Briefly State

Briefly State

IAF sergeant killed in U’khand crash cremated

Lucknow: The mortal remains of Indian Air Force sergeant Sudhakar Yadav,who was killed on Tuesday in the helicopter crash during the rescue operations in the flood-affected Uttarakhand,reached his native place in Sant Kabir Nagar district on Sunday morning. He was cremated near the village. Khalilabad sub-divisional magistrate Vinay Srivastava said Sudhakar’s body,which got halted in Lucknow for a night because of bad weather,was flown to Gorakhpur in the morning. Animal Husbandry Minister Raj Kishor Singh and other government officials were present at the cremation.

Two IAS officers transferred

LUCKNOW: The state government today transferred two IAS officers in a minor administrative reshuffle. Juthika Patankar,who was on the waiting list,has been made Principal Secretary (Secondary Education) whereas Joint Magistrate,Mirzapur,Nitish Kumar has been sent to Lucknow in the same capacity,officials said. The state government also ordered transfer of 11 Provincial Civil Services officers.

Speaker sacks OSD,suspends PA

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Assembly Speaker Mata Prasad Pandey today sacked the Official on Special Duty (OSD) and suspended his Personal Assistant after their names cropped up in an alleged recruitment scandal,an official said.