Evening News Nuggets


1. Rare flower spotted in Garo Hills region of Meghalaya

A rare flower documented only in parts of Arunachal Pradesh in India was sighted in the Nokrek Biosphere, two kilometres away from Tura in Meghalaya’s West Garo Hills District.

2. Assam: Cachar authorities ask police to probe Bajrang Dal leader's 'threat' to beat up Hindus visiting churches

The Cachar district administration of Assam has asked the police to investigate an "inflammatory speech" reportedly made by a local Bajrang Dal leader, threatening to beat up Hindus visiting churches during Christmas celebrations.

3. Nine unique dishes from Manipur you should try when you’re in North East India

Manipur has an exotic blend of spices and taste. It is home to a variety of delicious food items less known to the rest of the world.

These nine dishes you find here are diverse in their taste owing to the ingredients and the style of cooking.

4. Dances of Assam: Now learn Indian classical dance Sattriya from anywhere

In what can truly be dubbed as a perfect synergy between culture and technology, a new mobile app launched this month will help those interested learn a major Indian classical dance form recognised by the Sangeet Natak Akademi (SNA) of India, virtually from anywhere in the world.

5. Crushing Stones for a Living: Plight of stone crushers of Meghalaya

This is a story of stone crushers of Mawrok Porsohsat village in West Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya. Mawrok Porsohsat village is located 6 km from Nongstoin, the headquarters of West Khasi Hills. It is arguably the first village in the district to start 'stone crushing' since 1972 and is still in existence till date.

6. Assam Police arrest five suspects for cyber fraud

Assam Police arrested five prime suspects in connection with two cases, registered at Rangia police station in Kamrup district concerning illegal online siphoning of money.

7. Assam: Magistrate, several others injured in Baghjan protest

Several persons, including a magistrate, were injured in brick batting during a protest by villagers in Tinsukia district demanding compensation for damage caused by the blowout of an Oil India-owned gas well at Baghjan, the police said.

8. Assam Police arrests drug peddlers in Lakhtokia area

A team from Panbazar police recovered about 23 grams of suspected Brown Sugar, ten mobile handsets, Rs. 5,000, 28 liquid whiteners and chemical fluid following a three-hour drive against drug peddling in the Lakhtokia area.

9. Music: Sambok Mawnai releases new single “Digital World”

An upcoming singer from Shillong, Sambok Mawnai has released his new song, ‘Digital World’ featuring Haggie Mawlong.

10. Election of Meghalaya Congress president: Will it be Ampareen or Charles?

Amid speculations about the election for the post of president of the Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC), likely to be held soon, state party leaders have asserted that the procedure of electing a new chief is not as simple as the public perceive.