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A CRPF jawan

Pulwama makes it to election speeches, but CRPF & its problems are left out

CRPF, which is at the forefront of fighting insurgency in J&K and the northeast, suffers from lack of training and adequate infrastructure.
A CRPF jawan

Tax on ration money and hardship allowance for paramilitary officers likely to be exempted

If implemented, the move is expected to benefit about 9 lakh personnel of paramilitary forces of the CRPF, BSF, CISF, ITBP and SSB.
File photo of Mirage 2000 fighter jet | Atul Yadav/PTI

IAF jets dropped bombs on JeM camps in Balakot on 26 February, show govt satellite images

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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.   
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.
Representational image | Alyssa Banta/Newsmakers

Indian scientists develop country’s first anti-nuclear medical kit

The kit developed by Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences has over 25 items, that provide protection against harmful radiations. 

Centre proposes to relax height limit for Nepalese in paramilitary forces, says Kiren Rijiju

The relaxation in the height limit would be same as given to SC/ST in the paramilitary forces, said the minister.

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Priyanka Vadra, Congress President Rahul Gandhi, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Robert Vadra

Not Gandhi dynasty, but a Narasimha Rao-like figure can save the Congress now

The Congress needs someone who can re-build its image and appeal as a credible opposition without totally sidelining the Gandhi family.
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With Lok Sabha elections over, how can India and Pakistan now repair fractured ties?

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is considering appointing a national security adviser to revive backchannel diplomatic talks with India.

Defence

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RAW & IB chiefs, cabinet & defence secretaries — the key appointments awaiting new govt

The new govt will also appoint the IAF chief after incumbent Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa retires in September. 
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Pragya Thakur wins this Thursday, Modi is in for an embarrassing 5 years

Never has one constituency had such a bearing on Indian nationalism and the pretence of a Gandhian polity. So what if PM Modi doesn’t forgive her in his heart?