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No takers for women’s quota in CRPF, CISF or BSF as forces strive to fulfil Modi govt plan

Modi govt had announced 33% reservation for women in paramilitary forces but barely 5% of the personnel in these forces are women.   
PM Modi at 50th raising day for CISF | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Enough is enough, we cannot keep suffering till eternity: PM Modi on terrorism

In his speech at CISF event, the prime minister emphasised the importance of security forces in the face of a hostile neighbour.
CISF jawans | Nayanika Chatterjee/ ThePrint

Central forces’ athletes now get a four-fold higher diet allowance after nod from Modi govt

Home ministry raises daily diet allowance to Rs 300 from Rs 75. CAPF athletes also given services of dietitians to monitor regimen.
Armed security guards at the Indira Gandhi International Airport | Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg

Air tickets to get more expensive as govt hikes fee to pay CISF dues

CISF handles security at most civilian airports, but has not been paid its dues in many years. Govt has hiked passenger security fee to clear these dues.
CISF jawans | Nayanika Chatterjee/ ThePrint

Central Industrial Security Force tightens up security of its Jammu & Kashmir units

Troops have been provided with bullet proof jackets and vehicles due to the enhanced alert in the state.
Fire at the CGO complex

CISF officer dies in fire at office of social justice ministry in South Delhi CGO complex

Officials said CISF sub-inspector M. P. Godara fell unconscious after inhaling toxic gases. He later died at the AIIMS hospital.
CISF jawans | Nayanika Chatterjee/ ThePrint

Central Armed Police Forces to finally get pay parity with their IPS counterparts

Supreme Court grants ‘non-functional upgradation’ to officers from CRPF, CISF, BSF etc. Officers hail it as example of ‘equal pay for equal work’.
Women CRPF during training | YouTube

Women to have 15 per cent representation in CRPF and CISF: Govt in Parliament

Union Minister Kiren Rijiju also told Lok Sabha that Centre wants 5 per cent representation for women in BSF, ITBP and SSB.
Security personnel leave after an encounter with militants on the outskirts of Srinagar | S Irfan/PTI

Militant snipers add grisly new chapter to Kashmir insurgency with three kills

Three security personnel have been killed by snipers in Kashmir since 18 October – one likely sighted with the help of the light of his phone screen.  
Indo- Bangladesh border

Home ministry data shows paramilitary forces are short of over 61,000 personnel

A home ministry official said the vacancies had arisen due to retirement, resignation, death, creation of new posts or raising of new battalions.

On Camera

‘A rich Muslim’s expense on Umrah marriage can teach 3 lakh poor Muslim kids for 18 yrs’

Muslim scholars say 84% of Indian Muslims earn less than Rs 50 a day, and want the community to cut spending on lavish weddings, multiple pilgrimages.
t-series

Should Indians support Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series in YouTube subscriber race against PewDiePie?

Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series and vlogger Felix Kjellberg aka PewDiePie are fighting to attain the number one spot in terms of subscribers on YouTube.

Defence

Indian Army | representational image | Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Army personnel killed in firing by Pakistani troops in J&K’s Poonch district

The border skirmishes witnessed a spurt after India's air strike on JeM terror camp in Balakot in response to Pulwama attack that killed 40 CRPF personnel.
National Interest

Why Rahul Gandhi’s Congress is in danger of morphing into a clueless NGO

Congress has questions but no answers, ‘leaders’ but no winners. Weeks before polls, it’s behaving like a virtuous, anti-establishment NGO just doing its thing.