1. Sankararaman case: ‘revoke nod to appeal against verdict’
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-08 at 02:58:57

    BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday urged President Pranab Mukherjee to “revoke” the permission granted by the former Lt. Governor of Puducherry, Virendra Kataria, to appeal against the tri…

    2916 Shares
    78 twitter shares, 2762 retweets and 70 favorites
    3 shares and 2 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  2. BJP, Parivar outfits to intensify campaign against ‘love jihad’
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-08 at 09:35:47

    ‘New Shuddhi movement: Will free villages of Christians’

    1790 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 1196 retweets and 40 favorites
    171 shares and 276 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  3. Congress leader Motilal Vora occupies nine govt houses in Delhi
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-08 at 09:49:19

    According to the RTI, Vora possesses bungalows 49, 63, 78 and 112 in North Avenue and bungalow numbers 49 and 139 in South Avenue, both in close vicinity of the Rashtrapati Bhawan.

    1535 Shares
    58 twitter shares, 1455 retweets and 13 favorites
    4 shares and 5 likes on Facebook

  4. India will help shape a new world order in 21st century: Chuck Hagel
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-08 at 09:45:56

    Describing India as one of the most significant countries in the world, US defense secretary Chuck Hagel has said the world’s largest democracy will help shape a "new world order" that is emerging in this century.

    1056 Shares
    69 twitter shares, 946 retweets and 34 favorites
    5 shares and 1 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  5. Modi issues revised code of conduct for bureaucrats
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-08 at 07:23:34

    Narendra Modi has issued a revised code of conduct for bureaucrats that require them to be politically neutral, honest, and impartial and maintain high ethical standards.

    719 Shares
    77 twitter shares, 566 retweets and 30 favorites
    31 shares and 6 likes on Facebook
    9 shares on LinkedIn

  6. Incongruity in Meerut victim’s story
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-08 at 01:28:08

    A 20-year-old girl who was allegedly raped and coerced into converting to Islam at Sarawa village, 60 km east of Delhi, belonged to a distressed upper caste family and knew the accused, Muslims of…

    679 Shares
    44 twitter shares, 170 retweets and 11 favorites
    202 shares and 252 likes on Facebook

  7. BJP gets a drubbing in local body polls in Uttarakhand
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-08 at 02:56:12

    In the elections for Zila Panchayat president held on August 5, the BJP candidates won in two seats while those backed by the Congress won in 10

    596 Shares
    59 twitter shares, 509 retweets and 7 favorites
    14 shares and 7 likes on Facebook

  8. ‘India Will Help Shape a New World Order in 21st Century’: Chuck Hagel
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-08 at 08:08:48

    Describing India as one of the most significant countries in the world, United States Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has said the world’s largest democracy will help shape a "new world order" that is e…

    583 Shares
    86 twitter shares, 462 retweets and 14 favorites
    14 shares and 5 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  9. REVEALED: How an Indian missile lay unguarded at South Korean port
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-08 at 09:20:19

    The missile, developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), has a range of 60-170 km.

    583 Shares
    44 twitter shares, 482 retweets and 24 favorites
    23 shares and 8 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares

  10. Malaysia Airlines to be taken pvt ahead of revamp
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-08-08 at 08:32:00

    Deeply troubled Malaysia Airlines will be delisted and taken private ahead of a major restructuring following the twin disasters of MH370 and MH17 under a proposal announced Friday by its majority shareholder

    546 Shares
    34 twitter shares, 506 retweets and 6 favorites

  11. ‘Satisfied’ With Grounds For Kamla Beniwal’s Sacking, Wrote President: Sources
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-08 at 10:36:20

    Kamla Beniwal’s sacking as Mizoram governor was approved by President Pranab Mukherjee, who reportedly said in a hand-written response that he was "satisfied" with the government’s evidence against he…

    535 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 386 retweets and 15 favorites
    21 shares and 11 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  12. BSF jawan swept into Pakistan to return on Friday
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-08 at 07:20:19

    Satyasheel Yadav, who was swept away by Chenab river into Pakistani territory, has been questioned by the ISI.

    481 Shares
    18 twitter shares, 57 retweets and 8 favorites
    24 shares and 369 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones

  13. Gaza Rockets Hit Israel as Ceasefire Expiry Nears: Army
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-08 at 07:39:08

    Rockets fired from the Gaza Strip crashed into Israel Friday, the army said, less than four hours from the scheduled expiry of a three-day truce.

    383 Shares
    78 twitter shares, 266 retweets and 15 favorites
    19 shares and 4 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  14. Maran to sell majority stake in SpiceJet first offer to original owner
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-08-08 at 00:17:36

    SpiceJet promoter and media baron Kalanithi Maran is in talks with potential buyers to sell his majority stake in the lowcost airline which posted a record loss of Rs 100324 crore in the last financial year

    370 Shares
    36 twitter shares, 280 retweets and 4 favorites
    31 shares and 13 likes on Facebook
    6 shares on LinkedIn

  15. Morning bets: ‘BUY’ or ‘SELL’ ideas from experts for Friday
    Published by Economic Times on 2014-08-08 at 08:34:10

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

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

  16. Barack Obama authorises targeted airstrikes in Iraq
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-08 at 09:03:39

    US President Barack Obama also said the US military had carried out airdrops of humanitarian aid to Iraqi religious minorities under siege by the extremists.

    295 Shares
    29 twitter shares, 120 retweets and 3 favorites
    8 shares and 124 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares, 6 plus ones and 1 reshares

  17. Obama Opens Door to Striking Iraq Militants
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-08 at 08:36:32

    President Barack Obama said Thursday that U.S. military aircraft had dropped food and water to thousands of Iraqis besieged by Islamic militants on a mountaintop in northern Iraq.

    294 Shares
    84 twitter shares, 172 retweets and 13 favorites
    17 shares and 7 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  18. Party wants leadership role for Priyanka says Congress
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-08-08 at 08:10:56

    The Congress has said the party wants all three members of the Gandhi family to take leadership role amid growing indication about a larger role for Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in party affairs

    291 Shares
    40 twitter shares, 237 retweets and 8 favorites
    5 shares and 1 likes on Facebook

  19. One Killed, 20 Injured in Fire at Navi Mumbai Hotel
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-08 at 08:01:01

    One person has died and 20 others are injured after a fire broke out at a hotel in the early hours today in Vashi in Navi Mumbai.

    277 Shares
    56 twitter shares, 197 retweets and 15 favorites
    9 shares on Facebook

  20. Odisha Floods Kill 35, Affect 1.8 Million People
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-08 at 08:09:26

    The floods triggered by heavy rains in the past week have affected nearly 1.8 million people in Odisha with the death toll rising to 35, an official said on Thursday.

    263 Shares
    80 twitter shares, 171 retweets and 4 favorites
    8 shares on Facebook

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