The fifth edition of Lucknow Literary Festival took off on Friday, November 10 and was called off on November 11, after protests by ABVP members.

Anti-Kanhaiya Kumar protests

On the first day of the event, former President of JNU student’s Union, Kanhaiya Kumar was invited for a session on his book- From Bihar to Tihar, at Sheroes Hangout. However, the event was interrupted by members of ABVP, but later things were under control.

Here is a video by NewsLaundry which shows anti-Kanhaiya Kumar protests in Sheroes Hangout on Friday-

The guest list for the lit fest, included many stalwarts such as- Varun Gandhi, Shatrughan Sinha and Vinod Dua.

The district administration gave maintenance of law and order during civic elections, as the reason for cancelling the event.

Lit fest is eagerly awaited every year by the Lucknowites, and is an event that is open for all. A lot was in store for the audiences in the three-day fest and people were looking forward to it, but the sudden turn of events has left the people disappointed.

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The UPMRC has shared the ridership count of the Lucknow Metro and the soaring tally, crossing the 15,000 mark, indicate the popularity of the public transport system among citizens. The Managing Director of the Uttar Pradesh Metro Corporation congratulated the entire staff and support team for the achievement.

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Some respite: Lucknow's new infection rate remained negative for straight 8 days

Long way to recovery as city's prime areas of Gomti Nagar and Indira Nagar still remain virus hotspots

Lucknow's new coronavirus infection tallies saw considerable fall in the last weekend with numbers falling from an average of 940 cases from week start to around 555 on Sunday. With this fall in the new infections and a remarkable rise in the recoveries, Lucknow has managed to arrest any positive growth of active cases for 8 consecutive days. Despite these lower fresh cases and increased discharges, Lucknow has long way to recover from the clutches of the coronavirus as Gomti Nagar and Indira Nagar continue to remain virus hotspots.

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Schools in Lucknow could open soon as UPSA drafts proposal for re-opening of schools in UP

The State government has to decide upon re-opening of the schools by September 30

The Unaided Private Schools Association (UPSA) has submitted a proposal draft to the Uttar Pradesh State Government ahead of its decision regarding the re-opening of schools that have been shut due to the rampant spread of the coronavirus. The draft suggests the state to re-start schools for classes 10th and 12th on a trial basis for 10 days by October 12, which can be later scaled up for all the classes by the month of November.

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COVID-19 Lucknow update: New guidelines permit the entry of only 'serious buyers' in malls

Two nodal officers would be deployed to ensure health safety measures at the malls & shopping complexes.

In the wake of rapid spread of the coronavirus in Lucknow, the city administration has established new precautionary and restricting guidelines. These new set of rules restrict the entry of those who visit malls for only show-window shopping or hanging out; that is, malls in Lucknow will only open their gates to 'serious buyers', that too with protective gear in place. The guidelines make it obligatory for all visitors and staff to undergo proper thermal checks as well. Apart from this, two nodal officers would be deployed to ensure health safety measures at the malls and shopping complexes.

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Two royal bred horses added to Lucknow's La Martiniere College's stable

Endangered Kathwadi breed horses are now a part of La Martiniere's stable

La Martiniere Collge adds two more rare species to its stables, in the beautiful form of Bajirao, a five-year-old stallion and Anandi, an eight-year-old mammoth mare, both of the Kathwadi endangered breed from Western India. These royally-bred horses were gifted to the college by Monish Bhandari and his wife, Priya, members of the college alma mater. The horses arrived at the college grounds on Saturday in a special air-conditioned vehicle from the farm of Mumbai and Ajmer.

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