New Delhi, May 17 (PTI) These are the top stories at 12.30 pm: NATION DEL7 VIRUS-LD-CASES India's COVID-19 death count rises by 120, record jump of nearly 5,000 new cases New Delhi: The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 2,872 and the number of total positive cases climbed to 90,927 Sunday morning, registering an increase of 120 fatalities and a record jump of 4,987 new cases in 24 hours, since 8 AM Saturday, according to the Union Health Ministry.
DEL12 BIZ-FM-ECO PACKAGE Reforms to be focus of 5th tranche of eco package: FM New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday said reforms will be the focus of the fifth and final tranche of economic stimulus package to deal with the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.
DEL9 JK-LD ENCOUNTER Soldier killed in encounter in J-K's Doda Doda/Jammu: An Army personnel was killed in an ongoing gunbattle with terrorists in a village in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district on Sunday, officials said.
DEL5 MHA-CYCLONE Cyclone 'Amphan' likely to turn into very severe storm; landfall on W Bengal, B'desh coasts on May 20: MHA New Delhi: The cyclonic storm 'Amphan', which is currently moving over Southeast Bay of Bengal, is likely to turn into a very severe storm and make a landfall on West Bengal coast on May 20, the home ministry said on Sunday.
CAL2 OD-VIRUS-DEATH Two more die of COVID-19 in Odisha, 91 new cases detected Bhubaneswar: Odisha reported two more COVID-19 deaths, taking the total number of virus fatalities in the state to five, an official of the health department said on Sunday.
BOM1 GJ-LOCKDOWN-POLICE-ATTACK Guj: Locals pelt stones at cops in containment zone; 68 held Ahmedabad: Residents of a COVID-19 containment zone in Gujarat's Rajkot district pelted stones at police and damaged some vehicles when the security personnel tried to stop them from removing barricades placed in the area, an official said on Sunday.
FOREIGN FGN2 VIRUS-CHINA China reports 17 new coronavirus cases; Wuhan continues mass testing campaign Beijing: China has reported 17 new coronavirus cases, including 12 asymptomatic infections, while officials in Wuhan, where the outbreak originated, continued vigorous testing of its over 11 million residents after new clusters of COVID-19 emerged in parts of the city. By K J M Varma FGN4 UK-NAIK-FINE UK media watchdog fines Zakir Naik's Peace TV 300,000 pounds for 'hate speech' London: UK's media watchdog Ofcom has fined controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik's Peace TV network 300,000 pounds for broadcasting 'hate speech' and 'highly offensive' content in the country. PTI SNE