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150 years young

The divisional office of Allahabad Bank in Ranchi observed the 150th foundation day of the bank at its Lalpur Chowk premises on April 24. Born on April 24, 1865, Allahabad Bank celebrated its rich legacy on this day in 2014 by opening 150 new branches across the country. “Of the new 150 branches, Jharkhand has received 11, which is the maximum among all the states,” said G. Krishnappa, the bank’s assistant general manager in Ranchi. The bank also fed snacks to students of St Michael Blind School in Ranchi and gave them presents. Founded in Allahabad, the nationalised bank headquartered in Calcutta is also the country’s oldest joint stock bank. “With an annual turn over of Rs 3.3 lakh crore, Allahabad Bank has 2,937 branches across India, with 124 in Jharkhand alone,” Krishnappa added

Wedding rev up

Two-wheeler business is booming in the summer marriage season. Singh Suzuki, the authorised dealer of Japanese vehicle manufacturer in Ranchi, has started accepting bookings for the new 110 CC two-wheeler Let’s. Though Let’s is yet to be launched, its features such as sharp and aerodynamic design, lightweight body and single-cylinder, four-stroke engine, tubeless tyres and a 5.2 litre fuel tank have generated excitement among buyers. With a likely ex-factory price of Rs 47,000, Let’s will give a mileage of 63kmpl. Rival major Bajaj has also made available its new Pulsar 135, 150, 180 and 220 bikes at Birsa Bajaj

Power kitchens

Premier brand Kaff Kitchen Appliances India opened its first Jharkhand gallery on April 21 at Kamani Centre, Bistupur in Jamshedpur. Country head of Kaff Sanjiv Dayal, who inaugurated the store, said the Italian manufacturer of kitchen appliances offered products, including dish washers, chimneys, ovens, microwaves, ventilating fans, hobs and cooking ranges. Kaff appliances look stylish, streamlined and include concealed and built-in variants

Share books to show you care

Telecom provider Uninor and NGO Goonj jointly launched Book a Smile, a unique initiative that appeals to people to donate their old books — school and storybooks — and usable stationery for distribution among poor children. “We want to encourage reading habit among children of all strata,” A.E. A. Jameel, Uninor business head (Bihar and Jharkhand circle) said about the programme. “I appeal to families to donate even a single book for the cause,” he added. Collection centres have been set up across Bihar and Jharkhand at 50 locations, including Uninor stores


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