Evening News Nuggets
1. Only 54 per cent health workers vaccinated in Tripura since Jan 16
Only 54 per cent of the health care workers in Tripura took the COVID-19 vaccination in the last couple of days since January 16.
2. Rijiju slams Congress over "Chinese village in Arunachal" reports
Union minister and Arunachal Pradesh MP Kiren Rijiju lambasted the Congress for attacking the government over the controversial report of a Chinese village being built at the disputed territory between India and China in Arunachal Pradesh.
3. Sikkim: Husband-wife duo arrested for possessing Brown Sugar
Jorethang Police arrested a husband-wife duo from South Sikkim for drug possession.
4. Mizoram: Champai district publishes electoral roll
The District Election Officer of Champhai District, Pi Maria C.T. Zuali, on Wednesday, published the final photo electoral rolls for Champhai district.
5. Manipur: Police continue Poppy destruction drive
Manipur police destroyed approximately 70 acres of poppy plantations in continuation with the government order to destroy the banned crop across Manipur.
6. Assam polls: ECI bats for fair, safe elections; to keep vigil against money misuse
The Election Commission of India (ECI) has pledged zero-tolerance against any misuse of money or government machinery during the ensuing Assam Assembly elections while assuring to make the poll process fair, peaceful, transparent and COVID-safe.
7. Manipur: Huge quantity of drug seized in Lilong, one held
A team from the Lilong Police Station (PS) arrested one drug peddler from Thoubal District of Manipur.
8. Former Arunachal Governor Mata Prasad passes away
Former Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Mata Prasad died at a hospital following multi-organ failure.
9. Manipur receives second batch of COVID-19 vaccines
The second batch of Covishield COVID-19 vaccines, manufactured by the Serum Institute of India, arrived in Manipur on Wednesday.
10. PM to virtually address 18th convocation of Tezpur University on January 22
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the 18th convocation of Tezpur University in Assam on January 22.