1. RSS Chief Does it Again, Says ‘Hindutva is the Identity of Our Nation’
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-18 at 00:08:37

    In comments that are likely to stir up another controversy, Mohan Bhagwat, chief of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh or the RSS, declared today that "Hindutva hamare rashtra ki pechaan hai" (Hindutva i…

    103 twitter shares, 1433 retweets and 62 favorites
    97 shares and 68 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  2. Imran Khan Calls for ‘Civil Disobedience Movement’ in Pakistan to Oust PM Nawaz Sharif
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-18 at 00:05:15

    Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan today declared a "civil disobedience movement" against the Nawaz Sharif-led government, saying the country’s future is bleak under the rule of businessm…

    100 twitter shares, 1266 retweets and 36 favorites
    50 shares and 16 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  3. Hindutva is the identity of our nation, RSS chief says
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-18 at 07:16:42

    Stoking yet another controversy, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat today said India is a Hindu nation and Hindutva is its identity.

    101 twitter shares, 1149 retweets and 40 favorites
    70 shares and 21 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 18 plus ones

  4. At $38 Million, This is the Most Expensive Car Sold at Auction
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-18 at 09:46:11

    A red 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta, said to be one of only a handful, was snapped up for $38.1 million in California, becoming the most expensive car ever sold at auction.

    64 twitter shares, 1155 retweets and 73 favorites
    12 shares on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  5. Odisha’s farmers suffer huge crop loss in floods
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-18 at 09:05:00

    The recent floods damaged standing paddy crops in Rajkanika, Aul, Garadapur, Marsaghai and Mahakalapada blocks in Kendrapada district.

    59 twitter shares, 790 retweets and 44 favorites
    4 shares on Facebook

  6. .भारत (.Bharat) top-level domain coming to your browser address bar on August 21
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-08-18 at 08:35:14

    The National Internet Exchange of India and the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing have been working for the last two years on the dot Bharat top-level domain.

    29 twitter shares, 554 retweets and 14 favorites
    6 shares and 1 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  7. Congress spent 93% of poll funds on star campaigners, branding in 2013 state elections
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-18 at 06:05:44

    The party’s latest poll expenditure details submitted to the Election Commission, for the October-December 2013 assembly polls, reveals that Congress raised Rs 185 crore.

    98 twitter shares, 317 retweets and 44 favorites
    48 shares and 38 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares, 8 plus ones and 1 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  8. 6 times more ‘Puranas’ in hand, RSS puts 100 on job for new history
    Published by Indian Express on 2014-08-18 at 01:38:50

    Apart from a version based on Puranas, Sangh plans history of all dists, tribes

    57 twitter shares, 416 retweets and 39 favorites
    20 shares and 9 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  9. Bangalore man rapes neighbour to ‘satisfy’ wife’s fetish
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-18 at 09:56:55

    Cable TV operator Dileep, 27, and his wife Asha, 25, are behind the bars while the victim, a homemaker, is undergoing medical tests.

    32 twitter shares, 454 retweets and 7 favorites
    16 shares and 8 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares, 8 plus ones and 2 reshares

  10. Nigerian Headed to India Dies After Showing Ebola Symptoms: Report
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-18 at 10:47:29

    A 35-year-old Nigerian woman, travelling from Nigeria to India for cancer treatment, has died in the UAE after showing symptoms similar to those of deadly Ebola virus, health authorities said in Abu D…

    57 twitter shares, 350 retweets and 6 favorites
    19 shares on Facebook

  11. Ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops in Jammu & Kashmir
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-18 at 07:41:28

    Reports say 20 BSF posts were targeted by Pak troops in Arnia and RS Pura sectors.

    102 twitter shares, 238 retweets and 5 favorites
    24 shares and 12 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  12. Nepal flood toll hits 101 fears of disease rise
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-08-18 at 09:31:46

    Nepalese authorities attempting to reach thousands of people stranded by flooding fear an outbreak of diseases from the disaster that has already killed 101 people and left more than 136 missing

    34 twitter shares, 324 retweets and 13 favorites

  13. Morning Bets: ‘BUY’ or ‘SELL’ ideas from experts for Monday
    Published by Economic Times on 2014-08-18 at 08:12:02

    ET Now spoke to various experts and here’s what they have to recommend for today’s trade.

    265 shares and 19 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares and 4 plus ones
    50 views on StumbleUpon

  14. Corruption and poor law enforcement set death traps for Alang workers
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-18 at 02:47:28

    The Centre is mulling amendments to labour laws with a view to provide a safe working environment to workers. The move may have little impact on the hazardous working conditions of workers at the A…

    28 twitter shares, 210 retweets and 4 favorites
    19 shares and 90 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  15. Pakistan Rangers fire at 20 BSF posts in Jammu
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-18 at 09:51:20

    The Pakistani Rangers had reportedly targeted the BSF posts including Nikowal, Budhwar, Bulechak, Chaawani and Jabowal. The BSF jawans swiftly retaliated against the attack.

    27 twitter shares, 85 retweets and 2 favorites
    22 shares and 165 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares

  16. My creativity is very lonely, which nobody understands: SRK
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-18 at 09:59:09

    Shah Rukh Khan says his life may be seen like an open book, but there is part about his personality that no one knows about.

    14 twitter shares, 80 retweets and 24 favorites
    10 shares and 158 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones

  17. Pakistan Targets 20 BSF Posts in Spurt in Border Attacks Before Key Talks
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-18 at 08:59:10

    Pakistani troops today fired at Indian posts in the Arnia and RS Pura sectors along the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir in what is the third ceasefire violation in the last 24 hours.

    41 twitter shares, 187 retweets and 16 favorites
    26 shares and 3 likes on Facebook

  18. Rs 38 crore assets of Janardhana Reddy, his wife attached
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-18 at 07:03:33

    A special anti-money laundering court here has attached assets worth over Rs 37.86 crore belonging to former Karnataka minister and mining baron Gali Janardhana Reddy and his wife in connection with an alleged multi-crore iron ore mining scam.

    43 twitter shares, 207 retweets and 13 favorites
    8 shares and 1 likes on Facebook

  19. Sultan of Brunei Bids for Sahara’s Hotels in New York, London: Reports
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-18 at 08:28:16

    The Sultan of Brunei has made a bid for New York’s Plaza Hotel, Dream Hotel and London’s Grosvenor House hotel, the Wall Street Journal’s website edition reported on Saturday, citing people familiar w…

    39 twitter shares, 198 retweets and 15 favorites
    7 shares and 1 likes on Facebook

  20. Want to be Hitler to stop injustice, says KCR
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-18 at 08:19:07

    Talking about the proposed survey, the chief minister said the exercise is aimed at ensuring that the benefits of government programmes reach the targeted sections.

    12 twitter shares
    19 shares and 211 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones

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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