1. Cartoonist Pran, creator of iconic Chacha Chaudhary, dead
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-07 at 07:58:39

    Creator of the lovable comic character Chacha Chaudhary, cartoonist Pran Kumar Sharma breathed his last on Wednesday. He passed away after a prolonged battle with cancer at a hospital in Gurgaon….

    68 twitter shares, 456 retweets and 2 favorites
    567 shares and 2367 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  2. Saif Ali Khan may lose Padma honour
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-07 at 04:11:31

    Government is examining a demand for withdrawing the Padma honour conferred on Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan following a Mumbai court framing charges against him.

    100 twitter shares, 1788 retweets and 103 favorites
    43 shares and 24 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares

  3. Nearly 45,000 Indians in Ebola-hit countries, may bring virus home
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-07 at 05:51:40

    With 44,700 Indians living in different countries affected by Ebola, the govt is taking several precautionary measures to prevent the disease from spreading to India.

    101 twitter shares, 695 retweets and 22 favorites
    456 shares and 419 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  4. This city in China bans passengers with long beards, veils
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-07 at 10:25:34

    In July, authorities in Xinjiang’s capital Urumqi banned bus passengers from carrying items ranging from cigarette lighters to yogurt and water, in a bid to prevent violent attacks.

    47 twitter shares, 1190 retweets and 14 favorites
    6 shares and 7 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 1 reshares

  5. MEA buys Rs 30 crore building in Paris, finds its not fit for use
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-07 at 03:31:33

    The ministry of external affairs (MEA) purchased a property in Paris in 2011 for Rs 30 crore and later realized it could not be used for the purpose it was acquired for.

    80 twitter shares, 1020 retweets and 20 favorites
    5 shares on Facebook

  6. Pran, creator of Chacha Chaudhary, dies at 75
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-07 at 04:49:42

    Legendary cartoonist Pran, creator of the iconic character Chacha Chaudhary, died of colon cancer at a hospital in Gurgaon on Tuesday. He was 75.

    101 twitter shares, 805 retweets and 11 favorites
    114 shares and 61 likes on Facebook
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  7. India’s first jellyfish lake discovered in Gujarat
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-07 at 10:22:00

    "This is probably the first jellyfish lake to have been found in India. The concentration and density of jellyfish is very high here. You can even see them from outside during low tide and when the water is clear," wildlife scientist BC Choudhur…

    32 twitter shares, 758 retweets and 32 favorites
    18 shares and 165 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  8. Bengal textbook calls freedom fighters terrorists, sparks row
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-07 at 08:54:00

    A history chapter titled "revolutionary terrorism" describes the activities of freedom fighters like Shahid Khudiram Bose, Jatindranath Mukherjee and Prafulla Chaki as "extremism and terrorism".

    38 twitter shares, 756 retweets and 14 favorites
    45 shares and 94 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  9. Sexual Assault Alleged in Another Bangalore School, Teacher, Principal Arrested
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-07 at 01:14:18

    Barely a month after protests raged across Bangalore following the alleged gang-rape of a six-year-old in school, two men were arrested in yet another school for alleged sexual assault on a child.

    101 twitter shares, 657 retweets and 10 favorites
    13 shares and 4 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  10. Saudi Bans Brides from Pakistan, Three Other Countries: Newspaper
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-07 at 00:22:49

    Saudi men have been banned from marrying women from three Asian and one African country as the Gulf state toughens the rules restricting marriage with foreigners, a local daily said.

    99 twitter shares, 545 retweets and 36 favorites
    23 shares and 40 likes on Facebook

  11. NDA government sacks shunted Governor Kamla Beniwal, puts envoys on notice
    Published by Indian Express on 2014-08-07 at 02:25:33

    2 months left to her term, Kamla Beniwal, who was sent to Mizoram from Gujarat, is sacked; can’t tell you why, says Rajnath Singh.

    33 twitter shares, 637 retweets and 22 favorites
    5 shares on Facebook
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  12. Car Bombs Kill 51 in Baghdad Shiite Neighbourhoods
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-07 at 00:16:10

    Iraqi medical and security officials say two car bombs have exploded in Shiite neighbourhoods of Baghdad killing 51 people.

    56 twitter shares, 466 retweets and 10 favorites
    15 shares on Facebook

  13. Nearly 45,000 Indians Living in Ebola-Affected Countries
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-07 at 10:44:50

    The government has announced a slew of steps in the light of the outbreak of Ebola virus in west African countries, including screening and tracking of passengers originating or transiting from there….

    35 twitter shares, 401 retweets and 5 favorites
    7 shares on Facebook

  14. Rahul Gandhi May Get His Debate on Communal Violence. Will He Speak?
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-07 at 10:34:01

    This Friday, the ball could be in the court of Rahul Gandhi, who complained yesterday of not being allowed to speak in Parliament.

    101 twitter shares, 290 retweets and 18 favorites
    12 shares and 3 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  15. For India outreach, US brings into play Indian-Americans
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-07 at 05:08:04

    John Kerry had Nisha Desai Biswal by his side during his India visit, Penny Pritzker had Arun Kumar and now Chuck Hagel brings with him Puneet Talwar.

    97 twitter shares, 242 retweets and 31 favorites
    33 shares and 10 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    7 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Meet Bihar teachers who got their B.Ed before they were born
    Published by Indian Express on 2014-08-07 at 03:16:26

    About 100 teachers have degrees in which dates don’t match.

    58 twitter shares, 259 retweets and 14 favorites
    36 shares and 33 likes on Facebook

  17. Morning Bets: ‘BUY’ or ‘SELL’ ideas from experts for Thursday
    Published by Economic Times on 2014-08-07 at 08:28:53

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

    258 shares and 19 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 7 plus ones and 2 reshares
    50 views on StumbleUpon

  18. Attendance low for anti-women crime debate
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-07 at 04:36:54

    The Opposition on Wednesday mocked the government and the ruling party for poor attendance of its members during a discussion on atrocities against women and children in the Lok Sabha.

    33 twitter shares, 295 retweets and 22 favorites
    3 shares on Facebook

  19. Rakhi sister wants to meet PM Modi this year too
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-07 at 08:50:43

    This year, even though Ripal has not received any reply from the PMO, she is hopeful that she would be able to tie the rakhi.

    10 shares and 312 likes on Facebook

  20. Donating organs can help overcome death anxiety, make people feel better connected with life
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-07 at 07:59:58

    Religious beliefs are considered one of the biggest hurdles preventing people from donating organs.

    47 twitter shares, 245 retweets and 9 favorites
    12 shares and 6 likes on Facebook
    2 shares on LinkedIn

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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