Evening News Nuggets


1. Nagaland Govt to continue with free rations for daily wage earners

Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio has announced that the state government will continue to provide food rations to the people in distress and daily wage earners affected due to the COVID imposed restrictions.

2. Minority students' union urges Assam CM for judicial probe into youth’s death

The All Assam Minorities Students Union (AAMSU) has urged Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma to institute a judicial inquiry into the death of a youth in central Assam’s Nagaon district, allegedly owing to assault by police personnel reportedly for violation of curfew on Thursday.

3. Leaders of G-7 countries to call for probe into origins of COVID-19

Leaders at the G-7 Summit in the United Kingdom will call for a new transparent investigation by the World Health Organisation (WHO) into the origins of Coronavirus.

4. Meghalaya govt issues strict Entry and Exit protocols for citizens

Meghalaya's Health and Family Welfare Department has issued stringent Entry and Exit protocols for citizens entering or exiting the state, following the surge in positive coronavirus cases in the state.

5. 4 Indian Table Tennis players seal their spot for Tokyo Olympics

The Indian Table Tennis contingent will see four players making their mark this time at the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

6. Assam Opp parties react sharply to CM’s ‘family planning’ remark

A day after Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma appealed to the minority Muslim community to adopt “decent family planning norms” to control the population and alleviate poverty in the state, principal Opposition parties here have taken umbrage and stated that the remark was uncalled for.

7. Meghalaya: Ri-Bhoi District Administration issues orders related to COVID-19 vaccination

The Ri-Bhoi district administration on Friday has asked all government officials and staff of the district to get themselves vaccinated or else they will have to produce an RT-PCR test every 10 days.

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