Nationwide strike hits bank operations

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New Delhi, Jan 25 (UNI) Banking operations across the country were paralysed today, as more than nine lakh employees and officers observed a one-day token strike called by United Forum of Banks Unions (UFBU) to press their demands, including scrapping of merger of public sector banks, with the union claiming it a complete success.

The strike hit the entire banking industry badly as it lost business of crores of rupees.

UFBU leaders also held a massive rally at Azad Maidan in the country's financial capital, where they pledged to carry out this struggle by intensifying it on February 25 and 26 that would culminate in an indefinite strike in the last week of March, if their demands were not met by then.

The strike, called by xxx EDS please pick from line one of paragraph two of DI 75 AGITATION-BANK-ROUNDUP.

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