1. India creates history, keeps date with Mars
    Published by Times of India on 2014-09-24 at 07:42:31

    Isro’s low-cost mission to Mars successfully entered the Red Planet’s orbit, crowning India as the first country to execute such a project in its maiden attempt.

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    103 twitter shares, 1083 retweets and 118 favorites
    3822 shares and 16203 likes on Facebook
    19 Google+ Shares, 2 plus ones and 1 reshares
    176 shares on LinkedIn

  2. Mangalyaan Makes History: Top 10 Facts
    Published by NDTV on 2014-09-24 at 09:35:55

    Mangalyaan, India’s maiden Mars mission, successfully entered the planet’s orbit today, in a historic moment for India’s space programme. "History has been created," said Prime Minister Narendra Modi,…

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    102 twitter shares, 6975 retweets and 92 favorites
    300 shares and 391 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares
    14 shares on LinkedIn

  3. ‘Namaste’, ‘Howdy’: ISRO’s Mangalyaan, NASA’s Curiosity Rover greet each other on Mars
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-09-24 at 09:28:21

    Twitteratti saw a fun exchange of tweets between NASA’s 2012 Mars mission Curiosity, ISRO’s Mars Orbiter and NASA’s 2014 Mars mission Maven.

    7389 Shares
    88 twitter shares, 5616 retweets and 78 favorites
    271 shares and 1334 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  4. NASA congratulates ISRO for Mangalyaan’s successful entry into Mars orbit
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-09-24 at 09:53:03

    NASA’s Maven had also reached the orbit of Mars on Tuesday.

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    101 twitter shares, 7171 retweets and 41 favorites
    18 shares and 29 likes on Facebook

  5. India reaches Mars, Modi hails scientists
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-09-24 at 10:16:06

    India made history by becoming the first country in the world to enter the Martian orbit in its maiden attempt. PM Modi congratulated Indians and ISRO scientists for the success, despite the constraint of resources. INDIA CREATES HISTORY | In pics: India’…

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    101 twitter shares, 5790 retweets and 52 favorites
    54 shares and 218 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares, 19 plus ones and 3 reshares

  6. Mars Orbiter Mission: World praises Isro’s historic feat
    Published by Times of India on 2014-09-24 at 09:05:21

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the country in congratulating Isro after the success of Mars Orbiter Mission. The historic feat has won praise for Isro from across the globe.

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    100 twitter shares, 5445 retweets and 10 favorites
    28 shares and 14 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    12 shares on LinkedIn

  7. Narendra Modi congratulates Isro scientists, says ‘MOM’ never disappoints
    Published by Times of India on 2014-09-24 at 08:09:06

    History has been created today. We have dared, to reach out, into the unknown, Modi said congratulating the country over successful Mars mission.

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    101 twitter shares, 3104 retweets and 70 favorites
    289 shares and 355 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares and 4 plus ones
    14 shares on LinkedIn

  8. India Mars mission arrives in orbit
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-24 at 10:49:48

    India becomes the fourth nation to put a satellite into orbit around Mars, as Mangalyaan arrives to study the Red Planet’s atmosphere.

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    100 twitter shares, 48 retweets and 25 favorites
    1330 shares and 2147 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 67 plus ones and 12 reshares
    47 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  9. White tiger kills man in Delhi Zoo
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-09-24 at 09:10:55

    Eyewitnesses said the young man was leaning against the moat when he slipped. WATCH VIDEO | In pics

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    101 twitter shares, 2121 retweets and 26 favorites
    292 shares and 882 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares, 18 plus ones and 1 reshares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  10. INDIA REACHES MARS
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-09-24 at 08:34:33

    India made history by becoming the first country in the world to enter the Martian orbit in its maiden attempt. PM Modi congratulated Indians and ISRO scientists for the success, despite the constraint of resources. We have achieved the near impossible: M…

    3405 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 2860 retweets and 27 favorites
    80 shares and 323 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares, 9 plus ones and 2 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  11. Mangalyaan Close to Finishing Line – and a Date with History
    Published by NDTV on 2014-09-24 at 06:32:58

    India’s maiden mission to Mars, Mangalyaan, has performed to perfection and now is racing for its historic rendezvous with the Red Planet. And today by 7 am, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected t…

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    102 twitter shares, 1329 retweets and 36 favorites
    360 shares and 710 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  12. Mangalyaan enters Mars orbit | History has been created: PM
    Published by Economic Times on 2014-09-24 at 08:28:22

    India has become the first nation in the world to have entered the Mars orbit in the first attempt. ISRO’s MOM is also cheapest such mission till now.

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    440 shares and 1979 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares, 21 plus ones and 5 reshares
    32 shares on LinkedIn

  13. Modi congratulates ISRO scientists for Mangalyaan’s success, says MOM has united with Mars
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-09-24 at 09:53:38

    With the achievement, ISRO has entered the league of three other agencies which have succesfully launched Mars mission.

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    62 twitter shares, 2300 retweets and 48 favorites
    16 shares and 52 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  14. Make Mars Mission Success the Base for Next Challenge: PM Modi
    Published by NDTV on 2014-09-24 at 09:32:22

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday exhorted India’s scientists to make the successful Mars mission "a base for challenging the next frontier".

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    101 twitter shares, 2200 retweets and 37 favorites
    7 shares and 4 likes on Facebook

  15. Mars Mission Successful, PM Modi Hails Historic Achievement
    Published by NDTV on 2014-09-24 at 09:08:34

    "The burn has started," said an announcer to a round of applause at the spacecraft control centre of the Indian Space Research Organisation. The engine of India’s Mars mission, Mangalyaan had fired s…

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    81 twitter shares, 6 retweets and 6 favorites
    733 shares and 1212 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares, 3 plus ones and 1 reshares
    30 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Mangalyaan is world’s cheapest Mars mission
    Published by Times of India on 2014-09-24 at 10:42:53

    As Mangalyaan successfully entered the Mars orbit on Wednesday, India not only became the first country to reach Mars on its maiden attempt, but also spent the least amount of money to do it.

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    53 twitter shares, 1892 retweets and 30 favorites
    2 shares on Facebook

  17. Mars mission a historic achievement: President
    Published by Times of India on 2014-09-24 at 09:08:13

    he success of the mission to Mars will "inspire our scientists to make even greater strides", said President Pranab Mukherjee who described it as a "historic achievement".

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    74 twitter shares, 1689 retweets and 91 favorites
    12 shares and 8 likes on Facebook

  18. Today Mars has got MOM, PM Modi says
    Published by Times of India on 2014-09-24 at 08:09:06

    History has been created today. We have dared, to reach out, into the unknown, Modi said congratulating the country over successful Mars mission.

    1529 Shares
    57 twitter shares, 754 retweets and 52 favorites
    289 shares and 355 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares and 4 plus ones
    14 shares on LinkedIn

  19. Mangalyaan: India’s race for space success
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-24 at 10:28:35

    India’s race for space success

    1490 Shares
    75 twitter shares, 58 retweets and 17 favorites
    544 shares and 729 likes on Facebook
    13 Google+ Shares, 33 plus ones and 3 reshares
    17 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  20. We Have Gone Beyond Boundaries of Human Imagination: PM Modi at ISRO
    Published by NDTV on 2014-09-24 at 09:30:00

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at Mangalyaan mission control centre. Here are the highlights:

    1194 Shares
    99 twitter shares, 79 retweets and 2 favorites
    445 shares and 565 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

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