Evening News Nuggets


1. 19,600 received first dose of COVID vaccine in Mizoram so far

Over 19,600 people have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Mizoram since its rollout on January 16, a health official said on Thursday.

2. Meghalaya: KHADC Dy CEM presents deficit budget of Rs 95,130

The Deputy Chief Executive Member (Dy CEM) of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council, Gigur Myrthong on Thursday presented a deficit budget of Rs 95,130 for the year 2021-2022.

3. Construction workers at school in Meghalaya attacked by miscreants, one dies

A construction worker at St. Xavier’s Girls hostel in Umoid, South West Khasi Hills district succumbed to his injuries, while others are still undergoing treatment after being allegedly attacked by unknown miscreants on February 24.

4. Amit Shah pledges to make Assam and NE biggest contributors to India's GDP

Union Home Minister Amit Shah paid his third visit to election-bound Assam this year, iterating the Narendra Modi-led government’s commitment to make Assam not just “flood free” but a leading state in the country, if the ruling BJP is voted to power again for the next five years.

5. LS Speaker Om Birla visits Shillong, inspects new Assembly building

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla is on a two-day visit to Shillong, the capital city of Meghalaya to meet with members of the Legislative Assembly and, to inspect the ongoing construction of the new Assembly building at Mawdiangdiang in New Shillong Township.

6. Amit Shah visits world's tallest Shivalingam temple in Assam's Nagaon district

Union Home Minister Amit Shah, together with Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, visited and attended the Pran Prathishta Mahotsav puja, at Maha Mrityunjay Temple, the world's tallest Shivalingam Temple (126-feet), in Nagaon district of Assam, on Thursday.

7. Road accident causes heavy traffic jam in Shillong

Shillong city on Thursday witnessed heavy traffic jam since morning with the streets packed with loaded trucks, till the filing of this report.

8. Will work for flood-free Assam if voted to power, says Shah

“If our government came to power in Assam we will work for flood-free Assam,” said Union Home Minister Amit Shah while addressing a public rally at Batadrava in Nagaon district in Assam on February 25.

9. Tripura CPI(M) leader Badal Choudhury's residence attacked by miscreants

Tripura's Deputy Leader of Opposition Badal Choudhury's residence came under attack from unknown miscreants at Belonia College Square area in South District on Thursday.

10. In a first, MeECL installs two smart metres in Shillong

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) sponsored-Smart Meter Project of the Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL) was launched by Power Minister James P K Sangma in Shillong on Thursday.