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News18 Evening Digest: Mumbai Mayor Says 'Covid Third Wave is Here', Urges People to Follow Guidelines and Other Top Stories

Mumbai has reported over 28 per cent of the total Covid-19 cases it had recorded in the entire month of August in the first six days of this month, as per the civic data. (Reuters)

Mumbai has reported over 28 per cent of the total Covid-19 cases it had recorded in the entire month of August in the first six days of this month, as per the civic data. (Reuters)

Here are the top stories we are covering this evening: 'Covid Third Wave is Here': Mumbai Mayor Sounds Alarm as City Logs 28% of Aug Cases in 6 Days of Sept; India Started International Flights to 18 Countries in September: Check Full List Here; Kolkata Woman, Her 13-year-old Son Found Murdered; Husband, School Staff Questioned; Bharti Singh Loses 15kg in One Year, Credits Lockdown for Pushing Her Towards Self-Love Journey; Watch: Video of Jasprit Bumrah’s First And 100th Test Wicket Goes Viral; and Indian Fan Gets Mia Khalifa's Face Tattooed On Leg, She Calls it 'Terrible'.

‘Covid Third Wave is Here’: Mumbai Mayor Sounds Alarm as City Logs 28% of Aug Cases in 6 Days of Sept

Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar said Tuesday that the third wave of Covid-19 had already arrived in the city. She was talking about the upcoming festive season in Maharashtra, and urged people to remain in their houses and practice distancing. The financial capital has reported over 28 per cent of the total Covid-19 cases it had recorded in the entire month of August in the first six days of this month, as per the civic data. Read More

India Started International Flights to 18 Countries in September: Check Full List Here

The Ministry of Civil Aviation has now started special flights to 18 countries under an Air Bubble arrangement from September. Tickets to sanctioned destinations can only be booked through the Air India airline. Any person willing to purchase the ticket can get it through the official website, Air India offices across India and through travel agents. If you are planning a visit, make sure you cross-check the list of approved cities before finalising your ticket. This move has been made as normal international passenger flights continue to be suspended till September 30 due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Read More

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Bharti Singh Loses 15kg in One Year, Credits Lockdown for Pushing Her Towards Self-Love Journey

Comedian and actress Bharti Singh, who frequently appears on The Kapil Sharma Show, is receiving much attention for her weight loss. The actress has lost 15 kilograms in the past year and the difference is quite visible. In a recent interview, the 37-year-old comedian divulged the details of her weight loss journey and shared her reaction to the impressive transformation. Read More

Watch: Video of Jasprit Bumrah’s First And 100th Test Wicket Goes Viral

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Indian Fan Gets Mia Khalifa’s Face Tattooed On Leg, She Calls it ‘Terrible’

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first published:September 07, 2021, 17:28 IST