Women should not Silently Face Atrocities and must Speak up about Issues like Marital Rape, says Actress Katrina Kaif

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Katrina Kaif. Wikimedia

Mumbai, Dec 6, 2016: In the recently organised ‘WeUnite’ conference, which marks UN Women’s partnership with the IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif delivered some strong words of empowerment.

Katrina highlighted the issues of crimes against women and that how many of them go unreported every year.

According to PTI reports, she said, in a patriarchal society like ours, sometimes even educated women succumb to the societal pressures and refrain from raising their voices against any kind of abuse or crimes committed against them.

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Katrina said, “I know of educated women, who remain silent in the face of violence because they are afraid to confront societal norms and have fingers pointed in their direction. Especially, when the majority of our society fails to recognise marital rape as a crime. I would urge more women to speak up. It is not okay to feel inferior or weak, because we are not the weaker sex by any stretch of imagination.”
She said, “On a daily basis there are shocking stories about the violent crimes made against women. Yet, I can only imagine how many other crimes against women in India go unreported.” It is sad to know that there is gender inequality in a country which had women as the head of the state, she added.

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According to the data provided by the national crime records bureau in India- the number of reported crimes against women in 2001 were 1,43,795. In 2005, it were 3,27,394. More than a 100 percent in numbers.”

She also emphasised on the fact that women who are not reporting the crimes are getting further victimised by the societal evils. She said, “However I would like to believe that this increase in numbers is not an increase in crime against women. It is increase in number of women who are ready to come forward and reporting them.”

– prepared by Shambhavi Sinha of NewsGram with PTI inputs. Twitter:  @shambhavispeaks

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Sanitization to Fight Coronavius Begins in UP

Massive sanitization drive begins in UP

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A massive sanitization drive began in major cities in Uttar Pradesh on Friday. (Representation Image). Pixabay

A massive sanitization drive began in major cities in Uttar Pradesh on Friday. This is the latest news in India.

Rajkumar Vishwakarma, DG, fire services, told reporters that sanitization was being done with sodium hypochlorite and fire personnel had been instructed to take care and not to spray the disinfectant on human beings and animals.

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The sanitization will be done using sodium hypochlorite. (Representational Image). Pixabay

Spraying will also not be done inside any building due to electrical connections.

Fire personnel have been asked to take photographs and post it on WhatsApp media groups. They have been asked to avoid calling the media personnel to the sanitisation sites to avoid risks.

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Earlier this week, about 50 migrant workers who were at a bus station in Bareilly, were sprayed with sodium hypochlorite by the sanitisation staff. Those who were sprayed, including children, complained of itching in the eyes and rashes on the body.

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Chief minister Yogi Adityanath had expressed his concern over the incident and assured action against the guilty.

District magistrate Bareilly, Nitish Kumar said that the incident happened due to ‘over-zealous’ workers. (IANS)

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People Have Faith in Modi Government to Handle COVID-19 Crisis

Over 83% trust Modi govt will handle COVID-19 crisis well

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The Narendra Modi-led central government is leaving no stone unturned in fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic. Wikimedia Commons

As the Narendra Modi-led central government is leaving no stone unturned in fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic, 83.5 per cent people from various states “trust in government” in handling the crisis.

The findings came out in the IANS-CVoter exclusive tracker on COVID-19 Wave 2 survey conducted during last seven days among 18 plus adults nationwide. The findings and projections are based on Computer-Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI).

Replying to a question “I think Indian government is handling the coronavirus well”, 83.5 per cent people agreed that they trust in government’s steps being taken in fight against the deadly disease, and 9.4 per cent expressed their disagreement. The survey was conducted on March 26 and 27. Of the 83.5 per cent who showed their trust in government, 66.4 per cent strongly agree with the opinion and 17.1 agree with the view.

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A similar survey on the same question done on March 17 and 18 showed that 83.6 per cent people expressed their trust in government in fight against the pandemic which so far has claimed 29 lives and over 1,000 conformed cases. A total of 13.7 per cent people expressed their disagreement.

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83.5 per cent people from various states trust the Modi government in handling the COVID-19 crisis. Wikimedia Commons

As per the tracker, the data is weighted to the known demographic profile of the states. Sometimes the table figures do not sum to 100 due to the effects of rounding, it says. “Our final data file has socio-economic profile within plus 1 per cent of the demographic profile of the state. We believe this will give the closest possible trends.”

The Tracking Pol fieldwork covers random probability samples during the last seven days from the release date and that the sample spread is across all assembly segments across all states. This survey covers all states in India and was conducted in 10 languages as part of our routine OmniBus, it says.

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“This is a thorough random probability sample; and we are ensuring a proper representative analysis by statistical weighing of the data to make it representative of the local population as per the latest census and or other available demographic benchmarks.”

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The data clarified that it strictly follows the WAPOR code of conduct (World Association of Public Opinion Research) for our ethical and transparent scientific practices and have incorporated the PCI (Press Council of India ) guidelines as our SOP (Standard Operating Procedures). (IANS)

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Follow These Workout Exercises Shared by Bollywood Actress Katrina Kaif

Katrina Kaif's at-home workout tips amid coronavirus lockdown

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Actress Katrina Kaif has shared some amazing workout exercises you all can do at home, amid the COVID-19 lockdown. Wikimedia Commons

If you are missing your gym sessions due to coronavirus outbreak, don’t worry. Actress Katrina Kaif has shared some amazing workout exercises you all can do at home, amid the COVID-19 lockdown. This is a an entertainment and fitness news.

Taking to her Instagram account, Katrina posted a couple of her workout videos. She is seen performing squats, pushups and situps along with her trainer Yasmin Karachiwala at her terrace.

Katrina’s workout videos come after the shutdown of gyms in several areas, including Delhi and Maharashtra, in the wake of coronavirus scare. IANS

“#WorkoutatHome Can’t go to the gym so sharing the workout that Yas and I did at home. Stay safe and be active if u can!

1. Squat & Side Leg Lifts – 3 sets x 20 reps

2. Reverse Lunge – 3 sets x 15 reps

3. Situp – 3 sets x 20 reps

4. Pushup – 3 sets x 15 reps (you can substitute with incline pushups or knee pushups)

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Katrina posted a couple of her workout videos on social media. IANS

5. Plank to ‘T’ – 3 sets x 15 reps

6. Mountain Climbers – 4 slow and 15 tempo x 3 sets,” Katrina wrote.

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Katrina’s workout videos come after the shutdown of gyms in several areas, including Delhi and Maharashtra, in the wake of coronavirus scare. (IANS)