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NGO distribute food and biscuits to migrants at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus railway station, Mumbai, May 19, 2020 ()(Bhushan Koyande/ HT)

Why civil society matters

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 11:41 PM IST
NGOs should be transparent, but the Union government must not impose restrictions
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While the state forgot the migrants, the “poor” employers expressed their inability to pay wages without work and work was impossible during the lockdown. The master sat on his wealth, while the worker stared at his dwindling savings.(Pradeep Pandit/HT Photo)
While the state forgot the migrants, the “poor” employers expressed their inability to pay wages without work and work was impossible during the lockdown. The master sat on his wealth, while the worker stared at his dwindling savings.(Pradeep Pandit/HT Photo)

Lessons from the migrant worker mess | Opinion

By RN Prasher | Hindustan Times/Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2020 05:51 PM IST
The government could have visualised that the migrants will be stuck without income and will go away. The state could have allowed the industries to run while other institutions, markets, and offices were locked down
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Both NEFT (National Electronic Funds Transfer) and RTGS (Real Time Gross Settlement) are real-time payment systems maintained by the RBI and incur some associated charges.
Both NEFT (National Electronic Funds Transfer) and RTGS (Real Time Gross Settlement) are real-time payment systems maintained by the RBI and incur some associated charges.

RBI to do away with charges on online money transfer

By Vivina Vishwanathan | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2019 12:32 PM IST
The meeting, first after the Lok Sabha elections, also decided to set up a committee involving all stakeholders, under the chairmanship of CEO Indian Banks’ Association (IBA), to examine the entire gamut of ATM charges and fees.
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After the scheme was announced this February, in the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections, only 16.38 lakh farmers got the first instalment of ₹2,000 in February and March.(HT Photo)
After the scheme was announced this February, in the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections, only 16.38 lakh farmers got the first instalment of ₹2,000 in February and March.(HT Photo)

15 lakh more Maharashtra farmers to benefit from PM-Kisan scheme

By Surendra P Gangan | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2019 05:49 AM IST
Of the 1.50 crore farmers in Maharashtra, at least 1.25 crore farmers are eligible for the annual benefit of 6,000 in three instalments every four months, as income support to farmers.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed an election rally in Kannauj on Saturday ahead of the fourth phase of polls.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed an election rally in Kannauj on Saturday ahead of the fourth phase of polls.(PTI)

Game over for Oppn, says PM Modi in UP’s Kannauj that voted SP for 20 years

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2020 03:50 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the SP-BSP alliance was bankrupt on policies and that there is a massive support for the BJP among all sections of the people.
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(Representative image)

Two arrested in Amritsar for terror links

By Indo-Asian News Service | Amritsar, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2018 09:02 AM IST
Sukhraj Singh and Malik Singh were arrested and materials used in making banners and posters were seized from their possession, the police said.
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State-owned Anadolu news agency said 216 of the suspects had so far been detained in operations across 40 provinces.(Getty Images/Picture for representation)
State-owned Anadolu news agency said 216 of the suspects had so far been detained in operations across 40 provinces.(Getty Images/Picture for representation)

Turkey orders detention of 417 suspects in money laundering probe: Reports

By Reuters | Istanbul
PUBLISHED ON OCT 02, 2018 06:16 PM IST
Turkish prosecutors ordered detention of 417 suspects in a money-laundering probe into the transfer of $419 million worth of foreign currency to bank accounts abroad, broadcaster CNN Turk said. The vast majority of the recipients were Iranian citizens in the US.
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Bro is a humanoid deployed by Canara Bank, at their digital banking branch in Mumbai, who greets visitors, answers questions and signs off with a warm “Cheerio!”(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Bro is a humanoid deployed by Canara Bank, at their digital banking branch in Mumbai, who greets visitors, answers questions and signs off with a warm “Cheerio!”(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Would you bank on a bot? In Mumbai you can

By Dipanjan Sinha | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON SEP 29, 2018 07:29 PM IST
At a bank’s branch in Prabhadevi, Bro answers questions and helps with information about housing loans, car loans, money transfers and deposits
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Kuwait is home to some 920,000 Indians, the largest expatriate community in the country. Indian workers are present in all segments of Kuwaiti society and their total remittances are estimated at $4.8 billion annually.(iStockphoto)
Kuwait is home to some 920,000 Indians, the largest expatriate community in the country. Indian workers are present in all segments of Kuwaiti society and their total remittances are estimated at $4.8 billion annually.(iStockphoto)

Kuwait moves to tax remittances, thousands of Indians could be affected

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2018 10:20 AM IST
Under the draft, any bank or moneychanger that does not comply with the proposed law will be fined up to 10,000 dinars while anyone who does not remit money through accredited banks and moneychangers will be imprisoned.
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The ATS team has arrested a man from Chittorgarh in connection with the fake arms licence racket that was uncovered in September last year.(Shutterstock Image/Representative image)
The ATS team has arrested a man from Chittorgarh in connection with the fake arms licence racket that was uncovered in September last year.(Shutterstock Image/Representative image)

Rajasthan ATS seizes 4 crore unaccounted cash from bus

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jaipur, Jaipur
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2018 09:23 PM IST
The bus was intercepted at Manohrapur toll booth.
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