Mid-day News Nuggets


1. Arunachal: New homes for three civet cats at Itanagar Zoological Park

Mongol Yomson, a dynamic young leader from Pasighat who also contested as the MP candidate from Eastern Arunachal Parliamentary Constituency handed over three great Indian Civet to Zoological Park at Itanagar.

2. Arunachal Pradesh terminates pact for 2 hydro projects

Energy Development Company Ltd (EDCL) said Arunachal Pradesh has terminated pacts for execution of two hydropower projects with an associate firm.

3. Assam to set up more border outposts

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on December 18 said the state government will upgrade 50 border outposts (BOPs) with an outlay of ₹ 100 crore in the first phase of an infrastructure development scheme.

4. Assam: NFR to run special trains between Dibrugarh, Howrah

Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has decided to run two pairs of special trains between Dibrugarh and Howrah to clear the extra rush of passengers.

5. Manipur issues new protocol for testing passengers

Manipur Health Department in an order said that testing of incoming passengers at Imphal Airport is being discontinued from December 18.

6. Manipur cop Th. Brinda returns CM's gallantry medal after court acquits Lhukhosei Zou in drug haul case

Decorated cop Thounaojam Brinda, who is an additional Superindentent of Police, Manipur Police Service, has returned the Chief Minister’s Gallantry Medal on Friday after the Special Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (ND&PS) court acquitted Lhukhosei Zou in the drug haul case.

7. Meghalaya BJP MLA inaugurates road from Laban to Upper Lumparing

A 380-meter road connecting Jackson Trace road via Muslim and Seng Khasi graveyard up to Upper Lumparing was opened in Shillong.

8. Congress slams MNF for failing to pay salaries of many employees

Opposition Congress in Mizoram slammed the Mizo National Front (MNF) government for allegedly putting over 4000 of its employees in trouble by failing to pay their salaries.

9. Keylong in Himachal Pradesh shivers at minus 12.1 degrees Celsius

Keylong, Kalpa, Manali, Solan, Chamba and Mandi in Himachal Pradesh shivered at sub-zero temperatures in the last 24 hours, the Meteorological Department.

10. UNMO vehicle damage along LoC hit by unidentified object: UN

The United Nations (UN) is investigating an incident where a vehicle of the United Nations Military Observers (UNMO) in the Chirikot sector along the Line of Control (LoC) was hit by an unidentified object.