1. Kanpur Engg student commits suicide after ragging
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-09-05 at 16:15:02

    22yearold Himanshu Vishwakarma a student of mechanical engineering at Government Polytechnic College in Kanpur committed suicide in his hostel room on September 3 after being ragged and beaten up by his seniors superintendent of police rural A K Mishra sa…

    17173 Shares
    6 twitter shares
    10579 shares and 6588 likes on Facebook

  2. Lucknow madarsas to screen Modis Teachers Day speech
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-09-05 at 13:28:12

    Several Lucknowbased madarsas are preparing to screen Prime Minister Narendra Modis Teachers Day speech to students on Friday Accordingly TV sets have been installed in these madarsas in the Uttar Pradesh capital

    3937 Shares
    76 twitter shares, 3710 retweets and 137 favorites
    11 shares and 3 likes on Facebook

  3. Encourage students to think about nation, PM Narendra Modi tells teachers
    Published by Times of India on 2014-09-05 at 09:29:46

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called upon teachers to widen the horizon of thinking of their students and to encourage them to think critically about broader issues concerning the nation.

    3086 Shares
    97 twitter shares, 307 retweets and 57 favorites
    320 shares and 2226 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares, 65 plus ones and 7 reshares

  4. Australia returns two stolen ancient, priceless idols to India
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-09-05 at 10:59:30

    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is personally delivering the Dancing Shiva or Nataraja Ardand and Ardhanarishvara to Narendra Modi.

    2759 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 1230 retweets and 43 favorites
    197 shares and 1186 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  5. India and Australia seal nuclear deal, Abbott meets Modi
    Published by Times of India on 2014-09-05 at 13:34:26

    India and Australia sealed the long-awaited nuclear energy deal even as Australian PM Tony Abbott said he wanted first-rank relations with India.

    2297 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 388 retweets and 26 favorites
    247 shares and 1522 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    11 shares on LinkedIn

  6. Suresh Raina’s attacking cricket inspires England’s Moeen Ali
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-09-05 at 10:10:51

    England allrounder Moeen Ali said watching India’s Suresh Raina has encouraged him to maintain an attacking approach to batting in one-day internationals.

    2094 Shares
    24 twitter shares, 36 retweets and 9 favorites
    17 shares and 2004 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones

  7. Jammu-Srinagar highway closed for 2nd day due to landslides
    Published by Times of India on 2014-09-05 at 14:01:19

    The 300-km-long Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was closed for vehicular traffic for second consecutive day on Friday due to landslides at various places in Jammu region of the state.

    1039 Shares
    47 twitter shares, 930 retweets and 47 favorites
    13 shares and 2 likes on Facebook

  8. Al-Qaida wants to portray Modi as enemy of Islam: US analyst
    Published by Times of India on 2014-09-05 at 10:40:59

    Al-Qaida, which has announced the creation of a separate wing for India, wants to portray Prime Minister Narendra Modi as an enemy of Islam, a US expert said.

    951 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 271 retweets and 21 favorites
    240 shares and 310 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares, 2 plus ones and 1 reshares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  9. Modi salutes teachers
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-09-05 at 15:57:02

    Teachers "tirelessly light the lamp of knowledge", the Prime Minister tweeted

    758 Shares
    1 twitter shares
    41 shares and 716 likes on Facebook

  10. Hyderabad youths’ bid to join ISIS foiled
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-09-05 at 12:06:25

    Just three days before Al Qaeda announced launching of its Indian branch, security agencies have foiled the plans of four youngsters of Hyderabad from joining the Islamic State, a Sunni jihadist gr…

    744 Shares
    60 twitter shares, 385 retweets and 60 favorites
    98 shares and 141 likes on Facebook

  11. Live: Be good students, PM tells schoolkids on Teachers’ Day
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-09-05 at 16:43:46

    To mark Teachers’ Day, Narendra Modi is interacting with hundreds of school children in New Delhi. The event is being broadcasted live to schools across the country.

    671 Shares
    60 shares and 568 likes on Facebook
    19 Google+ Shares, 16 plus ones and 5 reshares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  12. Modi’s mass contact with India’s students on Teachers’ Day
    Published by Times of India on 2014-09-05 at 08:39:43

    In the first mass contact programme of its kind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact live with millions of young students and teachers across the nation Friday on the occasion of Teachers’ Day.

    638 Shares
    39 twitter shares, 537 retweets and 41 favorites
    13 shares and 8 likes on Facebook

  13. Australia to sign uranium trade deal with India
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-09-05 at 12:50:15

    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is on a two-day visit to India and the agreement is expected to be signed on Friday evening.

    560 Shares
    7 twitter shares
    40 shares and 512 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  14. Education a distant dream for children in riot-hit Muzaffarnagar
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-09-05 at 08:07:41

    Local activists showed a list of over a hundred students who have been refused school admissions in violation of human rights guidelines.

    452 Shares
    43 twitter shares, 392 retweets and 14 favorites
    2 shares and 1 likes on Facebook

  15. “How Do I Become PM?” Asked Student; This Was PM’s Response
    Published by NDTV on 2014-09-05 at 17:17:00

    After the Prime Minister addressed students on the occasion of Teachers’ Day, he took questions from some young boys and girls. Some quizzers were in the audience at the Delhi auditorium where he gave…

    447 Shares
    62 twitter shares, 274 retweets and 23 favorites
    43 shares and 43 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Rajnath asks Omar to identify land for rehabilitation of Kashmiri migrants
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-09-05 at 13:42:21

    Home Minister Rajnath Singh has written to Omar Abdullah seeking help for the displaced Kashmiri Pandits.

    446 Shares
    47 twitter shares, 348 retweets and 14 favorites
    22 shares and 15 likes on Facebook

  17. India faces acute shortage of cancer specialists, only one doctor available for every 2,500 patients
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-09-05 at 09:24:55

    What’s worse is that a 20 per cent surge in cancer cases is expected by the end of the decade.

    420 Shares
    43 twitter shares, 343 retweets and 10 favorites
    15 shares and 7 likes on Facebook
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  18. India on alert after al-Qaeda video
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-05 at 02:28:29

    India issues a security alert following the release of a video by the head of al-Qaeda announcing the formation of an Indian branch of the group.

    399 Shares
    258 shares and 115 likes on Facebook
    9 Google+ Shares and 6 plus ones
    11 shares on LinkedIn

  19. Getting his foreign policy right
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-09-05 at 12:13:49

    Which role model from the conservative mould will Modi bend towards? Ronald Reagan or Bush Jr? Menachem Begin or Benjamin Netanyahu?

    389 Shares
    17 shares and 367 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones

  20. Why Street experts are not excited about Maruti’s Ciaz
    Published by Economic Times on 2014-09-05 at 06:26:56

    Analysts ET spoke to predict the new car to do 1,500-2,000 units a month initially, as unsettling the grip of Honda Motor is going to be tough.

    378 Shares
    280 shares and 19 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 6 plus ones and 3 reshares
    50 views on StumbleUpon

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