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Despite the rising COVID cases in Maharashtra, all schools in Mumbai and other districts of the state are set to resume physical classes from January 24. Apart from classes 1 to 12, the pre-primary schools will also be conducting offline classes from the next week in Maharashtra. As per the order released by the Maharashtra School Education Minister, Varsha Gaikwad, the reopening of schools will be carried out in line with the existing COVID protocols in the state.

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In a recent decision taken by the LDA officials, a new criteria has been added to the list of factors that need to be fulfilled to change the status of any residential property into a commercial one. As per the new rule, any residential structure in Lucknow, with a 24 metre or wider road in front, can be put to commercial use now. Read on to know more about this new rule laid down by the LDA.
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The Uttar Pradesh Government has banned any increase in school fees for the upcoming academic session (2022-23). This order is applicable to all schools and all boards across the state. The directive has been issued in view of the financial burden that has been put on families because of the pandemic. The schools will only be allowed to charge fees that were applicable in the year 2019-20.

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Witnessing a surge in COVID cases, Lucknow has reported 876 new cases on Saturday. This has brought up the total number of active cases to 2,573, which is the highest number of cases in 8 months. Among the new cases, 253 were the contacts of patients diagnosed with the virus earlier, while 167 had travel history to other states or countries.

At least 133 had got themselves tested after developing mild symptoms. Besides, 19 people were found to be infected in routine testing done before admitting them to various hospitals for surgeries related to other diseases.

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Amid the emergent third wave of COVID-19 in Mumbai, the Police Department has decided to implement a 5 AM to 5 PM curb in the city. In an order issued on New Year's Eve, the police has banned public entry at all beaches, open grounds, sea faces, promenades, parks and other places, for the said twelve hours, till January 15, 2022.

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Scoring a massive goal, Goa's love for football truly found its validation when a brass statue of global football sensation Cristiano Ronaldo was unveiled at the newly inaugurated park near Arpora-Calangute bridge. Reportedly, the iconic installation is a result of the beautification and landscaping project of Calangute Zila Panchayat. Besides highlighting Goa's Portuguese heritage, the 410-kg-heavy statue is expected to stand as a massive tourist attraction here, pulling in football fans from India and abroad!

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In an attempt to eliminate the risk of the emergent Omicron/third wave of coronavirus and rise in cases in the state, the government of Goa has imposed fresh restrictions. As per the order issued by the administration on Wednesday, only fully-vaccinated people or those with a negative RT-PCR report (not older than 72 hours) will be allowed to enter Goa now. Check all the latest pandemic-induced guidelines set by the administration under the provisions of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 here.

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The Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) will be blocking the Mumbai-Pune Expressway for two hours on December 28. All traffic movement towards Mumbai will be suspended on the two-lane road, from 12 noon to 2 PM on Tuesday. The shutdown is being implemented to erect message boards on the overhead structure, read reports.

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