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Evening news 30/5/15
« on: May 30, 2015, 07:03:57 PM »
*Nation-wide bank strike on June 24
*Railways to hike AC class fares by 0.5% from June 1
*Gandhi's photo missing from Rs 10 note
*Maggi noodles row: Case lodged against Nestle, 5 others




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Re: Evening news 30/5/15
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2015, 07:06:27 PM »
Nation-wide bank strike on June 24
BY : PTI UPDATED ON : Saturday, May 30, 2015 05:17 PM

Vadodara :-
The All India Bank Employees Association (AIBEA) today called for a nation-wide strike on June 24 in support of various demands of the State Sector Bank Employees Association (SSBEA).
SSBEA, under its umbrella, has various unions of associate banks of SBI like State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur, State Bank of Travancore, State Bank of Hyderabad and State Bank of Mysore and the like, which are also associated with AIBEA.
Beside the nation-wide strike call, unions of associate banks - under SSBEA - have also called for a strike on June 4 in their respective cities pressing for their demands.
The demands include delinking associate banks from SBI, not curbing right of trade unions’ right of representation, extension of compassionate appointment scheme as per government guidelines, increase in quantum of staff housing loan, recruitment of sub-staff and part-time employees and resolving pending demands, among others, AIBEA General Secretary C H Venkatachalam told PTI.
He accused the SBI management of hampering the performance of associate banks due to its “bossy approach”.

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Re: Evening news 30/5/15
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2015, 07:09:57 PM »
Railways to hike AC class fares by 0.5% from June 1
PTI | May 30, 2015, 04.17 PM IST

NEW DELHI: Fares for first class and AC class in passenger trains besides freight charges will be increased by 0.5 per cent from June 1 as new service tax will come into effect.

"Currently, 3.708 per cent service tax is levied on train fares for AC Class, First Class and freight. This will go up to 4.2 per cent from June which means the rise is only 0.5 per cent," said a senior railway ministry official.

If the AC fare is Rs 1,000, then you will be charged Rs 10 more. Increase in service tax will be applicable on tickets purchased on June 1 and onwards, he added.

While the increase in passenger fare is applicable on AC and First Class only, service tax will be levied on all goods transported by Railways.

The official said the hike is marginal and it is being done as per the General Budget proposals.[]

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Re: Evening news 30/5/15
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Re: Evening news 30/5/15
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2015, 07:15:38 PM »
Maggi noodles row: Case lodged against Nestle, 5 others

Barabanki, May 30 (PTI) A case was lodged today against Nestle India in a local court here over safety standards of its Maggi product, while actors Amitabh Bachhan, Madhuri Dixit and Preity Zinta have also been separately dragged to the court for promoting the 'two-minute' noodles brand.

While the case against Nestle India and five others was filed by the UP food regulator FSDA (Food Safety and Drug Administration), a local advocate filed a separate case against the three cine personalities.

"Following FSDA Commissioner P P Singh's permission to file a case against Nestle India, a case has been filed in the court of ACJM (Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate) here," Barabanki Food Safety Officer V K Pandey said.

The case has been lodged against the company's Nestle Nagal Kalan Industrial Area unit (Haroli, Una in HP), Delhi-based Nestle India Limited, an Easy Day outlet in Barabanki and the Delhi-based parent firm Easy Day, as also against and their FMCG (fast moving consumer goods) managers, Mohan Gupta and Shabab Alam, Pandey said.

The FSDA had found monosodium glutamate and lead in excess of the prescribed limit in Maggi samples tested by it.

The FSDA had collected the samples from the Easy Day store in Barabanki and had sent the consignment for testing, which showed that the quantum of lead present was 17 times more than the stipulated limit, which is considered hazardous.

The Union Consumer Affairs Ministry has also asked the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India to look into the matter while Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said yesterday that a class action suit can also be initiated in the matter if a complaint is lodged in this regard with the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC).

The second case has been lodged by a local advocate in Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) court against the cine stars for promoting Maggi noodles, saying they have been found to be harmful for public health.

There were no comments from the company.

Talking to newspersons, the advocate said he has lodged the case in the court of CJM against the three film stars who have claimed the instant noodles as healthy in TV promotions under sections 420, 272, 273 and 109.

He said these film stars have earned hefty sums by terming Maggi noodles as healthy in advertisements and alleged "this wrong publicity amounts to malafide intentions and playing with the health of the kids and young people of the country".

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Re: Evening news 30/5/15
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Re: Evening news 30/5/15
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2015, 07:26:19 PM »
Gandhi's photo missing from Rs 10 note
Gali Nagaraja,TNN | May 30, 2015, 12.49 PM IST

VIJAYAWADA: Father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi has gone missing in the currency notes of Rs 10 denomination believed to have been printed by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in the recent past. The bank notes without Gandhi's image posted on the RBI's official website caused a flutter among the people.

TOI has received several phone calls from netizens from as far-off places as Kurnool with the callers seeking to know the reasons for the RBI's striking departure from the Gandhian legacy in printing and circulation of the currency notes.

The RBI has started printing and issuing bank notes in the Mahatma Gandhi series since 1996. The note in Rs 5 denomination was printed in 2001, Rs 10 in June 1996, Rs 20 in 2001, Rs 100 in June 1996, Rs 500 in October 1997 and Rs 1,000 in November 2000. All the bank notes of these series carry the Gandhi's portrait on the obverse (front) side in place of symbol of lion mark capital of Ashoka pillar which has also been retained and shifted to the left side next to the water mark window.

Therefore, these bank notes contain Mahatma Gandhi water mark and Mahatma Gandhi portrait as well. The Rs 10 note carries Gandhi's image on the obverse side while that of fauna on the reverse side and it is one of the first notes introduced by the RBI in Mahatma Gandhi series in 1996.

In the latest notes, there is only the lion mark capital of Ashoka pillar. Disputing the claims of the bankers in Vijayawada and Hyderabad that they have not received the particular bank notes from the issue department of the RBI, a businessman Venkateswara Rao from Kurnool told TOI that he had received one such currency note from a shopper in an exhibition in his native town. "I obviously grew suspicious upon seeing the note without Gandhi's image. When I showed it to the local State Bank of India officials, they said it was an original note only. The note bears the pin marks indicating that it came out from a pinned currency bundle issued by a nationalized bank", he said.

R Govind Rao, general manager, RBI, Hyderabad, when contacted, feigned ignorance and advised that details could be sought from the central office. A senior official in RBI said that they were not aware of the new bank notes printed without Gandhi's portrait. "The Rs 10 note is under circulation since colonial times and is in continuous production since the RBI took over the functions of the controller of currency in 1923. The notes you are referring to could be belonging to the earlier period", said the RBI officer, not wishing to be named.

However, a close look at the Rs 10 bank notes in the Gandhi's series printed from 1996 and those of the earlier period did not have identical features.

Interestingly, the notes in the Gandhi's series and those without his image match each other in appearance and designing only to the exception of his portrait.

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Re: Evening news 30/5/15
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2015, 07:26:19 PM »