Evening News Nuggets


1. Tripura: Kokborok language to be used for official communication in TTAADC

The Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) has ordered all offices in the Council to accept any application written in the indigenous language - Kokborok, with an aim to popularise Kokborok as an official language of the state. 

2. Assam: 'Vaccine man' pledges to make Dhubri COVID-free

Dipankar Mazumder, a man from Dhubri district of Assam has taken the pledge to free Dhubri of coronavirus by educating people about the efficacy of the vaccines, especially those coming from the underprivileged section of the society, amid reports that many were hesitant to get themselves vaccinated.

3. Lockdown in Nagaland extended till June 30

The Government of Nagaland on Wednesday once again extended the lockdown in the entire state till June 30.

4. Latvia govt & UNDP India join hands to ensure availability of medical equipment in Nagaland

The Government of Latvia is working with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) India to help expand the availability of critical medical equipment in the northeastern state of Nagaland

5. Sikkim govt to extend health insurance coverage to entire population 

Sikkim Chief Minister P. S. Golay announced that his government is planning to extend universal health insurance coverage to the entire population of the state.

6. Union IT Minister says Twitter failed to comply with new IT rules

Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday said that Twitter has failed to comply with the new IT intermediary Guidelines that came into effect from 26 May.

7. Meghalaya coalmine tragedy: Body of one trapped miner retrieved; search for four others continues

The rescue team, on Wednesday, retrieved the body of one of the five labourers, who was trapped in the coal mine at Sutnga, East Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya. 

8. Girls in Garo-inhabited Assam hamlet show way to self-reliance amid COVID

Two waves of the pandemic have hit lives and livelihoods hard, but a group of brave, young women in a Garo-inhabited village near Boko in Assam’s Kamrup district are showing the way, not just to live with adversity, but also prosper.

9. Assam Cabinet says exams ‘not permissible’ under routine modalities

The Assam Cabinet recommended that, in the prevailing COVID situation, it would not be permissible to conduct the Assam board and higher secondary examinations “under routine modalities for holding the exams”.

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