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News18 Afternoon Digest: Long Queues of Office-goers as BEST Bus Services Shut; Lowest Rise in Daily Covid-19 Cases in 215 Days and Other Stories

Commuters had a hard time looking for transport as BEST buses stayed off roads. (ANI)

Commuters had a hard time looking for transport as BEST buses stayed off roads. (ANI)

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Maharashtra Bandh LIVE Updates: Long Queues of Office-goers as BEST Bus Services Shut After Stone Pelting, Local Trains Running Smoothly

Bus services were affected in Mumbai and neighbouring areas today and most of the shops and commercial establishments remained closed in the wake of the bandh called across Maharashtra by three partners in the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government to protest the killing of four farmers in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri district. READ MORE 

‘Chinese Side Not Agreeable, Couldn’t Provide Forward-Looking Proposals’: India Says No Resolution in 13th Round of Military Talks

“During the meeting, the Indian side made constructive suggestions for resolving the remaining areas but the Chinese side was not agreeable and also could not provide any forward-looking proposals,” a statement from the Indian Army said. “The meeting thus did not result in resolution of the remaining areas,” it stated. READ MORE

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Lowest Rise in Daily Covid-19 Cases in 215 Days, National Recovery Rate Increases to 98%

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first published:October 11, 2021, 12:42 IST