Evening News Nuggets
1. Assam: CBI arrest NFR officials, others in bribery case
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested three senior officials of the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR), and a few others, in a bribery case of one crore rupees, sources said.
2. Tripura Congress calls for 12-hour bandh as BJP denies any foul play
The Tripura Congress called for a 12-hour bandh, following the attack on state president Pijush Biswas on Sunday at Bishalgarh in Sepahijala district.
3. Indian actress Richa Chadha faces backlash for her upcoming film 'Madam Chief Minister’
Indian actress Richa Chadha has been facing verbal attacks and threats for portraying a Dalit woman in the upcoming film ‘Madam Chief Minister’ to be released on January 22, 2021.
4. Case registered against the director of the web series 'Tandav'
An FIR has been lodged against the makers of web series 'Tandav' and Amazon's India head of original content, for allegedly depicting Hindu gods in a manner hurtful to religious sentiments of the people.
5. TaFMA to collaborate with Seven Seas Music to promote Naga music
The Task Force for Music and Arts (TaFMA), has signed a contract with Seven Seas Music, San Francisco, USA, to promote Naga music globally.
6. Mizoram: Officers of Anti-Corruption Bureau to undergo refresher course
The Mizoram government will organise a one-week refresher course for officers of the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) in Aizawl.
7. Nagaland: Firearms, ammunition recovered in Mokokchung
The Assam Rifles, Mokokchung Battalion, recovered firearms and ammunition near Sungkomen village in an operation on January 15.
8. COVID-19 vaccine drive kicks off in Nagaland with 62 per cent turnout
The Principal Secretary of Health and Family Welfare, Amardeep Bhatia (IAS) on January 18, said the vaccination drive on the first day (January 16) was conducted successfully with a turnout of 62 per cent.
9. ASSAM POLLS: AGP & BJP MLAs hint at joining AJP, claims Deka
Ahead of the Assembly elections in the state, the Assam Jatiya Parishad has claimed that some MLAs and members of two parties in the ruling alliance - Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), and BJP, were exploring the possibility of joining the newly floated regional party.
10. Meghalaya: Final publication of photo electoral roll in West Garo Hills
The Sub-Divisional Election Officer, Dadenggre Civil Sub-Division has informed that the final publication of photo electoral rolls of Assembly Constituencies 44-Raksamgre (ST), 45-Tikrikilla (ST) and 49-Dadenggre (ST) have been prepared.