Evening News Nuggets
1. Royal Society of Chemistry recognises IIT Guwahati professor as 'Chartered Chemist'
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati Professor Subhendu Sekhar Bag was recently honoured with the prestigious 'Chartered Chemist' designation by the Royal Society of Chemistry in London.
2. 75 per cent health workers vaccinated in first phase in Tripura
The second phase of the COVID-19 vaccination drive in Tripura will start from February 6, where nearly 90 thousand people will be vaccinated.
3. Meghalaya | Please withdraw from MDA govt if you’re not happy: Prestone tells BJP
The repeated attacks by the BJP on the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government over several issues have struck Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong’s nerves to the point where he has dared the saffron party to withdraw from the MDA.
4. Assam Polls: Regional alliance pledges 'equidistance' from national parties
A day after forming a regional alliance ahead of the state Assembly elections, Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP) and Raijor Dal formally announced the tie-up at a joint media conference on Friday, pledging to unite as a strong regional front in the polls and stay away from “national and communal political parties”.
5. Meghalaya: Withdraw strike, Dy CM urges taxi drivers
Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong has urged the Joint Action Committee of Commercial Vehicles (JACCV) to withdraw their indefinite strike even as he stated the revision of tariffs is not as “simple as they think”.
6. Meghalaya NGO questions genuineness of resident applying for residency
The All Meghalaya Minority Students’ Union (AMMSU) on February 5 filed a complaint with the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) against one applicant applying for residency with alleged fake documents.
7. Arunachal police charge sheet seven accused in Techi Meena murder case
Arunachal Police on Thursday handed over the charge sheet vis-a-vis the murder of Techi Meena, to the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate in Yupia.
8. Most wanted rhino poacher arrested by Assam forest team
A team from the Biswanath Wildlife Division of Kaziranga National Park (KNP) with the help of the Arunachal Pradesh police department arrested the “most-wanted” rhino horn trader and poacher.
9. Arunachal Pradesh: Rajiv Gandhi University celebrates 38th Foundation Day
Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) commemorated its 38th foundation day at its university campus in Rono Hills, Itanagar on Thursday.
10. Meghalaya: Decomposed body recovered in Sawmer
Forest department officials on Friday recovered a decomposed body while conducting fencing work at Sawmer, East Khasi Hills district, in Meghalaya.