1. Move to invite PM Modi to address US Congress gains momentum
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-07-12 at 09:29:13

    A move to invite Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address a joint session of US Congress is gaining momentum with 36 lawmakers endorsing it in a letter to the Congressional leadership

    1278 Shares
    48 twitter shares, 1194 retweets and 34 favorites
    2 shares on Facebook

  2. Air India, Indigo flights come close to collision in West Bengal
    Published by Times of India on 2014-07-12 at 07:47:04

    An Indigo flight came close to a descending AI plane over Bagdogra, raising the spectre of a collision and giving scare to about 250 passengers on board two aircraft.

    1247 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 1043 retweets and 15 favorites
    69 shares and 18 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  3. Infants sold in bachcha baazar like groceries
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-07-12 at 08:58:41

    Commenting on the sale of children under the garb of adoption a Delhi court has noted with regret that no specific laws exist to prevent such atrocious exploitation of both child and wouldbe parents

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    57 twitter shares, 1020 retweets and 28 favorites
    1 shares on Facebook

  4. Gaza Toll Passes 100, Israel to Counter Rockets ‘With all Power’
    Published by NDTV on 2014-07-12 at 06:35:04

    An airstrike outside a family home early on Saturday pushed the Palestinian death toll past 100 in four days of cross-border fighting as Israel showed no sign of pausing despite international pressure…

    754 Shares
    99 twitter shares, 616 retweets and 27 favorites
    11 shares and 1 likes on Facebook

  5. I-T Act changes may herald fresh trouble for Sonia Gandhi and Rahul
    Published by Times of India on 2014-07-12 at 06:39:43

    Young Indian, a company in which Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul hold majority stake, could be in fresh trouble over its takeover of the National Herald publication.

    742 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 541 retweets and 19 favorites
    64 shares and 15 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  6. Now speak up, Mr Giriraj Singh
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-07-12 at 00:55:12

    The BJP MP is silent because the recovery of Rs 1.14 crore from thieves who supposedly stole it from his flat has landed him and his party into a spot of embarrassment.

    642 Shares
    34 twitter shares, 56 retweets and 5 favorites
    124 shares and 421 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones

  7. Mumbai rains: Newly-constructed international airport waterlogged
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-07-12 at 07:54:34

    Water entered the baggage screening area of the airport on Friday morning.

    598 Shares
    45 twitter shares, 516 retweets and 10 favorites
    18 shares and 8 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  8. Yahoo Woman Executive Sued for Sexual Harassment
    Published by NDTV on 2014-07-12 at 08:19:41

    A high-level woman Yahoo Inc executive has been sued in California by a woman who worked under her and is accusing her former boss of sexual harassment and wrongful termination.

    371 Shares
    36 twitter shares, 306 retweets and 14 favorites
    13 shares and 1 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  9. President Replaces Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry Virendra Kataria
    Published by NDTV on 2014-07-12 at 00:50:25

    After forcing some governors to quit, the Narendra Modi government on Friday sacked Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry Virendra Kataria, in the first such action against political appointees of the UPA…

    342 Shares
    97 twitter shares, 192 retweets and 32 favorites
    17 shares and 3 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  10. Irked Mizoram governor quits over transfer
    Published by Times of India on 2014-07-12 at 05:46:43

    Mizoram governor Vakkom Purushothaman, who was moved to Nagaland, resigned and went public with his resentment at being shifted.

    340 Shares
    76 twitter shares, 232 retweets and 19 favorites
    11 shares and 2 likes on Facebook

  11. Big-ticket reforms unstated in Jaitley’s Budget speech
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-07-12 at 10:27:02

    The fine print talks of disinvestment push

    298 Shares
    43 twitter shares, 224 retweets and 2 favorites
    16 shares and 13 likes on Facebook

  12. Poor Monsoon Threatens First Drought in Five Years
    Published by NDTV on 2014-07-12 at 08:35:41

    Weak rainfall in India since the start last month of the monsoon season, crucial to the country’s agricultural earnings, has raised concerns of a first drought in five years, although weather experts …

    273 Shares
    91 twitter shares, 164 retweets and 8 favorites
    8 shares and 1 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  13. Female Yahoo executive sued by another woman for sexual harassment
    Published by FirstPost on 2014-07-12 at 09:01:26

    A high-level female Yahoo Inc executive has been sued in California by a woman who worked under her, accusing her former boss of sexual harassment.
    The post Female Yahoo executive sued by another woman for sexual harassment appeared first on Firstpost.

    264 Shares
    18 twitter shares, 240 retweets and 6 favorites

  14. Italy Cruise Ship Wreck Set to Rise From Waves
    Published by NDTV on 2014-07-12 at 08:17:55

    The refloating of Italy’s ill-fated Costa Concordia cruise ship is set to begin on Monday, with a high-risk salvage operation to raise the rusting hulk ahead of its final journey to the shipyard where…

    251 Shares
    64 twitter shares, 173 retweets and 6 favorites
    8 shares on Facebook

  15. 6.8-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Japan’s Fukushima, Tsunami Advisory Issued
    Published by NDTV on 2014-07-12 at 02:04:43

    A 6.8-magnitude earthquake has hit Japan’s northern coast near the nuclear power plant crippled in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

    247 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 82 retweets and 3 favorites
    49 shares and 8 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Environmentalists Unimpressed By ‘Pro-Corporate’ Budget
    Published by NDTV on 2014-07-12 at 08:12:35

    The new government’s budget shows no real commitment towards the environment and is not transformational because it does not allocate enough funds towards promoting renewable energy or public transpor…

    220 Shares
    82 twitter shares, 114 retweets and 18 favorites
    5 shares on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  17. Lawmakers intensify campaign for Modi to address US Congress
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-07-12 at 10:47:49

    US President Barack Obama has also extended a formal invitation to Modi for a visit to the US, and expressed keenness to work closely with him to make the bilateral relations a “defining partnership” in the 21st century.

    220 Shares
    22 twitter shares, 49 retweets and 8 favorites
    9 shares and 132 likes on Facebook

  18. Budget 2014 carries an imprint of Modi’s priorities: Baba Kalyani
    Published by Economic Times on 2014-07-12 at 06:41:21

    The Budget carries an imprint of the priorities spelt out by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the past 6 – 8 months, says Baba Kalyani.

    219 Shares
    40 twitter shares, 145 retweets and 9 favorites
    19 shares and 5 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  19. Female Yahoo executive sued for sexual harassment
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-07-12 at 09:26:03

    The complaint alleges that she was told that she would have a “bright future” at Yahoo if she had sex with Zhang.

    181 Shares
    46 twitter shares, 121 retweets and 10 favorites
    3 shares on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  20. Gandhi assassination files safe, Rajnath says
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-07-12 at 02:13:10

    Files relating to Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination are intact, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh told the Rajya Sabha on Friday.
    Responding to the charge that the Ministry had

    169 Shares
    9 twitter shares, 4 retweets
    23 shares and 131 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones

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