1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi turns 64, meets mother to seek blessings
    Published by Times of India on 2014-09-17 at 09:25:47

    President Mukherjee also called up Modi to wish him.

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    102 twitter shares, 2536 retweets and 90 favorites
    172 shares and 2828 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares, 25 plus ones and 5 reshares

  2. Modi turns 64 meets mother to seek blessings
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-09-17 at 08:44:23

    On his birthday on Wednesday Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his mother in Gandhinagar to seek her blessings and received calls from his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe and President Pranab Mukherjee to wish him

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    78 twitter shares, 4624 retweets and 174 favorites

  3. 150-Car Pile-Up Kills Two in Netherlands
    Published by NDTV on 2014-09-17 at 00:31:20

    Two people died on Tuesday when around 150 vehicles smashed into each other in pile-ups caused by heavy fog on a busy Dutch highway during rush hour, rescue officials said.

    2320 Shares
    67 twitter shares, 2202 retweets and 30 favorites
    19 shares and 2 likes on Facebook

  4. No Indian university on top 200 list
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-09-17 at 03:09:31

    IIT-Bombay ranked 222 and IIT-Delhi at 235 while those in Kanpur, Madras and Kharagpur are in the 300 range.

    1381 Shares
    33 twitter shares, 12 retweets
    387 shares and 940 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    8 shares on LinkedIn

  5. Indian entertainment industry to be worth 2,272 billion by 2018: Report
    Published by Times of India on 2014-09-17 at 05:22:43

    The entertainment and media industry is expected to reach Rs 2,272 billion by 2018 growth at a compound annual growth rate of 15 per cent, according to a PwC-CII report released yesterday.

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    83 twitter shares, 996 retweets and 29 favorites
    11 shares and 1 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  6. J&K separatists disrupt flood rescue and relief operations by Army, Congress
    Published by Times of India on 2014-09-17 at 05:53:16

    Jammu & Kashmir Liberation Front leader Yasin Malik on Tuesday interrupted a rescue and relief team of Congress leaders from Maharashtra near Budshah Chowk when they were trying to rescue some children stranded in a house in the area.

    1111 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 861 retweets and 13 favorites
    98 shares and 33 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  7. Teacher recruitment at 6 AIIMS under cloud
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-09-17 at 02:07:49

    A central inquiry committee has found major lapses in the recruitment of teachers for the six new AIIMS set up in different parts of the country holding the director of AIIMS Patna and a private firm responsible for the mess

    989 Shares
    51 twitter shares, 913 retweets and 9 favorites
    12 shares and 4 likes on Facebook

  8. CLT20: Tournament proper begins with KKR, CSK battle
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-09-17 at 08:44:44

    IPL 7 champions Kolkata Knight Riders will have a tough task at hand when they lorn horns with the formidable Chennai Super Kings in the opening Group A match.

    741 Shares
    8 twitter shares, 2 retweets and 1 favorites
    10 shares and 719 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  9. Beijing’s secret weapon: The Chinese president’s charming wife
    Published by Times of India on 2014-09-17 at 07:04:40

    The glamorous Peng Liyuan, China’s first ‘first lady’, who has added to husband Xi Jinping’s foreign visits her `soft diplomacy’ skills, may find it a tad difficult to go about her tasks on the couple’s India tour.

    616 Shares
    61 twitter shares, 503 retweets and 41 favorites
    6 shares and 2 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares, 1 plus ones and 1 reshares

  10. PM Modi meets mother on birthday, gets Rs 5001 as gift
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-09-17 at 09:09:28

    Modi donated his birthday gift to the Jammu and Kashmir flood relief fund.

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    35 shares and 545 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones

  11. PF Portability Soon: How It Will Work
    Published by NDTV on 2014-09-17 at 09:14:15

    Soon, you will be able to change jobs without worrying about transferring the funds lying in your provident fund. Retirement fund body Employees Provident Fund Organisation expects to operationlise pe…

    532 Shares
    29 twitter shares, 2 retweets and 1 favorites
    237 shares and 243 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares
    17 shares on LinkedIn

  12. Xi Jinping arrives today, China set to get bigger role in infrastructure and water
    Published by Times of India on 2014-09-17 at 06:48:19

    The government promises a rich menu of agreements during the Xi visit. A sample of what may be in store points to a much bigger Chinese presence in the Indian development story.

    473 Shares
    85 twitter shares, 315 retweets and 46 favorites
    22 shares and 5 likes on Facebook

  13. By-Poll Results a Lesson For BJP, Say Shiv Sena Sources
    Published by NDTV on 2014-09-17 at 00:25:25

    The BJP has been advised to draw lessons from its sub-par performance in by-elections today not only by its political rivals, but also members of key ally, the Shiv Sena.

    467 Shares
    92 twitter shares, 291 retweets and 34 favorites
    37 shares and 11 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares

  14. INCH towards MILES: Modi’s China mantra
    Published by Times of India on 2014-09-17 at 05:24:51

    As he prepares to welcome President Xi Jinping today, PM Narendra Modi coined a new terminology to describe India-China relationship calling it “Inch towards Miles”.

    425 Shares
    35 twitter shares, 98 retweets and 5 favorites
    36 shares and 231 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 19 plus ones

  15. Inch towards Miles: Modi’s China mantra
    Published by Times of India on 2014-09-17 at 05:24:51

    As he prepares to welcome President Xi Jinping today, PM Narendra Modi coined a new terminology to describe India-China relationship calling it “Inch towards Miles”.

    403 Shares
    46 twitter shares, 63 retweets and 8 favorites
    36 shares and 230 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 19 plus ones

  16. Sensex opens in green; pharma, metal, power stocks gain
    Published by Economic Times on 2014-09-17 at 09:30:36

    According to analysts, the benchmark is witnessing a pull-back move and is likely to hold current levels on the back of positive cues from Asian peers.

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

  17. PM Modi’s Birthday Begins with Visit to Mother; Dinner with Xi Tonight
    Published by NDTV on 2014-09-17 at 10:39:52

    Early this morning, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his mother in Gandhinagar to seek her blessings on his 64th birthday.

    384 Shares
    82 twitter shares, 242 retweets and 27 favorites
    24 shares and 8 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  18. CLT20: Lahore join CSK, KKR in Group A; Northern Knights in Group B
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-09-17 at 08:54:38

    With Lahore Lions’ qualification to the main draw, the India vs Pakistan element stays alive in the event that is otherwise receiving lukewarm response.

    380 Shares
    5 twitter shares
    14 shares and 358 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  19. Modis Man of the Match Amit Shah fails to score this time around
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-09-17 at 00:52:15

    Assembly byelections have turned out to be a vastly different ballgame for BJP president Amit Shah with his party suffering setbacks on Tuesday the third such instance in about two months after disappointing performances in Uttarakhand and Bihar

    352 Shares
    34 twitter shares, 281 retweets and 26 favorites
    10 shares and 1 likes on Facebook

  20. By-election Losses Cloud PM Modi’s Homecoming in Gujarat
    Published by NDTV on 2014-09-17 at 08:17:03

    The BJP’s losses in by-elections on Tuesday took some sheen off Narendra Modi’s homecoming, his first visit to Gujarat after he took over as Prime Minister in May this year.

    319 Shares
    98 twitter shares, 92 retweets and 7 favorites
    66 shares and 50 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    5 shares on LinkedIn

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