The retired employees of various Boards and Corporations in Himachal Pradesh, who are deprived of any pension benefits despite repeated government assurances, are now forced to work for MNREGA as daily wagers. “Some of them who are getting old being thrown out from this scheme too”, said Govind Chatranta, coordinator of the corporate sector workers. The marginalised employees, who have now planned to go on an agitation from next week, said they have been exploited by both the successive Congress and BJP governments in the State. Despite government notification of October 1999 when they were promised pension benefits like other State employees in accordance with the provision laid down in the Central Civil Services Rule , they were denied the benefit on the name of financial crunch. These employees allege that out of around 39,000 regular PSU employees, about 32,000 are being given regular pension and only a handful are being denied the benefit.
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Highlight122:A caller reported seeing Congress chief Sonia Gandhi joining in the celebrations aboard her security-cordon safari at the location.# Highlight121:Revellers were seen thronging the road outside Purana Qila in New Delhi celebrating the Indian victory.# Highlight120:So, a wonderful tournament comes to an end. India have won the World Cup for the second time after 28 years. India is also the first host nation to win it ever.#Highlight119:India’s victory over Pakistan saw enormous fireworks displays. The victory in the final did not get the same attention.# Highlight118:Heard in the office – Where is Poonam Pandey?# Highlight117:BCCI announces Rs 1 crore for every member of Team India.# Highlight116:The crowd in Wankhede erupts as Sachin Tendulkar comes to collect his winners medal.#Highlight115:MS Dhoni is Man of the Match, Yuvraj Singh is Man of the Series.# Highlight114:Sachin Tendulkar says he never could have asked for anything better than this.# Highlight113:Harbhajan Singh, who was in tears, dedicates Cup to the people of India. Says, “The cup belongs to you, the people of India.”# Highlight112:Coach Gary Kirsten gets victory lap with Raina and Kohli taking him on their shoulders.# Highlight111:Team India takes victory lap with Sachin Tendulkar astride on their shoulders.# Highlight110:Aamir Khan seems to be wearing the same T-shirt that he wore during the Indo-Pak semi-final. Does this have anything to do with India’s luck.#Highlight109:Tweet doing the rounds: Can we hold the fireworks, mithai and the champagne until we actually win so as not to jinx it?# advertisementHighlight108:Joke doing the rounds: Poonam Pandey has started it. She just removed her earrings.# Highlight107:Mandira Bedi tweeted: Hahaha. Tension nahi leneka. Rajni aur Ghajini dono stadium me hain.#Highlight106:Lalit Kumar Modi tweeted: Get Ready for a long night of celebration. Tonights gonna be a good night. India. India. India. All the way…#Highlight105:Ayaz Menon tweeted: Must say that the Indians have outplayed Sri Lanka completely in fielding. That’s probably what’s going to make the difference in this match.# Highlight104:Tweet doing the rounds: Two types of prayers overwhelming God right now – please let India win and please let Poonam Pandey strip!# Highlight103:Headlines Today’s Gaurav C Sawant tweeted: Rajinikanth in audience looking depressed. He should now be a part of India’s playing 11 at WC. That should help Team India. Then 275 will be easy.#Highlight102:Business Today Editor Chaitanya Kalbag tweeted: Nice to be Rahul G: you get to see all the cricket from the best seats at my expense at World Cup.#Highlight101:Ayaz Memon tweeted: Moment of magic from Dilshan. Brilliant catch to dismiss Kohli. India need to be careful here. Consolidate as well as keep up with run rate.#Highlight100:Headlines Today Executive Editor Rahul Kanwal tweeted: Team’s performance affecting fans. Fights breaking out over petty issues in the stands. Cops having to work doubly hard to control tempers.#Highlight99:Headlines Today Executive Editor Rahul Kanwal tweeted: Malinga standing in front of my stand, crowd boos him. Slinger gives him right back. Booing seems to be pumping him up.# Highlight98:Tweet doing the rounds: So now I am wondering – is there someone in the India team who can step up to grab the spotlight? Rajni?#Highlight97:Ayaz Memon tweeted: Malinga finds edge of Tendulkar’s bat plunging stadium into deathly silence. Is this also the end of his dream?#Highlight96:Sonakshi Sinha tweeted: NO WAY! We’re still proud of you Tendulkar. What a player!# Highlight95:Tweet doing the rounds: Right, 29 more to be the highest scorer in this WC, 82 for 100th century. No pressure.# Highlight94:Headlines Today Executive Editor Rahul Kanwal tweeted: Don’t know about team morale, but fan morale pretty down at Wankhade. Come on Sachin, immortality awaits.# Highlight93:Ayaz Memon tweeted: This has been an outstanding finish by the Lankans. Almost 90 runs in last 10 overs. Zak murdered in last spell. India have grim battle on hand.#Highlight92:Gaurav C Sawant tweeted: 18 of the last over not on. 275 to win. Ind lost the plot towards the end. Batsmen, the nation depends on you now. Sehwag/Tendulkar stay please.#Highlight91:Ayaz Memon tweeted: Mahela has played innings of a lifetime. Terrific improvisations now after long spell in rebuilding the innings, all at better than run-a-ball.#Highlight90:Gaurav C Sawant tweeted: 250-260, says an aunty in the neighbourhood. Goes on to show just how popular the game is. Everyone and their ‘aunty’ is an expert.#Highlight89:Mandira Bedi tweeted: Brilliant innings by Mahela. 274 didn’t look possible with the way they started. Is 275 a challenge? All depends on how Messrs SRT & VS get going!#advertisementHighlight88:Rahul Kanwal tweeted: What began very well ended disastrously. But look at the positive, 274 is not 352. And if there’s any batting that can chase this score it’s ours.#Highlight87:Mandira Bedi tweeted: Who is going to bat out 45 overs for us? We need someone to do a Mahela on our side..!#Highlight86:Ayaz Memon tweeted: Lankans scored a whopping 63 runs in the last batting Power Play: has any team done better in this World Cup, I wonder.#Highlight85:Gaurav C Sawant tweeted: India has the best batting line up in the world. SL has the best bowling & fielding side. If only Sachin and Sehwag stay on & score.# Highlight84:Tweet doing the rounds: Zaheer should have bowled underarm. Less shame in that compared to what just happened.#Highlight83:Tweet doing the rounds: Mahela Jayawardene has now scored 14 ODI centuries. Until now, all of them have been in winning causes.#Highlight82:Mail Today’s Baidurjo Bhose says giving away 63 runs in the last five overs was a bit too much for the Indian team.#Highlight81:Mail Today’s Baidurjo Bhose says the pitch doesnt look too good and with a wizard in the Lankan team – Muttiah Muralitharan – things don’t look to good for Dhoni’s men.# Highlight80:Tweet doing the rounds: A lot has been made of how strong the Indian batting is! Time to prove it now lads!! Let’s chase this down!!# Highlight79:Abhishek Singh tweeted: Sri Lanka 274 for 6 after 50 overs in World Cup final(M Jayawardene 103*, T Perera 16*).# Highlight78:Akshay Khanna tweeted: Take a bow Yuvi. You have bowled your heart out in the World Cup.# Highlight77:Mail Today’s Baidurjo Bhose says Yuvraj has done it again. The man with the golden arm finished with two wickets as none of the other bowlers seem to be troubling the Lankan batsmen.# Highlight76:Media executive Sneha Rajani tweeted: Rajinikanth is in the stadium. Now how can India lose!!!??#Highlight75:Mandira Bedi tweeted: Zak the ripper does it again..!#Highlight74:Ayaz Memon tweeted: Splendid Zaheer’s wicket of Kapugudera swings advantage hugely India way. What a hero he has been! Struggle now for Lanka to play out 50 overs.#Highlight73:Ayaz Memon tweeted: Yuvi’s wicket of Samarweera couldn’t have been better time. Match delicately poised. For Lanka, Mahela has to bat through; for India, he must go ASAP.#Highlight72:Headlines Today’s Gaurav C Sawant tweeted: Love the review system. Outstanding call by Yuvraj Singh. This Indian team deserves to win the WC.# Highlight71:English cricketer Michael Vaughan tweeted: I hear Tails shout at the toss. Others hear Heads. Inconclusive on the replays. Could you ever believe that we have TOSS GATE at the Wankhede stadium.# Highlight70:First the time in the World Cup, Simon Taufel’s decision has been over-ruled by the TV umpire. Yuvraj traps Samaraveera LBW.# Highlight69:Harsha Bhogle tweeted: Jayawardene batting beautifully. India’s weak bowling coming back to haunt them? 270 on here.#Highlight68:Harsha Bhogle tweeted: Tendulkar filling in for Sreesanth overs. Looks like Yuvi could do with a bit of support too. Second spell from Zaheer?#advertisementHighlight67:Ayaz Memon tweeted: Mahela’s played one of the most pleasing half-centuries of this Cup; could this also turn out to be the most crucial?# Highlight66:The entire stadium erupts as little master Sachin Tendulkar comes in to bowl.#Highlight65:Harsha Bhogle tweeted: The moment a wicket falls Dhoni gets Sreesanth back. Trying to finish his overs? But could allow a new player to get set.# Highlight64:Mail Today’s Baidurjo Bhose says it is not often that we see Sachin Tendulkar diving to save a ball. Today, even he is doing it. Shows the desperation in him to win.# Highlight63:English cricketer Kevin Pietersen tweeted: SL winning the toss could cause an upset people. This is gonna be a cracker!! Should’ve gone & watched it! May the best team win.#Highlight62:Ayaz Memon tweeted: Mahela of the silken touch, playing very late, finding gaps, pulling his team out of trouble.# Highlight61:Mail Today’s Baidurjo Bhose says Rajinikath has come in to watch the final showdown. Even he couldn’t miss a piece of the history unfolding at the Wankhede Stadium.# Highlight60:Harsha Bhogle tweeted: Look what confidence does to you. Yuvraj is back to fielding as brilliantly as he did in the past.#Highlight59:Headlines Today Executive Editor Rahul Kanwal tweeted: Sreesanth extremely high maintenance. Asks for big towel after every over. Drinks full energy drink.#Highlight58:Harsha Bhogle tweeted: How disappointing it must be to get out like that in a World Cup final. Dilshan was looking good.#Highlight57:Senior journalist Ayaz Memon tweeted: Crunch time for Lanka after Dilshan’s dismissal: lose either Mahela or Sanga early now and game could swing away irrevocably.#Highlight56:Shane Warne tweeted: My prediction – very close contest and whoever bats first has a big advantage. India by 17 runs or 5 wkts!!!#Highlight55:Shane Warne tweeted: I’m in Mumbai and the place is a real buzz – great atmosphere. Nice to be back in India – love the people & passion!#Highlight54:Actor Rajinikanth with his family and senior politician Manohar Joshi spotted in the stands.# Highlight53:Tweet doing the rounds: Friend says Sreesanth is modern day Krishna. He’ll protect Poonam Pandey’s modesty.# Highlight52:Actor Saif Ali Khan was spotted in the stands in all black – shades, T-shirt and jeans.# Highlight51:Yuvraj smiles as cameras pan in on his lookalike in the stands.#Highlight50:Actors Ranbir Kapoor and Soha Ali Khan at Wankhede to cheer for Team India.#Highlight49:Union Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal cheers as Bhajji scalps Dilshan.# Highlight48:Tweet doing the rounds: There seems no area of the ground & slightly above it, at least on my TV screen, where Yuvraj’s lunging arms can’t reach.# Highlight47:Mandira Bedi on Twitter – Zaheer: One classy act. 2 maidens in 3 overs.#Highlight46:Headlines Today Executive Editor Rahul Kanwal tweeted: Wow! Indians fielding like I’ve never seen them before. Yuvi & co giving Jonty run for his money. Boy, are they charged up for the big game or what!#Highlight45:Twitter flooded with users praising the rejuvenated Indian bowling and fielding.# Highlight44:Tweet doing the rounds: Sreesanth heard the coach say – ‘Work on the ball’. But Sree took it as ‘Work on the ‘Baal’.# Highlight43:Tweet doing the rounds: Dear Sri Lankan batsmen… Please score anything above 100 so that Sachin scores his 100th 100.# Highlight42:BJP president Nitin Gadkari and senior leader LK Advani at the Wankhede to witness the match.# Highlight41:Headlines Today Executive Editor Rahul Kanwal tweeted: Sreesanth gets to play in the World Cup finals. Surprised with Ashwin’s omission. Hope Sree redeems himself.# Highlight40:Balrampur (in UP) CJM orders FIR against model Poonam Pandey for her controversial statement that she will go nude if Team India wins the ICC World Cup.# Highlight39:Munaf Patel replaces Sreesanth after he gave away two boundaries in his last over.# Highlight38:Zaheer Khan strikes. Scalps Upul Tharanga. Tharanga edges to Sehwag at first slip.#Highlight37:Sreesanth gives away the first boundary of the final to Dilshan.# Highlight36:Mumbai, Delhi roads choked with heavy traffic as people head home to watch final.#Highlight35:President Pratibha Patil arrives in Wankhede stadium to watch the final.# Highlight34:Aleem Dar and Simon Taufel are the on-field umpires for the final.#Highlight33:Actor Aamir Khan and Mumbai Indians’ co-owner Nita Ambani among host of celebrities at Wankhede.# Highlight32:Actor Shilpa Shetty to Team India: Think positive and let things happen.# Highlight31:Rahul Gandhi reaches Wankhede Stadium to watch the WC final.# Highlight30:Sreesanth will play in place of Nehra. Ashwin fails to find a place in the team.# Highlight29:Sreesanth back in the team. What will India do?# Highlight28:The toss happened twice as on the first occasion, the match referee and the two captains failed to hear the call.# Highlight27:Sri Lanka win toss and elect to bat against India in Mumbai.# Highlight26:This might be an indication that spinner R Ashwin will play instead of Sreesanth today.#Highlight25:A source from Taj Mahal Palace Hotel informs that S Sreesanth was seen roaming around late last night in the Hotel.# Highlight24:Weather forecast for Mumbai. It will be sunny all day round.# Highlight23:Sushma Swaraj, Leader of Opposition, Lok Sabha: Entire nation will watch the World Cup final. My best wishes for the team.#Highlight22:Sushma Swaraj: Winning the Cup on home turf will give a great feeling. I am not going to Mumbai. I will watch the match on TV.# Highlight21:Indian and Sri Lankan team buses reach Wankhede stadium.# Highlight20:Seniors motivate Team India before final. Sachin gives pep-talk.# Highlight19:SMS doing the rounds. With due apologies to Sri Lanka and its fans: “Sri Lanka kya jeetega. Salo ki aukat kya hai. India ka map lene jao, inka map free milta hai.”# Highlight18:Bollywood actor Neha Dhupia on Twitter: How uncanny.. The last time India picked up the World Cup was a Saturday. And today will be no exception!# Highlight17:Tweet doing the rounds: Last match was all about ‘Aman ki Asha’. Is today’s match all about ‘Poonam ki Asha’?# Highlight16:Liquor baron Vijay Mallya has been accused of instigating model Poonam Pandey to go naked if India win.#Highlight15:A lawyer, RK Pandey, has filed a case in Bhopal against Poonam, accusing her of depicting Brahmins in poor light by vowing to go naked.# Highlight14:Both the teams are expected to leave for the Wankhede stadium at 12.00 P.M.# Highlight13:The Taj Hotel, where the two teams are staying, has been heavily barricaded.#Highlight12:The Mumbai Police has barricaded all roads leading to the stadium and declared them a no-vehicle zone.#Highlight11:17 parking places have been designated for the public who visits the Wankhede to watch the match.#Highlight10:No electronic equipment, except mobile phones, will be allowed to be taken inside the stadium.#Highlight9:From Twitter: If you think you are nervous, imagine what Poonam Pandey must be going through.# Highlight8:Aggressive pacer S Sreesanth is likely to replace Ashish Nehra in the Indian XI.#Highlight7:India is also plagued by injury with pacer Asish Nehra unlikely to play due to a finger fracture.#Highlight6:Sri Lanka’s legendary off-spinner Muttiah Muralidharan is also a doubtful starter due to a quad strain.#Highlight5:Rookie off-spinner Suraj Randiv will replace paceman Angelo Mathews for Sri Lanka.#Highlight4:The good news for India is that Lankan pacer Angelo Mathews has been ruled out of the match due to a thigh muscle injury.#Highlight3:This is the third final outing for both India and Sri Lanka and if one of them wins, it will be their second World Cup victory.#Highlight2:The match is being played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai and is to be attended by the high and mighty from both countries.#Highlight1:Welcome to India Today’s coverage of the cricket World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka.#