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Survey says 64% Indians with disabilities facing financial difficulties during pandemic

Study also says almost 75% of people with disabilities are living with emotional challenges such as anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts.
CDS General Bipin Rawat | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Wide variation in disability pensions of jawans, officers creating ‘heartburn’: CDS Rawat

Deposing before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence, General Bipin Rawat said he has been meeting jawans who were asking why this gap was not being narrowed. 

Lt Gen Ashwani Kumar’s comments on NewsX show ties between Army & veterans at all-time low

Indian Army and veterans are locked in a public battle on the issues of disability pension and proposed code of conduct for retired officers.
Adjutant General Lt Gen. Ashwani Kumar

Retired Lt Col threatens Rs 1-crore defamation suit over disability pension remark

In TV interview, former adjutant general Lt Gen Ashwani Kumar had sought to delink ‘lifestyle diseases’ from conditions that warrant disability pension.
Supreme Court of India | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

SC rejects disability pension plea of soldier, says injury not linked to military service

SC said to claim disability pension, the injury or death of an Army man must be connected with military service, no matter how remote the connection might be. 
Indian Army personnel positioned near the Ratnuchak Military Station after firing by two suspected persons, in Jammu, on December 30, 2018 | PTI Photo

Army HQ wants to tax disability pension, except for those injured in battle

The Army has sent a proposal to IAF and Navy with a few more new suggestions. The other services weren’t in favour of taxing disability pension.
Militant attack in Anantnagar, Kashmir

Army HQ backs tax on disability pension, says unscrupulous officers have gamed the system

The letter, tweeted by Nirmala Sitharaman’s office, supports govt’s move to tax disability pension of military personnel who retired after full service.

On Camera

Donald Trump stands on the Truman Balcony after returning to the White House from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center | McNamee/Getty Images via Bloomberg

Why Trump is headed for defeat while fellow populists Modi & Erdogan thrive

It's too late for Trump to learn from Erdogan & Modi, his fellow elected demagogues who continue to win elections despite presiding over multiple political and economic disasters.

Kotak Mahindra Bank is exploring taking over IndusInd Bank

IndusInd, however, denied any sale talks, calling it a rumour. It said the bank’s founders reiterate their full support 'now and always'.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at Sukna Military Camp in Darjeeling district on Saturday | ANI

India wants to end border row with China, but will not cede an inch of land, says Rajnath Singh

The defence minister was speaking after performing 'Shastra Puja' at the Sukna-based headquarters of the Indian Army's 33 Corps in Darjeeling on the occasion of Dussehra.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.