1. Jayawardene announces retirement from Test cricket
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-07-14 at 14:11:55

    Jaywardene, who retired from T20 cricket in March this year, will continue to play in One Day Internationals.

    1706 Shares
    39 twitter shares, 1406 retweets and 18 favorites
    13 shares and 226 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares, 2 plus ones and 1 reshares

  2. World Cup: Messi wins Golden Ball, Rodriguez Golden Boot
    Published by Live Mint on 2014-07-14 at 08:19:15

    Lionel Messi also won four successive man-of-the-match awards against Bosnia, Iran, Argentina and Switzerland

    1566 Shares
    30 twitter shares, 136 retweets and 8 favorites
    163 shares and 1229 likes on Facebook

  3. Google celebrates Germany’s World Cup win with an animated Paul the Octopus doodle
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-07-14 at 14:35:26

    Like the other World Cup 2014 doodles, the Germany victory doodle is also animated and features Paul the Octopus.

    883 Shares
    44 twitter shares, 812 retweets and 22 favorites
    4 shares and 1 likes on Facebook

  4. Delhi Gang-rape: Supreme Court Stays Death Sentence of Two Convicts
    Published by NDTV on 2014-07-14 at 18:21:17

    The Supreme Court has put on hold the execution of two of the four men convicted of raping and killing a young student in Delhi in December, 2012.

    793 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 598 retweets and 26 favorites
    53 shares and 14 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  5. We have nothing to do with Vaidik’s meeting with Saeed, says Jaitley
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-07-14 at 14:25:19

    Several Congress leaders, including Digvijaya Singh, Anand Sharma and Ambika Soni, raised the issue and did not let the Question Hour begin.

    718 Shares
    62 twitter shares, 440 retweets and 37 favorites
    28 shares and 141 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares and 6 plus ones

  6. Treat Juveniles Accused of Rape on Par with Adults: Maneka Gandhi
    Published by NDTV on 2014-07-14 at 11:16:02

    Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi on Sunday said juveniles accused of heinous crimes like rape should be treated on par with adult offenders.

    713 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 436 retweets and 37 favorites
    63 shares and 75 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones

  7. Government decides to digitize and micro-film all files of home ministry
    Published by Times of India on 2014-07-14 at 15:58:04

    The home minister said that the government would not do anything to disturb the continuity (flow) of history.

    699 Shares
    63 twitter shares, 603 retweets and 12 favorites
    11 shares and 7 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  8. South African Anti-Apartheid Author Nadine Gordimer Dies, Aged 90
    Published by NDTV on 2014-07-14 at 19:06:00

    South African Nobel Prize-winning author Nadine Gordimer, one of the literary world’s most powerful voices against apartheid, has died at the age of 90, her family said on Monday.

    698 Shares
    59 twitter shares, 601 retweets and 22 favorites
    12 shares and 3 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  9. 48 industrial units polluting Ganga asked to close down
    Published by DNA India on 2014-07-14 at 16:06:14

    Directions have been issued to about 48 industrial units polluting River Ganga to close down, the Rajya Sabha was informed today. The Ministry of Environment & Forests has identified 764 grossly polluting industries discharging 501 million litres…

    686 Shares
    45 twitter shares, 602 retweets and 29 favorites
    6 shares and 4 likes on Facebook

  10. Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania collects Rs 33.74 cr in three days
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-07-14 at 16:09:28

    Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt-starrer Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania did expectedly well by collecting Rs 33.74 crore nett in the first weekend.

    674 Shares
    23 twitter shares, 164 retweets and 30 favorites
    11 shares and 444 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones

  11. Dead man laughing: Ranveer Singh’s first look in Finding Fanny
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-07-14 at 13:31:35

    Those who could not spot Ranveer Singh in Finding Fanny trailer can have a good look of the actor in this pic tweeted by him.

    620 Shares
    24 twitter shares, 348 retweets and 43 favorites
    5 shares and 194 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares, 3 plus ones and 1 reshares

  12. Here’s my FIFA World Cup trophy, Big B tweets pic from Brazil
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-07-14 at 13:07:19

    Megastar and football enthusiast Amitabh Bachchan, who is in Brazil to watch FIFA World Cup matches, tweeted a pic with a replica of the trophy posing under Christ the Redeemer.

    616 Shares
    25 shares and 582 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares, 6 plus ones and 1 reshares

  13. World Cup 2014: Messi did not deserve the ‘Golden Ball’, says Diego Maradona
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-07-14 at 15:04:57

    Argentina’s football legend Diego Maradona feels Lionel Messi didn’t impress in this World Cup and didn’t deserved to be awarded the Golden Ball.

    616 Shares
    52 twitter shares, 487 retweets and 16 favorites
    43 shares and 18 likes on Facebook

  14. Street nervous: 5 ‘hidden gems’ that can return upto 70%
    Published by Economic Times on 2014-07-14 at 15:56:40

    Long-term growth story for D-Street remains intact; and investors with a long-term horizon should look at buying stocks on every decline.

    613 Shares
    60 twitter shares, 211 retweets and 9 favorites
    235 shares and 19 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 7 plus ones and 2 reshares
    50 views on StumbleUpon

  15. Ramdev defends aide Ved Pratap Vaidik who met Hafiz Saeed
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-07-14 at 09:49:37

    Ramdev said that Vaidik met the dreaded terrorist in his capacity as a journalist.

    613 Shares
    67 twitter shares, 454 retweets and 47 favorites
    31 shares and 13 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Our demographic destiny | Jairam Ramesh
    Published by Live Mint on 2014-07-14 at 00:50:21

    India stands alone in terms of the magnitude of the population upsurge it will go through, which is why our present growth must be rapid and as well as sustainable

    591 Shares
    54 twitter shares, 449 retweets and 45 favorites
    14 shares and 29 likes on Facebook

  17. Modi-nomics: Minimum action, maximum rhetoric
    Published by Live Mint on 2014-07-14 at 11:00:27

    The budget has put to rest any hope of a rollback in the size of government

    541 Shares
    53 twitter shares, 366 retweets and 25 favorites
    46 shares and 50 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  18. Alia is Robert De Niro of our generation: Varun Dhawan
    Published by ABP News on 2014-07-14 at 16:02:50

    Praising his “Student Of The Year” and “Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania” co-star Alia Bhatt, actor Varun Dhawan has said she’s the “Robert De Niro” of their generation in Bollywood.

    539 Shares
    5 shares and 534 likes on Facebook

  19. Salman banned by lensmen, actor laughs it off on Twitter!
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-07-14 at 12:57:12

    Salman Khan, in his unique style, has laughed off decision by the paparazzi to boycott him over mistreatment of lensmen by his team at an event.

    527 Shares
    22 shares and 502 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones

  20. I put my life in danger to meet Saeed, says Vaidik
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-07-14 at 12:37:22

    Senior journalist Ved Pratap Vaidik’s meeting with the 26/11 accused Hafiz Saeed in Pakistan has created a storm. Vaidik said he was not acting as an envoy of Modi when he met the Jamat-ud-Dawa chief.

    508 Shares
    49 twitter shares, 373 retweets and 50 favorites
    10 shares and 23 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones

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