Local Round-up: Maharashtra lifts COVID curbs, Delhi to not impose fine on not wearing masks, and more short local relevant news stories for you!

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1. Maharashtra lifts all COVID-19 curbs

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Maharashtra government on Thursday announced that it has withdrawn all COVID-19 restrictions from the state ahead of the popular festival of the state – Gudi Padwa. In the wake of a few cases of COVID-19, wearing masks have been made optional by the government. However, Health Minister Rajesh Tope has still urged people to wear masks.

2. Delhi to not impose fines for not wearing masks

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The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has announced that no fine will be imposed on people not wearing masks in public places. Before this, a fine of Rs. 500 was being imposed that was increased to Rs 2,000 last November. However, the decision came on Thursday after observing a fall in the COVID-19 cases.

3. Puducherry declared COVID-free

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After two years, the Union Territory, Puducherry, has been declared COVID-free as from the past few days, it has been seeing zero cases. One of the key factors, as stated by the health officials is the rapid pace of the inoculation drive. As of now, the Union Territory has achieved over 90% first dose vaccination coverage. Almost 8 lakh population has been expected to have taken the COVID-19 vaccines.

4. Sufiya Khan gets Guinness Record for ‘Golden Quadrilateral Run’

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Sufiya Khan, who hails from Delhi, has received the Guinness Book of World Records for the “shortest time to travel the golden quadrilateral”,  which is a network of national highways that connects Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Chennai. She travelled all along on foot and finished the journey of 6,002 km in 110 days, 23 hours, and 24 minutes. 

5. NCW launched a legal aid clinic to resolve women’s issues

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National Commission for Women (NCW) in collaboration with Delhi State Legal Services Authority (DSLSA), launched a legal aid clinic to provide a single-window facility for resolving the grievances of women. The clinic will be giving free legal advice to women. Assistance will be provided to the walk-in complainants. NCW is also planning to set up similar clinics in other State Commissions for Women.

6. Meghalaya root bridge gets UNESCO World Heritage Site

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The state of waterfalls – Meghalaya has announced that the Jingkieng Jri: Living Root Bridge Cultural Landscapes of Meghalaya has received the tag of UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad K Sangma, took to Twitter to share the information with the citizens.

7. Char Dham Yatra with discounts and helicopter rides now

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The Indian Railways has announced to offer special discounts for Char Dham Yatra, which will be available for Rs. 58,900 per person if travelling in a group. However, the charges will be Rs. 77,600 per person for the trip as part of the ‘Dekho Apna Desh’ offers. Not only this but even helicopter rides have been launched for the devotees.

8. Kashmir blooms with almonds at Badamwari Gardens

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The almond blooming has indicated the onset of spring in Kashmir as the Badamwari Gardens, also known as almond gardens can be seen full of white and pink almond flowers. This garden is popular for having 1,000 almond trees, which are all in full bloom during this season. The garden has also been opened to the public.

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