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4 cubs rescued from Pilibhit Tiger Reserve find a home at Lucknow Zoo

After focused efforts, the cubs were found by the officials almost 12 days after their mother died.

Nawab Wajid Ali Shah Zoological Garden, commonly known as Lucknow zoo received four cubs on Thursday. Rescued after a long search operation in Pilibhit Tiger Reserve (PTR), the cubs will be kept in shelters at Lucknow for better care and protection. First witnessed by a field forest team on March 14, the cubs went away from the officers' sight soon. After focused efforts, they were found by the authorities almost 12 days after their mother died.

Coming operation with 25 cameras for the search

Almost two weeks ago, the dead remains of a tigress were spotted in Pilibhit Tiger Reserve (PTR). The forest officers also observed four cubs around her and attempted to rescue them. Before such plans could be materialised, the cubs went missing leaving the authorities worried. They feared if the cubs became fodder for carnivores or lost their lives because of starvation. It is noteworthy here, that a cub can survive independently only after it is eight months old. Before that, it can not survive past a stretch of 8 days without receiving nutrition from the other.

In order to amplify the search, a combing operation was initiated supplemented by the setting up of 25 camera traps around the spot where the carcass was found. After a string of measures couldn't locate the cub, the search activity was left midway on March 18.

Paw-marks guided the forest officers to the cubs

Post a long wait, the forest officers were guided to the cub through an incident on Wednesday. Speaking about this, Deputy Director of PTR Naveen Khandelwal said, "A forest patrol team, on Wednesday, saw pug marks of tiger cubs about one km from the area where their mother had died. After a few hours of search, we found them alive and well, hiding within the shrubs in the core forest's Mala range."

After being rescued, the cubs went into care of the authorities who made sure to rejevunate them. While they were hydrated with necessary electrolyte supplements, goat milk ensured that their nutrition levels were revived. In order to make the cubs comfortable, they were kept away from excessive human contact and hence weighing process could not be completed.

Finals of Syed Modi International 2022 to take place in Lucknow on January 23

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The finale of the ongoing Syed Modi International 2022 is scheduled to take place on January 23 at the Babu Banarasi Das Stadium in Lucknow. Notably, this international level badminton competition was started on 18 January. After registering a win on Wednesday, Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu and the Indian Open finalist Supanida Katethong from Thailand are set to clash in the quarter-finals. Read on to know more about the badminton tournament that is taking place in Lucknow.

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3,517 new cases reported in Lucknow on Wednesday

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With 3,517 new cases reported on Wednesday, the surge in COVID cases continues in Lucknow. This has brought up the total number of active cases in the city to 16,943. According to the daily health bulletin released by the administration, one casualty related to coronavirus was also marked in the city on January 19. Read more to know about the current status of coronavirus in Lucknow and other districts of Uttar Pradesh.

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SGPGI in Lucknow issues fresh guidelines for consultations in OPD & IPD admissions

Apart from the RT-PCR, a negative TrueNat test report of COVID will also be accepted at the time of entry in PGI

In view of the rising COVID cases in the city, the administration of Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences has issued new guidelines for admission in the Outpatient Department(OPD) and Inpatient Department (IPD). As per the new rules, a negative COVID test report is mandatory for those intending to get appointments for consultations with doctors or admission in IPD. Read on to know more about the fresh guidelines now applicable at SGPGI in Lucknow.

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Industrial plots in Talkatora & Aishbagh areas of Lucknow can be used as housing units!

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In a bid to turn the city into a Smart City, the district administration has now approved the use of industrial plots as residential buildings in the Talkatora and Aishbagh areas of Lucknow. With this new norm, the use of industrial lands as housing units has now become easier in Lucknow. This also means that multi-storey residential buildings can be constructed in these two industrial areas in the city.

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