Agnipath row: Aspirants will have to submit pledge that they were not involved in arson, says MoD

Agneepath Protests LIVE: A plea has also been filed in the Supreme Court against the Agnipath scheme alleging that the government has contravened constitutional provisions and acted without having parliamentary approval.

Agneepath Protests LIVE: A plea has also been filed in the Supreme Court against the Agnipath scheme alleging that the government has contravened constitutional provisions and acted without having parliamentary approval.

Agnipath Scheme Protests Latest News, Agnipath Protests Live Updates: The three Army chiefs are expected to call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi separately today to brief him about the implementation of the Agnipath defence recruitment scheme. Meanwhile, a plea has also been filed in the Supreme Court against the Agnipath scheme alleging that the government has contravened constitutional provisions and acted without having parliamentary approval. The plea, filed by advocate M L Sharma, referred to the protests as it sought quashing of the relevant notification. Widespread protests against the scheme continued on Tuesday.

The Bharat Bandh called against the Agnipath defence recruitment scheme partially hit road and rail traffic on Monday, while protests appeared to taper off in many states, with authorities stepping up security and imposing curbs after days of unrest. The Railways cancelled 587 trains on Monday while 10 others were affected,with operations again disrupted by protests.The worst-affected zone was the East Central Railway, which is headquartered at Hajipur, as around 350 trains remain cancelled.

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Varanasi authorities will ask protesters to pay for damage to public property

District Magistrate Kaushal Raj Sharma said 36 buses were damaged and a loss of Rs 12.97 lakh was incurred in the protests on June 17. He said 27 people have so far been held in this connection, adding that more people have been identified for their alleged role in the stir. “The authorities will recover from them the loss caused by damage to public property during the protest,” the official said. (PTI)

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MoD calls out fake news on ‘Agniveers’

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15:22 (IST) 21 Jun 2022
No change in recruitment process: MoD

15:20 (IST) 21 Jun 2022
Agnipath scheme 100% implementable: MoD

This scheme is 100% implementable as 'Agnipath' was an outcome of consulting several ministries, defence analysts for many years, says MoD.

15:16 (IST) 21 Jun 2022
Several ministries were consulted for years before Agnipath Scheme: Ministry of Defence

The Ministry of Defence said that several ministries were consulted for two years before the implementation of the scheme, after years of study from defence analysts.

15:13 (IST) 21 Jun 2022
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13:55 (IST) 21 Jun 2022
Protests are justified, but violence isn’t permitted: NSA Doval on Agnipath row

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13:39 (IST) 21 Jun 2022
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13:22 (IST) 21 Jun 2022
‘Agniveers’ will never constitute whole army: NSA Doval to ANI

13:19 (IST) 21 Jun 2022
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11:54 (IST) 21 Jun 2022
Agnipath row: Centre to address media at 3 pm

11:46 (IST) 21 Jun 2022
Youth Cong workers stop train near Connaught Place in Delhi, 16 arrested

Indian Youth Congress workers on Monday stopped the Nanded Express train at the Shivaji Bridge railway station near Connaught Place here to protest against the questioning of party leader Rahul Gandhi by the ED and to push for their demand for a rollback of the Agnipath defence recruitment scheme. (PTI)

11:43 (IST) 21 Jun 2022
Agnipath protests: Aspirants block roads in parts of Haryana

More protests were witnessed in parts of Haryana on Monday against the ‘Agnipath' scheme with district administration ordering closure of all private institutes which give coaching to youths for various recruitment exams in Mahendragarh and Jhajjar districts. Armed forces aspirants blocked roads at a few places and demanded that the scheme be rolled back. In Fatehabad, one such group blocked the Lal Batti Chowk, while several others staged a protest on roads in Rohtak district.

On a call given by some Khaps and supported by BKU (Chaduni) farmers' outfit, passage through few toll plazas was made free between 12 pm to 3 pm at some places, including in Ambala and Sonipat districts, as protesters gathered there against the Agnipath scheme. (PTI)

11:35 (IST) 21 Jun 2022
Agnipath recrutiment scheme registration for Indian Air Force starts from June 24

11:28 (IST) 21 Jun 2022
‘Guaranteed jobs’ for all Agniveers from Haryana after 4 years of service: CM Khattar

11:24 (IST) 21 Jun 2022
Lot of opportunities for ‘Agniveers,’ says Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan

09:25 (IST) 21 Jun 2022
Three pleas in Supreme Court against Agnipath scheme, Centre asks SC to hear it first

Three pleas have been filed in Supreme Court against the Agnipath recruitment scheme. The third plea has urged the Centre to reconsider the scheme.

Meanwhile, the Centre has filed a caveat in the third plea urging that the court must hear its side before taking any decision.

Hundreds of people have been arrested and the role of coaching centres is being probed in connection with the violent protests that broke out after the Centre last Tuesday unveiled the Agnipath scheme under which youths between 17-and-a-half and 21 years would be inducted into the three services for a four-year tenure. Twenty-five percent of the recruits will be retained for regular service.

The government projected this scheme as a major overhaul of the decades-old selection process to enhance the youthful profile of the services, but the protesters are demanding its rollback claiming that it will rob recruits of job security and other benefits.

While the government has announced several incentives and concessions for Agniveers, the three services on Sunday warned those who indulged in violence and arson will not be inducted.

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