Lucknow's widely popular Bada and Chhota Imambadas are a part and parcel of the city's heritage tourism but going beyond them, there are more than a dozen of such structures which require our equal attention. Once teeming with flocks of people for a variety of events and gatherings, these archaic establishments have lost their significance through the course of time. Repositories of forgotten days, here are 7 lesser-known imambadas from the City of Nawabs, that guarantee you a finer exploration of Lucknow's legacy!

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Bearing an ornamented heritage crown that sparkles with a string of arresting locations, the city of Jaipur is an absolute explorers' paradise. Symbols of unequalled art and architecture, the colossal forts in the Pink City have not only been the backdrops of memorable pictures but also provided superlative settings for some of Bollywood's timeless productions. While glancing through the grandeur of these edifices surely leaves one wide-eyed, try your hands at conjecture and see if you can recount the movie scenes staged at these 7 historic forts in Jaipur!

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Marking an unprecedented hike in infection rates, Lucknow has evolved as the newest hotspot of the COVID virus, just in a span of two weeks. With several mutants and altered symptoms, the virus has made it difficult for the city dwellers to combat its perturbing effects. Taking hastened measures for containing the pandemic, the state and the city administration has executed an array of measures! So here's a quick glance through everything that has changed in Lucknow in the past 10 days.

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Amidst inflating count of COVID infections, the second outburst of the pandemic has completely engulfed Lucknow, raising tensions all across the city. While getting a bed for serious/critical patients is getting more difficult with each passing day, the available medical infrastructure in Lucknow is failing to provide even sufficient facilities for preliminary diagnostic tests. Keeping such circumstances in view, we have come up with a comprehensive list of testing facilities available in the city presently.

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Taking the city's tally of active COVID cases to 84,378, Mumbai registered 8,803 new infections on Friday. With the onslaught of the pandemic's second and more contagious wave, Mumbai stands clutched under the severe effects of the COVID virus. Taking cognisance of the situation at hand, the police department has been asked to ensure large-scale and stricter deployment of officials for dispersing crowds at frequented spots in the city.

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With 1,403 new COVID infections on Friday, Kanpur's daily case count breached all records since the beginning of the pandemic. While the daily count crossed the 1k-mark on April 13, it ticked up every day, taking the tally of active cases to a massive 7,476 on Thursday. Though Kanpur managed a relatively easier journey through the first phase of the pandemic, the second wave has enveloped the city amidst its harsh consequences.

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In a move to provide assured assistance to COVID-affected individuals, the Uttar Pradesh government has instructed officials to strictly penalise hospitals that refuse care and treatment to such patients. As per the orders issued by the administration, heavy fines shall be levied on the hospitals that turn away COVID patients. This announcement was made after reports stated that healthcare facilities were not admitting COVID patients, even those who required urgent care.

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In order to increase the facilities for treatment and management of COVID patients, Lucknow will house a 1,000-bed hospital dedicated entirely to the infected citizens. At a recent meeting with the District Commissioner, Chief Medical Officer, zonal officers and members of Team-11, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh stated that the hospital shall be established soon. He has prompted the concerned authorities to assure quick implementation of plans, in regards to setting up this facility.

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