1. HD Deve Gowda has backed Rahul Gandhi for the prime ministerial post. 2. While Congress is working on seat sharing formulas with JDS, BJP is set to drop old faces. 3. Malayali women start Ready To Wait campaign aimed to support the restriction on entry of Women in Kerala’s Sabarimala temple. 4. The Centre confirmed o that groundwater in the Thoothukudi where Sterlite is located, is polluted. 5. The work for building Andhra Pradesh’s new capital Amravati has taken a hit after Hyderabad court stayed the land acquisition at Undavalli village. 6. To reduce the pollution in the capital city, Hyderabad Metro Rail Corporation has launched electric bike service. The Metro e-bikes will cost as low as Rs 4 per kilometre.