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New COVID infections fall below the 100 mark in Goa; zero deaths recorded on Friday

Coronavirus recoveries clock at higher tally than fresh cases on Friday.

Goa recorded 94 infections on Friday, within the cap of 100 cases, after about 10 days of reporting high tallies. This, along with the shooting number of 124 recoveries, which is much higher than the fresh cases. The active caseload in the state has plunged below the negative equator, bringing respite to the state authorities and people, who feared an active spread amid ramped tourist influx during the holiday season.


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Goa authorities had buckled up by imposing strict protocols and guidelines for domestic travellers reaching Goa this festive season to arrest the transmission of coronavirus. And it seems, these preventive and punitive directives have yielded positive results for the tourist magnet. Though the state has resumed most usual operations, a strict SOP has been authorised to monitor the activities. The administration has also doubled the fine to ₹200 for not wearing a face mask, directed as mandatory by the state in the middle of a pandemic.

After about 10 days, the state of Goa recorded 94 cases, in the 100-case range, falling below the number of daily recoveries. Besides this, Goa also recorded zero deaths due to the virus infection on Friday, after a period of 5 days, during which, about 10 fatalities were recorded as per health records. The total toll is pegged at 696 deaths.

So far, the state has recorded a total aggregate of 48,459 cases of coronavirus since its outbreak in March. The virus growth has been arrested at 0.3% since November, which has taken the active caseload to a total of 1388 patients. The recuperation rate stands at 95.7%, which is higher than the national average at 94.3%, furnishing 46,375 recoveries in the state.

All Mumbai local services to return to tracks from October 28

While 100% of services are being resumed, public access to the suburban local trains is still restricted.

In a bid to streamline and regulate the increased passenger load in local trains, the Central and Western Railways have decided to resume 100% suburban services in the Mumbai division, starting October 28. Notably, the Railways have clarified that though all services are being restored, the existing travel restrictions for the general public will continue. Only those recognised and allowed by the government and Ministry of Railways are permitted to travel in the local trains, in accordance with the established standard operating procedures (SOP).

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Kickstart your festivities with Motichoor Laddoos & Kaju Katlis from Ritzz Mithai Vatika in Lucknow

This festive season, Ritzz is offering various attractive and luxurious hampers and mixed mithai boxes!

Apart from being the festival of lights, family and togetherness, Diwali is also a free pass to devour as many of your favourite sweets as you want! And when it comes to the good ol' Motichoor Laddoos and Kaju Katlis, there are only a few places in Lucknow, that we can trust! Keeping intact our festive sentiments and love for sweets, Ritzz Mithai Vatika has been serving us with its unmatched and unchanged quality and taste for years now. And once again, it's that time of the year when we can indulge in our favourite delicacies from this place, guilt-free!

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Diwali is around the corner and one cannot talk of the festivities without thinking about the sweet delights that come along. Be it a gifting option or one to indulge in, we're always looking for those delish treats, wrapped in new flavours to add sweetness to our happy celebrations! And when you've got Lucknow's most iconic dessert connoisseurs curating it all, with a heavy garnish of love and warmth, you sure are in for a lit festival this year.

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The 16th National Aerobics, Fitness and Hip Hop Championships are all set to take place in Lucknow from 14-16th of January. The championships will be hosted at the KD Singh Babu Stadium. To promote the sport in the state, a new executive committee for the Uttar Pradesh Aerobics Association has also been formed. The UP Aerobics Association has been given the permission to host the event after receiving recognition from the UP Olympic Association.

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7 new COVID-19 cases of Delta sublineage AY.4 plague Indore

COVID cases have surged by 46% in Indore

Amid the overall pandemic dip, a new subvariant of the COVID-19 Delta mutation threatens to spill new infections and troubles, especially for the people of Indore. As per a genome sequencing report of the National Centre of Disease Control (NCDC), around 7 cases of AY.4 - a sublineage of the Delta variant- have been detected in the district. Notably, the new mutation is presently a 'variant of interest' and not much is known about its transmissibility, virulence and overall severity.

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New war rooms to be set up in Lucknow, Kanpur & other major cities in UP to combat air pollution

The use of all 10-year-old diesel and 15-years-old petrol vehicles has been strictly prohibited.

Gearing up for the fight against air pollution, the govt of Uttar Pradesh has decided to set up war rooms in Lucknow, Kanpur and other major cities. The new infrastructure will be set up under the authority of the Road Dust Management and will keep a check on various sources of pollution. As per reports, similar war rooms will also be set up in NCR districts to improve the overall air quality in UP.

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Kanpur Metro covers 3,900 metres in its maiden trial run!

The three-coach train covered a distance of 3,900 meters by completing three laps of the 650-meters-long test track.

The Kanpur Metro conducted its first trial run along the depot test track on Monday, ahead of the RDSO trials slated next month. Reportedly, the brand new three-coach train of the Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation fleet covered a total of 3,900 meters by completing three laps of the 650-meters-long test track. As per the project timeline, the Kanpur metro division is expected to commission public services by the end of this year or early January, next year.

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