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New Delhi : Veterans agitating for OROP to become a reality met Union Minister of Defence, Manohar Parikkar on Saturday and are hoping that the Government will take a positive decision in the regard soon.

“We have some minor differences. A meeting with defence minister is underway. The picture will be clear soon,” Atul Dubey, a volunteer with the the ex-servicemen’s front, told media.

Earlier, Maj. Gen. Satbir Singh (retd), the advisor of the ex-servicemen’s front, told reporters that the OROP scheme should be applicable to all retired officers, following reports that it will not be for those who take voluntary retirement.

“We heard that those ex-servicemen who took VRS will not be given the OROP. This is totally unacceptable,” Maj. Gen. Satbir Singh said.

Saturday marks the 82nd day of the agitation.

The defence ministry has called a press conference at 2.30 p.m. However, the subject of the press conference has not been disclosed.

(With inputs from IANS)

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Apple Launches Online Store For Military Veterans

Buyers on the site would be asked to agree that they are at least 18 years of age and are a current or veteran member of the US Military, National Guard or Reserve, to prove their eligibility

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Apple has launched a dedicated online store for military veterans, personnel and their immediate families, with deep discounts.

The iPhone maker is the latest to offer special incentives to the military community after several wireless carriers ramped up offers and programmes that benefit active military and veterans.

“At Apple we are deeply grateful to the men and women of our armed forces. We’re proud to offer active military and veterans a new dedicated online store with special pricing as an expression of our gratitude for their brave service,” CNET reported late on Monday quoting the company as saying.

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The company is offering discount on hardware, software, speakers and Apple’s accessories, including products from third parties.

Active military and veterans have been eligible in the past for purchases made in Apple’s store for government employees, though that store only includes select products and omits some of the biggest draws. The iPhone and Apple Watch, are among those not discounted, according to USA Today.

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Buyers on the site would be asked to agree that they are at least 18 years of age and are a current or veteran member of the US Military, National Guard or Reserve, to prove their eligibility. (IANS)