1. Convert and you will go to heaven, Pakistani cricketer told Dilshan
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-09-04 at 10:21:23

    Shehzad was caught on camera telling Dilshan "if you are a non-Muslim and you turn Muslim, no matter whatever you do in your life, straight to heaven."

    5132 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 2975 retweets and 43 favorites
    815 shares and 1187 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares, 1 plus ones and 1 reshares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  2. Al Qaeda announces new branch in Indian subcontinent
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-09-04 at 00:45:23

    Al Qaeda is active in Afghanistan and Pakistan where its surviving leadership are thought to be hiding out Its chief Ayman alZawahiri said Qaedat alJihad will now take the fight to India Myanmar and Bangladesh

    4025 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 3800 retweets and 42 favorites
    55 shares and 22 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones

  3. Al Qaeda announces new branch in Indian subcontinent
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-09-04 at 01:48:00

    The new branch aims to focus mainly Myanmar, Bangladesh and some parts of India.

    3015 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 2817 retweets and 18 favorites
    32 shares and 35 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares, 4 plus ones and 2 reshares
    4 shares on LinkedIn

  4. Far away from home, Yazidi student in Delhi prays for family’s safety
    Published by Indian Express on 2014-09-04 at 04:02:21

    ‘ISIS has given ultimatum that they will kill 150 families this Friday’

    1894 Shares
    82 twitter shares, 1768 retweets and 35 favorites
    8 shares and 1 likes on Facebook

  5. Shweta Basu Prasad of Makdee fame arrested for prostitution
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-09-04 at 10:15:18

    Reports said the 23-year-old actor was caught in a compromising position after the Hyderabad Police raided a famous hotel at the upscale Banjara Hills in the city.

    1706 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 1295 retweets and 36 favorites
    84 shares and 182 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones

  6. eBay glitch blocks user access
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-04 at 04:50:36

    E-retailing giant eBay’s users are reporting difficulty signing in to the site from locations in India, the US, the UK and other parts of Europe.

    1226 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 375 retweets and 14 favorites
    617 shares and 66 likes on Facebook
    19 Google+ Shares, 25 plus ones and 4 reshares
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  7. Al Qaeda launches India wing to ‘raise the flag of jihad’ in subcontinent
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-09-04 at 10:11:57

    In a 55-minute video posted online, Al Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahri also renewed a longstanding vow of loyalty to Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar, in an apparent snub to the Islamic State.

    776 Shares
    51 twitter shares, 583 retweets and 13 favorites
    22 shares and 101 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  8. Pakistan opener asks Dilshan to embrace Islam
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-09-04 at 00:38:59

    While the players were walking back to the dressing room in Dambulla Sri Lanka on August 30 Ahmed Shehzad was caught on camera telling Tillakaratne Dilshan If you are a nonMuslim and you turn Muslim no matter whatever you do in your life straight to heave…

    719 Shares
    70 twitter shares, 554 retweets and 18 favorites
    62 shares and 15 likes on Facebook

  9. Sania enters US Open mixed doubles final, eyes third grand slam
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-09-04 at 10:48:17

    Sania is also in the women’s doubles semifinal along with her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black.

    711 Shares
    8 twitter shares, 4 retweets and 1 favorites
    15 shares and 683 likes on Facebook

  10. Zawahiri launches al-Qaeda in S Asia
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-04 at 04:32:33

    Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri announces the creation of an Indian branch of his militant group to "raise the flag of jihad" across South Asia.

    607 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 193 retweets and 14 favorites
    231 shares and 40 likes on Facebook
    11 Google+ Shares, 1 plus ones and 1 reshares
    16 shares on LinkedIn

  11. Al Qaeda Launches Wing in Indian Subcontinent
    Published by NDTV on 2014-09-04 at 01:54:49

    Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri declared Wednesday in a video message that the global Islamist extremist movement has launched a new off-shoot in the Indian-sub-continent.

    596 Shares
    96 twitter shares, 210 retweets and 24 favorites
    171 shares and 92 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares

  12. Pakistan cricketer Shehzad asks Sri Lankan player Dilshan to switch religion, PCB launches inquiry
    Published by ABP News on 2014-09-04 at 10:07:48

    Religious comments by Pakistan batsman Ahmed Shehzad to Sri Lanka player Tillakaratne Dilshan after their one-day international last Saturday are being investigated by the Pakistan Cricket Board.

    533 Shares
    30 twitter shares, 485 retweets and 13 favorites
    2 shares and 1 likes on Facebook
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  13. Apple cuts iPhone 5S price online | Traders buy cheap online, sell offline at profit
    Published by Economic Times on 2014-09-04 at 06:40:20

    Apple is offering an extra Rs 1,500-2,000 in margins to online retailers to liquidate 5S stocks ahead of the new phone launch.

    528 Shares
    71 twitter shares, 361 retweets and 18 favorites
    52 shares and 19 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  14. Al Qaeda Rearing its Head in India: 10-Point Cheat-Sheet
    Published by NDTV on 2014-09-04 at 07:42:57

    A new video from Al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri will set the alarm bells off in India. In the video, al-Zawahiri announces Osama Bin Laden’s notorious terror group’s new wing in the subcontinent. Th…

    485 Shares
    57 twitter shares, 393 retweets and 12 favorites
    20 shares and 3 likes on Facebook

  15. Australia PM Tony Abbott Arrives in India, Nuclear Deal Likely on Agenda
    Published by NDTV on 2014-09-04 at 05:11:20

    Amid indications that a nuclear deal could be in the offing, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott arrived in Mumbai this morning on a two-day India visit during which the two countries would look at …

    480 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 329 retweets and 15 favorites
    29 shares and 4 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares

  16. Convert and You Will go to Heaven, Pakistani Cricketer Told Dilshan
    Published by NDTV on 2014-09-04 at 08:54:44

    While the players were walking back to the dressing room in Dambulla, Sri Lanka, Ahmed Shehzad was caught on camera making a religious remark towards Tillakaratne Dilshan.

    455 Shares
    30 twitter shares, 247 retweets and 12 favorites
    98 shares and 68 likes on Facebook

  17. SC to get list of 2G coal scam accused who visited CBI chief
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-09-04 at 00:32:05

    The SC will on Thursday be handed over a list of names of businessmen who are facing CBI probe and allegedly met the investigating agencys director Ranjit Sinha frequently at his Delhi home in what is being seen as a conflict of interest

    451 Shares
    41 twitter shares, 372 retweets and 34 favorites
    4 shares on Facebook

  18. Morning Bets: ‘BUY’ or ‘SELL’ ideas from experts for Thursday
    Published by Economic Times on 2014-09-04 at 08:15:32

    ET Now spoke to various experts and here’s what they have to recommend for today’s trade.

    433 Shares
    16 twitter shares, 40 retweets
    279 shares and 19 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 6 plus ones and 3 reshares
    50 views on StumbleUpon

  19. Report on Owaisi creates a flutter in social media
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-09-04 at 04:48:53

    Social media was abuzz on Wednesday after a Kashmiri newspaper published a report that quoted Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi as having called upon Muslims in India to fight along with Pakistan in t…

    375 Shares
    34 twitter shares, 294 retweets and 5 favorites
    13 shares and 28 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  20. Tony Abbott in India, nuke deal likely on agenda
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-09-04 at 10:56:12

    Hope to sign agreement that will enable uranium sales by Australia to India, he said.

    370 Shares
    37 twitter shares, 312 retweets and 10 favorites
    9 shares and 2 likes on Facebook

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