SP main rival in UP polls, not decided on CM face: Amit Shah

New Delhi , May 25

BJP president Amit Shah on Wednesday said the party has not decided if it will project a chief ministerial candidate for the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls next year and that the ruling Samajwadi Party would be the BJP's main rival.

CPI-M’s ad blitzkrieg draws flak

Thiruvananthapuram , May 25

The CPI-M’s decision to loosen the purse strings to have national dailies carry front-page advertisements announcing the swearing-in ceremony of the party’s Chief Minister designate in Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan, on Wednesday has drawn flak and invited ridicule from various quarters.

PM congratulates new Kerala CM

New Delhi , May 25

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday congratulated Pinarayi Vijayan on being sworn in as the new Kerala chief minister.

Cabinet approves IIT status to six colleges

New Delhi , May 25

The Union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday granted ex-post facto approval to the amendment to The Institutes of Technology Act, 1961 to give IIT status to six colleges, an official said.

Poachers arrested with pangolin scales in Madhya Pradesh

New Delhi , May 25

Over three kilogram of scales of the 'critically endangered' Indian pangolin, intended to be sold in the Chinese market, were confiscated from three poachers in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, in a joint operation by the wildlife conservation organisation, Wildlife SOS, the state forest department and police.

Jayalalithaa thanks Modi over ST list

Chennai , May 25

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Wednesday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the union cabinet's approval for the inclusion of Malayali Gounder, Narikoravan and Kuruvikaran communities in the list of scheduled tribes.

Gujarat student files caveat on NEET ordinance

New Delhi , May 25

A Gujarat based student on Wednesday filed a caveat in the Supreme Court seeking to be heard in the event of any challenge to the ordinance exempting states from the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET).