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UP Power Corporation extends deadline for 'one-time settlement scheme' till April 15

Bringing in great respite to the residents, this initiative allows a consumer to pay the outstanding electricity bill in instalments.

The Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation had launched a 'one-time settlement' scheme for rural and urban households and farmers, who have to pay huge sums of pending electricity bills. As per the latest developments, the deadline for registrations under this project has been extended to April 15 to ensure that an increased number of individuals are able to avail of its benefits. Through this initiative, a consumer can pay the outstanding amount in instalments.

An initiative to provide relief to the consumers post the pandemic

Affected by the stalled circumstances amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the common citizen faced multiple difficulties in the management of his/her perturbed finances. Due to this, many citizens could not pay their electricity bills adhering to the stated deadline. Given this situation, the OTS plan by the power corporation brings relief for domestic consumers in rural and urban areas and the farmers. Initiated on March 1, registrations under this scheme were open till March 31, which has been extended now.

Under this program, a consumer will have to pay 30% of the pending fee and the current bill amount upon registration. After this, he/she can pay the remaining sum in multiple instalments. As a part of this scheme, individuals also stand a chance of getting the surcharge completely waived off from their bill amounts.

Destabilising multiple lives across all sections of society, the COVID pandemic brought a string of harsh effects. While most of the restrictions have been relaxed, it is a long time ahead till the ordinary times are restored completely. In such a situation, it becomes pertinent for the authorities to execute measures of a similar kind which can be helpful for the citizens.

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

The ongoing international badminton competition is taking place at the Babu Banarasi Das Stadium in Lucknow

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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An inspiration for all, THIS 77-year-old 'student' from Rajasthan enrolls for 12 board exams!

Interestingly, this is not the first time Hukumdas has grabbed the limelight for showing dedication towards completing his basic education

With a firm belief in the saying that there is no age limit to learning, 77-year old Hukumdas Vaishnav from Rajasthan is all set to appear for class XII examinations this year. Interestingly, this is not the first time Hukumdas has grabbed the limelight for his dedication towards completing his basic education. Read on to know more about the inspirational real-life story of Jalore's Hukumdas Vaishnav.

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UP Elections 2022: Postal ballot facility to be rolled out for elderlies & COVID patients

Postal ballot box will be provided at homes to ensure that senior citizens, COVID-19 patients and the physically challenged persons are able to cast their votes in with ease

Uttar Pradesh State Election Commission has launched a postal ballot facility to ease matters for citizens. Amid concerns over rising COVID-19 cases, the EC stressed that their first and foremost objective is a 'COVID safe election'. The postal ballot box will be provided at homes to ensure that senior citizens, COVID-19 patients and physically challenged persons are able to cast their votes in with ease while ensuring that no citizen of India is deprived of their universal adult franchise.

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3,517 new cases reported in Lucknow on Wednesday

Nearing the 1-lakh mark, the active caseload in Uttar Pradesh has reached a total of 98,238 cases, as of January 19

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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With the completion of track laying work on the Metro Line 2A and Metro Line 7, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) is all set to start its commercial run for the public of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region soon. While MMRDA has completed the work on Phase 1(Dahanukarwadi and Aarey) of this project, the nodal agency awaits the clearance certificate from the Commissioner of Metro Railway Safety (CMRS) now.

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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!

The decision has come as a big relief to the owners of a few industrial plots who've been waiting to use their lands for housing purposes for many years

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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