Evening News Nuggets


1. Assam Govt withdraws ‘COVID-19 cess’ on petrol, diesel, liquor

Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announced that petrol and diesel prices would become cheaper from Friday onwards, with the state government withdrawing the additional cess levied last year at the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic to revive the economy.

2. Plot to assassinate former UNLF Chief RK Meghen is fake: Manipur Police

The plot to assassinate former United National Liberation Front (UNLF) Chief R.K Meghen is fake and based on assumptions by some media houses.

3. Manipur: Three Border Roads Task Force personnel killed in road mishap

Three Border Roads Task Force (BRTF) personnel died on the spot following a road mishap in Manipur’s Tengnoupal district.

4. AIFF selects eight women footballers from Manipur to represent India

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has selected eight women footballers from Manipur for preparatory international friendly matches ahead of the upcoming AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2022.

5. Assam Jatiya Parishad flays Amit Shah’s statement on CAA; warns of statewide stir

The Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP) has condemned Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s statement, made during an election rally in Bengal that the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) would be notified once the vaccination drive against COVID-19 was over in the country.

6. First railway station in Mizoram soon: Northeast Frontier Railway

Mizoram would soon get its railway station after the Union government in its Budget for the year 2021-22 allocated ₹ 1, 000 crore for the Bairabi–Sairang project in the state.

7. Assam tea tribes demand ST status, wage hike

The Assam Tea Tribes’ Students’ Association (ATTSA) on Friday, protested in Dibrugarh demanding Scheduled Tribe (ST) status for the tea tribe community and an increase in wage hike for the same.

8. Nagaland Peace Talks concluded: Guv RN Ravi

Nagaland Governor RN Ravi on Friday said negotiations between the Government of India (GoI) and the Naga groups over the decade-old issue have concluded.