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2017 Trump is scheduled to speak to the governor of Puerto Rico Ricardo Rossello by telephone on Saturday File image of US president Donald Trump Reuters At a news conference Rossello a Republican declined to comment on Trump’s tweets which he said he had not seen and said he would not be drawn into a political fight “Let me stress this: I am committed to collaborating with everybody” he said “This is a point where we can’t look at small differences and establish differences based on politics” Rossello said the Trump administration has given his government “whatever we ask for” in the immediate aftermath of the hurricane But he warned that the US Congress would need to help rebuild the island which is home to 34 million Americans ”If Congress doesn’t take action with a significant package then we are looking at a possible humanitarian crisis“ he said “What are the effects of falling into that predicament Massive exodus without a doubt” The insurance industry has begun to tally the mounting costs of Maria with one modeling company estimating that claims could total as much as $85 billion By Rajneesh Gupta and Vinayakk Mohanarangan Virat Kohli’s first full series as India’s Test captain is set to begin in Galle on Wednesday when India take on Sri Lanka in a three match Test series Kumar Sangakkara’s swansong AP The sub-continental teams are both going through a period of transition with Angelo Mathews leading a fairly inexperienced Lankan side in Kumar Sangakkara’s farewell series Here’s a detailed statistical preview of the series which is the first time since 2010 that these two sides have faced each other in the longest format of the game Head to head: India have a historic edge when it comes to facing Sri Lanka in Tests having won 14 out of the 35 matches played between the sides starting in 1982 In Sri Lanka however India are yet to register a series win after Mohammad Azharuddin’s team won a three-match series in 1993 against Arjuna Ranatunga’s side 2-1 Virat Kohli and Co are looking to break a 22-year jinx in the island nation Recent form of India and Sri Lanka In a calendar year dominated by the shorter-format so far India have just played two Tests – the New Year Test in Sydney and the one-off rain-hit encounter in Bangladesh both of which have been draws Sri Lanka’s four Tests this year have seen them win just one and lose three – two of them in the recently concluded series defeat against Pakistan The teams’ form over their last 10 Tests makes for some grim reading too as both sides have lost five matches each – with India’s losses coming overseas in England and Australia while Sri Lanka’s patchy home form has seen them lose two of their last three series – against Pakistan and South Africa India in fact come into this tour on the back of five win-less series The 2010 series: Last time the two sides met in Tests The last series between these two sides in Sri Lanka was in 2010 which was drawn (1-1) MS Dhoni was India’s captain while Kumar Sangakkara led the Sri Lankan side Only Harbhajan Singh Amit Mishra Murali Vijay and Ishant Sharma from the current squad were part of the Indian contingent then VVS Laxman played a starring role in India’s series-levelling win making an unbeaten 103 in chase of 258 in Colombo India’s team composition: Openers: Murali Vijay (32) Shikhar Dhawan (14) Middle-order batsmen: Virat Kohli (34) Cheteshwar Pujara (27) Ajinkya Rahane (15) Rohit Sharma (11) Lokesh Rahul (2) Wicket-keepers: Wriddhiman Saha (5) Spinners: Harbhajan Singh (102)Ravi Ashwin (25) Amit Mishra (13) Pacers: Ishant Sharma (62) Umesh Yadav (13) Bhuvneshwar Kumar (12) Varun Aaron (6) Sri Lanka’s team composition: Openers: Dimuth Karunaratne Kaushal Silva Kusal Perera Middle-order batsmen: Kumar Sangakkara Upul Tharanga Lahiru Thirimanne Jehan Mubarak Wicket-keepers: Dinesh Chandimal All-rounders: Angelo Mathews Spinners: Rangana Herath Dilruwan Perera Tharindu Kaushal Pacers: Nuwan Pradeep Dhammika Prasad Vishwa Fernando Dushmantha Chameera Average age of two teams (as on 12th August- start of Test series) India: 2779 yrs (Youngest – Lokesh Rahul @ 23 yrs 116 days Oldest – Harbhajan Singh @ 35 yrs 140 days) Sri Lanka: 2901 yrs (Youngest – Tharindu Kaushal @ 22 yrs 160 days Oldest – Kumar Sangakkara @ 37 yrs 289 days) There are two players in the current Sri Lankan squad who haven’t played Test cricket – Kusal Perera and Vishwa Fernando Combined Experience: In perhaps the most interesting comparison between the two teams a look at the combined experience paints a clear picture about the lack of Test match experience in either side The Indian squad has a combined experience of 373 Tests (avg 249 Tests per member) and has aggregated 14733 runs at an average of 3007 with 35 hundreds and 55 fifties The members of the squad have a combined tally of 859 wickets with Harbhajan Singh alone accounting for 416 wickets at 3232 The Sri Lankan squad in comparison has a combined experience of 389 Tests (avg 243 Tests per member) and has aggregated 23217 runs at an average of 3969 with 52 hundreds and 104 fifties Kumar Sangakkara alone has scored more than half the runs (12305) and 38 hundreds The members of the Sri Lankan squad have a combined tally of 420 wickets (at 3540) Rangana Herath alone has accounted for 263 wickets A look at the batting and bowling figures of the squads also make for some interesting reading India’s third leading run-scorer in this squad is Harbhajan Singh behind Virat Kohli and Murali Vijay Sri Lanka in comparison have the might of Kumar Sangakkara propping up their batting stats – but given his retirement after second Test Angelo Matthews will become their leading batsman with just over 3400 runs In terms of their performance against India Rangana Herath has poor numbers against India in the four Tests he has played something that the Indian batsmen could look to exploit So as the numbers suggest there is very little to choose between the sides India currently placed fifth in the ICC Test rankings can potentially go third if they manage a historic whitewash Sri Lanka currently languishing at seventh spot on the table can go high as fifth This should be a fascinating series by all counts weather permitting ——————————————— BONUS STATISTICS: If you have come this far may be you will be interested in a few more tables If facts like who has the most number of wickets for India against Sri Lanka all-time who leads the run-scoring charts between the sides and what’s the lowest team total posted between the two sides (hint: It’s more than what Australia managed at Trent Bridge last week) then read on By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: April 21 2017 6:02 am Top News The CBI has filed chargesheet against former joint director of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in Ahmedabad J P Singh his the then subordinate assistant director Sanjay Kumar and eight others in connection with a bribery case The chargesheet was filed before a special CBI court on Wednesday said CBI spokesperson R K Gaur He said that the accused have been “charged with criminal conspiracy under the IPC and under relevant provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act” Besides Singh and Kumar the chargesheet named alleged bookies Bimal Aggarwal and Chandresh Patel Sonu Jalan J K Arora Dhruv Kumar Singh Jayesh Thakkar Paresh Patel and Surinder Mandi Jalan Arora and Thakkar were granted default bail as the CBI had failed to file the chargesheet against them in the stipulated 90-day period Singh and Kumar are currently lodged at Sabarmati Central jail They recently withdrew their bail pleas after the CBI informed the Gujarat High Court court that it was going to file the chargesheet The CBI has accused Singh of collecting “huge bribe” from bookies and hawala operators for not arresting them during the investigation into the Surat hawala racket and the IPL betting cases which he had supervised It has alleged bookie Manoj Jain paid Rs 275 crore to two other bookies — Agarwal and Sonu Jalan — on behalf of Singh Agrawal and Jalan are alleged to have worked as “conduits” of Singh Jain’s name had surfaced during the IPL betting case investigation under the supervision of Singh For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: February 5 2017 4:19 am Top News A 31-year-old auto driver Ashok Kumar who was allegedly assaulted by three youths Thursday night succumbed to his injuries at PGI Saturday The three have now been booked for murder in the FIR which was registered at the Sector 39 police station Kumar had received severe head injuries and was in coma after the attack According to sources in the police the assailants have been identified and one of them has even been rounded up Kumar a resident of Sector 25 was newly married and is survived by his wife and parents Kumar was found in a pool of blood at the dividing road of Sector 37/25 on February 2 He was rushed to the Government Multispeciality Hospital (GMSH) Sector 16 and was later referred to PGI Watch:Assembly Elections 2017: 55% Voter Turnout Recorded In Punjab 67 % In Goa Till 3pm Police sources said that the three accused hired Kumar’s auto from Ashok from Kisan Bhawan roundabout Sector 35 to Batra Theater in Sector 37 and later the auto driver was found in pool of blood by some passerby who informed the police control room Police claimed that there is possibility that three passengers who hired the auto from Kisan Bhawan were known to the victim Sources said some of the auto drivers who were known to the victim informed the police that driving his three-wheeler in an inebriated condition that day The body has been handed over to the family members after post-mortem Police further added that the auto driver Kumar was attacked and murdered due to an old rivalry The assailants had stolen some valuables from his auto Ashok had caught them and had beaten them up few days back One of the assailants has been nabbed and he is being interrogated to ascertain the whereabouts of two other assailants For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: April 13 2017 5:17 am Top News THE CBI on Wednesday told the Gujarat High Court that it does not want a retrial of RTI activist Amit Jethva murder case but said certain eyewitnesses can be recalled before the trial court The CBI’s response came on a petition moved by Jethva’s father seeking retrial citing alleged threats to several witnesses at the instance of ex-BJP parliamentarian from Junagadh Dinu Bogha Solanki who is also a key accused in the murder case During the hearing Justice J B Pardiwala asked the CBI about its stand on the petition — whether it supports it or not CBI lawyer R C Kodekar responded that “those eye witnesses who have turned hostile may be recalled and re-examined” The trial of the case is already completed by the special CBI court which was to pronounce the judgment Following the petition moved by Bhikhabhai father of Amit Jethva through senior lawyer Anand Yagnik Justice Pardiwala stayed pronouncement of judgment The stay on judgment continues by the order of high court Bhikhabhai has sought retrial and investigation into the alleged threats given to several witnesses by Solanki and also by his nephew and co-accused Shiva Solanki He has alleged that 105 out of 195 witnesses turned hostile and therefore the special CBI court should have ordered investigation Bhikhabhai has cited at least five complaints in which witnesses informed the CBI about the alleged threats The CBI wrote to Director General of Police Gujarat and in three cases security was provided to three witnesses but no investigation was conducted Representing BJP leader Dinu Solanki senior lawyer SV Raju termed the petition as a “political battle” and named Congress leaders behind the petition Raju also pointed out a rivalry between Yagnik’s father and Solanki and said that those witnesses who have alleged threats and pressure by Solanki are linked to the Congress party “Since they can’t win by ballots they are resorting to such petitions The allegations have no substance at all The witnesses who have alleged of threats are tainted There is no material to substantiate the allegations of threats or any kind of pressure” Raju said while elaborating that though the high court has wide powers to order retrial but only in extraordinary cases During the hearing when Raju pointed out that there are five other accused who have not been impleaded by the petitioner as parties Justice Pardiwala issued notice these accused and directed the CBI to serve them immediately The matter will be heard on April 18 On July 20 2010 Jethva was shot dead outside the Gujarat High Court The investigations by Ahmedabad Detection of Crime Branch and CBI established that Jethva was murdered for exposing Solanki for his alleged illegal mining at Gir Forest region through RTI applications and PILs For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Top NewsUpdated: December 16 2014 12:34 am Dominance and control over women are set in male attributes and behaviour regarded as a shared social ideal Related News By:Vani S Kulkarni Manoj K Pandey & Raghav Gaiha Although the prevalence of sexual violence in India is the lowest in the world (85 per cent in 2013) it affects 275 million women in the country Rapes reported to the police as sexual violence surged from 39 per day to 93 per day in 2013 In Uttar Pradesh alone five rapes occurred in 36 hours Even these are underestimations for two reasons One is the exclusion of marital rapes which are not a prosecutable crime No less important is the fact that barely 1 per cent of victims of sexual violence report the crime to the police Adolescent wives are the most vulnerable to marital sexual violence and an estimated 25 million adolescent girls (between 15 to 19 years) are victims of sexual violence Gangrapes continue to occur with strong frequency and brutality Although the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act 2013 provides for the death penalty to repeat offenders often many are let off the hook or roam free Whether the self-confessed rapist Shiv Kumar Yadav who allegedly raped a woman executive in a cab a few days ago will get the penalty warranted by these heinous crimes is however difficult to surmise On May 27 the (alleged) rape and subsequent lynching of two cousins (aged 14 and 12) in Badaun district of UP led to the arrest of five individuals who were released after a CBI investigation determined that there was no evidence of rape or murder This was dismissed as a case of double suicide as the elder cousin was caught in an “intimate” act with the main accused Yet there were no traces of hair or fingerprints on her and doubts thus persist about the exoneration of the accused (including the policeman) In a not-so-infrequent case a woman in the same region was gangraped by policemen themselves for refusing to pay a bribe Equally grim tales of rape brutality and murder abound in other regions In 2014 a girl was gangraped twice and then killed by the same group of men in West Bengal The second assault was provoked by a criminal complaint by her naming the attackers as she walked back from the police station More than a year after she was killed justice still eludes the contractual teacher in a primary school in Odisha She had been harassed by a powerful local gang for denying sexual favours to one of their own — a sub-inspector of schools Her dying statement led to his arrest the suspension of a few state officials and dismissal of two policemen But the assailant who set her ablaze is still absconding Dominance and control over women are set in male attributes and behaviour (“masculinity”) regarded as a shared social ideal Violence is not necessarily a part of masculinity but the two are often closely linked mediated by class caste and region Masculinity is characterised by two factors — namely “relationship control” as a behavioural attribute and “attitudes towards gender equality” as an underlying value (the United Nations Population Fund 2014) More than three-fourths of men expected their partners to agree if they wanted to have sex and more than half of men didn’t expect their partners to use contraceptives without their permission Thirty-two per cent of men demonstrated a more rigid masculinity as they believed that women and men are inherently unequal Caste hierarchy matters Upper-caste men systematically rape women of low castes in north Indian villages But when lower-caste men rape a woman of an upper caste it becomes a crime to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law as it violates social norms (Vani Kulkarni and Kristin Plys “Prevalence of Rape in Delhi NCR” Global Review Volume 3 Issue 3 American Sociological Association 2013) Notions of honour are central to the discourse on rape The rape of a daughter sister or wife is a source of dishonour to males within the family structure When an earlier sexual assault victim of Shiv Kumar Yadav’s shared her experience with the media her husband’s angry reaction “Tu kitni naak katayegi Moonh band nahi rakh sakti” was typical This deters the reporting of rape to the police reinforced by a belief in the impunity of perpetrators the fear of retaliation and humiliation by the police through physical and verbal abuse While family honour matters there is growing evidence of self-honour in how urban women frame the trauma of their harassment rape or violence When such complaints are registered with the police these are motivated by regaining that self-honour If however family honour matters more there will be fewer attempts to fight back (Kulkarni and Plys) Horrific cases of rape provoke cynical responses While many are dismissive of the more-stringent anti-rape laws (such as the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act 2013) others remain divided on the efficacy of a diverse range of interventions involving boys and men and women in violence prevention One major problem with anti-rape laws is that their enforcement is feeble and painfully slow and thus largely inconsequential as a deterrent to sexual violence The government created fast-track courts in New Delhi to expeditiously deal with such cases but they are overflowing As of November these courts had convicted 178 attackers and acquitted 407; more than 1700 cases are pending It is not persuasive to assert that such delays are not remediable Interventions that address masculinity seem to be more effective than those that ignore the powerful influence of gender norms and systems of inequality Yaari Dosti’s limited experience is encouraging Young men in the intervention groups in Mumbai and Gorakhpur were much less likely to perpetrate physical or sexual violence than others in these sites The replicability of such results cannot be rejected outright Effective women-focused initiatives strengthen resilience against violence by combining economic empowerment with greater awareness of rights and women’s relationship skills through for example the Rashtriya Mahila Kosh and Swawlamban programmes Behavioural changes are however slower than changes in male attitudes as corroborated by some of these initiatives In conclusion while the rapidly growing menace of sexual violence is scary and abhorrent there are grounds for optimism Kulkarni is associate of Urban Ethnography Centre Department of Sociology Yale University; Pandey is a doctorate in economics Australian National University; and Gaiha is former professor of public policy Faculty of Management Studies University of Delhi For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AP | Paris | Published: July 23 2017 6:58 pm Neymar is still playing for Barcelona warming up for the new season by scoring twice against Juventus in a friendly on Saturday (Source: Reuters) Top News Denials from Barcelona are doing little to halt the fervor that Brazil star Neymar could be joining Paris Saint-Germain in a transfer that more than doubles the world record Neymar is still playing for Barcelona warming up for the new season by scoring twice against Juventus in a friendly on Saturday But Neymar left the stadium in New Jersey without saying anything to reporters allowing speculation he will imminently join PSG for 220 million euros ($253 million) to persist The Barcelona coach and president have been more willing to speak and both are adamant the mercurial forward is staying put “We want Neymar to be with us” Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said after the 2-1 victory over Juventus “We know the importance he has in our game our dressing room the team dynamic and we want him with us It’s clear” Barcelona’s league campaign begins on Aug 20 while PSG’s season opener is in less than two weeks on Aug 5 ANTICIPATION IN PARIS Reports in Spain and France state that the transfer could be completed by the end of July “Un Pari Magique” (A Magic Gamble) read the front page headline on sports daily L’Equipe on Saturday It was accompanied by a photo of Neymar with his hand on his forehead like a ship’s captain gazing into the horizon as if longingly eyeing a future destination The headline is a play on words with the favorite chant among PSG fans of “Paris est Magique” (Paris is Magic) Not magical enough to win the Champions League yet or even advance past the quarterfinals in the past four seasons To challenge for European soccer’s top prize coach Unai Emery told L’Equipe earlier this week: “PSG must have one of the top five players in the world We are looking to sign one this summer” Neymar certainly fits the bill While not at the level of Barcelona star Lionel Messi or Real Madrid’s prolific Ronaldo the 25-year-old Neymar has longer left at the top and has not even reached his peak Should PSG sign Neymar the transfer would smash the previous world-record fee of 105 million euros (then $116 million) that Manchester United paid a year ago for France midfielder Paul Pogba It would be a massive coup for Emery given his troubled first season PSG relinquished its league title to Monaco and made unwanted history by becoming the first team eliminated from the Champions League knockout stages having won the first leg 4-0 PSG lost 6-1 away to Barcelona in the last 16 with PSG’s tormentor being Neymar PSG’S PURSUIT The Qatari-owned club’s courting of Neymar dates back to April last year With uncertainty surrounding Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s future PSG had discussions with the player’s father and his agent Wagner Ribeiro PSG reportedly was ready to pay 190 million euros But two months later Neymar reached an agreement to extend his Barcelona contract until 2021 with his release clause pushed up to the existing 220 million euros and 250 million ($288 million) by the summer of 2018 It raised the question whether he just used PSG club as a bargaining tool However in September Ribeiro publicly stated that Neymar had been “close to joining PSG” Fast forward and sections of the Brazilian and Spanish media reignited the deal this month saying that Neymar wants to emerge out of Messi’s shadow which couldn’t happen for a while seeing as Messi has agreed on a new Barcelona contract until 2021 But the last thing Valverde needs is losing Neymar There are rumours we’re aware of them” Valverde said “We’re happy with him and he’s happy with us” According to Spanish reports Neymar has told club Josep Bartomeu that he wants to leave But speaking Thursday during an interview at The Associated Press Bartomeu said firmly : “He is not on the market” Landing Neymar would be an even bigger coup than signing Ibrahimovic in 2012 FEELING AT HOME The PSG squad features several of Neymar’s compatriots The captain is Thiago Silva whose center back partner is fellow Brazilian Marquinhos PSG also recently signed rampaging Brazilian full back Dani Alves from Juventus PSG’s Parc des Princes loves a Samba beat too The mesmeric Ronaldinho was a huge favourite from 2001-03 securing a big move to Barcelona where he won the Golden Ball Before him came Rai the classy midfield general who broke down in tears after waving good bye to PSG fans following a brilliant spell from 1993-98 where he scored 72 goals and dazzled in the City of Light There was also Valdo Rai’s astute midfield partner Attacking right back Leonardo who became the club’s sporting director signing Ibrahimovic and the recently retired left back Maxwell left lasting impressions FITTING INTO THE TEAM Which position would Neymar play for PSG Would he fit in or clash with star striker Edinson Cavani Awkward questions for PSG Neymar can play on both flanks but should be the leading main man as center forward That role already belongs to Cavani who signed a new PSG contract until 2020 after netting a league-leading 35 goals last season Having waited three years to become PSG’s No 1 slogging it out wide right to accommodate Ibrahimovic it is highly unlikely Cavani would welcome doing the same again if Neymar joins Equally having played a supporting role to Messi and somewhat to Luis Suarez for the past two seasons Neymar would not want to play second fiddle again PSG is desperate to join Europe’s elite but signing Neymar may produce a conflict the club should avoid For his arrival could push Cavani out of the door depriving PSG of its best scorer PSG may be better served signing Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez who is not as skillful as Neymar but more hard-working Playing Neymar at striker would add flair but arguably less goals: raising the question whether it’s actually worth it for PSG to sign him For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top News It was panned by Pakistani author Fatima Bhutto, ‘just go out there and enjoy it and have fun’, In October last year, Accordingly,is facing severe financial crunch and has only Rs 1.
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