1. The son who sailed and swam his parents out of the floods
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-09-14 at 10:11:30

    Shuaib’s story may well be one among the countless where citizens decided to stand up, unaided, to face nature’s fury and fight for their loved ones.

    72 twitter shares, 2432 retweets and 91 favorites
    7 shares and 65 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 1 reshares

  2. J-K floods: At all party meet, Omar defends ‘missing’ administration
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-09-14 at 08:29:48

    "The political leadership is not missing. It was on the ground. My own officers were stranded but now they are back and controlling the situation on the ground," he told the Opposition leaders," the J-K chief minister said.

    98 twitter shares, 419 retweets and 28 favorites
    107 shares and 604 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares and 13 plus ones

  3. China on ‘track’ to develop Indian railways as Xi Jinping heads to meet PM Modi
    Published by Times of India on 2014-09-14 at 08:33:52

    India and China are expected to sign a pact that will open the way for Chinese participation in new rail tracks, automated signalling for faster trains and modern stations that India’s British-built rail system desperately needs.

    102 twitter shares, 1090 retweets and 39 favorites
    17 shares and 3 likes on Facebook

  4. Kashmir Floods: Rains Lash Kashmir Valley Threatening Rescue Operations
    Published by NDTV on 2014-09-14 at 09:33:33

    After few clear days, rains today returned to the Kashmir Valley in bad news for flood victims as it could hamper rescue operations in the submerged areas.

    100 twitter shares, 905 retweets and 19 favorites
    12 shares on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  5. Jammu & Kashmir floods: Rain lashes valley, rescue operations affected
    Published by Times of India on 2014-09-14 at 09:35:30

    Around 1.5 lakh people are still marooned in many parts of the valley after the worst floods in the state in a century unleashed a trail of death and destruction.

    98 twitter shares, 467 retweets and 27 favorites
    61 shares and 346 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares, 15 plus ones and 3 reshares

  6. Islamic State Video Shows British Hostage Being Beheaded
    Published by NDTV on 2014-09-14 at 07:35:35

    The Islamic State group released a video Saturday of the third beheading of a foreign hostage, a British aid worker, according to SITE Intelligence, which tracks the jihadist groups.

    100 twitter shares, 580 retweets and 15 favorites
    40 shares and 14 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares

  7. Did Saradha cash fund extremists in Bangladesh?
    Published by Times of India on 2014-09-14 at 05:50:18

    The Saradha scam seems to be getting murkier by the day. Central intelligence agencies now claim they have sufficient evidence that Saradha funds were used by fundamentalist outfits in Bangladesh against the Awami League before the general elections in th…

    102 twitter shares, 584 retweets and 21 favorites
    12 shares and 6 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  8. Omar Abdullah: I can’t remember another natural disaster where govt was so completely paralysed
    Published by Indian Express on 2014-09-14 at 03:13:26

    As recovery begins in J&K, the under-fire Chief Minister explains himself exclusively to The Sunday Express.

    90 twitter shares, 422 retweets and 23 favorites
    29 shares and 25 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  9. Opinion: The BJP and Hindu-Muslim Romance
    Published by NDTV on 2014-09-14 at 09:22:47

    In "love jihad", BJP sees predatory Muslim aashiqs everywhere, writes Mukul Kesavan.

    96 twitter shares, 129 retweets and 9 favorites
    171 shares and 151 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares
    7 shares on LinkedIn

  10. Man chooses ‘mom’ he found on Facebook, abandons real parents
    Published by Times of India on 2014-09-14 at 05:19:52

    Twenty-year-old Vijay Maurya, a second year student at Bareilly College, has decided that a woman from Kerala whom he met on Facebook is his "mother” and that he wants to swap his real parents for her.

    84 twitter shares, 353 retweets and 4 favorites
    81 shares and 21 likes on Facebook

  11. SGPC, Army come together to help J&K flood-hit
    Published by Times of India on 2014-09-14 at 05:29:46

    The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) — responsible for managing gurdwaras in Punjab and some other states — is working hand in hand with the Army to provide help to people hit hard by the floods in Jammu & Kashmir.

    39 twitter shares, 444 retweets and 19 favorites
    5 shares and 4 likes on Facebook

  12. Chinese president to honour family of Dr Kotnis
    Published by Times of India on 2014-09-14 at 05:12:21

    Chinese president Xi Jinping, during his maiden visit to India starting September 17, will honour a tradition all his predecessors have abided by since 1950 – meeting the family of the legendary Dr Dwarkanath Shantaram Kotnis.

    31 twitter shares, 428 retweets and 28 favorites
    4 shares and 1 likes on Facebook

  13. Islamic State Murder of British Hostage an ‘Act of Pure Evil’: David Cameron
    Published by NDTV on 2014-09-14 at 06:28:22

    The beheading of a British hostage by Islamic State militants was an "act of pure evil," Prime Minister David Cameron said Sunday, vowing Britain will do all in its power to bring the killers to justi…

    100 twitter shares, 342 retweets and 24 favorites
    11 shares and 3 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  14. J-K floods: Heavy rains lash Srinagar, disrupt rescue operations
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-09-14 at 10:38:56

    Over 1,42,000 people have been rescued so far from various parts of the state by the armed forces and the NDRF.

    23 twitter shares, 120 retweets and 10 favorites
    10 shares and 260 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares, 1 plus ones and 1 reshares

  15. The Modi jacket that charmed the world
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-09-14 at 09:36:24

    BJP politicians have now adopted it as a uniform of sorts, with leaders insisting on sporting their loyalty and dapper tastes in the sleeveless cover.

    21 twitter shares, 182 retweets and 32 favorites
    10 shares and 172 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares, 1 plus ones and 1 reshares

  16. Kem cho, US? Excitement over PM’s visit; but part of NRIs unhappy
    Published by Economic Times on 2014-09-14 at 07:00:15

    A section of NRIs would have liked PM Narendra Modi to visit Silicon Valley and participate in “more important and serious” engagements.

    45 twitter shares, 82 retweets and 7 favorites
    54 shares and 215 likes on Facebook
    4 shares on LinkedIn

  17. IS video shows beheading of British hostage UK vows action
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-09-14 at 07:32:34

    The Islamic State jihadist group claimed on Saturday it beheaded British aid worker David Haines in what would be the third such execution in recent weeks after two US journalists were shown murdered

    42 twitter shares, 270 retweets and 10 favorites
    17 shares and 2 likes on Facebook

  18. Isro scientist tours the edge of space
    Published by Times of India on 2014-09-14 at 05:45:36

    Working with the space agency since mid-1980s, he has always dreamt to reach the space.

    40 twitter shares, 242 retweets and 27 favorites
    8 shares and 3 likes on Facebook

  19. Mahant’s dream of Ram temple will be fulfilled: Rajnath, LK Advani
    Published by Times of India on 2014-09-14 at 03:53:32

    Union home minister Rajnath Singh and BJP patriarch LK Advani said on Saturday that Mahant Avaidyanath’s dream of Ram temple construction in Ayodhya will be fulfilled.

    53 twitter shares, 191 retweets and 29 favorites
    15 shares and 4 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  20. ISIS beheads British hostage David Haines
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-09-14 at 10:33:49

    The purported executioner appeared to be the same man who appeared in videos with US journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, and it showed a similar desert setting. In both videos, the captives wore orange jumpsuits. Obama condemns ISIS beheading of B…

    33 twitter shares, 110 retweets and 6 favorites
    21 shares and 105 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares, 2 plus ones and 1 reshares
    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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