Minister says Nicol is an eight-time world champion and has contributed much to the nation.
Employees' contribution reduced to zero to enable them to increase their take-home pay, says the pension fund.
The High Court directed the government to recalculate pension payments due to 99-year-old Alagan Mayalagan following a PSD decision in the past that had resulted in reducing his pension payments.
EPF official moots a different pension scheme, warning that pension payments and healthcare costs will continue to rise.
The protests, which police sometimes broke up by beating participants, were a challenge to the authorities.
Opposition leader Alexei Navalny, barred from state TV and prevented from running against Putin for president earlier this year, hopes to tap into public anger over the reform.
Putin offered to cut the proposed retirement age for women to 60, from a retirement age of 63 first proposed by the government.
Putin took responsibility for the reform which he said was needed to protect state finances, ensure social stability and safeguard national security.
Protests took place in dozens of cities and towns in far eastern Russia, Siberia and western Russia.
The Russian government's proposal would raise the pension age by five years for men and eight years for women.
Senior veterans will see their monthly stipend cut by more than 20% over the next decade, after a smaller initial drop, according to official estimates.
A source says the king agreed to the government's advice on the matter after the termination of his service with the Judicial and Legal Service.
Romania’s government will maintain its policy of cutting taxes and raising the minimum wage and state pensions until 2020 in a bid to improve living standards.
A mass protest against privatised pensions instituted by Augusto Pinochet was held in Santiago.
A protester and a policeman were killed in Managua during protests about pension reform.
Teachers have been flexing their political muscle in Republican-dominated states where education funding was cut in recent years.
The government argues that the worst is over, pointing to 14 straight quarters of economic growth, but many Italians have yet to feel the benefits of the upturn.
Many workers and pensioners in Bosnia have not been paid their salaries or pensions.
The Brazilian government requires 40 more votes to pass the bill by way of supermajority.
Italy currently spends more than 16% of its gross domestic product on state pensions.
The move comes as a response to the average life expectancy in Sweden rising to over 82 years.
Socio-Economic Research Centre's Lee Heng Guie says policies and facilities should be focussed on catering to the needs of senior citizens who will comprise about 15% of the total population.
Socio-Economic Research Centre’s Lee Heng Guie says while the operating expenditure has risen for two consecutive years, the development expenditure seems to be ‘going downhill’.
National Association of Patriots wishes to see the government recognise the sacrifices of the veterans in defending and maintaining the independence of the country.
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