Evening News Nuggets


1. NE's first-ever Ginger Processing Plant in Meghalaya to become functional in 2021: DoNER Minister

North East’s first-ever specialised “Ginger” Processing Plant at Ri-Bhoi district in Meghalaya is being revived and, is likely to become functional at the beginning of 2021, Minister of Development of North East Region (DoNER) Dr Jitendra Singh said on Wednesday.

2. Nagaland declared as ‘disturbed area’, AFSPA extended for six more months

The operation of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) has been extended for another six months in Nagaland with effect from 30th December 2020 after being declared a 'disturbed area' by the Central Government.

3. Meghalaya: 1 killed, another injured in head-on collision between trucks in West Khasi Hills

A truck driver was killed, and another suffered injuries in a head-on collision along the National Highway 44E in West Khasi Hills District on December 30, police said.

4. BSF writes to BGB, "vehemently" condemns killing of Meghalaya citizen in Bangladesh

The Border Security Force (BSF) on December 30 wrote to the Border Guards of Bangladesh (BGB) to "vehemently" condemn and to demand an explanation into the alleged killing of an Indian national by suspected Bangladesh nationals on December 29.

5. Tripura is preparing for COVID-19 vaccination

State education minister Ratan Lal Nath has said that the Tripura government has got a new standard operating procedure from the Health ministry regarding the new strain of the coronavirus.

6. Arunachal: Changlang district bags second place in ‘Excellence in Digital Governance (District)’ award

President Ram Nath Kovind virtually conferred the Digital India Awards 2020 on December 30 via video conferencing, according to an official statement.

7. Assam government to rehabilitate Laika-Dodhia indigenous people by January 31

The Assam government has constituted a ten-member committee to find ways for relocation and rehabilitation of families currently living at Laika and Dodhia villages under Dibru Saikhowa National Park in Upper Assam’s Tinsukia district within a month.

8. Manipur police net a fine ₹ 1.45 crore from people for violating COVID-19 protocols

Manipur Police has collected a sum of ₹ 1.45 crore as fine from people for violating COVID-19 guidelines in the state, an officer said.