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Who can disagree with the fact that monsoons dampen the ever-lively Bombay spirit? No matter where you go, the endless potholes, the pooling water and the humidity finds you. The humidity is something we can never escape and that is the only drawback of living near the sea. But, Mumbai also has endless ways of lifting our spirits, from the mouth-watering smell of Pav Bhaji to the never-ending charm of taking a long walk on the beach, Mumbai gives us reasons to fall in love with her all over again.

The craft ice-cream, artisanal gelatos, and sorbets come under the same umbrella. We have always depended on 'Coppetto's artisanal gelatos to help us find respite from the humidity, brighten our mood and lift our spirits all the way up. Their gelatos and sorbets are a real work of art and we cannot imagine a life without the tasty treats.

Finally, after an year and a half of its opening, the artisan gelato place is opening another outlet in South Mumbai! We cannot wait or the new store and all the new products that it might have, the anticipation is killing us, to be honest.

The gelatos and sorbets are all made with 100% organic ingredients such as milk, coconut, Madagascar vanilla beans, Sicilian pistachios, dark chocolate, cocoa beans, coffee beans, raspberries, hazelnuts, strawberries, macadamia nuts, blueberries, Italian lemon, mango, lime basil, guava, honey, salted caramel and other tropical fruits. We just cannot get over the rich taste and the robust flavours we experience with the gelatos and the sorbets here, so the fact that they're opening a new outlet has us pumped.

The swirls of gelato and sorbets behind the counter have the capacity to make even the most frustrated of minds jump up with excitement and a cone topped with three scoops and a waffle chip is enough to put us in bliss. The soft feel of the gelato on the tongue and the way it slowly disappears is undeniably our favourite thing. Whenever and wherever this new outlet opens, we cannot wait to try the dark chocolate gelato the summery raspberries sorbet-lemon sorbet, the velvety stracciatella and rich Sicilian pistachio. And if you feel the chill of the rain setting in, you can also order a hot cup of freshly brewed coffee which warm you to the bones.

You'll be the first to know if we find out where and when the outlet is opening, until then, if you live in or near South Mumbai keep a vigilant watch around your neighbourhood and keep eating the fresh sorbets.

List of SOPs issued for colleges in Mumbai ahead of the scheduled reopening on Wednesday

Check out the details of the guidelines issued by the University of Mumbai for its affiliated colleges here

Degree colleges in Mumbai are all set to resume offline classes from October 20. Ahead of the reopening, the University of Mumbai has issued new SOPs to ensure safety for all staffers and students. Amongst various other steps, the college authorities have been asked to take ensure social distancing, follow the mask norm, and maintain hygiene. Read on to check out other details:

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LMC to fight air pollution in Lucknow with new anti-smog guns!

Notably, Lucknow Municipal Corporation had purchased 3 anti-smog guns last year as well.

Lucknow Municipal Corporation will deploy vehicles equipped with new anti-smog guns to combat the growing levels of air pollution in the city. The anti-smog guns will ensure proper visibility during the foggy season by improving the quality of air significantly and making it more breathable for the citizens here.

Notably, as per the World Air Quality Report 2020, Lucknow was ranked as the ninth most polluted city in the world. It has been reported that the level of pollution rises significantly during the winters due to the drop in temperature paired with high moisture content apart from other common factors. This deadly combination leads to the trapping of particulate matter in the atmosphere, thereby deteriorating the air quality.

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Sale & use of green firecrackers allowed in Jaipur & other Raj districts

The cracker ban is lifted in all districts, except the ones that fall in the NCR area.

In a bid to promote an ecological festive season, the Rajasthan government has permitted the sale and use of only green firecrackers, in all regions execpt those falling under NCR. Additionaly, the ban will remain in force in cities with poor air quality.

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Zero COVID fatalities reported in Mumbai on Sunday, for the first time in 20 months!

The latest development has brought in a new respite to the citizens and authorities alike.

After a difficult year marred by the pandemic, there is finally some good news for the people of Mumbai. For the first time since the onset of COVID on March 26, 2020, the metropolitan city has reported zero fatalities. While the city is already on the path to recovery with a decline in cases each day, the latest development has brought in a new respite to the citizens and authorities alike.

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New flights to ease connectivity from Indore to Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Delhi & Hyderabad from October 31

These flights are part of the winter schedule approved by the DGCA

As per the new winter flight schedule approved by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, 25 new flight services will be started to ease connectivity from Indore to Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad. The daily flight movement between Indore and Delhi is set to increase with the induction of 16 new flights on this route. 10 new flights on both Indore-Ahmedabad and Indore-Mumbai routes along with at least 8 other services between Indore- Hyderabad, will also be functional from October 31.

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Jaipur's Mridul Agarwal creates history by scoring the highest-ever percentile in JEE Advanced!

Reportedly, more than 30 students from Jaipur have qualified the Joint Engineering Exam this year.

Jaipur's 18-year-old Mridul Agarwal, who appeared for the Joint Entrance Examination Advanced (JEE) Advanced from the IIT Delhi zone, is the all-India topper this year. Bringing laurels to the Pink City, Mridul has created a history by getting 96%, the highest-ever percentile in the examination. Moreover, over 30 students from the city have qualified for this entrance examination this year.

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Put an end to your quest for steal deals & hangout places in Lucknow with KnockOFF!

Eat to your heart's content and save big each time, with unbelievable deals on KnockOFF

You must have heard stories and read poems about how people cross a thousand oceans and climb mountains to find love. But you don't have to go to any great lengths if the love of your life is food. All you've gotta do to reunite with your one true love, is go to your phone's App Store/Play Store and download the KnockOFF app. Easy right?

Eat to your heart's content and save big each time, with unbelievable deals on KnockOFF. So, if you are on the lookout for some steal deals today, at the most happening places in Lucknow, scroll away and take your pick:

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