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Rahul Gandhi slams Centre over 'Agnipath' scheme

New Delhi/UNI: Congress MP Rahul Gandhi on Sunday launched a fresh attack at the Narendra Modi-led government over the 'Agnipath' scheme and termed it as the new "experiment" of the Prime Minister which he said is a 'danger to the security of the country and youth'.

Rajnath Singh to brief Opposition leaders on Agnipath scheme today

New Delhi/UNI: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will clarify doubts of the leaders of various political parties on Agnipath scheme of recruitment when the Parliamentary Consultative Committee on Defence meets Monday.

Bihar assembly adjourned following Opposition's pandemonium over Agnipath scheme

Patna/UNI: The Bihar Assembly was adjourned till 2:00 p.m. following an uproarious scene created by the opposition in support of their demand to rollback Agnipath scheme during the pre-lunch sitting of the lower house which functioned only for 8 minutes on Thursday.

Himachal Pradesh: Congress takes out protest rallies in all blocks of Hamirpur against Agnipath scheme

Hamirpur/UNI: While demanding scrapping of the newly launched Agnipath scheme for the recruitment in the Indian army, the Congress leaders and workers held protest rallies and resorted to "Satyagraha" in all the blocks of the district today as per the decision of the state unit of the party.

Agnipath scheme not for downsizing Army: Official

New Delhi: There is no question of rightsizing or downsizing of the Indian Army through Agnipath scheme, senior military official Lt Gen Anil Puri said on Tuesday while stressing that the objective behind the scheme is to bring youthfulness in the armed forces.

Recruitment of Agniveers will be priority of MP govt: BJP state president

Indore (MP), June 21 (UNI) Amid the row over the after service employment to Agniveers, Madhya Pradesh BJP president Vishnu Dutt Sharma appreciated country’s big business houses coming forwards to employ trained soldiers and said, in MP, Agniveers will be given priority employment in states’ local forces & local government bodies.

Over 600 trains cancelled today as 'Agnipath' protesters demand rollback

New Delhi/IBNS: Over 600 trains were cancelled on Monday as part of the Bharat Bandh call against the 'Agnipath' military recruitment scheme. 

All three service chiefs to meet PM Modi tomorrow, discuss 'Agnipath' amid protests

New Delhi/IBNS: The three service chiefs are set to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday to brief him on the 'Agnipath' recruitment scheme amid nationwide protests by job aspirants and widespread violence over the same/

Agnipath protests: Police sound high alert in Karnataka as PM Modi visits state

Bengaluru: The Karnataka Police have sounded high alert following warnings from intelligence agencies that anti-Agnipath protests might break out during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s public rallies in Karnataka.

Industrialist Anand Mahindra, 'saddened' by Agnipath violence, makes offer for Agniveers

Mumbai/IBNS: Amid nationwide violent protests against the Centre's new army recruitment scheme Agnipath, industrialist Anand Mahindra has offered employment to "trained, capable young people".

Agnipath row: States brace for Bharat Bandh today, security beefed up in several cities

New Delhi: Some groups have called for a nationwide strike on Monday to protest against the Centre's Agnipath scheme which has already triggered violent protests in different states since the plan was announced last week.

Agnipath protests: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets Army, Navy, Air Force chiefs second time

New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh met the chiefs of the Army, Navy, and Air Force again on Sunday amid ongoing protests over the Agnipath military recruitment scheme, media reported.

'Agnipath' protests continue even after Centre announces new steps to address protesters' concerns

New Delhi/IBNS: Despite the Centre's steps to address the concerns over the 'Agnipath' defence recruitment scheme, protests in several states continue with the job aspirants demanding a rollback of the scheme.

Rahul Gandhi urges party workers not to celebrate his birthday amid Agnipath protests

New Delhi/UNI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has appealed to party workers and well-wishers not to celebrate his birthday on Sunday in view of the ongoing protests by the youth across several states.

Arsonists have no place in the armed forces, says top army official: Report

New Delhi: Arsonists have no place in the armed forces, a top army official who has been a driving force in the new tour of duty 'Agnipath' programme said Saturday as various parts of India continued to reel under violent protests by armed forces aspirants.