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Topic: Agnipath

AAP’s Sanjay Singh & BJP’s Varun Gandhi allege Agnipath casteism. Army & Rajnath reject ‘rumour’

Sanjay Singh & Varun Gandhi question requirement to submit caste certificate for Agnipath recruitment, but Army officers say it has always been there. 

SC transfers PILs pending before it & other high courts against Agnipath scheme to Delhi HC

Justices D.Y. Chandrachud, Surya Kant & A.S. Bopanna asked the high courts of Kerala, Punjab and Haryana, Patna and Uttarakhand to transfer PILs pending before them to the Delhi HC.

Agnipath only latest example — why govt is no longer keen on recruiting people permanently

Two factors have encouraged governments and associated bodies to move away from hiring permanent employees. One is obviously cost, the other is productivity.

Fresh row in Congress as Jairam Ramesh distances party from Manish Tewari op-ed defending Agnipath

Fresh row in Congress as Jairam Ramesh distances party from Manish Tewari op-ed defending Agnipath

MP para teachers scheme showed India struggled with contract service. Apply that to Agnipath

Agnipath is a continuation of the casualisation of frontline workers in civil bureaucracy—a trend that began in MP in 1996. It didn't turn out too well.

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

‘Can’t study much, so badly need military job’: Story behind Agnipath protests in Agra region

In Jat-dominated Chaharbatti, where military service is a tradition, many say they're not prepared to face uncertainities that await them once they exit the armed forces after 4 years.

‘Ridiculous, based on disinformation’ — what Hindu Right press wrote on Agnipath protests

ThePrint’s round-up of how pro-Hindutva media covered and commented on news and topical issues over the past few weeks.

Saazish, toolkit, mahayudh – TV news sees Nupur Sharma, Agnipath, MVA as one big conspiracy

Be it the ‘tottering’ Maharashtra govt, farmers' protests, hijab issue, Nupur Sharma remarks or Agnipath protests, Indian news channels describe them in mostly the same manner.

How Tour of Duty pilot project became Agnipath, a journey of 254 meetings lasting 750 hours

There has been a focus within military to bring down average age of soldiers, especially within Army, since 1980s, but actual work on it began in 2020, with an idea that germinated in 2019.

On Camera

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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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