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Bihar youth burn tyres, vandalise bus in protest, Know why youth are protesting against recently announced Agnipath Recruitment Scheme?

In the Agnipath scheme, the recruitment process will take place for individuals who are below the rank of officer, with the goal of deploying fitter, younger troops on the front lines, many of whom will be on a four-year-contracts.



Agnipath Recruitment Scheme

Three days after the announcement of the Agnipath scheme through which soldiers would be recruited into the Army on a four-year contract basis by the Centre. The protest started erupting in parts of Bihar, Rajasthan and other parts of the country as the defence job seekers started voicing their concerns over job security and pension.

On Thursday, in Bihar’s Champaran, youth burned the tyres and they even vandalised a bus in protest against the recently announced Agnipath Recruitment Scheme. The visuals of the same are now doing rounds on the internet in which the youth can be seen protesting in the scorching heat.

Why are youth protesting against the Agnipath scheme?

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The Defence job seekers voiced concerns about their future plans and what would they do after the completion of the four years as only 25 per cent of the soldiers that are recruited through the scheme will be retained to serve a full term. On the other hand, the youth that will be recruited through the Agnipath scheme and not absorbed will be relieved without pension benefits.

A protestor said that they work hard to get inducted into the Armed forces. How will the service be for four years, with months of training and leaves? How will they protect the nation after being trained for just three years? The government needs to take back this scheme.

Another protestor said that where will they go after working for only four years? They will be homeless after four years of service. So they have jammed the roads, and the country’s leaders will now get to know that people are aware.

What is Agnipath Scheme?

In this scheme, the recruitment process will take place for individuals who are below the rank of officer, with the goal of deploying fitter, younger troops on the front lines, many of whom will be on a four-year-contracts.

Who all can apply to this scheme?

In this scheme, both men and women between the ages of 17.5 and 21 will be brought into the armed forces.

What is the salary package under this scheme?

The first-year salary package will be Rs 4.76 lakh with upgradation of about Rs 6.92 lakh in the fourth year. After the release, the Seva Nidhi package is around Rs 11. 71 lakh including interest. There is also a non-contributory insurance cover of Rs 48 lakh.

Apart from this, the individuals will also receive an Agniveer skill certificate which will assist in post-release job opportunities.

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Woman gang-raped, boyfriend assaulted in Virar near Mumbai



Two men allegedly gang-raped a woman and thrashed her boyfriend near a temple in Virar area, near Mumbai, in Maharashtra’s Palghar district, officials said on Thursday.

According to the police, the incident happened at around 5 pm on Wednesday in the forest area near the Jivdani temple in Virar East where the 20-year-old victim and her boyfriend were chatting and sitting alone.

The two accused, identified as 25-year-old Dheeraj Soni and 24-year-old Yash Shinde—both residents of Sainath Nagar locality of Virar, a distant Mumbai suburb—spotted the couple sitting on a hillock near Jivdani temple and tried to extort money from the young lovers after they saw them hugging, said an official.

The official said that the victim’s boyfriend told them he didn’t have any cash on him and instead transferred Rs 500 to the accused men via internet banking, however the men demanded more money and started to beat up the man, adding they also smashed an empty beer bottle on his head.

The accused then stripped the boyfriend naked, tied him to a tree and raped the girl in front of him who could do nothing but helplessly watch the horrific ordeal unfold in front of his eyes.

An official from the Virar police station said the injured boyfriend could not stand up to the attackers as he watched the accused duo take turns raping his girlfriend.

He said that after the brutal rape, the accused men fled the scene with man’s clothes and his mobile father while the petrified rape survivor also fled the spot after she saw her violators departing, leaving her unconscious boyfriend behind.

The injured boyfriend was spotted by locals after he regained consciousness around 6.30 pm and came out of the secluded forest looking for something to cover his naked body. The residents informed the police, who arrived at the spot and took him to a hospital for treatment after which his statement was recorded.

Police team then arrived at his girlfriend’s home where she narrated the horrific ordeal and based on her statement, a case of gang rape, unnatural sex, assault, extortion, threatening against the two accused under sections 376(d), 324, 377, 384, 504, 506 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), was registered against the accused who were then arrested within two hours of the incident, an official said.

Further investigation is underway, he added.

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Minor boy, pilot injured after glider plane crashes into house in Jharkhand’s Dhanbad

The video of the incident is now going viral on social media which shows the cockpit of the glider smashing into a concrete pillar of the house.



Minor boy, pilot injured after glider plane crashes into house in Jharkhand's Dhanbad

A 14-year-old boy and a pilot got seriously injured after a glider plane crashed into a residential house in Jharkhand’s Dhanbad on Thursday. The mishap happened at around 4:50 pm shortly after the takeoff from the Barwadda airstrip.

The injured were rushed to the hospital and are undergoing treatment at the Asarfi Hospital. According to the authorities, both of them are critically injured.

The video of the incident is now going viral on social media which shows the cockpit of the glider smashing into a concrete pillar of the house.

Reportedly, the joyride glider, which can carry only 2 people, took off from the Barwadda airstrip, however, it crashed into a home after 500 meters. The mishap tends to be caused due to a technical glitch.

Kush Singh, the injured passenger, is from Patna and had come to his maternal uncle Pawan Singh’s home in Dhanbad. The youngster had taken a joyride in a glider operated by a private company from the Barwadda airstrip. The joyride glider fell on the house of Nilesh Kumar near Birsa Munda Park in Dhanbdad soon after taking off.

Speaking on the incident, ASI SK Mandal of Barwada Police Station said police teams reached the spot as soon as they received the information that a glider crash had happened near Birsa Munda. Two people were injured and said they are further investigating the matter.

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Mahatma Gandhi had no law degree, claims Jammu and Kashmir LG Manoj Sinha | WATCH



Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor (LG) Manoj Sinha on Thursday courted controversy with his remarks on Mahatma Gandhi, claiming that the Father of the Nation did not have a degree in law or any other subject.

Speaking at a function in Gwalior’s ITM University to mark the Martyr’s Day which falls on March 23, Sinha claimed that Mahatma Gandhi—who worked as a barrister during the apartheid era in South Africa—did not have a degree in law but merely a high school diploma.

Sinha claimed that Gandhi qualified to practice law but did not have a law degree from any university.

The Jammu and Kashmir LG claimed that even though the father of the nation overcame insurmountable odds during his lifetime, some educated people have a “misconception” that he possessed a law degree which is not true and while some people may counter his arguments, he was only speaking facts.

Defending his claims, Sinha asked that not having a degree does not mean that Mahatma Gandhi wasn’t well educated as a University degree is a prerequisite for being educated.

A video of the Lieutenant Governor’s outrageous claims is going viral on social media and has sparked outrage among users with some terming Sinha’s claims as “blatant lies” aimed to defame the nation’s father.

Others have pointed out the fact that a Law degree is mandatory for practicing law and as such Sinha’s claims are purely fabricated having no basis in reality.

Telangana Industries Minister and BRS working president KT Rama Rao took potshots at the BJP over Sinha’s remarks, wondering if the saffron party will next campaign for awarding a Nobel Prize for Nathuram Godse—the man who shot and killed Mahatma Gandhi.

In another jibe at the BJP, he tweeted: “WhatsApp University graduates after all,”.

During recent years, questions have been asked over the education and degrees of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister Smriti Irani.

According to Mkgandhi.org, Mahatma Gandhi successfully completed his law degree from University College London (UCL) in three years.

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