Five years after the notification of the Lokpal and Lok Ayukta Act, the centre has appointed former Supreme Court judge Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose as the Chairperson of the first Lokpal under the Act.
At 1.48 am, a minute after the national anthem was played at the Raj Bhavan, Dr. Pramod Sawant took oath as chief minister of Goa. The 45-year-old MLA from Sanquelimconstituency took charge of the office, hours after the final rites of his predecessor, Manohar Parrikar, were conducted with full state honours.
In what could be its last cabinet meeting ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, the Modi government on Thursday approved a raft of decisions such as setting up 50 Kendriya Vidyalayas, a push to infrastructure and power projects and expanding health insurance benefits to ex-servicemen.
Happy with the ‘favourable’ Supreme Court order that directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday not to take any coercive measures against Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee called it a ‘moral victory’ of Bengal and India against the vindictive attitude of the Centre. The Supreme Court in its order said: “We make it clear that no coercive steps including the arrest shall be taken against the Commissioner of Police.
Karnataka High Court Chief Justice Dinesh Maheshwari and Delhi High Court Judge Sanjiv Khanna will take oath as Supreme Court judges on Friday. The names were receommended for elevation on January 10 and President Ram Nath Kovind signed their warrants of appointment on Wednesday.
The government on Monday appointed V K Yadav as the new chairman of railway board on the superannuation of Ashwani Lohani
Yadav belongs to the 1980 batch of the Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers. Till Monday, he was general manager of South Central Railway.