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  • Most Indians, including those in BJP, understand truth about Amit Shah: Rahul
  • Day PDP-BJP formed Govt, Pak created unrest in J&K: Dy CM
  • 960 gm gold powder seized at Mumbai airport
  • Khorlo Bhutia appointed Chairman of Sikkim IFFCO Organics Ltd
  • Tripura CM demands Congress, CPI(M) to seek apology on Loya case
  • 50 fall sick after consuming contaminated food
  • CBI recreated crime scene of killing of rape victim's father
  • Shiv Sena workers take out 'morcha' to Kolhapur civic body's office
  • All 13 in UP, 11 in Bihar elected unopposed in council election, Nitish, Rabri, Sushil Modi win
  • Unidentified person snatch a 12 bore rifle from a bank guard in Kashmir
  • Showkat to take additional charge of Commissioner, Patiala from April 21 to May 13
  • Hundreds of deprived villagers in Tripura district hoping for basic amenities
  • Hideout busted in Doda, cache of arms, ammunition recovered
  • Property worth of Rs 25 lakhs destroyed in fire
  • Shah targets Chidambaram with ‘Pakoda’ jibe again
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Difficult Dialogues opens with powerful discussion on gender policies

Difficult Dialogues opens with powerful discussion on gender policies

Panaji, Feb 9 (UNI) The third edition of Difficult Dialogues, an annual conference tackling the most vital issues facing South Asia, with the theme of gender equality this year, opened with a performance by the Goa University Choir, a thought-provoking panel discussion on the gap between laws and policy implementation reaching the last mile, as well as a spoken word poetry performance, besides agenda setting speeches by the governor and several dignitaries here on Friday.

Filmmaker PrakashJha, Goa State Commission for Women chairperson Advocate Shubhalaxmi Naik, North Goa Collector Nila Mohanan, women’s rights activists Dr Pramod Salgaokar and Albertina Almeida were all part of the panel discussion moderated by NDTV’s Anjali Istwal.

Mr Jha, whose films often challenge the establishment, was critical of government policies whereas collector Mohanan took exception to his statement that all government policies and bureaucrats are ineffective. Advocate Shubhalaxmi Naik remarked that laws were often “stagnant” and a review board was needed to bring laws up to date.

For example, when she took over as chairperson of the state women’s commission recently, she noted that no amendments were brought about in 20 years since she participated in the process of enacting the law starting the commission. Also, women are seen as the “victims” always and even in adulterous relationships, only the man is punished.

Goa Governor Mridula Sinha quoted some of her literary works and reflected on a time when she was part of a protest at India Gate and changed the slogan that was being chanted to say that women were both flowers and sparks at the same time.

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Day PDP-BJP formed Govt, Pak created unrest in J&K: Dy CM

19 Apr 2018 | 8:54 PM

Jammu, Apr 19 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh on Thursday said that the day PDP-BJP government was formed, Pakistan and its sponsored elements created unrest in the state.

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Khorlo Bhutia appointed Chairman of Sikkim IFFCO Organics Ltd

19 Apr 2018 | 8:49 PM

Gangtok, Apr 19 (UNI) Board of Directors of Sikkim IFFCO Organics elected their first Chairman and MD here today.

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CBI recreated crime scene of killing of rape victim's father

CBI recreated crime scene of killing of rape victim's father

19 Apr 2018 | 8:49 PM

Lucknow, Apr 19 (UNI) Sleuths of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) along with six members of Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) team from New Delhi on Thursday recreated the crime scene of killing of rape accused father in Unnao.

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Nitish, Rabri, Modi and eight others declared elected unopposed

Nitish, Rabri, Modi and eight others declared elected unopposed

19 Apr 2018 | 8:47 PM

Patna, Apr 19 (UNI) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Deputy Chief Minister
Sushil Kumar Modi and former Chief Minister Rabri Devi besides eight others
were today declared elected unopposed after end of the deadline for withdrawal
of nomination papers as 11 candidates remained in fray for as many seats of
Bihar Legislative Council, falling vacant on May 6.

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Three of a family died in fire, property worth lakhs of rupees gutted

19 Apr 2018 | 8:43 PM

Aurangabad, Apr 19 (UNI) Three members of a family died and properties worth lakhs of rupees were gutted when an accidental fire engulfed at Narainghat village under Barun police station area in the district today.

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