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Colleges in Indore expected to remain shut till May 15 amid the surging spike of COVID crisis!

As of now, colleges in Indore have been directed to remain closed until May 7.

In light of the intensifying scare and swell of the coronavirus infection in Indore, all colleges in the district are expected to remain shut till May 15. While an official order is yet to be obtained for the same, the Minister of Higher Education on Thursday strongly suggested a 7-day extension of the present shutdown. A further extension will be issued if there is a need, he added. As of now, colleges in Indore have been directed to remain closed until May 7.

Online classes & lectures to continue

In view of the college shutdown, the Minister of Higher Education appealed to all educational institutes and varsities to continue classes via online lectures and other digital means of education. He has stated that this shutdown must not affect the academic progress and schedule, in any way. In a statement, he also motivated the people and highlighted that with sincerity and determination, the COVID pandemic will be defeated. It has happened once during the first wave and it can be repeated.

As of Thursday, Indore has logged in 1,09,029 confirmed COVID patients, out of which around 1,789 cases were added to the tally in the last 24 hours. Though the infection rate has surged to 2.6%, a boosted recovery rate is yielding more discharges than detections, effectively lowering the active caseload. On Thursday, around 2,342 recoveries were marked here, lowering the active caseload to 12, 608 cases.

To further diminish the rate of spread, an active vaccination programme is being conducted in Indore and other MP districts. So far, about 7,43,501 vaccine shots have been administered here, fostering a better immunity against the COVID infection. Though the phase 3 vaccination will not commence tomorrow in Madhya Pradesh, inoculation of other permitted population groups will continue in Indore and across. All healthcare workers, frontline officials and people over the age of 45 years can get the coronavirus jab.

Unity Day celebrations underway in Lucknow; know about Sunday route diversions here:

Check full list of route and traffic diversions in Lucknow on Sunday

Traffic movement will be affected in Lucknow on Sunday (October 31) on account of a National Unity Day programme at the KD Singh Babu Stadium. The Deputy Commissioner of Traffic Police, Lucknow, Raees Akhtar has released an order to announce all restricted routes and alternate diversions applicable here. Due to the rehearsals of the event, the traffic movement was affected today also.

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Surgery & casualty wards to soon become functional at South Goa District Hospital

Outpatient departments (OPDs) are already operational at the new South Goa District Hospital.

The multi-storied South Goa District Hospital (SGDH) is being upgraded with new facilities to lessen the load off older hospitals and health institutes. As per reports, the new hospital is likely to house the surgery and casualty departments soon in a bid to clear space at the Hospicio Hospital. Earlier also, all outpatient departments (OPDs) were relocated to the spacious new SGDH for the same reason.

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Mumbai local trains to operate at 100% capacity from today!

The suburban train services were suspended on March 22, 2020 on account of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

After running restricted operations for over a year, Mumbai's local train services are all set to resume with 100% seating capacity from today. This is being done in order to account for the increased flow of commuters on the trains. Till now, the Central and Western Railways had been operating with 1,702 and 1,304 services respectively, which account for 95.75% of their total capacity. Today onwards, this number will go up to 1,774 in the CR division and 1,367 in WR, thus making complete use of the total capacity on the two lines.

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Atal Indore City Transport bags national award for Excellence in Urban Transport

Indore CNG bus fleet is a 'green' step towards environmental protection.

After winning several titles in the cleanliness category, Indore has now managed to create another record for itself. The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has recognised the Atal Indore City Transport run by the Indore Municipal Corporation with an Award for Excellence in Urban Transport. Reportedly, this honour marks Indore as the 'City with Most Innovation Financing Mechanism' for managing its public transport services.

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​Two Paralympics Gold medalists from Jaipur get nominated for Khel Ratna Award

This is the first time in the 30-year-old history of Khel Ratna that 2 players from the city are being conferred the award.

Two Paralympics players from Jaipur have been recommended for the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Award, the highest rank for sports in the country. Notably, this is the first in the 30 year-old-history of Khel Ratna that 2 sportsperson from the same city will be conferred with the award. The two nominated players are Avani Lekhara and Krishan Nagar, who bagged gold medals at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020.

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The Lucknow centre of Sports Authority of India has set up a new weightlifting hall in the city, in order to give a boost to the sport. Spread over 15,000 square meters, this circular building has ample space to allow 100 players to practice at a single time. Pegged to be the largest in India, this hall is equipped with 26 platforms and machines worth 1.5 crores. These platforms can also be increased in number, as per need.

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