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Episode 2051 June 22, 2022

The Catch Up: 22 June

The headlines this evening from the Indian Express.


TRANSCRIPT

This is the Catch Up on 3 Things for the Indian Express and I’m Damini Jaiman. 

It’s the 22nd of June and here are the headlines.  

Accusing the Narendra Modi-led government of “weakening the armed forces” by introducing Agnipath, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi appealed to party leaders and workers today to fight to get the scheme withdrawn. He suggested the party should focus more on the Agnipath issue rather than the “small affair” of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) questioning him in the National Herald case.

Yesterday, farmer leaders along with several ex-servicemen gathered in Jind   and decided to start a paidal yatra on June 27 to express their resentment against the Agnipath scheme of the central government. The yatra will be undertaken from Bhiwani district’s Taalu village to Jind district’s Lizwana village. 

Marathi actor Ketaki Chitale, who was arrested last month for allegedly posting defamatory and derogatory poem against NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Facebook, was granted bail by a Thane court today. She is likely to be released from jail tomorrow.

Today,  amid the escalating political crisis in Maharashtra triggered by Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde’s rebellion, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said he is ready to quit and leave the official residence allotted to the CM if there is an official statement from rebel MLAs.

Meanwhile, road connectivity to Kashmir was cut off on today morning as roads from Jammu, Poonch and Kishtwar were blocked by landslides and ‘shooting stones’ triggered by heavy rains. 

An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 killed at 1000 people in Afghanistan early today. 1500 people are likely to be injured according to state-run Bakhtar News Agency. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake struck about 44 km (27 miles) from the city of Khost, near the Pakistani border, 

Britain’s biggest rail strike in 30 years kicked off yesterday as tens of thousands of staff walked out in a dispute over pay and jobs. Picket lines appeared at dawn and will be lined by some of the more than 40,000 rail workers. Unions have said the rail strikes could mark the start of a “summer of discontent” with teachers, medics, waste disposal workers and even barristers moving towards industrial action as surging food and fuel prices push inflation towards 10%.

This was the Catch-up on 3 Things by The Indian Express.

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The Catch Up: 22 JuneThe headlines this evening from the Indian Express. TRANSCRIPT This is the Catch Up on 3 Things for the Indian Express and I'm Damini Jaiman.  It’s the 22nd of June and here are the headlines.   Accusing the Narendra Modi-led government of “weakening the armed forces” by introducing Agnipath, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi appealed to party leaders and workers today to fight to get the scheme withdrawn. He suggested the party should focus more on the Agnipath issue rather than the “small affair” of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) questioning him in the National Herald case. Yesterday, farmer leaders along with several ex-servicemen gathered in Jind   and decided to start a paidal yatra on June 27 to express their resentment against the Agnipath scheme of the central government. The yatra will be undertaken from Bhiwani district’s Taalu village to Jind district’s Lizwana village.  Marathi actor Ketaki Chitale, who was arrested last month for allegedly posting defamatory and derogatory poem against NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Facebook, was granted bail by a Thane court today. She is likely to be released from jail tomorrow. Today,  amid the escalating political crisis in Maharashtra triggered by Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde’s rebellion, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said he is ready to quit and leave the official residence allotted to the CM if there is an official statement from rebel MLAs. Meanwhile, road connectivity to Kashmir was cut off on today morning as roads from Jammu, Poonch and Kishtwar were blocked by landslides and ‘shooting stones’ triggered by heavy rains.  An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 killed at 1000 people in Afghanistan early today. 1500 people are likely to be injured according to state-run Bakhtar News Agency. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake struck about 44 km (27 miles) from the city of Khost, near the Pakistani border,  Britain’s biggest rail strike in 30 years kicked off yesterday as tens of thousands of staff walked out in a dispute over pay and jobs. Picket lines appeared at dawn and will be lined by some of the more than 40,000 rail workers. Unions have said the rail strikes could mark the start of a “summer of discontent” with teachers, medics, waste disposal workers and even barristers moving towards industrial action as surging food and fuel prices push inflation towards 10%. This was the Catch-up on 3 Things by The Indian Express.
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