Mumbai hardly managed to vaccinate 1,597 people out of the listed 3,200 beneficiaries registered for vaccination on Tuesday, Day-2 of the coronavirus vaccination drive. Recording a similar attendance as Day-1, on Saturday, the malfunctioning of the CO-WIN mobile application, isolated cases of hesitation and refusal among people were pinned for almost half of the intended participation. These low numbers were observed to be a state phenomenon; Maharashtra's tally also plummeted from 64% on Saturday, to 52% on Sunday, vaccinating about 14,883 healthcare workers of the total 28,500.

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In addition to SII's Covishield vaccination, Lucknow's health department has decided to induct COVAXIN in the city's second round vaccination drive, scheduled for Friday. About 85 booths at 32 centres in Lucknow will conduct the second vaccination session, starting January 22, where 3 city hospitals will administer COVAXIN shots, including, Lokbandhu Hospital, SPM Civil Hospital and Rani Laxmibai Hospitals. Other vaccine centres will use Covishield, read reports. Lucknow has planned to immunise a total of 8,500 health care workers in the second round of inoculation.

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In a bid to boost women employment in the city, RTO Kanpur has floated a proposal to initiate the services of women-operated autos under the label of 'Women's Special Pink Auto'. These vehicles will ferry only women commuters, creating a sense of security among them as they opt for means of public transport. As per reports, the project will be granted the final nod by the Regional Transport Authority, in a meeting scheduled on January 28.

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Located on the hem of the Great Himalayan Range in Uttarakhand, the city of Almora is a cosy tourist destination settled away from the chaos and regularity of the city life. Spread across a 5-km long ridge on the Kashyap Hill, this alluring hill station is raised at 1,638 meters above sea level, where the dwindling covers of pine and old oak allude an enchanting old-world magical charm.

Dear Lucknowites, if you are in need of a dire escape from your routine life, follow the trails of the mesmerising Almora and witness its enticing scapes along with the majestic glow of the snow-capped Himalayas!

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The BEST has decided to induct 4 new AC buses to its fleet, replacing non-AC buses running on popular routes within the city. This is the first occurrence where the civic body has decided to initiate air-conditioned decks on routes of non-AC buses. As per reports, the upgrade has been extended to Mumbaikars in response to commuter suggestions and demands.

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Indore colleges are set to resume classes for all students from Wednesday, for the first time since the coronavirus induced lockdown last year. Though classes had resumed for final year undergraduate and last semester postgraduate students on January 10, with all students returning to colleges now, the Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Vishwavidyala (DAVV) has instructed colleges to establish provision to prevent ragging. Consequently, the university has directed all 265 colleges, under its purview, to set up anti-ragging committees, within 10 days of resumption, by January 31.

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Lucknow has scheduled the second round of coronavirus vaccination on January 22, which aims to immunise over 8,500 health care workers through 32 centres across the city. The state capital has made provisions to establish 85 booths at the centres which will administer the shot to the beneficiaries. As per reports, absentees of the first-day drive will also get the first dose jab on Friday. As per reports, 840 people out of the listed 1,200 got vaccinated on January 16, when the city flagged off its inoculation drive.

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Lucknow flagged off Indian Army's open recruitment rally for women on January 18, Monday. Set to continue till January 21, this 4-day long drive has been set-up to conduct physical and medical tests in a graded format. Camped at the stadium of AMC Center and College in Lucknow, this is the second phase of women recruitment in the army and about 8000 women from Uttar Pradesh and Uttrakhand have gotten registered for the same post the entire application process.

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