Top headlines: One dies in Agnipath protests, RBI defends policy pace

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Patna: A train set on fire by a crowd in protest against the Centre's Agnipath scheme, at Danapur Railway station, near Patna, Friday, June 17, 2022. (PTI Photo)
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Patna: A train set on fire by a crowd in protest against the Centre's Agnipath scheme, at Danapur Railway station, near Patna, Friday, June 17, 2022. (PTI Photo)

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The top headlines at this hour cover protests against the Agnipath military recruitment scheme. Governor Shaktikanta Das refutes criticism tha the Reserve Bank of India was behind the curve.

One killed, trains torched as Agnipath protests spread across India

One person was killed in police firing in Secunderabad, the first casualty of protests against the Agnipath defence recruitment scheme that raged through several states for the third day on Friday with trains torched, public property vandalised and many thousands blocking tracks and highways. At least 200 trains were affected, 35 cancelled and 13 short-terminated, railway officials said.

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First Published: Jun 17 2022 | 6:03 PM IST

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