1. PM Modi inducts India’s largest indigenously built warship INS Kolkata
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-16 at 09:32:59

    Constructed by the Mazagon Dock Ltd, the 6,800-tonne Kolkata-class stealth destroyer has been designed by the Indian Navy’s design bureau.

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    101 twitter shares, 5253 retweets and 74 favorites
    46 shares and 15 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  2. Modi’s I-Day mantras: Make in India to Clean India
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-16 at 10:44:26

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Independence Day speech on Friday gave out several mantras to rev up the economy, bring prosperity and end communal violence. In Pics | Video | Full text of speech

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    79 twitter shares, 941 retweets and 89 favorites
    88 shares and 1782 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 11 plus ones

  3. Rapes are a big shame, discipline your sons: PM Narendra Modi
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-16 at 04:56:06

    In his first Independence Day speech as prime minister, Narendra Modi made a strong pitch for gender equality to improve India’s sex ratio and bring down the number of rape cases.

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    102 twitter shares, 2496 retweets and 58 favorites
    46 shares and 44 likes on Facebook

  4. No bullet-proof glass but enough cover for Modi
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-16 at 05:52:14

    Despite the maximum threat perception any head of state has ever faced, Prime Minister Narendra Modi decided to do-away with the bullet-proof glass enclosure for giving his maiden speech from the ramparts of the historic Red Fort.

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    92 twitter shares, 2236 retweets and 136 favorites
    17 shares and 3 likes on Facebook

  5. INS Kolkata will send a message around the globe, says Modi
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-16 at 10:46:50

    The 6,800-tonne warship, which is over three years behind schedule, will showcase a giant leap in shipbuilding technology in the country.

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    63 twitter shares, 1585 retweets and 58 favorites
    19 shares and 431 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones

  6. Heavy Rain Claims 19 Lives in Uttarakhand
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-16 at 07:46:39

    Nineteen people have been killed in the last 24 hours in landslides and incidents of house collapse as heavy rain continued in the hill state of Uttarakhand on Saturday.

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    101 twitter shares, 1255 retweets and 9 favorites
    11 shares and 1 likes on Facebook
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  7. Anti Corruption Bureau to shame corrupt babus on Facebook
    Published by Mid Day on 2014-08-16 at 06:33:05

    There’s a new page to ‘like’ on Facebook that of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB). The ACB is all set to soon launch a page on the social networking page, on which it plans to shame those caught taking bribes by uploading their picture…

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    62 twitter shares, 1137 retweets and 30 favorites
    5 shares and 1 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones

  8. PM Modi says no to bullet-proof shield | I-Day speech departure from Cong’s norms
    Published by Economic Times on 2014-08-16 at 09:04:20

    PM Modi broke a three-decade old tradition when he overruled the security agencies and spoke without any bullet-proof shield from Red Fort.

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    70 twitter shares, 821 retweets and 38 favorites
    26 shares and 10 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  9. Mid-Day Meal Scare in Madhya Pradesh: 8 Children Hospitalised in Serious Condition Now Out of Danger
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-16 at 08:58:46

    Eight children who were admitted to the Sehore district hospital in a serious condition after consuming a mid-day meal at their local school are now out of danger, hospital authorities said.

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    97 twitter shares, 678 retweets and 21 favorites
    8 shares on Facebook

  10. Narendra Modi speaks extempore and strikes a chord
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-16 at 05:32:25

    Narendra Modi on Friday, delivering his first Independence Day speech as India’s Prime Minister, made a significant departure from tradition.

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    62 twitter shares, 476 retweets and 43 favorites
    50 shares and 15 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  11. PM Modi Speaks At the Commissioning of INS Kolkata: Highlights
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-16 at 10:42:00

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi today addressed sailors at the commissioning ceremony of the country’s largest indigenously-built warship INS Kolkata in Mumbai. The stealth destroyer is a part of the Kol…

    638 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 482 retweets and 40 favorites
    9 shares and 3 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  12. Narendra Modi mobbed and feted at President’s ‘at home’
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-16 at 05:48:37

    If Arvind Kejriwal was the cynosure of all eyes in the winter of 2014 at the ‘at home’ function hosted by President Pranab Mukherjee on the occasion of Republic Day, it was Modi’s show all the way on Friday.

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    45 twitter shares, 514 retweets and 35 favorites
    17 shares and 5 likes on Facebook

  13. Modi steals the show at President’s ‘At Home’
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-16 at 00:29:17

    As the evening sun began to set, there was much bonhomie and friendly banter in the Mughal Gardens.

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    18 twitter shares, 46 retweets and 7 favorites
    45 shares and 406 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  14. PM Modi to neighbours: We fought the Raj as one, now fight poverty
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-16 at 05:04:18

    Modi’s speech was translated simultaneously for the almost 150 foreign diplomats and ambassadors who attended the Red Fort event.

    416 Shares
    69 twitter shares, 292 retweets and 36 favorites
    16 shares and 3 likes on Facebook

  15. Shakespeare comes alive at Gurgaon this Sunday
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-16 at 09:03:28

    Comedians Aadar Malik, Brij Bhakta and Neville Shah are set to perform all of Shakespeare’s 37 plays – The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) – a 100-minute play in Gurgaon for the first time on Sunday.

    372 Shares
    20 twitter shares, 210 retweets and 14 favorites
    3 shares and 125 likes on Facebook

  16. PM Modi Will Commission This Warship Today
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-16 at 09:04:30

    Exactly two months after he embarked on India’s biggest warship, aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will once again visit a naval establishment today to commission an indi…

    357 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 214 retweets and 17 favorites
    19 shares and 3 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares

  17. After judicial revamp, NDA govt mulls big ticket electoral reforms
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-16 at 04:05:57

    The government is awaiting word from the Law Commission which is finalising its report on electoral reforms.

    346 Shares
    82 twitter shares, 205 retweets and 29 favorites
    25 shares and 5 likes on Facebook

  18. Tricolour designer Pingali Venkaiah not chosen for Bharat Ratna
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-16 at 00:31:17

    RTI response from PMO shows that high-level recommendations were not considered

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    8 twitter shares
    51 shares and 252 likes on Facebook

  19. Plan Panel an old house that can’t be repaired: PM | FinMin, policy-making hub
    Published by Economic Times on 2014-08-16 at 08:57:49

    Modi’s attempt to build a modern day think-tank and put an end to inter-ministerial sniping, could pave way for the best-case scenario in the Plan.

    306 Shares
    31 twitter shares, 65 retweets and 14 favorites
    32 shares and 162 likes on Facebook
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  20. DGCA under fire after Jet Airways mid-air scare
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-16 at 09:59:02

    According to official sources, the goof-up involving Jet Airways Boeing 777-300 ER that suddenly descended 5,000 feet below its designated flight path over Turkey’s airspace will prove to be embarrassing as it was not immediately reported to the DGCA.

    296 Shares
    22 twitter shares, 121 retweets and 12 favorites
    4 shares and 133 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones

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