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Lucknow's iconic Asafi Masjid at Bara Imambara to get a face-lift

Standing as a tribute to Lucknow's Nawabi heritage, the Asafi Imambara at the Bara Imambara is one of the unadulterated specimens of Mughal architecture in the city. The 18th Century mosque is revered as one of the oldest ibadatgarhs of Lucknow and is now all set to undergo a facelift, under the supervision of the Archaeological Survey of India. As per reports, the ASI has allocated a budget of ₹75 lakh to refurbish and report the monument, covering the area occupied by the mosque and the 163ft balcony of its Persian Hall.

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UP government to crack down on schools violating RTE rules

Ensuring stricter implementation of Right To Education rules, the Uttar Pradesh Government has decided to tighten its grip over schools violating the regulation. The Basic Education Department will soon start withdrawing recognition certificates from these defaulters. Notably, this certificate is an essential requirement for schools when seeking affiliation with any board.

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COVID grips colleges in Lucknow: Hostels vacated, exams deferred as many students test positive

Amid the emergent fears of the third wave in Lucknow, COVID-19 infection has found its grip on city colleges - heightening the pandemic threat. Nearly 40 students, all hostellers, from the Institute of Engineering and Technology in Lucknow, have tested coronavirus positive on Wednesday, pushing the authorities to postpone the examination schedule. Hostels have been vacated here with immediate effect.

As per reports, a similar situation was also faced at Lucknow University, where a few hostel inmates tested positive. Orders have been circulated to vacate hostels here as well.

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IIM Lucknow & Imarticus Learning start an online course in financial services & capital markets

In an attempt to bolster the skillset of professionals, the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow in partnership with Imarticus Learning has curated an Advanced Management Program in Financial Services and Capital Markets. According to officials from IIM-Lucknow, this programme will provide in-depth exposure to mid-level management professionals across multiple domains. Mapped out by academicians and experts from the industry, this course is designed to cover all the important facets of these subjects.

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All public & private offices in Lucknow allowed to function with only 50% staff

The newly appointed Chief Secretary of the state, Durga Shankar Prasad, has issued fresh directives in wake of the soaring rise of COVID cases in Lucknow. As per reports, the orders permit only 50% of staff to work from offices, across all government set-ups and private organisations in the city. This norm aims to break the chain of coronavirus spread by limiting physical contact. Check all guidelines here:

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