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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.

Modi treats Xi to Gujarati hospitality as Ladakh stand off continues

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Modi treats Xi to Gujarati hospitality as Ladakh stand off continues

Ahmedabad: India and China today signedthree-Gujarat specific pacts shortly after Chinese PresidentXi Jinping commenced his three-day visit to the country fromthe home state of Prime Minister Narendra...


Centre launches initiative to address malnutrition, improve sex ratio

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Centre launches initiative to address malnutrition, improve sex ratio

New Delhi:The Women and Child Development(WCD) Ministry will soon launch a 'National Mission to AddressMalnutrition' in order to reduce under-nutrition among youngchildren, girls and women.The mission...

Don't shoot messenger, says ex-CAG Vinod Rai launching controversial book

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Don't shoot messenger, says ex-CAG Vinod Rai launching controversial book

New Delhi:Facing criticism from variousCongress leaders for remarks made in his new book, former CAGVinod Rai today said the approach should be to address themalice, and not to "shoot the messeng...

Chinese army makes fresh incursion bid in Ladakh ahead of Xi's visit

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Chinese army makes fresh incursion bid in Ladakh ahead of Xi's visit

Leh/New Delhi: Chinese army today reportedly made a fresh incursion in Chumar area and refused to return even as a flag-meeting between the two sides is believed to have made no headway in breaking th...

Gadkari meets Rajnath over citizenship, visa issues facing foreigners

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Gadkari meets Rajnath over citizenship, visa issues facing foreigners

New Delhi: A delegation of Sindhi and Bengali communities accompanied by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari today met Home Minister Rajnath Singh here and submitted a memorandum to highlight their plight on...

Coal scam: Court to hear case against two public servants

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Coal scam: Court to hear case against two public servants

New Delhi: A special court today fixed October 1 for hearing a coal block allocation case, in which the Delhi High Court recently quashed charges against Chhattisgarh-based Prakash Industries Ltd and ...