1. RTI activist and AAP member back from dead admits he killed homeless man
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-08-29 at 00:48:47

    Chandra Mohan Sharma an RTI activist and Aam Aadmi Party member whose burnt body was recovered from his car three months ago faked his death with his brotherinlaws help police said on Thursday

    6025 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 5846 retweets and 30 favorites
    43 shares and 3 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares

  2. How India turned ice bucket to rice bucket
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-29 at 07:30:02

    As the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge touched Indian homes, engaged Bollywoodians, CEOs and students, it got a very Indian twist in one Hyderabad home.The bucket stayed, but ice turned into rice. Meet #RiceBucketChallenge, gaining popularity as RBC.

    2190 Shares
    69 twitter shares, 2032 retweets and 63 favorites
    18 shares and 8 likes on Facebook

  3. Make premarital clinical tests mandatory HC
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-08-29 at 00:45:43

    Noting that impotency or frigidity were serious social problems that often broke marriages the Madras high court has suggested making premarital clinical tests mandatory for grooms

    1246 Shares
    59 twitter shares, 1156 retweets and 21 favorites
    7 shares and 2 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  4. In UP both Hindus and Muslims suffer from minority complex
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-08-29 at 02:28:16

    A section of Hindus in the politically crucial state feels the ruling Samajwadi Party represents only Muslims On the other hand members of the minority community say they feel marginalised and not secure

    1196 Shares
    79 twitter shares, 1067 retweets and 47 favorites
    3 shares on Facebook

  5. Sadananda Gowda’s son will be held if necessary, say police
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-29 at 02:19:24

    A day after a film actor filed a complaint of rap…

    637 Shares
    41 twitter shares, 531 retweets and 18 favorites
    16 shares and 29 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones

  6. India to launch shipping service to Myanmar, Bangladesh to boost ties
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-29 at 06:32:57

    India will soon launch regular shipping service to Myanmar and Bangladesh, a move that would help strengthen ties with the two immediate neighbours.

    616 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 454 retweets and 16 favorites
    32 shares and 10 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  7. ISIS Indian faces figure in Ganesh festival video
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-29 at 09:41:47

    Mandal organisers claimed that they had been debating "social and contemporary topics and displaying related visuals" at pandals for the past 51 years.

    546 Shares
    33 twitter shares, 422 retweets and 10 favorites
    12 shares and 67 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares

  8. Mumbai glitters as it welcomes Lord Ganesh
    Published by ABP News on 2014-08-29 at 10:52:10

    Glittering decorations on roads and bylanes, rows of fairy lights, magnificent patriotic and social themes and an infectious religious fervour mark the start of the annual 11-day Ganeshotsav festival that begins here Friday.

    401 Shares
    19 twitter shares, 342 retweets and 40 favorites

  9. Another ‘love jihad’ case comes to light in Jharkhand
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-29 at 07:35:58

    Another case of alleged love jihad was reported from Chatra district where police on Wednesday jailed a Muslim boy for deceiving a Hindu girl by faking his identity.

    361 Shares
    61 twitter shares, 264 retweets and 18 favorites
    15 shares on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  10. PM banks on mega plan to fight debt
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-29 at 05:32:46

    1.5 crore bank accounts opened in the country on Day One

    354 Shares
    38 twitter shares, 101 retweets and 15 favorites
    95 shares and 103 likes on Facebook
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  11. Soon, attendance of govt staff to be tracked online
    Published by Indian Express on 2014-08-29 at 04:16:22

    The Modi government had recently directed all central government offices to introduce Aadhaar-based biometric attendance systems.

    350 Shares
    29 twitter shares, 262 retweets and 29 favorites
    24 shares and 6 likes on Facebook

  12. Aadhaar not mandatory to open bank account under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan scheme
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-29 at 02:43:33

    Account openers will get a RuPay Debit card with an in-built accident insurance cover of Rs.1 lakh and a pass-book immediately.

    348 Shares
    19 twitter shares, 12 retweets and 2 favorites
    102 shares and 211 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones

  13. Firebrand MP Yogi Adityanath to lead BJP in UP bypoll
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-29 at 03:03:37

    Couple of days ago a video surfaced showing Adityanath exhorting Hindus to counter “love jihad”

    320 Shares
    23 twitter shares, 156 retweets and 6 favorites
    25 shares and 108 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones

  14. The Age of Bhagat
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-29 at 09:27:26

    Two million copies of his new novel are set to roll off the press. What makes Chetan Bhagat the one-man industry and change agent that he is?

    305 Shares
    38 twitter shares, 155 retweets and 52 favorites
    8 shares and 47 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  15. US Identifies Citizens who have Joined ISIS in Syria
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-29 at 08:35:44

    US intelligence and law enforcement agencies have identified nearly a dozen Americans who have traveled to Syria to fight for the Islamic State, the militant group that the Obama administration says p…

    250 Shares
    56 twitter shares, 173 retweets and 13 favorites
    7 shares on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  16. Trainee IPS Officer Drowns in National Police Academy Swimming Pool
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-29 at 09:39:12

    A trainee Indian Police Service or IPS officer has reportedly died after drowning in a swimming pool at the National Police Academy in Hyderabad during a party late last night.

    233 Shares
    42 twitter shares, 175 retweets and 10 favorites
    5 shares on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  17. US to Begin Safety Testing Ebola Vaccine on Humans Next Week
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-29 at 07:57:25

    United States federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus.

    206 Shares
    64 twitter shares, 121 retweets and 16 favorites
    2 shares on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones

  18. Cristiano Ronaldo clinches UEFA award for best player in Europe
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-29 at 00:05:57

    Real Madrid forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, scored a record 17 goals and was pivotal in Real Madrid’s triumph in the Champions League last season.

    194 Shares
    30 twitter shares, 90 retweets and 12 favorites
    10 shares and 43 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares and 5 plus ones

  19. Islamic State Said to Have Killed 150 Syria Captives in 2 Days, Videotaping the Horror
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-29 at 07:32:13

    Dozens of men, possibly Syrian soldiers, were lined up in their underwear and gunned down. In the Golan Heights, non-ISIS rebels seized United Nations peacekeepers.

    183 Shares
    63 twitter shares, 85 retweets and 19 favorites
    12 shares and 3 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  20. ‘Dead’ Activist Found Living With Another Woman, Arrested For Murder
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-29 at 09:29:42

    A Right to Information Activist believed to have been killed in a car fire three months ago has now been arrested for murder. Chandra Mohan Sharma, a married man who was also a member of the Aam Aadmi…

    172 Shares
    97 twitter shares, 42 retweets and 6 favorites
    21 shares and 5 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

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