Can the Pythagoras’ theorem of OROP be simplified?

Indu Indira Lala

one rank one pensionNew Delhi: Is there a third side to the OROP right triangle which is being missed out in this government plus veterans plus OROP math of superannuation benefits? The two sides of this equation being Government and the army veterans – agitating for one rank one pension – do seem to stand together off and on. But there is the third angle that doesn’t quite sum to the square of what government has to offer and what the veterans of war are demanding.

Pythagoras TheoremShould the Defence Minister break up its math into two portions – one can be the basic amount of pension which can be worked out on a flat rate and announced immediately. The second part, an add-on amount that can be computed in time and announed sooner than later.

This would terminate the agitation immediately, give rest to the fasting veterans and allow the government some breather to finish their over-pending homework.

Presently more veterans are being hospitalised and facing severe stresses – both mental and physical.

The Pythagorean theorem, also known as Pythagoras' theorem, is a relation in Euclidean geometry among the three sides of a right triangle. It states that the square of the hypotenuse (the side opposite the right angle) is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides.


Bangkok Terror attack: Police hunt for more suspects


Bangkok explosionBangkok: Police investigating the August 17 blasts at the Erawan shrine here, expanded the scope of their probe for more suspects on Sunday after a foreigner was nabbed with fake passports and explosive material during a raid on an apartment block

The detained 28-year-old man, who has been in Thailand since January last year, is being interogated for possessing the explosives.

Fourteen outsiders, seven from terrain China and Hong Kong, were among the 20 killed in the terror attack.
Police has been the target of criticism and has been accused of poor ivestigation but over this weekend it gained some success in getting hold of some definite clues. Till now no group has come forward to claim responsibility for the blast.

Deputy national police chief Chaktip Chaijinda has told a segment of the media that more suspects were being looked for.

‘Predator King’ authors enact the title with a hyphen


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Predator KingMorocco : ‘Predator King’ authors Eric Laurent and Catherine Graciet, two french reporters have been taken in by Morocco Police on charges of blackmailing the Moroccan King.

The French reporters-turned-authors had penned a book in 2012 on  King Mohammad VI. The book criticised the Moroccan King and pointed out disparity in money (read disproportionate assets) and questioned about the manyfold multiplication of fortunes since 1999, from the time the King sat on the throne.

Moroccan law prohibits criticism of throne King and has its own legal penalites. But the french authors laid a self made trap for themselves and walked into it while writing the 2nd volume of book scheduled to be published next year.

The reporters threatened the king of indecent financial disclosures in the sequel write and demanded 3.5 million dollars on a blackmail ‘damage control’ trade off.

Royal Palace tipped off Morocco police. A trap was laid, French authors were caught red-handed and taken into custody.