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Modi government might announce OROP on 1965 War anniversary

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367143-orop-protestNew Delhi: Narendra Modi government is working hard to sort out all technical and financial obstacles before 28-August, so that it may announce OROP on the day, during the celebration of 50th anniversary of 1965 War.

Government is holding serious negotiations with the military veterans and has brought in Army chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag to act as an intermediary during the negotiations, according to a report in Times of India.

Meanwhile, Havildar (retd) Ashok Chauhan, who was on a fast for the last 8 days, was taken to the hospital. On Monday, another veteran Colonel (retd) Pushpendra Singh was also admitted to the hospital. But, Havildar (retd) Major Singh, who has not taken any food from 18-August, refused to be admitted to the hospital.

It is estimated that if OROP is implemented in its full, then it would cost around 8,300 crore rupees per year and is going to benefit around 25 lakh military veterans.

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Survey Shows That More Women Support Live-in Relationships in India

For long the concept and topic of live-in relationships has been taboo in India but the times are changing with a number of women coming out in its support, according to a survey.

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For long the concept and topic of live-in relationships has been taboo in India but the times are changing with a number of women coming out in its support, according to a survey.

Inshorts, a news app, conducted a poll in the second week of May capturing the views of 1.4 lakh netizens — 80 per cent being in the age group of 18-35 years, read a statement.

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According to the survey, more than 80 per cent millennials think that live-in relationships are still considered a taboo in Indian society while more than 47 per cent Indians are of the opinion that marriage is better when choosing between marriage and lifelong live-ins.

More than 80 per cent Indians said that they do support live-ins as a way of life. Out of these, 26 per cent millennials went a step ahead and said that they would choose lifelong live-ins as an option over marriages.

On the other hand, 86 per cent Indians are of the opinion that lust is not the sole reason behind live-ins and more than 45 per cent say that it is more of compatibility testing before marriage.

Night-owl women not for long-term relationships: Study
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In the report, 45 per cent respondents have also said that since Indian society constantly judges unmarried couples staying together, any move by the judiciary to support this will not have any effect on their mindset.

Also Read: Night-owl women not for long-term relationships: Study

Azhar Iqubal, CEO and Co-founder, Inshorts said: “Live-in relationships, even after being legally recognised by the government, is a forbidden subject of discussion in Indian households. Our current survey was focused on capturing the sentiments of our Indian youth on such delicate issues.” (IANS)

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