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JK reports 137 fresh covid-19 cases, no fatality

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir reported 137 fresh Covid-19 cases even as there was no death due to the virus during the past 24 hours, officials said Tuesday.
They said 100 of the fresh cases were reported from Jammu Division and 37 from Kashmir valley, taking the overall tally to 452547.
Giving district wise details, the officials said that Srinagar reported 22 cases, Baramulla 3, Budgam 7, Pulwama 0, Kupwara 0, Anantnag 1, Bandipora 3, Ganderbal 0, Kulgam 1, Shopian 0, Jammu 30, Udhampur 22, Rajouri 3, Doda 25, Kathua 6, Samba 2, Kishtwar 0, Poonch 3, Ramban 8 and Reasi 1.
There was no death reported in the last 24 hours, they said. So far 4747 persons have succumbed to the virus—2324 in Jammu and 2423 in Kashmir.
Besides, they said, 381 Covid-19 patients—257 from Jammu and 124 from Valley— recovered during the time. So far 446352 people have recovered, leaving the active case tally at 1448— 785 in Jammu and 663 in Kashmir.
They said there was no new confirmed case of mucormycosis (black fungus) reported today. So far 51 black fungus cases have been confirmed in J&K, the officials said. They also informed that 23745 doses of covid-19 vaccine were administered during the time in J&K.
Delimitation panel on JK gets two months extension
Press Trust of India
New Delhi: The term of the Delimitation Commission, mandated to redraw the assembly constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir, has been extended by two months to complete its task.
The panel’s term was to end on March 6, but according to a Law Ministry notification issued on Monday, it has been extended by two months — till May 6 this year.
The panel needed more time to ready its final report, sources aware of the reasons for the extension said.
Formed in March 2020, the panel was granted a one-year extension last year.
Headed by former Supreme Court judge Ranjana Prakash Desai, it has Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra and the state election commissioner of Jammu and Kashmir as its ex-officio members.
In its draft report shared with its five associated members — all Lok Sabha members from Jammu and Kashmir — the delimitation panel has proposed an overhaul of assembly and Lok Sabha constituencies in the Union territory.
Jammu and Kashmir at present has no legislative assembly. It is a union territory with a provision for a legislature.
The Commission has asked the associate members to give their inputs and objections to the draft in the coming days. Then they would be asked whether their objections, if any, should be printed before the next draft is put out in the public domain.
Once people share their inputs and objections, the panel would start working on the final report, the sources explained.
Delimitation is the process of fixing limits or boundaries of territorial constituencies in a state or country.

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