1. Low-cost sanitary pad maker is women’s hero
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-24 at 04:41:58

    An Indian, who has invented a machine that can be used to make cheap sanitary pads, hopes that the device would be available in 70 developing countries by next year.

    59 twitter shares, 2354 retweets and 74 favorites
    2 shares on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  2. After 157 years, mortal remains of 282 Indian soldiers leave for final journey
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-24 at 06:33:11

    Remains of these brave soldiers will be immersed in river Ganga 157 years after they were captured and killed by the British for raising their voice against their colonial masters.

    95 twitter shares, 1934 retweets and 43 favorites
    38 shares and 15 likes on Facebook

  3. Now, ‘rice bucket challenge’ goes viral
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-24 at 01:06:30

    Hyderabad-based Manju Latha Kalanidhi devises local version of ‘rice bucket challenge’ on Facebook to assist donors who want to help poor

    77 twitter shares, 1067 retweets and 20 favorites
    274 shares and 480 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    14 shares on LinkedIn

  4. UPA put pressure to drop names from Coalgate, CWG scams: Vinod Rai
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-24 at 10:30:13

    The former federal auditor, while making the surprising disclosures, said, "Politicians came to my home and told me not to name some people and to protect some others in connection with the CWG and coal allocation reports."

    45 twitter shares, 1338 retweets and 30 favorites
    5 shares and 1 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones

  5. UPA pressured me to drop names from CAG report: Vinod Rai
    Published by ABP News on 2014-08-24 at 09:47:36

    While making a surprising revelation, former Comptroller and Auditor General Vinod Rai claimed that senior members from UPA government pressurized him to drop certain names from auditor’s report on Commonwealth Games and Coalgate scams, accordin…

    55 twitter shares, 920 retweets and 20 favorites
    4 shares on Facebook

  6. Pakistan violates ceasefire again, targets 25 BSF posts in J&K
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-24 at 07:54:38

    The Pakistan rangers today continued to use long range weapons to target the Border Security Force (BSF) posts and villages in RS Pura and Arnia sectors near the international border in Jammu district, police said.

    102 twitter shares, 560 retweets and 33 favorites
    34 shares and 7 likes on Facebook

  7. Pakistani Troops Target 25 BSF Posts in J&K, Indian Army Retaliates
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-24 at 07:08:26

    Violating the ceasefire yet again, Pakistani troops targeted at least 25 Border Security Force (BSF) posts in Jammu and Kashmir last night, forcing the Indian side to retaliate. The firing reportedly …

    101 twitter shares, 461 retweets and 8 favorites
    45 shares and 12 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares

  8. Malaysia Airlines Jet Turns Back Due to ‘Pressure’ Woes
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-24 at 08:56:42

    A Malaysia Airlines plane was forced to turn back due to pressure problems inside the aircraft after being in the air for almost an hour, a top aviation watchdog official said on Sunday.

    86 twitter shares, 484 retweets and 25 favorites
    7 shares and 1 likes on Facebook

  9. Dr Manmohan Singh ran away from his responsibilities as PM, alleges ex-CAG Vinod Rai
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-08-24 at 09:56:40

    Vinod Rai said, "The book will have details of how the ex-PM succumbed to what he himself once described as ‘compulsions of coalition politics’.

    54 twitter shares, 512 retweets and 14 favorites
    14 shares and 2 likes on Facebook

  10. Manchester United agree British record fee for Angel Di Maria: reports
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-08-24 at 08:54:00

    According to reports, Di Maria will join Manchester United in a British record transfer – after rivals Manchester City turned down the chance to sign him.

    56 twitter shares, 494 retweets and 10 favorites
    9 shares and 1 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  11. Getting cosy with personal trainers pumps up divorces
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-24 at 03:10:29

    Gymnasiums can end your fight with the flab and your marriage as well. Affairs with fitness trainers by women are increasingly becoming a cause for divorces in Mumbai, say lawyers.

    102 twitter shares, 268 retweets and 30 favorites
    109 shares and 29 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 6 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  12. Sexologists want sex toys legalized
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-24 at 06:09:57

    Since sex aids like vibrators, kinky handcuffs and human dolls are not legally available in local markets, sexologists in India have to mainly depend on touts and local smugglers to get them the required sex toys for their patients.

    51 twitter shares, 468 retweets and 13 favorites
    7 shares and 1 likes on Facebook

  13. Usain Bolt Sets New 100m Indoors Best Time of 9.98sec
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-24 at 08:25:36

    Usain Bolt, the Olympic champion and world record holder, eclipsed the previous best mark for the distance of 10.05 set by Namibian Frankie Fredericks in 1996.

    2 twitter shares
    234 shares and 270 likes on Facebook

  14. 8-year-old, dad killed in Pakistan shelling
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-24 at 02:57:09

    Pakistani troops opened indiscreet firing along the border on Saturday, killing two civilians including a child, and injuring five others.

    43 twitter shares, 315 retweets and 18 favorites
    8 shares and 1 likes on Facebook

  15. New liquor policy likely to benefit criminal networks in Kerala
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-24 at 05:18:59

    The State government’s decision to drastically reduce the availability of liquor regardless of domestic demand has raised the spectre of the ascendancy of criminal networks, poised to benefit from…

    42 twitter shares, 286 retweets and 12 favorites
    7 shares and 4 likes on Facebook

  16. South Bangalore tense after youngster commits suicide following alleged police harassment
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-08-24 at 08:23:05

    The deceased in his suicide note has alleged that a police inspector arrested him and kept in custody for 3 days without filing an FIR and tortured him.

    30 twitter shares, 308 retweets
    1 shares on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  17. After Shunting Out Vigilance Official, Health Minister Vows to End Corruption
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-24 at 00:35:51

    Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, who has faced intense criticism for shunting out whistleblower officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences or AIIMs, today claimed t…

    65 twitter shares, 127 retweets and 29 favorites
    65 shares and 49 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones

  18. Maharashtra Governor transferred to Mizoram
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-24 at 08:58:05

    Sankaranarayanan takes over the post after it fell vacant following the sacking of Kamla Beniwal, who had a long-standing dispute with Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he was the Gujarat chief minister.

    30 twitter shares, 79 retweets and 5 favorites
    20 shares and 190 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares

  19. Sri Lanka must ensure justice for Tamils: Modi
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-24 at 00:09:23

    In meeting with TNA team, he favours political solution that builds on 13th amendment

    18 twitter shares, 4 retweets
    20 shares and 214 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares, 3 plus ones and 1 reshares

  20. Chinese cos queue up to invest in India, but face several daunting odds
    Published by Economic Times on 2014-08-24 at 07:26:12

    Chinese firms have already made a serious dent in several sectors and their success could propel them to look further, say industry watchers.

    40 twitter shares, 171 retweets and 10 favorites
    18 shares and 3 likes on Facebook
    10 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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