Evening News Nuggets


1. Futuristic infra projects to make Guwahati Gateway to Southeast Asia, says Assam PWD Minister

Futuristic projects taken up by the Assam public works department will soon transform Guwahati into the Gateway to Southeast Asia, said state PWD minister Himanta Biswa Sarma while inaugurating two escalator-based footbridges at GS Road.

2. Meghalaya's PMAY beneficiaries looted by political agents in Selsella, alleges BJP

The Garo Hills chapter of the BJP alleged that certain political agents were cheating beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY), by seeking deals for providing them low-cost housing.

3. SC accepts resignation of Nagaland Lokayukta Justice Uma Nath Singh

The Supreme Court on Monday accepted the resignation of Nagaland Lokayukta Justice (retd) Uma Nath Singh, days after he said he will step down as suggested by the apex court provided the state government or others are restrained from initiating any kind of action or “defaming him in media” based on the pending plea.

4. Govt proposes Rs 1,000 cr for welfare of tea workers in Assam, West Bengal

The government proposed to provide Rs 1,000 crore for the welfare of tea workers in two poll-bound states - Assam and West Bengal.

5. Nagaland: No vehicular movement from Dikhu Bridge to Chingtok junction on Feb 2

Vehicular movement from Dikhu Bridge to Chingtok junction in Nagaland would be restricted from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm on February 2 due to the progress of work along the Changtongya - Longleng two-lane road.

6. Assam police recover huge cache of arm & ammunition in Baksa dist

Assam Police recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition from the Barimakha, in Baksa district of Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) in the wee hours of Monday, official sources informed.

7. PM Modi to launch ambitious Assam road project on Feb 7: Himanta

Prime Minister Narendra Modi would visit Assam on February 7 to inaugurate the ambitious Rs 5000 crore “Assam Mala” project at Dhekiajuli in Sonitpur district, state PWD minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

8. Tripura police seize cannabis worth over Rs one crore from oil tanker

Police arrested two persons and seized 1200 kilograms of cannabis from an oil tanker at Churaibari area in North Tripura.

9. Centre to launch Jal Jeevan Mission to provide tap water connections in urban areas: FM

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday announced that the Jal Jeevan Mission (urban) will be launched with an aim to provide tap water connections to 2.86 crore households.

10. Wuhan resident wants to meet WHO team probing COVID origins to share experience: report

As the WHO team on Thursday began their on-the-spot probe into the origins of the coronavirus in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, a local resident, who believed that the authorities had covered up the outbreak, said he wanted to meet the experts to share his experience with the disease.