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Protests continue, govt offers sops: 10 facts about Agnipath controversy

Home Ministry says 'Agniveers' will get quota for jobs in paramilitary forces; BJP spokesperson says Agnipath scheme won't be withdrawn

Kathua: Policemen lathi-charge people protesting against Centre's 'Agnipath' scheme, at Chadwal in Kathua district, Saturday, June 18, 2022. (PTI Photo)
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Kathua: Policemen lathi-charge people protesting against Centre's 'Agnipath' scheme, at Chadwal in Kathua district, Saturday, June 18, 2022. (PTI Photo)

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The government on Saturday announced concessions to the new Agnipath military recruitment scheme, seeking to pacify protesters who have unleashed violence across the country. Train services were stopped in Bihar till 8pm Saturday and will be suspended again at 4am tomorrow till 8pm. Here is more to know about the Agnipath controversy.

Agnipath intake 'to grow' to 125K per year

The defence ministry said on Saturday the number of volunteers being recruited under the scheme would rise from 46,000 volunteers in each of the first four years, to 90,000 volunteers in the fifth year, and to 125,000 in the sixth

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First Published: Jun 18 2022 | 11:21 PM IST

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