CHANDIGARH - The Congress is having a tough time in the Chandigarh mayor elections as it is not only facing a challenge from the opposition parties, but also from a rebel candidate who quit the party and filed his nomination papers as an Independent candidate.
SILIGURI - Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Brinda Karat has slammed the central government for not presenting a reasonable argument against constituting a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) over graft charges in the multi-million dollar 2G spectrum allocation scam.
KOLKATA - Rubbishing Trinamool Congress's links with Maoists as alleged in West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacherjee's letter to Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram, Mamata Banerjee said, "the Chief Minister himself is a Maoist leader."
HYDERABAD - Security was tightened in Andhra Pradesh Thursday as the Srikrishna Committee on the Telangana issue is all set to submit its report to the central government.
CHENNAI - The inauguration of the Adyar Eco Park or Adyar Poonga in Tamil Nadu by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will not happen Jan 3 - the project has not been given environmental clearances.