Evening News Nuggets

Top stories this evening.

1. Two more arrested in Assam doctor assault case

Two more persons were arrested in connection with Tuesday’s mob assault on a doctor and a nurse at Lanka in Hojai district, taking the total number of accused arrested in the case to 26.

2. Meghalaya: Revolution Ïada La Ka Ri voice concern over leasing out power distribution circles

The convener of Revolution Ïada La Ka Ri, Ardent Basaiawmoit, has criticised the government over the proposed plan of leasing out Shillong Central Distribution Circle and Eastern Distribution Circle to RECPDCL.

3. India's COVID cases continue to decline, 1.34 lakh fresh cases in last 24 hours

India reported 1,34,154 fresh COVID-19 cases including 2,887 fatalities in the last 24 hours, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.

4. Indian Cricket team arrive in London for WTC final

The Indian cricket team is all geared up for the upcoming World Test Championship (WTC) final and arrived here in England for the championship title.

5. Noted Assamese litterateur Lakshmi Nandan Bora passes away

Eminent Assamese litterateur, novelist and short story writer, Dr Lakshmi Nandan Bora passed away at a private hospital. He was 89.

6. Covishield maker Serum Institute seeks approval to make Russian vaccine Sputnik V in India

The Serum Institute of India (SII) has applied to the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) to produce the Russian-based Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine in India.

7. Assam: Two dumpers seized for illegally transporting sand in Nalbari

Two dumpers laden with sand were seized on National Highway 31 near Barkura in Nalbari district of Assam on June 2.

8. Union Health Ministry to pay 1500 crore to vaccine firm Biological-E for 30 crore vaccines

The Union Health Ministry, in a release, finalised arrangements to pay Rs. 1500 crore advance to Hyderabad-based vaccine manufacturer Biological-E to reserve 30 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses for the period of August-December 2021. 

9. NESU calls for "Twitter Storm" in appeal to include Northeast in NCERT books

The Northeast Students' Union (NESU), Vadodara unit, called for a "Twitter Storm" on June 4, 2021, from 6 pm to 8 pm, with an appeal to include Northeast as a mandatory chapter in NCERT textbooks.

10. Meghalaya CM chairs GOM meeting for concession on COVID relief items

Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma chaired a meeting of the Group of Ministers (GoM) to examine GST concession and exemption on COVID relief materials as mandated by the Union Finance Ministry.

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