TOP 10 News That Mattered India in 2013
In 2013 India saw a lot of landmarks events that brought smiles to Indian, Hope among Youth, Tears among Families, laws by Indian Judiciary Judgements, Proud of achievements, and many such more news that will someday be recalled as part of history. A year with history on street. Like every year this year was also mixed blend of news with feelings, emotions and achievements. Eduzire summarizes top 10 news that mattered in 2013:
10: Indian saints became demon, Trust that shattered
The spiritual guru, who started preaching in Gujarat in the late 1960s and today owns many ashrams across the country, has been involved in lot of cases. In August 2013, Asaram Bapu was accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl in his Jodhpur Ashram, on the pretext of exorcising her from evil spirits.
Police had booked Asaram and his son Narayan Sai on charges of rape, sexual assault, illegal confinement and other offenses on the complaint lodged by the two sisters, of them the elder one accused Asaram of sexual assaults between 1997 and 2006 when she had been living in his ashram, located on the outskirts of Ahmedabad while the younger sister accused Sai of repeated raping her between 2002 and 2005 when she was living in Surat Ashram.
09: Untold story of 29th state of India: Telengana
After putting off the controversial decision for years and despite raucous opposition from those wanting the state to remain intact, finally the ruling Congress party has given a temporary but final pause to this political drama and agreed to split Andhra Pradesh state in July 2013 and declared to give the final say by January 28th 2014. The assumed consequences can be similar demand among other areas where some groups are seeking statehood are Gorkhaland in West Bengal state, Harit Pradesh in Uttar Pradesh, Vidarbha in Maharashtra, and Maru Pradesh in Rajasthan.
08: Indian Navy floating and diving with nuclear reactor
Indian defense scientists and technologists added another feather to their cap by achieving the crucial of the in-board nuclear reactor. Arihant became India’s first indigenous developed class of nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines with five more in the pipeline. It will also complete India’s nuclear triad capability. The another feat in Indian Navy was INS Vikrant.
The INS Vikrant was floated off the dry docks proving the capability of Indian defense designers and its builders to be able to construct an indigenous aircraft carrier, which will be a 37,500 tonner with STOBAR feature with a ski-jump. Launched in August 2013 at Kochi, marking India’s entry into a elite club of nations that have the capability to build their own aircraft carriers.
Vikrant will complement the INS Vikramaditya as India plans to have three operational aircraft carriers. The aircraft that will add its beauty are twelve Mig-29K and 8 LCA Tejas with other Kamov Ka-31 helicopters.
07: To be or not be case of section 377
A relic from the colonial age, section 377 was introduced in the 1860s, and criminalizes any kind of sexual act that is not peno-vaginal, including anal and oral sex. Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) that criminalizes sexual activities “against the order of nature and does not suffer from the vice of unconstitutionality and the declaration made by the Division Bench of the High court is legally unsustainable adding that amending or repealing Section 377 should be a matter left to Parliament, not the judiciary.
“The act, under section 377, is a non-bailable cognizable offense” and hence the usage and interpretation of the section leaves huge scope for misuse and harassment of the LGBT community.
06: Crying Inflation Basket : Curse of Oh!!nion
Despite the enough availability of onion the supply constraint has been responsible factor for the push-up in prices of Onion and Vegetable. Inflation as measured by the wholesale price index rose to a seven-month high of 6.46 per cent in September. Food inflation was at 18.40 per cent, led by spiraling onion prices. Inflation in onions skyrocketed 323 per cent in September.
After not at all expected support proposal form Pakistan, that was refused, to help Delhi tide over the onion price crisis, the Centre released Rs.15 crore to NAFED to subsidise onions in the Capital so that Mother Dairy and Kendriya Bhandar are able to sell them for Rs.35 per kg.
05: The wrath of Lord Shiva in Uttarkashi
After Tsunami of 2004 it was the worst natural disaster for India taking a toll of more than 5,700 people who were “presumed dead as of July 16 2013. It was a multi-day cloud burst that shattered the dreams of many pilgrims. The further damage was caused by the melting of Chorabari Glacier at the height of 3800 metres and eruption of Mandakani river, the highly effected area were Gobindghat, Kedar Dome, Rudraprayag district, completely obliterating Rambada and Gaurikund.
04: Muzaffarnagar: Lightning Spark shaping to Burning Fire
Whether the story teller say it an accident or eve teasing, the common theme was exchange of bad religious overtone, the killing of three youth which otherwise could have been controlled by system administration took a shape of community clash and then to religious riot, which finally resulted in declaring a curfew. This incident asked many questions about the failing system, vote bank politics, the useless inner vengeance among fanatic Hindu and Muslims, misuse of social media, India shaping into feminine sexual violence state.
03: An attempt to giant leap in Indian History.
Keeping aside Indian Spiritual and Religious talks of Hanuman exploring space, yes India did gave a try into a space with its Manglaayan’s launch and made a shoot to Mars. With a budget of £62m, the unmanned “Mangalayan” orbiter mission would circle the earth, gradually increasing in velocity until booster rockets are fired, setting the craft on route for a 300-day journey to Mars.
If this mission gets successful India will Join the league of triad to form a quad among US, Russia and European Space Agency and will become first among Asian country beating China.
02: The end of an era, The Legend, The God, The ONE of Cricket retires
After 24 glorious years GOD of cricket declared to take rest from all form of International Cricket after adding nearly all batting records under his basket, the records he made are not only preserved as the stats but the playing moment in heart of cricket fans. Tendulkar made his ODI debut on his first international tour, in 1989, against Pakistan in Gujranwala, where he got a duck. His first century took 79 ODIs to arrive but he kept piling them on with remarkable consistency and since then, in his 24-year international career, he played 664 international matches, scoring 34,357 runs and making 100 centuries.
01: Broom that swept the 15 year political presence in one go with just a power of Aam Aadmi
The whole year was moving around the news inculcating the anger of aam aadmi or common man, who among them choose an aam aadmi to be their leader, Arvind Kejriwal and withing 10 months of its formation, it rose up as second biggest party in Delhi Election 2013, making Arvind Kejriwal as the CM of Delhi, overthrowing 15 year rule of Congress. AAP caught public imagination by offering transparency in governance and people-friendly policies. A new wave of politics is taking shape as per expectations of the youths and many more, and expecting AAP to consistently hold the belief of the common man.