Highlights

  • MHA to give 3 years relaxation in upper age limit for recruitment in CAPFs and Assam Rifles.
  • Relaxation will be 5 years for the first batch
  • The TRS government announced Rs 25 lakh ex-gratia for the family of the youth who died

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A total of 260 people were arrested and six FIRs lodged until Friday in Uttar Pradesh in connection with violent protests over the Centre's Agnipath scheme.

Ministry of Home Affairs has decided to give 3 years relaxation in the maximum entry age limit prescribed to Agniveers for recruitment in CAPFs and Assam Rifles. And for the first batch of Agneepath scheme this relaxation will be 5 years.

The Telengana government announces Rs 25 lakh ex-gratia for the family of the youth who died in railway police firing at Secunderabad railway station during the protest against new armed forces recruitment policy 'Agnipath'

Students organisations in Bihar call for a 24-hour bandh on Saturday. Various parties, like the RJD, the HAM, and the VIP on Friday extended their support to the Bihar Bandh called by different youth organisations of the state on Saturday.

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Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari told PTI that the selection process by the Indian Air Force for recruitment under the new scheme will start from June 24 while the Army said it will begin the initial exercise within two days.

A total of 260 people were arrested and six FIRs lodged until Friday in Uttar Pradesh in connection with violent protests over the Centre's Agnipath scheme.

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