Evening News Nuggets


1. India registers 38,949 new COVID-19 cases, 542 deaths in last 24 hours

India registered 38,949 new COVID-19 cases and 542 deaths in the last 24 hours on Friday, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).

2. Former JHADC Chairman Obil Kyndait no more

Former Chairman of the Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council (JHADC) Obil Kyndait breathed his last on Friday morning at his residence in Mihmyntdu, West Jaintia Hills district. 

3. Manipur govt announces total lockdown from July 18

Given the surge in the number of positive cases of Delta variant of COVID-19 in Manipur, the state government announced a total lockdown for 10 days starting from July 18.

4. Assam mulls implementation of Forest Rights Act on mission mode

A high-level meeting here on Friday underlined the need to prepare a roadmap for implementing the Forest Rights Act, 2006 on a mission mode with the welfare of plain tribes and backward classes department as the nodal department along with the environment and forest department.

5. Assam: Flag march held in Dibrugarh to enforce COVID norms

The district administration of Dibrugarh conducted a flag march to create awareness about COVID appropriate behaviour among the public.

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