Ranchi: Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad, who is lodged in Ranchi jail after being awarded five years in prison in a fodder scam case, yesterday attended court proceedings through video link in another case related to the scam.
Lalu Prasad appeared before a Central Bureau of Investigation Special Judge in a case related to alleged fraudulent withdrawal of Rs9.7m from the then undivided Bihar’s animal husbandry department treasury at Deoghar. After Bihar’s division, the treasury was transferred to Jharkhand.
The court would next hear the case on November 12.
SBI gets first woman chairperson
Mumbai: Arundhati Bhattacharya yesterday took over as the new chairperson of State Bank of India (SBI). She is the first woman to get the top job at the country’s largest lender.
Prior to her elevation to the top job, Bhattacharya, 57, was managing director and chief financial officer of SBI. She succeeds Pratip Chaudhuri, who retired on September 30.
Bhattacharya joined SBI as a probationary officer in 1977. During her 36-year tenure at the bank she has held a number of important positions, including those of deputy managing director and corporate development officer, chief general manager (Bangalore Circle) and chief general manager (New Businesses).