Evening news nuggets


1. Tripura ranked second in nation-wide vaccination drive

The Union Home Ministry, on Wednesday, ranked Tripura second among all the states for the percentage of health workers inoculated in the first phase of the COVID-19 vaccination drive.

2. Manipur's Philem Rohan Singh embarks on new cycling mission to cover golden quadrilateral

Renowned cyclist Philem Rohan Singh from Manipur is ready to embark on a new cycling mission that will cover the golden quadrilateral of India, i.e. Kolkata-Chennai-Mumbai-Delhi and back to Kolkata.

3. Nagaland: Five injured in road mishap

Five persons were reported injured after a dumper truck they were travelling in met with an accident near the Nagaland Civil Secretariat in Kohima.

4. Meghalaya's Umden-Diwon may be world’s first Eri Peace Silk village

Weavers and spinners of Umden-Diwon will formally declare their village as Meghalaya’s first Eri Silk village on February 12 in recognition of the age-old rich textile tradition of the state’s indigenous tribal communities.

5. Armed Myanmar group seeks asylum in India, high alert in border areas of Mizoram

Myanmar-based armed insurgent group Chin National Army (CNA) has sought asylum for their families in India in the wake of the military coup in the neighbouring country.

6. Inclusion of Meiteis in ST category needs thorough study, says Manipur CM N. Biren Singh

Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh stated that including the Meiteis in the Scheduled Tribe (ST) category is a process that may take time depending on the reports submitted by an expert committee.

7. Union Cabinet approves Rs 100 cr as grant-in-aid to fertiliser plant in Assam

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister, on Wednesday accorded approval to the proposal of the department of fertilisers for a grant-in-aid of Rs 100 crore to Brahmaputra Valley Fertiliser Corporation Limited (BVFCL) at Namrup in Upper Assam to sustain operations of its urea manufacturing units.

8. NGO complains about ‘pathetic’ road condition along Trans-Arunachal Highway

The All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) on Tuesday, appealed to the highway authorities over the deplorable road condition of the Trans-Arunachal Highway (TAH) project in western Arunachal between ITBP Gate at Tikdo to Potin.