1. Encourage students to think about nation, PM Narendra Modi tells teachers
    Published by Times of India on 2014-09-05 at 09:29:46

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called upon teachers to widen the horizon of thinking of their students and to encourage them to think critically about broader issues concerning the nation.

    66 twitter shares, 180 retweets and 40 favorites
    118 shares and 686 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares, 22 plus ones and 2 reshares

  2. Secular Hindus allies, don’t need al-Qaida: Indian Muslims
    Published by Times of India on 2014-09-05 at 07:12:56

    The country’s Muslim leaders say they’re allied with secular forces and don’t need a foreign, jihadist outfit like al-Qaida to fight for them.

    70 twitter shares, 738 retweets and 37 favorites
    39 shares and 8 likes on Facebook

  3. 5th ODI: Series in pocket, India can test bench strength
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-09-05 at 08:23:05

    With the series already in their pocket, a rampaging India would look to keep the foot on the pedal and press for a clean sweep on Friday.

    18 twitter shares, 9 retweets and 2 favorites
    8 shares and 822 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones

  4. Men Arrested For Converting to Islam Become Hindus Again
    Published by NDTV on 2014-09-05 at 08:15:03

    Four men of a family who were arrested on Wednesday in Madhya Pradesh’s Shivpuri for converting to Islam have done a U-turn. On Thursday, hours after being released by the police, they embraced Hindui…

    101 twitter shares, 632 retweets and 29 favorites
    40 shares and 8 likes on Facebook

  5. Modi’s mass contact with India’s students on Teachers’ Day
    Published by Times of India on 2014-09-05 at 08:39:43

    In the first mass contact programme of its kind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact live with millions of young students and teachers across the nation Friday on the occasion of Teachers’ Day.

    39 twitter shares, 518 retweets and 37 favorites
    8 shares and 1 likes on Facebook

  6. Hyderabad youths’ bid to join ISIS foiled
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-09-05 at 08:08:45

    Just three days before Al Qaeda announced launching of its Indian branch, security agencies have foiled the plans of four youngsters of Hyderabad from joining the Islamic State, a Sunni jihadist gr…

    50 twitter shares, 317 retweets and 55 favorites
    52 shares and 68 likes on Facebook

  7. ‘Justice Sathasivam has let down the judiciary’
    Published by Times of India on 2014-09-05 at 06:15:41

    If there is one appointment that has caused tremendous disappointment all round, it must be your anointment as Governor.

    41 twitter shares, 405 retweets and 25 favorites
    21 shares and 10 likes on Facebook

  8. ‘Widen the Horizon of Students’ Thinking’: PM’s Message to Teachers
    Published by NDTV on 2014-09-05 at 09:50:01

    In a message to teachers across the country a day ahead of Teachers’ Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asked them to "widen the horizon of your students’ thinking" and "encourage them to t…

    58 twitter shares, 400 retweets and 30 favorites
    6 shares and 1 likes on Facebook

  9. India on alert after al-Qaeda video
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-05 at 02:28:29

    India issues a security alert following the release of a video by the head of al-Qaeda announcing the formation of an Indian branch of the group.

    64 twitter shares, 81 retweets and 5 favorites
    233 shares and 85 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares and 6 plus ones
    11 shares on LinkedIn

  10. 3 pm today – The PM period: Narendra Modi to address students across the country on Teacher’s Day
    Published by Indian Express on 2014-09-05 at 01:20:43

    DPS Mathura Road in capital warns of ‘strict action’, Bal Bharati in Noida says will test students on Modi speech.

    31 twitter shares, 184 retweets and 4 favorites
    13 shares and 6 likes on Facebook
    9 Google+ Shares, 204 plus ones and 13 reshares

  11. India, Singapore to exchange defence technology
    Published by Times of India on 2014-09-05 at 05:36:35

    India and Singapore on Thursday decided to step up bilateral military ties, from joint exercises to cooperation in defence technology, during their 9th Defence Policy Dialogue (DPD) held in the city-state.

    27 twitter shares, 348 retweets and 37 favorites
    6 shares on Facebook

  12. Blackout Casts Shadow over PM Narendra Modi’s Economic Recovery
    Published by NDTV on 2014-09-05 at 09:02:14

    Narendra Modi took decisive action as chief minister of Gujarat to secure round-the-clock supplies of electricity. Now, as Prime Minister of India, he is under attack for failing to avert a national p…

    38 twitter shares, 342 retweets and 19 favorites
    10 shares on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  13. L-G seeks President permission for BJP govt in Delhi
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-09-05 at 10:33:51

    The L-G has strongly recommended that the Bharatiya Janata Party should form the government in the Capital.

    35 twitter shares, 285 retweets and 14 favorites
    5 shares and 54 likes on Facebook

  14. Big bucks from share sale are not made only on stock market
    Published by Economic Times on 2014-09-05 at 10:33:01

    With the emergence of wealth management firms and the rise in the number of high net worth individuals, these options have increased.

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

  15. Sangh re-converts Dalit Muslim converts
    Published by Indian Express on 2014-09-05 at 02:08:11

    Bajrang Dal workers said they had convinced them to re-convert by putting pressure on their community members.

    42 twitter shares, 241 retweets and 31 favorites
    35 shares and 26 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  16. India faces acute shortage of cancer specialists, only one doctor available for every 2,500 patients
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-09-05 at 09:24:55

    What’s worse is that a 20 per cent surge in cancer cases is expected by the end of the decade.

    36 twitter shares, 306 retweets and 10 favorites
    10 shares and 4 likes on Facebook
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  17. Sania Mirza defeated in US Open women’s doubles semis
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-09-05 at 08:38:50

    Sania with her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black was trounced in two sets by 2-6, 4-6 by Swiss tennis legend Martina Hingis and Italian Flavia Pennetta.

    9 twitter shares, 2 retweets and 1 favorites
    4 shares and 347 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  18. Schools get set for PM Modi’s broadcast on Teachers’ Day
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-09-05 at 10:32:42

    As he makes a speech to an audience of 1,000 students in Delhi’s Manekshaw Auditorium between 3 and 4.45 pm today, lakhs of others will tune in from schools across the nation via television, radio and the Internet.

    22 twitter shares, 210 retweets and 14 favorites
    7 shares and 107 likes on Facebook

  19. Rahul is right, Modi govt unable to check vegetable prices
    Published by Times of India on 2014-09-05 at 05:41:17

    Government data shows that prices of potato, onion and tomato has increased since Modi government came to power across major cities.

    61 twitter shares, 203 retweets and 20 favorites
    34 shares and 12 likes on Facebook

  20. IPL not good for cricket, players are slaves to it: Ian Botham
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-09-05 at 01:15:53

    "The IPL is too powerful for the long-term good of the game. Corruption is enough of a problem in itself," former England captain Ian Botham said.

    38 twitter shares, 168 retweets and 16 favorites
    7 shares and 22 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones

Here are some more stories that didn’t actually make the above list but still have a significant percentage of social shares of the total.


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