Wednesday, December 9, 2015

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Newspapers Headlines

The upcoming visit of External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj to Afghanistan, dominates the headlines of most papers. In a story headlined "K-word sparked Bangkok meet ", Hindustan Times suggests that the warmth in the Indo-Pak relationship visible in Paris - was injected only after India agreed to include the word Kashmir in the joint statement at Ufa.

Most newspapers have also noted the Delhi High Court's rejection of the Gandhis plea, which could result in them, having to appear in person in the trial today. "High Court rejects Sonia, Rahul pleas: conduct smacks of criminality" is the Indian Express headline.

"Supreme Court wants all acid attack victims, to get disability quota" is the Hindustan Times headline. The paper reports that the apex court has ordered all states and Union Territories, to consider acid attack survivors as disabled people, so that they could benefit from government schemes meant for physically handicapped people.

Many newspapers have also published photographs of the victorious Indian cricket team on their front page. The Indian Express has - in a photo captioned "The Winning Moment" - captured the Indian team's celebrations after winning the fourth test against South Africa and clinching the test series 3-0.

"No detention till class 8 : HRD all set to scrap policy". The Asian Age reports that the government is likely to reverse the no-detention policy till class 8, adding that the Class 10 board exams are also likely to be restored.

In a story captioned, "AIR DD archives to go on sale online", the Hindu reports that Prasar Bharati in an effort to monetise its archives has decided to offer its treasure of music, plays and documentaries for sale online.

And finally India will join the league of Europe and the United States by setting up a chain of observatories across the Himalayas, deserts and islands to monitor the impact of climate change, report the Hindustan Times.

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