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One million Indian bank workers strike against privatization

Financial services come to a halt as unions expect job losses and pay cuts

Bank employees protest in New Delhi on March 16 as part of a two-day nationwide strike against plans to privatize public sector banks.   © Reuters

MUMBAI -- Union workers at India's state-owned banks walked off their jobs for a second day in a row Tuesday to protest the government's privatization efforts, halting financial services across the country.

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