Mid-day News Nuggets


1. Four from Assam held in murder case

Four labourers hailing from Assam were arrested from Margao in Goa for allegedly killing a 26-year-old man after a drunken brawl at a beach.

2. Meghalaya group initiates "Support Local Artist" project for struggling artists

On January 2020, the group came up with an initiative to support various upcoming artists in Meghalaya through their project "SUPPORT LOCAL ARTIST", a mass campaign that will support local artist in music and video production.

3. Year in review: All about the roads in Meghalaya's Garo Hills

Residents from across several districts in the Garo Hills region of Meghalaya may finally heave a collective sigh of relief as many road projects, some connecting national highways and others comprising state roads, are finally on the verge of much-needed renovation.

4. Assam Govt. issues SOPs for reopening LP schools

The Assam government has issued comprehensive standard operating procedures (SOPs) for reopening lower primary (elementary) schools in the state from January 1, 2021, by adhering to the COVID-19 safety protocols.

5. Compulsory COVID-19 tests for all who entered Nagaland after Dec 20

In the wake of the emergence of a mutated strain of the virus in the United Kingdom (UK), all persons who have come to Nagaland after December 20 have been asked to report to their district-level coronavirus task forces for compulsory COVID-19 testing.

6. Probe ordered after Kanpur post office issues stamps featuring gangsters

The Kanpur postal department has ordered an inquiry after the main post office in the city issued stamps featuring underworld boss Chhota Rajan and slain gangster Munna Bajrangi.

7. Govt looking at new plans, laws to solve MSME receivables issue: Gadkari

Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday said that the Micro Small and Medium Enterprises Ministry (MSME), is contemplating fresh plans and laws to find a solution of the receivables issue as outstanding dues are creating a working capital problem for the sector.

8. Six UK returnees test positive for new coronavirus variant

Six individuals who returned to India from the United Kingdom (UK), tested positive for the new coronavirus genome.