Endorsing a move to provide certain shield to retired bureaucrats, a Parliamentary Committee proposes to support a provision in an anti-corruption bill which makes it mandatory for an investigating agency to seek prior permission from the government before questioning them.
2013 will remain embedded in the memory of the nation as the year which saw Uttarakhand suffer the worst natural calamity in its history - a deluge which left over a thousand dead and thousands missing and washed away countless villages, roads and bridges dealing a fatal blow to tourism, the mainstay of the hill state`s economy.
The year 2013 was marked by continued efforts by both Nagaland government and civil society groups for a permanent settlement to the decades-old political conflict to enable peace and reconciliation among the Nagas.
Shivraj Singh Chouhan led BJP to a thumping win in the assembly elections in 2013, which saw several ministers from his previous regime in the news for wrong reasons and a deadly stampede near a temple during Navratri festivities.
The rout of Congress in the Assembly elections, arrests of Asaram Bapu and former minister Babulal Nagar and 30 days imprisonment to a police woman for breach of privilege were some of the issues which kept Rajasthan in the news in 2013.