The Dalit activist fighting for rape survivors

Dalits (formerly known as untouchables) are on the lowest rung of a deeply discriminatory Hindu caste system. As a historically disadvantaged group, they are protected by law, but they continue to face systemic and widespread prejudice and violence. And for Dalit women, who account for about 16% of India’s women, that includes sexual violence. Rape has often been used by upper caste groups to punish or shame the community. Source link–!Thank You !–

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Premier League B teams in the EFL ‘not happening’, says chair Rick Parry | Football News

Introducing Premier League B teams into the EFL is “non-negotiable”, the league’s chair Rick Parry has insisted. The idea, which was core to last year’s rejected ‘Project Big Picture’, was recently reiterated by Pep Guardiola – manager of Manchester City, who are keen on the idea to help their development of young players. But Parry says “I just don’t see it” as he commented on the future plans for English football in the wake of forthcoming changes to the European competition structure in 2024. “Irrespective of my view, it is…

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Elizabeth Holmes trial: What we learned this week in the trial

Holmes, once hailed as the next Steve Jobs, faces a dozen federal fraud charges over allegations that she knowingly mislead investors, doctors, and patients about her company’s blood testing capabilities in order to take their money. Holmes has pleaded not guilty and faces up to 20 years in prison. Holmes catapulted Theranos to a $9 billion valuation on the promise that its technology could efficiently test for conditions like cancer and diabetes with just a few drops of blood taken by finger stick. Then a Wall Street Journal investigation revealed…

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Two journalists win Nobel Peace Prize for defending freedom of expression – The Island

Thirukumar Nadesan who is under investigation by the bribery commission over his alleged offshore assets paid a deposit of $1.3 million to buy Cyprus citizenship, according to the ‘Pandora Papers” leak of secret financial documents. The investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) reported that Nadesan, the husband of former deputy minister Nirupama Rajapaksa, had tried to secure Cyprus citizenship sometime after 2014. “Citizenship-for-sale programs like Cyprus’ have been exploited by corrupt politicians and criminals to travel visa-free in the European Union and transfer money into EU countries…

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Remi Casty retires after Toulouse reach Super League: ‘This was my last dance’ | Rugby League News

“This club has fought for 10 years to get into Super League. It tried in 2005 when Catalans won but kept going and I’m thrilled for the club and for French rugby league.” Last Updated: 10/10/21 10:26pm Remi Casty (L) and Tony Gigot of Toulouse celebrate victory Former Catalans Dragons captain Remi Casty expressed his delight after helping Toulouse join his former club in Super League but insisted he would not be around to play in the 2022 French derbies. The 36-year-old former France Test prop, who was discarded by…

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Spain 1 – 2 France

Kylian Mbappe gained redemption for his Euro 2020 disappointment by scoring France’s Nations League-clinching goal in their 2-1 win over Spain, as the final lived up to a week of remarkable drama in the competition. The Paris Saint-Germain superstar had missed his country’s crucial spot-kick in their last-16 shoot-out exit to Switzerland in the summer but he scored a penalty to put France into this final and made no mistake when VAR surprisingly called an offside decision in his favour 10 minutes from time in Milan. Initially this showdown between…

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Sri Lanka is suffering from the worst agricultural tragedy in recent history: Sirisena (VIDEO)

Sri Lanka is facing the worst agricultural tragedy in recent history, said Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Leader and former President Maithripala Sirisena, addressing the 21st commemoration ceremony of late Prime Minister Lady Sirimavo Bandaranaike at the SLFP Headquarters yesterday (10). “Why was Lady Sirimavo Bandaranaike a successful leader? She was a successful leader because she had an honest team. Any leader should have an honest team. No matter how cleaner the leader is, or how good the leader’s vision is, if the former ministers…

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Turkish GP: Lewis Hamilton ‘frustrated for not following my gut’ but Mercedes defend pit-call

Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Lewis Hamilton shares his frustrations over team radio after losing places by changes tyres towards the end of the Turkish GP Lewis Hamilton shares his frustrations over team radio after losing places by changes tyres towards the end of the Turkish GP A “frustrated” Lewis Hamilton believes he should have overruled his Mercedes team and not stopped at the Turkish GP, although Toto Wolff has defended the pit decision amid the threat of a “catastrophic” race retirement. Following a dramatic…

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Record number of people attempt to cross the border between Poland and Belarus, officials say

The Polish Border Guard told CNN that Saturday’s figure of of 739 attempted crossings was the most so far for a single day. They’re the latest in a weeks-long migration crisis at the border, for which Poland imposed a state of emergency last month. Approximately 16,000 attempts to illegally cross the Polish-Belarusian border have been stopped since August, Poland’s border agency has said. Of those, 5,000 took place in October. The crossing could become increasingly dangerous as the seasons change. At least four people died on the border between Poland…

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Women’s Super League Grand Final: St Helens head coach Derek Hardman proud of treble winners | Rugby League News

Head coach Hardman hailed the efforts of his Saints team over the past two years as they completed the treble. “We knew we would be ready for 2021 because we’d be back even better and I’m really proud of the girls,” he said By Marc Bazeley at Emerald Headingley Last Updated: 10/10/21 7:43pm St Helens head coach Derek Hardman and captain Jodie Cunningham celebrate with the Women’s Super League trophy Derek Hardman believes the genesis of St Helens’ treble-winning season was laid at the start of the cancelled 2020 campaign…

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Czech President in intensive care after holding talks on dramatic election

The president plays a crucial role in appointing the next prime minister after the election. But the Czech Republic’s political future is now in limbo while Zeman is treated at Prague’s Central Military Hospital. “The reason for [Zeman’s] hospitalization is complications from the illnesses for which he has been receiving treatments,” doctor Miroslav Zavoral said in a brief statement to the press on Sunday, adding he could not yet talk about the prognosis. Video from outside the presidential chateau in Lány, west of Prague, showed an ambulance leaving the compound…

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Dating On-line and Off

by Vijaya Chandrasoma I apologize for writing about a subject of which I have little personal experience. I thought it may be interesting to reflect on how the concept of “Boy meets Girl” has evolved through our formative years, in my case since the 1950s, to the present day. In Ceylon, we all attended single-gender schools. This is still largely true of Sri Lanka today, 70 years on. I read a recent opinion by the General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Teachers Union, Joseph Stalin, no relation, I assume, of…

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F1 Championship Standings Drivers & Teams

{{position}} {{fullName}} {{nationality}} {{team}} {{pts}} Last updated: October 10, 2021 2:48pm {{position}} {{fullName}} {{pts}} Last updated: October 10, 2021 12:00am {{grandprix}} {{team}} {{driver}} {{time}} Grand Prix Team Driver Fastest Stop Bahrain Red Bull Max Verstappen 1.93s Emilia-Romagna Mercedes Valtteri Bottas 2.24s Portugal Red Bull Max Verstappen 1.98s Spain Aston Martin Lance Stroll 2.16s Monaco Red Bull Max Verstappen 2.02s Azerbaijan Red Bull Max Verstappen 1.98s France Red Bull Sergio Perez 2.04s Styria Red Bull Max Verstappen 2.09s Austria Red Bull Max Verstappen 2.17s Great Britain Williams Nicholas Latifi 2.10s Hungary…

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European Tour: Rafa Cabrera Bello wins Open de Espana after beating Adri Arnaus at first play-off hole | Golf News

Last Updated: 10/10/21 5:45pm Rafa Cabrera Bello won the Open de Espana in a play-off Rafa Cabrera Bello ended his four-year endless run on the European Tour with a dramatic victory at the Acciona Open de Espana. The world No 231, without a worldwide top-10 finish since January, bounced back from an opening-hole double bogey to card a final-round 69 at Campo de Campa Villa de Madrid. Cabrera Bello took advantage of the par-five fourth and made three consecutive birdies from the 13th to force a play-off alongside Adri Arnaus,…

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