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April 2014



BANGALORE, 29TH APRIL, 2014: Sri R.K. Dubey, Chairman and Managing Director, Canara Bank launched the website and the BReT Solutions Product at Press Club, Bangalore.

 Offerings from BReT Solutions will be completely online services to begin with. Over 300 hrs of audio-visual coaching material, large number of online practice tests will be provided. Comprehensive problem solving will be taught apart from many soft skill and better learning methodologies.

 BReT Solutions  stands for Banking Recruitment  Total Solutions. An initiative started by highly experienced banking professionals offers a comprehensive training programes to prepare students for Bank Probationary Officers (PO) and Clerical exams conducted by IBPS, SBI Etc., With this kind of back ground and rich experience, BReT Solutions can help aspirants prepare BEST for their Bank Exams: Candidates can be rest assured that they are in the safest and best ahnds.

 For more information please contact: Mr. B. Ashok Hegde:9901774443  or  Mr. N.V. Ballal:9741157571  or


The 73rd Executive Committee Meeting of All India Bank Officers’ Confederation (AIBOC) held at Chennai, unanimously resolves to express its sincere concerns over rising NPAs in the Banking Industry and demands that:

  1.    Names of defaulters should immediately be published in National newspapers;
  2.    The willful default should be made Criminal offense in Indian Penal Code;
  3.  FIRs should be lodged against willful defaulters as directed by RBI;
  4.    All willful defaulters should be debarred from contesting elections by making amendment in “The Representation of the People Act.”

The Executive Committees also decides to launch country wide agitation against the menace of NPAs and demands that profitability of the Banking Industry, which is largely impaired due to rising NPAs and reasons beyond the control of Bank officers and employees, should not be linked with Salary Revision of the Bank employees.

State Bank of Mysore fourth quarter profit register 41%


Bangalore, 25th April 2014: The total business of the bank crossed Rs 1.12 lac crores as on the March 2014, Retail business with retail deposits growing at a healthy rate at 24.5% during the year

 Bank  has covered 1672 villages with population below 2000 as against target of 1593  and SBM has been winner of the “ The Best Banker – Financial  Inclusion “ award.

 Under CSR programme  bank has donated Rs.1.57 crores to Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology for the construction of multi –disciplinary pediatric ward named “State Bank of Mysore Centenary Block” for augmenting facilities for treating children affected by cancer. The Bank also supported more then 2300 special activities with an outlay of Rs 457 lacs under Community Services and also the bank donated more then 6100 ceiling fans and 1500 water purifier on the occasion of teachers day and children’s day.

Business Plan Conference of Vijaya Bank

Business Plan Conference of Vijaya Bank was held at Bangalore on 25 & 26,  April 2014 to discuss & finalize the corporate goals of the Bank for the financial year 2014-15.  The Conference was attended by the Regional Heads of all the 26 Regions of the Bank besides the Executive Directors, General Managers and other functional heads of Head Office.  Addressing the meeting the Chairman & Managing Director of the Bank, Shri V Kannan analyzed the performance of the Bank and also outlined the broad contours of the corporate goals to be achieved for the current financial year besides listing out the strategies to achieve the same.  In the course of his address/presentation he touched upon various issues & made observations like,


  1.       2013-14 was a milestone year  for the Bank where the total business has crossed Rs.2 lakh crore and also total deposits crossed Rs.1 lakh crore.  Bank has also taken the branch network to 1500 with equal number of ATMs.
  2.       Added nearly 40000 crores to the business last year.
  3.       The Bank needs to grow more than the industry growth rate to improve its market share
  4.       Bank did well in MSME and retail advances.
  5.       Achievement should not be a flash in the pan, we should make it a habit;
  6.       The current year is declared as “Year of  reorienting business for profitability”.
  7.       We need to intensively build image for the bank.
  8.       The targeted business level for the year will be deposits – Rs. 1.45 lakh; advances – Rs. 1.00 lakh crore; total business Rs.2.45 lakh crore (with 19% growth) NIM 2.5%;  increase number of branches to 1700; ATMs for all branches; CASA at Rs.30000 crs
  9.       Aim to Lower the cost of deposits and improve the yield on deposits
  10.   200 new branches need to be opened in the first 9 months.

 Both Executive Directors of the Bank, Shri K R Shenoy and Shri B S Rama Rao also addressed the participants and reviewed the performance of Regions.  During the conference many performers & target achievers were honoured.  There was also a brainstorming session for the participants on some of the important issues concerning the functioning of the Bank & the participants discussed threadbare on the same and came out with clear strategies.

Hundreds witness Free Live Hair Transplant surgery and Webinar in Hairline International


Bangalore, April 24, 2014: Hundreds of medical students, prospective hair transplant patients witness Live Hair Transplant at Hairline International Hair and Skin Clinic today in RT Nagar Bangalore. As a CSR initiative of Hairline International. The surgery was conducted by  Dr. Dinesh Gowda, Dermatosurgeon, Hairline International Hair & Skin Clinic in Bangalore. On the security guard.  This was a very a very informative and educative session for the medical fraternity.

This session started at 11.00 in the morning and went on till 10.00 PM. where over 12,000 follicles were transplanted in a session through FUE (follicular unit extraction) procedure.The live telecast of the session also took place where many people from all over India logged into Hairline website and viewed the whole hair transplant procedure.


Speaking on the live hair transplant, Ms Bani Anand, Managing Director and Founder of Hairline International Hair and Skin Clinic said, “At Hairline, we believe in giving back to society. As a part of CSR initiative, we decided to do free hair transplant on the security guard. This event will also bring out some interesting insights in the ever evolving field of hair transplant procedures. The purpose was to make it informational and find points of discussion within it”.


Paryanta to conduct School Empowerment programme in the City


Bangalore, March 26, 2014: The IT & BTCity which is also renowned for its knowledge prowess has witnessed the birth of many educational institutes that would offer contemporary schooling services in Bangalore. In this regard, a Bangalore-based Mr Gonuguntla Sureshbabu, Managing Director of Paryanta Management Consultancy Pvt Ltd has keen interest in the field of Education. With his professional qualification and experience along with team experts in both academics and management, Paryanta is helping many schools and making them successful in both academics and management. By offering customized world class management practices relevant to school environment through suggested management practices, to help Schools become a dominant player, and flourish in all spheres, Paryanta is organizing a `School Empowerment Programme’ which is completely free of cost in the City.

Many schools in the Country are keen to harness the inherent potential of the young minds and nurture their talent in the most scientific and professional manner. In this regard, they are planning to adopt the best global practices in education and would set a new benchmark heralding novel concept of schooling is the mantra.

In this regard, an alumni of the prestigious management institution Indian Institute of Management (IIM)- Kozhikode, Mr Suresh has done many research projects and case studies during academics on school management and related issues. `I have also done a special course which is designed exclusively for school management “Leading Schools Program” from IIM. Apart from that I have visited more than 1,000 schools across India and interacted with many school heads across India,’ says Suresh Babu.

“Bangalore residential market to witness 30% increase in sales this fiscal”

Bangalore, April 23: The financial year 2013-14 was a good year for the Bangalore real estate market, and the current fiscal is expected to be better, Mr R.Nagaraj, President, CREDAI – Karnataka, said while announcing the CREDAI – Karnataka SBI Realty Expo 2014  in Bangalore today. Mr R. Nagaraj  said, “During the last fiscal, the Bangalore real estate market was stable and steady unlike other metros.” According to him, the Bangalore residential market has witnessed sales of over 45,000 units last year.

More investments in pipeline

 Pointing out that many investors have been waiting for the elections, he said, “Once elections were over, investments across industries would start pouring in.” This is especially true for Karnataka, he said, because the Government of Karnataka has attracted potential investments not just in the IT sector but also in automobile and engineering sectors.

 “These investments will create a lot of jobs, which will result in increased demand in the real estate industry,” said Mr R.Nagaraj. The ongoing Telengana issue has also resulted in many IT companies looking at Karnataka for their expansion.

 Focus on development

The current fiscal 2014-15 promises to be a better year with 25-30 per cent increase in sales, Mr R.Nagaraj said. “Besides, any new government at the Centre would definitely focus on development, which should also augur well for the real estate market,” said Mr R.Nagaraj.

 The real estate industry also expects a lot of focus on infrastructure in the first Budget announcements of the new government. “We expect more focus on infrastructure in the Budget, which should see the outskirts on Bangalore blooming and booming,” Mr R. Nagaraj explained. Such focus would ensure more affordable residential projects coming up in these suburban areas, said Mr R.Nagaraj .

The realty expo

 The CREDAI – Karnataka SBI Realty Expo 2014, will be inaugurated at 4.30 pm on Friday 25th April &will be held on,  April 26 and 27 in SBI LHO, St.Marks Road, Bangalore, is the first such initiative from CREDAI Karnataka, which would see participation of builders from Mysore, Mangalore, Udupi, Hubli-Dharwad, Gulbarga, Bijapur, Belgaum and Karwar, besides Bangalore.

“People from these areas residing in Bangalore can avail of this opportunity to invest in their hometown at Bangalore,” said Mr R. Nagaraj . Speaking at the occasion Mr.Suresh Hari, Secretary, CREDAI Bengaluru said, “This is an ideal opportunity for prospective home buyers living in Bangalore to invest in properties approved by CREDAI across Karnataka. It is also an ideal time for investment in real estate since property prices are stable and are being offered at attractive rates”.

 Mr.Jagadish Babu, President Elect, CREDAI Karnataka said, “Tier II destinations in Karnataka like Mysore, Mangalore and Hubli are very hot as for as property appreciation is concerned. A lot of properties from these cities are being showcased in the upcoming exhibition”.


Speaking on the details of the exhibition, Mr.Anil Nayak, CEO, CREDAI Karnataka said, “85 reputed developers are participating across Karnataka. This is a chance for Bangaloreans to experience home buying and home financing under one roof”.

 Mr.Ashwin Mittal, DGM, Housing, SBI,  Mr.M.K Datta, DGM (B&O), SBI and Mr.Nagaraj, SBI were present on the occasion. They interacted with the media and answered all the queries. For more details please call 99645 92255 or visit us on


Cadbury India Limited is now Mondelez India Foods Limited

Bangalore, 21st April 2014Cadbury India Limited, a subsidiary of Mondelēz International Inc., has changed its name to Mondelez India Foods Limited. The Company is focused on creating delicious moments of joy that is encapsulated in its name – “monde” for world and “delez” for delicious. The change in name of Cadbury is in line with the gradual changeover of the name of all subsidiaries of Mondelēz International globally.  The change in name of the company will have no impact on its popular brands like Cadbury Dairy Milk, 5 Star, Gems, Bournville, Perk, Celebrations, Choclairs, Halls, Bournvita, Tang and Oreo, which will continue and grow under the corporate identity of Mondelez India Foods Limited.

Manu Anand, Managing Director, Mondelez India Foods Limited said, “With the change in name of the company to Mondelez India Foods Limited, we conclude the process of transition that began over two years ago.  We are today the pre-eminent and most loved food company in India with leadership in fast growing categories, strong route to market, robust innovation pipeline and world class talent and facilities. We view this change as yet another milestone in this exciting journey of success and leadership.”

The new name would appear on the back of pack of products and popular brands like Cadbury Dairy Milk, 5 Star, Gems, Bournville, Perk, Celebrations, Choclairs, Halls, Bournvita, Tang and Oreo would continue to be sold under the same Cadbury brand name as before. ImageImageVisit

Impressionz launched designer mega show to offer fashion experience

One stop shopping paradise for both traditional and contemporary apparels and jewelleries Show inaugurated by Actress Rajashri Ponnappa


Bangalore, April 18, 2014: Summer can be a boon for those who love to dress up well. This is the season of cool fabrics, clean cuts and lots of showing off the toned bodies and letting your hair down! It’s the time when you can sizzle at both work and parody!! Come over to The Lalit Ashok on April 18, 19 – 2014 and you will know what we are talking about! Impressionz is a perfect one stop shopping paradise where fashion conscious women who can find everything from Indian ethnic wear to contemporary, apparels, jewelleries and other accessories. 

Whether it is a day at work or an evening out with friends, Impressionz offers just the right range of choices. Step into the shopping extravaganza and step out while having redefined the style, to yourself. Modern, trendy, yet so apt for the season of sun, mangoes and parties.

Rajashri Ponnappa, well known actress inaugurated the event. Prominent designers from across the country showcased their premium, exclusive products with Impressionz coming to Bangalore.  On the occasion, Krupa Sumanth, Founder, Impressionz said, “I created Impressionz to provide a platform for mid level designers and boutique owners to showcase their creative and aesthetic talent. Each of the designs here are fresh and stunning so I imagine every visitor will be spoilt for choices. The mega show participants have everything one would like to own for approaching festivals and wedding seasons.”

The visitors can splurge on collections of: Wanna know who is in town to dress you up? Patiyala Style Boutique from Baroda has a good range of cotton patiyala suits and Phulkari Sarees which are a unique mix of simplicity, colour and modernity. 

Om Sai Blessing from Mumbai houses cut work Kanjivaram Sarees as well as embroidered Georgette Kaftans which add the right blend of ethnic luxury to your wardrobe.With Falguni from Mumbai, you have a winner in linen Kurtis and tunics. They are the sure formula to keep you looking cool and feeling cool this summer. Move over to Sohum Creations who have come with a fantabulous range of anarkali’s and salwar suits that will bedazzle you! Vima Dilip has brought a wide range of chiffon tunics which are rare, classy and elegant. 

Kainaat from Lucknow has a good range of chikankari suits in cotton and georgettes. Don’t forget to replenish your wardrobe with some of their best creations. Summer is also a time for family weddings, get togethers and auspicious events. Can’t wrap up any shopping without silks, can you? Meenakshi Silks with their traditional local weaves which adds a kitschy twist to your wardrobe is also part of this extravaganza.

Shree Collections from Chennai has presents hand woven silks, Uppadas and Patolla sarees which add the right blend of ethnic luxury to cool contemporary look.Kohar from Mumbai has a beautiful range of beaded jewellery, and this year the focus is on bright colours and stones to make you sizzle this summer! Patny Jewellery from Hyderabad has designer sets of khadas and chudis to adorn your manicured arms. Sunflower from Mumbai offers wide range of kundans and diamond jewellery to show off that flawless shoulder line and neck.

To complete your look you have Bottom Lines from Mumbai with strappy footwear, wedges and heels. Moving from self to surroundings, Micasa Designs has a wide range of cushions, bed linen, table linen and other knik knacks. The soft fabrics and earthy hues will enhance your home.

Purity from Mumbai have brought home decor products, trays, tissue holders, boxes and temple art. Indulge in luxury shopping at Impressionz which houses some of the best designer apparels, jewellery, accessories, home decor and much more.  Don’t forget to be there at The Lalit Ashok, on 18th and 19th April 2014. Timings: 10.30 am to 8.30 pm. Happy Shopping! 

Village Hyper Bazaar opens its 6th outlet in the City

Bangalore, April 13, 2014: Village Hyper Bazaar, a unit of Talal Group, Dubai, with a chain of 40 stores across Gulf region, has opened its 6th outlet in Bangalore today. A unit of Village Group of Hypermarkets and Supermarkets, Karnataka and Kerala is located at Nanda Ashirwad Complex, Canara Bank Colony, 80 ft Road, Chandra Layout in the City. The outlet was inaugurated by Mr M Krishnappa, MLA, Vijayanagar Assembly Constituency, First Sale by Mr Priya Krishna, MLA, Govindarajanagar Assembly Constituency and also present were the chief guests Mr K Doddanna, Member, BBMP, Mr K M Muniram, Building Owner and Mr M C Ashwath, Ex MLA.

Spread across in 11,000 sq ft area, Village Hyper Bazaar offers a unique shopping experience for its customers with an impressive array of thousands of products serving the needs of entire family and a 2-floor shopping area with a fresh from the farm `Veggies Corner’, offering fresh fruit and vegetables, juice centre, cafeteria and bakery serving hot, `off the oven’ bread, puffs, local savouries, pastries and ice creams. In addition, as part of lifestyle products, Village offers a special counter on watches, fashion jewellery and phones. Apart from that there is an array of steel and plastic, household and home appliances items besides children to select from toys, soft toys, cycles, electric cars etc.

 Village is synonymous with quality retailing for discerning customers. As a renowned trendsetter in the UAE retail industry, Village Hyper Bazaar offers an ultra modern shopping ambience for customers by facilitating all conceivable consumer needs under one roof and that too in a striking array of international and regional brands always on offer. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Yousuf Haji, MD, Village Hyper Bazaar said that keeping the tradition, Village mission is to provide the best products to the customers of Bangalore and in this endeavour intends to open more outlets in the city.

 Village Hyper Bazaar is the 6th outlet in Bangalore after the phenomenal success on its other outlets in Bellandur, Marathhalli, Cooke Town, Koramangala and Electronic City. Address: Image

Village Hyper Bazaar, Nanda Ashirwad Complex, Canara Bank Colony, 80 ft Road, Chandra Layout, Bangalore


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