1. Over 3,500 Indians back from Iraq in last 30 days
    Published by Times of India on 2014-07-20 at 13:19:36

    Over 3,500 Indians have been evacuated from conflict-hit Iraq in the last one month even as nearly 50 Indian nationals still remain in the conflict zones of the war-torn country including 39 construction workers who are in captivity in Mosul.

    8499 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 8293 retweets and 70 favorites
    27 shares and 6 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  2. Facebook introduces Mentions app for celebrities; makes it easy for public figures to interact …
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-07-20 at 12:32:59

    The app could make it simpler for celebrities to manage their Facebook account by viewing posts that mention them.

    4861 Shares
    34 twitter shares, 2 retweets and 2 favorites
    3240 shares and 1581 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares

  3. Tobacco Firm Asked to Pay Whopping $23 Billion to Cancer Victim’s Wife
    Published by NDTV on 2014-07-20 at 10:56:49

    A Florida state jury has ordered the RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company to pay $23.6 billion in punitive damages to the wife of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer, attorneys said.

    3574 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 3290 retweets and 29 favorites
    103 shares and 44 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  4. Delayed monsoon starts farmer’s ‘journey to hell’
    Published by Times of India on 2014-07-20 at 13:42:13

    With this year’s monsoon rains several weeks late, India is on the verge of drought in the face of a developing Pacific Ocean weather event known as El Nino.

    3177 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 2983 retweets and 52 favorites
    30 shares and 8 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones

  5. Islamists mount heaviest assault on Libya airport
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-07-20 at 11:57:09

    Islamist militia launched their heaviest assault so far on Libyas main airport Sunday two days after a truce with the rival exrebels that control it collapsed a security official said

    3137 Shares
    86 twitter shares, 3005 retweets and 36 favorites
    9 shares and 1 likes on Facebook

  6. Israeli bombing leaves people dead on Gaza streets toll touches 370
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-07-20 at 13:40:54

    They described hours of terror as tank shells slammed into homes with no electricity and no way to escapeThey called ambulances but there was no way for the vehicles to get in under the constant fire

    2332 Shares
    71 twitter shares, 2172 retweets and 54 favorites
    26 shares and 7 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares

  7. 40 Killed by Israeli Fire in Gaza’s Shejaiya: Medics
    Published by NDTV on 2014-07-20 at 14:32:26

    At least 40 people were killed and nearly 400 wounded in Israeli shelling of Gaza’s northeastern Shejaiya district overnight, medics said on Sunday.

    1729 Shares
    95 twitter shares, 1601 retweets and 22 favorites
    11 shares on Facebook

  8. MH17 was shot down by Ukraine rebels using a Russian supplied missile claims US
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-07-20 at 09:41:11

    US intelligence learnt of the movement of Russian SA11 antiaircraft missile systems into rebelcontrolled eastern Ukraine along with other military hardware including tanks a little more than a week ago said The Washington Post quoting an unidentified offi…

    1456 Shares
    46 twitter shares, 1369 retweets and 38 favorites
    2 shares and 1 likes on Facebook

  9. Rs 1760 lakh spent on Modis oathtaking ceremony
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-07-20 at 11:53:16

    An expenditure of at least Rs 1760 lakh was incurred on the oathtaking ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan an RTI reply has found

    1320 Shares
    56 twitter shares, 1204 retweets and 52 favorites
    7 shares and 1 likes on Facebook

  10. I would meet Hafiz Saeed again Vaidik
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-07-20 at 01:04:42

    Ved Pratap Vaidik shot into the headlines after a meeting with 2611 mastermind and LashkareTaiba chief Hafiz Saeed Vaidik who claims proximity to Modi speaks to HT about his infamous meeting with LeT chief

    1208 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 1022 retweets and 36 favorites
    35 shares and 13 likes on Facebook

  11. Rs 17.60 lakh were spent on Modi’s oath-taking ceremony
    Published by Times of India on 2014-07-20 at 11:24:30

    Rs 17.60 lakh was incurred on the oath-taking ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan, an RTI reply has found.

    1092 Shares
    97 twitter shares, 900 retweets and 34 favorites
    38 shares and 19 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  12. 18yearold girl raped in Thane
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-07-20 at 14:15:34

    An 18yearold girl was allegedly raped repeatedly by a married man after being threatened in Kalyan area of the district police said on Sunday

    1044 Shares
    46 twitter shares, 974 retweets and 19 favorites
    5 shares on Facebook

  13. Rebels vacate scene move 196 recovered bodies from MH17 crash site to unknown location
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-07-20 at 13:59:53

    Separatist rebels have taken away all the 196 bodies that workers recovered from the Malaysian Airlines plane crash site to an unknown location Ukraines emergency services said on Sunday Rebels to guarantee safety MH17 retired Full coverage

    810 Shares
    59 twitter shares, 709 retweets and 23 favorites
    17 shares and 1 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  14. ITBP losing jawans to heart attacks; issues good food orders
    Published by Times of India on 2014-07-20 at 12:25:51

    The paramilitary force, whose troops are largely deployed in inhospitable high altitude areas, has pressed the alarm bell on the worrying trend.

    778 Shares
    52 twitter shares, 690 retweets and 22 favorites
    8 shares and 6 likes on Facebook

  15. Lucknow rape and murder case: 6 policemen suspended for delay in action
    Published by Times of India on 2014-07-20 at 15:42:30

    According to reports, the Uttar Pradesh government has also suspended 6 policemen for delay in action in the case.

    738 Shares
    86 twitter shares, 607 retweets and 32 favorites
    10 shares and 1 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Congress, National Conference end alliance ahead of J&K assembly polls
    Published by Times of India on 2014-07-20 at 13:51:01

    Senior Congress leader Ambika Soni said that the party will contest all 87 seats alone in the upcoming assembly polls in Jammu & Kashmir.

    669 Shares
    86 twitter shares, 520 retweets and 24 favorites
    26 shares and 12 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  17. App to expose cheating partners
    Published by ABP News on 2014-07-20 at 15:51:05

    Have a doubt that your husband is having an extramarital affair? Get this app and track every detail of his digital life.

    637 Shares
    17 shares and 620 likes on Facebook

  18. UP Governor Qureshi talks about biryani when asked about rape
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-07-20 at 14:15:53

    UP Governor Qureshi is not alone in making such insensitive comments as state Sports and Youth Welfare minister Narad Rai said crimes against women take place all over the country.

    562 Shares
    121 shares and 440 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  19. Rebels to guarantee safety of MH17 crash site monitors if Ukraine argees to truce
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-07-20 at 07:49:39

    A top Ukrainian rebel leader said on Sunday that the proRussian fighters will guarantee the safety of international monitors at the Malaysian jets crash site if Kiev agrees to a truce Rebels have taken all plane crash bodies MH17 retired nbspFull coverage…

    534 Shares
    55 twitter shares, 433 retweets and 26 favorites
    15 shares and 1 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  20. Pak troops fire mortars at Indian posts in Jammu
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-07-20 at 08:02:47

    Pakistan rangers on Sunday used mortars to target Indian positions on the international border in Jammu district creating panic among villagers in the RS Pura sector

    529 Shares
    44 twitter shares, 472 retweets and 10 favorites
    3 shares on Facebook

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