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DUSU elections, hurricane Florence, cracker explosion in Erode, and other news in pictures |TTI

11:00 am

Over one lakh students to vote in DUSU polls

Polling is under way for the Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) election and will be conducted in two sessions from 8.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. for day classes and from 3.00 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. for evening classes.

The election dynamics this year has undergone a change with the AISA forming an alliance with the CYSS; giving students a third option that does not practice the brand of “money and muscle politics” synonymous with DUSU elections.

The ABVP and the NSUI are looking to bag all four posts after bagging two seats each last year. The NSUI had won the post of president and vice-president while the ABVP got the position secretary and joint secretary.

10.45 am

Children as ‘Bharathiyar’

Children dressed up as poet Bharathi to mark his deathh anniversary at Ettayapuram in Thoothukudi district on Wednesday.

Children dressed up as poet Bharathi to mark his deathh anniversary at Ettayapuram in Thoothukudi district on Wednesday.
 
| Photo Credit: N. Rajesh


 

The 97th death anniversary  of Tamil poet ‘Mahakavi’ C. Subramania Bharathi was celebrated at his birth place in Ettayapuram on Wednesday.  Hundreds of students clad in white turban, jacket and dhoti, resembling Bharathi, took out a rally across the town.

 

9.30 am

Hurricane Florence to hit North Carolina

A view shows Ocean Boulevard empty of tourists after mandatory evacuations were declared for South Carolina coastal areas ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Florence in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, U.S. September 11, 2018.

A view shows Ocean Boulevard empty of tourists after mandatory evacuations were declared for South Carolina coastal areas ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Florence in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, U.S. September 11, 2018.  
| Photo Credit:
REUTERS


 

Hurricane Florence, on track to become the first Category 4 storm to make a direct hit on North Carolina in six decades, howled closer to shore on Tuesday, threatening to unleash deadly pounding surf, days of torrential rain and severe flooding.

Fierce winds and massive waves are expected to lash the coasts of North and South Carolina and Virginia even before Florence makes landfall by early Friday

Authorities took extraordinary measures to move people out of harm’s way. More than 1 million residents have been ordered to evacuate from the coastline of the three states, while university campuses, schools and factories were being shuttered.

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Three killed in explosion in Erode

Police officials at the site of explosion in Erode on Wednesday.

Police officials at the site of explosion in Erode on Wednesday.  
| Photo Credit: M. Govarthan

Three persons were killed and five others suffered injuries when fire crackers that were being unloaded from a vehicle exploded at a street in Erode on Wednesday.

 

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