1. No Bikinis, No Pubs: Goa Minister’s Formula for Women’s Safety
    Published by NDTV on 2014-07-02 at 00:29:07

    A senior minister in Goa’s BJP-led government, Sudin Dhavalikar, has said women should not wear bikinis in beaches “for their own safety”, and pubs and drinking should not be allowed.

    1602 Shares
    80 twitter shares, 277 retweets and 162 favorites
    392 shares and 691 likes on Facebook

  2. With Lukaku on top dark horses Belgium gallop on as they beat USA
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-07-02 at 01:01:39

    Extratime goals from Kevin de Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku sent Belgium into the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time in 28 years with a 21 win over the United States on Tuesday Why timely substitution is important in football

    804 Shares
    89 twitter shares, 485 retweets and 226 favorites
    1 shares on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones

  3. World Cup: Di Maria wins it for Argentina with a late extra-time goal
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-07-02 at 00:50:59

    Angel Di Maria scored in the 118th minute on Tuesday to give Argentina a 1-0 win over Switzerland after extra time and a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals.

    587 Shares
    35 twitter shares, 86 retweets and 45 favorites
    21 shares and 376 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares, 17 plus ones and 1 reshares

  4. Govt plans military training for people on China border
    Published by Times of India on 2014-07-02 at 05:27:06

    The government’s idea is to integrate the border population with overall vigilance and security apparatus in the northeast and Jammu & Kashmir.

    525 Shares
    71 twitter shares, 189 retweets and 120 favorites
    87 shares and 48 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones
    4 shares on LinkedIn

  5. Chief Justice Criticises Government for ‘Segregating’ Gopal Subramanium
    Published by NDTV on 2014-07-02 at 00:28:40

    Chief Justice of India R M Lodha today criticised the NDA government for dropping former Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium from the panel of four names recommended for appointment as Supreme Court j…

    479 Shares
    99 twitter shares, 60 retweets and 36 favorites
    155 shares and 127 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  6. Sunanda was killed in a professional way: Swamy
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-07-02 at 10:00:20

    The BJP leader had earlier said that there was evidence that Shashi Tharoor’s wife was murdered using Russian poison, adding that he had the proof to support his charges.

    447 Shares
    42 twitter shares, 268 retweets and 87 favorites
    21 shares and 25 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones

  7. Gadkari says family not involved, brother-in-law asks does Constitution bar us (from business)?
    Published by Indian Express on 2014-07-02 at 03:44:08

    The statement said that Gadkari has no commercial interests with the e-rickshaw manufacturing sector.

    410 Shares
    13 twitter shares, 282 retweets and 98 favorites
    11 shares and 4 likes on Facebook
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  8. Should I kill him? Mamata on Tapas Paul’s rape remark
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-07-02 at 01:12:06

    “It is not just a mistake, it’s big blunder. We have taken whatever steps that are needed to be taken. It is an invididual utterance. What do you want? Should I kill him? What can I do? Whatever I can do we can do it through our policy,” Banerjee said.

    307 Shares
    31 twitter shares, 59 retweets and 29 favorites
    35 shares and 143 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 7 plus ones

  9. India among jihad targets of ISIS
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-07-02 at 09:18:16

    In Ramzan message, ISIS chief al-Badri calls on followers worldwide to wage jihad

    297 Shares
    21 twitter shares, 1 retweets
    119 shares and 153 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  10. After short dresses, this Goa minister also wants ban on bikinis
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-07-02 at 09:56:27

    Though Parrikar was not available for comments, the BJP has strongly condemned the remark saying such statement would affect tourism in the state.

    276 Shares
    9 twitter shares, 35 retweets and 12 favorites
    33 shares and 186 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  11. Polls over, friends once more
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-07-02 at 08:40:01

    It suits both to be friends. But can Prime Minister Narendra Modi meet the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister’s demands?

    275 Shares
    4 twitter shares, 4 retweets and 13 favorites
    12 shares and 242 likes on Facebook

  12. Shah Jahan’s summer palace found near Taj
    Published by Times of India on 2014-07-02 at 06:42:35

    During excavation work carried out between 1997 and 1999 at Mehtab Bagh, the ASI had found remains of a huge octagonal tank furnished with 25 fountains, a small central tank and a baradari in the east of the garden.

    252 Shares
    69 twitter shares, 83 retweets and 38 favorites
    44 shares and 17 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  13. Naga sadhus told to gather at holy cities to counter Sai Baba followers
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-07-02 at 09:23:44

    Entangled with the war cry is the ‘honour’ of a Shankaracharya who feels Sai Baba is certainly not an incarnation of God.

    238 Shares
    11 twitter shares, 21 retweets and 17 favorites
    43 shares and 145 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  14. Pressure to fudge Tharoors wife Sunandas autopsy alleges doc reports
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-07-02 at 01:23:13

    The AIIMS doctor who headed the autopsy of Sunanda Pushkar wife of former Union minister Shashi Tharoor has alleged that he was pressured by a powerful UPA minister to change the report

    210 Shares
    35 twitter shares, 103 retweets and 41 favorites
    23 shares and 8 likes on Facebook

  15. FIFA World Cup: Belgium dash American dreams to enter quarterfinals
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-07-02 at 06:46:43

    Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku were on target in Belgium’s 2-1 win over USA in the Round of 16 tie. Match Report | Match Photos

    200 Shares
    28 twitter shares, 19 retweets and 17 favorites
    13 shares and 121 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares

  16. Karnataka home to second covert nuke site, drone testing: report
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-07-02 at 09:39:25

    Washington-based Institute for Science and International Security suggests that India appeared to have followed through on its publicly announced intention to build the SMEF and started constructing a large enrichment centrifuge complex near Chitradurga, Karnataka.

    180 Shares
    14 twitter shares and 1 favorites
    39 shares and 120 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  17. Budget promises ‘achhe din’ for Vadodara, finally
    Published by Times of India on 2014-07-02 at 10:03:35

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his victory speech at Vadodara had promised to return the city’s favour of electing him with a thumping majority in the Lok Sabha election by development.

    176 Shares
    21 twitter shares, 149 retweets and 3 favorites
    3 shares on Facebook

  18. CJI hits out at Centre
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-07-02 at 02:59:18

    Chief Justice of India R.M. Lodha on Tuesday slammed the Centre for unilaterally segregating senior advocate Gopal Subramanium’s name for elevation as a Supreme Court judge without his knowledge an…

    156 Shares
    20 twitter shares, 60 retweets and 25 favorites
    24 shares and 26 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  19. ‘My Attempt to Set the Record Staight’: Preity Zinta Posts Explanation on Facebook
    Published by NDTV on 2014-07-02 at 09:13:10

    While the Mumbai Police continues its investigation in the case filed by Preity Zinta, who has accused her former boyfriend Ness Wadia of threatening her at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on May 30, t…

    155 Shares
    34 twitter shares, 36 retweets and 25 favorites
    29 shares and 29 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  20. Arjun Kapoor: The hot Goan of Finding Fanny
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-07-02 at 09:59:57

    Actor Arjun Kapoor today shared his look in Homi Adajania directed Finding Fanny on Twitter and he looks smashing as a Goa local.

    153 Shares
    5 twitter shares, 5 retweets and 1 favorites
    11 shares and 128 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones

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