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Durga Puja pandals in Bengal highlight the plight of migrant workers

At least 10 million migrant workers left cities -- many lost jobs because of the lockdown -- and returned to their homes in the hinterland. With special trains for them being launched only on May 1, many ended up walking home in April, and even later.

“Unprecedented”: Active Covid Cases Below 8 Lakh For 1st Time In 6 Weeks

India has scaled an "unprecedented" peak as active coronavirus cases dropped below the 8-lakh mark for the first time in 1.5 months, the Health Ministry said this morning when the country's Covid tally surged to 74.3 lakh after 62,212 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in the last 24 hours. The total number of active cases dropped to 7.95 lakh today as 70,816 patients fought off COVID-19 since yesterday. According to government data, the active caseload is now only 10.70 per cent of the tally. "This significant achievement is the outcome of central government-led targetted strategies leading to high number of recoveries and steadily falling number of fatalities," the Health Ministry has said.