DUSU poll results out today: A look at what Delhi University students were promised

first_imgVotes cast yesterday in the Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) polls are being counted, and the results will be out today.There are candidates from the right-wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the Congress’s student wing — the National Students Union of India (NSUI) — and the Aam Aadmi Party’s student wing: the Chatr-Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (CYSS). According to a Press Trust of India report, the CYSS has an alliance with the All India Students Association (AISA), a left-wing group.At the time when this story was published, the NSUI was leading the race for the president’s post. The ABVP was in front in the contests for three other seats.As you wait for the results, here’s a look at what each of the students’ organisations have promised.THALIS AT RS 10, CCTV CAMERAS AND MOREThe ABVP, which is the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s student wing, promised “to spend 50 per cent of the union’s budget on women and social justice-related activities, along with a special attention on promoting sports and installing sanitary pad vending machines in college campuses”, the PTI report said.What about the Congress’s student wing? The NSUI has “promised the ‘Institute of Eminence’ tag for Delhi University and thalis at Rs 10 in canteens”. The CYSS, on its part, pledged to install CCTV cameras, establish police booths on campus, end the “culture of hooliganism”, and oppose the “commercialisation of education”, the report said.Today’s results are especially interesting since they come months before a general election. As a recent IndiaToday.in report points out, “the party which won the Delhi University Students’ Union election has been victorious in the Lok Sabha election next year on the last five occasions.” You can read that story here.INDIA TODAY SURVEY | The nation’s best collegeslast_img read more

Ashoke Sarkar files complaint against BJP RSS leaders

first_imgKolkata: Former BJP state committee member Ashoke Sarkar has filed a complaint at Bidhannagar East police station against senior BJP and RSS leaders in the state, alleging nepotism and financial corruption over allocation of LPG distribution agency.Sarkar, who did not name any particular leader in his complaint, said: “Dilip Ghosh being the state president of BJP, must be aware of such impropriety associated with allotment of LPG agencies in the state.” Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeHe alleged that in recommending names of people, the BJP leadership has been collecting money from across the state.”The final list of 235 individuals being sent to a senior RSS leader for approval strangely contains a 17 digit numeric code of different oil companies, suggesting that there has been serious breach of secrecy and leak in exclusive government information that may have benefitted BJP and RSS leaders in Bengal in some way or the other. The list has been submitted to the police for necessary action,” Sarkar said.He urged the police to carry a thorough probe over the serious matter and punish the offenders as per law.According to a sources, allegations of financial corruption associated with LPG connection against BJP leaders have come up from Murshidabad and Sonarpur in South 24-Parganas and would go up to the tune of a few crores.last_img read more

Englert and Higgs Win Nobel Prize in Physics After String of Delays

first_img 2 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Higgs and Englert were awarded the Nobel Prize for the theory of how particles acquire mass. Higgs and Englert were awarded “for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass subatomic particles and which recently was confirmed through the discovery of the predicted fundamental particle by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider,” the organization wrote on Twitter.“The awarded theory is a central part of the Standard Model of particle physics that describes how the world is constructed. In 2012, the Higgs particle is discovered at CERN – the missing piece of the Standard Model puzzle,” the organization continued.Related: 10 Traits Entrepreneurs and Einstein Share Francois Englert and Peter W. Higgs were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences after a series of unusual delays.It must have been a close call. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the organization that gives out the Nobel Prize, announced a string of delays on Twitter before finally announcing the decision this morning at 7:45 a.m. ET. COMING UP: additional 15 minute delay, earliest 12:45 pm CET, 2013 #NobelPrize in Physics — Nobelprize_org (@Nobelprize_org) October 8, 2013 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.center_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. October 8, 2013 Register Now »last_img read more