Evening News Nuggets


1. Tripura: Eight youths arrested for alleged sexual assault of four teenage girls

Tripura police have arrested eight youths for allegedly raping four girls, out of who three are minors.

2. Naga research scholars lend support to COVID affected families in Shillong

The Naga Research Scholars' Forum (NRSF) in Shillong donated Rs 20,000 to the Dorbar Shnong of Umshing-Mawkynroh as financial aid to support the affected families.

3. India reports 60,471 COVID cases in last 24 hours, lowest in 75 days 

India reported 60,471 fresh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours on Tuesday, which is the lowest count in the last 75 days, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed.

4. Assam schools remain shut after summer vacation; online classes resume

In view of the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic situation in the state, the Assam secondary education department has decided to keep schools closed until further orders.

5. Assam students move Supreme Court seeking cancellation of board exams

Students under Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) and Board of Secondary Education Assam (SEBA) have approached the Supreme Court of India seeking directions for the cancellation of the Class XII and Class X Board Examinations.

6. Assam: Maijan tea workers stage protest in Dibrugarh

The workers of Maijan Tea estate on Tuesday staged a protest seeking basic amenities from the garden management.

7. Assam: 89 paper mill employees dead so far after not receiving salary for more than 5 years

Abdul Hannan, a 54-year old employee who worked in the paper machine department of the shut Cachar Paper Mill at Panchgram in Hailakandi district of Assam, became the latest victim of non-payment of salary for five years now.

8. Assam govt loses 300 crore monthly revenue due to power theft: CM Himanta

In a meeting with the power companies of Assam, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the state is losing revenue worth close to Rs 300 crore every month, due to non-payment of electricity bills and power theft by defaulters.

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