In a fresh development, the Union Home Ministry announced a 10 per cent quota in vacancies in all para-military forces and Assam Rifles for demobilized Agniveers who complete four years of service in the army.
Protests intensified in Bihar too, where youths set fire to at least 20 coaches of Vikramshila Express and Sampark Kranti Express at Lakhisarai and Samastipur stations, and blocked traffic on highways in Buxar, Bhgalpur and Samastipur.
In UP, till now, more than 350 people have been arrested after Friday violence. In Prayagraj, which was the hotspot last week during Friday violence, more than 92 people have been arrested. Many have gone underground, and their families are now fearing demolition of their homes and shops.
At present, the average age of an Indian soldiers is 32 years, but after the ‘Agnipath’ scheme is implemented, the average age will drop to 26 years.
The Congress wants to convey the message that the Modi government is trying to harass senior party leaders by issuing summons and subjecting them to questioning. Rahul Gandhi has been trying to portray that neither he nor his party is afraid of Modi and the investigating agencies.
In Karnataka, Muslim women in burqa came out to march in protests. In most places, the protesters were demanding the immediate arrest of former BJP spokespersons Nupur Sharma and Navin Kumar Jindal for making objectionable remarks against the Prophet.
Delhi Police on Thursday registered FIR against 31 persons, including AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi, hate preacher Yati Narsinghanand, while a separate FIR was filed against suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma and expelled BJP spokesperson Navin Kumar Jindal.
The new policy ‘Tour of Duty’ stipulates that a soldier recruited in the armed forces will not have to serve for 20 years, before retirement. In the new policy, Personnel Below Officer Rank (PBOR) will be inducted for short service for a period of four years, which will include six months of training.
By alleging that only Muslims are being targeted by police, the Qazi is himself becoming prosecutor and judge. The violence that took place in Kanpur on June 3 was not an isolated incident. The President and Prime Minister were in the city, and a conspiracy was hatched to foment violence.
Most of the Pakistani leaders vied with one another in condemning the Indian government for the remarks made about Prophet Mohammed by two spokespersons of India’s ruling party.
There have been protests in Jammu demanding that Kashmiri Pandits be moved to the Jammu division immediately. One must realize that this is what the terrorists and their masterminds want. They are choosing soft targets to save themselves from security forces.
Whatever the RSS chief has said can change the course of domestic politics. This is a strong reply to those who are trying to strike fear among minorities by saying that the day is not far off when every mosque will be converted into temples, and that nearly 30,000 mosques will be taken away by Hindus.
The Moose Wala murder case has become a big headache for the incumbent AAP Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann. Not a single attacker has been arrested four days after the murder took place.
In the chargesheet filed in the court of special judge for NDPS cases, Greater Mumbai, two days before the 60-day extension was due to expire, the NCB did not name Aryan and five others as accused. Fourteen others were made accused in the chargesheet.
There have been media reports on how K. Chandrashekhar Rao, after becoming CM, did not go to the secretariat, because he thought it was not Vaastu-compliant, and in 2016, built a Rs 50 crore home-cum-office which he claimed to be Vaastu-compliant.
This is the first big case in which the Centre has taken a strong stand against terrorism in Jammu & Kashmir. This is also the first case of terror funding in which a verdict has been given. Yasin Malik has also been sentenced for 10-years rigorous imprisonment under five different sections, and 20-year imprisonments under two other sections, apart from paying Rs 10 lakh fine.
At present, no prayers are allowed in any religious shrine located in ASI-protected monuments under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958.
US President Joe Biden said that he was pleased to have India and the US reached an agreement for US Development Finance Corporation to collaborate in vaccine production and clean energy initiatives.
The apex court has said that whether Hindu devotees can be allowed to perform prayers inside Gyanvapi involved complex and sensitive issues that are needed to be dealt with by a seasoned judicial hand, and because of this, the case has now been transferred to the district judge.
The apex court directed the district magistrate to make arrangements for ‘wazu’(ablution) for devotees and allow ‘namaaz’ to continue. while also asking the district court to hear the pleas of the Muslim side speedily.