1. Ganga cleaning project begins hightech sensors installed to keep tabs
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-08-22 at 00:46:27

    The sensors will selfmonitor the levels and nature of effluents and pollutants They will send realtime data on discharges from factories to a central server and will automatically send alerts when effluents breach permissible limits

    3461 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 3219 retweets and 61 favorites
    63 shares and 15 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  2. A school toilet is not just about a loo
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-22 at 06:27:17

    Building toilets alone is not going to be sufficient – without water and daily maintenance they will be useless. In most rural primary schools there is a hand pump in the middle of the premises and water has to be carried to toilets at the perip…

    3360 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 3154 retweets and 70 favorites
    9 shares and 2 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares, 18 plus ones and 2 reshares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  3. Man Behind Ice Bucket Challenge Dies in Diving Accident
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-22 at 00:11:42

    One of the individuals behind the Ice Bucket Challenge to support Lou Gehrig’s disease research has died in a diving accident.

    2770 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 2459 retweets and 30 favorites
    136 shares and 43 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  4. Manipur antiAFSPA activist Irom Sharmila arrested
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-08-22 at 10:35:28

    AntiArmed Forces Special Powers Act Afspa activist Irom Sharmila was arrested by the police in Imphal on Friday According to reports she had refused to undergo medical tests

    971 Shares
    49 twitter shares, 900 retweets and 20 favorites
    2 shares on Facebook

  5. Watch: New song ‘Tu meri’ from ‘Bang Bang’ shows off Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif’s …
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-08-22 at 08:39:31

    Composed by Vishal-Shekhar the song features Hrithik Roshan dancing in his inimitable style with Katrina Kaif.

    897 Shares
    58 twitter shares, 654 retweets and 33 favorites
    15 shares and 131 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 4 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  6. Happy Birthday Madras. Here is How Chennai is Celebrating
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-22 at 10:22:15

    It is Madras Day today and the city of Chennai is 375. As a modern city it is 50 years older than Kolkata and 35 years older than Mumbai.

    850 Shares
    63 twitter shares, 704 retweets and 34 favorites
    31 shares and 18 likes on Facebook

  7. Watch: Hrithik, Katrina sizzle in Tu Meri from Bang Bang
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-22 at 09:50:20

    The first song of Hrithik-Katrina starrer Bang Bang is out. Check out the sizzling chemistry between ‘oh-so-hot’ on-screen couple.

    771 Shares
    32 twitter shares, 420 retweets and 33 favorites
    23 shares and 263 likes on Facebook

  8. Porbandar police posters advise women: Don’t dress ‘indecently’, use cellphones with care
    Published by Indian Express on 2014-08-22 at 04:56:58

    Cops put up posters at fair, remove them after criticism but stand by messages.

    759 Shares
    42 twitter shares, 668 retweets and 26 favorites
    13 shares and 9 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  9. With eye on China, India deploys Akash missiles in northeast
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-22 at 06:41:30

    Akash deployment in the northeast is in tune with the overall plan to progressively achieve “meaningful and credible deterrence” against China along the LAC.

    714 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 369 retweets and 21 favorites
    151 shares and 67 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  10. Anushka, Virat will get married soon: BCCI had told management
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-22 at 08:19:49

    The Board told the officials travelling with the team that it was just a matter of time before the duo ties the nuptial knot.

    646 Shares
    34 twitter shares, 156 retweets and 16 favorites
    49 shares and 388 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones

  11. Come to motherland of jihad: Call to arms from first Indian group in AfPak
    Published by Indian Express on 2014-08-22 at 04:13:53

    Investigators have linked the voice on the tape to Armar based on questioning of arrested Indian Mujahideen suspects.

    623 Shares
    66 twitter shares, 486 retweets and 19 favorites
    41 shares and 11 likes on Facebook

  12. Jaitley calls December 16 gangrape ‘small’ incident, creates uproar
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-22 at 10:21:37

    He was talking about how to boost tourism in India. He said India lost billions of dollars due to the Delhi gangrape incident.

    606 Shares
    36 twitter shares, 408 retweets and 12 favorites
    45 shares and 103 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares

  13. Two Sisters Allegedly Thrashed, Raped by Two Men in Rajasthan
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-22 at 08:41:44

    Two sisters from a village near Barmer district in Rajasthan were allegedly thrashed and then raped by two men while they were on their way home from the local police station.

    580 Shares
    55 twitter shares, 514 retweets and 2 favorites
    9 shares on Facebook

  14. US Diplomats Banned From Ice Bucket Challenge
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-22 at 07:30:48

    It is the charity stunt that has got everyone from billionaires to pop stars and even former US presidents drenched by buckets of freezing water.

    529 Shares
    64 twitter shares, 422 retweets and 22 favorites
    16 shares and 4 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  15. A Man Walks Into a Bar in Kerala… Not for Long
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-22 at 07:41:20

    The Congress-led UDF in its meeting has decided that from next year, bars will have to be hosted in five-star hotels across the state.

    524 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 177 retweets and 22 favorites
    125 shares and 94 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Silencing cinema amounts to fascism: Kamal Hassan
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-22 at 03:04:18

    The waiting room of Kamal Haasan’s office in Alwarpet turns out to be the best place for an interview. There are a bunch of photos mounted on easels, marking in black and white and sepia the roles…

    501 Shares
    34 twitter shares, 48 retweets and 6 favorites
    88 shares and 323 likes on Facebook
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  17. Ceasefire Violation: Pakistan Resorts to Unprovoked Firing in Jammu & Kashmir
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-22 at 09:06:53

    In yet another ceasefire violation, Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing last night, targeting two Border Security Force (BSF) posts in RS Pura sector of Jammu & Kashmir.

    469 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 330 retweets and 12 favorites
    23 shares and 3 likes on Facebook

  18. ‘BUY’ or ‘SELL’ ideas from experts for Friday
    Published by Economic Times on 2014-08-22 at 08:05:16

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

    364 Shares
    268 shares and 19 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 5 plus ones and 2 reshares
    50 views on StumbleUpon

  19. Pracharak Modi: True to his mask
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-22 at 10:17:11

    India has its first leader who is unapologetic about being of the social and political Right, says Shekhar Gupta.

    294 Shares
    35 twitter shares, 230 retweets and 22 favorites
    6 shares and 1 likes on Facebook

  20. E-boarding cards for domestic flyers may be a reality soon
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-22 at 08:14:29

    Domestic flyers may soon be able to board their flights simply by flashing their e-boarding cards at security checks.

    276 Shares
    57 twitter shares, 170 retweets and 28 favorites
    20 shares and 1 likes on Facebook

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