Rahul Gandhi to meet Punjab ex-servicemen in Chandigarh

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Chandigarh, Feb 21: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will meet ex-servicemen of Punjab here on February 24, the party announced. During his visit, Rahul will meet the ex-servicemen, who will express their gratitude for the implementation fo one rank one pension scheme for army men in the country, Punjab Congress chief Partap Singh Bajwa said today.

Ex-servicemen from all districts of Punjab will attend the meet and share dinner with Rahul, he said. Punjab was the biggest beneficiary of the one rank one pension scheme as the highest number of ex-servicemen live here, Bajwa said, adding that Rahul had taken personal interest in issue and persuaded UPA government to implement the scheme.

A total of 14 lakh retired and 25 lakh serving army personnel in India will get benefits of scheme, he said.

West Bengal assembly remembers martyrs on language day

Kolkata, Feb 21: The West Bengal Assembly today remembered martyrs who laid down their lives to protect Bengali as a national language during the Bengali Language Movement of 1952 in East Pakistan now Bangladesh. Speaker Biman Banerjee, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Partha Chatterjee, Leader of the Opposition Surya Kanta Mishra and several leaders and ministers paid floral tribute at a temporary memorial erected inside the Assembly premises.

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