Tuesday, Jan 22 2019 | Time 18:53 Hrs(IST)
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  • Nearly 26 tourists injured as bus skids off road in HP
  • Naxalites murder three tribals suspecting them to be police informers
  • Afghanistan open for cooperation with Russia after peace establishment – Chief Executive
  • Mah Cabinet approves Rs 100-cr Bal Thackeray memorial
  • Garden of Eden is no more, says Attenborough as Davos summit kicks off
  • Selection of new CBI chief should be a transparent process: Cong
  • Afghanistan has no need for permanent US military presence in peace time - Chief Executive
  • Case of Espionage suspect Whelan 'By No Means' politically motivated - Attorney
  • Case of Espionage suspect Whelan 'By No Means' politically motivated - Attorney
  • Prez to give away Pravasi Bharatiya Samman in Varanasi tomorrow
  • Zimbabwe prez Mnangagwa skips Davos over protests
  • SC refuses urgent hearing on pleas seeking review of Sabarimala verdict
  • CCS approves grant of ECHS to Assam Rifles pensioners and dependents
  • NGO organizes sprint race in Aurangabad to demand Minority Reservation
  • French authorities confirm Emiliano Sala on missing plane in E Channel
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Attendees can expect to see top government officials discuss new policy directions with a number of leading minds from the professional world, academia, development experts, the media and a host of celebrities with vivid experiences of the issues at hand. Speakers have been curated and panels organized by all three knowledge partners, UCL, GU and ICG. Through their academic leads they have contributed towards the programming of Difficult Dialogues 2018 and will help Difficult Dialogues in producing policy papers aimed at influencing public policies and decision making.
Socio-political filmmakers Prakash Jha and Ketan Mehta, actors Nandita Das, Manisha Koirala and Deepa Sahi; LGBT rights activists Laxmi Narayan Tripathi and Ashok Row Kavi, women's rights activists Flavia Agnes, Zakia Soman, Vrinda Grover, Urvashi Butalia, Ritu Menon; Maharashtra’s first woman IPS officer Meeran Chaddha Borwankar; Rajya Sabha MP and former Union Minister for Women and Child Development Renuka Chowdhury will all share their views at the event.
NGOs Sneha from Mumbai, PLAN India, PHIA and the Consortium for Street Children are also organizing panel discussions at Difficult Dialogues.
Filmmaker Nandita Das will be on a panel discussing the ‘MeToo’ hashtag message to raise awareness about sexual assault and harassment which lead to an overwhelming response on social media.
She said, “The #metoo movement has created more than catharsis for women. (It is) a space for truth to come out. While the initial reaction was ‘finally the time has come,’ it has gone on to become more nuanced, adding many other perspectives to the conversation. At the unique conference, Difficult Dialogues, I look forward to digging deeper into the issues of violence and silence. Together we hope to raise many unanswered questions… why it took so long, from here to where and why this deafening silence in India?”
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Naxalites murder three tribals suspecting them to be police informers

22 Jan 2019 | 6:51 PM

Nagpur, Jan 22 (UNI) Three bodies of tribals hailing from the Kospundi village in Bhamragarh taluka of Gadchiroli district were discovered on Tuesday, informed sources.

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Temperature chart

22 Jan 2019 | 6:49 PM

Bhopal, Jan 22 (UNI) The maximum and minimum temperatures recorded on Tuesday in Madhya Pradesh’s principal cities / towns:
Place Max Min (in degrees Celsius)
Bhopal 27.

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Kalady Sanskrit University signs MoU with Philosophical society in Chennai

22 Jan 2019 | 6:43 PM

Thrissur, Jan 22 (UNI) A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady near Kochi and Adayar Library and Science Centre, Chennai for better access to the spiritual literature.

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Mah Cabinet approves Rs 100-cr Bal Thackeray memorial

22 Jan 2019 | 6:43 PM

Mumbai, Jan 22 (UNI) In its' weekly meeting held on Tuesday, the Maharashtra Cabinet gave approval for the erection of late Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's memorial at Shivaji Park located in the prominent Dadar suburb of the city.

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HP CM takes stock of heavy snowfall situation

HP CM takes stock of heavy snowfall situation

22 Jan 2019 | 6:42 PM

Shimla, Jan 22 (UNI) Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Tuesday took stock of situation arisen due to heavy snowfall in Shimla town and other parts of the State by undertaking a walk from Secretariat to his official residence at Oak Over.

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