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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.

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Nepal earhquake aftermath: Quake in Tibet kills 20; officials forecast rain and snow

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Nepal earhquake aftermath: Quake in Tibet kills 20; officials forecast rain and snow

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Rescuers struggle to reach many in Nepal quake, fear the worst

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Rescuers struggle to reach many in Nepal quake, fear the worst

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ASEAN: Chinese actions 'may undermine peace' in South China Sea

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Janata Parivar: Yadav, Kurmi, Mahadalit anger could spoil Nitish-Lalu post-merger game plan

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Janata Parivar: Yadav, Kurmi, Mahadalit anger could spoil Nitish-Lalu post-merger game plan

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Hounded by mullahs: A Muslim woman writer forced to leave home, why is the community silent?

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Hounded by mullahs: A Muslim woman writer forced to leave home, why is the community silent?

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Nepal Earthquake: What India is doing to help

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Nepal Earthquake: What India is doing to help

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Murder of Pakistan rights activist signals dark future for its marginalised liberals

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Murder of Pakistan rights activist signals dark future for its marginalised liberals

The killing of a prominent Pakistani rights campaigner Friday has sent shockwaves through the country's progressives, as those who speak out against alleged abuses by the state say they are under incr...