1. Australian Family Hit By Both MH17, MH370 Tragedies
    Published by NDTV on 2014-07-18 at 16:05:11

    An Australian family has been struck by both Malaysia Airlines tragedies, losing two members of their extended family in the MH17 crash four months after another couple went missing on MH370.

    5101 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 4900 retweets and 35 favorites
    50 shares and 10 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones

  2. Mysterious giant hole appears in northern Siberia
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-07-18 at 06:17:34

    A 60-metre wide crater was recently discovered in far northern Siberia and scientists are pondering over what might have created it.

    4657 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 4502 retweets and 27 favorites
    14 shares and 10 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  3. Air India’s Birmingham-Delhi flight 113 was 25km behind MH17
    Published by Times of India on 2014-07-18 at 11:22:18

    Soon after the news of the crash came in, Air India sent an urgent note to all its pilots to reroute their flights and avoid overflying the Ukranian airspace.

    3868 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 1996 retweets and 25 favorites
    13 positive votes on Reddit
    436 shares and 1272 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares, 16 plus ones and 3 reshares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  4. PM’s flight was close behind
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-07-18 at 12:44:42

    Officials say they have no information of any Indians on board the ill-fated MH-17 flight that crashed over Ukraine on Thursday. However, Prime Minister Modi’s flight could possibly have been in t…

    1596 Shares
    63 twitter shares, 306 retweets and 9 favorites
    478 shares and 731 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    7 shares on LinkedIn

  5. Israel Steps up Gaza Ground Offensive, Civilian Casualties Grow
    Published by NDTV on 2014-07-18 at 16:50:37

    Israel stepped up its land offensive in Gaza with artillery, tanks and gunboats on Friday and declared it could “significantly widen” an operation Palestinian officials said was killing ever greater n…

    1425 Shares
    94 twitter shares, 1295 retweets and 20 favorites
    15 shares on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  6. Air India flight with 126 on board was right behind MH 17
    Published by Times of India on 2014-07-18 at 12:10:56

    When Malaysia Airlines’ MH 17 was shot down over Ukraine on Thursday night, an Air India flight with 126 passengers was right behind it.

    1303 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 1022 retweets and 4 favorites
    121 shares and 53 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares

  7. ‘If it Disappears, This Is What it Looks Like’: Malaysia Airlines Passenger’s Tragic Joke
    Published by NDTV on 2014-07-18 at 10:14:23

    A picture of what is believed to be MH 17 was apparently posted by a Dutch passenger of the Malaysian flight shot down in Ukraine on Thursday.

    1298 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 1011 retweets and 18 favorites
    108 shares and 54 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  8. Malayalam filmmaker J. Sasikumar is no more
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-07-18 at 04:36:29

    Renowned Malayalam filmmaker J. Sasikumar (86), who holds the record of making 141 films in his career spanning over three decades, died in Kochi on Thursday.

    1046 Shares
    43 twitter shares, 870 retweets and 24 favorites
    13 shares and 96 likes on Facebook

  9. Sabyasachi Panda, Odisha’s Most Wanted Naxal Leader, Arrested
    Published by NDTV on 2014-07-18 at 17:13:52

    Sabyasachi Panda, Odisha’s most wanted Naxal leader, has been arrested from the Ganjam district of the state, the police have confirmed.

    873 Shares
    76 twitter shares, 672 retweets and 22 favorites
    39 positive votes on Reddit
    28 shares and 32 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  10. I met Dawood, and I am a journalist
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-07-18 at 14:58:56

    Our outrage over the Vaidik-Saeed act exposes us as an unthinking, under-employed nation. If only we knew what to prize and what to laugh at, writes Shekhar Gupta.

    668 Shares
    156 shares and 500 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares, 4 plus ones and 1 reshares

  11. How an Air India pilot used his skill to avert an ‘aviation catastrophe’
    Published by Times of India on 2014-07-18 at 17:18:05

    Captain Gautam Verma, piloting a Mumbai-bound flight with 313 on board, managed a safe landing on just one engine, despite the plane being 85 tonnes over the maximum landing weight.

    634 Shares
    76 twitter shares, 522 retweets and 20 favorites
    15 shares on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  12. Tatkal tickets on shorter train routes have become exorbitant. Here’s why
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-07-18 at 09:16:33

    Indian Railways has amended its Tatkal rules but didn’t bother to inform the people to whom it matters the most – the passengers.

    628 Shares
    44 twitter shares, 492 retweets and 14 favorites
    48 shares and 29 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  13. Divyanka Tripathi’s personal items damaged on show set
    Published by ABP News on 2014-07-18 at 16:08:41

    Rain damaged Divyanka Tripathi’s personal belongings, including her laptop and clothes for the shoot, on the set of “Yeh Hai Mohabbatein”. But the professional actress did not cancel the shoot.

    581 Shares
    7 shares and 574 likes on Facebook

  14. Malaysian Airline crash: Indian-origin steward among the dead
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-07-18 at 15:46:12

    The plane, which was on its way to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam, crashed in Ukrainian territory near the Russian border. According to Ukraine’s Interior Ministry, the plane was hit by a missile fired from a Buk launcher. All 295 passengers and crew members…

    566 Shares
    94 shares and 462 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares, 3 plus ones and 1 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  15. The Missile That Reportedly Shot Down Malaysia Airlines Plane: 10 Facts
    Published by NDTV on 2014-07-18 at 12:26:50

    The Malaysian Airlines flight MH-17 is believed to have been shot down by an advanced Russian built surface-to-air missile system called the 9K37 BUK.

    476 Shares
    37 twitter shares, 363 retweets and 6 favorites
    54 shares and 15 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  16. No proof against Hafiz Saeed, can’t put him in jail to please anyone: Pak envoy
    Published by Times of India on 2014-07-18 at 14:10:14

    “Our government was not aware of this meeting and nor was the government of India. It was a meeting between two private individuals and nothing more,” Basit said.

    444 Shares
    86 twitter shares, 302 retweets and 18 favorites
    28 shares and 5 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  17. Poor healthcare ups private spending
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-07-18 at 03:57:41

    Morbidity due to non-communicable diseases accounts for a large share of disease burden in India

    375 Shares
    12 twitter shares, 22 retweets and 2 favorites
    37 shares and 302 likes on Facebook

  18. Sensex wants T20, govt playing Test match: expert; what next!
    Published by Economic Times on 2014-07-18 at 16:09:17

    After a strong rally seen so far in the year 2014, analysts are of the view that Indian equities are likely to remain in consolidation phase atleast for some more time.

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

  19. Police must be held accountable in sexual assault case: Amnesty
    Published by Times of India on 2014-07-18 at 12:27:48

    Authorities must conduct a thorough and impartial investigation into the alleged misconduct of police officials in Bangalore in registering and investigating the sexual assault of a 22-year old woman on July 11, said Amnesty International India.

    333 Shares
    39 twitter shares, 272 retweets and 14 favorites
    7 shares and 1 likes on Facebook

  20. Top Odisha Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda held
    Published by Times of India on 2014-07-18 at 11:05:56

    Sabyasachi is accused of several crimes, including murder of senior VHP leader Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati.

    331 Shares
    72 twitter shares, 166 retweets and 19 favorites
    47 shares and 26 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

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