1. Kerala CM thanks Modi govt, Sushma Swaraj for ensuring return of nurses from Iraq
    Published by Times of India on 2014-07-05 at 11:49:48

    Oommen Chandy on Saturday thanked the Narendra Modi government for ensuring the return of the Indian nurses from strife-hit Iraq with their safe evacuation capping days of anxiety for the state.

    7877 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 7627 retweets and 55 favorites
    62 shares and 30 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  2. Will take forward Vajpayee’s initiatives on J&K: Modi
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-07-05 at 02:13:39

    Sticking strictly to his development agenda in Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi marked his first visit to the State with a pitch for a ‘Himalayan model for growth’ while he spoke to…

    6836 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 6711 retweets and 22 favorites
    2 shares on Facebook

  3. Photos: These hilarious Photoshopped images of the viral photo of a leaking Mumbai Metro will …
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-07-05 at 14:27:47

    Day one of the monsoons in Mumbai saw a leaking Mumbai Metro. And this guy just made it hilarious!

    6191 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 5918 retweets and 38 favorites
    68 shares and 65 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  4. Militants treated us well, provided food, says a nurse from Kerala
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-07-05 at 08:40:55

    “We are all so happy. It is indescribable…no amount of words can express it”

    3031 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 971 retweets and 25 favorites
    549 shares and 1383 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  5. Kerala CM thanks Modi govt, Sushma Swaraj for ensuring return of nurses from Iraq
    Published by Times of India on 2014-07-05 at 11:49:48

    Oommen Chandy on Saturday thanked the Narendra Modi government for ensuring the return of the Indian nurses from strife-hit Iraq with their safe evacuation capping days of anxiety for the state.

    2266 Shares
    77 twitter shares, 2026 retweets and 70 favorites
    62 shares and 30 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  6. Dramatic Developments and Diplomacy: How India Secured its Nurses’ Release in Iraq
    Published by NDTV on 2014-07-05 at 15:52:01

    46 nurses taken captive by the Sunni insurgent group ISIS in Iraq were freed on Friday and flown back home in what the Narendra Modi government is chalking up as its first diplomatic victory.

    1607 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 710 retweets and 33 favorites
    342 shares and 417 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares

  7. 60% chance of drought: Private forecaster
    Published by Times of India on 2014-07-05 at 06:30:13

    There’s a 60% chance of drought across India this year, private weather company Skymet said on Friday in a revised forecast downgrading its monsoon prediction to 91% of normal. In April, it had predicted 94% rains in the country.

    1264 Shares
    63 twitter shares, 1122 retweets and 42 favorites
    28 shares and 6 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  8. Nurses return home, joy erupts among family members
    Published by Times of India on 2014-07-05 at 13:27:45

    Forty-six nurses, who were held captive by ISIS militants in Iraq, returned home by a special Air India flight to a happy reunion with their families in Kochi.

    824 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 530 retweets and 19 favorites
    89 shares and 83 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  9. Special Air India flight carrying Indian nurses lands in Mumbai
    Published by Times of India on 2014-07-05 at 10:16:47

    The special AI flight is carrying 183 Indians, including 46 nurses. The flight had made a ‘technical halt’ in Mumbai for refueling and catering supplies.

    761 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 468 retweets and 16 favorites
    83 shares and 67 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares, 20 plus ones and 2 reshares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  10. Crimes against women up in 6 NE states; Assam tops list
    Published by Times of India on 2014-07-05 at 10:46:27

    Crimes against women in six of the eight Northeastern states increased significantly in the last year compared to the year before as Assam led the list

    647 Shares
    58 twitter shares, 575 retweets and 13 favorites
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  11. Special plane carrying Indian nurses from Iraq to reach Mumbai at 9.30 a.m.
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-07-05 at 12:30:44

    The special Air India flight carrying 46 Indian nurses set free by Sunni militants ISIS in strife-torn Iraq and 137 others would first land in Mumbai and reach here around noon on Saturday, a top…

    640 Shares
    26 twitter shares, 101 retweets and 6 favorites
    50 shares and 445 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares, 8 plus ones and 1 reshares

  12. Ramzan food in India seeing an Arab Spring
    Published by Times of India on 2014-07-05 at 12:32:20

    If you do venture out during the Ramzan period you might notice a relatively new trend among the food stalls. Some now advertise themselves as ‘Arab’ restaurants.

    629 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 349 retweets and 19 favorites
    5 positive votes on Reddit
    94 shares and 34 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares, 17 plus ones and 1 reshares
    8 shares on LinkedIn

  13. Neymar Ruled Out of FIFA World Cup With Fractured Vertebrae
    Published by NDTV on 2014-07-05 at 10:27:45

    Brazil will battle Germany in the FIFA World Cup semifinal without Neymar’s support as the striker suffered a serious injury during the match against Colombia.

    626 Shares
    8 twitter shares
    161 shares and 457 likes on Facebook

  14. Curfew imposed in MP town after clash; 7 injured, 33 held
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-07-05 at 15:07:39

    Curfew was on Friday night imposed in Raisen in Madhya Pradesh after a clash between members of two communities which left seven persons injured. Three of the injured have gunshot wounds, and the…

    586 Shares
    40 twitter shares, 531 retweets and 7 favorites
    6 shares and 1 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  15. 46 nurses return to Kochi, vow never to go back to Iraq
    Published by Times of India on 2014-07-05 at 16:20:55

    46 nurses held hostage by ISIS militants in war-ravaged Iraq landed in Kochi this morning. Hundreds of people thronged the airport to catch a glimpse of the women.

    547 Shares
    69 twitter shares, 388 retweets and 25 favorites
    46 shares and 18 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  16. Bihar: Snake found in mid-day meal, 54 children taken ill
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-07-05 at 17:36:37

    An year ago, 23 children of a primary school in Bihar’s Saran had died after eating a mid-day meal laced with pesticides.

    523 Shares
    55 twitter shares, 462 retweets and 6 favorites

  17. Plane carrying Indian nurses leaves Iraq
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-07-05 at 06:30:04

    The 46 Kerala nurses will be flown in to Kochi on a special Air India flight by Saturday, says Ministry of External Affairs.

    449 Shares
    70 shares and 376 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares

  18. Subscribe Now
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-07-05 at 10:59:52

    Subscribe now for your favourite magazines

    389 Shares
    93 shares and 258 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 17 plus ones and 1 reshares

  19. Indian Nurses Vow Not to go Back to Iraq
    Published by NDTV on 2014-07-05 at 16:57:04

    After about a month long ordeal in strife torn Iraq, 46 Indian nurses returned to their homeland today with most of them vowing not to go back risking their lives.

    374 Shares
    86 twitter shares, 257 retweets and 18 favorites
    7 shares and 3 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  20. Yasin Bhatkal Tells Maharashtra ATS He Is Satisfied With Mumbai Blasts: Sources
    Published by NDTV on 2014-07-05 at 11:17:47

    Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal, arrested in connection with the 2011 Mumbai triple blast case, told the Mumbai police that he feels “proud of himself” for carrying out the blasts.

    340 Shares
    55 twitter shares, 242 retweets and 27 favorites
    13 shares and 2 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

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