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Akhilesh Yadav skips inaugural of 'Saifai Mahotsav'

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav was absent on the inaugural day of annual 'Saifai Mahotsava' sparking speculation that he might be "upset" with expulsion of two of his close aides, Sunil Yadav alias Sajan and Anand Bhadauria from the party.

Having charges of 'anti-party activities' put on them Sajan, Bhadauria and another SP leader Subodh Yadav, son of the party's MLA from Etah Rameshwar Yadav, were expelled.

Meanwhile, the 17-day annual celebrations is likely to see performances from various celebrities including singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, ghazal singer Peenaz Masani and several Bollywood stars.

The inaugural ceremony is usually attended by all the members of the family. Akhilesh was present last year in the celebrations along with MP wife Dimple and their children.

Etawah: Woman constable raped by two policemen

Etawah: A woman police constable in Uttar Pradesh has alleged that she was gangraped at gun point by two of her male colleagues and a driver while she was on duty. The incident took place on September 28 in Jhansi city where the victim was posted during an event.

The victim constable is a resident of Etawah city of the state. The case came to light when the victim filed a complaint with the police on Monday. Senior Superintendent of Etawah, Manzil Saini, informed the victim has filed a First Information Report (FIR) against three people.

"She was not willing to go to Jhansi out of fear, so we filed the case in our female police station," she said.

In her complaint, the victim has also named a female constable, Mithilesh, who accompanied her when the incident occurred. However, Saini said the latter has denied any involvement in the case and any results will be announced only after due investigation is over.

Reportedly, the victim said, "I and my female colleague were returning to Jhansi on September 28. Two constables and a driver in a car offered us a lift. When we got into the car, the driver took us to a desolated place."

"I don't recognise them (three accused) but my colleague, Mithilesh, knows them," the victim said.


Tej Pratap Yadav's 'tilak ceremony' today, PM Modi attends the ritual

Mulayam Singh Yadav's grandnephew Tej Pratap Singh Yadav's tilak ceremony takes place today in Saifai village, attended by prime minister Narendra Modi.

A staggering 100,000 invites have been sent out for the ceremony of the  Lok Sabha member from Mainpuri, who will marry Raj Laxmi, the youngest daughter of former Bihar chief ministers Lalu Prasad Yadav and Rabri Devi, February 26 in New Delhi.

Saifai village, some 25 km from Etawah, is buzzing with frantic activity for the ceremony.

Mulayam Singh had personally invited Modi for the ceremony. Also megastar Amitabh Bachchan along with wife Jaya Bachchan was present in the ceremony.

A team from the Prime Minister's Special Protection Group (SPG) had already visited Saifai to asses the security scenario, a police official said.

Special chefs camped in the native village of the Yadavs, offering mouth watering dishes which includes Gujarati food, traditional UP and Bihari food and also cuisine tailormade for the Bollywood stars.

Special on the menu would be 'sarrata' (special sour raita), bedai, dahi-ke-aloo, baati-chokha, ulda poorie, paneer filled chola-bhature.

Among the sweet delicacies are imarti, jalebi served with chilled rabri, sohan halwa, kulfi and moong ki daal ka halwa soaked in pure desi ghee.

BJP leader, aide booked for murder

Etawah: A BJP leader and his aide have  been booked for allegedly having involvement in murder of a man, whose bullet-ridden body was found two days ago in Sahasi area here, police said on Wednesday.

An FIR has been registered against BJP leader Shiv Pratap Singh Rajput and his accomplice Deepak Sharma for killing Santosh Yadav on April 19 following the complaint by the deceased's father, SSP Rakesh Singh said.

Mohar Singh, a teacher in his complaint alleged that BJP leader Rajput and his accomplice Sharma called his son Santosh Yadav to meet them on the morning of April 19, he said.

The father alleged that Santosh did not return that day and his body with bullet injury was recovered form Kwari river in Sahasi area the next day, police said.

A case of abduction, murder and concealing evidence has been registered against Rajput and Sharma, they said, adding that the matter was being investigated.

 Around 100,000 invites for Mulayam grand nephew`s pre-wedding ceremony

Etawah: Over 100,000 invitations, including to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, have been sent out for Samajwadi Party supremo`s grand nephew`s Saturday pre-wedding ceremony in Saifai village.

Saifai village, some 25 km from Etawah, is going to witness the frantic activity for the `tilak` ceremony of Tej Pratap Singh Yadav, Lok Sabha member from Mainpuri, who will marry Raj Laxmi, the youngest daughter of former Bihar chief ministers Lalu Prasad Yadav and Rabri Devi, on February 26 in New Delhi.

Both Modi and mega star Amitabh Bachchan have confirmed their presence, officials said.

Mulayam Singh had personally invited Narendra Modi for the ceremony.

A team from the prime minister`s Special Protection Group (SPG) has already visited Saifai to asses the security scenario, a police official said, adding a rehearsal with an Indian Air Force (IAF) plane landing has also been done at the village air strip.

Saifai for the second time this year going to record the presence of Bollywood stars, singers, politicians, state and union cabinet ministers, chief ministers of other states and bureaucrats after 'Saifai Mahotsava'.

Family sources told to a news agency that more than 100,000 invites have been sent to relatives, politicians, village folk, journalists, judges and celebrities from other fields.

Pakistani singer Adnan Sami, who recently participated in the Saifai Mahotsava, will croon this time too.

Special chefs camped in the native village of the Yadavs, offering mouth watering dishes which includes Gujarati food, traditional UP and Bihari food and also cuisine tailormade for the Bollywood stars.

Mouthwatering dishes will be the attracton of the ceremony as the special menu will have `sarrata` (special sour raita), bedai, dahi-ke-aloo, baati-chokha, ulda poorie, paneer filled chola-bhature. Among the sweet delicacies are imarti, jalebi served with chilled rabri, sohan halwa, kulfi and moong ki daal ka halwa soaked in pure desi ghee.

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