1. 15 things Modi said in his August 15 speech
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-15 at 09:12:33

    From ending poverty and shunning violence to saving the girl child and imparting work skills, the PM’s speech covered all areas.

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    37 twitter shares, 229 retweets and 31 favorites
    572 shares and 11014 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones

  2. One Daughter Can Serve Parents More Than 5 Sons: PM Modi’s Top 10 Quotes
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-15 at 09:32:56

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi today addressed the nation from the Red Fort in his first Independence Day speech. He spoke extempore, without a bullet-proof glass giving him cover.

    6855 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 6427 retweets and 134 favorites
    105 shares and 83 likes on Facebook
    4 shares on LinkedIn

  3. PM Modi on Rape Cases: Correct Sons, Don’t Question Daughters
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-15 at 10:08:14

    In his Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that a spate of rape cases have shamed India; he urged parents to take responsibility for the actions of their sons.

    4120 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 3817 retweets and 66 favorites
    75 shares and 59 likes on Facebook
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  4. PM Narendra Modi’s Independence Day Speech at Red Fort: Highlights
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-15 at 08:40:07

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing his first Independence Day speech from the Red Fort.

    3567 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 2305 retweets and 82 favorites
    417 shares and 642 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares, 1 plus ones and 1 reshares
    12 shares on LinkedIn

  5. Let’s take a pledge to defeat poverty, says Modi
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-15 at 09:56:21

    PM Narendra Modi, in his first Independence Day speech from the Red Fort, says caste and communal violence stall the growth of the nation, seeks path of sadbhavana.

    3187 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 2054 retweets and 155 favorites
    82 shares and 719 likes on Facebook
    13 Google+ Shares, 54 plus ones and 6 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  6. Google doodles independent India’s first stamp on August 15
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-08-15 at 06:08:56

    Independent India’s first stamp was for three and one-half annas and was issued on November 21, 1947.

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    95 twitter shares, 1620 retweets and 67 favorites
    137 shares and 393 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  7. Bye-Bye, Planning Commission. PM Says It’s Over.
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-15 at 10:40:07

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced that the Planning Commission will be wrapped up, because it is no longer relevant.

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    101 twitter shares, 1457 retweets and 72 favorites
    27 shares and 12 likes on Facebook

  8. LIVE PM Modi greets nation on IDay visits Raj Ghat
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-08-15 at 07:12:00

    Narendra Modi sent his greetings to the nation on the occasion of Indias 68th Independence Day on Friday He visited Raj Ghat to pay tributes to Mahatma Gandhi before arriving in Red Fort to deliver his first speech as the PM on the IDay Full coverage Inde…

    1636 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 1423 retweets and 86 favorites
    17 shares and 6 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  9. For PM Modi’s Independence Day Speech, No Notes, No Umbrellas For Rain
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-15 at 00:11:42

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is preparing to speak extempore as he makes his Independence Day debut at Delhi’s Red Fort today, and even rain won’t stop him.

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    102 twitter shares, 560 retweets and 23 favorites
    244 shares and 505 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares and 5 plus ones
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  10. One killed two injured in airport attack in Pakistan
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-08-15 at 00:26:33

    A man was killed and two policemen were wounded in an attack on Quetta airport in western Pakistan on Thursday night officials said but the attackers did not breach the perimeter

    980 Shares
    51 twitter shares, 904 retweets and 12 favorites
    11 shares and 2 likes on Facebook

  11. I Am an Outsider to Delhi, Stresses PM Modi in His Speech
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-15 at 10:39:31

    In his first Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today described himself as "an outsider to Delhi".

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    101 twitter shares, 739 retweets and 37 favorites
    29 shares and 13 likes on Facebook

  12. Indian youth smart enough to know PK is fiction: SC
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-15 at 01:32:44

    Rejecting a plea seeking ban on Aamir Khan’s upcoming film, the apex court said Indian youth are smart enough to know ‘PK’ is fiction.

    775 Shares
    53 twitter shares, 597 retweets and 42 favorites
    30 shares and 53 likes on Facebook

  13. For PM’s Speech, No Bullet-Proof Glass is a Break from Tradition
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-15 at 10:38:19

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s office insisted that his first Independence Day speech would be delivered without a bullet-proof shield at his podium at Delhi’s historic Red Fort. There was another br…

    683 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 470 retweets and 21 favorites
    53 shares and 37 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  14. Make in India, Narendra Modi to global investors
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-15 at 09:00:07

    Delivering his Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached out to global investors on Friday, asking them to come and manufacture goods in India, while calling for zero-defect products with with zero-effect on environment.

    650 Shares
    40 twitter shares, 536 retweets and 61 favorites
    10 shares and 3 likes on Facebook

  15. When my nation is always right
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-15 at 09:00:09

    Why I fret about an increasingly illiberal, irritable and sometimes petulant new India, says Shekhar Gupta.

    649 Shares
    54 twitter shares, 513 retweets and 70 favorites
    8 shares and 4 likes on Facebook

  16. Independence Day: 10,000 to attend PM Modi’s speech at Red Fort
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-15 at 03:15:37

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will unfurl the national flag from the Red Fort, will be speaking to the nation from the historic podium for the first time after his party’s spectacular electoral victory in May.

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    21 twitter shares, 12 retweets and 3 favorites
    45 shares and 512 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares, 6 plus ones and 1 reshares

  17. Govt to launch Jan Dhan scheme to promote finance inclusion: PM
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-15 at 09:07:17

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Firday launched ‘Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana’ to help the poor open bank accounts which will come with the facility of a debit card and an insurance cover of Rs 1 lakh.

    513 Shares
    32 twitter shares, 426 retweets and 50 favorites
    5 shares on Facebook

  18. Google Doodle celebrates India’s 68th Independence Day
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-15 at 04:59:27

    The first stamp of independent India was issued on 21 November 1947 depicting the Indian Flag with the patriots’s slogan, Jai Hind.

    456 Shares
    25 twitter shares, 48 retweets and 6 favorites
    38 shares and 333 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 4 plus ones

  19. Advani Praises ‘Choti, Choti Batein’ in PM Modi’s Independence Day Speech
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-15 at 10:42:36

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s unscripted first Independence Day speech has got a thumbs up for its "chhoti, chhoti batein" from his one-time mentor and the BJP’s seniormost leader LK Advani.

    403 Shares
    34 twitter shares, 330 retweets and 35 favorites
    3 shares on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  20. Independence day is the proudest day for all Indians: Shah Rukh Khan
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-08-15 at 08:02:24

    Khan was speaking at the trailer launch of his upcoming film ‘Happy New Year’.

    393 Shares
    40 twitter shares, 334 retweets and 10 favorites
    3 shares and 1 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 4 plus ones

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