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Modi government might announce OROP on 1965 War anniversary

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By NewsGram Staff-Writer

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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TikTok Still Unavailable on Google, Apple App Stores: Report

TikTok refused to share anything more than what it had said on Wednesday

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The logo of the TikTok application is seen on a screen in this picture illustration taken Feb. 21, 2019. VOA

TikTok remained unavailable for download on both Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store on Thursday – a day after the Madras High Court’s Madurai Bench lifted the ban on the short video-sharing app.

Sources in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology said that official communication to the technology companies would be made after it receives the court directive.

The IT ministry had earlier asked Google and Apple to block the app following the Supreme Court’s refusal to stay the Madras HC’s call for ban on the app on April 3.

Deciding the case filed by advocate Muthukumar, the Madurai Bench on Wednesday vacated its interim order banning the app, subject to conditions that pornographic videos will not be uploaded on it, failing which contempt of court proceedings would begin.

Owned by Chinese company ByteDance, TikTok claims to have over 120 million monthly active users in India.

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TikTok has over 54 million monthly active users (MAUs) in India. Pixabay

A search for the app on Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store on Thursday did not yield any result.

While Google and Apple refused to share any official statement, the companies would be able to reinstate the app only when they receive an official directive revoking the ban.

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TikTok refused to share anything more than what it had said on Wednesday.

“We are glad about this decision and we believe it is also greatly welcomed by our thriving community in India, who use TikTok as a platform to showcase their creativity,” TikTok had said. (IANS)