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ThesenewguidelineshavebeenformulatedkeepinginmindthepositivityrateindistrictsandtheywillbeinforcetillJuly5.We’llreviewthesituationlaterandtakeacallonrelaxations,"theCMsaid. Allgovernmentprivateofficescanresumeworkwith50%staff.Outdoorshootingoffilmsandserialsandoutdoorgameswithoutspectatorswillbeallowed.Gymsarealsoallowedtoopenbutwithouttheuseofair-conditioning. “We’vegiventheserelaxationsnotbecauseCovidseverityhascomedownbuttofacilitatepeopletoresumetheirlivelihoods,"theCMsaidHeappealedtopeopletostrictlyfollowCovid-19appropriatebehaviour. Schoolsandcolleges,religiousplaces,shoppingmalls,shoppingcomplexes,pubs,amusementswimmingpoolsandplacesofworshipwillremainshut.Parkswillbeopentill6pm.Thebanonfunctions,politicalmeetingsandprogrammeswillalsocontinue. Tradersaregladthegovernmenthasallowedallshopsandcommercialestablishmentstoopentill5pm.“Besideshelpingboosteconomicactivities,themovewillbringmorerevenuetothegovernmentthroughtaxes,’’saidPrakashMandoth,president,FederationOfKarnatakaTradersAssociation. TheJune11ordersaidrestrictionswillbeeasedfrom6amto2pm,whereassaleofessentialcommoditiesanddeliverythroughe-commercecompanieswillcontinue.TherestrictionswereimposedfromApril27whenthedailyinfectionsbreachedthe50,000mark. FACEBOOK TWITTER LINKEDIN EMAIL STARTACONVERSATION ADDCOMMENT ENDOFARTICLE NEWSINBRIEF EXPLOREBRIEFS YogaarayofhopeinCovidtimes,saysPMModi IAFsettodeployRafalesateasternfrontwithChina SPOTLIGHT Howyoucanenjoysmoothwatersupplyathome 5reasonstochoose11thGenIntel®Core™laptops Howtoprepareforacareerinperformingarts STORIES SEEALL WhyAsifTanhabelievesgovtcan’tscareactivistsintosilence WhyAsifTanhabelievesgovtcan’tscareactivistsintosilence Bigbrandslearntogogreenthankstosmallercompetitors Bigbrandslearntogogreenthankstosmallercompetitors Indian-originexecslead60billiondollarcompaniesabroad Indian-originexecslead60billiondollarcompaniesabroad COVID-19CASES INDIA WORLD CONFIRMED 29,935,221 DEATHS 388,135 FULLCOVERAGE CORONAVIRUSOUTBREAK Covaxinvaccine Cowinvaccineregistration Coronaviruslivenews Coronacasestoday Covshieldvaccine TRENDINGTOPICS CoronacasesinIndia MilkhaSingh INDvsNZWTCFinal CoronavirusIndiaupdatelive MilkhaSinghdeath TOPSTORIESRIGHTNOW CITY 'Babiesto80plus':AllagegroupsaffectedbyDeltaCovidvariantinsecondwa... 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UPNEXT Bengaluru:BMTCtodeploy2,000busesfromMonday,NammaMetroservicesonlyduringpeakhours ChristinMathewPhilip/TNN/Updated:Jun19,2021,23:02IST FACEBOOK TWITTER LINKEDIN EMAIL AA + TEXTSIZE Small Medium Large ARTICLES Covid-19:Unlock2.0inBengalurufromMonday Bengaluru:BMTCtodeploy2,000busesfromMonday,NammaMetroservicesonlyduringpeakhours Raiseyourvoicetoendperiodshame Karnatakaannouncesfurtherrelaxationoflockdownrestrictions:Shops,hotelsallowedtooperatetill5pm BMTCisexpectedtooperatearound2,000buses. BENGALURU:Inamajorreliefforpublictransportusers,thestategovernmenthasallowedbusesandMetroservicestoplywith50percentcapacityfromMonday. Currently,onlyautorickshawsandcabsareallowedwithamaximumoftwopassengersatatime. Afteralonggap,statetransportundertakings(STUs),includingKSRTCandBMTC,aregearinguptocommencebusoperations.TransportemployeeswentonanindefinitestrikefromApril7to21,andaboutaweeklater,thegovernmentannouncedalockdownbecauseoftheCovid-19casespike,suspendingbusservicesforthegeneralpublic. STUsplantoscaleupservicesinaphasedmannerdependingonthedemand.BMTCisexpectedtooperatearound2,000buses.OnSaturday,staffmembersatbusdepotsacrossthestatecleanedanddisinfectedbuses,apartfrommakingotherchecks.OfficialssaidthatallcrewmembersandpassengerswouldhavetowearmasksandfollowCovidprotocols. “Wewilloperate1,800to2,000busesinthefirstphase.Around90percentofouremployeeshavealreadytakenthefirstdoseofthevaccine,and5to8percenthavereceivedtheseconddose.Whileassigningduties,wewillgivepreferencetotheemployeeswhoreceivedbothdoses,”saidBMTCmanagingdirectorCShikha.“StaffmemberswhohavetakenonedosehavetogetaRT-PCRnegativereport.Arrangementshavebeenmadeatthedepotsforconductingtests.” KSRTCofficialssaidthattheywerealsoreadytorestartservicesfromMonday.“About90percentofKSRTCstaffhavetakenthefirstdoseandtheresthavebeenfullyvaccinated.Wewilloperateservicesbasedonthedemandfrompassengers,”saidaKSRTCofficial. NammaMetroduringpeakhours NammaMetrowilloperateservicesonPurpleandGreenLinesonlyduringpeakhoursfromMonday.Serviceswillbeavailablebetween7amand11amand3pmand6pmatafrequencyoffiveminutes.“Frequencyoftrainserviceswillberevieweddependingonthepassengertraffic,”BangaloreMetroRailCorporationLimited(BMRCL)saidinastatement. Serviceswillbeoperatedonlyonweekdays.BMRCLsaidthatonlysmartcard-basedtravelwouldbeallowed. “OnlycashlesstransactionswillbepermittedatstationcountersforsmartcardpurchasesandrechargestoavoidthespreadofCovid-19,”thestatementadded.Thermalscanningatstations,alternateseatingontrainsandotherprotocolswillbefollowed. Meanwhile,manyprivateoperatorshavedecidednottooperatebusestillnormalcyreturns. FACEBOOK TWITTER LINKEDIN EMAIL STARTACONVERSATION ADDCOMMENT ENDOFARTICLE NEWSINBRIEF EXPLOREBRIEFS YogaarayofhopeinCovidtimes,saysPMModi IAFsettodeployRafalesateasternfrontwithChina SPOTLIGHT Howyoucanenjoysmoothwatersupplyathome 5reasonstochoose11thGenIntel®Core™laptops Howtoprepareforacareerinperformingarts STORIES SEEALL WhyAsifTanhabelievesgovtcan’tscareactivistsintosilence WhyAsifTanhabelievesgovtcan’tscareactivistsintosilence Bigbrandslearntogogreenthankstosmallercompetitors Bigbrandslearntogogreenthankstosmallercompetitors Indian-originexecslead60billiondollarcompaniesabroad Indian-originexecslead60billiondollarcompaniesabroad COVID-19CASES INDIA WORLD CONFIRMED 29,935,221 DEATHS 388,135 FULLCOVERAGE CORONAVIRUSOUTBREAK Covaxinvaccine Cowinvaccineregistration Coronaviruslivenews Coronacasestoday Covshieldvaccine TRENDINGTOPICS CoronacasesinIndia MilkhaSingh INDvsNZWTCFinal CoronavirusIndiaupdatelive MilkhaSinghdeath TOPSTORIESRIGHTNOW CITY 'Babiesto80plus':AllagegroupsaffectedbyDeltaCovidvariantinsecondwa... 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UPNEXT Raiseyourvoicetoendperiodshame SPOTLIGHT/Updated:Jun14,2021,14:54IST FACEBOOK TWITTER LINKEDIN EMAIL AA + TEXTSIZE Small Medium Large ARTICLES Covid-19:Unlock2.0inBengalurufromMonday Bengaluru:BMTCtodeploy2,000busesfromMonday,NammaMetroservicesonlyduringpeakhours Raiseyourvoicetoendperiodshame Karnatakaannouncesfurtherrelaxationoflockdownrestrictions:Shops,hotelsallowedtooperatetill5pm YoungVaidehiShah[namechanged]hadplannedasleep-overatherplacewithherschoolfriendsoneweekendbutshehadtocancelitatthelastminute.“Sorry,Icannothaveyouguysoverthistime,we’llhavetoplanitlater,”shetextedthem,“I’mdown.”Herfriends,high-schoolgirlsfromaneliteSouthMumbaischool,werefoxed—what’stheconnection,theywondered.TurnedoutthatVaidehi’sgrandmotherdidnotallowhertoenterthekitchen,touchfoodorsitatthediningtableduringherperiod—hencenosleepover.Shewasnotallowedtoenterthepujaroominthehouseaswellortouchidols.Apparently,thefamilyfollowedthesecustomsoutof“respect”fortheseniorlady. Welcometo21stcenturyIndia,andthattooaprivilegedSouthBombayfamily–noticehowtheshockingignorance,stigmaandtabooaroundmenstruationseemtobealiveandkicking?Thesepracticesarenotjustdatedanddiscriminatory,theyhaveseverelyunderminedtheself-esteemandhumanrightsofgirlsandwomendowntheyearsandcontinuetodoso. Eveninthisdayandage,menstruationisatopicwerefusetoacknowledge,farlessdiscussorseektonormalise.“Millionsofgirlsandwomenarekeptbackfromreachingtheirfullpotentialasaresultofshameandmisinformation,”saysDrSuchitraDalvie,aMumbai-basedgynaecologistwhoworksintheareaofreproductiveandmenstrualhealth.“MostgirlsinruralIndiadropoutofschoolbythetimetheyareingrade7or8,whichsetsthemonadownwardspiral—childmarriage,domesticviolenceandagrimfuture.” Whilethoseworkinginthefieldofhealthandgenderhavetriedtobreakthenormsofsilence,itwastheGermannon-profitWASHUnitedthatinitiatedtheideaofMenstrualHygieneDayin2013.Itstartedasaglobaladvocacyprogramme,bringingtogetherindividuals,activists,policy-makers,governmentagenciesandthemediatoraiseawareness,breakthesilenceandwipeawaythetaboosaroundmenstruation.Thecampaign’sgoalistoendperiodstigma,povertyand,“tocreateaworldwherenowomanorgirlisheldbackbecauseshemenstruatesby2030.” CuttheShame,aninitiativebyTOIandDonatekartlaunchedonMay28,WorldMenstrualHygieneday,joinsthisglobaleffort,determinedtocreateaworldfreeofshameforallwomen(andtransmen).Butforthat,weneedtofirstacknowledgetheproblemsthatsetwomenback. Whatsetwomenback Mythsandtaboosarehugebarrierstounshacklingourcommunityofperiodshame.Addtothisthemisconceptions,fallaciesandfalsebeliefsthathavenothingtodowiththeactualscience.Infact,theyareanythingbutscience.Moreover,thewidespreadperiodpovertyhitswomenhard—theystruggletocreatetheirownsolutionsusinggrass,ashorleaves,withgrimoutcomes.Butoverall,thesilencearoundandtheacceptanceofthecultureofshameisunacceptableandmustend. MythsandTaboos Somefalse,misleadingnotions,propagatedforcenturies,thatmustend. Amenstruatingwoman: -is“impure”,“dirty”,“sick”or“cursed” -cannotofferprayers,takepartinreligiousceremonies,enteraplaceofworshiportouchanidol -shouldnotcookfood/enterthekitchen,doingsowillspoilfoodandpeopleeatingthemwillfallsick -willspoilpickle,breadandfruitshangingfromtrees -shouldnothavesex,andifsheconceivesthebabywillbeborn“abnormal” -shouldnottakeabathorgoswimming -isacarrierof“badomen”,canbringsufferingorharmtoothersandmustbesegregated [Source:Menstrupedia] WhyShamingMustEnd Thesehorrifictaboosandstigmasarenotjustdiscriminatory,theyarealsoagainstallhumanrights.Thesegregation,shameanduntouchabilitycaneatawayatawoman’sself-esteemandkeepthemfromrealisingtheiractualpotential.Periodpovertycanjeopardisewomen’shealthandsafety.Womeninvillages,generallydropoutofschoolaftertheirperiod,toavoidtheshameandinconveniencesandenteracycleofdomesticityandservitude. EndPeriodShame CuttheShameisarallyingcalltoendpracticesthatkeepwomenback.Weneedtostartbylisteningtothevoicesofwomenandtheirlivedexperiences,championingscienceandreason,shatteringmythsandmisconceptions.Weneedtomakesurethatwetakeeveryoneinthefamilyonthisjourneyoffreedom.Andfinally,acknowledgeperiodpovertyandbeproactiveincontributingtoendit. Donatekartcanhelpyouachieveexactlythisthroughtheircampaigntoendperiodpoverty.AcrowdfundingplatformthatbringstogetherNGOsanddonors,Donatekart’suniquemodelallowspeoplefromacrosstheglobetodonatetowardsraisingfundsforproductsrequiredbyNGOsinIndia,whicharethendeliveredbythem.Ifyoufeelstronglyaboutthisissue,youcouldstepforwardandmakeadifferencetowomenwhostruggleforaccesstohygienicmenstrualproductsandalifeofdignity. Eachofuscanbethechangewewanttosee.Socome,let’sstartnow. 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DelhigovtstartsdiplomacourseinYoga VIEWMORE UPNEXT Karnatakaannouncesfurtherrelaxationoflockdownrestrictions:Shops,hotelsallowedtooperatetill5pm TIMESOFINDIA.COM/Updated:Jun19,2021,20:03IST FACEBOOK TWITTER LINKEDIN EMAIL AA + TEXTSIZE Small Medium Large ARTICLES Covid-19:Unlock2.0inBengalurufromMonday Bengaluru:BMTCtodeploy2,000busesfromMonday,NammaMetroservicesonlyduringpeakhours Raiseyourvoicetoendperiodshame Karnatakaannouncesfurtherrelaxationoflockdownrestrictions:Shops,hotelsallowedtooperatetill5pm BruhatBengaluruMahanagaraPalike(BBMP)PourakarmikasafterreceivingrationkitsdistributedbyCongressleaders,inBengaluru.(PTIPhoto) BENGALURU:KarnatakaonSaturdayannouncedfurtherrelaxationoflockdownrestrictionsin16districtsofthestateincludingBengalurufromJune21. The16districtsincludeBengaluruUrban,UttaraKannada,Belagavi,Mandya,Koppal,Chikkaballapura,Tumakuru,Kolar,Gadag,Raichur,Bagalkot,kalaburagi,Haveri,Ramanagara,YadgirandBidar. Forthesecondphaseoftheunlock,thegovernmenthasallowedgymnasiums,restaurantsandresortstoopentill5pm. Also,busesandmetroserviceshavebeenallowedtofunctionat50percentcapacity. Privateofficescanalsooperateat50percentcapacityin16districtsthathaveapositivityratebelow5percent. “Thenewrelaxationswillapplyto16districtsthathavelessthan5%positivity,”chiefministerBSYediyurappasaid. LockdownhasbeenextendedinMysurudistrict. 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