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Gurkha veterans plan hunger strikes in UK pension fight

Britain-based Gurkha war veterans are planning hunger strikes "unto death" in their fight for equal pensions.Their campaign dates back to when Gurkha pensions were increased in 2007 but the hike did not apply to those who left the army before the Royal Gurkha Rifles were moved from Hong Kong to the UK in 1997.According to The Times, one group of Gurkhas now plans to undertake an initial 13-day hunger...
Source : Zeenews |
Category : International | City : London

Exclusive: Varun Dhawan's look in 'Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania'

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Source : Times Of India |
Category : Entertainment

VIDEO: Gurkhas take pension fight to London

Gurkha veterans from Berkshire and Hampshire have marched on Westminster to campaign for equal pension rights.Some 25,000 Gurkhas who retired before 1997 get about a third of the pension received by their former British comrades.Two veterans have started a hunger strike over what they say is the government's refusal to grant equal rights. Two more will take over after 24 hours.There are 10,000 Gurkha...
Source : BBC |
Category : International

Akshay Kumar goes gaga over his chemistry with a dog

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Source : Times Of India |
Category : Entertainment | City : Mumbai

'Delhi becomes world's second most populous city'

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Category : Headlines | City : Hyderabad

WOW! Sandhya of 'Diya Aur Baati Hum' gets married!

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Source : Times Of India |
Category : Entertainment | City : Kanpur

News from across the globe (in Pics)

Bangalore, Nov 20: Oneindia News brings to you interesting news from around the world in past two days., the ongoing Gurkha campaign, which has included hunger strikes, is seeking for their pensions to be substantially increased. They are seen picketing on the roads.In Egypt, the country's revolutionary activists, relatively muted since the country's July coup, showed a new vigor on Tuesday. A scuffle...
Source : Oneindia |
Category : Headlines | City : Bangalore

Autumn Statement 2013: How state pension ages have risen again

pension age rises will see youngest working into their 70s and millions in their 40s waiting an extra year to retireGeorge Osborne confirmed in his Autumn Statement that the age at which people can claim their state pension will rise to 68 in the mid-2030s, 69 in the late-2040s and future rises will be reviewed regularly and linked to life expectancy.State pension ages are already rising to 66 in 2020...
Source : dailymail |
Category : Business

Only surviving Gurkha to win the Victoria Cross pleads for welfare of Nepalese soldiers in appeal to

surviving Gurkha to win the Victoria Cross pleads for welfare of Nepalese soldiers in appeal to parliamentCaptain Rambahadur Limbu, was awarded the VC for storming an enemy position in Borneo in 1965,He is in London to address the Gurkha Welfare Inquiry into the soldiers’ outstanding grievancesThe inquiry is considering the Gurkhas' appeal for higher pensions and rights for their families to settle...
Source : dailymail |
Category : International

Gurkha ends hunger strike 'hell'

Gurkha has ended a 14-day hunger strike after a group of MPs announced plans to hold an inquiry into Gurkha pensions and other issues.Gyanraj Raj has been camped out on Whitehall since 7 November, threatening to starve himself to death.Mr Raj said his experience was "so hard, so difficult", and cautioned: "We are yet to win."Joanna Lumley, the actress and advocate of Gurkhas' rights, presented him...
Source : BBC |
Category : International
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