Evening News Nuggets


1. 16,675 more health workers get COVID-19 vaccine in Assam

At least 16,675 health workers in Assam received the shots of COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, taking the total number of people inoculated so far to 77,264, according to a bulletin issued by the National Health Mission.

2. Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh lauds Union Budget 2021-22

Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh lauded the Union Budget 2021-22 tabled recently by the Central Government during a press conference at the secretariat.

3. Arunachal Pradesh implements PMAY scheme at snail’s pace

Arunachal's Prime Minister’s Awas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY G) Nodal officer Tamo Rebi informed that the state is going slow in assisting beneficiaries of the scheme.

4. Arunachal Pradesh: BJP inducts two ZPM members

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), on Friday, welcomed the independent Zilla Parishad members (ZPM) of Lumla and Dudunghar-Zemithang, Tawang.

5. Assam govt to increase minimum wage of tea workers soon

Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday said the government will issue a notification in the next 10 days to increase the minimum wage of tea garden workers in the state.

6. Jaipur Literature Festival to be held virtually from February 19 to 28

The 14th edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) will be held virtually from February 19 to 28.

7. L&T Ltd CEO Subrahmanyan appointed as Chairman of National Safety Council

The CEO and Managing Director of Larsen & Toubro (L&T) Ltd, SN Subrahmanyan has been appointed as the Chairman of the National Safety Council (NSC) for three years.

8. The permanent jetty would be built on river Gomati at Sonamura: Mandaviya

Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Saturday said a permanent jetty and other infrastructure would be built soon on the river Gomati at Sonamura in Tripura's Sepahijala district for smooth movement of barges and small ships in Sonamura-Daudkhandi waterways.

9. Union Finance Minister distributes Rs 3000 each to eight lakh tea workers in Assam

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday distributed Rs 3000 each to 8 lakh tea workers in the third phase of Chah Bagicha Dhan Puraskar Mela at Khanapara in Guwahati.

10. Awe-inspiring to see 'The White Tiger' being embraced by people worldwide: Priyanka Chopra

Actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas on Saturday penned an emotional note for the love and acceptance her Netflix film "The White Tiger" has received.