Mid-day News Nuggets


1. Bisharlang Pyngrope appointed Meghalaya State Convenor of All India Education Forum

Bisharlang Pyngrope from Mawlyngad Village in Meghalaya's East Khasi Hills district was appointed the Meghalaya State Convenor of the All India Education Forum (AIEF) by the National Executive Council.

2. Former Assam cricketer passes away

Former Assam first-class cricketer, Pankaj Tamuli passed away after a prolonged illness.

3. Professor Amar Yumnam appointed new Vice Chancellor of Manipur University

Manipur University has appointed Professor Amar Yumnam as its Vice-Chancellor with immediate effect on December 14.

4. Mizoram: Manghmunga Chinzah sworn in as Chief Executive Member of LADC

Mizo National Front (MNF) Legislature Party leader Manghmunga Chinzah was sworn in as the chief executive member of Lai Autonomous District Council (LADC).

5. Arunachal Pradesh: AAPSU urges govt to take Panchayati rights issue seriously

The All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) has called upon the state government to “take seriously” the issue related to the conferment of Panchayati rights to non-Arunachalees.

6. Tripura: Padma Shri awardee Beni Chandra Jamatia passes away

Padma Shree awardee Beni Chandra Jamatia died on December 14, at his residence because of old age, family sources confirmed.

7. MMA fighter from Arunachal to debut in India Pro Fight on December 19

Taluk Hili, a 22-year-old mixed martial artist from Irgo village in Arunachal Pradesh, is all set to lock horns against rival Sagar Kashyap from Uttar Pradesh in the India Pro Fight.

8. COVID-19: India records 22,065 infections, 354 fatalities

India's daily COVID-19 case count fell below 23,000 after a little over five months, while the national recovery rate stood at over 95 per cent, according to data updated by the Union Health Ministry.

9. PM Modi pays tributes to Sardar Patel on his death anniversary

Paying tributes to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his death anniversary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed him as the "iron man" who laid the foundation of a strong and prosperous India.

10. 30 arrested in Pune for running illegal horse race betting

As many as 30 people, including bookies, have been arrested in connection with an illegal horserace betting racket operating in the city.