Evening News Nuggets


1. Assam polls 2021: Bharatiya Janata Party ally UPPL declares final list of candidates

Earlier, The United Peoples’ Party Liberal (UPPL) had announced three names: Ratendra Daimary (Majbat), Kamal Azad (Kalaigaon) and Gabinda Chandra Basumatary (Udalguri).

2. Eyeing wins in four-five key 'non-BJP' seats in Upper Assam: Himanta

BJP’s key poll strategist in Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma, said the party was specifically eyeing wins in four to five seats out of eight constituencies in the first phase of Assam Assembly elections.

3. 'Snubbed' BJP ticket aspirants threaten to contest Assam polls as Independents

Resentment among a few ticket aspirants of the BJP has surfaced after the saffron party announced its third and final list of candidates.

4. Chhattisgarh CM in Assam, alleges BJP of "ruining" the country by "selling" public assets

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister and Congress leader, Bhupesh Baghel hit out at the BJP government for "emotionally exploiting the people".

5. In line with slogan ‘Vocal for local’, Manipur CM inaugurates Mai-Own 2021

The exhibition, which will continue until March 22, is said to have been participated by different Government departments, Self-Help Groups and entrepreneurs from across the State.

6. Manipur CM hands over ex gratia to family of slain BSF personnel

Guite had died due to bullet injuries during an exchange of fire with terrorists at the Line of Control (LOC) in Jammu and Kashmir on December 1 last year.

7. Meghalaya: MeECL financial mess raised in Assembly yet again

Replying to a supplementary question raised by Congress legislator from Umroi, George B Lyngdoh, Power Minister James Sangma said transmission and distribution losses are there because of weak distribution network.

8. BSF-BGB friendly football tournament to mark Bangladesh's 50 yrs of Independence

The football series is going to be organised as part of the ongoing celebration of 50 years of the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War, in which BSF played a key role in the attainment of Independence.

9. Sedated lion cub used as bridal photoshoot "prop", netizens express anguish

Reportedly, in a video that went viral on social media, a lion cub was sedately used as a prop and was seen lying between the couple.

10. Few facts about Google Lens

Google lens is a tool that uses image recognition to bring up relevant information related to objects.