1. Sharapova doesn’t know Tendulkar. But do you know any of these Indian athletes?
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-07-04 at 09:54:40

    Indignant at Maria Sharapova admitting she didn’t know who Sachin Tendulkar was, a lot of Indian cricket fans ran an online campaign of sorts to target the Russian tennis player.

    101 twitter shares, 17399 retweets and 66 favorites
    344 shares and 667 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  2. Singapore offers help in Modi’s smart city project
    Published by Times of India on 2014-07-04 at 06:42:43

    In an exclusive conversation with TOI, Shanmugam said, “Singapore wants India to succeed. A strong and vibrant India is essential for peace and stability in Asia.”

    101 twitter shares, 2827 retweets and 76 favorites
    31 shares and 14 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    9 shares on LinkedIn

  3. You can have a hearty meal for Rs 5 in Mumbai, says BJP leader
    Published by Mid Day on 2014-07-04 at 08:42:32

    While your head may still be reeling from the rise in prices of almost every commodity, a BJP leader believes Rs 5 can fetch one a content meal in Mumbai.
    BJP city unit president Ashish Shelar
    If the city BJP president Ashish Shelar is to be believed, one can eat to one’s heart’s content for just R5. He said this while speaking at the party’s state executive meet held in Andheri Sports Complex.
    “This is Mumbai, where we have big restaurants and the most expensive dishes on one hand. On the other hand, one can also have sufficient food for R5. Mumbai is the best example of have and have-nots,” he said at the meeting.
    Shelar used the Marathi word ‘potbhar’ (stomachful, literally). A vada pav costs nearly Rs 12, and a pani puri plate now makes you lighter by Rs 20. When asked where exactly could one procure such a meal, Shelar said, “A poor man gets food. He gets food even at the Mahim dargah, where people give them food for Rs 2 and Rs 5.”
    However, he denied using the word ‘potbhar’. Shelar claimed he was trying to lend context to a statement that Mumbai has everything for everyone. “My statement shouldn’t be judged out of context. I was referring to the situation in Mumbai.”
    Cheap talkShelar has joined a league of politicians who claim one can eat sufficiently for a pittance. Actor and former Congress MP Raj Babbar had said that one could fill one’s stomach for R12 in Mumbai, and he insisted it wasn’t just with vada pav. A dozen rupees could fetch roti, vegetables and dal rice, he believed.
    His fellow Congress party leader Rasheed Masood claimed that R5 was enough to get a meal in Delhi. Lowering the bar even further was former Union Minister and NC leader Farooq Abdullah, who believed one could eat even for Rs 1, depending on what one wanted to eat.
    These bizarre comments had come in defence of the Planning Commission’s figures released in 2013, which had pegged the poverty line at a daily expenditure of Rs 33 in cities.

    82 twitter shares, 2769 retweets and 32 favorites
    17 shares and 3 likes on Facebook

  4. Is Bangalore Becoming New Start-Up Capital of the World?
    Published by NDTV on 2014-07-04 at 07:23:20

    With costs of setting up start-ups becoming a challenge in the erstwhile capital of the Bay Area in California and given the barriers to immigration and cost of talent, is Bangalore becoming the new s…

    101 twitter shares, 1866 retweets and 62 favorites
    167 shares and 98 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    36 shares on LinkedIn

  5. LIVE: PM Narendra Modi flags off special train to Vaishno Devi
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-07-04 at 10:31:34

    The train will traverse through seven tunnels and over 30 small and large bridges. There will be a small station – Chakrakhwal – between Udhampur and Katra.

    88 twitter shares, 1468 retweets and 87 favorites
    24 shares and 292 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares, 13 plus ones and 1 reshares

  6. 10 things you don’t really want to know about KRK
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-07-04 at 10:31:41

    Kamaal R Khan, popularly known as KRK, has always been in the news for the wrong reasons. Among the list of controversies he has created, we bring to you 10 things you really don’t want to know about KRK.

    94 twitter shares, 1147 retweets and 47 favorites
    56 shares and 266 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares

  7. Delhibound Spicejet flight escapes Taliban bombing at Kabul airport
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-07-04 at 09:13:20

    More than a hundred passengers on board a Spicejet flight had a lucky escape on Thursday after suspected Taliban insurgents fired rockets into Kabul international airport

    59 twitter shares, 1480 retweets and 16 favorites
    5 shares and 2 likes on Facebook

  8. Modi not to take Press delegation for BRICS meet
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-07-04 at 03:09:32

    With Prime Minister Narendra Modi deciding to not take the media along with him to Brazil for the BRICS Summit mid-July, it could be curtains down for the well-established practice of Premiers tra…

    103 twitter shares, 1184 retweets and 33 favorites
    18 shares and 9 likes on Facebook

  9. NDA plans to rebuild image of Hindutva icon Syama Prasad Mookerji
    Published by Times of India on 2014-07-04 at 03:43:12

    A 1953 BBC interview of Bharatiya Jana Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerji on future of Indian democracy is being retrieved and restored with government help by BJP-affiliated Dr Shyama Prasad Mookerji Reserch Foundation.

    102 twitter shares, 951 retweets and 86 favorites
    1 Google+ Shares

  10. Get French visas in 48 hours from next year
    Published by Times of India on 2014-07-04 at 03:50:05

    Come 2015 and France will start issuing tourist visas to Indians in 48 hours, French ambassador to India François Richier told TOI, making Paris the most easily accessible European capital for Indian tourists.

    61 twitter shares, 947 retweets and 29 favorites

  11. Forgive Sharapova, guess who else didn’t know Tendulkar
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-07-04 at 08:50:13

    When asked, another well-read and well-travelled celebrity with India connection was unaware of Sachin Tendulkar. That, while watching a cricket match. The person is the Dalai Lama.

    29 twitter shares, 106 retweets and 10 favorites
    128 shares and 651 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  12. Sheila Dikshit’s house had 31 ACs, 14 heaters
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-07-04 at 02:37:45

    When Sheila Dikshit was the Chief Minister of Delhi, her official residence on Motilal Nehru Marg had 31 air conditioners, 15 desert coolers, 16 air purifiers and 14 heaters installed on the premi…

    37 twitter shares, 227 retweets and 4 favorites
    188 shares and 381 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  13. Brazil: Flyover Collapses in World Cup City, Crushes Vehicles
    Published by NDTV on 2014-07-04 at 06:42:13

    An unfinished overpass collapsed in the Brazilian World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte on Thursday, leaving at least one person dead and casting a shadow over a tournament that has suffered repeated …

    95 twitter shares, 685 retweets and 17 favorites
    16 shares on Facebook

  14. I will not be part of Modi’s security meet in J&K: Omar Abdullah
    Published by Times of India on 2014-07-04 at 05:49:27

    Jammu & Kashmir CM Omar Abdullah on Thursday said he would not be part of PM Narendra Modi’s security meeting in Srinagar during his two-day visit starting on Friday.

    102 twitter shares, 660 retweets and 29 favorites
    2 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  15. MasterCard & Visa face big assault from goverment’s RuPay
    Published by Economic Times on 2014-07-04 at 07:10:05

    For the first time in their 30-year existence, Visa and MasterCard, the world’s largest payment companies, are facing the heat in India.

    87 twitter shares, 450 retweets and 41 favorites
    3 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    53 shares on LinkedIn

  16. More homes turn to PDS; wheat offtake triples since 2005
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-07-04 at 02:06:48

    Official government statistics indicate that there has been a turnaround in India’s Public Distribution System (PDS). The share of households consuming PDS rice has nearly doubled over seven years…

    31 twitter shares, 508 retweets and 22 favorites

  17. ‘Abducted’ Indian nurses reach Mosul, unharmed
    Published by Times of India on 2014-07-04 at 09:03:39

    The 46 nurses trapped in a Tikrit hospital for the past few weeks were kidnapped and taken in buses from Tikrit to Mosul by a team of Sunni insurgents.

    78 twitter shares, 365 retweets and 13 favorites
    28 shares and 7 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  18. India to host annual talks with US again
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-07-04 at 08:04:55

    India and the United States have agreed to break from tradition and let New Delhi host their annual strategic dialogue for the second year running at the end of this month

    48 twitter shares, 392 retweets and 30 favorites
    2 shares on Facebook

  19. Pranab’s son: Tapas Paul’s rape remark a slip of tongue
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-07-04 at 08:56:38

    Abhjiit Mukherjee said that Tapas Paul has apologised and the debate should not be dragged any further.

    33 twitter shares, 276 retweets and 2 favorites
    16 shares and 99 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares, 1 plus ones and 1 reshares

  20. Sensex rangebound; top fifteen stocks in focus
    Published by Economic Times on 2014-07-04 at 09:55:54

    The Nifty was at 7,728.70, up 13.90 points or 0.18 per cent. It touched intraday high of 7,731.45 and a low of 7,708.90 in trade today.

    14 twitter shares, 4 retweets and 4 favorites
    224 shares and 19 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 7 plus ones and 2 reshares
    50 views on StumbleUpon

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