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The two-day bank strike has hit banking services across the country. Nearly 15 crores cheques worth Rs 14 lakh crore remained uncleared as 10 lakh PSU bank employees stayed away from work. Unions say cash dried up at various ATMs and all government transactions came to a halt. Public sector bank employees' union called for a strike to press for an immediate revision in wages higher than what is proposed by the banks. The Indian Banks' Association which is the industry body of banks has agreed to offer a 10 percent wage hike which is an outgo of over Rs 3000 crore for PSU banks.

Sensex record high lasts only minutes, as levels fall in early trade

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Sensex record high lasts only minutes, as levels fall in early trade

The benchmark BSE Sensex slipped from a record-high level by falling over 25 points in early trade today as investors booked profits.The 30-share barometer, which had gained 1,264.87 points in the pas...


World Cup over, but some Argentines refuse to leave Brazil

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World Cup over, but some Argentines refuse to leave Brazil

Lucas Bazan Pontoni rifled through his pockets for the 45-cent lunch fee as he stood in line at a downtown soup kitchen. When he came up short, an acquaintance sprang for the government-subsidized mea...

PM Modi wants criminal cases against politicians fast-tracked

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PM Modi wants criminal cases against politicians fast-tracked

New Delhi: Pushing for clean politics, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to work out a mechanism to settle criminal and other co...

US lawmakers hopeful of better Indo-US ties under PM Modi

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US lawmakers hopeful of better Indo-US ties under PM Modi

Washington: Eagerly awaiting to welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he visits the US in September, top American lawmakers have hoped that an assertive foreign policy of the new Indian government...

US nuclear disaster plans inadequate, says report on Fukushima crisis

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US nuclear disaster plans inadequate, says report on Fukushima crisis

Washington: US nuclear plants must better prepare for the risk of natural disasters like earthquakes, tsunamis and floods, said a report on lessons learned from Japan's Fukushima crisis in 2011.Curren...

Taiwan crash: TransAsia Airways apologises as relatives blast chairman

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Taiwan crash: TransAsia Airways apologises as relatives blast chairman

Magong: Taiwan's TransAsia Airways ran an apology on the front pages of five major newspapers Friday, pledging to shoulder the "utmost responsibility" after 48 people died when one of its p...

Australian Al-Jazeera journalist jailed in Egypt to appeal conviction

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Australian Al-Jazeera journalist jailed in Egypt to appeal conviction

Canberra, Australia: The Australian Al-Jazeera journalist imprisoned in Egypt will appeal his conviction on charges that he had aided Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, his brother said on Friday.Jo...