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In an attempt to create a viable environment to culture new startups in Uttar Pradesh, the govt has decided to set up new incubation centres at 15 government engineering colleges. The move will promote a startup ecosystem in UP and back-up innovation and excellence in multiple fields, across prominent districts, including Lucknow, Kanpur and many others.

Additionally, an innovation hub will also be set up at the Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University in Lucknow. Reportedly, the state has released a ₹22.46 crore budget to run the whole project.

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Lucknow witnessed yet another surge in dengue cases on Sunday when 9 fresh infections were reported in the city. As per records, the city's cumulative dengue tally for the year has crossed the 515 mark. While dengue cases have been reported in Lucknow for the past 9 months, the maximum infections were recorded in the months of August and September. According to logs, the two months together contributed to over 250 cases, sounding alarms throughout the city.

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On the third floor of an aged building in Lucknow's Hazratganj, a milestone centre for upliftment and inclusivity of the transgender community is gradually picking pace. Starting operations on 4th October 2021, North India's maiden health clinic dedicated to trans and other folks from the LGBTQIA+ spectrum has already seen the first of its happy clients. With free medical and psychological consultations for queer individuals, this initiative is sketching new dimensions of social welfare in the city!

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66 people in Lucknow tested positive for dengue on Friday, marking the sharpest single-day spike of this season. This fresh load has taken the total count to over 500 cases here, read reports. The rise in cases has raised alarms across the district, forcing the health department to issued notices to around 27 houses in the city that are vulnerable to mosquito-borne conditions.

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King George Medical University in Lucknow will soon roll out the facility of cashless transactions in a bid to streamline its payment system. As per reports, a single deposit card will be issued for all patients, which will save them from the hassle of making multiple payments at different counters. The card will instantly be generated after the payment has been made and once the treatment is complete, any unused amount will duly be returned to the cardholder.

"If the cashless system is implemented, payments will not have to be made at every counter. Instead, a one-time payment will be done on the patient's ID. After that money will be deducted from this and then it will not bother the attendants", said Dr. Sudhir Singh KGMU spokesperson.

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Lucknow has witnessed a sudden rise in dengue cases. With 20 new cases reported on Wednesday, the city's totally has now exceeded the 450 mark. Reportedly, these new cases have been reported from some prominent areas like Aishbagh, Aliganj, Indira Nagar, among others.

The extended monsoons in Uttar Pradesh have amplified the rate of dengue transmission across several districts, especially those located in the western part of the state. As of now, UP's dengue count stands at 9,521 cases, 70% of which were detected in the month of September alone. If reports are to be believed, around 200 to 250 people are being affected by this vector-borne disease in the state every day.

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Auto-Rickshaw Three Wheelers Association in Lucknow has increased the fare for traveling in auto-rickshaws and tempos in the city. As per the new rules, an additional charge of ₹1 will be levied per stop covered by the ride. Notably, the prices were increased for the last time in February 2014 and now, the latest decision has been taken in view of the rising rates of CNG and spare parts. While citizens can expect an inflated fare for all rides, the minimum charge has also been raised from ₹10 to ₹12.

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In an attempt to ease the process of electricity bill payments in Uttar Pradesh, the state officials have decided to roll out a new plan from November 1. As per this scheme, individuals authorised for recording electricity metre readings will also have the right to collect payments from the consumers. The Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation will execute this initiative from next month, ensuring hassle-free transactions at your doorstep.

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