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.
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.
NEW DELHI: Grandmaster and Commonwealth champion Abhijeet Gupta won the title after playing an easy draw with Eldar Gasanov of Ukraine in the 10th and final round of the 12th Parsvnath Delhi International Grandmasters Chess Tournament, here on Thursday.
Noted Marathi poet and one of the founders of the Dalit Panthers, Padma Shri Namdeo Dhasal succumbed to a long-drawn battle against illness including colorectal cancer in the wee hours of Wednesday. He was being treated at the ICU of the Bombay Hospital in south Mumbai. He was 64.
Portugal’s football sensation Cristiano Ronaldo has been chosen by FIFA for “World Player of the Year/ Ballon d’Or ” title for the year of 2013. He was in contention of the award along with two other fascinating players- Argentina’s Lionel Messi and French Franck Ribery. The official award ceremony was held in Zurich