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  • Jun 17, 2022 06:06 PM IST

    Shiv Sena MP slams Centre over ‘ill thought out’ Agnipath scheme

    Shiv Sena leader and Rajya Sabha MP Priyanka Chaturvedi on Friday blasted the BJP-led Centre on the new ‘Agnipath’ scheme, calling it “ill thought out policy”. “Land Acquisition, 2015; Demonetisation, 2016; Farm Act, 2021; Agneepath Recruitment Scheme, 2022. When one sits in ivory tower and drafts policy in the belief that only they know what the nation needs. Ill thought out policy leading to chaos, violence and unrest in the country,” she tweeted.

  • Jun 17, 2022 05:43 PM IST

    Attempts to vandalise buses in Delhi, case filed against miscreants: Cops

    Delhi Police said on Friday that few people came on the Wazirabad road near the Khas Flyover towards Bhajanpura in protest against the Agnipath scheme, and tried to block traffic. 

    “In that process, windscreen of a mini bus was damaged as someone from the gathering pelted stone towards the Bus,” an official statement from the police said. 

    “As precautionary arrangements were already in place across the district, police team immediately reached the spot and the youngsters were removed from there. In this incident a case vide FIR No. 436/22 u/s 147/148/149/427 IPC has been registered at PS Khajuri Khas and the investigation is in progress,” the statement added. 

  • Jun 17, 2022 05:37 PM IST

    Army to issue notification on recruitment process under Agnipath scheme by Monday: Report

    The Indian Army will issue a notification on the recruitment process under the Agnipath scheme by Monday, officials told news agency PTI on Friday. 

  • Jun 17, 2022 05:31 PM IST

    Haryana blocks internet for 24 hours in Mahendragarh district

    Haryana government has ordered suspension of mobile internet and all SMS services in wake of the potential law and order situation in Mahendergarh district for the next 24 hours, a notification said. The suspension till remain in place till 4.30pm tomorrow (Saturday), it added. The decision comes amid protests against Agnipath protests in the state. Notabley, stir is ongoing across the country.

  • Jun 17, 2022 05:15 PM IST

    Railways min appeals to youth not to damage property of Railways

    Union railways minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Friday appealed to the country’s youth not to “indulge” in violent protests and not to “damage the property” of the Railways. “Railways are the property of the country,” he was quoted as saying by ANI.

  • Jun 17, 2022 05:12 PM IST

    Nitesh Kumar’s JD(U) makes fresh plea to review ‘Agnipath’ scheme

    Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal (United) renewed its plea on Friday to the PM Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre for an immediate review of the ‘Agnipath’ scheme, and assure the country’s youth that their future will not be adversely impacted because of the new policy, PTI reported.

  • Jun 17, 2022 05:08 PM IST

    RJD leader Sharad Yadav says Centre should ‘revisit’ Agnipath scheme

    Former Union minister and RJD leader Sharad Yadav said on Friday that Centre should ‘revisit’ the ‘Agnipath recruitment model. He added that the policy is not a reform but an “attempt to damage” the existing system of recruitment in the armed forces, PTI reported.

  • Jun 17, 2022 05:01 PM IST

    3 service chiefs defend ‘Agnipath’ scheme amid nationwide protests

    The three service chiefs – army, navy and air force, on Friday defended the ‘Agnipath’ recruitment scheme, arguing that it presented an opportunity to India’s youth to serve the nation, and military service would equip them with skills for subsequent employment. Read more

  • Jun 17, 2022 04:27 PM IST

    Hyderabad metro suspended as precautionary measure over Agnipath protests

    Hyderabad Metro services in all three lines have been suspended till further notice owing to the ongoing Agnipath protests. 

  • Jun 17, 2022 03:58 PM IST

    Stir reaches Odisha, protestors block road and tear down hoardings

    Agnipath protests reach Odisha as hundreds of army aspirants blocked the arterial Ring Road in Cuttack and tore down hoardings in Cantonment area of the silver city, PTI reported. Many of these protestors alleged that they have already cleared the physical fitness and medical tests for recruitment in the Army last year, and were awaiting to write the Common Entrance Examination (CEE). Read more

  • Jun 17, 2022 03:55 PM IST

    Police station, vehicle set on fire in UP’s Aligarh

    The Jattari Police Station building and a police vehicle were set on fire by angry protesters in Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh on Friday.

  • Jun 17, 2022 03:23 PM IST

    Agnipath stir reach Bengal, protestors block railway tracks

    ‘Agnipath’ protests reached West Bengal on Friday, with army aspirants taking out rallies and blocking trains in multiple regions. Police, however, said that there were no reports of any violence incidents such as arson or stone-pelting. At Thakurnagar in North 24 Parganas, protestors blocked railway tracks for more than an hour. Some youths also staged protests outside the house of Union minister of state for ports and shipping Shantanu Thakur in the region. Read more.

  • Jun 17, 2022 03:06 PM IST

    Protestors block Kanpur-Jhansi highway

    Agnipath scheme protestors have now blocked the the Kanpur-Jhansi highway in Uttar Pradesh.

  • Jun 17, 2022 02:38 PM IST

    Roadway buses torched in Aligarh; 100 people arrested in Ballia

    Roadways buses have been torched near Tappal in Aligarh, while as many as 100 persons have been held in Ballia district in Uttar Pradesh. The arrests happened for vandalising two trains, pelting stones, setting a compartment of train on fire during protest against Agniveer this morning. Read more.

  • Jun 17, 2022 02:37 PM IST

    Tear gas used on Delhi-Agra highway

    Police resorted to using tear gas on the Delhi-Agra highway in order to protect commuters as protestors in Agnipath agitation pelted stones, news agency ANI reported. Few vehicles were damaged in the incident, but police said that traffic movement is normal now.

  • Jun 17, 2022 02:19 PM IST

    More than 200 trains affected so far in ‘Agnipath’ protests

    Railways said on Friday that over 200 trains across the country have been affected so far owing to the ‘Agnipath’ protests. Furthermore, 35 trains have been cancelled and 13 short-terminated, news agency PTI reported. Read more.

  • Jun 17, 2022 02:14 PM IST

    Bihar BJP chief’s house attacked, police forces deployed

    Broken windows of state BJP chief Sanjay Jaiswal's house in Bihar. (HT)
    Broken windows of state BJP chief Sanjay Jaiswal’s house in Bihar. (HT)

    Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Bihar president Sanjay Jaiswal’s house was attacked on Friday amid the nationwide protests against Centre’s new ‘Agnipath’ recruitment scheme. Police forces have been deployed near his house on Bettiah. Read more.

  • Jun 17, 2022 02:04 PM IST

    Watch: ‘Agnipath’ arson blazes through Bihar; Train coaches gutted in UP’s Ballia

    The protests over Modi government’s new defence recruitment policy – Agnipath spilled onto day 3, with army aspirants continuing to stage protests across railway stations in Bihar. Train coaches at Mohiuddinnagar, Lakhisarai, Samastipur railway stations were set ablaze. Protesters even blocked railway tracks with burning tyres. Watch this video

  • Jun 17, 2022 01:59 PM IST

    Dozens of trains cancelled, many short terminated amid violent Agnipath protests

    A total of 200 train services have been affected due to the ongoing agitation against the government’s short-term recruitment scheme for the armed forces, reported news agency ANI. Hundreds of angry youths vented their ire against the Agnipath scheme by burning train coaches, vandalising railroad property and blocking rail tracks and highways with boulders. Read more

  • Jun 17, 2022 01:53 PM IST

    ‘Hubris and arrogance that PM Modi…’: Owaisi slams Centre over Agnipath protests

    AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi tweets over violent protests against the Agnipath scheme. “Reminds us of Goswami suicide of 1990. When there is economic distress, very high unemployment and super high inflation, the result is always anger on the street. A 4th factor adding to these flames is hubris and arrogance that @PMOIndia is hiding behind service chiefs.”

  • Jun 17, 2022 01:48 PM IST

    ‘Ready for all emergencies…’: Delhi Police on protests against Agnipath scheme

    Law and Order will be maintained in Delhi in all circumstances. Police are ready for all emergencies and contingency. All kinds of unlawful assemblies are being immediately dispersed: DCP Central Shweta Chauhan on protests against Agnipath recruitment scheme

  • Jun 17, 2022 01:45 PM IST

    ‘Govt has shown sensitivity…’: Home minister Amit Shah over Centre’s decision on upper age limit for ‘Agnipath’

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday thanked the government for approving the ‘Agnipath’ scheme for the benefit of the youth of the country. “The recruitment process in the Army was affected due to the COVID-19 pandemic for the last two years. Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji, in the ‘Agneepath Yojana’, cares for youth. The government has shown sensitivity by deciding that this time the age limit for the recruitment of Agniveers should be increased from 21 to 23 years,” Shah tweeted.

  • Jun 17, 2022 01:42 PM IST

    IAF chief to visit 6 forward bases, will address troops on the Agnipath scheme

    Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari visiting six forward bases today where he would address the troops about the details of the #Agnipath entry scheme. The aim is to explain the details of the scheme to the last man in the force

  • Jun 17, 2022 01:38 PM IST

    ‘Insult to forces’: Punjab CM demands rollback of Agnipath scheme

    Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann tweets on Agnipath protests. “After stalling recruitments in the armed forces, the Centre’s new diktat says you have to serve for four years and won’t get pension after service. It is not only an insulted to the forces, but a betrayal to the youth of this country. The anger of the youth is the result of a decision taken without thinking. We demand that the Centre take back the decision.”

  • Jun 17, 2022 01:30 PM IST

    Agnipath protests: Trains vandalised, compartment set afire at Ballia

    Two trains were vandalised and a compartment set afire at the Ballia railway station as violent protests against the Agnipath scheme for short-term recruitment of soldiers in the defence services were held across eastern Uttar Pradesh. Read more

  • Jun 17, 2022 01:26 PM IST

    On Agnipath amid stir, Army chief says ‘youth probably does not have enough info, they will develop faith after knowing benefits’

    Army chief General Manoj Pande speaks on ongoing protest over Agnipath scheme. “I feel that the youth does not know all the proper information on the #AgnipathScheme. Once they get to know about the scheme, they will have faith that this scheme is not only for the youth but is also beneficial to all”


  • Jun 17, 2022 01:21 PM IST

    Amid Agnipath protests, Army chief urges youth to join forces as ‘Agniveers’

    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 pandemic in the last two years. Full report

  • Jun 17, 2022 01:11 PM IST

    Train torched in Bihar’s Danapur railway station

    “We will take strict action; won’t comment on the matter as it’s sensitive but agitation in this manner, of damaging public properties, is not right. Around 5 people arrested. No major injuries to police/passengers. Security to be increased,” Patna DM Dr. Chandrashekhar Singh.

  • Jun 17, 2022 01:01 PM IST

    Train stopped at Lalpur railway station in Kanpur

    Hundreds of youths have stopped a train at Lalpur station in Kanpur. Crowd is growing.

  • Jun 17, 2022 12:57 PM IST

    Gurugram administration imposes restrictions under  Section 144

    Gurugram administration imposes Section 144 of the CrPC to restrict the gathering of more than 4 persons in the city. Read more

  • Jun 17, 2022 12:55 PM IST

    RAF flagmarching in ATala area of Prayagraj ahead of the Friday prayers

    RAF flagmarching in ATala area of Prayagraj ahead of the Friday Prayers.

  • Jun 17, 2022 12:49 PM IST

    All gates of ITO, Jama Masjid metro stations shut: DMRC

    All gates of Delhi Gate and Jama Masjid Metro Stations are closed, announces Delhi Metro Rail Corporation. This after all the all gates of ITO Metro Station are closed.

  • Jun 17, 2022 12:47 PM IST

    Traffic on Agra-Mathura highway restored

    Traffic on Agra Mathura highway restored after ruckus at Narholi in Mathura where protesters pelted stone on roadways buses and police.

  • Jun 17, 2022 12:45 PM IST

    Agnipath protests: Mob damages buses in Firozabad

    A group of people protesting against the short-term recruitment of soldiers in the defence services under the Agnipath scheme damaged at least three Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation buses on Friday along the Agra-Lucknow Expressway. Read more

  • Jun 17, 2022 12:42 PM IST

    Bihar: Residence of Bihar BJP chief attacked in Bettiah

    The residence of Bihar BJP chief Sanjay Jaiswal, in Bettiah, attacked by agitators protesting against #AgnipathRecruitmentScheme. At least one Policeman injured.

  • Jun 17, 2022 12:42 PM IST

    UP: Massive protest in Ghazipur, bike rally in Unnao

    Massive demonstration underway at Ghazipur district of UP. Similarly, hundreds of youths are carrying out bike rally in Unnao.

  • Jun 17, 2022 12:38 PM IST

    Gorakhpur: Police, RPF patrol Gorakhpur railway station

    Police and Railway Protection Force patrolling at Gorakhpur Railway station after reports of protest in neighboring districts.

  • Jun 17, 2022 12:36 PM IST

    Police are conducting flag march in Kakadeo, the hub of coaching institutes in Kanpur over Agnipath scheme

    Police are conducting flag march in Kakadeo, the hub of coaching institutes in Kanpur over Agnipath scheme.

  • Jun 17, 2022 12:30 PM IST

    1 dead, 8 injured in violent ‘Agnipath’ protests at Secunderabad railway station

    One person was killed, while eight others were critically injured after the police opened fire to control an angry mob that went berserk at the Secunderabad railway station on Friday in protest against the Union defence ministry’s new ‘Agnipath’ scheme. Full report

  • Jun 17, 2022 12:29 PM IST

    2 more trains cancelled due to Agnipath protests

    Two more Delhi bound trains Alidwarpur-Delhi Mahananda Express and 12505 Kamakhya-Anand Vihar North East Express cancelled.

  • Jun 17, 2022 12:09 PM IST

    200 train services affected due to protests

    A total of 200 train services have been affected due to the ongoing agitation; 35 train services stand cancelled while 13 have been short terminated, throughout the country, reports ANI

  • Jun 17, 2022 12:06 PM IST

    Vehicle owners abandon vehicles at Yamuna Expressway

    Protests underway at Yamuna Expressway. The vehicle owners have abandoned their cars etc creating a jam on Yamuna Expressway. Police slowly gaining control and make stranded vehicles move but yet vehicles abandoned causing road blockage

  • Jun 17, 2022 12:02 PM IST

    UP: Cops fire in the air to disperse protesters targeting buses in Mathura

    Ruckus on Agra Delhi highwa in Mathura district. The police had to fire in the air to control violent protesters targeting buses on Yamuna Expressway. Heavy police deployment as protesters continue to target buses. The passengers are running for safety. 

  • Jun 17, 2022 11:56 AM IST

    Agnipath scheme: BJP goes into overdrive to counter protests

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday went into overdrive to counter perceptions that short-term recruitment of soldiers in the defence services under the Agnipath scheme will adversely impact enrolments and drive unemployment as part of its attempts to prevent escalation of protests over it. Read more

  • Jun 17, 2022 11:51 AM IST

    Jharkhand: Train service briefly disrupted in Jamshedpur, later resumed

    Train services were briefly disrupted by the protesters in Jharkhand’s Jamshedpur. However, the services were resumed

  • Jun 17, 2022 11:47 AM IST

    Watch: Protesters chased away by police in Haryana’s Narnaul

    Haryana Police personnel chase away the protesters in Narnaul. Several cities in the state reported violent incidents during protests against the Agnipath recruitment scheme. Internet services have been suspended in Ballabhgarh.

  • Jun 17, 2022 11:44 AM IST

    North Central Railways issues list of cancelled, terminated trains

    The North Central Railways have issued a list of trains which will be controlled

    1)12303 Howrah – New Delhi Poorva Express

    2)12353 Howrah – Lalkuan Express

    3) 18622 Ranchi – Patna Patliputra Express

    4)18182 Danapur – Tata Express

    5) 22387 Howrah – Dhanbad Black Diamond Express

    6) 13512 Asansol – Tata Express

    7) 13032 Jaynagar – Howrah Express

    8) 13409 Malda Town – Kiul Express

    Trains cancelled

    1)12335 Malda Town – Lokmanya Tilak (T) Express

    2) 12273 Howrah – New Delhi Duronto Express

    Moreover, 13401Bhagalpur – Danapur Intercity Express and 03487 Jamalpur – Kiul DEMU Passenger Special will be short terminated at Dhanauri.

  • Jun 17, 2022 11:35 AM IST

    Every mass spontaneous protest a culmination of collective angst, says Karti Chidambaram

    “Every mass spontaneous protest is a culmination of collective angst, its not just about the issue of the day, that’s just the tipping point. This is my learning after the #jallikattu protests in Marina Beach,” tweets Congress MP Karti Chidambaram

  • Jun 17, 2022 11:31 AM IST

    ‘Start preparing’: Rajnath Singh’s appeal to youth amid Agnipath protests

    Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said the recruitment into the military through the Agnipath scheme will begin soon and advised youngsters to start preparation. The minister’s statement came as widespread protests against Agnipath continued for the third day across the country. Calling the scheme a ‘golden opportunity’, the defence minister thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allowing age waiver for the first batch f the recruitment. Read more

  • Jun 17, 2022 11:29 AM IST

    Watch: Protests at Hajipur railway station in Bihar

    Protesters chased away by the police at Hajipur railway station in Bihar. According to Hajipur SP Maneesh, the situation at the railway station is under control. 

  • Jun 17, 2022 11:25 AM IST

    2 people arrested in UP’s Auraiya while trying to stage protest

    Two people have been arrested in Achalda railway station in Auraiya district while trying to stage protests. This comes amid incidents of train being set on fire in Ballia and reports of buses damaged in various districts of Uttar Pradesh.

  • Jun 17, 2022 11:22 AM IST

    North Eastern Railways cancel 12 trains and short terminate 4 trains heading towards violence-hit districts

    North Eastern Railways cancelled 12 trains and short terminated 4 trains heading towards Prayagraj, Ballia, Varanasi and other districts in wake of the ongoing Agniveer protest

  • Jun 17, 2022 11:21 AM IST

    Bus damaged by protesters in Varanasi

    A bus damaged by protesters in Varanasi
    A bus damaged by protesters in Varanasi

    A bus has been damaged by protesters in Varanasi. Earlier in the day, protesters has vandalised vending carts at the Varanasi Cantonment railway station. There have been reports of violence in other parts of eastern Uttar Pradesh, especially Balia where protesters set an isolated train on fire. 

  • Jun 17, 2022 11:15 AM IST

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

    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 21 years for recruitment under ‘Agnipath’, amid protests by youth in several parts of the country against the scheme.

  • Jun 17, 2022 11:01 AM IST

    Deputy chief minister Renu Devi’s house attacked at Bettiah

    Bihar Deputy chief minister Renu Devi house attacked at Bettiah

  • Jun 17, 2022 10:58 AM IST

    Secunderabad: Protesters pelt stones at police, 15 injured; Howrah Express bogies torched

    Protesters pelt stones at the police in Secunderabad, 15 people injured. Protesters set fire to Howrah Express

  • Jun 17, 2022 10:47 AM IST

    Jan Shatabdi Express stopped for five minutes in Mathura

    Jan Shatabdi Express, a train was stopped for 5 minutes underneath Narhauli bridge in Mathura district. However train track now normal after protesters moved away. Protest on roads and highway and buses targeted in Mathura district

  • Jun 17, 2022 10:42 AM IST

    Four bogies of Ara Patna passenger train torched at Kulharia station

    Four bogies of Ara Patna passenger train torched at Kulharia station

  • Jun 17, 2022 10:38 AM IST

    Agnipath scheme: What will Agniveers do after 4 yrs of service? Govt shares list

    The Centre on Thursday released a list of things that ‘Agniveers’- people who will get recruited under the ‘Agnipath’ scheme- can opt for after they have served in either the Army, the Navy or the Air Force. Check full list

  • Jun 17, 2022 10:32 AM IST

    Priyanka calls for ‘Agnipath’ withdrawal, says amendment shows scheme drafted in ‘haste’

    Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Friday attacked the government over the Agnipath scheme, saying the BJP dispensation requiring to amend rules under the scheme soon after its announcement indicates it was imposed on the youth in “haste”, and demanded its immediate withdrawal.

  • Jun 17, 2022 10:23 AM IST

    UP: Youths vandalise vending carts outside Varanasi Cantonment railway station

    A group of youths staged a protest outside Cantt railway station in Varanasi, They vandalized some vending carts, the police controlled the situation and drove away the protestors.

  • Jun 17, 2022 10:15 AM IST

    South Central railway authorities stop all trains to Secunderabad

    South Central railway authorities have stopped all trains to Secunderabad. Protesters ransack trains in Secunderabad railway station. Set fire to two bogeys Set afire stalls in the railway station. Some passengers injured

  • Jun 17, 2022 10:09 AM IST

    Security enhanced on 165 kilometres long track linking Agra with Noida

    After buses damaged on Agra Lucknow Express Way on Friday morning, security enhanced on Yamuna Express Way, a 165 kilometer long fast track linking Agra with NOIDA. Mathura police positioned at varied locations

  • Jun 17, 2022 10:09 AM IST

    Bihar: 3 bogies of Darbhanga-New Delhi Sampark Kranti Express set on fire at Samastipur railway station

    Three bogies of Darbhanga New Delhi Sampark Kranti express set on fire at the outer of Samastipur railway station

  • Jun 17, 2022 10:02 AM IST

    UP: Railway police on alert at Mainpuri railway station

    Railway police force on alert at Mainpuri railway station after security stepped up in view of trains being targeted by protesters protesting against the Agnipath scheme. 

  • Jun 17, 2022 09:58 AM IST

    UP: Roadways bus damaged by protesters on Agra-Lucknow Expressway

    Roadways buses damaged by protesters on Agra-Lucknow Expressway in Firozabad district of Uttar Pradesh.
    Roadways buses damaged by protesters on Agra-Lucknow Expressway in Firozabad district of Uttar Pradesh.

    A UP Roadways bus damaged by students on Agra Lucknow Express Way within limits of Matsena police station in Firozabad district protesting against new recruitment scheme for Indian armed forces.

  • Jun 17, 2022 09:46 AM IST

    UP: Protesters torch empty isolated train in Ballia

    Some students tried to break the window panes and set fire to an empty isolated train in Ballia railway station. The attempts to douse the flames are underway, Ballia SP RK Nayyar told ANI. Full report

  • Jun 17, 2022 09:42 AM IST

    PM Modi betrayed the country’s youth by announcing Agnipath scheme, alleges AAP

    The AAP alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has “betrayed” the country’s youth with the announcement of ‘Agnipath’ scheme for recruitment into the armed forces, and demanded that the decision be withdrawn, ANI reported. “The Agnipath scheme for army recruitment is a clear betrayal by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with 20 crore youth of the country. The government has stabbed the youth of the country in their back,” AAP MP Sanjay Singh charged.

  • Jun 17, 2022 09:36 AM IST

    ‘4-year service too short…’: Amarinder suggests reviewing Agnipath scheme

    Former Punjab Chief Minister and Punjab Lok Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh has suggested reviewing the ‘Agnipath’ scheme for recruitment in defence forces saying “it will dilute the long-existing distinct ethos of regiments.” Captain Amarinder Singh, an ex-serviceman, said that “four-year service is too short for a soldier.” He wondered why the government of India needed to make such radical changes in the recruitment policy, which has been working so well for the country for so many years.”Hiring soldiers for four years, with effective service of three years, is not at all militarily a good idea,” ANI quoted the former chief minister.

  • Jun 17, 2022 09:29 AM IST

    Haryana: Mobile internet services suspended in Ballabhgarh: Report

    Haryana government on Thursday evening ordered the temporary suspension of mobile internet services all SMS services (including bulk SMS, excluding banking and mobile recharge), and all dongle services provided on mobile networks in Ballabhgarh area of Faridabad to maintain law and order and prevent the spread of any kind of rumours, ANI reports

  • Jun 17, 2022 09:23 AM IST

    Himachal CM welcomes Agnipath scheme, slams opposition

    Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister and BJP leader Jai Ram Thakur on Thursday hailed the Centre’s decision to approve the ‘Agnipath’ scheme for the recruitment of youth in the Armed Forces. The Chief Minister also questioned the Opposition for opposing the scheme. “I welcome the decision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding the Agnipath scheme. The Opposition is trying to take this issue in a different direction, politicising it, is not appropriate. It will be an opportunity for the youth across the nation,” the Chief Minister told ANI on Thursday.

  • Jun 17, 2022 09:18 AM IST

    Bihar: Two bogies of Saharsa Darbhanga passenger train also set ablaze in Supaul

    Two bogies of Saharsa Darbhanga passenger train also set ablaze in Supaul

  • Jun 17, 2022 09:06 AM IST

    Massive crowd at Ballia railway station to protest against Agnipath scheme

    Massive crowd gathers at the Ballia railway station in Uttar Pradesh to protest against the Agnipath recruitment scheme. The district magistrate Saumya Agarwal says forces have been deployed at the railway station since morning. 

  • Jun 17, 2022 08:52 AM IST

    CPI MP urges PM Modi to reconsider Agnipath scheme

    Communist Party of India MP Binoy Viswam has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him to reconsider the Agnipath recruitment scheme. In his letter, the MP has raised several concerns, calling the scheme unfair to the youth from rural areas. 


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