The Morning Wrap: Glitch, Minutes Before I-Day, Doomed Modi OROP Plan; Google, Amazon In Hunt For Tata Data Centre

21/08/2015 7:40 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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NEW DELHI, INDIA - AUGUST 17: Col (Retd.) Pushpender Singh (R) and Hav. (Retd.) Major Singh (2R) on indefinite hunger strike with others at Jantar Mantar on August 17, 2015 in New Delhi, India. Cranking up pressure on the government to implement 'One Rank, One Pension' (OROP) scheme, 10 former Service Chiefs have written to the Prime Minister pressing for its expeditious resolution even as two ex-Army men began an indefinite hunger fast at Jantar Mantar. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

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