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PERSONALITY

Jitendra Singh: New Face of Indian Congress Jitendra Pratap Singh Prabhakar Bahadur (born 12 June 1971) is the Minister of State (Independent charge), Youth Affairs and Sports and the former Minister of State (Home) in the central government. He is the Member of Parliament representing the Alwar constituency of Rajasthan.

The Political career Elected to legislative assembly (state parliament of Rajasthan, Alwar) in 1998. 

 Elected to legislative assembly (state parliament of Rajasthan, Alwar) in 2004.  Secy. All India Congress Committee, Delhi. (Assists Rahul Gandhi in his political projects).

Elected as Member of Parliament representing the Alwar constituency of Rajasthan in 2009.  Minister of State (Defence) 

 Sworned in as the Minster of State (independent charge) for sports and youth Affairs in Government of India in Latest

Cabinet Reshuffle.

Singh, who was elected from Rajasthan's Alwar constituency in the 2009 Lok Sabha polls, was one of the 10 candidates associated with the Youth Congress whom Rahul handpicked and gave a ticket. The grandson of Sir Tej Singh Prabhakar(1911-2009), the last ruling Maharaja of Alwar, Singh was born as the "Bhanwar" (son of the Crown Prince) in the royal family of Alwar in Rajasthan. His father died in 1976, leaving him as heir apparent. Before fighting the parliamentary battle in 2009, Singh was a two-time MLA from Alwar city and elected to legislative assembly first in 1998. "Jitendra Singh is a soft spoken person and a dedicated parliamentarian who responsibly fulfills his duty as a public representative. People of the area are quite happy," Dixit said. One of the secretaries of the AICC, Singh is seen as Rahul's pointsman in the Congress. He assists Rahul in handling Youth Congress affairs. Trained in automobile engineering from Germany (he interned at the BMW unit), Singh's Lok Sabha victory was far from easy. Facing formidable opponents who had fielded a Yadav candidate to encash on the huge Yadav vote bank and accusations of being inaccessible, Singh managed to beat the caste factor to emerge triumphant. His family is settled in New Delhi but they visit their ancestral "Phoolbagh palace" in Alwar on a regular basis and he conducts 'Jan Sunwai' at circuit house for grievance redressal. Send your Feedback to feedback@bureaucracybuzz.com

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IAS Sunil Arora: Development Commissioner in the commerce ministry Sunil Arora, a senior IAS officer from Rajasthan, was made Development Commissioner in the commerce ministry. Before he could formally join in New Delhi, the appointment was quietly withdrawn because he wrote a letter to the then cabinet secretary on matters concerning his previous ministry in 2005. Those who know this officer well say he is more a firebrand CEO than a typical bureaucrat. But Arora has come into some controversies as well. He was heard in Niira Radia tapes when he and the corporate lobbyist talked about the equation of Minister Praful Patel and adviser to PM TKA Nair. Here are more about Mr. Sunil Arora: 1. A post graduate in English, Arora had worked in Planning Commission, finance ministry and civil aviation ministry. In civil aviation ministry, he was a joint secretary during the NDA regime before he was made CMD of Indian Airlines. 2. In the saga of the massive decade-long downturn of India’s national carrier, Arora gave a glimmer of hope. Indian Airlines which NDA government even wanted to privatize because of perennial loss , became a profitable venture when Arora was its chairman. Sample this: the carrier which incurred a loss of Rs 247 crore in 2001-02, actually notched up a profit of Rs 44 crore in 2003-04. 3. Arora became a whistle-blower when he reportedly wrote to then cabinet secretary BK Chaturvedi (letter dated May 28, 2005) about how the AI board was forced by civil aviation ministry to go into loss-making deals. 4. Arora was heard in corporate lobbyist Niira Radia tapes which got leaked and came into the public domain. In one of such conversations, he was heard saying: “Because I think internally...T.K. Nair is too much mixed up with him (Praful Patel)...Behind the scenes hotaa hai yaar, aisii baat nahii hai (Things happen behind the scenes)". This conversation in which both talked about induction of ministers in UPA-II was leaked by Outlook magazine. The conversations also made it clear that the officer was quite friendly with the lobbyist. 5. In Rajasthan, he was secretary to chief minister between 2005 and 2008, and then became the chairman of the state’s industrial and investment arm, RIICO. Send your Feedback to feedback@bureaucracybuzz.com

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Respectful London based Raj Loomba Raj Loomba, Chairman of the Loomba Foundation and GOPIO International Regional Vice President (Europe),member of House of Lords. Raj Loomba was born on 13 November 1943 in Dhilwan in the Punjab, India. He was educated at D.A.V. College in Julllandhar (1958-1960) and State University of Iowa, U.S.A. (1960-62. Political party: Liberal Democrats, Spouse(s):Veena Chaudhry, Raj Loomba, Chairman of the Loomba Foundation and GOPIO International Regional Vice President (Europe), has been selected to become a member of the House of Lords in the UK.He is among the appointment of 53 new members to the House of Lords. He is a philanthropist, founder and Executive Chairman of clothing company Rinku Group, and a Liberal Democrat member of the House of Lords.Lord Loomba, who was born as one of seven children in Dhilwan of the state of Punjab, India. Having been educated at D.A.V College, Jalandhar and at State University of Iowa, USA,his family moved to England in 1962. Loomba built up his fashion business from scratch, graduating from a stall at Widnes market, to a shop, a wholesale and then an import company, Rinku Group Ltd. The company has over 200 retail concession outlets in the UK, offices in London, Delhi and China, and supplies major retail groups. Widely known today as the pioneer of widows' rights and instigator of International Widows Day, Raj Loomba's

campaigning achievements are founded on a successful business career as founder of Rinku Group, the fashion and clothing company of which he is Executive Chairman.

“He is a philanthropist,

founder and Executive Chairman of clothing company Rinku Group, and a Liberal Democrat member of the House of Lords. Lord Loomba, who was born as one of seven children in Dhilwan of the state of Punjab, India. Having been educated at D.A.V College, Jalandhar and at State University of Iowa, USA, his family moved

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to England in 1962.

Loomba received CBE "Commander of the British Empire" award in Her Majesty Queen's Birthday Honours in June 2008. In 2006, the Loomba Trust organized an International Widows Conference at the Foreign Office in London. He took up his seat in the House of Lords on 13 January 2011, where he represents the Liberal Democrats. He was introduced to the House on 17 January 2011, supported by the Lords McNally and Dholakia. On the 21 January 2011 he gave his maiden speech in the House during a debate on the Rehabilitation of Offenders (Amendment) Bill. He and his wife Veena have two daughters and one son. They have three granddaughters. Raj Loomba has British nationality.

He hold several prominent positions in various organizations such as University of East London, Safer London Foundation and many others. He is the recipient of many prestigious awards such as NRI Institute of India Achievers Award 2008, The Asian Who's Who "The Charity of the Year Award, Pride of India Gold Medal (India) and many others The International Widows Conference was chaired by Cherie Booth QC and it received support from the Prince of Wales and Sir Richard Branson as patrons, and heard contributions by Commonwealth SecretaryGeneral Don McKinnon, India's cabinet minister for Women and Child Development Mrs. Renuka Chowdhury, UK cabinet minister and leader of the upper house Baroness Amos, John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono, politician and Aids campaigner Baroness Margaret Jay and representatives of widows organizations from many countries in Africa and Asia. Senator Hillary Clinton addressed the conference via video link and messages of support were received from Conservative Leader David Cameron and Liberal-Democrat Leader Sir Menzies Campbell.

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