Jharkhand Deputy CM Sudhir Mahato Dead at 58

Former Jharkhand Deputy Chief Minister and JMM leader Sudhir Mahato died on Wednesday following a massive heart attack at Ghatsila in East Singhbhum district of the state.

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New Lokayukta Bill Passed in Uttarakhand Assembly

Uttarakhand assembly on Tuesday passed a new Lokayukta Bill modelled on the Centre’s Lokpal even as opposition BJP walked out of the House. The new bill replaces Uttarakhand Lokayukta Act passed by the state assembly during the previous BJP government headed by Bhuvan Chandra Khanduri.

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RBI Deputy Governor Anand Sinha Retires

Reserve Bank of India Deputy Governor Anand Sinha, who was looking after the new bank licence process, has retired, even as the procedure for granting licences to the private sector is yet to be completed. His portfolio has been allocated to other three deputy governors. It is also believed that Dr. Sinha would be appointed as an adviser to the central bank for three months so that his expertise can be utilised for short-listing of applicants for bank licences.

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