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News 18 Afternoon Digest: India Crosses Grim Milestone of 1 Lakh Daily Covid-19 Cases for First Time; Afraid of a Second Complete Lockdown, Migrant Workers Leave Mumbai for Their Hometowns and Other Stories

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News 18 Afternoon Digest: India Crosses Grim Milestone of 1 Lakh Daily Covid-19 Cases for First Time; Afraid of a Second Complete Lockdown, Migrant Workers Leave Mumbai for Their Hometowns; Chhattisgarh Attack: Jawans Put Up Brave Fight in Face of Death, Anti-Naxal Strategy Largely Successful; Ram Setu: After Akshay Kumar's Covid Diagnosis, 45 Junior Artistes Test Positive;'Corona is Gone, No Need for Mask': Assam Health Minister's Remark Amid Covid-19 Surge is Worrying; IPL 2021: Matches to Go Ahead in Mumbai as Planned Despite Maharashtra Lockdown

India Crosses Grim Milestone of 1 Lakh Daily Covid-19 Cases for First Time

India recorded an all-time high of 1,03,558 coronavirus infections in a day, pushing the nationwide Covid-19 tally to 1,25,89,067, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday. The single-day rise in cases surpassed the earlier peak of 97,894 infections reported on September 17 last year, making it the highest since the pandemic began in India, while the death toll increased to 1,65,101 with 478 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed. READ MORE

Chhattisgarh Attack: Jawans Put Up Brave Fight in Face of Death, Anti-Naxal Strategy Largely Successful

The deadly attack on the security forces leading to the death of 23 jawans on Saturday occurred in the Maoist hotbed – Chhattisgarh. While casualties during such encounters are likely, our jawans have put up a really brave fight. Whenever one gets into a conflict situation, there can be casualties, but the fact that our security forces know that they are heading into a serious encounter and are likely to face death, and still take on this threat in the interest of the nation shows the courage of our men in uniform. READ MORE

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