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Top 5 news at 1 PM on August 13: Sania-Bopanna keep India’s medal hope alive

Five Public Sector Banks, Including Bank Of India, Dena Bank, And Central Bank Of India Have Posted A Combined Loss Of Rs 2,564 Crore For The First Quarter Ended June.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Pankaj Samantray | Updated on: 13 Aug 2016, 02:06:09 PM

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Five public sector banks, including Bank of India, Dena Bank, and Central Bank of India have posted a combined loss of Rs 2,564 crore for the first quarter ended June. The video, posted on Twitter, was however removed after the Twitterati pointed out that the jets were in fact Pakistani aircraft. One win away from assuring themselves of an Olympic medal, Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna today said they would have to keep their emotions aside and start afresh when they play the semifinals on Saturday. Check Top 5 news of August 13 at 1 PM. 

Rio Olympics 2016: Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna seal semi-finals spot 

Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna subdued Britain’s Andy Murray and Heather Watson with remarkable ease to breeze into the mixed doubles semifinals of the Rio Olympic Games. The fourth seeded Indian pair dominated the quarterfinal contest, winning 6-4 6-4 in just 67 minutes.One more victory will ensure India a silver medal and a defeat in the semifinals would give Sania and Bopanna a chance to fight for the bronze.

Govt left red faced after Culture ministry shows Pak fighter jet

A video shot for Independence Day celebrations left many in the government red faced as it featured a Pakistan fighter jet flying with Indian flag. The video, posted on Twitter, was however removed after the Twitterati pointed out that the jets were in fact Pakistani aircraft.

Traffic restrictions in Delhi today ahead of Independence Day rehearsals 

Ahead of Independence Day function, traffic restrictions will be enforced in the city. Due to the full dress rehearsal day on August 13 half a dozen roads will be closed along with some diversions. The I-Day celebrations will be held at the Red Fort. 

Q1 results: 5 PSU banks post loss of Rs 2,564 cr  

Saddled with rising bad loans, five public sector banks, including Bank of India, Dena Bank, and Central Bank of India have posted a combined loss of Rs 2,564 crore for the first quarter ended June. Meanwhile, the country's largest lender SBI witnessed a 78 per cent drop in consolidated profit to Rs 1,046 crore against Rs 4,714 crore profit in the same quarter a year ago. 

 Lionel Messi does a Shahid Afridi

Lionel Messi is back. The Barca superstar has announced his return to Argentina's national team for their World Cup qualifiers in September, ending his two months retirement period from international football. Messi, 29, hanged his boots after missing a penalty in the shootout against Chile in the Copa America Centenario final. It was third consecutive loss for Argentina in a major final in two years.

Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna seal semi-finals spot

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First Published : 13 Aug 2016, 01:24:00 PM

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