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Recoveries outnumber fresh COVID cases in J&K, I feel your pain of losing loved ones, says PM + more top news stories

3,027 fresh COVID-19 cases, 60 deaths in J&K

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Friday recorded 3,027 fresh COVID-19 cases that took its tally to 2,36,790 while 60 more fatalities pushed the death toll to 3,027, officials said. Of the fresh cases, 1,511 were from the Jammu division and 1,516 from the Kashmir division of the union territory, they said. Read more on The Dispatch.


Major Reshuffle in Police Department Ordered

Srinagar: Government of Jammu and Kashmir has ordered for a major reshufflement in police department here on Friday. Read more on The Dispatch.


PM-KISAN 8th installment: Srinagar farmer thanks PM Modi for words of appreciation during online interaction

SRINAGAR:  Khurshid Ahmed Reshi, an organic farmer from Srinagar area today thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his words of appreciation during an interaction at the release of 8th installment of financial benefit under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme. Read more on The Dispatch.

 


BSF recovers AK-47 rifle, pistol dropped by Pak drone in J&K

Jammu/New Delhi: The BSF on Friday recovered an AK-47 rifle, a pistol and some ammunition dropped by a Pakistani drone from the border belt of Samba district in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said. Read more on The Dispatch.

 


Delhi witnesses silver lining of recovery as positivity rate dips to 12%

New Delhi: National Capital has witnessed silver lining of recovery after more than three weeks of strict lockdown. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today informed that in the last 24 hours, the positivity rate in the National Capital Territory has dipped to 12 per cent. He said the National Capital also recorded substantial decrease in new COVID cases in the past few days. Read more on The Dispatch.


Cyclone Tauktae warning: NDRF deployed 24 teams in Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat & Maharashtra

New Delhi: In view of Cyclone Tauktae warning, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has deployed 24 teams in Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and  Maharashtra. DG NDRF, SN Pradhan said that 29 teams are on standby. Meanwhile, India Meteorological Department has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall very likely at a few places with extremely heavy falls at isolated places over Lakshadweep and Kerala and Mahe today. Read more on The Dispatch.


 

CBSE says no decision taken regarding cancellation of Class 12th examinations

Responding to certain speculative media reports regarding the Class 12th CBSE examinations, the Board has clarified that no such decision regarding cancellation of Class 12th examinations have been taken. Read more on The Dispatch.

 


Central Govt files review petition in SC challenging interpretation of 102nd Constitutional Amendment regarding Maratha reservation judgment

New Delhi: The Central government has filed a review petition before the Supreme Court challenging the court’s interpretation of 102nd Amendment of the Constitution in the Maratha reservation judgment. The judgement was delivered on May 5 which struck down the Maharashtra State Reservation for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) Act, 2018. Read more on The Dispatch.

 


Union Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurates Drive-in Covid vaccination facility in Nagpur

New Delhi:  Union Minister Nitin Gadkari today inaugurated a Drive-in Covid vaccination facility in Nagpur. Run by Nagpur Municipal Corporation at Glocal Mall in Sitabardi area of the city, this drive-in vaccination centre will administer vaccines to the senior citizens, coming by car in the parking area of the mall. Read more on The Dispatch.

 


 

JKPSC announces jobs for graduates, registration begins on May 17

JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission (JKPSC) has announced jobs for graduates preferably holding higher diploma in Cooperation for recruitment as Assistant Registrar, Cooperative Societies. A total of 91 vacancies will be filled, the Commission has said. Recruitment process will begin on May 17. The last date for filing of online Application complete in all respects along with the requisite fee (online mode only) is June 16. Read more on The Dispatch.

 


As your Pradhan Sevak, I feel your pain of losing loved ones: PM Modi

NEW DELHI : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that he too feels the same pain and loss that people across the country are feeling after losing loved ones to COVID-19. Read more on The Dispatch.

 


DAK sets up Covid helpline numbers for public

Srinagar: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Friday has set up helpline numbers amid surge in Covid-19 cases and deaths in the valley. Read more on The Dispatch.

 


Dr Reddy’s launches Sputnik V vaccine in India at around Rs 995.4 per dose

New Delhi: Drug firm Dr Reddy’s Laboratories on Friday said it has launched COVID vaccine Sputnik V in the Indian market with the first dose being administered in Hyderabad, as part of a limited pilot. Read more on The Dispatch.

 


EC to set up Core Committee to identify learnings, shortcomings from recent state polls

New Delhi: Continuing the push for wide ranging reforms, Election Commission has decided to set up a Core Committee headed by Secretary General of the Commission to identify learning, experiences, shortcomings from recently Poll-gone States of Assam, Bihar, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and UT of Puducherry. The committee has been broadly tasked to identify the shortcomings or gaps in Election Commission regulatory regime and the gaps in implementation and enforcement at the level of CEOs or District officials. Read more on The Dispatch.

 


Two foreign climbers die on Mount Everest in year’s first fatalities

Jammu: A Swiss and an American climber have died on Mount Everest, the first fatalities on the world’s highest peak this season. Thaneshwar Guragai, a manager of the Seven Summit Treks company that provided support to the climbers said on Thursday that, Abdul Waraich, 41, of Switzerland and American Puwei Liu, 55, died of exhaustion while descending the slopes of the 8,848.86 metre mountain on Wednesday. Read more on The Dispatch.

 


Gujarat: ‘My Village – Corona Free Village’ campaign helped in checking spread of Covid-19 in rural areas

In Gujarat, ‘Maru Gam – Corona Mukt Gam’ or My Village – Corona Free Village – campaign launched by the state government has helped in checking the spread of Covid-19 in rural areas. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani had launched this 15-day campaign on the 1st of May on the occasion of the state’s foundation day. AIR Ahmedabad correspondent reports that ‘My village – Corona Free Village’ campaign was launched with the aim to check the spread of Covid19 infection in the villages. Read more on The Dispatch.

 


1st flight for stranded Australians from India will arrive in Australia tomorrow

The first flight for stranded Australians from India will arrive in Australia tomorrow with up to 150 citizens and permanent residents. The flight will be the first after the lifting of a two-week ban on anyone coming from India, including Australian citizens, aimed at keeping out a fast-spreading variant of the novel coronavirus. Read more on The Dispatch.

 


Haryana CM urges farmers protesting at Delhi borders to suspend their stir amid ravaging Covid-19 situation

New Delhi: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has urged farmers protesting at Delhi borders to suspend their stir amid the ravaging Covid-19 situation. Mr Khattar said that farmers’ movements to and from protest sites were spreading the infection in villages. He said that in many villages, hotspots have emerged because their people are regularly coming and going back from protest sites. Read more on The Dispatch.


Maratha reservation judgment: Central govt files review petition before SC

New Delhi: The Central government has filed a review petition before the Supreme Court challenging the court’s interpretation of 102nd Amendment of the Constitution in the Maratha reservation judgment. The judgement was delivered on May 5 which struck down the Maharashtra State Reservation for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) Act, 2018. Read more on The Dispatch.  

 


 

 

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