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The Morning Wrap : Women 2% Of The Paramilitary And 40% Of Their Suicides; BJP Offers Jobs For Thaw In Land-Bill Logjam

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Indian Border Security Force (BSF) woman commandos crawl under barbed wire during an excercise at the Kharkan Training Camp at Hoshiarpur, around 60 kms from Jalandhar on January 13, 2015. The Border Security Force (BSF) is a paramilitary force charged with guarding India's land border during peace time and preventing transnational crime. AFP PHOTO / SHAMMI MEHRA (Photo credit should read SHAMMI MEHRA/AFP/Getty Images)

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Though women make up only 2% of the central paramilitary forces, they account for 40% of the suicides.

The government plans to increase compensation and provide some guaranteed jobs as part of a slew of amendments to the contentious land acquisition bill.

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Surjit Bhalla says that the new Socio Economic and Caste Census is riddled with errors.

Anupam Manur says the 'Maximum Retail Price' tag must disappear from every product.

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