Thursday, Apr 19 2018 | Time 21:00 Hrs(IST)
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  • 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
  • Odisha sets timeline for infrastructure projects for Men's World Cup Hockey
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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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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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Student commits suicide in hostel room

19 Apr 2018 | 8:39 PM

Kakinada, Apr 19 (UNI) An intermediate student of local Bhashyam Junior college has reportedly committed suicide by hanging himself to the ceiling fan in his hostel room in Lakshmi Nagar colony in Godarigunta area of the city on Thursday morning.

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