News Flash: OROP is tribute to veterans who are at the forefront: Venkaiah Naidu

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12:45 am: Janmashtami celebrations at Iskcon temple in Mumbai.

11:59 pm: Janmashtami celebrations underway in Mathura.

9:50 pm: We reject permission to take out the 'reverse Dandi march': Remya Mohan, Navsari district Collector.

9:10 pm: G20 calls for greater cooperation among countries in fight against terrorism, exchange of information and freezing of assets.

9:05 pm: G20 countries agree to enhanced transparency in tax systems and implementation of automatic exchange of information on tax matters.

8:55 pm: Ex Servicemen celebrate on OROP announcement, in Bengaluru.

8:50 pm: Demands of ex-servicemen are justified: Lalu Prasad Yadav on OROP.

8:48 pm: If the revision is not made, our agitation will go on: Major Gen (retd) Satbir Singh on OROP.

8:13 pm: Want to congratulate PM, its a bold step. He has fulfilled his promise. There is a wave of happiness throughout Rajasthan: Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje on OROP.

8:05 pm: Will take a decision on our agitation tomorrow after discussing with the Core group :Major Gen (retd) Satbir Singh.

7:58 pm: Premature retirement is the one point we wanted to discuss. Def Min confirmed that Army doesnt have VRS: Satbir Singh after meeting Defence Ministry.

7:50 pm: Omar ji tweets everyday.Maybe yesterday he did not had any issue,so he decided to do this. Why will the Govt spy on him? Government is stable and is doing good: Nirmal Singh, J&K Deputy CM.

7:46 pm: Meeting between ex servicemen and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar underway, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore also present in the meeting.

7:10 pm: Country drenched in Janmashtami celebrations

7:05 pm: Man who voluntarily quits Airforce to join private airlines, will you give him that benefit?: asks BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi while talking about OROP. 

6:55 pm: Nagpur: In a Bajrang Dal's procession on Krishna Janamasthmi participants brandish swords as part of the celebrations.

6:48 pm: With a fair and transparent economic policy we helped eradicate crony capitalism: HM Rajnath Singh in Mumbai.

6:35 pm: I am really happy and pleased with this decision: BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi on OROP.

6:30 pm: PM is busy with his trips abroad, promised us "acche din". I think since he has come to power our bad days started: Col. Pushpendra on OROP.

6:17 pm: 70% servicemen retire voluntarily, what will happen to them? No promise has been fulfilled. Will hold a rally on 12th of this month, our protest will continue: Havaldar Major Singh

6:10 pm: Only implementation and the date it begins on is agreeable to us, nothing else. Will continue our fight & hunger strike till all are points are agreed on. Requested a meet with Defence Min & got a call from them: Satbir Singh on OROP.

6:07 pm: You cant implement #OROP for one section & not for another. Where did concept of mean avg come from?: KC Mittal (Secretary-Legal Cell, Congress).

6:05 pm: Nitish Kumar should worry & take care of his sinking ship first: RS Prasad on Nitish Kumar's comment on OROP.

6:02 pm: OROP announcement: Modi govt becoming a 'Jumla' government, says AAP

5:50 pm: Within 15 months, PM delivered OROP which shows we have emotional commitment towards Indian Army: Rajyavardhan Rathore

5:17 pm: Its a tribute to the people who are at the forefront, guarding the security of the country: Venkaiah Naidu on OROP

4:55 pm: We have done what the Congress refused: Amit Shah on OROP

4:32 pm: The veterans have decided to withdraw their hunger strike in the wake of OROP being announced. However they have decided to continue with the agitation until all demands are met.

4: 24 pm: Modi Government's decision on OROP disappointing: AK Antony, Former Defence Minister

3: 58 pm: Sheena murder case: All 3 accused Indrani Mukerjea, Sanjeev Khanna and the driver sent to police custody till Sept 7

3: 34 pm: The military veterans led by Major General Satbir Singh says that they are planning on carrying forward the agitation as the clauses are not acceptable to them

3: 30 pm:  July 1 2014 will be the date effective. The government also announce that a one man judicial commission will be set up to study the anomalies. The commission shall report to the government in six months, Parrikar also said.

3: 25 pm: The government which announced the One Rank One Pension today has said that the base year for the implementation will be the year 2013 while adding that the equalization would be every five years.

3: 24 pm: It is good what govt has announced on OROP, we are satisfied: Major Gen (Retd) Satbir Singh

3: 13 pm: OROP will be implemented from July 1, 2014 and the base year would be 2013: Parrikar

3: 11 pm: Pension of ex-servicemen will be revised every five years: Defence Minister

3: 09 pm: Govt to implement OROP: Manohar Parrikar

3: 07 pm: Issue of OROP has been pending for over four decades: Manohar Parrikar

2: 45 pm: Defence minister addresses media over OROP

2:25 pm: Police manhandles a woman in Karnataka's Belagavi.

1: 51 pm: Senior defence personnel can not get less pension than their juniors: Major Gen (Retd) Satbir Singh

1: 25 pm: We met Defence Minister with delegation. Government might announce orop today around 3 PM, says Major Gen (Retired) Satbir Singh

1: 10 pm: Government accepts OROP concept: Ex-servicemen after meeting Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar

Govt to implement OROP: Manohar Parrikar

1: 00 pm: Sheena Bora murder case: Prime accused Indrani Mukerjea brought to Khar police station

12: 47 pm: Pakistan violates ceasefire along the LoC, jawan injured: Reports

12: 27 pm: We want to develop Bodhgaya as a spiritual capital of the Buddhist world, says PM

12: 20 pm: Buddha was a great preacher of equality: Modi

12: 10 pm: After Pandit Nehru and Atal Bihari Vajpayee, I have the honour of coming here: PM

12: 10 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks in Bodh Gaya, Bihar

11:34 am:  The military veterans would meet with Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar in a short while from now to discuss the One Rank One Pension issue which is likely to be announced at 3 PM today. The veterans would address the media following this meeting following which it would become clear whether they are agreeable with the government point of view or not.

10:20 am: BJP President Amit Shah to brief party spokespersons at 1 pm on OROP issue

10:10 am: Still can't trust Govt,if our concerns are not met then our dharna will continue-Uday Singh,ex serviceman OROP

9:30 am: Janmashtami celebrations: Mangala Arti underway in Mathura

9:15 am: 4 coaches of Bandra-Dehradun express and Bandra-Velankanni express catch fire in Kandivali car shed late last night

9:00 am: OROP announcement likely today: Sources

8:47 am: Music composer Aadesh Shrivastava passes away

8:00 am: Bomb threat in Bengaluru, New Delhi flights. Threat call made at 1:04 am. 

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