Nagpur is a sprawling metropolis in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is considered to be the winter capital of the state as the winter session of the Maharashtra State Assembly is held in Nagpur every year. It is not only the third largest city in Maharashtra but is also an important political and commercial center of the state. It is sometimes referred to as the Orange City for the famous Nagpur oranges that are cultivated in the city and traded extensively. Nagpur has tropical savannah climate which has predominantly dry weather prevailing throughout the year, with a bit of rainfall in June and July. Being one of the cleanest Indian cities, Nagpur offers great perks to its residents in terms of livability, health-care, greenery and public transport. Nagpur provides a base for the Indian armed forces. The 118th infantry battalion of the Indian Army is at Sitabuli fort in Nagpur. The Maintenance Command of Indian Air Force is also currently headquartered at Vayusena Nagar in Nagpur. A few of India?s pre-eminent education institutes like IIM, NIT, AIIMS, etc. have their branches in Nagpur. Although Nagpur is not exactly a tourist destination, there are several forests, tiger rivers and Buddhist stupas in and around the city that are worth visiting.
In 2000, Indian Overseas Bank engaged in an initial public offering (IPO) that brought the governments share in the banks equity down to 75%. In 2001, the IOB acquired the Mumbai-based Adarsha Janata Sahakari Bank. Then in 2009, the bank took over Shree Suvarna Sahakari Bank, which was founded in 1969 and had its head office in Pune. Since 2006, Shree Suvarna Sahakari Bank had been in administration. It had nine offices in Pune, 2 in Mumbai and 1 in Shirpur. The total strength of employees was estimated to be more than 100. On 29 August 2003, the Indian Overseas Bank has opened an extension counter at New Kathiresan Temple complex, Bambalapitiya, Ceylon. The IOB opened a representative office in Guangzhou, China in 2005 followed which the bank opened another representative office in Kuala Lumpur and 2009 in Dubai, UAE. In the new millennium, international expansion started once again. The bank took over Bharat Overseas Bank in 2007. After three years, Malaysia granted a commercial banking license to a local bank jointly owned by BOB, IOB, and the Andhra Bank. The new bank named, India International Bank ( IIB Malaysia), began its business in 2012 in Kuala Lumpur and had a large population of Indians. The Andhra Bank holds a 25% stake in its joint-venture, BOB owns 40%, and remaining 35% is with IOB. On 31 August 2013, the Indian Overseas Bank has opened an offshore banking unit in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The bank also converted its existing Extension Counter at Ceylon into a full-fledged branch.