1. Mood of the Nation Poll: India gives thumbs up to Modi
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-23 at 09:41:07

    In the India Today Group-Hansa Research Mood of the Nation opinion poll, the first after Modi took office, 48 per cent think he has made ministers irrelevant.

    4739 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 2998 retweets and 78 favorites
    145 shares and 1385 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares, 19 plus ones and 2 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  2. Tamil Nadu, land of temples, is fast running out of priests
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-23 at 04:33:07

    With youngsters finding the prospects of the religious calling not unlike that of the proverbial hungry artist, and the economy flush with opportunity, several hundred temples in Tamil Nadu do not have priests to conduct rituals and look after the shrines…

    3950 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 3706 retweets and 106 favorites
    30 shares and 5 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  3. India’s First Ethanol-Run Bus Rolls out in Nagpur
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-23 at 01:24:19

    India’s first pilot project to test ethanol-run environment-friendly public buses was launched in Nagpur by Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday.

    3166 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 2918 retweets and 47 favorites
    61 shares and 38 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  4. AIIMS doctors begin signature campaign against Chief Vigilance Officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi’s removal
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-08-23 at 07:33:14

    A group of doctors from AIIMS have started a signature campaign protesting the removal of Chief Vigilance Officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi.

    1585 Shares
    66 twitter shares, 1490 retweets and 22 favorites
    4 shares and 1 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  5. RBI shuts foreign payment gateway for card transactions within India
    Published by Economic Times on 2014-08-23 at 09:37:30

    The central bank told banks to ensure that payments should be in rupees in instances when the credit card is not presented physically.

    1518 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 980 retweets and 30 favorites
    116 shares and 281 likes on Facebook
    9 shares on LinkedIn

  6. RBI shuts overseas gateway for credit card payment
    Published by Economic Times on 2014-08-23 at 09:37:30

    The central bank told banks to ensure that payments should be in rupees in instances when the credit card is not presented physically.

    1518 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 980 retweets and 30 favorites
    116 shares and 281 likes on Facebook
    9 shares on LinkedIn

  7. Mood of the Nation Poll: NDA surges towards two-thirds majority
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-23 at 00:06:43

    The BJP’s own tally is projected to increase by 32 seats, from 282 to 314.

    1466 Shares
    59 twitter shares, 817 retweets and 58 favorites
    23 shares and 502 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares, 5 plus ones and 1 reshares

  8. A moral voice has fallen silent
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-23 at 03:47:18

    U R Ananthamurthy was the last of the writers who was also an influential public figure.

    1192 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 1000 retweets and 41 favorites
    37 shares and 13 likes on Facebook

  9. Bailable warrants issued against Chidambaram, Azad, Shinde
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-23 at 06:22:49

    A sessions court on Friday issued bailable warrants against former Union ministers Ghulam Nabi Azad, P Chidambaram and Sushilkumar Shinde, as they or their lawyers did not appear with regard to a private complaint seeking registration of FIR against them …

    1043 Shares
    68 twitter shares, 937 retweets and 31 favorites
    6 shares and 1 likes on Facebook

  10. Major Ceasefire Violation Along International Border; 2 Civilians Killed, 4 Injured
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-23 at 10:18:11

    In the most intense firing along the International Border so far, Pakistani troops targeted 22 Border Security Force (BSF) posts and several villages in Jammu and Kashmir last night, killing at least …

    897 Shares
    89 twitter shares, 716 retweets and 6 favorites
    64 shares and 14 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 5 plus ones

  11. India’s Mars Orbiter Mission just 33 days away from Red Planet: ISRO
    Published by FirstPost on 2014-08-23 at 10:14:37

    India’s ambitious Mars Orbiter Mission is just nine million kilometres away from the red planet, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said today. "Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) is just nine million km away from Mars and 189 million …

    893 Shares
    43 twitter shares, 834 retweets and 13 favorites
    2 shares and 1 likes on Facebook

  12. Two killed in Pakistan firing in Jammu & Kashmir
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-23 at 07:20:53

    In yet another ceasefire violation, 2 people were killed and 7 injured today in firing by Pak rangers on BSF posts in RS Pura sector in Jammu district, police said.

    674 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 465 retweets and 13 favorites
    81 shares and 12 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  13. If need be will take military action against ISIS US
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-08-23 at 07:34:32

    A top national security adviser to President Barack Obama said on Friday that if needed the US will undertake military action in Syria in pursuit of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria

    601 Shares
    43 twitter shares, 529 retweets and 16 favorites
    8 shares and 2 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  14. BJP chintan on ‘love jihad’ ahead of UP byelections
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-23 at 03:07:38

    With bypolls to 12 seats — touted as the semi-final to the 2017 state elections — due next month, the two-day state executive of the Bharatiya Janata Party starting on Saturday at Vrindavan has assumed a significant proportion.

    521 Shares
    58 twitter shares, 426 retweets and 33 favorites
    4 shares on Facebook

  15. U.R. Ananthamurthy – The greatest storyteller
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-23 at 02:10:51

    Often I feel angry with death and the Gods. They take away the best in a way that leaves me inconsolable. I feel helpless not just because of the pain of missing them but because my world shrinks,…

    506 Shares
    19 twitter shares, 4 retweets
    126 shares and 351 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Jnanpith Award winner U.R. Ananthamurthy passes away
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-08-23 at 02:08:21

    The 82-year-old writer was undergoing treatment in a Bangalore hospital.

    393 Shares
    34 twitter shares, 81 retweets and 7 favorites
    77 shares and 192 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  17. Modi govt sent a message to Pak by cancelling talks: Amit Shah
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-23 at 09:49:34

    The BJP chief said that the Modi government has made a new beginning like campaign for cleanliness, construction of toilets and promotion of manufacturing in the country.

    354 Shares
    30 twitter shares, 257 retweets and 41 favorites
    2 shares and 15 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares, 5 plus ones and 2 reshares

  18. US Protests Intercept of Navy Jet by Chinese Warplane
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-23 at 09:53:11

    The United States charged on Friday that a Chinese fighter pilot conducted a "dangerous intercept" of a Navy patrol plane in international air space this week, flying a few yards (meters) from the U.S…

    311 Shares
    39 twitter shares, 226 retweets and 36 favorites
    8 shares and 1 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  19. Pak troops violate ceasefire two civilians killed shelling on
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-08-23 at 07:17:19

    Two people were killed and seven others injured early on Saturday in heavy firing by the Pakistan Rangers on the BSF posts near the international border in RS Pura sector in Jammu district police said

    288 Shares
    68 twitter shares, 201 retweets and 1 favorites
    15 shares on Facebook
    3 views on StumbleUpon

  20. Rocket Explodes During US Test Flight; No Injuries
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-23 at 08:20:11

    An unmanned SpaceX rocket self-destructed shortly after launching on a test flight at a Texas development site, the company said Friday.

    270 Shares
    69 twitter shares, 182 retweets and 11 favorites
    8 shares on Facebook

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