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QHyderabad: Banks Open Only on Monday; Solar Panels Compulsory?

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Officers and employees call strike on December 21 and 26.
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1. Banking Operations Only on Monday

Banking operations are likely to come under strain with bank employees calling a strike on 21 and 26 December.

If they go ahead with the plans, it will only be on Monday that banks will function during these six days. While banks will be closed on 22 December (fourth Saturday) and 23 (Sunday), 25 December is a holiday on account of Christmas. The All India Bank Officers’ Confederation (AIBOC), which says it has over 3.20 lakh members, has given a call for a nationwide 21 December strike in support of the demands pertaining to wage revision.

(Source: The Hindu)

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2. Solar Panels on Rooftops Should be Mandatory: ESL Narasimhan

Solar panels. Representational image.
Solar panels. Representational image.
(Photo: iStockphoto)

Stressing on the need for energy conservation, Governor ESL Narasimhan on Thursday urged the GHMC to make installation of solar panels and generation of non-conventional energy mandatory in order for multi-storied residential and commercial complexes in the city to be accorded permission. He was speaking at the Telangana State Energy Conservation Awards - 2018, organised by the Telangana State Renewable Energy Development Corporation at Visweswaraiah Bhavan on Thursday.

“The Raj Bhavan was one of the first institutions in Telangana to institute solar energy. Today, the building is cent per cent dependent on it,” the Governor said, further adding that the costs of solar panels have come down significantly. According to him, even the existing high-rise complexes should install solar power panels, as drastic measures are necessary to ensure power conservation in the State.

(Source: The New Indian Express)

3. Hyderabad Municipal Corp Proposes Mammoth Budget

Pathetic performance in spending sanctioned amounts. 
Pathetic performance in spending sanctioned amounts. 
(Photo: iStock)

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has proposed another mammoth budget at Rs 11,538 crore for 2019-20, despite its pathetic performance in spending the sanctioned amounts for the current year. The draft budget was introduced in the Standing Committee meeting on Thursday, which would be discussed at the next meeting of the committee, before being presented at the General Body meeting.

As is the case with last year, double bedroom housing scheme has occupied major portion of the budget estimates at Rs 5,188 crore, accounting for 47% of the total. Funding for the housing project is expected to come from the government through the Telangana State Housing Corporation, while Rs 200 crore more for development and upgrading of major roads is expected from the Hyderabad Road Development Corporation.

(Source: The Hindu)

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4. Apollo Hospital Fined 2 Lakh Rupees

Apollo Hospitals. 
Apollo Hospitals. 
(Photo: Facebook/@TheApolloHospitals)

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has slapped a penalty of Rs 2 lakh on Apollo Hospital, Jubilee Hills, for causing damage to the road in front of the hospital by letting out water from its premises.

GHMC Commissioner M Dana Kishore, who made a surprise inspection of some areas along with other officials, in Khairatabad zone, noticed that the hospital was letting out waste water onto the main road causing damage to the entire stretch from entrance of the hospital to Road No 86/92. Besides it was causing inconvenience to the public and ambulance services to the road. He directed the officials to issue a notice to the hospital and levy a fine of Rs 2 lakh for causing inconvenience to public.

(Source: The New Indian Express)

5. New Faces in Cabinet Likely

KCR (R), his son KTR (L). Image used for representational purposes.
KCR (R), his son KTR (L). Image used for representational purposes.
(Photo: Erum Gour / The Quint)

At least three hopefuls in the Cabinet of TRS government were said to have been sounded out by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao that they cannot expect a place in his team which he proposed to constitute partially by the month end and complete it, may be, after Parliament elections in April-May.

Of the three, two were part of the previous Cabinet of K C Rao but reportedly being shown the door for reasons of performance. One of them, though known for his integrity and loyalty to party, was found wanting in discharge of his duties as a minister as he confined himself to his constituency and, the other, was blamed for neither asserting himself in government nor creating an impact in the department that he headed.

(Source: The Hindu)

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