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Major News and Events of 03 January 2015

What Happened on 03 January 2015

Public sector banks should be more autonomous – Finance Minister

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on the concluding day of the ‘Gyan Sangam’ bankers retreat said that public sector banks (PSBs) should be given more autonomy for taking commercial decisions. He added that PSBs at present are in trouble and engendered by rising non-performing assets (NPAs). Finance Minister showed serious concerns over rising bad loans but he was sure that this conference will definitely find new ways to tackle such issues.

AAP is the B team of BJP – Congress

Delhi Congress called the Aam Aadami Party (AAP) a B-team of the BJP. AAP's main objective is to cut into the votes and help BJP. As per media report Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) president Arvinder Singh while addressing workers' convention at Mustafabad Assembly constituency in east Delhi said that people know about the true face of the AAP which is here to help the BJP. He then referred to the recent clashes in Trilokpuri and showed a grief over the incident.

Heavy firing by Pakistan killed 1 and injured 8 in J&K

Heavy firing from Pakistani troops killed a women and injured eight other civilians in Jammu and Kashmir. In a fresh firing, they targeted BEF posts, in J&K Hiranagar sector and on Friday, Pak troops targeted villages and BSF posts in Kathua and Samba districts in Jammu and Kashmir. Two civilians have been seriously injured and shifted to Government Medical College Hospital in Jammu. Many villagers have migrated to a safer place.

PDP and BJP likely to begin formal talks next week to form government in J&K

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is likely to begin formal talks with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to form government next week in Jammu and Kashmir. As per media report both the parties will form teams of senior members to initiate talks. Senior PDP leader said that decision to go for alliance will be based on the ability to handle matters not the allocations of ministries and chief minister. In the 87-member house, the PDP won 28 seats, the BJP 25 seats, the National Conference 15 and the Congress won 12 seats in J&K.

Twitter rolling 'While You Were Away' feature

Twitter has started rolling its new 'While You Were Away' feature. The microblogging site had announced the feature in November last year. 'While You Were Away' will put the 'best tweets' of user from his or her network at the top of the feed. So when the user will open the app, he or she will see the best tweets. Twitter has not disclosed the way it will determine the best tweets.

Ravindra Jadeja may not be able to make for 2015 World Cup Squad

Shoulder injury that Ravindra Jadeja had during the ongoing Australia-India Test series may keep this all-rounder out of the 2015 World Cup squad, going to be announced on January 6. Jadeja is working hard on his injury but has not recovered fully. He cannot play a competitive cricket. The BCCI may bring in the replacement policy and give Yuvraj Singh's name instead.

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