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Politicians slam defensive stand of Akhilesh over extravagant Saifai Mahotsav

New Delhi/Lucknow, Jan 11 (ANI): Politicians have slammed the defensive remarks of Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav over the extravagant fiesta in his hometown, Saifai, even as hundreds of miserable and homeless riot victims desperately struggle to survive the bone chilling cold in relief camps in Muzaffarnagar. The Samajwadi Party (SP) has drawn criticism for spending millions of rupees on its fortnight-long annual carnival 'Saifai Mahotsav'. Former leader from SP, Amar Singh, lashed at the chief minister and said instead of blaming the media he should have first introspected his own mistakes. BJP leader Suresh Rana, also denounced the chief minister’s stand and said it was in the habit of the party to lay blame on others. BSP leader Sudhindra Bhadoria, said the SP was showing sheer brazenness in continuing with its extravagant plans. Jan 11, 2014
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Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade arrives in New Delhi

New Delhi, Jan 11 (ANI): The United States has informed that Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, who returned to New Delhi on Friday, no longer enjoys immunity and an arrest warrant might be issued against her. As the Indian diplomat flew back within hours after the state department accorded her full diplomatic immunity, India, in a clear tit-for-tat action on Friday, asked the US embassy to send home a senior diplomat working as a counselor. Meanwhile, Devyani, who was at the centre of rift between India and the United States, thanked her country for the support. Father Uttam Khobragade met his daughter at the airport. Jan 11, 2014