Agnipath scheme rolled out after wide-ranging consultations: Rajnath

Agnipath scheme rolled out after wide-ranging consultations: Rajnath

Saturday, 18 June 2022 | PTI | New Delhi

As protests against the 'Agnipath' scheme intensified, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday strongly defended the new military recruitment model saying it was rolled out after wide-ranging consultations including with the ex-servicemen and suggested that a "misunderstanding" is being spread for political reasons. He said the scheme will bring revolutionary changes...

CBI files case against Gehlot's brother, 14 others in fertilizer scam, conducts raids

CBI files case against Gehlot's brother, 14 others in fertilizer scam, conducts raids

Friday, 17 June 2022 | PTI | New Delhi

The CBI has registered a corruption case against Agrasen Gehlot, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's brother, and 14 others related to the alleged diversion of subsidized fertilizers meant for farmers in 2007-09, and carried out searches at his Jodhpur home and 16 other locations in three states, officials said on...

Assembly elections in J-K possibly by year-end, says Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

Assembly elections in J-K possibly by year-end, says Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

Friday, 17 June 2022 | PTI | Jammu

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday hinted at holding assembly elections in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir "by this year-end". Addressing a function here, Singh, who is on a two-day visit to the Union Territory, said the delimitation exercise was completed recently following which the number of seats has...

Oppn creating controversy over Agnipath scheme by provoking people: V K Singh

Oppn creating controversy over Agnipath scheme by provoking people: V K Singh

Friday, 17 June 2022 | PTI | Nagpur

 Amid violent protests in parts of the country over the Centre's Agnipath scheme, Union minister and former Army chief General V K Singh (retd) on Friday accused the opposition parties of creating a controversy over the recruitment plan by "provoking" people. Since the Opposition has nothing else to do, it is...

China places hold on India, US bid to list Pak-based terrorist Abdul Rehman Makki under UNSC sanctions

China places hold on India, US bid to list Pak-based terrorist Abdul Rehman Makki under UNSC sanctions

Friday, 17 June 2022 | PTI | United Nations

China has put a hold in the UN at the last moment on a joint proposal by India and the US to list Pakistan-based top LeT militant Abdul Rehman Makki as a global terrorist by the Security Council. Abdul Rehman Makki, a US-designated terrorist, is the brother-in-law of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief...

Agnipath: One killed as violence rocks Secunderabad railway station

Agnipath: One killed as violence rocks Secunderabad railway station

Friday, 17 June 2022 | IANS | Hyderabad

One person was killed and three others injured in the police firing on youths protesting at the Secunderabad railway station on Friday against the Central government's new military recruitment policy. Police opened fire after the protesters went on a rampage at the station setting afire two trains and vandalising the station....

Decision to raise age limit under Agnipath will provide opportunity to many youths: Army Chief

Decision to raise age limit under Agnipath will provide opportunity to many youths: Army Chief

Friday, 17 June 2022 | PTI | New Delhi

Army Chief Gen Manoj Pande on Friday said the government's decision to raise the upper age limit to 23 years from 21 under the 'Agnipath' scheme for 2022 will provide an opportunity to the youths who were preparing to join the force but couldn't be recruited due to the COVID-19...

Modi can't hear anything except voice of 'friends': Rahul amid Agnipath protests

Modi can't hear anything except voice of 'friends': Rahul amid Agnipath protests

Friday, 17 June 2022 | PTI | New Delhi

Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi does not understand what the people of the country want as he cannot hear anything except the voice of his "friends". He said this a day after the government raised the upper age limit to 23 years from...

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