WHO says India’s Covid toll could be 10 times higher, plus nine more headlines

A look at the top headlines of the day:

  1. India’s Covid-19 toll could be nearly 10 times the official number, WHO says: The Union Department of Health objected to the methodology used by the global health agency to estimate excess deaths.
  2. The Delimitation Board of Jammu and Kashmir allocates Kashmir 47 assembly seats, Jammu 43: The Commission has increased the number of seats from 83 to 90. Once the proposal is approved, elections will be held in the region.
  3. Jignesh Mevani, nine others sentenced to three months in prison for 2017 “Azadi march”.: The Gujarat MLA had organized the rally to protest the inaction in a case where four Dalits were stripped and beaten by an upper caste mob.
  4. Life Insurance Corporation IPO fully subscribed on Day 2 of the bidding process: Investors made bids for more than 16.68 lakh shares against the 16.20 lakh offered for subscription.
  5. CAA will be implemented after the end of the Covid-19 pandemic, says Amit Shah: Citizenship Change Bill is defunct, West Bengal Chief Minister claims.
  6. Heatwave could scorch north-west India from May 7th, IMD says: Rajasthan could also experience hot weather May 7-9, the agency forecast.
  7. Prashant Kishor says he will not form a new party now to undertake a 3,000km march in Bihar: On Monday, the political strategist indicated that he might get involved in electoral politics.
  8. The Sedition Act should not be repealed, but policies are needed to prevent its abuse, the center tells SC: The court will decide on May 10 whether to refer the case to a larger chamber.
  9. Telangana Supreme Court refuses to authorize a Rahul Gandhi event at Osmania University: The court ruled that there was “a lack of material to show that the meeting was intended for some academic activities”.
  10. The center is cutting wheat allocations to states under the food security program if production falls: Quota cut under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana is compensated by providing rice.

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