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Ongoing curfew restrictions extended in Goa till August 30

Auditoriums, community halls, river cruises, spas, massage parlours and casinos will continue to remain closed in Goa.

Amid anticipations of an impending third wave, the Goa government has extended the ongoing curfew restrictions till August 30 in the state. While the curfew was imposed for the first time on May 9, it was extended multiple times and a string of relaxations were rolled out gradually. As per reports, auditoriums, community halls, river cruises, spas, massage parlours, entertainment parks, water parks, and casinos will continue to remain closed in the territory.


Bars and restaurants allowed to operate in Goa from 7 AM to 11 PM

According to the current protocol, cinema halls are permitted to operate with 50% capacity. While schools are shut, for now, examinations can be conducted after proper sanction from the administration.

Besides, social/political/sports/entertainment/academic/cultural, marriage functions and other congregations can be held with 50% of the venue capacity. In addition to this, bars and restaurants are allowed to function from 7 AM to 11 PM at 50% capacity. Further, indoor gyms and indoor and outdoor sports complexes (without spectators) are also permitted to operate.

Additionally, reports state that inter-state movement is banned except for –

  • Individuals with COVID negative report for a test conducted within 72 hours prior to entry in Goa (only RT-PCR test will be valid for travellers from Kerela).
  • Persons coming to Goa due to medical emergencies. Such people will have to produce a proper proof.
  • Two drivers and one helper will be allowed for each goods vehicle. They will be checked through thermal guns and entry would be denied in case they show symptoms.

Fully vaccinated people across different categories to get entry in Goa

As per the stated guidelines, fully vaccinated individuals coming to Goa for rendering their services in industries, labour and construction sectors will be permitted. In addition to this, doubly inoculated Goan residents stranded in other states, returning to Goa after travel related to medical reasons will also be granted entry. Further, Individuals coming for business and employment will be allowed, if they have taken both doses.

76 new cases and 91 recoveries were recorded in Goa on Sunday. As of now, 1,73,164 individuals have been affected by the virus and a total of 3,185 citizens have succumbed to the fatal contagion.

Kanpur Coronavirus Update: 616 new Covid cases reported in the last 24 hours

After witnessing a slight drop in daily cases on Thursday with 354, Kanpur witnesses a massive surge in the daily tally at 616 fresh cases on Sunday.

Kanpur's covid graph has again shown a sudden spike in the daily tally of cases on Saturday with 887 fresh cases and 616 cases on Sunday. This comes after showing a considerable dip in cases on Thursday, with 354 cases. The active case count of the city now stands at 3671, while the discharges in the industrial city are at 428, with 1 death reported in the last 24 hours.

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All educational institutes in Lucknow & other districts of UP to remain closed till January 30

Considering the rising pile of COVID cases every day, this move ensures the safety of the vulnerable group of children

In line with the accelerating rate of COVID in Lucknow and the entire state, all schools and colleges in Uttar Pradesh will remain closed till January 30. Notably, all educational institutes were directed to discontinue offline classes till January 23, however, as per the order released by the state administration it has now been extended for another week. Read on to know more about the order.

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Government schools in Indore welcome dropouts for skill training

Dropouts in the state can now enrol for skill training programmes at Govt. schools under new RMSA project.

Six government higher secondary schools in the Indore district have been selected to welcome dropouts who have studied up to class 8th. The motive of the project is to upskill youth to make them employable and open better career opportunities. Narendra Jain, Assistant District Project Coordinator of Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyaan (RMSA), told TOI that the programme will be run as a pilot project this year. Trainers in these education hubs will be guided by the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).

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JMC in action to clean water lettuce engulfing a portion of Dravyavati river

Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) has launched a cleanliness campaign to curtail the fast-spreading weed.

A portion of Dravyavati near Ambabari in Jaipur has suffered an onslaught by pistia stratiotes, also called jalkumbhi or water lettuce. The weed is engulfing the portion of the river from all directions at great speed. In a bid to clean the river, Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) has launched a cleanliness campaign to curtail the fast-spreading weed. Sewerage discharge and stinking water can be considered as the major cause for overspread of the weed. Around five years ago, Anansagar Lake was also attacked by this jalkumbhi. The administration worked very hard to remove the weeds but they have returned this season too. However, it wouldn’t have such grave consequences, due to the consistent flow of water in the river.

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Authentic Mughlai on your mind? The Latif's in Lucknow is where you need be!

With the chef who comes from Kakori-the land known for its kebabs, you can be assured of the authenticity of taste at The Latif's

If you wish to turn your love affair with Mughlai cuisine into a brand new sage, delve deep into the delectable delicacies at The Latif's in Lucknow. Seated at Gomti Nagar, this regular-looking restaurant offers an array of authentic Mughlai dishes to choose from. While we know this locality is famous for its high-priced food joints, breaking that clutter is a rather simple outlet- The Latif, with its high quality of food!

With the chef who comes from Kakori-the land known for its kebabs, you can be assured of the authenticity of taste at this food joint. So instead of worrying about the bills, we suggest you think about ways to manage the walk back to your vehicle as the flavourful offerings here are guaranteed to make you end up overeating!

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No respite from winter chills in Lucknow; IMD predicts colder days ahead!

As per the prediction made by the MeT, a 4-degree drop in temperature will be recorded in Uttar Pradesh in the next three days

After experiencing unusually cold weather this week, Lucknow and other cities of Uttar Pradesh are likely to witness a further dip in temperature in the coming days. As per the prediction by the Indian Meteorological Department, Lucknow will not witness any respite from severe cold waves in the next 48 hours. Notably, the MeT has issued a warning in the northern parts of the country regarding the temperature drop expected in the next five days.

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New in Lucknow: Purple Foods is stirring up city's culinary scenes & how!

Purple Foods debut in Lucknow with their one destination, one stop eatery

Does your agenda this weekend include getting a meal and refreshing drinks with friends/family? Does it also include an argument where you can't agree on where to eat because that one guy in your group is always craving for kebabs, and your best friend wants nothing more than a mocktail to beat the day’s blues and you’d rather have a hearty burger and call it a day!

Well, Lucknowites, in that case, we’ve got news for you! Having marked their debut in the city that loves to eat, only last month, Purple Foods is synonymous with the most indulgent and diverse cuisines all under one roof. They are an instant word-of-mouth hit! An exciting eatery shaking up Lucknow’s culinary landscape by merging high-end food, with authentic familial influences and pan-relish cuisine. Turn over the menu to explore a map of taste-bud-Asia.

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