Mid-day News Nuggets


1. Meghalaya Dy CM refuses to comment on PIL against entry-exit point at Umling

Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong on Friday refused to comment on the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed before the Meghalaya High Court against the setting up of the entry-exit point (facilitation centre) at Umling in Ri Bhoi district.

2. Go to Hills Mission: Manipur CM inaugurates different projects at Kamjong district

Continuing with the state government’s ‘Go to Hills’ mission, Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh made his maiden visit to Kamjong district headquarters along with his cabinet ministers.

3. Meghalaya Health Minister in favour of Power Minister’s statement on allegations made against MDA government

Meghalaya Health Minister, Alexander Laloo Hek supports the statement of Power Minister, James PK Sangma that any allegations made against the ruling MDA Government should be substantiated with facts.

4. MBOSE issues clarification on notification issued for SSLC Examination

The Meghalaya Board of School Education (MBOSE) on January 15 clarified that the notification that the examination of the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) will start from April 06, 2021 is fake.

5. ‘Standing order issued to concerned authorities to take strict action against illegal activities': Meghalaya Deputy CM

Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister, Prestone Tynsong today said that the Government had issued a standing order to all concerned authorities, especially the district administration to be more active and to take stringent measures against illegal activities.

6. Meghalaya: Tura reels in darkness after sunset

The streets in Tura, the second largest town in Meghalaya, are becoming known for being pitch black after sunset except for the lights that emanate from the shops and street food vendors.

7. Twenty-two per cent total crime has decreased, claims Tripura CM

Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb claimed that the crime rate had decreased to 22 per cent in the last year during the police week programme at Manoranjan Debbarma stadium, AD Nagar.

8. Manipur: Assam Rifles seizes illegal timber-laden truck

The Assam Rifles unit of Manipur intercepted a truck carrying a vast quantity of smuggled timber in Ukhrul District.

9. Assam Rifles observes Army Day in Manipur

Troops of Assam Rifles organised a security coordination meet and interaction programme with ex-servicemen at Sagolmang in Manipur's Imphal East District as part of National Army Day celebrations.

10. Kidnapped trader's body found in Tripura after 47 days

Tripura Police recovered the body of Liton Das at Ranirpara jungle in North Tripura district.