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News 18 Afternoon Digest: Lockdown in Mumbai? BMC Says All Options Open; Mamata Banerjee in Trauma with Severe Injury in Left Ankle Bone and Other Stories

A man wearing a protective mask walks past a graffiti in Navi Mumbai, March 8, 2021. (REUTERS)

A man wearing a protective mask walks past a graffiti in Navi Mumbai, March 8, 2021. (REUTERS)

Here are the top stories this afternoon: Lockdown in Mumbai? Day After City Sees Highest Spike in Covid-19 Cases Since Oct, BMC Says All Options Open;Mamata Banerjee in Trauma with Severe Injury in Left Ankle Bone, Under Observation for 48 Hrs: Doctors;No Connect With Cadre, Charges of Groupism: Why Chacko Quitting May Have No Effect on Kerala Polls;Interpol Red Notice Issued Against Self-styled Godman for Sexually Abusing Minor Girls in Ashram;Netizens Surprised with Aamir Khan's Son Junaid's Body Transformation Ahead of Bollywood Debut;How Much Did Prince Harry Inherit From His Mother Diana? We Finally Have a Close Estimate

Lockdown in Mumbai? Day After City Sees Highest Spike in Covid-19 Cases Since Oct, BMC Says All Options Open

A day after Mumbai reported over 1,500 coronavirus cases in 24 hours, the BMC has said that all options, including that of lockdown, are open in front of it. “As of now, it is not on our plan. But certainly, if the cases go up like this, and if we are not getting equal support from citizens, then we can keep that option open after a detailed review. That decision will be taken at an appropriate time,” Additional Municipal Commissioner Suresh Kakani told CNN-News18. READ MORE

Mamata Banerjee in Trauma with Severe Injury in Left Ankle Bone, Under Observation for 48 Hrs: Doctors

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has sustained multiple injuries and is in trauma after she was attacked by unidentified people from among the massive crowd that turned up to cheer for her in Nandigram after filing her nomination papers on Wednesday. Banerjee was rushed to Kolkata and has been kept under 48 hours of observation at the SSKM Hospital in the city. READ MORE

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Netizens Surprised with Aamir Khan’s Son Junaid’s Body Transformation Ahead of Bollywood Debut

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How Much Did Prince Harry Inherit From His Mother Diana? We Finally Have a Close Estimate

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