Evening News Nuggets


1. Two employees of oil firm kidnapped in Arunachal Pradesh

Two employees of an oil company have been kidnapped by armed miscreants in Arunachal Pradesh's Changlang district.

2. Tripura govt announces Rs 5 lakh health insurance cover for journalists

The Tripura government on December 21 has said media personnel in the state will be provided health insurance cover of up to Rs 5 lakh per year.

3. Massive Pre-Historic Crocodile identified in Australia

From fossils first unearthed in the 1980s, University of Queensland researchers identified the new species of Pre-Historic croc, which they named Paludirex vincenti.

4. EDITORIAL | When can we expect an early solution to Naga Political Issue?

The Naga Peace accord was signed on August 3, 2015, by the Government of India and the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) to end the insurgency.

5. Assam: Kaziranga National Park earns ₹ 75 lakh in two months

Kaziranga National Park in Assam has collected over ₹ 75 lakh revenue in two months after eight months of being shut because of the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

6. Arunachal Pradesh: 25 per cent polling in panchayat, 30 per cent in civic elections till noon

A voter turnout of 25 per cent was recorded in the first five hours of panchayat elections in Arunachal Pradesh on December 22, while 30 per cent of electors exercised their franchise for polls for two urban local bodies, an official said.

7. Meghalaya cricket team set to leave for Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

The Meghalaya cricket team is all set to leave for the twelfth edition of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, which will be played from January 10, 2021, a notification from the Meghalaya Cricket Association (MCA) said.

8. Tripura: CPI (M) leaders including Manik Sarkar prevented from visiting Khayerpur

Communist Party of India (Marxist) team led by opposition leader Manik Sarkar on Tuesday, was prevented from visiting the Khayerpur area to review the situation following an attack on senior CPI-M leader Pabitra Kar’s house by unknown miscreants on December 20.

9. Meghalaya rolls out Piggery Mission

Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong on December 22 formally rolled out the Meghalaya Piggery Mission in the state at a function held at the State Convention Centre auditorium in Shillong.

10. Assam to introduce new law to accord Bodo status of associate official language

The Assam government on December 22 said it will introduce a new law to accord Bodo the status of associate official language of the state.