Back to school from February 8! Jaipur resumes classes for Std. 6,7 & 8 as COVID cases dip

Swimming pools, multiplexes and cinema halls have also been permitted to re-open in the Pink City.

Students of classes 6th, 7th and 8th in Jaipur will finally return to school starting February 8, Monday. As per the district authorities, this relaxation has been offered in view of the steady decline in the number of coronavirus cases in the city. Similar guidelines have also been issued for first and second-year undergraduate students, first term postgraduate students as well. Besides, swimming pools, multiplexes and cinema halls have also been permitted to re-open in the Pink City.

Jaipur eases COVID restrictions as cases fall

Jaipur has contained the growth of coronavirus cases to a weekly average of 24 infections, a great respite from last year's sky-rocketing transmission rate. This general slow down in the spread of COVID-19 in the city has boosted the administrative confidence to award relaxations to Jaipur. Consequently, starting Monday, January 8, schools will resume for classes 6th, 7th and 8th in adherence to the COVID guidelines. According to this, about 50% of the students will be allowed to attend classes each day.

Physical-classroom programmes for senior classes of 9 to 12 are already functioning in this format, read reports. Additionally, first-year and second-year college students (UG programmes) and first semester students (PG programmes) too will also return to colleges from February 8. Educational institutes need to ensure that they follow all precautionary protocols to curb the COVID-spread including, maintenance of social distancing, frequent sanitisation of hands and usage of masks, stated officials.

Swimming pools, multiplexes and cinema halls are also allowed to resume operations. Meanwhile, the attendee strength at social events has also been raised to double. The guest limit for gatherings and functions has also been increased to 200 from the earlier 100.

Located approx. 2 hours away from Indore, THIS place offers jungle trekking, bird watching & more!

Travellers have often encountered exotic birds and wildlife on their way to Jam Darwaza.

Does the sound of 'a portal to medieval era' excite you? Then enjoy the royal appeal of Jam Darwaza, nestled in the arms of nature, away from the city din. Located approximately 50 km from Indore, on Mhow-Mandleshwar Highway, this historical treasure is the perfect place to go on a potluck picnic with your gang. So make apt use of your weekend with a getaway to Jam Darwaza!

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Major traffic & power block to affect the movement of local trains in Mumbai on Sunday

Local train services across all three suburban lines will be hampered. Certain services stand cancelled on Sunday, check full list here:

The Mumbai local train railway network will be hampered due to heavy traffic, in view of the launch of girders at MCGM foot-over-bridge near Mahim station and a consequent power block from 01:10 hrs to 4:45 hrs on March 7. As per reports, this will affect all three suburban lines, including Western Railways, the Central (main) Railways and the Harbour lines. While some Western line services will be regulated, other local trains will remain cancelled on Sunday. Check the list here:

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The cherry on top of the blossoming café culture in Indore is Café Palette, a unique eatery-cum-gallery that is winning the hearts of caffeinators and aesthetes with its brewed-to-perfection coffee and flamboyant decor. The best part about this café is that you have privacy in a public place, as seating areas are segregated here! So head to this Instagrammy cafe to explore an explosion of colours amid the sweet aroma of coffee with your 'someone special'.

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A haven for birders, Goa's Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary ought to be on your travel itinerary!

The nature education centre here showcases documentaries and has abundant information on wildlife.

Take a stroll through the jungle and witness wild animals basking amid nature at Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary in Goa, the ideal destination for all nature enthusiasts! Conveniently located in Ponda Taluka, a town of historical significance, this sanctuary is well-equipped to entertain both day-trippers and overnight visitors. If you are looking for a family getaway that is most popular with children and families, then pack your bags for a relaxing trip to Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary.

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Actress Swara Bhaskar begins the shoot of her upcoming film 'Jahaan Chaar Yaar' in Lucknow

Jahan Chaar Yaar also features Shikha Talsania, Meher Vij and Pooja Chopra alongside Swara.

Lucknow is fast becoming Bollywood's favourite backdrop to run several big-banner productions and now, the latest addition to this list is actress Swara Bhaskar's new venture, Jahaan Chaar Yaar. The film has commenced pivotal shooting here on Friday and Swara treated her fans by sharing the stills from the first-day shoot on Instagram. Jahan Chaar Yaar also features Shikha Talsania, Meher Vij and Pooja Chopra alongside Swara and they would be joining the shoot, shortly.

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