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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.

Rebels press Ukraine offensive, Obama promises steps against Russian-backed "aggression"

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Rebels press Ukraine offensive, Obama promises steps against Russian-backed "aggression"

NEW DELHI/KIEV (Reuters) - Pro-Moscow rebels, backed by what NATO says is the open participation of Russian troops, pressed on with their offensive on Sunday after restarting the war in eastern Ukrain...


At least 15 killed in protests on anniversary of Egypt uprising

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At least 15 killed in protests on anniversary of Egypt uprising

CAIRO (Reuters) - At least 15 people were killed in anti-government protests in Egypt on Sunday, the anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak, security sources said.In the ...

EU's Tusk slams "appeasement" of Russia as bloc talks new sanctions

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EU's Tusk slams "appeasement" of Russia as bloc talks new sanctions

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Senior figures in the European Union brandished a threat of new sanctions against Russia over the weekend violence in eastern Ukraine, with one blasting what he called "appea...

Padma Awards 2015: Advani, Amitabh Bachchan, Dilip Kumar get Padma Vibhushan

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Padma Awards 2015: Advani, Amitabh Bachchan, Dilip Kumar get Padma Vibhushan

One of the highest civilian honours, Padma awards were announced on Sunday. President Pranab Mukherjee approved conferring of the prestigious award to 104 personalities from various fields of activiti...

Barack Obama pays tributes to Mahatma Gandhi, calls him rare gift to world

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Barack Obama pays tributes to Mahatma Gandhi, calls him rare gift to world

US President Barack Obama, who has often talked about the influence of Mahatma Gandhi on his life, on Sunday paid homage to the 'apostle of peace' at the Rajghat memorial here describing his spirit as...

Breakthrough: India-US end six-year-old logjam over civil nuclear deal

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Breakthrough: India-US end six-year-old logjam over civil nuclear deal

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama on Sunday ended the six-year-old deadlock over operationalising the landmark civil nuclear deal signed in 2008."The civil nuclear...

Barack and I: The new political bromance of Modi and Obama on display for world

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Barack and I: The new political bromance of Modi and Obama on display for world

Chemistry between US President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was very much evident today with the Indian leader calling him by his first name more than once during their joint m...