Goa to host ISL 2020-21 in 3 different locations across the state, November onwards

The authorities are even planning on dedicating a separate training pitch for each ISL club.

The much-awaited 7th season of Indian Super League (ISL) 2020-21, is all set to be held in the sunny state of Goa, November onwards. This tournament is slated to be hosted at 3 different sites across the state, like Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Fatorda), GMC Athletic Stadium (Bambolim) and Tilak Maidan Stadium (Vasco).


Matches probably to be held without on ground spectators

The Sports Minister of Goa has assured that the ISL will be conducted as per the standard operating procedures and guidelines of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic at hand. The matches will be held without spectators on ground but if any cure for this virus comes to play in the near future, this rule might be reformed. Since there'll also be booking of hotel rooms for the players for a significant amount of time, it is being assumed that the stakeholders in the tourism sector will profit substantially.

The authorities are even planning on dedicating a separate training pitch for each ISL club and 10 such training pitches have already been recognized for this purpose. The organisers have even chalked out an extensive plan which is required to upgrade the facilities here- like the refurbishment of existing provisions and so on.

The Founder & Chairperson of Football Sports Development Limited, congratulated the team and further stated, "Over the last six years, ISL has played a key role in helping Indian football find its rightful place in the global arena. In this short period, we have crossed several remarkable milestones - ISL's recent membership of the World League Forum, City Football Group's investment in Mumbai City FC, ATK's merger with Mohun Bagan, and ISL's emergence as the fourth most popular league on social media with 38 million fan interactions, are all indicators of the phenomenal rise of Indian football."

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It will be interesting to witness the teams and the authorities pulling this one off because this format is unseen and unheard of. This pandemic has us reforming our everyday life and an event of this stature, definitely would require heaps of planning and mindful execution, in every step of the way.

Eco-friendly Dussehra: 21 feet Ravan effigy to burn in Indore without fireworks

Every year, Indore celebrates Dusshera with extravagance and effigies as high as 100 feet accompanied by fireworks that lit up the sky.

Festivities have taken a subdued tone in the city of Indore with respect to the active spread of the coronavirus. Around 300 places in the city will witness the ritual of Ravan Dahan in the city, including prime spots of Dusshehra ground, Chimanbag ground, Vijay Nagar. However, all events of Dusshera celebrations in Indore will be organised as per the guidelines issued for COVID-19 control in the city. On the brighter note, this also means that for the first time Indoris will celebrate an eco friendly Dussehra.

Where every year, effigies as high as 100 feet, accompanied by firecrackers lit up the city skies, Dusshera 2020, will witness an absence of lavishness. This year, a symbolic Raavan Dahan will take place in Indore, upholding the city tradition. Effigies no higher than 21 feet will be alighted, and fireworks will stand cancelled. Further no participants will be invited to burn the city.

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Lucknow University to kickstart all UG & PG programmes from November

Classes for the first year- first semester PG and UG students of Lucknow University to commence from next week.

In a meeting presided by the Vice-Chancellor of the Lucknow University on Thursday, a decision to start classes for all Bachelors and Masters programmes offered by the varsity has been initiated. All lectures and classes of the University's incoming batch of 2020, will be conducted following the Flip Classroom Model, from next week, in November.

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This 150-year-old temple in Kanpur is dedicated to Ravan & opens for devotees only on Dusshehra!

Did you know that Ravan got his name from Lord Shiva & was an excellent Veena player?

While the rest of India prepares to burn effigies of Ravan on Dusshehra, there is a certain section of people who quietly line up outside a nondescript temple in Kanpur, to worship him instead. The burning of Ravan effigies is seen as a victory symbol of good over evil, however, at this 150-year-old Kanpur temple, devotees come to worship the king of Lanka, on the day of Dusshehra.
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Mumbai takes COVID-19 precaution: BMC say, sear masks or sweep roads for one hour

BMC has indulged in active campaigns to promote the use of masks in public place to arrest the spread of coronavirus

In a bid to encourage people to wear masks in public areas, the BMC has levied community service of sweeping roads or cleaning graffiti of the city walls upon citizen violators who refuse to wear a mask or pay the due fine for the same. This punitive action has been implied under the by-laws of the BMC's Solid Waste Management, which authorises the civic body to impose community service upon the public for spitting on the road.
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The number of new Covid-19 cases in Uttar Pradesh is declining and the recovery rate has increased to 91.91 per cent. In the last 24 hours, 2178 new cases were reported in the state, said the Health Department. State capital, Lucknow too is showing amazing results. Out of 61,472 cases, 57,228 have recovered while 3395 are currently undergoing treatment in the city.

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