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Lawyers write to Prez for Dutt clemency

Two advocates of the Allahabad high court have petitioned the President for granting pardon to Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, who was recently sentenced to five years in prison by the Supreme Court in a

Akhilesh attacks Congress, calls CBI ‘persecution’ tool

After SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav, his son and UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav today launched a blistering attack on the Congress, alleging anybody who does not act according to its wishes faces “persecution” through the CBI.

120 million wash away sins as Kumbh festival ends

The world’s biggest religious festival concluded on Sunday with nearly two million pilgrims taking a dip in an Indian holy river that washed away the sins of 120 million people in the last 60 days.

Tragedy should not be politicised, says Akhilesh

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Miffed over Opposition parties blaming Sunday’s stampede here which claimed 36 lives on administrative laxity, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav today said there should be no politics over a tragedy.

UP CM orders probe, relief

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav has ordered an inquiry into the Sunday’s stampede and also announced an ex-gratia payment of `5 lakhs each to the kin of the deceased and `2 lakhs each to t

Grief giving way to rage among stampede survivors

Grief seems to be giving way to rage among survivors of the Allahabad railway station stampede here as officials today faced a tough time pacifying family members of those declared dead or undergoing treatment for injuries.

Over 3 crore take holy dip in Sangam on Mauni Amavasya

Over three crore devotees led by ascetics of Hindu sects today took a holy dip at Sangam on ‘Mauni Amavasya’, considered the most auspicious day of bathing during the 12-yearly Kumbh congregation here.

Sonia Kumbh visit cancelled due to ‘want of co-op’ by UP govt

The proposed visit of Congress president Sonia Gandhi to the ongoing Maha Kumbh here has been cancelled due to “want of cooperation” of the Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh in making security arrangements, the party's state unit alleged today.

AU girl threatened to meet same fate as Delhi rape victim

A student of the Allahabad University allegedly sent an email to a classmate he was infatuated with, threatening her that she will meet “the same fate as the victim of the Delhi gangrape” if she spurned his advances, a varsity official today said.

President says, anger justified but violence no solution

President Pranab Mukherjee today expressed “deep distress” over the recent gangrape of a girl in Delhi but cautioned that though anger over the “ghastly incident” was “justified”, violence was “no solution”.

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