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Eat Play Love Festival: Artists like Baba Sehgal, Lucky Ali, Ayushman to perform at the Event pan-India

The festival will take place here from December 17-18 and will then travel to Kolkata, Hyderabad, Pune and Nagpur

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A concert (Representational image). Wikimedia

Mumbai, December 7, 2016: Artistes like Baba Sehgal, Lucky Ali, Vir Das’s band Alien Chutney and singer-actor Ayushman Khurrana are set to enthral music lovers at the Eat Play Love festival.

The festival will take place here from December 17-18 and will then travel to Kolkata, Hyderabad, Pune and Nagpur.

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Other artists performing at the event include Ahmet Kilic, Vikram Kaushik, Voctronica, Derby Race, Zakhir Khan and The Other People, read a statement.

Spearheaded by Percept Live and The Eat India Company, visitors at the festival will get the opportunity to journey through the culinary road of India with participation from more than 100 exhibitors from across the country.

“With long-term access to the finest venues across the country, Percept will not only enable the perfect setting for the festival but will also add value by bringing in existing relations from state and city authorities and boards, celebrities, exhibitors among others,” Manuj Agarwal, CEO, Percept Live said.

“The festival will not only be a tool to drive a greater participation from the local citizens and authorities but will in the coming years become a bucket list event growing in scale and encompassing more categories. We aim to contribute 45 percent to the tourism and state revenues over the next three years,” Agarwal added.

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As part of its promotional campaign, Eat Play Love will be undertaking slum beautification, street installations at traffic junctures, countdown timers at heritage city spots and travelling caravans to create awareness.

Apart from the food and music zone, the festival will also have dedicated zones to art, photography, retail, wellness, comedy and adventure sports.

The festival will also have story teller and puppeteer Jeff Gere from Hawaii.

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A mini literature festival will also take place, which will be a children’s literature festival featuring authors like Jeff Gere, Usha Venkatraman, Rashmi Ramesh and Katie Bagli.

Eat Play Love also has reserved seating for senior citizens and all-day care centre for children with an outdoor spa for attendees to rejuvenate. (IANS)

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Sanitization to Fight Coronavius Begins in UP

Massive sanitization drive begins in UP

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A massive sanitization drive began in major cities in Uttar Pradesh on Friday. (Representation Image). Pixabay

A massive sanitization drive began in major cities in Uttar Pradesh on Friday. This is the latest news in India.

Rajkumar Vishwakarma, DG, fire services, told reporters that sanitization was being done with sodium hypochlorite and fire personnel had been instructed to take care and not to spray the disinfectant on human beings and animals.

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The sanitization will be done using sodium hypochlorite. (Representational Image). Pixabay

Spraying will also not be done inside any building due to electrical connections.

Fire personnel have been asked to take photographs and post it on WhatsApp media groups. They have been asked to avoid calling the media personnel to the sanitisation sites to avoid risks.

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Earlier this week, about 50 migrant workers who were at a bus station in Bareilly, were sprayed with sodium hypochlorite by the sanitisation staff. Those who were sprayed, including children, complained of itching in the eyes and rashes on the body.

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Chief minister Yogi Adityanath had expressed his concern over the incident and assured action against the guilty.

District magistrate Bareilly, Nitish Kumar said that the incident happened due to ‘over-zealous’ workers. (IANS)

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People Have Faith in Modi Government to Handle COVID-19 Crisis

Over 83% trust Modi govt will handle COVID-19 crisis well

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The Narendra Modi-led central government is leaving no stone unturned in fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic. Wikimedia Commons

As the Narendra Modi-led central government is leaving no stone unturned in fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic, 83.5 per cent people from various states “trust in government” in handling the crisis.

The findings came out in the IANS-CVoter exclusive tracker on COVID-19 Wave 2 survey conducted during last seven days among 18 plus adults nationwide. The findings and projections are based on Computer-Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI).

Replying to a question “I think Indian government is handling the coronavirus well”, 83.5 per cent people agreed that they trust in government’s steps being taken in fight against the deadly disease, and 9.4 per cent expressed their disagreement. The survey was conducted on March 26 and 27. Of the 83.5 per cent who showed their trust in government, 66.4 per cent strongly agree with the opinion and 17.1 agree with the view.

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A similar survey on the same question done on March 17 and 18 showed that 83.6 per cent people expressed their trust in government in fight against the pandemic which so far has claimed 29 lives and over 1,000 conformed cases. A total of 13.7 per cent people expressed their disagreement.

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83.5 per cent people from various states trust the Modi government in handling the COVID-19 crisis. Wikimedia Commons

As per the tracker, the data is weighted to the known demographic profile of the states. Sometimes the table figures do not sum to 100 due to the effects of rounding, it says. “Our final data file has socio-economic profile within plus 1 per cent of the demographic profile of the state. We believe this will give the closest possible trends.”

The Tracking Pol fieldwork covers random probability samples during the last seven days from the release date and that the sample spread is across all assembly segments across all states. This survey covers all states in India and was conducted in 10 languages as part of our routine OmniBus, it says.

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“This is a thorough random probability sample; and we are ensuring a proper representative analysis by statistical weighing of the data to make it representative of the local population as per the latest census and or other available demographic benchmarks.”

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The data clarified that it strictly follows the WAPOR code of conduct (World Association of Public Opinion Research) for our ethical and transparent scientific practices and have incorporated the PCI (Press Council of India ) guidelines as our SOP (Standard Operating Procedures). (IANS)

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Singer Lucky Ali Announces Safarnama Tour to Celebrate 30 Years in Music Industry

Lucky Ali has been loved and adored for his unique, fervent and unforgettable voice and it is an honour to be presenting such an iconic tour

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Lucky Ali announces Safarnama Tour.

Singer Lucky Ali will be celebrating 30 years in the music industry by going on a Safarnama Tour.

He will be performing here and in New Delhi, he said in a statement to IANS.

“It’s been an exciting and memorable journey and I’m pleased to be putting together this tour as a token of gratitude towards my fans for their relentless love and support,” Lucky Ali said.

The son of the legendary actor Mehmood has sung several chartbusters like “Ek pal ka jeena” and even acted in movies such as “Kaante” and “Sur”.

Lucky Ali is known for his simple ballad-style singing and melodious voice. He made his pop debut in 1996 with the album “Sunoh” that made him a singing star. Later, he came out with reasonably successful albums “Sifar”, “Aks” and “Kabhi Aisa Lagta Hai”.

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Lucky Ali. (IANS)

The Mumbai event will be held at Sri Shanmukhananda Chandrasekarendra Saraswathi Auditorium on October 6 followed by another gig in New Delhi at Talkatora Stadium. The event is presented by Panache Media and Perfect Harmony Productions.

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Randhir Roy, Panache Media, said: “Lucky Ali has been loved and adored for his unique, fervent and unforgettable voice and it is an honour to be presenting such an iconic tour.

“His distinctly different voice and soulful melodies made him an instant success not only in the 1990s, but also a hit with the generation of today as well. We will also be doing a showcase in Australia and Singapore after India.” (IANS)

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