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8-year-old white tigress 'Ragini' gets an enclosure worth ₹1.72 crores at the Indore Zoo!

Tigress 'Ragini' has been brought to Indore from the Nandankanan Zoo in Odisha, under the Animal Exchange Program.

The Indore Zoo administration has grounded an area of a thousand square feet for an enclosure, to welcome 'Ragini', an eight-year-old white tigress from Odisha's Nandankanan Zoo. Brought to the Kamla Nehru Prani Sangrahalaya in Indore, under the wings of the Animal Exchange scheme, Ragini will now stay in a compound that has been built at a cost of ₹1.72 crores.

This enclosure is laden with scaffolding, ponds and earthen mounds, to foster a forest-like environment, to ease the new tiger in foreign surroundings. It also has two lofts and two fountains, making it a luxurious space for the white tigress, read reports.

First in MP, Indore zoo houses tigers of 3 different coats

The Indore Zoo has set on its journey to notch up its attractions and to stand as the first and only zoological garden in the state, to house all tigers of different coats, including black, white and yellow ones. While the Kamla Nehru Prani Sangrahalaya already has yellow tigers, the other two kinds are being provided by the Nandankanan Zoological Park in Odisha, under the wings of the Animal Exchange Programme. As such, special provisions are being made to welcome the new animals to Indore, where the zoo has established an expansive living space for Odisha's white tigress, Ragini.

The Indore Zoo has been reckoning several efforts to bring in a white tiger here, since the death of 'Shivani'- a white tigress, who was five years of age. During this course of time, the authorities reached out to many zoos, including those in Hyderabad, Aurangabad but to no avail. However, the officials finally found a way when they struck an exchange with the Nandankanan Zoo, which included the interchange of black and white tigers with a pair of lions and wolves from the Indore Zoo.

Both the tigers arrived here on April 22 and were prescribed quarantine. On Wednesday, the white tigress was released in the custom-made closure, after a ceremony held at the premises to mark the same. Reportedly, when 'Ragini' entered this space, she inspected it and roared loudly, pleasing the spectators around.

The black tiger, a 4-year-old male will also be released here soon, the zoo authorities informed. This animal belongs to a rare species, native to Odisha and has black stripes on its body. Besides, a bird park and another snake park have also been built at the Indore Zoo recently, which hold a variety of rare birds and reptiles.

Indore Zoo holds 635 animals of 72 species

Spread across an area of 52 acres, the Indore Zoo boasts of 635 animals of 72 species under its authority, which attracted an average of around 4 thousand tourists every day, before the pandemic crisis. Zoo authorities informed that while the mean footfall has dipped, the tourist influx is set to rise again as COVID-19 recedes.

Creste is hosting a 'Christmas Carnival' in Lucknow & here's how you can make it merrier!

The Creste Carnival is going live on Christmas Day, December 25, 2021 at Red Hill School in Lucknow.

Dashing in those merry festivities in a one-horse open sleigh, Creste has announced its Christmas Carnival open in Lucknow! A kids' special bonanza, set in the themes of jingles and glee, this affair has been designed especially for kids and you're on the guestlist too if you can double up the joy of the Yuletide season for the tiny tots!

Washed in jolly vibes and the spirit of love, lights and laughter, Creste's Christmas Carnival is where miracles come alive! And if you want to be a part of its magical loop as well, we've got the deets covered for you!

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Mumbai Traffic police bans two-wheelers, three-wheelers & heavy vehicles on BKC-Chunabatti Connector

Now, only cars and buses will be permitted to use the elevated road

Driving towards fast and free-flowing traffic, the Mumbai Traffic Police on Monday announced the BKC-Chunabatti Connector permanently closed for two, three and heavy vehicles. As per reports, the movement of trucks, trailers, bikes, scooters and auto-rickshaws and other such vehicles has been completely banned on both sides of the bridge. However, buses will be permitted to ply across to ensure easy travel.

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Uttar Pradesh becomes the first state in India to administer over 16 crore COVID jabs!

Around 33% of UP's eligible population is fully vaccinated against COVID

Counting over 16 crore COVID vaccinations as of Monday, Uttar Pradesh has stepped up to become the highest inoculating state in India. Noteworthily UP stands to be the most populous region in the country with the largest pool of eligible beneficiarie and about 76% of this segment has received at least a single corona dose. As per reports, about 33% of the total state population is fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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DIVINE to perform in Mumbai, Jaipur, Indore, Goa & 10 other cities during the Punya Paap Tour

DIVINE's Punya Paap Tour will roll out from December and conclude by the end of January, 2022

Hip-hop star and Rapper, DIVINE, who has made it big in the indie music world and is also popularly known for his work in Gully Boy is all set to head out for the Punya Paap Tour. The artiste will be traveling across 14 cities, during the tour which includes- Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Indore, Mumbai, Pune, Jaipur, Udaipur, Goa, Mysore, Bangalore, Hyderabad, New Delhi, Kolkata and Shillong. Showcasing DIVINE along with his usual collaborators and rappers, this countrywide tour will be flagged off in December's first week.

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Cops in UP to get CPR training for providing timely aid during emergency situations

Around 500-1000 police officials will be given CPR training by medical experts

In a bid to provide timely aid to citizens during an emergency, the Lucknow police personnel will be trained to perform basic lifesaving techniques i.e., cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). This initiative will help the police force to help residents of the city receive medical assistance during emergency situations. With the professional guidance and training by medical experts like the head of the cardiology department at the Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS), the police force will be able to help citizens before they are taken to the hospital in emergency situations.

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India to resume International commercial air services from December 15!

Notably, the passenger air services were suspended in March 2020, owing to the outbreak of COVID

After a gap of about twenty months, India is all set to resume international passenger air services from December 15, 2021, informed the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Friday. Additionally, as per the revised guidelines issued by the Union Health Ministry passengers need to submit 14 days travel details and upload a negative RT-PCR test report on Air Suvidha Portal before the journey. This announcement comes in time Omicron strain of COVID has been identified in South Africa recently.

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Lucknow University launches mobile application & other facilities for students & teachers

Governor Mrs. Anandiben Patel launched the mobile application along with a number of other facilities during the convocation ceremony of the university on Friday

In an attempt to upgrade its infrastructure, Lucknow University (LU) has launched a dedicated mobile application and a number of facilities for its students and employees recently. Governor of Uttar Pradesh Mrs. Anandiben Patel launched the application among other facilities during the convocation ceremony of the university on Friday. Additionally, open-air gyms have also been set up on the campus of this state-level university.

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