Local Round-up: Here’s some local news from Indian states for you!

We have got some important local news from Indian states that took place last week that we’ve covered in our local round-up. Read all of them here!

A local round-up is an accumulation of some important and short local news from Indian states. Read about what you may have missed out on in the last few days!

1. Mumbai to deal with water crunch starting today


Various parts of Mumbai have been facing water cuts starting today due to the maintenance work in Water Treatment Plant (WTP) at Bhandup Complex. Residents of 12 civic wards will face the water shortage from January 30 till February 4, spanning wards including K-East, K-West, P-South, P-North, R-South, R-Central, R-North, H-East, H-West, S, N, and L.

2. Mughal Gardens to be renamed Amrit Udyan


The popular and historical Mughal Gardens on the grounds of Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi has been renamed Amrit Udyan by the central government. The garden, which has been popular since the Mughal period for flowers and plants, will be opened to the public on January 31.

3. India wins Women’s U-19 T-20 World Cup


India beat England in the first-ever ICC U-19 Women’s T20 World Cup final on Sunday. Post this historic event, the Indian cricket team received great applause as they won with 7 wickets. Moreover, Jay Shah, the secretary of BCCI, post the win, has announced Rs. 5 crore prize money for the Women’s U19 cricket team and the support staff.

4. Melanistic Asian golden cat captured in West Bengal for the first time


A melanistic Asian golden cat listed under the ‘near threatened’ list of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has been spotted and captured for the first time in West Bengal. The officials of the Buxa Tiger Reserve have claimed that they found traces of the cat through the camera traps that were set up for tigers. The photos have been published in CATnews, a newsletter of the cat specialist group of IUCN’s species survival commission.

5. Mom-daughter duo makes rangoli from 26,000 ice cream sticks


Sudha Ravi and her daughter Rakshita have made a rangoli artwork using 26’000 ice-cream sticks that also depict some popular Tamil scholars and poets. The mother-daughter duo has made it to the Singapore Book of Records and received appreciation for the artwork that took them 30 days to complete.

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