Evening News Nuggets


1. India registers 51,667 new COVID-19 in last 24 hours, active caseload declines

India registered 51,667 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours on Friday with over 1,329 deaths, the Union Health Ministry informed.

2. Meghalaya: Retaining wall along Sohiong bypass yet to be repaired; MLA to meet PWD minister

The precarious condition of the retaining wall along the Sohiong by-pass, which is yet to be repaired since last year, has not only become an eye-sore but also poses a danger for commuters. 

3. SC panel says Delhi govt inflated oxygen requirement, Sisodia refutes claim

The Supreme Court's oxygen audit team in a report has stated that the Delhi government exaggerated its oxygen requirement by four times at the peak of COVID-19 second wave.

4. Expedite probe into ‘rape, murder’ of minor girl, Assam CM tells cops

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has directed the Morigaon superintendent of police to immediately arrest the culprits who allegedly raped and murdered a nine-year-old girl from the religious minority community at Bhuragaon in the central Assam district last Sunday.

5. Assam on the brink of becoming self-sufficient in fish production

The state fisheries department on Friday revealed that there is only a 0.7 percent gap between the fish production of 3.93 lakh metric tonnes and demand of 4.00 lakh metric tonnes.

6. Indian Navy divers retrieve body of third miner from Sutnga coal mine

After nearly four weeks of rescue efforts, the Indian Navy divers on Friday managed to retrieve the body of the third miner trapped inside the coal mine at Sutnga in East Jaintia Hills.

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