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Why OROP Issue Was a Pre-poll Miscalculation by Modi?

The One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme that was hanging on the Finance Ministry for over five years, both the Congress-led UPA government and the BJP-led NDA government under Narendra Modi should own the responsibility for perpetuating it despite full knowledge that it was beyond mere political calculations involving a huge dent on the exchequer. While the Congress relented just ...

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‘One Rank One Pension’ Protests Hit Streets as Finance Ministry Finds ‘No Funds’

The One Rank, One Pension (OROP) implementation delay has led to protests by ex-servicemen on Sunday demanding implementation of the policy that was approved by the Congress government, assured by PM candidate Narendra Modi in 2013, but failed to figure in the Budget allocation this year. The sensitive implentation of OROP entails uniform pension benefits for those defence personnel who ...

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Net Neutrality Approved by US Regulator, What it Means? Reactions

The US Federal Communications Commission on Thursday approved the much-sought-after proposal to make Internet a public utility or allow Net Neutrality, which means the regulator will allow increased regulation of online activities to guarantee the open access to Net. The 3-2 vote to approve the “Net neutrality” came as expected since the move received support from the Democratic members of ...

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US President Obama all set for executive action on immigration; amnesty to help 5 millions of illegals

A defiant President Barack Obama is all set to take executive action to protect up to five million of about 11.2 million illegal immigrants, including about 450,000 from India, from deportation. Obama’s plans to announce unilateral action Thursday to overhaul America’s “broken” immigration system puts him in confrontation with the Republicans who would take control of both Houses of US ...

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