1. Film’s Richard Attenborough dies
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-25 at 10:06:26

    Oscar-winning director Richard Attenborough, perhaps best known for Gandhi, has died at the age of 90.

    103 twitter shares, 26378 retweets and 1374 favorites
    6590 shares and 9333 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares and 47 plus ones
    51 shares on LinkedIn
    2 views on StumbleUpon

  2. Plunging neckline, thigh high slits on MTV Video Music Awards red carpet
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-25 at 10:53:03

    Putting their best foot forward celebs attended MTV Video Music Awards 2014 with zeal.

    335 shares and 5043 likes on Facebook

  3. Oscar-winning British film director Richard Attenborough dies
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-25 at 07:16:25

    Richard Samuel Attenborough was born on August 29, 1923 in Cambridge, England. Knighted in 1976 and made a baron in June 1993, he was the elder brother of naturalist and broadcaster David Attenborough.

    68 twitter shares, 1316 retweets and 22 favorites
    12 shares and 22 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones

  4. BJP’s Mission Kashmir
    Published by Indian Express on 2014-08-25 at 01:18:53

    Amit Shah’s visit to Jammu marks his party’s optimism about a first assembly election victory in the state, thanks to Lok Sabha poll performance in Jammu and Ladakh regions and sustained efforts at polarisation.

    12 twitter shares, 24 retweets and 8 favorites
    9 shares and 10 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares, 949 plus ones and 104 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  5. Another major ceasefire violation by Pakistan: 35 BSF posts attacked
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-25 at 08:13:23

    In what is being perceived as the biggest ceasefire violation, Pak troops have targeted 35 BSF posts at the international border in Jammu.

    91 twitter shares, 854 retweets and 22 favorites
    29 shares and 4 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  6. Director and Actor Richard Attenborough Dies Aged 90
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-25 at 06:11:47

    British director and actor Richard Attenborough has died aged 90 after a sparkling career spanning six decades, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) said on Sunday.

    101 twitter shares, 795 retweets and 16 favorites
    41 shares and 23 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares

  7. Over 4.5 lakh candidates take CSAT, English comprehension won’t count
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-25 at 03:37:40

    Several candidates said that English language skills would prove to be useful for public officials

    29 twitter shares
    66 shares and 867 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  8. MOM: India’s ‘giant leap’ a month away
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-25 at 04:43:12

    The countdown to India’s ‘giant leap’ has begun. With exactly a month left for the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) to enter the Red Planet’s orbit, Isro on Sunday activated a navigation technique to check the spacecraft&…

    68 twitter shares, 594 retweets and 42 favorites
    54 shares and 19 likes on Facebook

  9. Onion prices may rise in September says govthired firm
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-08-25 at 00:19:47

    A commodities firm hired by the government to share market intelligence on kitchen staples to better target inflation sees onion prices going up in September again ahead of the festival season

    48 twitter shares, 657 retweets and 9 favorites
    3 shares on Facebook

  10. Bypoll results LIVE: Lalu-Nitish alliance takes lead in Bihar
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-25 at 10:55:36

    The BJP is leading in Mohania, Rajnagar, Narkatiaganj, Banka and Hajipur Assembly seats in Bihar. The party is also leading in Agar, Bahoriband and Vijayraghavgarh seats in Madhya Pradesh.

    80 twitter shares, 471 retweets and 43 favorites
    14 shares and 20 likes on Facebook
    11 Google+ Shares, 20 plus ones and 4 reshares

  11. Hema Malini had no objection to ‘love jihad’: Akhilesh
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-25 at 04:53:34

    Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday took a dig at BJP ‘love jihad’ saying its MP Hema Malini had no objections over singing a song that crooned about love jihad in 1970s blockbuster ‘Dharmatama’.

    93 twitter shares, 497 retweets and 20 favorites
    26 shares and 9 likes on Facebook

  12. ITC is India’s Most Admired Company, Says Fortune
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-25 at 09:26:47

    In the latest list for the year 2014, ITC is followed by engineering and infrastructure major Larsen and Toubro (L&T), another FMCG giant Hindustan Unilever, carmaker Maruti Suzuki and public sector b…

    87 twitter shares, 278 retweets and 8 favorites
    71 shares and 119 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  13. Kashmiri Pandits continue living in deplorable ghettos, yearn to return to homeland
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-08-25 at 10:25:58

    The Centre is discussing fresh rehabilitation proposals with the state administration.

    46 twitter shares, 395 retweets and 8 favorites
    4 shares on Facebook

  14. Arun Jaitley Mocks Congress Over its Leader of Opposition Plaint
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-25 at 00:53:55

    Mocking Congress’ demand over the post of Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha, Defence and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said the entire politics of the Congress has now come down to wheth…

    101 twitter shares, 304 retweets and 17 favorites
    17 shares and 1 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones

  15. Wrong for UGC to interfere, says author of IIT reforms roadmap
    Published by Indian Express on 2014-08-25 at 04:14:32

    A committee was constituted to “recommend autonomy measures to facilitate IITs to scale greater heights”.

    38 twitter shares, 304 retweets and 24 favorites
    11 shares on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Meerut couple adopts 12 HIV positive kids abandoned by their families
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-08-25 at 09:26:56

    Ajay Sharma aims to continue his crusade. He hopes to grow his family and buy a bigger house where he can keep at least 50 children.

    42 twitter shares, 302 retweets and 19 favorites
    8 shares on Facebook

  17. Provident fund vs Sensex: Which is a better bet?
    Published by Economic Times on 2014-08-25 at 10:00:01

    Rs 10,000 invested in PPF in August 1994 would have yielded Rs 73,000 now versus Rs 57, 000 in the Sensex.

    272 shares and 19 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 6 plus ones and 3 reshares
    50 views on StumbleUpon

  18. American journalist freed by abductors in in Syria
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-08-25 at 08:29:34

    An American journalist abducted by an al Qaeda affiliate in Syria was released on Sunday after just a week after James Foley another journalist was killed by his captors

    33 twitter shares, 306 retweets and 24 favorites
    1 shares on Facebook

  19. Teesta Setalvad apologizes for controversial tweet
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-25 at 04:47:41

    Noted social activist Teesta Setalvad issued an unconditional apology on Sunday for ‘inadvertently hurting the sentiments’ of people by re-tweeting a picture that drew a parallel between different forms of religious extremism and had a…

    55 twitter shares, 261 retweets and 26 favorites
    10 shares and 1 likes on Facebook

  20. Secularism must be for all: N. Ram
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-25 at 04:01:24

    Secularism belongs to all faiths and social sections and to both sexes and there can be no discrimination against anyone on grounds of religion, caste, race, ethnicity, language and gender, N. Ram,…

    34 twitter shares, 124 retweets and 11 favorites
    34 shares and 130 likes on Facebook

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