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Gear up for fun Thursday morning at Green Street Carnival at Walkers Street in Nagpur

Nagpurians, on November 1, you will have a chance to reclaim your city streets! Centre for Research and Innovation in Urban Planning and Architecture (CRIUPA), with an intention to spread awareness about sustainable mobility, will be conducting two unique events ? Green Street Carnival and Green Surprises Pop Up Parks – on November 1 in Nagpur. The events will be organised in association with The Times of India, along with Nation Next and Radio Mirchi as the media partners.

The events will be conducted as part of an outreach campaign for the 11th edition of Urban Mobility India Conference, organised by Deutsche Gesellschaft Fuer International Zusammenarbeit and supported by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. The conference will be held in Nagpur from November 2 to November 4.

While the first event ? Green Street Carnival ? will be held at Walkers Street in Civil Lines from 6 am to 9 am, the second event ? Green Surprises Pop Up Parks ? will be held on the stretch of road from VNIT Gate in Bajaj Nagar to Shraddhanand Square from 11 am to 6:15 pm.

Speaking about the conference and the public outreach day events, Architect, Urban Planner and partner at CRIUPA Stiti Vij Pincha said, This is the 11th edition of the Urban Mobility India conference. The conference is held mostly in bigger cities and it is great that this time it is being held in Nagpur. The theme for this year’s conference is green urban mobility. The intention is to promote public transport over use of private vehicles. While there will be several speakers at the conference during the three days, it is also important to spread awareness among public at large and hence these events are being organised.

Green Street Carnival

Green Street Carnival will be held on November 1 from 6am to 9am at Walkers Street at Civil Lines. At the carnival, students from a design institute will carry placards and chant slogans about traffic rules and safety. Ncyclopedia will be providing people with cycles, which people would be able to use to move freely through the stretch, where the carnival will take place. Global Shapers Nagpur community will also be promoting sustainable mobility. Apart from these activities, a lot of fun, health and fitness activities have also been planned, which include: Yoga, Zumba, Aerobics, a baby wearing flash mob, etc. There will also be stalls promoting healthy food options.

Green Surprises Pop Up Parks

Green Surprises Pop Up Parks will take place from 11 am to 6:15 pm at a stretch of road from VNIT Gate at Bajaj Nagar to Shraddhanand Square. As part of the event, three artificial grass turfs will be set up (on the sides where cars are usually parked) to create pop up parks. A green carpet will be placed on these turfs and a lot of activities will be carried out at the park. The idea is to reclaim the streets and the sidewalks from the dominance of vehicles. The intention is also to promote social interaction and outdoor activity.

Stiti, while speaking about the public transportation system in Nagpur, said, The events are all about promoting public transport over private vehicles. Now, everybody knows that Nagpur Metro is coming up but very few know that the authorities have made the local area plan for every area and station. They have taken care of the first and last mile connectivity, which means that how commuters will commute from their respective homes to stations. This is will be explained during our event as well. 

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Thane Municipal Corporation adds 25 beds as COVID cases rise




Radhika Dhawad | Thane

Thane Municipal Corporation added 25 additional beds separately in the wake of rapidly rising COVID-19 cases.

Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) added 25 additional beds in Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Hospital Kalwa apart from arranging a special ward  dedicated to COVID-19 patients. The total number of active patients in the city stood at 252 while five succumbed to the virus.  Meanwhile, TMC Commissioner Abhijit Bangar said a ‘death audit’ of patients who died of COVID would be conducted. The TMC has ensured it has additional stock of oxygen concentrators, testing kits, medicines, to name a few. Bangar told HT, “Due to the increasing number of Covid patients, it is necessary for everyone to be alert.”

He added, The number of Covid tests should be increased to stay one step ahead of the disease. As a result, the number of patients is likely to increase due to increased testing. However, as per the ‘test, isolate, treat’ protocol for Covid, it becomes necessary to isolate and treat more and more patients. The testing centres will not remain closed even for a single day. At the same time, more arrangements for testing will be made immediately in public places, markets, railway stations, malls.” 

India recorded 3,095 new COVID cases and five deaths in last 24 hours.

Also read: Nagpur records 22 COVID cases in 24 hours

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After Rahul Gandhi’s disqualification, his namesake who contested from Wayanad disqualified




Radhika Dhawad | Wayanad
An independent candidate named Rahul Gandhi has been disqualified from contesting polls for failing to lodge account of election expenses.

Rahul Gandhi

An independent candidate for Lok Sabha elections named Rahul Gandhi was disqualified from contesting polls for failing to lodge account of election expenses. Gandhi, who’s name figures as ‘Rahul Gandhi K E S/o Valsamma’ in an Election Commission list of persons, had contested the 2019 Lok Sabha elections as an Independent and had received 2196 votes from the Wayanad seat in Kerala – a constituency from where ex-Congress MP Rahul Rajiv Gandhi had won with over seven lakh votes.

However, since it is mandatory for all contestants to submit their account of election expenses among other mandatory requirements under EC rules and the Representation of the People Act.

Rahul Gandhi K E S/o Valsamma stood disqualified to contest polls from September 13, 2021 till September 13, 2024. According to Section 10A, the Election Commission can disqualify a contestant for a period of three years from the date of the order if he/she has failed to lodge an account of election expenses within the time and in the manner required by law and has no good reason or justification for the failure.

Also read: ‘CBI under UPA govt. pressurised me to frame Modi,’ recalls Amit Shah

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Nagpur records 22 COVID cases in 24 hours




Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur

A total of 22 patients tested positive for COVID-19 in Nagpur in past 24 hours on Thursday. Almost 242 people were tested in the city.

A total of 22 patients tested positive for COVID-19 in Nagpur in past 24 hours on Thursday. Almost 242 people were tested in the city, out of which 15 belonged to urban area while and 6 were from the rural areas, and one from outside Nagpur district. 

At present, there are 72 active patients in the city. Three new cases of the new XBB.1.16 variant of COVID-19 were detected that took the total tally to five in the district.  

India recorded 3,095 new COVID cases and five deaths in last 24 hours.

Also read: CELESTIAL! Unique alignment of Moon and 5 planets

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