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New Delhi: Protesting ex-servicemen on Saturday said they were not "fully satisfied" with the One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme announced by the government as all of their demands had not been met. "Though we welcome the implementation of the OROP by the government, we are not fully satisfied as they have not accepted the six points demanded by the ex-servicemen," Maj. Gen. Satbir Singh (retd), ...
New Delhi: Despite huge financial burden, the government has taken a decision to implement the One Rank One Pension, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar announced on Saturday.Benefit of OROP will be given with effect from July 1, 2014, a date immediately after the present government assumed office, Mr. Parrikar said.OROP arrears to be paid in four half-yearly instalments; all widows, including war widows, ...
Film: "Paayum Puli"; Language: Tamil; Cast: Vishal Krishna Reddy, Kajal Aggarwal, Samuthirakkani, Harish Uthaman, Soori, Aishwarya Dutta, Jayaprakash and Murali Sharma; Director: Suseenthiran; Rating: *** The problem with most police stories in Tamil cinema is that they're commercialized; tactic filmmakers here have been following for years in an attempt to woo the masses, who are not the same as ...
Guatemala City, Sep 5 (IANS) Guatemala's new interim president Alejandro Maldonado assured Congress on Friday that he would help find a solution to the country's current crisis. Maldonado asked the government to do all to prepare for the transition before the next president takes over in January, saying the current cabinet should be ready to resign at any time to aid the transition, Xinhua cited ...
Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy today said the first phase of the SmartCity project, which will be home to knowledge-based companies, will be inaugurated in December this year. After reviewing progress of the project at the 45th Board of Directors meeting at SmartCity Pavilion at Kakkanad about 18 km from here, he also said the second phase of the project would be launched in the same month. ...
A nine-year-old girl today alleged that an unidentified bike-borne man attacked her by injecting a needle in Malkajgiri area here but police did not find any evidence to prove the charge. The girl, studying in 4th standard in a private school, said that when she came out of her school this morning, a bike-borne man injected a needle into her body, following which she informed the matter to her teacher ...
From Yoshita Singh United Nations, Sep 5 (PTI) Pakistan has once again knocked the doors of the UN Security Council, urging it to take note of "provocative" actions along the Line of Control and make India "exercise restraint". In a letter to President of the Council for the month, Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, Pakistan's Permanent Representative to the UN Maleeha Lodhi referred to the "provocative" ...
From Barun Jha Ankara, Sep 5 (PTI) India today made a strong pitch for global safety nets to tackle volatility in currency movements and markets, a demand that has come against the backdrop of economic shocks triggered by Chinese devaluation of yuan. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley also sought a well-designed and quickly-triggered safety nets under IMF like strengthening of liquidity arrangements ...
On July 30, 2015, two high profile burials took place, almost formalizing new stereotypes of Indian Muslims. A former president of India and the other, a convicted terrorist, were buried in graveyards as far removed as Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu and Mahim in Mumbai. The president was given a state burial. The "convict" received a popular burial, one befitting an iconic figure. The old stereotypes showed ...

10 ways to define paid news...

2015-09-04 07:18:45

Wikipedia defines "Paid news" as..."A phenomenon in Indian media that refers to the systematic engagement of mainstream media outlets in publishing favourable articles in exchange for payment."But is that enough? Is that the only form of paid news? Can only payment in cash be considered paid news? What about payment in kind and other forms?Here are 10 ways of defining paid news if we expand the concept...1. ...
By Nick Tattersall ANKARA (Reuters) - Finance chiefs from the world's leading economies broadly agree on the need to undertake structural reforms to boost productivity against a backdrop of loose monetary policy, Britain's finance minister George Osborne said on Saturday. Monetary policy has been a key focus at a meeting of finance ministers and central bankers from the Group of 20 in the Turkish ...
ANKARA (Reuters) - There is a shared belief among the members of the Group of 20 leading economies in the need to "double down" against competitive currency devaluation and avoid it in both policy and language, a senior U.S. Treasury official said on Saturday. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the G20 meeting of central bankers and finance ministers in the Turkish capital Ankara, the official ...
By Nigam Prusty NEW DELHI, Sept 5 (Reuters) - The Indian government approved a long-awaited programme to equalise pension payments for retired military personnel despite it being a "huge fiscal burden," defence minister Manohar Parrikar said on Saturday. The programme, known as "One Rank One Pension", or OROP, will ensure uniform pension payments to ex-servicemen who served at the same rank and ...
Like every year, National Nutrition week will be celebrated from 1st-7th September by the Dept of Child Development and Women Development and Social Welfare, Government of West Bengal in association with UNICEF Kolkata.The Government of West Bengal will use this week-long campaign as an opportunity to highlight and further enhance the community-led and community-based initiatives to educate mothers ...
A 19-year-old in the city of Dongguan, in the southern Chinese region of Guangdong Province, who went to his doctor complaining of a ear ache, was horrified when he was told that 26 cockroaches were living inside his ear.Li, 19, recalled that he woke up in the middle of the night with an unbearable itch in his ear that grew increasingly painful, reports news.com.au.In desperation, he stuck a finger ...
Citizens of the small Dutch town of Noordwijkerhout had a strange shock today when their little town market received a very unexpected visitor. Named Buba, the huge pachyderm had apparently just earlier strolled out of her circus in a nearby field and decided to do a little shopping. In a video captured by a surprised shopper, the elephant is seen quite literally checking out the stalls, trunk ...
HERAT, Afghanistan, Aug 31 (Reuters) - More than 100 girls were taken to hospital from their school in western Afghanistan on Monday after breathing in toxic gas, officials said, and police were investigating whether the incident was deliberate. Elements of Afghanistan's ultra-conservative society oppose education for girls and schools have periodically come under attack. As many as 124 girls were ...
A son of a samosa vendor in Pakistan has secured the top position in Class 12 examination, a media report said on Monday.Shah Faisal, like his father, sells samosas -- a fried snack with a savoury filling.His hard work and love for education turned him into a brilliant student, The News International reported.Shah Faisal has got himself enrolled for System Engineering program in the Peshawar University ...

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