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Defence Minister looking into education fund cap issue: Army Chief

General Bipin Rawat on Wednesday said Defence Minister has promised to resolve the issue of a cap of Rs 10,000 on educational expenses paid to the children of defence forces martyrs.

Dec 06, 2017, 18:25 PM IST

Punjab: Ex-serviceman arrested with assualt rifle in Batala

The police on Tuesday arrested an ex- serviceman and his accomplice and seized arms and ammunitions, including an AK-47 assault rifle, in Batala here, an official said on Tuesday. 

Nov 21, 2017, 19:43 PM IST

After NGT order, army veterans protesting for OROP at Jantar Mantar forcefully evicted

Several ex-servicemen, demanding the implementation of One Rank One Pension or OROP, were forcefully evicted from Jantar Mantar on Monday following an National Green Tribunal (NGT) order banning protests and dharnas around the historic monument.

Oct 30, 2017, 23:16 PM IST

Skilling of ex-servicemen lags badly: CAG

 The government might have launched a Skill India mission with much fanfare but a defence ministry scheme to train ex-servicemen for a second career has failed to fulfill its objectives with no new initiatives introduced in the last 10 years, an audit report says.

Aug 02, 2016, 13:34 PM IST

One Rank-One Pension scheme gets ex-post facto Union Cabinet nod

The One Rank-One Pension scheme, brought in last November to benefit more than 2.5 million ex- servicemen and war widows, today received ex-post facto approval from the Union Cabinet.

Apr 06, 2016, 20:25 PM IST

All ex-servicemen will get their dues by Holi under OROP scheme, says Parrikar

The minister also expressed his gratitude to banks and defence department which have worked overtime to disburse some 2,293 crores by March 17.

Mar 21, 2016, 20:44 PM IST

OROP: Ex-servicemen vow to continue agitation

Unsatisfied with the detailed instructions and tables for One Rank One Pension scheme issued by the government, protesting military veterans on Thursday vowed to continue their agitation.

Feb 04, 2016, 23:58 PM IST

OROP to cost Rs 7,500 crore a year, arrears Rs 10,900 crore

The annual recurring financial implication of One Rank One Pension at the current rate will be approximately Rs 7,500 crore, the government said on Wednesday as it issued detailed instructions for the scheme.

Feb 03, 2016, 22:04 PM IST

Ex-servicemen to showcase maiden tableau in Republic Day Parade

For the first time ever, the Republic Day parade will witness a tableau by the ex-servicemen where the Army veterans will showcase their role in building the nation.

Jan 26, 2016, 09:46 AM IST

OROP row: Ex-servicemen call off protest outside Jaitley's residence

A protest by ex-servicemen outside FM Arun Jaitley`s residence on the OROP issue was called off after a late-night meeting with MoS for Finance Jayant Sinha.

Jan 18, 2016, 13:58 PM IST

Ex-servicemen pay homage to Pathankot martyrs

Hundreds of former servicemen at India Gate on Tuesday paid homage to the soldiers martyred during Pathankot attack.

Jan 05, 2016, 22:07 PM IST

Pakistan's plot to spy on military installations, poach ex-servicemen revealed

Pakistani intelligence agency ISI had plans to spy on Military installations, as per a media report.

Dec 30, 2015, 17:54 PM IST

LN Reddy to head Judicial Committee on OROP

The Committee has been given a six-month deadline for submission of its recommendations. 

Dec 14, 2015, 18:28 PM IST

OROP issue: Ex-servicemen threaten to intensify stir

The government came out with a notification on OROP on November 7 but the veterans still remain unsatisfied.

Dec 13, 2015, 17:51 PM IST

Any issue relating to OROP can be taken by judicial panel: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday sought to assuage protesting military veterans against "diluted" notification of One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme saying any issue relating to it can be taken up with the judicial committee set up by government to make it "fool-proof."

Nov 11, 2015, 17:49 PM IST

OROP row: Ex-servicemen burn medals, hold protest march to President's House

The ex-servicemen protesting for the implementation of the OROP scheme tried to burn their medals on Wednesday.

Nov 11, 2015, 12:55 PM IST

Behaviour of ex-servicemen protesting over OROP unlike that of soldier: Parrikar

Manohar Parrikar termed one rank, one pension decision as his biggest achievement in the last one year.

Nov 10, 2015, 13:34 PM IST

'Black Diwali' for defence veterans as they return medals over OROP issue

The ex-servicemen have rejected the Centre's notification on the implementation of One Rank, One Pension.

Nov 10, 2015, 09:56 AM IST

OROP row: Not all demands can be fulfilled, says Manohar Parrikar ​

With the protesting ex-servicemen dissatisfied with the formal notification of one rank, one pension (OROP) scheme, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday said that everyone has a right to make a demand in democracy but not all demands can be fulfilled.

Nov 09, 2015, 11:04 AM IST

Now, ex-servicemen join protest over 'intolerance'; threaten to return medals, observe 'black Diwali'

The chorus over ''growing'' intolerance has been rising in the country as scores of activists, writers, scientists and filmmakers have returned their national awards.

Nov 06, 2015, 15:11 PM IST