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Reports by Manik Mahna

CWG tickets will only be sold in black says Organizing Committee

CWG tickets will only be sold in black says Organizing Committee

Aug 17, 2010 Comments

Under pressure to recover costs and attract sponsorships, the Organizing Committee of the Commonwealth Games has decided to sell the event tickets in black to generate revenues many times higher than originally targeted. The decision was taken after the official merchandiser of the games pulled out a few days back, dousing all hopes of generating revenues from planned sales of stuffed Shera and Qutub Minar saucers.

Naxal leader Kishenji joins Twitter, government hopeful of dialogue

Naxal leader Kishenji joins Twitter, government hopeful of dialogue

Jul 28, 2010 Comments

In a move that has surprised many, dreaded Naxal leader Kishenji aka Koteshwar Rao has registered himself on the popular social networking site Twitter. He will now be tweeting from the user ID @naughtykishen77. Home minister P. Chidambaram has welcomed the development and hoped that there could finally be some communication between the government and the Maoist rebels.

After rupee, India could soon get a unique symbol for corruption

After rupee, India could soon get a unique symbol for corruption

Jul 16, 2010 Comments

Amidst demand by many politicians cutting across party lines, the Congress party announced on Thursday that it planned to introduce a special symbol to denote corruption in the next few weeks.