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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.

Rescue us: Mumbai youth who joined ISIS now want to return home

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Rescue us: Mumbai youth who joined ISIS now want to return home

The four Kalyan youth recruited by the Islamic State (ISIS) including23-year-old Arif Majeed, who until now was believed to have been killed while fighting for ISIS in Syria, reportedly want to now re...


26/11 trial progressing very slowly in Pakistan: Rajnath Singh

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26/11 trial progressing very slowly in Pakistan: Rajnath Singh

Home Minister Rajnath Singh lashed out at Pakistan on Wednesday sayingthat the trial inthe 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks was progressing very slowly in Pakistan.Recently, Singh had said that terrorism i...

British soldier Lee Rigby's killing exposes intelligence failures

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British soldier Lee Rigby's killing exposes intelligence failures

London: An inquiry into how Muslim extremists were able to murder a British soldier on the streets of London listed a string of intelligence failures Tuesday but said that only information held by an ...

At SAARC summit, PM Modi seeks concerted efforts to combat terrorism

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At SAARC summit, PM Modi seeks concerted efforts to combat terrorism

Kathmandu:On the sixth anniversary of 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday sought concerted efforts to combat terrorism and transnational crimes which were identified ...

Man arrested in Bihar for attempting to rape 14-year-old daughter

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Man arrested in Bihar for attempting to rape 14-year-old daughter

Patna: A man was arrested in Patna for attempting to rape his 14-year-old daughter, Bihar Police on Wednesday said.Karamveer Singh, who works as an auto-rickshaw driver, was arrested following a compl...

Lucknow: 15-year-old girl set on fire for resisting molestation

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Lucknow: 15-year-old girl set on fire for resisting molestation

Lucknow: A teenage girl has died one week after a gang of men set her on fire as punishment for resisting their attempts to molest her, police said on Wednesday.The horrific incident is the latest whe...

Will differences with the West over Assad dilute Russia's pitch for Syria talks?

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Will differences with the West over Assad dilute Russia's pitch for Syria talks?

Moscow/Beirut: Fresh Russian efforts to encourage Syrian peace talks are unlikely to make progress because Moscow rejects opposition and Western calls for the swift departure of President Bashar al-As...