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New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement that his government accepted One Rank One Pension “in principle” drew the attention of Twitter users, with many of them disappointed that he made no announcement regarding OROP implementation.

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It was anticipated that he would announce the implementation of the scheme in his Independence Day speech on Saturday, but Modi only repeated his government’s stand.
“No time or commitment for OROP is extremely disappointing. Don’t understand the nitty-gritty, but this is about people who lay their lives for us,” tweeted @rashminp.

Retired naval-officer-turned-writer Vikram Waman Karve also took to Twitter and said: “What is surprising is that national party like BJP has alienated military veterans due to bungling of #OROP issue.”

Writer Suhel Seth echoed similar views, and insisted that the government should announce a date for implementation.

“The government should announce a date and not just enduring intent on One Rank One Pension. Red Fort is now a fort of promises. Not action,” Seth tweeted.

“Am deeply disappointed and pretty disgusted that yet again we’ve only paid lip service to our veterans. It’s a shame. And tragic. #OROP,” he added.

“It is a bloody shame that MPs and bureaucrats constantly give themselves a raise but don’t care for veterans. We take them for granted.”

“Modi is doing everything to not come to power for a second term. No OROP announcement. No announcement for farmers,” @halsatyagrah, another micro-blogging site user, said.

Another user @DMarcusAntonius tweeted: “Implement #OROP. If we can’t even take care of our soldiers and war heroes.. do we even deserve to be safe?”

“If OROP is not immediately implemented, it will lead to unrest in armed forces,” @bb_sharma tweeted.

“Today’s speech is the first speech in which he lacks confidence. Recent parliament issues, OROP and many others have brought down his confidence,” @rocksy1234 said.

“I am assuring again, it is not a person speaking, I am speaking on the behalf of 125 crore people, under the tricolour, from the ramparts of Red Fort… In principle we have accepted One Rank One Pension. The phase of discussions is on,” Modi said in his speech.

Ex-servicemen protested in the national capital on Saturday, shouting “shame, shame” after Modi did not announce the scheme’s implementation.

(IANS)

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Twitter’s New Tool Will Help Reporting Misleading Information About Voting

The rules will also include misleading information about requirements for voting, including identification requirements, misleading statements or information about the official announced date or time of an election.

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So if you see misleading information about how to vote or register to vote, including those that suggest that one can vote by tweet, text message, email, or phone call, you will be able to report such information for review from within the platform. Pixabay

In an attempt to bar people from using its services for the purpose of manipulating the Lok Sabha elections, Twitter on Wednesday announced a new feature to make it easier for users to report misleading information about voting.

The new feature will come into effect in India from Thursday, Twitter said.

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The new tool is in addition to its existing approach to tackling malicious automation and other forms of platform manipulation on the service, Twitter said. Pixabay

So if you see misleading information about how to vote or register to vote, including those that suggest that one can vote by tweet, text message, email, or phone call, you will be able to report such information for review from within the platform.

The rules will also include misleading information about requirements for voting, including identification requirements, misleading statements or information about the official announced date or time of an election.

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Twitter on Wednesday announced a new feature to make it easier for users to report misleading information about voting.
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The platform will start with the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in India and the European Parliament elections and then roll out to other elections globally throughout the rest of the year, Twitter said in a statement.

The new tool is in addition to its existing approach to tackling malicious automation and other forms of platform manipulation on the service, Twitter said. (IANS)