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After a halt of 6 months, the 02985/02986 Jaipur-Delhi Sarai Rohilla Double Decker Express is coming back on track again from the 10th of October. This train will be running on its previous schedule, without any changes to it. The Chief Public Relations Officer, Sunil Beniwal, has mentioned that this superfast express train belonging to the North Western Railways Zone, will leave Jaipur at 6 AM and reach Delhi Sarai Rohilla railway station at 10:05 AM.

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Residents of Haldwani and Kotdwar in Uttarakhand can now seamlessly travel to The Pink City as the roadway management authorities have decided to start bus facilities on this route. In-charge of Kathgodam Depot, DN Joshi, has mentioned that the first bus will leave for Jaipur at 5 in the evening and the second at 7.30 PM, on Tuesday from the Haldwani bus stand. The Uttarakhand Transport Corporation is also setting up direct bus services from Kotdwar to Jaipur and Rishikesh, from the 6th of October onwards.

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Back in September, the Health Minister of Rajasthan had ordered in-service private hospitals in Jaipur and 5 other districts- Jodhpur, Kota, Udaipur, Ajmer and Bikaner, to reserve 30% of their beds for patients affected with COVID-19. This move was issued so that COVID-19 patients can be treated effectively, without any external struggles. Now, the count of beds in Jaipur's Intensive Care Units (ICU) for covid treatment, has climbed up in the last 2 weeks.

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On the 5th of September, more than 25 organizations related to the field of biodiversity conservation in India, had ventured into hosting a one of its kind national event related to butterflies. Big Butterfly Month: India 2020, included various activities like online workshops on butterflies, quizzes, webinars, photography and videography contests and butterfly count; the event concluded on the 20th of September. Pertaining to it, India's 1328th butterfly species has been discovered in Rajasthan by butterfly expert and teacher Mukesh Panwar.

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Parents of school goers in the state are heaving sighs of relief as the the Rajasthan High Court on Thursday, stayed the order issued by a single judge, directing schools to collect only 70% of the actual tuition fees. A division bench of the Rajasthan High Court comprising of Chief Justice Inderjit Mahanti and Justice Mahendra Goyal, also directed the private schools to waive off their fees till the 9th of October.

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From the 1st of October onwards, the North Western Railway (NWR) is setting four new trains in motion. Trains from Jaipur to Haridwar will once again resume, after being kept under suspension for the last 6 months due to the pandemic. Now with this resumption, train services will also start again from Jaipur to Udaipur and the railway authorities have issued an operational schedule of 4 trains from the North Western Railway zone.

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South Asia's first-ever borderless digital film festival, Indus Valley International Film Festival (IVIFF), powered by SAFACH (South Asia Forum for Art & Creative Heritage) is commencing on October 2nd and will conclude on the 10th of October. This 9-day long fest will be a grand celebration of the spirit of cinema, unlike any other you've witnessed before. This will be the 2nd season of IVIFF and it will include film screenings, workshops, masterclasses, interaction with celebrities, concerts, an award ceremony and so on. You've gotta be a registered participant to join in!

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Built in the memory of Deendayal Upadhyay, the Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay National Memorial at Dhanakya village, 20 km from Jaipur, his birthplace will soon have its own research centre. This new addition to the Memorial that set up a few years ago will highlight the diverse aspects of India as a nation. People from neighbouring areas will be trained in self employments avenues, said Mohanlal Chheepa, President of the Deendayal Upadhyay Samaroh Samiti.

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Though the occasion of the of World Tourism Day in Rajasthan is downcast by the coronavirus pandemic, the spirit of the new policy is here to keep the enthusiasm high. The new tourism policy of the state of Rajasthan works in-sync with the theme of World Tourism Day, 'Tourism and Rural Development', shifting focus to the promotion of tourism in rural and lesser-known regions of the state.

This new tourism policy of the state, highlights the attractions of the rural areas and other not so commonly known regions, in the hopes of capturing the attention of a new tourist base post the withdrawal of the active COVID pandemic.

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The Health Minister of Rajasthan has ordered in-service private hospitals at Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Udaipur, Ajmer and Bikaner district headquarters, to reserve 30% of their beds for patients affected with COVID-19. This move is being put in place so that COVID-19 patients can be treated effectively, without struggling to find a bed for their treatment.

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Jaipur's rising number of coronavirus cases in September have posed a serious sense of alarm among the state administrative and medical officials alike. The state capital has been reporting high coronavirus infection tallies every day and has recorded around 8,210 new cases since the beginning of the month of September. According to official reports, this upward trend extends to the numbers of active cases in the city as well, that have risen by 3,012 in just 24 days!

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