
    31 shares and 19 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares

  9. Narrow escape for Prakash Raj
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-13 at 00:03:48

    Actor Prakash Raj on Tuesday evening had a miraculous escape when a private bus rammed the vehicle he was travelling in at a traffic signal under Cyberabad police limits. The actor was said to be…

    15 twitter shares, 12 retweets and 3 favorites
    67 shares and 461 likes on Facebook

  10. Hollywood Icon Lauren Bacall Dead at 89: Family
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-13 at 08:47:23

    Legendary actress Lauren Bacall, an icon of Hollywood’s golden age who lit up the silver screen in a series of classic movies opposite her husband Humphrey Bogart, died Tuesday aged 89, her family sai…

    101 twitter shares, 382 retweets and 18 favorites
    10 shares and 3 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  11. Medical Council to Discuss NDTV Expose on Doctors Getting Kickbacks
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-13 at 07:39:19

    The Ethics Committee of the Medical Council of India or MCI will meet today to discuss NDTV’s expose which showed doctors in Delhi agreeing to prescribe drugs in exchange for kickbacks.

    101 twitter shares, 350 retweets and 25 favorites
    22 shares and 15 likes on Facebook

  12. PM Modi Misses Wit and Humour in Parliament
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-13 at 09:34:35

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi misses wit in Parliament. Commenting on it at an event on Tuesday, he wondered whether lawmakers have lost their sense of humour fearing how the media will play it up.

    101 twitter shares, 282 retweets and 14 favorites
    13 shares and 39 likes on Facebook

  13. PM Modi Laments Absence of Humour from Parliamentary Proceedings
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-13 at 07:20:50

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi today lamented the growing absence of wit and humour in parliamentary proceedings remarking that lawmakers fear how media will play it up.

    101 twitter shares, 245 retweets and 30 favorites
    14 shares and 12 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  14. TN passes Dress Code Bill
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-13 at 00:24:33

    Restrictive dress codes in social clubs, hotels, theatres, malls and halls, which are disrespectful of traditional Indian attires, has been mandated out of the social space, with the Tamil Nadu As…

    13 twitter shares
    69 shares and 316 likes on Facebook

  15. Pak troops violate ceasefire India retaliates
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-08-13 at 08:18:20

    Pakistan Army on Wednesday opened fire at Indian positions on the international border in Jammu district an official said

    49 twitter shares, 294 retweets and 26 favorites
    3 shares on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  16. ‘BUY’ or ‘SELL’ ideas from experts for Wednesday
    Published by Economic Times on 2014-08-13 at 09:27:07

    Indian markets were rangebound in absence of cues from global peers. ET Now spoke to various experts and here’s what they have to recommend.

    263 shares and 19 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 6 plus ones and 2 reshares
    50 views on StumbleUpon

  17. 4 Indian doctors want to return home from Ebola-hit Nigeria
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-13 at 00:15:54

    The doctors claim that their passports have been taken away and they are being threatened against leaving the country, a charge denied by the Primus hospital in the Nigerian capital Abuja.

    38 twitter shares, 232 retweets and 22 favorites
    13 shares and 37 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares and 5 plus ones

  18. ‘It Lays in Wait’: Robin Williams’ Lifelong Fight
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-13 at 00:52:32

    Addiction seemed to stalk Robin Williams, tempting him when he was weak and taunting him when he least expected it.

    80 twitter shares, 226 retweets and 14 favorites
    11 shares and 2 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares

  19. Fate of 41 Indian workers abducted in Iraq unknown
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-13 at 09:05:40

    A total of 42 Indians were abducted by ISIS militants. Among the Indians, three each hailed from Himachal Pradesh and West Bengal, and two from Bihar. A total of 34 Indians were from Punjab, and of them one Ramesh Masih had managed to escape.

    30 twitter shares, 240 retweets and 4 favorites
    7 shares and 47 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares, 3 plus ones and 1 reshares

  20. Hillary Clinton Calls Barack Obama to Clarify Syria Remarks
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-13 at 06:45:57

    Hillary Clinton, a likely Democratic contender for the White House in 2016, called President Barack Obama on Tuesday to clarify that controversial remarks she made in an interview were not intended to…

    83 twitter shares, 216 retweets and 10 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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