Major News and Events of 13 September 2014
What Happened on 13 September 2014
Himachal Pradesh to organise Apple Festival
Fazer, Yamaha's latest version of FZ series
Chattisgarh witnesses 40-45 percent votes cast in by-poll elections
The Indian women's hockey team leaves for Asian Games
Voting begins for Sikkim Assembly Seat
The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) won all the four seats in the Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU) elections. Mohit Nagar of the ABVP won the post of president and received 20,718 votes, Parvesh Malik with 21,935 votes won the post of vice president whereas Kanika Shekhawat won the post of secretary with 18,617 votes and Aashutosh Mathur received 23,133 votes to become the joint secretary. All of them won with a huge margin. Second position was won by the National Students' Union (NSUI).
Himachal Pradesh's tourism department is keen on promoting apples and horticulture industry of the state. To fulfill this ambition, the state tourism department is holding a two-day Apple Festival from September 25. All the varieties of apple will be displayed in the festival to the tourists. Apart from apples, food festival will display variety of dishes which will be one of the main attractions of the entire event. The department will also organise the World Tourism Day will from September 27-28. This will include an Air Show by the Indian Air Force and Army.
Science and Technology
Though no official announcement has been made yet but the 2014 Yamaha Fazer FI Version 2.0 has started coming to the showrooms all across the nation. The expected price of the bike is Rs 94, 305. Many artistic equipment have been added to the bike such as body panel, tail light, tyre hugger, new exhaust pipe, split seats and rear pillion and more. But the mechanical parts of the updated Fazer FI Version 2.0 are almost the same as that of the outgoing model.
The Antagarh assembly by-poll in Chhattisgarh started at 7 a.m. ended at 3 p.m. today. In all 40-45 percents voters i.e. 1.51 lakh persons came to cast votes. Voters cast their votes in 202 polling stations. Need for by-poll came after sitting Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Vikram Usendi left the seat as he got elected to the Lok Sabha from Kanker. There were only two candidates in competition because 10 candidates withdrew their nominations including Manturam Pawar of the Congress. Now the contest is between the BJP's Bhojraj Nag and Rupdhar Pudo of the Ambedkarite Party of India.
The Indian women's hockey team has left for South Korea to participate in the 17th Asian Games. The games are going to be held at the city of Incheon from Sep 19 to Oct 4. Ritu Rani (184 caps) is the Captain of the team whereas Deepika (131 caps) is her deputy. The team has been trained by chief coach Neil Hawgood. Hawgood said that the team displayed a good show in the preparatory camp in Patiala and New Delhi. Strategy for each player has been set up and put into place. Main problems have been identified and tackled. Skipper Ritu said that the team has worked really hard for the Asian Games.
Voting in the by-polls for the Rangang-Yangang assembly constituency in Sikkim has started this morning. The requirement of by-poll arose with the resignation of Chief Minister Pawan Chamling from the seat. A 32-year-old woman Kumari Manger is the contestant from the Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) whereas 26-year-old Bikash Basnet is representing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Other who are contesting include Bishnu Prasad Adhikari of the Congress and Rup Narayan Chamling and an independent candidate. The Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) this time is lending support to the BJP.