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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.

NYT's Mangalyaan cartoon: Yes it's racism, no it's not about Modi's US visit

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NYT's Mangalyaan cartoon: Yes it's racism, no it's not about Modi's US visit

Last week was a historic one for India's space programme as the Mangalyaan aka Mars Orbiter successfully entered orbit around the red planet. In doing so, India became the first country in the world t...


Modi should commemorate 1971 war triumph in Dhaka, revive India-Bangladesh ties

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Modi should commemorate 1971 war triumph in Dhaka, revive India-Bangladesh ties

By SNM AbdiNarendra Modi and Sheikh Hasina have met at long last. Unfortunately, the first meeting between the Indian and Bangladeshi premiers took place in New York instead of South Asia. Predictably...

Holiday pooper: Delhi's babus are not happy with PM Modi's Swachhta campaign

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Holiday pooper: Delhi's babus are not happy with PM Modi's Swachhta campaign

New Delhi: Mahatma Gandhi dreamt of an India which was not only free but also clean and developed. Mahatma Gandhi secured freedom for Mother India. Now it is our duty to serve Mother India by keeping ...

National Herald case: Delhi court adjourns hearing till 3 November

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National Herald case: Delhi court adjourns hearing till 3 November

A Delhi court on Wednesday adjourned the hearing in the National Herald case till 3 November."Next hearing has been fixed for 3 November and, if further arguments are to be heard, it will be done...

Watch: Mob beats up Nigerian nationals at Rajiv Chowk metro station

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Watch: Mob beats up Nigerian nationals at Rajiv Chowk metro station

Three Nigerian nationals were brutally beaten up by an angry mob at Delhi's Rajiv Chowk metro station, video footage from a mobile phone posted onYouTube doing the rounds of the social media. It was u...

Give the highest honour, respect to women: President Pranab on Durga Puja

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Give the highest honour, respect to women: President Pranab on Durga Puja

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday greeted fellow citizens on the occasion of Durga Puja, saying "let us resolve to accord the highest of honour and respect to women at all times&...

Nobel laureates summit cancelled after visa denial to Dalai Lama

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Nobel laureates summit cancelled after visa denial to Dalai Lama

Dharamsala: The World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Cape Town, South Africa, this month has been cancelled owing to denial of a travel visa by the host country to Tibetan spiritual leader the Dal...