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Indore man dresses up as Lord Ganesha to regulate traffic at Regal intersection!

This fascinating act managed to raise a lot of eyeballs, garnering significant attention amongst the city dwellers!

In an interesting turn of events, Lord Ganesha himself shouldered the responsibility of regulating traffic in Indore on, September 19. Donning the clothes of the revered Hindu deity, Priyanshu Chaukse took his position at Indore's Regal intersection and guided traffic in the city. Being stationed at one of the city's busiest crossings, he managed to raise a lot of eyeballs and garner significant attention through this fascinating act!

Greet Ganesha at Indore's Regal chauraha

On multiple occasions, people and social organisations in Indore have come together to increase awareness about the traffic regulations in the city. Adding to the altruism and creativity, Priyanshu dressed up in the attire of Lord Ganesha on the day of 'Ganesh Visarjan', which fell on Sunday. As per reports, a number of commuters listened to his directions, as he tried to explain the importance of traffic rules.

Ravi Arora, a resident of Indore said, "The effort of the man seemed like a gesture of Lord Ganesha himself, who was here to guide public to driving appropriately. After I faced some personal tragedies on the Regal chauraha and other bisections of the city, I strictly follow traffic rules and have taught my 19-year old daughter to do the same."

Urgent need to follow traffic regulations

As per reports, a study conducted by Indore's traffic police this year found out that about 153 individuals lost their lives because of road accidents in 2020. Further, it also revealed that the death toll due to road accidents increased by 20% in the first five months of 2021, as compared to the previous year. Most of the cases were connected to overspeeding or inexperienced driving. These facts raise concerns about the increasing rate of fatalities and point towards the dire need for public consciousness in this regard.

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Tonnes of casualities take place in the city due to road accidents and many citizens put themselves as well as others in trouble by violating traffic rules. To avoid such mishaps, people should drive carefully not only in urban regions but also on highways and follow the traffic signals prescribed for their safety.

List of SOPs issued for colleges in Mumbai ahead of the scheduled reopening on Wednesday

Check out the details of the guidelines issued by the University of Mumbai for its affiliated colleges here

Degree colleges in Mumbai are all set to resume offline classes from October 20. Ahead of the reopening, the University of Mumbai has issued new SOPs to ensure safety for all staffers and students. Amongst various other steps, the college authorities have been asked to take ensure social distancing, follow the mask norm, and maintain hygiene. Read on to check out other details:

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LMC to fight air pollution in Lucknow with new anti-smog guns!

Notably, Lucknow Municipal Corporation had purchased 3 anti-smog guns last year as well.

Lucknow Municipal Corporation will deploy vehicles equipped with new anti-smog guns to combat the growing levels of air pollution in the city. The anti-smog guns will ensure proper visibility during the foggy season by improving the quality of air significantly and making it more breathable for the citizens here.

Notably, as per the World Air Quality Report 2020, Lucknow was ranked as the ninth most polluted city in the world. It has been reported that the level of pollution rises significantly during the winters due to the drop in temperature paired with high moisture content apart from other common factors. This deadly combination leads to the trapping of particulate matter in the atmosphere, thereby deteriorating the air quality.

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Sale & use of green firecrackers allowed in Jaipur & other Raj districts

The cracker ban is lifted in all districts, except the ones that fall in the NCR area.

In a bid to promote an ecological festive season, the Rajasthan government has permitted the sale and use of only green firecrackers, in all regions execpt those falling under NCR. Additionaly, the ban will remain in force in cities with poor air quality.

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Zero COVID fatalities reported in Mumbai on Sunday, for the first time in 20 months!

The latest development has brought in a new respite to the citizens and authorities alike.

After a difficult year marred by the pandemic, there is finally some good news for the people of Mumbai. For the first time since the onset of COVID on March 26, 2020, the metropolitan city has reported zero fatalities. While the city is already on the path to recovery with a decline in cases each day, the latest development has brought in a new respite to the citizens and authorities alike.

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New flights to ease connectivity from Indore to Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Delhi & Hyderabad from October 31

These flights are part of the winter schedule approved by the DGCA

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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Jaipur's Mridul Agarwal creates history by scoring the highest-ever percentile in JEE Advanced!

Reportedly, more than 30 students from Jaipur have qualified the Joint Engineering Exam this year.

Jaipur's 18-year-old Mridul Agarwal, who appeared for the Joint Entrance Examination Advanced (JEE) Advanced from the IIT Delhi zone, is the all-India topper this year. Bringing laurels to the Pink City, Mridul has created a history by getting 96%, the highest-ever percentile in the examination. Moreover, over 30 students from the city have qualified for this entrance examination this year.

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Put an end to your quest for steal deals & hangout places in Lucknow with KnockOFF!

Eat to your heart's content and save big each time, with unbelievable deals on KnockOFF

You must have heard stories and read poems about how people cross a thousand oceans and climb mountains to find love. But you don't have to go to any great lengths if the love of your life is food. All you've gotta do to reunite with your one true love, is go to your phone's App Store/Play Store and download the KnockOFF app. Easy right?

Eat to your heart's content and save big each time, with unbelievable deals on KnockOFF. So, if you are on the lookout for some steal deals today, at the most happening places in Lucknow, scroll away and take your pick:

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