1. Rajiv Gandhi naively trusted LTTE chief V. Prabhakaran: Natwar
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-01 at 08:12:30

    In the second part of his interview to Headlines Today, the former foreign minister also claimed that Rajiv Gandhi gave orders to send Indian troops to Sri Lanka without consulting his Cabinet colleagues.

    102 twitter shares, 15170 retweets and 83 favorites
    42 shares and 153 likes on Facebook
    9 Google+ Shares, 10 plus ones and 4 reshares

  2. Vikas Gowda is first Indian male to clinch athletics gold in 56 yrs
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-01 at 10:11:09

    The 31- year- old US- based Indian pocketed the gold with an effort of 63.64m, way below his personal best of 66.28m, under incessant rain at Hampden Park.

    62 twitter shares, 1866 retweets and 54 favorites
    59 shares and 685 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  3. From a 10-Year-Old in a Gaza Hospital, a Message for Leaders of the World
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-01 at 07:41:11

    Inside the children’s ward at Gaza ‘s Al Shafi hospital, we meet Noor, just six years old. She was shifted from home in Beit Hanoun, in north Gaza, to a nearby United Nations school.

    102 twitter shares, 1105 retweets and 26 favorites
    257 shares and 135 likes on Facebook
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  4. UPSC opposes ‘suggestion’ to postpone or cancel Prelims
    Published by Indian Express on 2014-08-01 at 01:48:18

    UPSC has sent detailed responses to each of the “suggestions”, along with the reasons why it would be difficult to implement.

    43 twitter shares, 1191 retweets and 16 favorites
    38 shares and 122 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  5. Some part of Sonia Gandhi is not Indian shes ruthless Natwar Singh
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-08-01 at 00:46:54

    Former Gandhi family loyalist K Natwar Singh kicked up another political storm on Thursday by raking up Congress president Sonia Gandhis foreign origins in a television interview

    46 twitter shares, 738 retweets and 21 favorites
    10 shares and 8 likes on Facebook

  6. First poster: Aamir Khan bares it all for PK
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-01 at 09:44:51

    The first poster of Aamir Khan and Rajkumar Hirani’s PK has the actor standing on a railway track absolutely nude with only a transistor to cover his modesty.

    34 twitter shares, 462 retweets and 30 favorites
    12 shares and 214 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones

  7. A 72-Hour Pause in Gaza Conflict as Sides Agree to Talks in Cairo
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-01 at 08:14:55

    The United States and the United Nations announced a 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire in the Gaza conflict late Thursday, a diplomatic bolt-from-the-blue that will pause the bloody, 24-day military camp…

    67 twitter shares, 606 retweets and 22 favorites
    12 shares and 2 likes on Facebook

  8. Israel Hamas agree to threeday Gaza truce
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-08-01 at 07:37:27

    Israel and Palestinian militant groups in the Gaza Strip have agreed to a threeday humanitarian truce to begin on Friday morning and negotiators from both sides will travel to Cairo to discuss a longerterm solution

    40 twitter shares, 625 retweets and 22 favorites

  9. Aamir Khan’s nude ‘PK’ poster: Is Bollywood hypocritical in acceptance of male and female nudity?
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-08-01 at 10:02:54

    Why hasn’t there been any outrage to Aamir Khan posing naked on the poster of ‘PK’ yet?

    58 twitter shares, 523 retweets and 31 favorites
    16 shares and 8 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  10. Sharmila Tagore recites Darwish at Left backed protest against Israel
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-01 at 00:07:39

    Ms. Tagore said she attended this protest out of compassion for the children killed in the conflict.

    13 twitter shares, 2 retweets and 1 favorites
    79 shares and 522 likes on Facebook

  11. Modi’s Nepalese godson excited as PM plans trip to Himalayan country
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-01 at 08:29:00

    Bahadur, who comes from a poor family, is pursuing BBA in Ahmedabad courtesy of Modi, who is paying for his education and stay.

    26 twitter shares, 441 retweets and 22 favorites
    2 shares on Facebook

  12. Manmohan almost gave up n-deal with US, had no foreign policy: Natwar Singh
    Published by Indian Express on 2014-08-01 at 02:01:53

    Natwar Singh writes that as PM Singh ‘leaned backwards’ to accommodate the US, even when they displayed indifference.

    47 twitter shares, 391 retweets and 15 favorites
    8 shares and 1 likes on Facebook

  13. Powerful Taiwan gas explosions kill 20 injure 270
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-08-01 at 07:11:53

    Several underground gas explosions killed 22 people and injured 270 others in Taiwans secondlargest city authorities said on Friday

    33 twitter shares, 361 retweets and 14 favorites
    3 shares and 1 likes on Facebook

  14. Madam Sonia said I had to be fixed, says Natwar
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-01 at 09:37:35

    Natwar Singh tells India Today Editor Kaveree Bamzai why he has written such a scathing account of Sonia Gandhi after eight-and-a-half years of silence.

    25 twitter shares, 262 retweets and 19 favorites
    5 shares and 69 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares

  15. Major security flaw puts 90% of all smartphones at risk of password theft, stolen data
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-08-01 at 06:27:48

    The threat could enable attackers to remotely wipe devices, install malicious software, access data and run applications on smartphones.

    64 twitter shares, 230 retweets and 9 favorites
    9 shares on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Sonia insisted on shifting Zambian president Kenneth Kaunda from Lalit Suri’s hotel: Natwar Singh
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-01 at 04:36:22

    Natwar Singh’s sensational disclosures about Congress and the Gandhi family have put the spotlight on the late city-based hotelier Lalit Suri.

    50 twitter shares, 239 retweets and 8 favorites
    8 shares on Facebook

  17. Inside a Gaza School Shelter: Deprivation, Discomfort
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-01 at 09:31:41

    The makeshift shelter of upturned desks, cardboard boxes and dirty blankets in the courtyard of a United Nations school here was a considerable downgrade from the first refuge Fatima Kafarna found whe…

    29 twitter shares, 240 retweets and 14 favorites
    6 shares on Facebook

  18. Tomato costlier than apple in Himachal Pradesh
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-01 at 04:48:25

    Fetching a wholesale price of Rs 40-Rs 45 a kilo in local markets, it is bringing growers better returns than the ‘king of fruits’, the apple.

    34 twitter shares, 220 retweets and 18 favorites
    6 shares and 3 likes on Facebook

  19. Enforcement Director Begins Probe Into Complaint Against Gandhis
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-01 at 10:41:04

    The Enforcement Directorate has filed a preliminary investigation into allegations of cheating and criminal breach of trust in a case filed by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy.

    68 twitter shares, 143 retweets and 12 favorites
    3 shares on Facebook

  20. CWG 2014: Vikas Gowda wins India’s first athletics medal in Glasgow
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-08-01 at 00:08:10

    The 31-year-old Gowda converted the silver he had won four years ago in New Delhi in to the yellow metal with a best throw of 63.64 metres.

    51 twitter shares, 115 retweets and 17 favorites
    14 shares and 6 likes on Facebook
    2 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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