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As per the new winter flight schedule approved by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, 25 new flight services will be started to ease connectivity from Indore to Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad. The daily flight movement between Indore and Delhi is set to increase with the induction of 16 new flights on this route. 10 new flights on both Indore-Ahmedabad and Indore-Mumbai routes along with at least 8 other services between Indore- Hyderabad, will also be functional from October 31.

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Known as the cleanest city in India, Indore has now been hailed as the benchmark model for plastic waste management in the country by the NITI Aayog. As per reports, the city's innovative garbage management concept not only reduces plastic waste but also recycles it for construction projects, promoting the ideas of sustainable development among 2 million people. The module also favours the set up of economical ways to tackle waste management and to ensure an independent system to run its activities.

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It wouldn't be a hyperbole to confess that we, Indians are mad about cricket. Cricket runs through our veins and we literally bleed blue! Whether it is the Test matches, World Cup, the T20 series or IPL, we love them all and Indore is no different. The proof of this city's obsession with cricket can be seen through the giant sculptures dedicated to cricket and the cricketers of the country. Read on to know more about Indore and its love for cricket.

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Considering the downward trajectory of the receding COVID cases in the country, the Ministry of Civil Aviation has permitted domestic airlines to operate at 100% capacity from October 18. Witnessing the sequential monthly rise in domestic air passenger traffic in India since July, the administration has planned on removing all the current capacity restrictions on flights across the country.

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A fresh spike in the patient tally of Indore's dengue cases was reported on Monday. According to the health bulletin, 14 new cases were tested positive for the vector-borne disease in the last 24 hours. Out of the fresh surge, around 10 men and 4 women, including two children were found to be infected. After the recent surge, the total dengue cases of the city have crossed the count of 570, raising concerns amongst the health department.

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Aiming for complete immunisation of the target population in Indore, the Health Department has urged the state government to impose strict restraints on those overdue for the second COVID-19 jab. After a downward trajectory of COVID cases in the city, citizens have started ignoring the grave nature of the situation. Reportedly, over 7 lakh people are yet to take their second dose and the laid-back attitude of the public is raising concerns among health officials.

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To provide better infrastructure and add to the existing list of institutes, the government of Madhya Pradesh is aiming to equip each district with a college under the 'well-equipped' category. This drive is expected to move to block levels later, as well. As per Madhya Pradesh Higher Education Ministry, various measures are being undertaken to make Indore the biggest educational hub in India.

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In alignment with the objectives of Swacch Bharat campaign, the Indore administration has decided to aid the rural regions of the district to get ODF+ tags. As per reports, the local governing body aims to ensure that the rural areas are notified as ODF+ spaces by the end of the current financial year. With this deadline, India's cleanest city is trying to ramp up sanitation across all corners of the district, in a bid to further enhance its environment.

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Adding to the international air travel options from the city, Air India will launch a new flight connecting Indore to Sharjah. As per reports, the new facility will be available from November 1, easing commute between the two locations. Earlier, Air India had launched a flight from Indore to Dubai and this will be the second international facility of its kind. As per the reported schedule, the 3.5-hour flight will operate twice a week, on Mondays and Saturdays.
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Amid a sharp spike in dengue cases, Indore has recorded 16 new infections on Friday, reportedly. The rising scale of vector-borne disease in the city has fueled a hike in the demand for platelet units. Besides Indore, various adjoining districts are also witnessing a scarcity of platelets. The shortage of this life-saving blood component has led to a line-up of patients at the Model Blood Bank of Maharaja Yeshwantrao Hospital (M Y Hospital).

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In a move to spread awareness about organic activities, Government Holkar Science College in Indore will get a kitchen garden soon. Reportedly, the college administration has already initiated the plan, which entails provisions for training students, teachers, staff members and city residents for instituting similar gardens at their homes. The interested individuals will be informed about the best practices so that they can grow organic fruits and vegetables within the confines of their homes.

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