RBI functioning hit as employees go on leave

P. V. Jose, BEFI state President inaugurating the dharna in front of RBI Thiruvananthapuram on ThursdayThe functioning of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) offices across the country, including clearing house operations, was paralysed as officers and other employees took mass casual leave on Thursday.

The action was to press for their demands including periodic updation of pension. Currently, pensions of retired staff of the Bank do not increase once the pension is fixed.

Heavy rain forces closure of schools in Thiruvananthapuram

RainsHeavy rain has caused flooding of many areas of Thiruvananthapuram district.

The shutters of Neyyar dam was opened as the water level is reaching full reservoir level.

Centre plans Wi-fi in all universities

Open APIUnion government proposes to set up wi-fi service in all universities in the country under Digital India project.

Wi-fi will be made available at important public places.

Plantation workers to get revised wages from this month

Tea plantationsThiruvananthapuram: The increase in wages of plantations workers, negotiated at the earlier meeting of the Plantation Labour Committee, will be implemented from this month.

The decision was made at a meeting of the Committee this evening where the government took the stand that any move by the owners of the plantation to renege on earlier decision will not be countenanced.

BJP for alliance with Kerala Congress (M)

BJP State president V. MuraleedharanThiruvananthapuram: BJP State president V. Muraleedharan said on Monday that his party was prepared for alliance with Kerala Congress (M) for forming panchayat and municipal councils. There will not be any truck with Congress, Muslim League or CPI (M).

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