Tuesday, February 12, 2019

CPR Invite
 
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Feb
13
As part of the CPR Jobs Initiative and JJN,
Centre for Policy Research and the JustJobs Network invite you to a public discussion on  'Women in the Workforce'
Speakers:
Ravinder Kaur, Professor, Sociology and Social Anthropology, IIT Delhi
Santosh Mehrotra, Professor, Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Diya Dutta, Research Manager, Oxfam, India
Rahul Verma, Fellow, Centre for Policy Research

Moderator: 
Sabina Dewan, President & Executive Director, JustJobs Network
Senior Visiting Fellow, Centre for Policy Research
Wednesday, 13 February 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
 
 
Every newspaper in the country is littered with stories about the changing jobs landscape. Significant research and discourse have explored the reasons behind falling female labor force participation. But what would happen if the opposite were true? Today, only about a fourth of women are known to be in the labor force, but how would women fare if more of them were to enter the just job-scarce labour market?

Empowering women, cultivating their capacities and harnessing their productive potential will add to economic growth and well-being. But beyond the supply side, there is also a need to focus on the demand side to improve opportunities and employment experiences for women.

Please RSVP at president.cpr@cprindia.org.
Defence Minister says he doesn't know about the new deal, whereas Anil Ambani is sitting in the French Defence Minister's office saying PM will sign an MoU with him involved. This is the breach of the Official Secrets Act: Congress President @RahulGandhi
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Mr. Modi is under oath to protect secrets. He has given these secrets to Anil Ambani, who knew about the biggest defence deal in the world 10 days before. This itself is criminal. This itself will put the Prime Minister in jail: CP
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Princess's PM candidacy highly inappropriate

Thai election panel nixes princess's candidacy

Thailand's Election Commission has disqualified the sister of the country's king as a candidate for prime minister in next month's general election.

The election panel on Monday approved 69 candidates from 45 political parties. Princess Ubolratana was not among them.

The panel issued a statement saying members of the royal family must remain politically neutral.

King Maha Vajiralongkorn criticized the princess's candidacy on Friday, calling it "highly inappropriate."

The princess had been put forward by a political party loyal to ousted ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra. But the party withdrew its nomination after the king objected.

The election scheduled for March 24th is expected to pit the pro-junta party led by interim Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha against the pro-Thaksin parties.

Prayut, who led a 2014 military coup, is among the candidates. He aims to maintain the current military-led political system.

The pro-Thaksin camp is expected to face an uphill election battle after the failed attempt to nominate the princess.
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