The Ministry of Defense said on Thursday that the government had granted a one-time waiver of the upper age limit for the “Agnipath” program by extending it to 23 from 21. The decision was taken as no recruitment had taken place for the past two years, the ministry said at a time when nationwide protests against the scheme were seen in northern India.

The ED has cleared Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi’s request to postpone his questioning in the National Herald money laundering case from June 17 to June 20 due to his mother’s hospitalization, officials said Thursday. . The Congressman has written to the investigator of the Directorate of Execution (ED) to allow him to be exempted from the interrogation scheduled for Friday June 17 because he wishes to remain with his sick mother, Sonia Gandhi. Congress Speaker Sonia Gandhi has been admitted to a private hospital in Delhi due to COVID-19 issues.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Gujarat on June 17-18 where he will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone for development projects worth Rs 21,000 crores. At around 9.15 a.m. on June 18, the Prime Minister will visit and inaugurate the revamped Shree Kalika Mata Temple at Pavagadh Hill, which will be followed by his visit to Virasat Van at around 11.30 a.m., according to a statement from the Office of the Prime Minister (PMO).