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RBI employees' 2-day mass leave to paralyse banking operations

RBI employees' 2-day mass leave to paralyse banking operations

Finance
The two-day mass casual leave on September 4 and 5 called by the United Forum of Reserve Bank Officers and Employees (UFRBOE) is likely to paralyse operations of the central bank and other major lenders across the country. "UFRBOE has called the mass casual leave on September 4 and 5 which will be participated by all officers, paralysing the central bank's functions for two days," UFRBOE member and All India Reserve Bank Employees Association General Secretary Samir Ghosh told reporters here. The main demands of the forum are providing an option to contributory provident fund (CPF) retainers to switch over to pension scheme, and grant of additional provident fund (APF) to those recruited in the bank from 2012. "In October 2017, RBI Governor Urjit Patel formally wrote to the government, quo...
Ancient tsunamis may explain prehistoric mass graves

Ancient tsunamis may explain prehistoric mass graves

Science
Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Ancient tsunamis could explain a handful of prehistorical mass graves in the Pacific, Mediterranean and northern Scotland. Researchers at the University of New South Wales were first inspired to search for evidence of ancient tsunamis after observing the aftermath of recent disasters. "Basically, when you look at recent events such as the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami you see that there is a dire need for rapid burials when survivors are overwhelmed with the number of dead," archaeologist James Goff told UPI. "So it was a very simple question: What about ones in prehistory? Surely they faced the same problems, even more so given their lack of aid coming in. So where are the mass burials?" Goff and his colleagues went looking for evidence tsunami-relatied mass casualties in th...
'Disgusting': Cannes film sparks mass walkout

'Disgusting': Cannes film sparks mass walkout

Entertainment
More than 100 people have reportedly walked out of the latest film by Lars Von Trier during a premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. Some of those who left early called the dark and grisly serial killer comedy The House that Jack Built "disgusting" and "torturous".The movie, starring Matt Dillon as the lead, is written and directed by the Danish filmmaker, who was banned from Cannes in 2011 for saying he sympathised with Adolf Hitler.Dillon portrays a serial killer as he carries out 12 murders and shows the mutilation of women and children. Walked out on LarsvonTrier . Vile movie. Should not have been made. Actors culpable— Showbiz 411 (@showbiz411) May 14, 2018 One of those who left before the end was the Showbiz 411.com ...
Why is mass murder by bombs and bullets okay?

Why is mass murder by bombs and bullets okay?

World
The use of chemical weapons may be the overwhelming image of the Syrian war - but it shouldn't be.Hundreds of thousands of people have been slaughtered with conventional arms.None of those people would differentiate between a crude barrel bomb and one loaded with noxious chemicals.Image:Dozens were killed and hundreds injured in the suspected chemical attackIt's a cynical joke Syrians sometimes make: "How would you rather be killed?"By a shell, starvation through siege, or a chemical attack?"When you speak to Syrians about what has happened to them, their families and their country, their outrage about the inaction of the West is not that we didn't react when chemical weapons were used, it is that we didn't react at all.:: Corbyn: May 'waiting on Trump' over SyriaImage:Many buildings in Do...
Palestinians mass in thousands for protest at Gaza-Israel border

Palestinians mass in thousands for protest at Gaza-Israel border

World
Palestinians in Gaza have marched in their thousands to the Israel border at the start of a six-week-long protest.Palestinian officials say dozens have been wounded by Israeli gunfire, after earlier reporting the death of a farmer due to tank fire.The Israeli military reported "rioting" at six places and that it was "firing towards main instigators".Palestinians have pitched five camps near the border for the protest, dubbed the Great March of Return.What is the latest at the border?Palestinian media are reporting about 7,000 people are protesting along the border.The Palestinian Red Crescent said more than 50 people had been wounded by live fire from the Israeli side. Tear gas has also been fired.Before the protest started, Palestinian officials said Israeli tank fire had killed 27-year-o...