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.
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.
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.