Mid-day News Nuggets


1. Relief for Assam citizens as govt caps price of COVID tests

The Assam government has put a cap on the rates of RT-PCR and Rapid Antigen Tests (RAT) charged by laboratories in the state because of the increased availability and reduction in costs of testing equipment.

2. Manipur Court sentences man to death for killing pregnant girlfriend in 2010

A man convicted of killing his pregnant girlfriend in 2010, was given the death penalty by the Session Judge of Thoubal, A. Noutuneshwari Devi.

3. Assam Assembly grants Bodo status of associate official language

The Assam Assembly accorded Bodo the status of associate official language of the state, even as the opposition made a case to similarly recognise Bengali as an official language.

4. Assam government to rehabilitate Laika-Dodhia indigenous people by January 31

The Assam government has constituted a ten-member committee to find ways for relocation and rehabilitation of families currently living at Laika and Dodhia villages under Dibru Saikhowa National Park in Upper Assam’s Tinsukia district within a month.

5. Battle against wildfire in Nagaland's Dzükou Valley adjourned on second day

Battle against the wildfire at Dzükou Valley in Nagaland had to be adjourned on the second day with the wind only aiding the fire to spread across the valley.

6. Nagaland's Dzükou Valley Inferno: Manipur govt, IAF, Army step in to douse wildfire

About 200 firefighters will be sent to the site at the earliest possible time and, the Army and Assam Rifles have also been requisitioned to assist the firefighters in extinguishing the wildfire.

7. Blast at Aden airport kills 25, wounds 110: Yemeni officials

A large explosion struck the airport in the southern Yemeni city of Aden, shortly after a plane carrying the newly formed Cabinet landed there.

8. Top Entrepreneurs from Northeast India to look out for

The word ‘Entrepreneurship’ in Northeast India is picking pace, and the region, with its diverse content, is expanding into this territory. Here are some top entrepreneurs from NE India.