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  • Pakistan ban batsman Jamshed for 10 years for corruption
  • Imran vs Shehbaz: NA to elect new PM today
  • Imran Khan opts for simple oath-taking ceremony
  • Bhutan King arrives Delhi to attend Vajpayee's cremation, other dignitaries expected
  • Cauvery inspate downstream KRS/Kabini, land slides in Kodagu
  • US threatens more action against Turkey unless pastor freed
  • US military parade ordered by Trump postponed 'to 2019'
  • Devastating rain claims over 164 lives in Kerala so far; House, Crop loss estimated at Rs 68 27 cr
  • Major currencies down
  • Forex market closed on Friday
  • The Rohingya lists: refugees compile their own record of those killed in Myanmar
  • I feel like I have lost my father all over again: Ramchandra Bade’s daughter
  • Devastating rain claims over 100 lives in Kerala so far; House, Crop loss estimated at Rs 68 27 cr
  • Injury forced Vajpayee to stay in MP's Sehore for two-and-half months
  • Pak Minister Ali Zafar to attend Vajpayee's funeral, Putin condoles death of former PM
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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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Devastating rain claims over 164 lives in Kerala so far; House, Crop loss estimated at Rs 68 27 cr

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17 Aug 2018 | 12:33 PM

Kochi, Aug 17(UNI) The Devastating rain in kerala which started on August 8 has so far claimed more than 164 lives and rendered 2,857 people homeless even as the state has virtually turned into an ocean as most of the low lying areas submerged under the gushing water.

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SCR to run special Trains between Hyderabad – Kakinada Town

SCR to run special Trains between Hyderabad – Kakinada Town

17 Aug 2018 | 12:33 PM

Hyderabad, Aug 17 (UNI) In order to clear extra rush of passengers, South Central Railway (SCR) will run four Special Trains between Hyderabad – Kakinada Town – Hyderabad.

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Devastating rain claims over 100 lives in Kerala so far; House, Crop loss estimated at Rs 68 27 cr

Devastating rain claims over 100 lives in Kerala so far; House, Crop loss estimated at Rs 68 27 cr

17 Aug 2018 | 12:32 PM

Kochi, Aug 17(UNI) The Devastating rain in kerala which started on August 8 has so far claimed more than 100 lives and rendered 2,857 people homeless even as the state has virtually turned into an ocean as most of the low lying areas submerged under the gushing water.

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Flash floods: Train Services affected; some trains fully/partially cancelled

Flash floods: Train Services affected; some trains fully/partially cancelled

17 Aug 2018 | 12:31 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 17 (UNI) In view of land slips and flash floods on Thiruvananthapuram and Palakkad divisions, train services in the State has been affected.

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