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Live updates: Amid the ongoing nationwide protests against the Centre's Agnipath military recruitment scheme, some organisations have called for a Bharat Bandh on Monday. Several state governments and local authorities have tightened the security as precautionary measures in the view of the proposed Bharat Bandh. However, the central government has stayed firm on its roll out of the short-term military recruitment scheme in the armed forces even as youths across the country continue to protest. 

The Congress party will hold a nationwide protest on Monday as Rahul Gandhi will appear before the Enforcement Directorate for questioning in connection with the National Herald money laundering case. It would be the fourth day of Rahul Gandhi's questioning by the agency. Congress will hold peaceful protests across the country against the central government's "vendetta politics". Congress' protests will come in line with the nationwide demonstrations against the Agnipath scheme, as the party has strongly criticised the government's new policy and has asked to roll back the scheme.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will embark on a two-day visit to Karnataka on Monday to inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of multiple rail and road infrastructure projects worth over Rs 27,000 crore.

French President Emmanuel Macron and his allies lost their absolute majority in the National Assembly on Sunday, in a blow to his plans for the second term. French ministers and close aides acknowledged their lose, saying they would now have to reach out to others beyond their alliance to govern the country.

2:03 PM

Agnipath scheme update

Indian Army issues notification for Agniveer recruitment rally, registration to open from July onwards
1:18 PM

PM inaugurates Centre for Brain Research at the IISc Bengaluru

1:17 PM

Congress workers protest against ED questioning of Rahul Gandhi

1:16 PM

Bharat Bandh update

Amid calls over Bharat Bandh, security arrangements strengthened at Nizamuddin Railway station to ensure safety of people, & Railway property. Train movements not disrupted... Passengers are comfortably departing & arriving:AP Joshiya, Assistant Security Commissioner, RPF
10:24 AM

TN State Board Public Exams results declared

Tamil Nadu State Board Public Exams results declared. 93.76% pass percentage recorded for Higher Secondary (Standard 12th) and 90.07% for SSLC (Standard 10th): Department of Government Examinations, Tamil Nadu
10:22 AM

Parts of Maharashtra likely to receive heavy rainfall

Parts of Maharashtra are likely to receive heavy rainfall on Monday morning, the Regional Meteorological Centre of Mumbai said. "Generally cloudy sky with moderate rain in city and suburbs. Possibility of heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places," the weather agency informed in its daily bulletin.
The India Meteorological Department in its daily bulletin on Sunday also confirmed the development and informed that "fairly widespread/ widespread rainfall with thunderstorm/ lightning is very likely over Karnataka, Konkan and Goa, Kerala and Mahe and Lakshadweep and scattered to fairly widespread rainfall likely over Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Marathwada, Andhra Pradesh and Yanam, Telangana and Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal during next 5 days."
10:22 AM

Security forces deployed in Bihar amid Bharat Bandh

In view of the Bharat Bandh called by some organisations as a protest against the Agnipath recruitment scheme, security personnel was seen deployed across Patna as a precautionary measure on Monday.
The Union Cabinet on June 14 approved a recruitment scheme for Indian youth to serve in the three services of the Armed Forces called Agnipath and the youth selected under this scheme will be known as Agniveers. Meanwhile, security has been beefed up in several states on Monday amid protests against the Centre's new Agnipath recruitment scheme.
9:38 AM

Coronavirus update: India logs 12,781 new cases, 18 deaths in 24 hours

India logged 12,781 new cases, 18 deaths in 24 hours. Active tally stands at 76,700.
9:26 AM

Anti-Agnipath protest: Congress to sit on protest

We'll sit on Satyagraha at Jantar Mantar today and in the evening at 5 pm we'lll meet the President and demand that Agnipath scheme be withdrawn. The scheme should first be discussed with youth and in Parliament, but before that, it should be withdrawn: Congress' Ajay Maken
9:21 AM

Rupee surges 9 paise to 77.96 against US dollar in early trade

Rupee surges 9 paise to 77.96 against US dollar in early trade.
9:17 AM

Bharat Bandh: All schools in Jharkhand closed today

All schools in Jharkhand closed today in wake of Bharat Bandh against Agnipath Scheme. "JAC exams for class 11 were scheduled for today. New dates will be announced for today's exams,"says Sister Mary Grace, Principal, Ursuline Convent School & Inter College.
9:07 AM

Sangrur bypolls

Ahead of the Lok Sabha bypolls on June 23, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to hold a roadshow in Punjab's Sangrur today.
Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann vacated the seat after becoming an MLA from Dhuri constituency .
9:06 AM

Australia's Deputy Prime Minister Richard Marles will visit India from June 20-23

Australia's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence, Richard Marles will visit India from June 20-23. During the visit, he will meet External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh: Australian Government
8:39 AM

Washington DC shooting update

1 juvenile at this point, it appears, is dead. 2 other civilians and 1 police officer are injured. They are recovering: DC Police Department said in a presser.
8:38 AM

Rahul to appear before ED today

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will appear before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday for a fourth time in connection with the National Herald case.
His appearance was initially scheduled for June 17, but the senior Congress leader wrote to the ED to postpone his questioning citing illness of his mother Sonia Gandhi. Accepting his request, the probe agency asked him to appear on Monday.
For three consecutive days last week, Rahul Gandhi had been grilled for about 30 hours amid widespread Congress protests in the national capital against their leader being questioned.

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First Published: Jun 20 2022 | 7:02 AM IST

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