Mid-day News Nuggets


1. Home Minister Amit Shah cancels two-day visit to Mizoram

Sources informed that no reasons were cited for the cancellation of the proposed visit.

2. Efforts underway to make Mizoram 'Open Defecation Free Plus State': Dy CM

Mizoram Deputy Chief Minister Tawnluia said efforts are underway to make the state an “Open Defecation Free Plus State” during a cleaning drive held between Aizawl’s Phunchawng area and Lengpui airport.

3. Young Footballer from Sikkim Reeya Lepcha passes away

15-year-old footballer Reeya Lepcha, who represented Sikkim in the national level football tournament, passed away on Saturday.

4. Tripura CM, education minister draw flak over 'contradictory' statements on employment generation

Spokesperson of the Tripura government and Education minister, Ratan Lal Nath on Saturday informed that the recruitment process for the 12,014 government posts in the state will start very soon.

5. Indian Army to conduct recruitment rally for Nagaland youth

Indian Army would conduct a recruitment rally for eligible male candidates from all districts of Nagaland at Bhagat Stadium in Rangapahar, Dimapur from March 10-20.

6. Finance Ministry releases grant to seven NE states for 2020-21

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman released Rs 6,195.08 crore as Post Devolution Revenue Deficit Grant for the year 2020-21 to 14 states including seven northeastern states.

7. Maharashtra: Fire breaks out in Bhandara hospital killing 10 infants

A massive fire broke out at around 2 am at the New-born Care Unit of Bhandara District General Hospital in Maharashtra killing 10 infants while seven other infants were rescued.

8. Twitter permanently suspends Trump's account

Twitter has announced that it had permanently suspended the account of outgoing President Donald Trump due to "risk of further incitement of violence", three days after his supporters stormed the US Capitol and five people died in the violence.