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A mega vaccination drive is being initiated in Indore today in a bid to expedite its overall COVID inoculation coverage. As per reports, the one-day campaign aims to administer the second dose to about 1.62 lakh people in the city. Around 500 vaccination sites have been prepared across the district to progress the drive and meet the set target.

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The monsoon mayhem over UP has taken a turn for the worse, lining up several districts, including capital Lucknow, for more rains. For the past 40 hours, the state's weather has been characterised by heavy to very heavy rainfalls, the turbulent weather is likely to extend more. As per the forecast, thunderstorms, lightning and gusty winds will accompany the rains in Bahraich, Lakhimpur Kheri, Sitapur, Kanpur Nagar, Unnao, Lucknow, Barabanki, Rae Bareli, Amethi, Sultanpur, Ayodhya, Ambedkar Nagar, Firozabad, Etawah, Aurraiya, Bareilly, Pilibhit and adjoining areas.

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Easing rapid transport and ease of connectivity, a new service from Lucknow to Agra will hit the runway from October 1 onwards. Operated by IndiGo Airlines, this will be a regular flight, read reports. As per the schedule, the service will be available thrice a week, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Online bookings for flight tickets have already started.

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In a move to strengthen the safety of women, Mumbai Police has decided to deploy a special all-women force, by the name 'Nirbhaya Squad' at every police station in the city. This decision has come in wake of the Sakinaka incident that shook up the city last week. As per reports, the women cops will undergo a 2-day training session to tackle cases of violence & crimes against women.

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One of Lucknow's prominent medical centres, the KGMU has decided to completely revive organ donations under its Cadaveric Multi-Organ Donation (CMOD) programme. Initially launched in 2016, the scheme aims to retrieve functional organs from brain dead patients for transplants surgeries. With its comeback, the KGMU hopes to save hundreds of lives per year, including those suffering from skin cancer, burn injuries and even the visually challenged.

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Heavy downpour in Lucknow has resulted in waterlogging & traffic snarls in many areas of the city. IMD has issued an orange alert as a warning for extremely bad weather with the potential of disruption in commute with road and drain closures and interruption of power supply. A circular issued by the Meteorological Centre further reads that moderate to heavy rainfall, with gusty winds, are most likely to persist through the warning spell.

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All Maharashtra colleges have been directed to commence their academic session from November 1, albeit digitally. On Monday, the State Higher and Technical Minister, Uday Samant, clarified that resumption of physical classes at educational institutes poses a high risk, especially with the impending fear of the third wave rise. The decision regarding the reopening of colleges for offline lectures will be taken as per the pandemic status in November.

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Mocha in Lucknow is turning 5 and to celebrate this occasion with its folks in Lucknow, the Cafe & Bar will be pouring beer at an unbelievable price! Be a part of the celebrations, that will go stretch from September 15 to 16, where you'll have the chance to chug away your first pint of beer at just ₹5, in exchange of a ₹5 coin or note.

So what are you waiting for? Fill your pockets with some change and rush to Mocha to be a part of this one-of-a-kind anniversary gala.

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