1. Will Narendra Modi announce names of Governors for 7 states today?
    Published by DNA India on 2014-07-06 at 10:42:29

    The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government is likely to announce names of the Governors to be appointed in the seven states on Sunday. 
    The new appointments by the central government will come after the governors of the states were reportedly asked to stepped down as they were appointed by the erstwhile Congress government. 
    The names of former finance minister Yashwant Sinha, former MP Lalji Tandon and former union minister Ram Naik are doing the rounds.  
    Uttar Pradesh Governor BL Joshi, Chhattisgarh Governor Shekhar Dutt and Nagaland Governor Ashwani Kumar had earlier stepped down from their respective posts. MK Narayanan (West Bengal) and BV Wanchoo (Goa) put in their papers later. 
    Meanwhile, Karnataka Governor HR Bhardwaj and Tripura Governor Devanand Konwar retired. Bhardwaj was the Law Minister in UPA-I while Konwar was a former Congress Minister in Assam.  Both were appointed as Governors of their respective states in 2009.
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    The government had earlier suggested that the appointment of some new Governors will be done before the Budget Session of Parliament beginning July 7, saying a concrete situation will emerge only after three to four days. "I will not rule out anything now," Home Minister Rajnath Singh had told reporters. He was replying to a question on the possibility of appointment of some Governors before the start of the Parliament session. "I will be able to tell you only after 3-4 days," he said. Read more
    First published on Zee News 
     
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  2. Van Gaals lands Krul blow on Costa Ricas dream run Dutch face Argentina in semis
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-07-06 at 00:10:53

    Supersub goalkeeper Tim Krul was the hero as the Netherlands ended their penalty shootout jinx to beat Costa Rica and set up a World Cup semifinal showdown with Argentina on Saturday Krul Played for 10 minutes achieved fame for lifetime

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    102 twitter shares, 5051 retweets and 114 favorites
    11 shares and 3 likes on Facebook

  3. Youth who took on liquor mafia killed in Bengal, body chopped into pieces
    Published by Indian Express on 2014-07-06 at 04:27:49

    Pradip Chakraborty, an eyewitness, told the police that he saw Sourav being murdered after he was tortured.

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    105 twitter shares, 3200 retweets and 47 favorites
    45 shares and 12 likes on Facebook
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  4. ‘Modi is very focussed on what India needs’
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-07-06 at 00:35:15

    Singapore Foreign Minister K. Shanmugam, who met Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier this week, tells The Hindu in an interview in Chennai that Mr. Modi was “focussed” in outlining the…

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    101 twitter shares, 2824 retweets and 74 favorites
    25 shares and 15 likes on Facebook
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  5. World Cup quarterfinals: Argentina beats Belgium 1-0 to reach semis
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-07-06 at 00:09:51

    Gonzalo Higuain’s first goal of this World Cup sent Argentina into the semifinals on Saturday with a 1-0 win over a disappointing Belgium. Match Report | Match Photos

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    100 twitter shares, 360 retweets and 56 favorites
    267 shares and 2106 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares, 14 plus ones and 1 reshares

  6. Insecure Indians: The Maria Sharapova haters should just grow up
    Published by FirstPost on 2014-07-06 at 10:08:49

    On 2 July in a press conference, Maria Sharapova, five times a Grand Slam winner, admitted she had no idea who Tendulkar was.
    The post Insecure Indians: The Maria Sharapova haters should just grow up appeared first on Firstpost.

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    102 twitter shares, 586 retweets and 33 favorites
    579 shares and 1510 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares, 2 plus ones and 1 reshares

  7. Rural Punjab high on illicit liquor from lizard for stronger kick
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-07-06 at 08:55:18

    Sources revealed that the liquor mafia is using lizard skins, alprazolam tablets and Iodex, besides intoxicating powders, to make the brew stronger.

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    71 twitter shares, 1862 retweets and 27 favorites
    69 shares and 190 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones

  8. Kolkata: Student Who Protested Against Illicit Liquor and Drugs Found Dead; Locals Protest
    Published by NDTV on 2014-07-06 at 09:27:01

    A college student who was known to have protested against illicit liquor and drug dens in his locality about 30 km from Kolkata, was found dead on Saturday morning, leading to huge protests and rail a…

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    94 twitter shares, 1284 retweets and 25 favorites
    19 shares and 1 likes on Facebook
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  9. PM Modi shuts out media circus communicates directly in doses
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-07-06 at 00:40:52

    On his first trip abroad as PM Modi took along representatives of Doordarshan AIR and select news agencies Unlike his predecessor he has not appointed any highprofile journalist as his press adviser

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    102 twitter shares, 1246 retweets and 45 favorites
    22 shares and 2 likes on Facebook
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  10. 200 more Indians from Iraq return home today
    Published by Times of India on 2014-07-06 at 08:14:00

    Two-hundred Indians landed here from Najaf in trouble-torn Iraq on a special chartered flight of Iraq Airways early on Sunday.

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    101 twitter shares, 1013 retweets and 25 favorites
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  11. After nurses, another 200 Indians return from Iraq
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-07-06 at 10:07:04

    More passengers are expected to be airlifted and brought back from Iraq over the next two days from special flights including that of Air India.

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    54 twitter shares, 831 retweets and 20 favorites
    15 shares and 194 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 10 plus ones

  12. 200 Indians return from Iraq another 400 to arrive in 48 hours
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-07-06 at 07:46:17

    A day after 46 Indian nurses returned to Kochi in Kerala from Iraq an Iraqi Airways special chartered flight carrying 200 more Indian nationals from Najaf in Delhi on early Sunday morning according to NDTV report

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    61 twitter shares, 872 retweets and 29 favorites
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  13. Afghanistan looks to build new capital on Naya Raipur model
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-07-06 at 08:50:11

    A group of Afghan officials have been in Raipur to study planning, funding management and development of the city under Naya Raipur Development Authority.

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    32 twitter shares, 578 retweets and 39 favorites
    18 shares and 245 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones

  14. Netherlands inflict Krul penalty loss on Costa Rica to reach semifinals
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-07-06 at 06:32:32

    Netherlands’ goalkeeper Tim Krul made two saves to help his team beat Costa Rica 4-3 in the penalty shootout. Match Report | Match Photos

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    105 twitter shares, 548 retweets and 41 favorites
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  15. Van Gaal’s Krul masterstroke takes Netherlands into World Cup semis
    Published by FirstPost on 2014-07-06 at 09:16:48

    Leading into the semi-final against the Netherlands, Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella is going to have a few sleepless nights. He is about to run into a man who has quite clearly established himself as the best coach of the 2014 World Cup.
    The post Van Gaal’s Krul masterstroke takes Netherlands into World Cup semis appeared first on Firstpost.

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    36 twitter shares, 608 retweets and 23 favorites
    6 shares and 1 likes on Facebook

  16. What did Chidambaram do to leave FM with half empty coffers?
    Published by Economic Times on 2014-07-06 at 10:29:10

    The fiscal deficit is already close to half of the budgeted amount for the year, leaving Jaitley — at the receiving end of some inventive accounting.

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    71 twitter shares, 528 retweets and 31 favorites
    30 shares and 5 likes on Facebook
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  17. Incest rape on the rise, according to NCRB data
    Published by Times of India on 2014-07-06 at 05:52:59

    It is the deepest, darkest secret in any family that is now being nudged in to light. Incest rape—rape by a family member like a brother or father– is widely acknowledged as one of the most under-reported crime.

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    69 twitter shares, 560 retweets and 21 favorites

  18. Another 200 Indian Nationals Return From Iraq
    Published by NDTV on 2014-07-06 at 07:54:32

    A day after 46 Indian nurses returned to Kochi in Kerala from war-torn Iraq, a special chartered flight carrying 200 more Indians from Najaf landed at the Delhi International Airport this morning.

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    101 twitter shares, 384 retweets and 18 favorites
    36 shares and 8 likes on Facebook
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  19. BJP slams Akhilesh Yadav for his appeasement policy
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-07-06 at 09:15:23

    A BJP leader told that they sent a report to the Home Minister Rajnath Singh in which they have stated that there were 14 mosques on Kanth before Akhilesh took over as CM in March 2012 and since then six more have come up.

    545 Shares
    25 twitter shares, 215 retweets and 21 favorites
    9 shares and 274 likes on Facebook
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  20. Mid-Air Drama as Air New Zealand Pilot Locks Co-Pilot Out of Cockpit
    Published by NDTV on 2014-07-06 at 09:36:01

    Air New Zealand has stood down two pilots after a mid-air drama in which the airline said the first officer was locked out of the cockpit during a trans-Tasman flight.

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    99 twitter shares, 426 retweets and 12 favorites

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