New Delhi: In a bid to increase their voter base, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has appointed state unit chiefs for five states. These appointments have been done keeping mind the Caste and community demographics of the state. In other news, giving assurance to farmland owners and workers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the government is working on a permanent solution to drought.

B.S. Yeddyurappa named Karnataka BJP president

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday appointed former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa as president of the state unit and chose new chiefs for four other state chapters. The appointments have been made mainly with an eye on caste and community calculations that would help the BJP increase its vote base in each of the states. Read More.

Narendra Modi says govt working for permanent solution to drought

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said his government was working on a plan to irrigate parched farmlands in order to arrive at a permanent solution to drought in many parts of the country. “We are working on a big scheme to bring water to farmlands. We need to have a permanent solution to the drought," the prime minister said in an election rally in Rangia. Read More.

Fresh protests erupt in NIT Srinagar

Fresh protests on Friday rocked the National Institute of Technology (NIT) in Srinagar as the outstation students took out a march in the campus to press for their demands which includes shifting the institute out of Kashmir. A group of students tried to march towards the main gate but were stopped by the security force personnel on duty inside the campus, officials said. Read More

Rajnath Singh meets NSA, discusses Pakistan, NIT Srinagar issues

Home minister Rajnath Singh on Friday discussed with top officials, including NSA Ajit Doval, the security situation in the country, including the tension at NIT Srinagar and the denial of permission to an NIA team to visit Pakistan in connection with the Pathankot attack. Read More

EC to appoint central observers in Tamil Nadu flying squads

The Election Commission of India (ECI) will appoint a central observer in all flying squads ahead of the 16 May Tamil Nadu assembly polls, chief election commissioner Nasim Zaidi said on Friday. Read More

Country suffered due to ‘remote control’, Assam should not: Narendra Modi

Attacking the Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the country has suffered due to ‘backseat driving’ and ‘remote control’ and warned people of Assam against an unstable government in the state. Addressing a poll meeting in Raha, he asked the people to elect a BJP-led government with absolute majority and defeat the forces which were spreading rumours to create political instability in Assam and stop the state from embarking on the path of development. Read More