Evening News Nuggets


1. Tripura receives Rs 875 crore from 15th Finance Commission

Tripura received a grant of Rs 875 crore from the 15th Finance Commission following the approval of the Central Government and the Finance Commission.

2. Assam Elections: Regional parties AJP, Raijor Dal to jointly fight state polls

In a significant political development before the state Assembly elections, the Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP) and Raijor Dal–two newly floated regional parties of Assam–on Thursday, announced a pre-poll alliance to take on the BJP-led ruling alliance and the Opposition ‘grand alliance’ (Mahajoot) in the crucial April elections.

3. Mizoram: Students, NGOs stage sit-in demonstration over coup in Myanmar

Hundreds of students and NGO leaders took part in a sit-in demonstration near Vanapa Hall in Aizawl, Mizoram, on Wednesday in protest against the recent military coup in Myanmar.

4. Bye-election for Rajya Sabha seat in Assam on March 1: ECI

The bye-election to the Rajya Sabha seat (council of states) from Assam for the constituency vacated by Biswajit Daimary will be held on March 1, 2021.

5. New cancer cases in north-eastern region likely to increase to 57,131 by 2025: report

The number of new cancer cases in the northeast region is likely to increase to 57,131 by 2025 compared to the estimated 50,317 in 2020, a new report has said.

6. Manipur: Declare ‘Kangla’ World Heritage Site, says Sanajaoba Leishemba

The titular king of Manipur and the lone Rajya Sabha member of parliament, Maharaja Sanajaoba Leishemba, has demanded that the Upper House declare Kangla, which is the ancient capital of Manipur as a World Heritage Site.

7. Say no to Tobacco: Workshop for stakeholders held in Meghalaya's West Khasi Hills

Capacity building workshop for officials of stakeholder departments for effective coordination and enforcement of Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Prevention Act (COTPA) was held at Bishop Hall, Nongstoin in West Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya.

8. World Economic Forum's Singapore special meeting rescheduled to August

The Special Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) which was scheduled to be held in May, has been rescheduled to August 17 till 20, 2021, due to the international challenges in containing the COVID-19 pandemic.