Lucknow

In addition to SII's Covishield vaccination, Lucknow's health department has decided to induct COVAXIN in the city's second round vaccination drive, scheduled for Friday. About 85 booths at 32 centres in Lucknow will conduct the second vaccination session, starting January 22, where 3 city hospitals will administer COVAXIN shots, including, Lokbandhu Hospital, SPM Civil Hospital and Rani Laxmibai Hospitals. Other vaccine centres will use Covishield, read reports. Lucknow has planned to immunise a total of 8,500 health care workers in the second round of inoculation.

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Located on the hem of the Great Himalayan Range in Uttarakhand, the city of Almora is a cosy tourist destination settled away from the chaos and regularity of the city life. Spread across a 5-km long ridge on the Kashyap Hill, this alluring hill station is raised at 1,638 meters above sea level, where the dwindling covers of pine and old oak allude an enchanting old-world magical charm.

Dear Lucknowites, if you are in need of a dire escape from your routine life, follow the trails of the mesmerising Almora and witness its enticing scapes along with the majestic glow of the snow-capped Himalayas!

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Lucknow has scheduled the second round of coronavirus vaccination on January 22, which aims to immunise over 8,500 health care workers through 32 centres across the city. The state capital has made provisions to establish 85 booths at the centres which will administer the shot to the beneficiaries. As per reports, absentees of the first-day drive will also get the first dose jab on Friday. As per reports, 840 people out of the listed 1,200 got vaccinated on January 16, when the city flagged off its inoculation drive.

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Lucknow flagged off Indian Army's open recruitment rally for women on January 18, Monday. Set to continue till January 21, this 4-day long drive has been set-up to conduct physical and medical tests in a graded format. Camped at the stadium of AMC Center and College in Lucknow, this is the second phase of women recruitment in the army and about 8000 women from Uttar Pradesh and Uttrakhand have gotten registered for the same post the entire application process.

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An order to lift the poultry-import ban in the state, that was issued on Monday, brought a great respite to the people involved in the poultry sector. Imposed amid the fears of the avian epidemic on January 10, the ban was supposed to be in place till January 24 as a control measure. However, new state directives withdrew the embargo, a week ahead of its schedule.

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Adding another feather to the city's resplendent cap, Lucknow's Chaudhary Charan Singh airport has been officially recognized by the Airports Council International (ACI) under the banner of their Airport Health Accreditation programme. Joining Lucknow, are the airports of Ahmedabad and Mangaluru, as per the reports of Adani Enterprises. This global recognition demonstrates "extraordinary proactive measures" put in place by these airports to ensure passenger safety, said a regulatory filing.

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For the first time ever, Lucknow will host a 'Gur Mahotsav' showcasing the branding of jaggery and its related products. To be held in the city sometime next month, the festival was earlier set to take place last year. However, due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, it was postponed.

A haven for sweet-lovers, this fair will have stalls of jaggery, chocolates, sweets, candies and kheer up for grabs! Bringing progressive sugarcane farmers from every corner of the state to Lucknow, this fest will also work as a central platform where agro-producers will be able to meet specialist producers and people from the food processing sector. This confluence will help the different groups to share their knowledge for symbiotic growth.

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LMC has launched a new four-bin method of waste segregation, in a bid to revamp the city's waste disposal system. The system initially had two bins, currently it has three and now, a new fourth container has been added to the system to make sure that the bio-waste is disposed of separately. While the drive is first being implemented in Lucknow, it might soon be followed in other cities across the state.

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The Uttar Pradesh Government has issued an order to establish 30-bed drug de-addiction facilities in Lucknow and Gorakhpur under the umbrella initiative of the National Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction Scheme. Other state districts have been directed to establish a 10-bed facility, providing similar service at all government-run institutes. The state government has undertaken the task to provide free treatment and promote drug abuse results through rehabilitation centres.

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When in Lucknow, there are endless eateries and food options to take your pick from and the city truly leaves you spoilt for choices while seamlessly fitting into everyone's budgets! Joining this bandwagon of dining hubs in the city, Messy Tomato here in Gomti Nagar, is finding a way into our hearts through its varied fare selections coupled with comfy interiors and it is as good as a fine dine restaurant gets.

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When in Lucknow, getting bored isn't an option. Period. This city has a ton of things which are worth everyone's time and you can take your pick from an array of activities, that'll suit your mood as well as your budget! So we've compiled a list of 5 activities that you can partake in along with your best buddies or all by yourself when in the city and you can thank us later for it.

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