Mid-day News nuggets


1. Arunachal Pradesh: Two houses gutted in fire in two separate incidents

Two fire accidents were reported on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon at Forest Colony and 2nd Mile near Bakin Democrat School in Arunachal Pradesh where several household assets worth lakh of rupees were reduced to ashes.

2. BJP president JP Nadda to address rally in Assam on Monday

Ahead of the Assembly polls, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President JP Nadda will be on a two-day tour to Assam from Monday, January 11.

3. UGACMC threatens stir over Assam Garo council demand

The United Garo Autonomous Council Movement Committee (UGACMC), an umbrella organisation of several Garo groups in Assam, has threatened to intensify its agitation, demanding a separate council for the community.

4. Assam Rifles foils major smuggling bid in Manipur

The Assam Rifles in the last three days foiled major smuggling attempts in Chandel district of Manipur.

5. SBI distributes utility essential items to seven villages of Meghalaya

The State Bank of India, Regional Business Office at Chandmary in collaboration with the A’chik Heritage Pursuits (AHP), Tura donated utility essential items to seven villages at A’sim in Rombagre, West Garo Hills, Meghalaya.

6. Meghalaya Congress leaders back Charles Pyngrope for MPCC president post

The Congress MLAs and MDCs of Meghalaya have unanimously resolved to ask the All India Congress Committee (AICC) to appoint party leader Charles Pyngrope as the new president of the Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC).

7. Meghalaya: Miscreants abduct Sordar Shnong in Ri Bhoi district

A group on unknown miscreants abducted the Sordar Shnong of Warmawsaw in West Ri-Bhoi district, Meghalaya.

8. No active fires detected around Nagaland’s Dzukou valley, operations to be scaled down: DFO

Kohima Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Rajkumar M on Sunday said operations will be scaled down but the situation will be constantly monitored, as they reported no active fire in Nagaland’s Dzukou valley.

9. Sacked teachers of Tripura cut hair in protest against death of colleague

The sacked teachers of Tripura cut their hair as a mark of protest against the BJP-led state government on Saturday, following the death of a fellow colleague.

10. Assam: Justice Dhulia takes oath as Chief Justice of Gauhati HC

Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia was sworn in as the Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court at Raj Bhavan.