Top 5 news at 1pm on Sept 10: DUSU polls results; Shahabuddin released; Gold at Paralympics and more

10 September 2016, 01:09 PM

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh affiliated student party ABVP has won the positions of President, Vice President & Secretary in the latest Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) elections, while NSUI secured the position of Joint Secretary. Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) strongman Mohammad Shahabuddin on Saturday walked out of prison on bail after 11 years with much fanfare and praised party chief Lalu Prasad. From Prime Minister Narendra Modi to India's lone individual Olympic gold-medallist Abhinav Bindra, congratulatory messages poured in from all corners for Rio Paralympic Games' T-42 high-jump gold-medallist Mariyappan Thangavelu and bronze winner Varun Bhati. Here are the top headlines of the hour: 

1. DUSU polls results: ABVP wins Pres, VP and Secy posts, NSUI wins Joint Secy

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh affiliated student party ABVP has won the positions of President, Vice President & Secretary in the latest Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) elections, while NSUI secured the position of Joint Secretary. From ABVP winners are Amit Tanwar - President, Priyanka Chabri - VP, Ankit Sangwan - Secretary. Mohit Sangwan from NSUI has been elected as Joint Secretary.

2. 'A little damage has happened', says Shahabuddin when asked whether prolonged jail term harmed him politically

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) strongman Mohammad Shahabuddin on Saturday walked out of prison on bail after 11 years with much fanfare and praised party chief Lalu Prasad. However, the RJD's 'Bahubali' leader clearly hinted that that there was no love lost between him and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

3. Rio Paralympic: PM Modi, Abhinav Bindra praise medallists for gold and bronze

From Prime Minister Narendra Modi to India's lone individual Olympic gold-medallist Abhinav Bindra, congratulatory messages poured in from all corners for Rio Paralympic Games' T-42 high-jump gold-medallist Mariyappan Thangavelu and bronze winner Varun Bhati. “India is elated! Congratulations to Mariyappan Thangavelu on winning a gold & Varun Singh Bhati for the bronze at the #Paralympics,” Modi tweeted for the duo.

4. Delhi shamed again: Woman gangraped by auto driver, his friend in Laxmi Nagar; cops nab culprits

Another horrific rape incident came from Delhi where a woman was gang raped by an auto driver and his friend on Friday morning. The incident happened at Pusa road near Laxmi Nagar. The woman boarded their auto for New Delhi railway station at around 4AM in the morning; she was supposed to catch her train for Lucknow.

5. US Open 2016: Novak Djokovic beats Gael Monfils in semis, to face Stan Wawrinka in final

Novak Djokovic's strange US Open path took another odd turn as the defending champion defied stultifying humidity and the controversial tactics of Gael Monfils to book a title showdown with Stan Wawrinka. World number one and defending champion Djokovic prevailed 6-3 6-2 3-6 6-2 in a bizarre semi-final last night that saw 10th-seeded Monfils roundly booed and accused of not trying.

First Published: Saturday, September 10, 2016 01:05 PM
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