1. Earthquake hits Himachal Pradesh, tremors felt in Delhi
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-21 at 14:32:52

    Tremors were felt here Thursday afternoon after a moderate earthquake hit Himachal Pradesh, an official said.

    1332 Shares
    98 twitter shares, 1136 retweets and 21 favorites
    54 shares and 22 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  2. Brave UP girl thrashes 5 men to save father
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-21 at 14:27:32

    When nobody came to the rescue of the middle-aged man, his daughter, who was riding pillion, started beating the men in defense of her father.

    1230 Shares
    148 shares and 1074 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares, 3 plus ones and 2 reshares

  3. ‘Why can’t a Hindu be CM in J&K?’ Congress minister asks
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-21 at 15:34:54

    A minister in the NC-Congress coalition govt in Jammu & Kashmir has done what the Congress usually accuses the BJP of doing, playing to the Hindu right wing gallery.

    1025 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 801 retweets and 19 favorites
    77 shares and 27 likes on Facebook

  4. PM Modi says ‘digital revolution is about to begin’; showcases his vision
    Published by Economic Times on 2014-08-21 at 13:41:59

    PM Modi said that his vision of a ‘digital’ India encompasses a time when common man is able to track govt’s work from his mobile phone.

    670 Shares
    123 shares and 544 likes on Facebook
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  5. Porbandar police tell women to ‘dress appropriately’
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-21 at 02:40:27

    In his Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged parents to turn their scrutiny on sons instead of daughters. Perhaps his advice came a tad too late for the Porbandar police, who…

    586 Shares
    34 twitter shares, 242 retweets and 6 favorites
    92 shares and 211 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  6. Imran Khan’s Party Suspends Talks with Pakistan Government
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-21 at 17:38:12

    Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf or PTI has called off talks with the government aimed at ending protests that seek the resignation of Pakistan’s Prime Minister and which have destabilised the co…

    447 Shares
    95 twitter shares, 298 retweets and 42 favorites
    11 shares and 1 likes on Facebook

  7. Salman Khan Hit-and-Run Case: Even Case Diaries Missing, Police Tells Court
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-21 at 15:19:23

    Expressing unhappiness over the failure of the police to trace original documents in the 2001 hit-and-run case involving actor Salman Khan, a sessions court in Mumbai today gave them a last chance to …

    431 Shares
    74 twitter shares, 324 retweets and 14 favorites
    13 shares and 5 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  8. After Haryana CM, Jharkhand CM Soren booed at in presence of Modi
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-21 at 13:53:18

    After the Haryana CM, it was the turn of Soren to be jeered at during a rally with Modi. Earlier, the Mahasrashtra CM refused to share the stage with the PM.

    392 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 191 retweets and 16 favorites
    66 shares and 17 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  9. Oil spikes, Sensex slips? Here’s how it’s been over the last 25 years
    Published by Economic Times on 2014-08-21 at 16:49:58

    A fall in crude oil prices is generally perceived to be a positive for the economy as well as stock markets; and reasons are a plenty.

    364 Shares
    267 shares and 19 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 6 plus ones and 2 reshares
    50 views on StumbleUpon

  10. Google offers BITS-Pilani students Rs 1.40-crore packages
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-21 at 14:21:44

    The offer came after the first round of placement tests on August 18 at the BITS campus.

    355 Shares
    69 shares and 285 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  11. Jharkhand Has the Potential to Overtake Gujarat: PM Modi
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-21 at 15:28:17

    Chief Ministers must not need to make repeated requests to the Centre for work in their states, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi today, promising seamless Centre-State cooperation in election-bound J…

    324 Shares
    95 twitter shares, 188 retweets and 16 favorites
    16 shares and 8 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  12. Irom Sharmila to continue fast, faces arrest again
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-21 at 11:31:29

    The State government, her supporters and family members were disappointed, though not surprised, when she said that she will continue her fast, shortly after her release.

    318 Shares
    42 twitter shares, 163 retweets and 10 favorites
    40 shares and 63 likes on Facebook

  13. 10 messages PM Modi gave to Jharkhand
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-21 at 15:00:27

    "This is the land of Birsa Munda, and we must stand together and brave the odds like him for a better Jharkhand," PM Modi said in Ranchi.

    285 Shares
    20 shares and 258 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares, 1 plus ones and 1 reshares

  14. Goa CM bans entry of Sri Ram Sene
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-21 at 13:13:40

    Mr. Parrikar said that the decision was taken after the government got a police report following various utterances of its officials, that the Sene could vitiate law and order situation in the State.

    267 Shares
    33 twitter shares, 220 retweets and 8 favorites
    5 shares and 1 likes on Facebook

  15. ‘Yoga is not a Hindu preserve, it’s for all’
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-21 at 08:10:19

    In 2011, BKS Iyengar travelled to Beijing to preside over a yoga summit. Here are excerpts from an interview he gave to TOI on the eve of his last trip abroad.

    239 Shares
    13 shares and 5 likes on Facebook
    15 Google+ Shares, 180 plus ones and 25 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Kapil Sharma to shoot Comedy Nights With Kapil in Dubai
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-21 at 16:46:05

    The small screen’s popular funnyman Kapil Sharma is set to take his much-loved show Comedy Nights With Kapil overseas. He will shoot a special episode in Dubai.

    232 Shares
    4 shares and 228 likes on Facebook

  17. Magnitude 4.9 earthquake hits Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-08-21 at 14:34:25

    There have been no initial reports of loss of life or property.

    226 Shares
    46 twitter shares, 160 retweets and 6 favorites
    12 shares and 2 likes on Facebook

  18. Ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin dies in a diving accident
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-08-21 at 08:14:17

    Inspired by Pete Frates, a friend who was diagnosed with ALS,a neurodegenerative disease, Griffin launched the ice bucket challenge to raise awareness and funds for the disease.

    226 Shares
    32 twitter shares, 156 retweets and 12 favorites
    19 shares and 6 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  19. ‘When Salman Khan takes the Ice Bucket Challenge, it becomes the Bhai’s bucket challenge’: 13 …
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-08-21 at 11:12:25

    Salman Khan only rides a ‘bhai-cycle’, and 12 other puns that will make you want to strangle yourself.

    200 Shares
    22 twitter shares, 144 retweets and 16 favorites
    11 shares and 7 likes on Facebook

  20. Deeply concerned with rise of fanaticism in Arab world: India
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-21 at 17:09:50

    India today said the rise of fanaticism and extremism in parts of the Arab region is tearing apart the fabric of societies as well as affecting regional stability.

    198 Shares
    54 twitter shares, 123 retweets and 12 favorites
    9 shares on Facebook

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