1. Mysterious giant hole appears in northern Siberia
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-07-18 at 06:17:34

    A 60-metre wide crater was recently discovered in far northern Siberia and scientists are pondering over what might have created it.

    88 twitter shares, 2514 retweets and 36 favorites
    7 shares and 3 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  2. LIVE: Malaysian plane shot down over Ukraine war zone, all 298 dead
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-07-18 at 09:50:22

    The plane, which was on its way to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam, crashed in Ukrainian territory near the Russian border. According to Ukraine’s Interior Ministry, the plane was hit by a missile fired from a Buk launcher. In Pics

    107 twitter shares, 1233 retweets and 43 favorites
    78 shares and 247 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  3. MH17 Shot Down: Air India, Jet Airways to Avoid Airspace Over War-Torn Ukraine
    Published by NDTV on 2014-07-18 at 01:59:44

    Indian carriers, Air India and Jet Airways, will avoid the airspace of war-torn eastern Ukraine following a directive issued to them by the DGCA in the wake of reported shooting down of a Malaysian ai…

    101 twitter shares, 1236 retweets and 10 favorites
    31 shares and 7 likes on Facebook

  4. Singapore, Air India airlines were close to MH17 before mishap
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-07-18 at 10:35:58

    A 24-hour global flight tracking service called Flightradar24 has reported that a Singapore Airlines Boeing 777 jet (SQ 351) and an Air India Boeing 787 jet (AI 113) were about 25 kilometers from MH17 when it disappeared.

    51 twitter shares, 1229 retweets and 20 favorites
    9 shares and 2 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares, 1 plus ones and 1 reshares

  5. Mahatma Gandhi was a casteist, Arundhati Roy says
    Published by Times of India on 2014-07-18 at 05:15:51

    Booker prize-winning author Arundhati Roy, who has criticized Mahatma Gandhi for his “casteist tendencies” in the past, on Thursday went a step further saying it was time institutions named after the Father of the Nation were renamed.

    103 twitter shares, 675 retweets and 26 favorites
    240 shares and 150 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    4 shares on LinkedIn

  6. PM to decide who gets to use red beacons
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-07-18 at 02:20:29

    Road minister Nitin Gadkari has written to the Prime Minister asking him to take a final call on dignitaries who should be entitled to use red beacon on their car

    58 twitter shares, 942 retweets and 110 favorites
    4 shares and 1 likes on Facebook

  7. PM’s flight was close behind
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-07-18 at 10:52:59

    Officials say they have no information of any Indians on board the ill-fated MH-17 flight that crashed over Ukraine on Thursday. However, Prime Minister Modi’s flight could possibly have been in t…

    52 twitter shares, 277 retweets and 7 favorites
    325 shares and 424 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  8. ‘If it Disappears, This Is What it Looks Like’: Malaysia Airlines Passenger’s Tragic Joke
    Published by NDTV on 2014-07-18 at 10:14:23

    A picture of what is believed to be MH 17 was apparently posted by a Dutch passenger of the Malaysian flight shot down in Ukraine on Thursday.

    92 twitter shares, 892 retweets and 29 favorites
    37 shares and 10 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  9. Six things you must know about birthday girl Priyanka Chopra
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-07-18 at 10:42:23

    From singing to acting and even lending her voice for a movie (Planes), the all-round achiever Priyanka Chopra has come a long way with no signs of giving up yet. Here, we recall some facts about the birthday girl that in their own way helped her become t…

    30 twitter shares, 474 retweets and 39 favorites
    9 shares and 190 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 5 plus ones

  10. For Malaysia Airlines, Disaster Strikes Twice
    Published by NDTV on 2014-07-18 at 00:56:22

    Two Boeing 777s. Two incredibly rare aviation disasters. And one airline. In what appears to be a mind-boggling coincidence,Malaysia is reeling from the second tragedy to hit its national airline in l…

    78 twitter shares, 401 retweets and 8 favorites
    25 shares and 13 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares

  11. Israel launches ground offensive against Hamas
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-07-18 at 07:14:24

    The move comes hours after fighting between Israel and Hamas militants resumed following a brief lull to allow Gaza residents to stock up on food and other supplies.

    36 twitter shares, 400 retweets and 14 favorites
    10 shares and 50 likes on Facebook

  12. Prime Minister Narendra Modi Returns From Brazil
    Published by NDTV on 2014-07-18 at 01:04:43

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned to New Delhi on Thursday night after taking part in the sixth BRICS summit in Brazil.

    101 twitter shares, 369 retweets and 20 favorites
    17 shares and 2 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  13. Tatkal tickets on shorter train routes have become exorbitant. Here’s why
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-07-18 at 09:16:33

    Indian Railways has amended its Tatkal rules but didn’t bother to inform the people to whom it matters the most – the passengers.

    29 twitter shares, 402 retweets and 12 favorites
    12 shares and 3 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  14. First look: Emraan Hashmi turns con-artist in Raja Natwarlal
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-07-18 at 10:36:38

    Here’s a treat for Emraan Hashmi fans. The actor is back with brand new con-flick Raja Natwarlal, after a long hiatus.

    18 twitter shares, 306 retweets and 10 favorites
    4 shares and 94 likes on Facebook

  15. Phones lying dead for months, but BSNL unfailingly bills them regularly
    Published by Times of India on 2014-07-18 at 05:04:51

    Many people here complain that their landline and broadband connections were lying dead since December last year, but still they receive bills every month.

    34 twitter shares, 350 retweets and 25 favorites
    7 shares and 2 likes on Facebook

  16. Germany calls for inquiry into Malaysian plane crash
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-07-18 at 09:44:17

    Merkel called for an “immediate, independent investigation into the causes of the crash”, German government spokesman Steffen Seibert said in a statement.

    31 twitter shares, 166 retweets and 20 favorites
    11 shares and 178 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  17. Proxy euthanasia common in India
    Published by Times of India on 2014-07-18 at 06:03:20

    Law or no law, euthanasia in a surrogate form is practised in India. Instances of doctors scaling down medical intervention where patients have no chance of recovery aren’t unheard of.

    82 twitter shares, 225 retweets and 16 favorites
    43 shares and 8 likes on Facebook
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  18. Morning Bets: ‘BUY’ or ‘SELL’ ideas from experts for Friday
    Published by Economic Times on 2014-07-18 at 08:11:28

    ET Now spoke to various experts and here’s what they have to recommend for today’s trade.

    18 twitter shares, 15 retweets and 2 favorites
    241 shares and 19 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 7 plus ones and 2 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn
    50 views on StumbleUpon

  19. Manmohan Singh knew of 2G allocation process: Raja
    Published by Times of India on 2014-07-18 at 05:09:09

    Former telecom minister A Raja, who is on trial in the 2G scam case, told the court that the-then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was well informed about the spectrum allocation procedure.

    44 twitter shares, 229 retweets and 8 favorites
    2 shares on Facebook

  20. Malaysian plane shot down by terrorists over Ukraine, 298 killed
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-07-18 at 07:40:38

    Malaysia Airlines received notification from Ukrainian Air Traffic Control that it had lost contact with the Flight nearly 50 km from the Russia-Ukraine border.

    48 twitter shares, 184 retweets and 19 favorites
    22 shares and 4 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

Here are some more stories that didn’t actually make the above list but still have a significant percentage of social shares of the total.


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