1. UP communal conflict engineered, says Rahul Gandhi
    Published by Indian Express on 2014-08-09 at 00:12:07

    This politics of promoting polarisation and divisiveness for electoral gain must end, Rahul told The Indian Express.

    2595 Shares
    91 twitter shares, 2440 retweets and 34 favorites
    20 shares and 8 likes on Facebook
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  2. Let us jointly develop arms: Modi to Hagel | ASEAN Forum gives hopes
    Published by Economic Times on 2014-08-09 at 06:09:15

    PM told Hagel that India would like to work with US defence majors on a joint development & co-production model as part of Delhi’s efforts to achieve self-reliance.

    922 Shares
    87 twitter shares, 613 retweets and 37 favorites
    46 shares and 139 likes on Facebook

  3. India, US agree on arms deal, but technology transfer remains key
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-09 at 05:34:22

    India will not jump headlong into any venture without first ensuring the US sticks to its promise to provide “ground-breaking technology” on par with its closest allies.

    767 Shares
    91 twitter shares, 596 retweets and 17 favorites
    48 shares and 11 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  4. Hundreds of Yazidi Women Held Captive by Militants in Iraq: Official
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-09 at 00:49:22

    The spokesman for Iraq’s human rights ministry says hundreds of women from the Yazidi religious minority have been taken captive by militants from the Islamic State group.

    714 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 552 retweets and 13 favorites
    36 shares and 10 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  5. Woman Discovers That Her Husband is Actually Her Brother
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-09 at 00:22:38

    Adriana and Leandro, a Brazilian couple, both abandoned by their mothers in childhood, spent their lives anxiously searching for their mothers. They couldn’t have imagined in their wildest dreams what…

    675 Shares
    98 twitter shares, 58 retweets and 18 favorites
    306 shares and 184 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    7 shares on LinkedIn

  6. No Ebola Case Reported in India: Harsh Vardhan
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-09 at 08:52:23

    The government on Friday said no case of Ebola virus has been reported in India so far, even as it announced the setting up of 24-hour emergency helplines to assist people.

    638 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 514 retweets and 17 favorites
    6 shares and 1 likes on Facebook

  7. Twist in Meerut ‘rape’ case
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-09 at 06:37:13

    The woman had earlier said four persons, responsible for her sexual abuse, confinement in a madrassa and forced conversion, had bundled her into a van and taken her to a clinic for a rushed surgery.

    637 Shares
    72 twitter shares, 508 retweets and 39 favorites
    15 shares and 2 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  8. Hundreds of Yazidi women held captive by militants: Iraq official
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-09 at 09:13:15

    The US has confirmed that the Islamic State group has kidnapped and imprisoned Yazidi women so that they can be sold or married off to extremist fighters.

    518 Shares
    35 twitter shares, 451 retweets and 20 favorites
    5 shares and 2 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares, 2 plus ones and 1 reshares

  9. Rs 5,600 crore Fema violations by MNCs since 2010
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-09 at 07:09:14

    : Industrial houses and multinational companies indulged in foreign exchange violations of Rs 5,610.49 crore since 2010, government said yesterday.

    418 Shares
    33 twitter shares, 367 retweets and 13 favorites
    5 shares on Facebook

  10. US Jets and Drones Attack Militants in Iraq, Hope to Stop Advance
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-09 at 08:26:07

    The United States launched a series of airstrikes against Sunni militants in northern Iraq on Friday, using Predator drones and Navy F/A-18 fighter jets to destroy rebel positions around the city of I…

    404 Shares
    85 twitter shares, 289 retweets and 18 favorites
    11 shares on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  11. Delhi Northeast residents singled out by police to gather details
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-08-09 at 00:17:51

    People from the Northeast who are living in south Delhi were in for a rude shock when they were allegedly singled out by the local police and told to provide personal details

    393 Shares
    54 twitter shares, 314 retweets and 13 favorites
    9 shares and 3 likes on Facebook

  12. US Launches Second Round of Airstrikes on Islamic State Targets in Iraq: Officials
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-09 at 01:36:47

    American officials say the U.S. launched a second round of airstrikes against Islamic State targets near Erbil on Friday, using drones and fighter jets.

    370 Shares
    87 twitter shares, 259 retweets and 7 favorites
    13 shares and 3 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  13. Tata Sons, Flipkart, Raymond Group to prepare ITIs’ course
    Published by Economic Times on 2014-08-09 at 04:49:39

    Tata Sons, Flipkart, Raymond Group and Gujarat Industrial Power Company have signed agreements to help design training programmes for ITIs, in line with specific industry needs.

    326 Shares
    30 twitter shares, 255 retweets and 29 favorites
    8 shares and 3 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  14. Don’t disturb country’s secular fabric, says SC
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-09 at 02:41:00

    Warns against unsubstantiated statements on conversion

    283 Shares
    26 twitter shares, 60 retweets and 6 favorites
    76 shares and 112 likes on Facebook
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  15. Jaswant Singh suffers head injury after fall, in coma
    Published by Indian Express on 2014-08-09 at 00:34:22

    According to reports, former BJP leader Jaswant Singh suffered an injury after he fell at his home.

    274 Shares
    45 twitter shares, 198 retweets and 20 favorites
    5 shares and 1 likes on Facebook
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Chuck Hagel briefs Narendra Modi on Iraq situation
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-09 at 05:54:31

    Visiting US defence secretary Chuck Hagel briefed PM Narendra Modi about the steps Obama administration plans to take to deal with the situation in the war-torn country.

    266 Shares
    57 twitter shares, 166 retweets and 26 favorites
    12 shares and 5 likes on Facebook

  17. Faced with defaults, buyers forced to pay EMIs for non-existent homes
    Published by Economic Times on 2014-08-09 at 10:45:16

    People who take loans to buy apartments must continue paying their EMIs, or their credit scores will take a hit.

    257 Shares
    41 twitter shares, 175 retweets and 6 favorites
    21 shares and 12 likes on Facebook
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  18. New Bill in TN to ensure safety of women and children
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-09 at 08:48:39

    The Tamil Nadu government introduced a Bill in the Assembly on Friday to make the State safer for women and children. It seeks to regulate hostels, lodging houses and homes for women and children…

    225 Shares
    27 twitter shares, 182 retweets and 10 favorites
    5 shares and 1 likes on Facebook

  19. In Place of Cease-Fire in Gaza, ‘Chess Game’ of Limited Fighting
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-09 at 09:18:04

    Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip resumed cross-border air assaults after a three-day cease-fire expired on Friday, but the renewed violence seemed less about meeting military goals t…

    206 Shares
    67 twitter shares, 123 retweets and 8 favorites
    8 shares on Facebook

  20. Barack Obama Vacation Plans Unchanged After Iraq Strikes
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-09 at 04:52:01

    President Barack Obama will leave as planned on Saturday for a vacation at Martha’s Vineyard, the White House said, just hours after the start of air strikes in northern Iraq.

    195 Shares
    76 twitter shares, 95 retweets and 12 favorites
    12 shares on Facebook

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