1. CAG punches holes in Modi’s Gujarat model
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-07-29 at 09:26:18

    CAG has questioned the Gujarat govt’s claim of Rs 5,570 crore revenue surplus during 2012- 13 and described it as overstated

    103 twitter shares, 4703 retweets and 48 favorites
    92 shares and 215 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones

  2. Dina Nath Batras plan ban teaching of foreign languages in schools
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-07-29 at 00:17:52

    Dina Nath Batra is demanding an overhaul of the school education and has sent in a string of proposals to human resource development minister Smriti Irani Historians slam Batra books call them fantasy

    102 twitter shares, 1989 retweets and 57 favorites
    5 positive votes on Reddit
    22 shares and 15 likes on Facebook

  3. Move to curb VIP culture in Tirumala
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-07-29 at 02:07:40

    Earlier, about 5,000 VIPs used to avail break darshan and now the number has been reduced to 800 to 1,000 a day.

    71 twitter shares, 1114 retweets and 43 favorites
    47 shares and 437 likes on Facebook

  4. 50 Gujaratis off to Israel to study community living
    Published by Times of India on 2014-07-29 at 06:08:09

    Notwithstanding the bloody conflict raging there, 50 Gujaratis are preparing to go to Israel to learn more about community living.

    97 twitter shares, 1386 retweets and 78 favorites
    17 shares and 8 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  5. Rashtriya Gokul Mission set up for development of indigenous cow breed
    Published by Times of India on 2014-07-29 at 04:05:23

    The Centre on Monday announced a nationwide scheme – ‘Rashtriya Gokul Mission’ – to protect the “indigenous breed” of cows and set aside Rs 150 crore for it during the current financial year.

    65 twitter shares, 1306 retweets and 70 favorites
    14 shares and 5 likes on Facebook

  6. U.S., Israeli brands face boycott over Gaza
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-07-29 at 09:27:24

    A longer list of boycotted products–including garment, chocolates and beauty products–are being share via social social networking sites Facebook and Twitter

    31 twitter shares, 50 retweets and 3 favorites
    338 shares and 1002 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  7. Opinion: Modiji, You’re Missing an Opportunity
    Published by NDTV on 2014-07-29 at 09:40:11

    Time to be a PM for all Indians, writes Shashi Tharoor.

    46 twitter shares, 1120 retweets and 34 favorites
    12 shares and 88 likes on Facebook

  8. Venkaiah Naidu conducts surprise check, finds 80 staffers absent
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-07-29 at 09:04:19

    Tough talking Union Urban Development Minister on a surprise check finds 80 staffers absent at Nirman Bhawan.

    48 twitter shares, 806 retweets and 20 favorites
    23 shares and 221 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones

  9. Science Express to chug 17,000 km, create awareness on biodiversity
    Published by Times of India on 2014-07-29 at 04:06:34

    The Science Express Biodiversity Special train, an innovative exhibition on wheels that will cover 57 locations across the country in the next 194 days, showcasing India’s biodiversity, was flagged off from Delhi on Monday.

    38 twitter shares, 729 retweets and 35 favorites
    8 shares on Facebook

  10. Father sends engg student to Tablighi programme after college suspends him
    Published by Indian Express on 2014-07-29 at 01:27:36

    Delhi cops detain him, later vouch for his ‘innocence’, tell college to take him back.

    40 twitter shares, 682 retweets and 17 favorites
    21 shares and 14 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  11. Gujarat pushes books by RSS man in schools
    Published by Times of India on 2014-07-29 at 06:02:36

    Gujarat government has introduced seven books penned by Dinanath Batra, a member of the executive committee of RSS education wing Vidya Bharti, as recommended reading for its primary and upper-primary students.

    57 twitter shares, 516 retweets and 27 favorites
    18 shares and 5 likes on Facebook

  12. After Gadkari, Sushma Swaraj and Rajnath Singh? BJP Denies Ministers Were ‘Bugged’
    Published by NDTV on 2014-07-29 at 10:44:32

    After reports that listening devices were found in union minister Nitin Gadkari’s home, sources have told NDTV that the homes of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Home Minister Rajnath Singh…

    47 twitter shares, 513 retweets and 11 favorites
    12 shares and 4 likes on Facebook

  13. Mission in Tripoli asks Indians to leave Libya
    Published by Times of India on 2014-07-29 at 04:03:45

    As fighting escalates in Libya, the Indian mission in Tripoli has asked all Indian nationals to leave the country immediately using “all available means”. According to the government, there are about 4,500 Indians registered with the mission.

    30 twitter shares, 350 retweets and 22 favorites
    2 shares on Facebook

  14. Bihar BJP MPs’ want family members to fight assembly bypolls
    Published by Times of India on 2014-07-29 at 06:06:28

    Over the next two days, Bihar BJP and the party’s central leadership would be grappling with “parivar-moh”, or fixation with the family, of their five MPs who were MLAs before the Lok Sabha elections.

    41 twitter shares, 324 retweets and 19 favorites
    16 shares and 1 likes on Facebook

  15. As Blasts Kill 8 Children in Gaza Park, Israel Signals No Quick End to War
    Published by NDTV on 2014-07-29 at 08:45:53

    Israel’s prime minister Monday signaled no quick end to the three-week-old Gaza war, telling Israelis that they must prepare themselves for a prolonged conflict in order to crush what he described as …

    26 twitter shares, 344 retweets and 14 favorites
    4 shares on Facebook

  16. NASA Rover Breaks Out-of-This-World Distance Record
    Published by NDTV on 2014-07-29 at 08:40:25

    The US space agency’s Opportunity rover has now clocked more miles on Mars than any man-made vehicle to reach another celestial body, NASA said Monday.

    63 twitter shares, 306 retweets and 15 favorites
    2 shares on Facebook

  17. Wipro rewards top 20% of its 1,47,500 employees with a 16% salary increase
    Published by Economic Times on 2014-07-29 at 10:40:31

    The software company believes will help it retain its best-performing employees as overall attrition rates increased during the first quarter of the year.

    38 twitter shares, 310 retweets and 13 favorites
    17 shares and 6 likes on Facebook

  18. Chinese intruders went back after flag meeting: Rajnath
    Published by Times of India on 2014-07-29 at 02:43:43

    “The Chinese went back after the flag meeting,” home minister Rajnath Singh told reporters when asked about the reported incursion.

    67 twitter shares, 238 retweets and 20 favorites
    25 shares and 3 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  19. Railways told to pay for pantry car overcharging
    Published by Times of India on 2014-07-29 at 05:44:13

    As long-distance train passengers are at the mercy of pantry car staff for food, the latter usually overcharge. While most suffer silently, those who speak out are threatened.

    38 twitter shares, 265 retweets and 23 favorites
    8 shares and 2 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  20. Gaza Israeli PM warns of prolonged war explosion hits media building
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-07-29 at 08:18:55

    Signaling an escalation of Israels Gaza operation echoing the PMs words the military warned Palestinians in three large neighborhoods to leave their homes and head immediately for Gaza City Gaza militants kill five Israeli soldiers after infiltrating thro…

    50 twitter shares, 255 retweets and 19 favorites
    5 shares and 2 likes on Facebook
    1 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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