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Facing pension related problems? Here's how to complain to the government

Facing pension related problems? Here's how to complain to the government

Finance
If you are a central government pensioner who has been facing issues related to your pension and your grievances are not being resolved by the bank or government department despite your repeated complaints, then you can lodge your complaint on the www.pensionersportal.gov.in. This portal helps pensioners to raise their grievances with senior people in the concerned department in case they have received unsatisfactory responses so far or if they do not know who to approach regarding their pension related issues. To file a complaint on the portal, you must keep your Pension Payment Order (PPO) number handy to ensure that your complaint is quickly answered by the government. Follow the steps below to lodge your pension grievance. 1. Go the website, www.pensionersportal.gov.in and click on CPE...
OPEC-member Venezuela facing more regional pressures

OPEC-member Venezuela facing more regional pressures

Business
June 5 (UPI) -- Venezuela may be facing further economic obstacles as the U.S. secretary state calls for its suspension from the Organization of American States. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro faced widespread criticism for holding elections in his country early. By putting his opponents on their heels, Maduro last month secured another six-year term in an election his global critics called a sham. Already under increased pressure from economic sanctions, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a call Monday for Venezuela's suspension from the OAS because of "an unconstitutional interruption in democratic order." "In addition to suspension, I call on fellow member-states to apply additional pressure on the Maduro regime, including sanctions and further diplomatic isolation, until...
Sainsbury's-Asda merger facing investigation

Sainsbury's-Asda merger facing investigation

Business
Britain's competition regulator has confirmed it is investigating the planned merger between Sainsbury's and Asda. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said it was inviting interested parties to comment on the impact of the deal ahead of a formal "phase one" inquiry.A deal between Sainsbury's and Asda, currently the second and third biggest UK supermarkets, would create a grocery powerhouse, overtaking Tesco as the market leader.It would have 2,800 stores across the UK - including the Argos business already owned by Sainsbury's - with combined revenues of £51bn.Some experts think the CMA could ultimately order the company to dispose of at least 75 stores.There are also concerns about the impact the tie-up would have on suppliers - and this part of the sector is ...
Apple's Shazam takeover facing competition probe

Apple's Shazam takeover facing competition probe

Technology
The European Commission has launched an in-depth investigation into Apple's takeover of UK-based music app Shazam after finding the deal could raise competition concerns.Apple revealed in December that it was snapping up the song recognition tool in a deal reportedly worth $ 400m (£286m).Shazam allows users to identify songs by pointing a smartphone or tablet at speakers playing music.The European Commission said it was concerned that the takeover could see rivals' music streaming services put at a competitive disadvantage to Apple Music.This is because Apple would obtain commercially sensitive data about its rivals' customers by owning Shazam, according to the EC's initial findings.Those rivals include Spotify, the global market leader."Access to such data could allow Apple to directly ta
Orioles don't get break facing Astros' No. 5 starter

Orioles don't get break facing Astros' No. 5 starter

Sports
The offseason acquisition of right-hander Gerrit Cole was orchestrated to fortify an already stout Astros rotation, one that when fully armed, had the option of utilizing versatile right-hander Brad Peacock in a complementary role en route to the 2017 World Series title. On Sunday against Texas, Cole made his Astros debut and, for at least one start, validated the decision of Houston general manager Jeff Luhnow, working seven strong innings in an 8-2 victory that clinched the four-game series. Cole surrendered one run on two hits and three walks with 11 strikeouts, growing stronger as his outing progressed and capping a collective performance by the Houston rotation that should give the rest of the American League pause. Cole followed right-hander Justin Verlander, left-hander Dallas Keuch...