1. Yoga guru BKS Iyengar passes away
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-20 at 07:32:38

    Yoga guru BKS Iyengar passed away at a private hospital in Pune on Wednesday.

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    3046 shares and 5222 likes on Facebook
    16 Google+ Shares, 22 plus ones and 3 reshares
    19 shares on LinkedIn

  2. Irom Sharmila – A simple girl forced into sainthood
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-20 at 16:40:03

    It has been nearly 14 years and India still hasn’t listened to Irom Sharmila. She has held on to her belief steadfastly; she has remained unshaken.It is not easy to commit to an indefinite…

    4329 Shares
    94 twitter shares, 3041 retweets and 62 favorites
    205 shares and 922 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    4 shares on LinkedIn

  3. Yoga Guru BKS Iyengar Dies at 95
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-20 at 13:10:47

    World-renowned yoga guru and founder of the Iyengar School of Yoga B K S Iyengar died early this morning at a hospital in Pune.

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    101 twitter shares, 2263 retweets and 21 favorites
    613 shares and 745 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares
    7 shares on LinkedIn

  4. Kashmiri Pandits reapply for Kousar Nag yatra
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-20 at 03:23:56

    Less than three weeks after they were denied permission to undertake the historical Kousar Nag yatra, a group of Kashmiri Pandits on Tuesday reapplied for permission to undertake the pilgrimage th…

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    74 twitter shares, 3212 retweets and 43 favorites
    7 shares and 7 likes on Facebook

  5. NDTV Exclusive: This is INS Arihant, First Made-in-India Nuclear Submarine
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-20 at 17:38:35

    The INS Arihant, the lead ship of the country’s class of indigenously-made nuclear-powered submarines, is being built in top secret conditions at Visakhapatnam.

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    83 twitter shares, 2764 retweets and 83 favorites
    35 shares and 16 likes on Facebook

  6. India yoga guru BKS Iyengar dies
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-20 at 09:49:25

    Legendary Indian yoga guru BKS Iyengar, who developed the Iyengar form of yoga, dies in the western city of Pune aged 95.

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    1235 shares and 980 likes on Facebook
    17 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    10 shares on LinkedIn

  7. Gujarat Government Given 4 Weeks to Explain Why Children Swim to School
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-20 at 16:24:47

    The Gujarat government has been asked to explain in four weeks why nearly 100 children are forced to swim a river every day to get to school.

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    101 twitter shares, 999 retweets and 14 favorites
    46 shares and 16 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  8. River Ganga will be free from most of its pollution within three years: Uma Bharti
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-20 at 16:10:12

    Union water resources Uma Bharti said the river would be free from most of its pollution within three years and it would have uninterrupted flow by that time.

    1165 Shares
    96 twitter shares, 1014 retweets and 24 favorites
    22 shares and 5 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  9. Delhiites to pay Rs 500 fine for throwing trash in public places
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-08-20 at 14:01:58

    The municipal corporation will have officials patrolling the streets to identify the offenders.

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    64 twitter shares, 949 retweets and 27 favorites
    18 shares and 16 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  10. PM Modi Wants ‘Labs With Under-35 Researchers’ To Work For Jawans
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-20 at 14:05:09

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi today called for labs manned by "under-35" people for defence research that can be useful on the battlefield.

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    91 twitter shares, 604 retweets and 41 favorites
    9 shares and 4 likes on Facebook

  11. If world will finish something in 2020, can we do it by 2018? PM asks scientists
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-20 at 12:01:21

    Prime Minister Modi said technology is becoming the ‘key driving force’ as the world and the parameters of war and defence are fast changing.

    703 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 279 retweets and 34 favorites
    179 shares and 100 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares
    4 shares on LinkedIn

  12. India considers magnetic levitation technology for high speed trains
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-20 at 02:32:28

    India has taken the first step towards running a truly high speed train by opting for magnetic levitation (Maglev) technology under which the screech of the wheel hitting the track is obviated as t…

    631 Shares
    26 twitter shares, 82 retweets and 22 favorites
    118 shares and 375 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    6 shares on LinkedIn

  13. Yoga guru B. K. S. Iyengar passes away
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-20 at 17:39:35

    The nonagenarian yoga guru was admitted last Tuesday after complaining of breathlessness.

    616 Shares
    21 twitter shares, 156 retweets and 8 favorites
    162 shares and 251 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares, 9 plus ones and 1 reshares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  14. Modi’s challenge to DRDO: Finish projects before other nations
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-20 at 16:24:50

    The prime minister asked DRDO scientists involved in defence research to complete their projects before other nations do.

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    48 shares and 429 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares, 3 plus ones and 2 reshares

  15. Salman Khan now has 19 million fans on Facebook
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-20 at 15:26:24

    Superstar Salman Khan has one more reason to smile besides Kick’s spectacular run at the box-office. He has crossed 19 million followers on Facebook.

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    12 shares and 412 likes on Facebook

  16. Pakistan army violates ceasefire in Jammu again
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-20 at 10:13:43

    The Pakistan army violated the ceasefire by resorting to unprovoked firing at Indian positions on the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, an official said on Wednesday.

    388 Shares
    64 twitter shares, 276 retweets and 20 favorites
    25 shares and 3 likes on Facebook

  17. Islamic State insurgents release purported video of beheading of US journalist
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-08-20 at 07:27:02

    James Foley, who has reported in the Middle East for five years, was kidnapped on November 22, 2012, by unidentified gunmen.

    359 Shares
    5 twitter shares, 2 retweets
    95 shares and 253 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  18. Assam-Nagaland border clashes: Violence intensifies, curfew imposed
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-20 at 17:24:08

    "Yes, I am responsible as the state CM for what is happening along the border. But why are you not blaming Rajnath Singh?"Assam CM Tarun Gogoi said.

    339 Shares
    56 twitter shares, 258 retweets and 12 favorites
    12 shares and 1 likes on Facebook

  19. BKS Iyengar, founder of Iyengar Yoga, dies at 96
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-20 at 12:52:25

    An eminent exponent of yoga as enunciated in the ancient "Patanjali Sutra", Iyengar was credited with spreading practice of yoga to about 60 countries which he visited carrying message from the east to the west.

    316 Shares
    105 shares and 205 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares, 1 plus ones and 1 reshares

  20. ‘If Women Can Drive PM Modi to The Sea, Will Congratulate Them’: Mani Shankar Aiyar
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-20 at 17:31:47

    Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar today said if 14 lakh elected women associated with the party, "they can send Narendra Modi packing to Gandhinagar and right up to the sea."

    298 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 129 retweets and 27 favorites
    30 shares and 12 likes on Facebook

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