Mid-day News Nuggets


1. Mizoram to receive 18,500 Covishield vaccines in first phase

State Health secretary H. Lalengmawia on January 12 said that Mizoram would receive 18,500 of Covishield vaccines manufactured by Serum Institute of India in the first phase of the vaccination drive.

2. Meghalaya: Combing operation on to trace abducted Sordar Shnong of Warmawsaw village

Ri Bhoi district police are giving their best and swift action is being taken to trace the abducted Sordar Shnong of Warmawsaw village under Jirang C&RD Block.

3. Meghalaya receives 35,000 doses of Covishield vaccine

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma, on Wednesday, said 35,000 doses of Covishield vaccines had arrived safely at the State Vaccination Center, Shillong.

4. Sikkim to receive 12,500 doses of COVID vaccine

Chief Secretary SC Gupta, on Tuesday, said that Sikkim would receive 12,500 COVID-19 vaccines in the first phase of the vaccination drive.

5. Sikkim police personnel to undergo compulsory drug tests

Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang, on Tuesday, directed all state police personnel to undergo mandatory drug tests.

6. Journalists to get the vaccine as a priority base, says Tripura CM

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, on Tuesday, said that journalists and media workers would get the COVID-19 vaccine as a priority base with other frontline warriors.

7. Five dead, three injured in traffic collision in South Garo Hills

Five people died in a traffic collision at Nongalbibra in South Garo Hills on Wednesday. The dead include two children and three women.

8. IndiGo airport manager shot dead in Patna

IndiGo airline's airport manager Rupesh Singh was found dead outside his residence in Patna. The deceased was shot dead by unknown miscreants on Tuesday evening.