Mid-day News Nuggets


1. Assam: Bodoland Territorial Council chief allocates portfolios among council members

Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) chief executive member Pramod Boro allocated the portfolios among the newly elected council members on 1 January.

2. Adi Students' Union Shillong wants resumption of Arunachal Transport bus service

The Adi Students’ Union (AdiSU) of Shillong, Meghalaya, has appealed the Arunachal Pradesh State Transport (APST) bus service between Pasighat to Shillong, to resume their services at the earliest citing problems of students and patients visiting the hill-station on education and medical grounds.

3. Super speciality hospital, eye bank opened at Assam's GMCH

In a major boost to Assam’s health sector, a state-of-the-art super speciality hospital was opened at Guwahati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH).

4. COVID-19 vaccine dry run to continue in Assam till actual dose arrives: Official

The dry run for the COVID-19 vaccine will continue regularly across Assam till actual vaccination takes place.

5. Arunachal Pradesh reports no fresh COVID-19 case

Arunachal Pradesh did not record a single fresh COVID-19 case in the last 24 hours.

6. Congress announces farm loan waiver, free power, Nyay scheme in poll-bound Assam

The Congress on Friday sounded the poll bugle in Assam by announcing waiver of farm debts and microfinance loans for women, implementation of minimum income guarantee scheme ‘Nyay’, free electricity up to 120 units for the poor and middle class and ensure at least one job for each family.

7. Grenade attack in J&K's Pulwama district; six injured

At least six civilians were injured in a grenade attack by militants in the Tral area of Pulwama district in Jammu and Kashmir.

8. Cracks within BJP in Tripura widen, party MLA calls it quits

Conflict within the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Tripura which broke out last year with the demand for a change in the state party leadership by some dissidents, is reportedly far from being resolved.