Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee, whose party is an UPA ally but has made common cause with non-Congress Chief Ministers on some issues, is likely to attend the oath-taking ceremonies of Prakash Singh Badal and Akhilesh Yadav as chief ministers of Punjab and Uttar Pradesh.
"I will try to attend the swearing-in ceremonies" of Badal and Yadav, Mamata, West Bengal Chief Minister, told in an SMS response.
While Badal had telephoned Mamata yesterday inviting her to attend his swearing in ceremony on March 14, SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav had spoken to her on phone a couple of days ago extending the invite to attend the oath-taking in Lucknow on March 15.
If Mamata makes it to Badal's oath-taking, she may end up sharing the dais with leaders and Chief Ministers of BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA), of which Akali Dal is a part.
Actress Sana Khan has been declared absconding after she was charged with alleged attempted abduction of a 15-year-old girl.
Son of a Samajwadi Party leader was sentenced to life imprisonment and a penalty of Rs one lakh was also imposed on him by a local court in Badaun for raping a teenaged girl.
Three Indian Army personnel were killed on Friday in an ongoing encounter in Tral area of south Kashmir.
The Shiv Sena on Thursday ended the controversy over its late chief Bal Thackeray's funeral expenses by handing over the billed amount to the municipal authorities concerned, an official said.
The Scotland Yard arrested two more people, including a woman, in connection with the murder of a soldier on a busy London street by two suspected Islamist extremists.
Gujarat CM stressed on the importance of Yoga at the inauguration of university.
The Thane city police arrested a doctor from a hospital on Wednesday for allegedly molesting a patient, the police said on Thursday.