Mid-day News Nuggets


1. Assam: Kidnapping victim rescued, seven arrested so far

Assam police made a breakthrough in the December 29 kidnapping case with the rescue of the victim.

2. Mizoram to organise intl. boxing competition in March, Lalrinsanga to fight for WBC title

Grass Root Boxing Promotional, in association with Mizoram-based Sete Boxing Academy, will organise international boxing competition in Mizoram in March.

3. Assam Rifles seize Heroin, Areca Nuts in Mizoram

Troops of Assam Rifles seized 203 grams of Heroin and illegal Areca Nuts near Champhai district in Mizoram.

4. Bird Flu Outbreak: Nagaland govt issues advisory, no reports of bird death so far

The Director of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services (DoAH&VS) Nagaland, Dr Budhi Lama has issued an advisory for preparedness, control and containment of the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (commonly known as bird flu) in the state.

5. Junior engineer of UP Power Corporation arrested for taking bribe

A junior engineer of the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation was arrested by the anti-corruption bureau on Thursday for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 30,000 from a farmer in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh.

6. Second nationwide mock drill on COVID-19 vaccination kicks off across India

The second nationwide mock drill on the COVID-19 vaccination is being held on January 8 at three-session sites of 736 districts across 33 States and Union Territories.