Thursday, December 26, 2013

The Most Surprising Photos of 2013

The Most Surprising Photos of 2013


    Indian Army initiating court-martial proceedings against six of its men in the Machchil encounter case figures prominently in newspaper headlines today. A military court will try six soldiers including a Colonel and a Major for gunning down three civilians in North Kashmir's Machhil are a in 2010, reports Hindustan Times.
    Aam Admi Party's convener Arvind Kejriwal scheduled swearing in as the seventh Chief Minister of Delhi this Saturday at the Ramlila Maidan is a prominent headline story in almost all papers. The Indian Express and other papers say that AAP promises 700 liters of free water daily to every household within 24 hours, and passage of Jan Lokpal Bill within 15 days of assuming office.
    The Times of India writes that although inflation has been an area of concern for some years, a study has shown that school fees have seen the most dramatic spike in the last nine years, of  about 433 per cent.
    From a barren piece of land in 2004, to a lush green sanctuary hosting birds, mammals, reptiles and rare Ayurvedic plants, butterflies and insects, the Aaravali Biodiversity Park  is the most incredible transformation that Delhi has seen so far says Mail Today. Spread across 692 acres in Vasant Kunj area, the park has been rejuvenated by the DDA writes Mail Today.
    The Tribune has a unique story about a village in Haryana where in smoking has not been allowed for the past 400 years. The village Bulla Kheri in Jind has excommunicated many of its residents along with their families  for smoking adds the paper.
    The Delhi Police on Tuesday evening traced a group of six minor children hours after they went missing from West Delhi's Uttam Nagar. The Asian Age, Tribune and Hindu have reported that the children left their homes in the morning without informing their parents, visited India Gate and some cine malls in the New Delhi area, had dinner at a Gurudwara and spent the night in a park. A mega search and photographs posted on Zipnet helped in the recovery of these Children.
    And finally, the Indian Express writes about the world's first standing classroom launched in Australia. As part of an experiment by the heart and diabetes Institute in a unique effort to combat childhood obesity and Type-II diabetes, a primary school in Melbourne has been fitted with adjustable desks that allow children to sit or stand says the paper.

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