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  • Major General (retd) Satbir Singh, Ex-servicemen, One Rank One Pension, OROP
    Sep 05, 2015 14:52 IST

    Govt announces OROP, veterans say agitation will continue

    The government on Saturday announced the implementation of the long-awaited OROP scheme assuring an equal pension to three million military personnel retiring in the same rank with the same length of service, regardless of the date of retirement.

  • Modi in Bodh Gaya
    Sep 05, 2015 16:48 IST

    Conflicts are driven by religious intolerance, says PM Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday made a strong case for religious freedom in the world, stressing that radical elements trying to force their own ideologies on others gave rise to conflicts.

  • Indrani Mukerjea
    Sep 05, 2015 17:11 IST

    Sheena Bora murder: Police custody of the 3 accused extended

    Police custody of three accused in the Sheena Bora murder case -- the victim's mother and businesswoman Indrani Mukerjea, her driver Shyamvar Rai and her former husband Sanjeev Khanna -- has been extended till September 7 by a Mumbai court.

  • Aylan Kurdi
    Sep 05, 2015 12:28 IST

    A photo, a turning point? All depends on Europe's leaders

    Whether Aylan Kurdi's drowning death marks a turning point in Europe's migration crisis depends on what European politicians do in response. So far, no dramatic new solutions have emerged.

  • Aadesh Shrivastava
    Sep 05, 2015 08:03 IST

    Thank you for the melodies, Aadesh Shrivastava

    Aadesh Shrivastava would have completed 49 years on September 4, 2015, but cancer defeated him. Shrivastava, who was admitted to Mumbai's Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, breathed his last on Friday. But, the music he created will carry forward his melodious legacy.

  • Narendra Modi, Bodh Gaya
    Sep 05, 2015 13:34 IST

    I would call our country 'Buddhist India': PM Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday pledged to develop Bodh Gaya as the spiritual capital of the Buddhist world and described the founder of the faith, Gautama Buddha, as one of the most important teachers in world history.

  • Indrani Mukerjea, Sheena Bora
    Sep 05, 2015 09:29 IST

    Forensic test proves recovered skull was of Sheena Bora

    Mumbai police have received the report of the skull-photo or craniofacial superimposition test — a forensic anthropology test — which confirmed that the skull recovered from the outskirts of Gagode Budruk village in Raigad district was that of Sheena Bora.

  • Turkey, migrants
    Sep 05, 2015 08:19 IST

    From Vietnam War to Turkish beach: The enduring power of photos

    In an age of 24-hour news in which people are exposed to more footage from world trouble spots than ever before, the image of one dead Syrian toddler washed ashore on a Turkish beach demonstrates the enduring power of the still news photograph.

  • OROP
    Sep 05, 2015 11:50 IST

    Govt has broadly accepted the concept of OROP: Ex-servicemen

    Former servicemen on Saturday reiterated their stand that they will not accept any unilateral move by the government amid indications that it may announce its decision to implement the one rank, one pension scheme later in the day.

  • OROP
    Sep 05, 2015 00:29 IST

    Govt's decision on OROP expected any time soon

    The government is expected to announce by early next week its decision to remove disparities in pensions of veterans by effecting a revision every five years, a move that will likely set it on a collision course with ex-servicemen who said they wouldn’t accept a unilateral decision.

  • OROP
    Sep 05, 2015 09:32 IST

    Govt likely to declare One Rank One Pension today

    After protracted negotiations with ex-servicemen failed to iron out differences, government sources on Friday said necessary orders would be issued soon for the implementation of the one rank, one pension scheme from July 1, 2014.

  • Telecom tower
    Sep 05, 2015 00:20 IST

    Hundreds of mobile towers sealed in Delhi, call drops to intensify

    As per official data, the Delhi's three municipal corporations have sealed 266 such towers in the last two months, giving rise to connectivity issues in areas under their jurisdiction. And the problem is likely to escalate with operators being served showcause notices for 500 more towers, sources said.

  • RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat
    Sep 04, 2015 23:53 IST

    Pak is our ‘brother’, government must work to improve ties: RSS

    The RSS on Friday favoured engagement with Pakistan and other neigbours, saying they were “formed out of the same body (India)”, and endorsed the Narendra Modi government’s “direction, intent and commitment” in the past 14 months.

  • Syrian refugee girl
    Sep 05, 2015 01:05 IST

    UN's ‘massive’ migrant plan: Asks EU to absorb 2 lakh refugees

    The UN refugee chief called Friday on European countries to take in some 200,000 refugees as part of a "massive relocation programme" that would be binding on EU states.

  • John Abraham, Welcome Back, Shruti Haasan
    Sep 04, 2015 08:35 IST

    Welcome Back review: Unlimited ambitions, limited fun

    Even with actors like Paresh Rawal, Nana Patekar and Anil Kapoor, there is no cohesive force in Welcome Back unlike the previous film where Akshay Kumar held everything together. John Abraham tries his best to do an Akki act, but a weak script pulls him down again and again.