Strike hits banking services in Ambala
Public sector bank employees observed a one-day token strike on Wednesday following a call from the United Forum of Banks Union and Haryana Bank Employees Federation.
Due to the strike, banking operation in 60 branches here had come to a standstill and the transactions over Rs 300 crores were affected.
Earlier in the day, employees assembled near UCO Bank and shouted slogans against the government.
Addressing the workers, union leader RK Gulati claimed that their protest was against the Banking Regulation Act which was against the interests of the employees.
Gulati said that the ninth bipartite settlement with the banking managements had expired on October 31, 2012, and a charter of demand had already been given to the government."But no decision has been taken on this," he said.
Employees' leaders asserted that the union resent the entry of foreign banks in the country and the merger of nationalised banks.
Leaders said that the move to close the rural branches running in losses would deprive the rural population from the banking services.
The Indo-Tibetan Border Police is carrying out rescue operations at Uttrakhand's Pithoragarh to rescue two trekkers who went missing on Sunday during the Khaliya Top trek in Pithoragarh, news agency ANI reported. The trekkers, identified as Vishal Gangwar, 28, and Santosh Kumar, 30 are residents of Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly. The ITBP deployed two teams to search for the trekkers. The ITBP team said food and drinking water was provided by them.
As per the weather forecast, rainfall is likely to continue for the coming few days. Heavy rainfall has been predicted for the coming 4-5 days in Bengaluru. Localities around the HAL airport area received 86.4 mm rainfall. Rainfall in other states The weather department has predicted light rainfall over parts of Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha for the next four days. These rains will be accompanied by gusty winds and thunderstorms.
All gram panchayats in Bihar will soon have their own websites as part of the state government's mission to bring in accountability and transparency in the system of rural governance. These websites will contain demographic details, places of historical importance, important institutions as well as details of elected representatives of the area. Panchayati raj minister Samrat Chaudhary said the state government had also allocated ₹3261 crore as its grant for gram panchayats.
Maintaining its stand of opposing the demolition drives carried out by the three Bharatiya Janata Party-led municipal corporations of Delhi (MCDs), the Delhi government has now sought reports from the three civic bodies on all “bulldozer actions” carried out since April 1 this year. Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal also asked his party MLAs to even prepare to go to prison to protect people from the demolition drives.
BENGALURU: At least two people were killed, while several others were left scrambling for shelter as heavy rainfall battered large parts of Bengaluru. Three workers were stuck in a flooded pipeline in Ullal Upanagara, and only one person managed to escape. The India Meteorological Department on Tuesday issued an Orange alert for urban and rural districts of Bengaluru, predicting heavy rainfall for the next 4-5 days.