1. Kashmiri pandits pray at Sopore temple after 23 years
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-07-03 at 11:30:55

    Though the temple was never locked, prayers were never performed here for the past two decades.

    8291 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 7712 retweets and 38 favorites
    39 shares and 401 likes on Facebook

  2. In Big Infrastructure Push, PM Modi Is Watching Four Ministries
    Published by NDTV on 2014-07-03 at 11:45:12

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has outlined a plan to put four infrastructure ministries on top gear with his own office keeping regular tabs on their progress through monthly meetings.

    6208 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 6089 retweets and 6 favorites
    9 shares and 1 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  3. Shah gets Z-plus security amid talk of taking over as BJP chief
    Published by Times of India on 2014-07-03 at 06:23:03

    Narendra Modi confidante and BJP General Secretary Amit Shah was on Wednesday accorded ‘Z-plus’ category security by the home ministry following high threat perception.

    5391 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 5206 retweets and 58 favorites
    17 shares and 8 likes on Facebook

  4. China bans Ramadan fast in Muslim northwest
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-07-03 at 07:30:48

    Statements posted in the past several days on websites of schools, government agencies and local party organizations the ban was aimed at protecting students’ wellbeing and preventing use of schools and government offices to promote religion.

    4542 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 4313 retweets and 61 favorites
    26 shares and 39 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  5. At 315 million, India has the most students in world
    Published by Times of India on 2014-07-03 at 04:58:28

    India has the second largest population in the world and so most population related numbers are bound to be big, but even so recently released Census 2011 data throws up a startling statistic — the number of students is a gigantic 315 million.

    4253 Shares
    105 twitter shares, 3852 retweets and 85 favorites
    118 shares and 58 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    34 shares on LinkedIn

  6. Oil companies made Rs 50,000 crore profit in 2007-12, CAG report says
    Published by Times of India on 2014-07-03 at 06:03:30

    The public sector oil marketing companies are making profits by selling oil and petroleum products to consumers, contrary to the perception that they are selling oil at a loss.

    2717 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 2349 retweets and 42 favorites
    157 shares and 63 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  7. Rs 100cr likely to be allocated for virtual classrooms
    Published by Times of India on 2014-07-03 at 07:15:09

    The Modi government’s first budget is likely to provide for a virtual class room project to provide quality education to students in schools and colleges in villages and small towns. The project is planned with an initial funding of Rs 100 crore.

    1520 Shares
    68 twitter shares, 1393 retweets and 35 favorites
    16 shares and 8 likes on Facebook

  8. It Rains in Mumbai, Pours in Metro, Goes Viral on Twitter
    Published by NDTV on 2014-07-03 at 08:14:32

    As heavy rains lashed Mumbai on Wednesday, photos and a video of a compartment of the Mumbai Metro with a wildly leaking roof went viral online.

    1388 Shares
    92 twitter shares, 846 retweets and 47 favorites
    237 shares and 159 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  9. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg on Her Favourite Post by PM Narendra Modi
    Published by NDTV on 2014-07-03 at 01:47:44

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the world’s second most popular politician, with over 18 million Facebook friends, says Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook. US president Obama is the …

    1343 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 956 retweets and 24 favorites
    126 shares and 127 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  10. Modi’s associate Amit Shah gets ‘Z-plus’ category security
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-07-03 at 09:04:08

    Shah, a close associate of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will be guarded by paramilitary CRPF commandos round the clock and armed guards will be posted at his residence.

    1326 Shares
    71 twitter shares, 957 retweets and 82 favorites
    17 shares and 194 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones

  11. ISIS takes aim at India urges Muslims to fight for their dignity
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-07-03 at 10:41:05

    Abu Bakr alBaghdadi in a chilling 20minute audio released late on Tuesday said that Muslims rights were being violated in India The inclusion of India in ISIS targets has raised fears about Indians trapped in Iraqi cities controlled by ISIS ISIS chief confirms Indians could be part of insurgent group

    1259 Shares
    70 twitter shares, 1148 retweets and 14 favorites
    14 shares and 11 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  12. Dowry law misused by disgruntled housewives, stop automatic arrests: SC
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-07-03 at 09:34:37

    The court has directed all state governments to ensure that the police satisfy themselves before making an arrest.

    858 Shares
    48 twitter shares, 736 retweets and 21 favorites
    32 shares and 18 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  13. Modi draws Twitter, Facebook deeper into government
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-07-03 at 09:22:35

    Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, who is promoting the potential of Facebook as a tool for small businesses and economic expansion, will meet I&B Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday and has requested a meeting with Modi.

    810 Shares
    52 twitter shares, 682 retweets and 68 favorites
    7 shares and 1 likes on Facebook

  14. BSE shuts all markets due to network outage
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-07-03 at 10:55:11

    The exchange also said all previous orders in the order book before network outage will get cancelled.

    731 Shares
    28 twitter shares, 576 retweets and 14 favorites
    4 shares and 109 likes on Facebook

  15. RSS man will head historical research body
    Published by Times of India on 2014-07-03 at 06:15:31

    Yellapragada Sudershan Rao, the new chairperson of Indian Council of Historical Research, is an active member of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s Akhil Bharatiya Itihas Sankalan Yojana and heads its Andhra Pradesh chapter.

    727 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 469 retweets and 32 favorites
    78 shares and 43 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Angela Merkel picks Narendra Modi over Cup final
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-07-03 at 00:26:51

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has accepted Chancellor Angela Merkels invitation for a twoday visit to Germany on way to Brazil for the annual Brics summit that opens July 15 HT has learnt

    705 Shares
    56 twitter shares, 586 retweets and 31 favorites
    25 shares and 7 likes on Facebook

  17. Up to 20,000 teachers in Bihar hired on forged degrees
    Published by Indian Express on 2014-07-03 at 02:01:02

    That’s a conservative estimate as govt scans 1.42 lakh recruited during Nitish rule; 779 sacked so far.

    618 Shares
    46 twitter shares, 518 retweets and 18 favorites
    22 shares and 13 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  18. Hope Centre will not squeeze J&K for petty politics: Omar
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-07-03 at 11:31:51

    An alliance with the BJP is not happening, says Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. In an exclusive interview with The Hindu’s Suhasini Haidar, he speaks about…

    437 Shares
    32 twitter shares, 210 retweets and 20 favorites
    40 shares and 135 likes on Facebook

  19. Behind closed doors, didi warns Trinamool leaders against Tapas Pal-like ‘slips’
    Published by Times of India on 2014-07-03 at 06:00:16

    Mamata — who realizes all too well how much Pal’s hate speech has hurt her and the party — was fuming at a meeting originally scheduled to decide Trinamool’s parliament strategy.

    430 Shares
    54 twitter shares, 330 retweets and 26 favorites
    15 shares and 5 likes on Facebook

  20. Stop complaining of spying, make cyber security foolproof: Experts
    Published by Times of India on 2014-07-03 at 06:09:51

    India may have called US diplomats to protest the alleged snooping by NSA on BJP, but former spies and cyber security experts say India should be rather looking at how it can protect itself from such surveillance than lodging a complaint.

    409 Shares
    36 twitter shares, 346 retweets and 21 favorites
    5 shares on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

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