J&K reports 41 COVID deaths, 3,571 news cases
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir recorded 3,571 fresh COVID cases, taking the tally to 1,83,486 on Sunday, while 41 more fatalities pushed the death toll to 2,370, officials said.
Out of the fresh cases, 1,150 were from the Jammu division and 2,421 from the Kashmir division of the Union Territory, they said.
The officials said Srinagar district recorded the highest of 1,126 cases, followed by 486 in Jammu district and 268 in Baramulla district. Read more on The Dispatch.
Results of Kerala, Assam are disappointing and not as per expectations of the party: Congress
New Delhi: Results of Kerala, Assam are disappointing and not as per expectations of the party: Congress
Congress has said people’ mandate is paramount in a democracy and it accepts the results of assembly elections in five states with all humility and responsibility. Read more on The Dispatch.
Railways delivers 1,094 tonnes of Liquid Medical Oxygen so far to various states
New Delhi: Government on Sunday said that Railways has delivered 1,094 tonnes of Liquid Medical Oxygen so far to various states across the country. Railway Ministry said, 19 Oxygen expresses have already completed their journey and two more loaded Oxygen express are on the run carrying more than 61 tonnes of Liquid Medical Oxygen.
Delhi has received its 2nd Oxygen express today carrying 120 tonnes of Liquid Medical Oxygen from West Bengal. The 3rd Oxygen express has already begun its journey from Angul to Delhi carrying around 31 tonnes of Liquid Medical Oxygen. Telangana has also received its first Oxygen from Angul carrying 63.6 tonnes of oxygen. Read more on The Dispatch.
60 Hours Weekend Corono Curfew Announced In J&K, Edu Institutions To Remain Closed Till May 31
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday ordered complete ‘Corona curfew every weekend in all 20 districts from 7 p.m. each Friday till 7 a.m. each Monday even as closure of educational institutions has been extended by May 31. Also 50% shops will be allowed to open on a day while traffic shall ply with half of the sitting capacity till May 31. Read more on The Dispatch.
Govt extends closure of educational institutes till May-31
Srinagar: Amid spike in COVID-19 cases, the government on Sunday extended the closure of all educational institutes till May-31.The news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) has leant that the government in the new guidelines has said, “All Universities, colleges and technical or skill development institutions in Jammu and Kashmir shall remain closed for imparting on-campus and in-person education to the students till May-31.” Read more on The Dispatch.
Railways is playing a crucial role in the collective fight against COVID by transporting oxygen to states: Piyush Goyal
New Delhi: Rail Minister Piyush Goyal has said that Railways is playing a crucial role in the collective fight against COVID-19 by transporting oxygen from oxygen plants to states across the country. In a series of tweets, Mr. Goyal said, Oxygen Express from Angul, Odisha has reached Secunderabad, Telangana carrying oxygen to the State for COVID-19 patients. He said, Indian Railways is continuously helping in the treatment of patients by transporting oxygen and ensuring its availability. Read more on The Dispatch.
Ruling parties expected to retain power in Assam, Kerala & West Bengal; opposition expected to form govt in Tamil Nadu & Puducherry
New Delhi: In the assembly elections held in four states and one Union territory, the ruling parties are expected to retain power in Assam, West Bengal and Kerala. Opposition parties are likely to form government in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.
As per the latest trends available according to Election Commission, in Assam, trends are available for 120 of the 126 seats. The ruling BJP led NDA is ahead on 71 seats, while Congress led opposition is leading in 40 seats while independents and others are leading in nine seats. Read more on The Dispatch.
GST collection hits all-time high of over Rs 1.41 lakh crore in April
New Delhi: The gross Goods and Services Tax (GST) revenue collected in the month of April is at a record high of one lakh 41 thousand 384 crore rupees. Of which CGST is 27 thousand 837 crore, SGST is 35 thousand 621 crore, IGST is 68 thousand 481 crore and Cess is nine thousand 445 crore rupees.
Finance Ministry said, the revenues for the month of April this year are 14 per cent higher than the GST revenues in the month of March, 2021. It said, despite the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic affecting several parts of the country, Indian businesses have once again shown remarkable resilience by not only complying with the return filing requirements but also paying their GST dues in a timely manner. Read more on The Dispatch.
COVID-19 Surge: Corona curfew extended in Anantnag, Kulgam districts till further orders
SRINAGAR: Amid a spike in the Covid-19 cases, the authorities on Sunday decided to extend the Corona curfew, which was already in place, in Anantnag and Kulgam districts of South Kashmir till further orders.
According to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), district magistrate Anantnag Dr Piyush Singla in a Tweet said that Anantnag will continue with the existing level of measures which are in place since 28 April.
“CORONA CURFEW- Anantnag will CONTINUE with the existing level of measures, which are in place since 28 April. So corona curfew continues till further orders,” Singla Tweeted. Read more on The Dispatch.
‘Death Due to Shortage of Oxygen at ASCOMS’, Div Com Orders Inquiry
JAMMU: Divisional Commissioner Jammu Dr Raghav Langar has constituted a Committee after it being appointed as Enquiry Officer to enquire into circumstances leading to incident involving death of a person at ASCOMS Jammu reported allegedly ‘due to shortage of Oxygen’. Read more on The Dispatch.
Normal life remains affected across J&K as COVID restrictions continue
Srinagar: Normal life remained affected in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday with the imposition of the lockdown in the wake of an alarming surge in coronavirus cases, officials said.
Restrictions on the movement and assembly of people continued to remain imposed across the UT in the wake of the 84-hour lockdown announced by the government,” the officials said. Read more on The Dispatch.
Oxygen Express to deliver record 250 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen to Delhi, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh today
New Delhi: Railway Ministry has said that Oxygen Expresss will deliver a record 250 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen to Delhi, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh by today. Accelerating its pace of delivering liquid medical oxygen to various states, Indian Railways has delivered more than 813 tonnes of Liquid Medical Oxygen in 56 tankers to various states across the country. Read more on The Dispatch.
Active number of corona virus cases continuously rising in country
New Delhi: The active number of corona virus cases is continuously rising in the country due to spike in cases in several States and Union Territories. As a result, the recovery rate is continuously declining in the country. However, India has registered over three lakh recoveries in a single day from this infectious disease. Read more on The Dispatch.
CBSE to declare Class 10 Board exam results on June 20; releases evaluation criteria
New Delhi: Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will announce Class 10 Board exam results on June 20 this year. The board has released a policy document detailing how schools will assess and award marks to students and timelines to follow. In an official mail, CBSE has laid out the policy on the basis of which the marks will be calculated and awarded to students. The schools are required to evaluate and assess the students based on the criteria and submit the marks by June 5. Subsequently, the results will be declared by CBSE on June 20. Read more on The Dispatch.
Indian Navy deploys seven ships to bring oxygen & medical equipment from various countries
New Delhi: In support of the nation’s fight against COVID-19 and as part of operation ‘Samudra Setu 2’, seven Indian Naval ships including Kolkata, Kochi, Talwar, Tabar, Trikand, Jalashwa and Airavat have been deployed for shipment of liquid medical oxygen-filled cryogenic containers and associated medical equipment from various countries.
INS Kolkata and INS Talwar, mission deployed in Persian Gulf, were the first batch of ships that were immediately diverted for the task and entered port of Manama, Bahrain on 30 April this year. INS Talwar, with 40 Metric Tonne Liquid Medical Oxygen Read more on The Dispatch.
WHO approves Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use
New Delhi: The World Health Organisation has given the go-ahead for emergency use of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine.
The mRNA vaccine from the U.S. manufacturer joins vaccines from AstraZeneca, Pfizer-BioNTech and Johnson & Johnson in receiving the WHO’s emergency use listing. In a statement, WHO’s CEO Stephane Bancel said, similar approvals for China’s Sinopharm and Sinovac vaccines are expected in the coming days and weeks. Read more on The Dispatch.
Counting of votes underway for assembly elections in Assam, West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu & Puducherry
New Delhi: In the assembly elections held in four states and one Union territory, as per the current trends, the ruling parties are comfortably placed in Assam and Kerala. In West Bengal ruling Trinamool Congress is ahead while in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, the ruling parties are trailing behind the opponents.
As per latest trends available with Election Commission, in West Bengal, ruling Trinamool Congress is ahead in 194 seats, BJP is leading in 80 seats. Read more on The Dispatch.
J&K Govt constitutes 5-member CGM to monitor evolving COVID-19 situation, take preventive measures
Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government has constituted a Crisis Management Group (CMG) to monitor the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation and take preventive, control and mitigating measures.
In a series of tweets, Directorate of Information and Public Relations (DIPR), J&K, the five-member CMG comprises of the Chief Secretary as Chairman, and Financial Commissioner Finance, Financial Commissioner (Health), PS Home and PS PWD. “The PS to LG will be a special invitee. It will interact with other officers and medical specialists as necessary,” the series of tweets read. Read more on The Dispatch.
Record 3,689 daily COVID-19 deaths in India, 3,92,488 more test positive
New Delhi: A record 3,689 daily COVID-19 fatalities pushed India’s death toll to 2,15,542, while the infection count reached to 1,95,57,457 with 3,92,488 more people being confirmed positive for the disease, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday. Read more on The Dispatch.
Govt extends closure of educational institutes till May-31
Srinagar: Amid spike in COVID-19 cases, the government on Sunday extended the closure of all educational institutes till May-31.
The news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) has leant that the government in the new guidelines has said, “All Universities, colleges and technical or skill development institutions in Jammu and Kashmir shall remain closed for imparting on-campus and in-person education to the students till May-31.” Read more on The Dispatch.
J&K: DDMA Srinagar launches 24×7 dedicated Helpline at Covid-19 War Control Room
New Delhi: In the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, the District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) Srinagar has launched a 24×7 dedicated Helpline at Covid-19 War Control Room to provide real time Covid-19 related facilities to the people. The facility was inaugurated by Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Pandurang K Pole. The residents of Srinagar district can log on to the website www.waseela.in and can get real time information about Covid-19 related facilities. Read more on The Dispatch.