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UP Lok Ayukta indicts Maya aide, recommends probe


Lucknow: In an embarrassment for the Mayawati government, Uttar Pradesh Lokayukta recommended a CBI probe against one of its most powerful ministers Naseemuddin Siddiqui and his wife Husna, an MLC.

Patil most merciful President in 30


New Delhi: President Pratibha Patil seems to be the most merciful of all presidents during the last three decades. She has commuted death sentences of 23 petitioners to life imprisonment, which is over 90 per cent of the total pardons granted since 1981.

On February 9, she accepted the clemency petition of Sushil Murmu, who was convicted for child sacrifice in Jharkhand, an RTI response from the