Demonetisation, Tatas, drugs ban kept Delhi HC busy in 2016

A large number of PILs on issues relating to demonetisation and litigations involving Tatas over management and operation of its JV airline AirAsia India and the iconic Taj Mansingh hotel in the heart of capital were among major financial and corporate cases handled by the Delhi High Court in 2016. The high court, which was … Read more

EXCLUSIVE: Modi govt pays over 6,000 crore to nearly 20 lakh veterans in OROP

The Centre’s Narendra Modi government has cleared the payment of whopping Rs 6,177.82 crore to the armed forces veterans in towards One Rank One Pension. The disclosure has been made by the Ahmedabad-based RTI activist, Parag Patel, the ministry of defence said that the above payments had been made in two installments covering nearly 20 … Read more

OROP death: Congress, AAP doing politics over dead bodies, says V K Singh

As a controversy raged over the suicide of an ex-serviceman, Union Minister V K Singh on Friday attacked Congress and AAP, alleging that they were “doing politics over dead bodies”. Singh alleged that the two parties were left with no issues and knew nothing about the ‘one rank, one pension’ matter. “They have nothing else … Read more

Detained for multiple times on OROP issue, fuming Rahul Gandhi says ‘Ye Modi ji ka Hindustan hai’

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi was detained on Thursday for the third time in two days, with Delhi Police picking him up from Jantar Mantar to prevent him from leading a protest march over the suicide of an ex- serviceman, allegedly due to his grievances in implementation of OROP. Around 7 PM, Rahul was whisked … Read more

Ex-paramilitary men hold demo demanding OROP, other facilities

After the defence veterans, a group of ex-paramilitary personnel on Thursday held a demonstration in New Delhi demanding OROP, special service pay and restoration of the old pension scheme for the lakhs of troops working in these forces. The demonstration at Jantar Mantar saw a number of retired paramilitary men demanding that the government provide … Read more

OROP suicide: Arvind Kejriwal announces Rs 1 crore for ex-serviceman’s family

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday announced a compensation of Rs one crore for the family of ex-serviceman Ram Kishan Grewal who had allegedly committed suicide over the issue of ‘One Rank, One Pension’ (OROP). Kejriwal made the announcement at Grewal’s village Bamla near here where he attended the army veteran’s cremation. Amid high … Read more

OROP suicide: Grewal cremated; Rahul Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal others present in martyr’s village

Amid tight security, ex-serviceman Ram Kishan Grewal, whose alleged suicide over ‘one rank, one pension’ triggered a political storm, was cremated on Thursday in his native village in Haryana which was flocked by political leaders including Rahul Gandhi and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. Grewal’s eldest son Dilawar lit the pyre at around noon in … Read more

Ex-serviceman suicide: Forensic experts complete postmortem

Forensic experts conducted on Wednesday night the postmortem of the body of ex-serviceman Ram Kishan Grewal whose alleged suicide over the OROP issue on Wedenesday snowballed into a huge political show with Rahul Gandhi, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and other opposition leaders attacking the Modi government on the issue. The body was sent to Lady … Read more

Amid political high drama, Delhi streets come to standstill

Several prominent streets in central Delhi on Wednesday were choked owing to the high political drama that unfolded at various places in the national capital following the alleged suicide of an ex-serviceman over OROP issue. Vehicular movement was thrown out of gear at Gol Dak Khana roundabout, Outer Circle of Connaught Place, Panckuian Road, Ashoka … Read more

Kejriwal rejects police’s claims on his release, says ‘This is completely false. I have been asked to stay back”

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday denied claims made by Delhi police on his release. Reacting to Janta Ka Reporter story, Kejriwal tweeted, “This is completely false. I have been asked to stay back.” This is completely false. I have been asked to stay back. https://t.co/rMUeeehI4Q — Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) November 2, 2016 Earlier … Read more

Despite release, Arvind Kejriwal refuses to leave police station: Delhi police

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday refused to leave the R K Puram police station where he was detained despite being released by police. However, Kejriwal claimed that he was still being held in detention after he expressed his desire to meet the family of ex-serviceman Ram Singh Grewal who allegedly committed suicide over … Read more

“In Modi’s India, opposition CM is taken prisoner by his cops if he tries to console a resident in his own state”

The suicide of our soldier because of being denied OROP should shock the nation where in the name of soldier their has been incessant politicking over the past few weeks. But the soldier’s suicide wasn’t not the only disturbing thing that happened today. The dead soldier’s son was ill-treated by the police, the Delhi CM, who … Read more

(Video) Rahul Gandhi vents anger at cops over detention of ex-armyman’s family

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday vent profound anger at policemen over the detention of the family members of an army veteran, who allegedly committed suicide over OROP, calling it “shameful” and symbolic of “undemocratic” mentality of the Modi government. “Do you not feel ashamed? He is a son of an army veteran, he … Read more

Implement OROP in meaningful way: Rahul Gandhi to PM Modi

Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday asked the Prime Minister to implement One Rank, One Pension in a meaningful way in the wake of alleged suicide by an ex-serviceman over the issue and said soldiers should not have to struggle to claim what is their due. “I urge the PM once again: soldiers should not have to … Read more

Retired army man commits suicide over OROP, Rahul Gandhi flays PM Modi

An ex-serviceman allegedly committed suicide over the issue of One Rank One Pension scheme, triggering a political row with Rahul Gandhi and deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia rushing to hospital where they were prevented from seeing the body. The 70-year-old ex-serviceman Ram Kishan Grewal from Haryana’s Bhiwani district ended his life yesterday by consuming poison … Read more

Ex-Serviceman Commits Suicide in Delhi over OROP, Arvind Kejriwal attacks centre

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the suicide of an ex-serviceman in New Delhi, saying both farmers and soldiers were ending their lives in his regime. Kejriwal, a bitter critic of Modi, also alleged that the Prime Minister was “lying” that the One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme … Read more

OROP: Ex-serviceman protesting at Jantar Mantar allegedly commits suicide

An ex-serviceman allegedly committed suicide over the issue of One Rank One Pension scheme (OROP) at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi, police said on Wednesday. The 70-year-old ex-serviceman Ram Kishan Grewal committed suicide by consuming poison at a park in New Delhi area yesterday evening. Police said he along with some other ex-servicemen was in … Read more

वन रैंक वन पैंशन के लिए पहली किश्त में 5,500 करोड़ का भुगतानः पीएम मोदी

लम्बें समय से चले आ रहे सैनिकों के आंदोलन वन रैंक वन पैंशन के आंदोलनकारियों के लिये दिवाली खुशी की खबर लेकर आई। मोदी सराकर ने ओआरओपी क्रियान्वयन के लिये 5,500 करोड़ रूपये के अपने वादे को पूरा कर दिया। सैनिको के साथ अपने दिवाली मनाने के कार्यक्रम के तहत सुमदो में सेना एवं आईटीबीपी … Read more