1. 7 killed, 300 injured in Pakistan protests, army called in
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-31 at 08:17:34

    Close to midnight, turmoil prevailed in the heart of Islamabad after a number of demonstrators, led by Imran Khan and Tahir-ul-Qadri, refused to disperse from the protest site.

    11282 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 11062 retweets and 61 favorites
    15 shares and 32 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  2. Also Part of PM Modi’s Japan Visit, Feeding Fish and Special Gifts
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-31 at 00:32:57

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese Counterpart Shinzo Abe took some time out from their hectic schedules to feed fish in a pond near a state guest house in Kyoto on Saturday.

    4007 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 3779 retweets and 85 favorites
    24 shares and 13 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones

  3. PM Modi visits Toji and Kinkaku-ji temples in Japan
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-31 at 09:49:49

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi was accompanied by his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe when he went around the famous temple.

    1685 Shares
    59 twitter shares, 1014 retweets and 88 favorites
    17 shares and 500 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares, 5 plus ones and 1 reshares

  4. Kerala houseboat industry under scanner for sex tourism
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-31 at 05:31:16

    The district administration has initiated steps for monitoring the houseboat industry following reports of sex tourism and possibility of extremist elements using the facilities.

    1543 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 1378 retweets and 24 favorites
    35 shares and 6 likes on Facebook

  5. Nawaz has killed innocent people: Imran Khan
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-31 at 09:59:42

    Hundreds of protesters entered the lawn of Parliament in Islamabad but they were stopped at the main entrance of the building where army soldiers were deployed.

    1092 Shares
    54 twitter shares, 981 retweets and 26 favorites
    5 shares and 16 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares, 4 plus ones and 2 reshares

  6. On Day 2 of Japan visit Modi heads to temples research lab
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-08-31 at 09:34:46

    Narendra Modi spent the early part of his second day in Japan paying obeisance at ancient temples visiting a cuttingedge research laboratory and mingling with tourists in an unusually relaxed manner

    1023 Shares
    57 twitter shares, 911 retweets and 52 favorites
    2 shares and 1 likes on Facebook

  7. PM Modi visits ancient Toji Temple in Japan
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-31 at 09:02:43

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi today began his second day of tour to Japan with a visit to the ancient Toji Temple here.

    1012 Shares
    84 twitter shares, 777 retweets and 132 favorites
    16 shares and 3 likes on Facebook

  8. Pakistan: Protesters Break Fence, Enter Parliament in Islamabad’s Red Zone
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-31 at 02:16:30

    Hours after Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif dismissed the political crisis triggered by protests aimed at unseating his government as "a tiny storm" that would be ended soon, protesters marched…

    856 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 680 retweets and 50 favorites
    19 shares and 6 likes on Facebook

  9. Dhoni equals Azharuddin’s record of most ODI wins as captain
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-08-31 at 09:53:57

    Dhoni has equaled Mohammad Azharuddin’s record of 90 ODI wins, the most by an Indian captain after India won at Trent Bridge on Saturday.

    855 Shares
    23 twitter shares, 78 retweets and 15 favorites
    23 shares and 714 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  10. Islamabad 1 dead 400 injured as antigovt protesters clash with cops
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-08-31 at 00:22:48

    One person was killed and more than 400 wounded in clashes between police and protesters in Pakistans capital Islamabad hospital officials said Sunday as a fortnightlong political impasse took a violent turn

    787 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 632 retweets and 10 favorites
    30 shares and 10 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  11. What can PM Modi’s ‘Digital India’ plan achieve?
    Published by Economic Times on 2014-08-31 at 06:31:21

    Hamlets that already boast online connectivity offer glimpses of the change that Modi’s plan to internet-enable 2.5 lakh villages by 2019 can achieve

    773 Shares
    76 twitter shares, 632 retweets and 15 favorites
    34 shares and 14 likes on Facebook
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  12. TB epidemic driven by lack of food in India
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-31 at 06:07:57

    Undernutrition or lack of adequate food is the biggest cause of latent TB infection progressing to active tuberculosis in India, adding over a million cases of the 2.3 million new cases each year.

    723 Shares
    99 twitter shares, 516 retweets and 34 favorites
    56 shares and 16 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares

  13. Govt to make Kailash pilgrims’ progress easier
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-31 at 05:37:02

    The Modi government wants to make the gruelling trek to Kailash Mansarovar easier. It’s the reason, building an all-weather two-lane motorable road to Tibet border from Tawaghat in Uttarakhand is one of its top priorities.

    460 Shares
    85 twitter shares, 320 retweets and 35 favorites
    18 shares and 2 likes on Facebook

  14. Why is Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation under fire from critics in India?
    Published by Economic Times on 2014-08-31 at 07:10:00

    Critics accuse Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation of funding organizations that are promoting the interests of vaccine makers.

    445 Shares
    70 twitter shares, 227 retweets and 31 favorites
    53 shares and 61 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  15. Two cops who probed Ishrat, Sohrab cases shunted
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-31 at 05:48:48

    1986-batch IPS officer AK Sharma, currently Joint CP (Ahmedabad Crime Branch), has been empanelled as joint secretary for a central deputation and is likely to be posted at Central Bureau of Investigation headquarters in New Delhi.

    429 Shares
    36 twitter shares, 347 retweets and 28 favorites
    18 shares on Facebook

  16. Is LTTE trying to regroup in Australia?
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-31 at 04:42:13

    Officials suspect intention of six illegal Lankan emigrants

    407 Shares
    50 twitter shares, 167 retweets and 10 favorites
    36 shares and 142 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  17. Indian Start-Up Launches Shoes That Show You The Way
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-31 at 09:27:45

    An Indian high-tech start-up is promising to do the same in real life with a new, GPS-enabled smart sports shoe that vibrates to give the wearer directions.

    400 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 213 retweets and 39 favorites
    44 shares and 3 likes on Facebook

  18. Love Jihad in Madhya Pradesh: Two booked for forcing wives to embrace Islam
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-31 at 10:29:25

    Two Dalit youths, who converted to Islam without intimating the collector, and were forcing their wives to change their religion, have been booked under the Madhya Pradesh Freedom of Religion Act, 1968.

    374 Shares
    42 twitter shares, 325 retweets and 7 favorites

  19. Protesters March to Pakistan PM’s House; 300 Injured in Overnight Clashes: 10 Latest Developments
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-31 at 06:26:32

    At least 300 people were wounded in clashes between police and protesters in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad, hospital officials said on Sunday, as a fortnight-long political impasse took a violent turn….

    371 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 236 retweets and 19 favorites
    13 shares and 2 likes on Facebook

  20. Bihar govt begins renovation of Orwell’s house in Motihari
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-31 at 10:16:13

    Eric Arthur Blair, who wrote under the pen name George Orwell, was born in Bihar while his father RW Blair was working for the British govt as an opium agent.

    364 Shares
    22 twitter shares, 225 retweets and 12 favorites
    5 shares and 98 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares

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