HindustanTimes Thu,25 Dec 2014


RBI's move to cap free ATM transactions questioned

The Delhi high court on Wednesday questioned the Reserve Bank of India’s decision to put a cap on free monthly withdrawals at banks’ own ATMs to five transactions and three for other banks’ ATMs.

Modi outlines ‘good governance day’ plan

The government is gearing up to observe Good Governance Day in a big way. PM Modi has set December 25 as the deadline for all central ministers to bring out e-books showcasing the achievement of their respective ministries.

Rahul to meet party workers to finalise Cong’s new strategy

An All India Congress Committee session is likely to be held before March to ratify a comprehensive report that would be prepared after detailed deliberations between leaders and workers across the country.

Malaviya and HT: An old bond

If you are reading the Hindustan Times today, a part of the credit can justifiably go to Madan Mohan Malaviya – who was awarded the Bharat Ratna, posthumously on Wednesday.

Atal’s younger sis feels award came late, relives time they spent together

A house in Pratap Nagar locality of Agra had reasons to celebrate on Wednesday. It is home to Kamla Dixit, the younger sister of Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Former Waqf chairman gets 7-yr jail in rape case

Former chairman of Kota Waqf Board Hashru Pathan has been sentenced to seven-year imprisonment in a rape case of 2011.

‘My grandfather’s contribution to India is immense’

The NDA government’s decision to confer the Bharat Ratna on him hasn’t really come as a surprise. There were talks that he would be given the award posthumously, it had been on the cards.

Omar Abdullah resigns as J-K chief minister

Omar Abdullah called on J-K governor NN Vohra and submitted his resignation as chief minister on Wednesday, an official spokesperson said. Vohra accepted the resignation, but asked him to continue till alternative arrangements were made.

No headway in govt formation as BJP, PDP want own CMs

Hectic decision-making to form alliances, which was expected as voters threw up a hung assembly, was missing on Wednesday as a large section of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has insisted on leading any coalition government with either the single largest party PDP or even the NC.

BJP to send Arun Jaitley to JK; keeps all options open

Keeping "all options" open, BJP on Wednesday decided to depute a two-member team led by senior leader Arun Jaitley to hold talks with the party's newly-elected MLAs in Jammu and Kashmir on possibility of forming government besides supervising election of their leader in the Assembly.

Vajpayee is BJP's Pandit Nehru, leader of all people

The Bharat Ratna conferred on the BJP leader is richly deserved. He's acceptable to even those who disagree with the ideology of his party or the broader political parivar, writes Vinod Sharma. Vajpayee: Life in pics

Omar Abdullah may stake claim to form government

Outgoing Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday signalled his intention to stake claim to form the government despite a weak mandate for the National Conference (NC) in the just-concluded assembly elections.

In pics: Fog engulfs north India, disrupts normal life

Delhiites on Wednesday woke up to yet another chilly morning with dense fog enveloping several parts of the national capital, affecting movement of 70 trains and disrupting flight operations.

Delhi: Acid attack survivor fails to identify attackers

A day after a 30-year-old doctor was injured after two armed assailants hurled acid at her in Rajouri Garden and robbed her, the police have recovered her handbag from Khyala.

Raghubar Das frontrunner for Jharkhand CM post

BJP national vice president Raghubar Das, who has won from Jamshedpur East by a huge margin of 70 thousand plus votes, is the frontrunner to be the next chief minister of Jharkhand.
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