Mid-day News Nuggets


1. Meghalaya CM unveils statue of Subhas Chandra Bose in Shillong

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Saturday unveiled the statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at Jail Road in Shillong, to mark the great leader's 125th birth anniversary.

2. Meghalaya coalmine tragedy: Dead bodies handed over to relatives (updated)

At least six labourers lost their lives in a coalmine-related accident at Sorkari village under Diengshalalu near Rymbai in East Jaintia Hills (EJH) district of Meghalaya.

3. India's longest road arch bridge inaugurated in Meghalaya

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma on Friday formally inaugurated the longest road arch bridge in India - the Wahrew Bridge at Sohbar in East Khasi Hills district.

4. Prez Kovind, PM Modi, HM Shah pay tributes to Subhas Chandra Bose on his 125th birth anniversary

President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Union Home Minister Amit Shah paid tributes to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his 125th birth anniversary.

5. Asian Champions Trophy postponed again due to COVID-19 pandemic

The already-deferred Asian Champions Trophy (ACT) hockey tournaments for both men and women were on Friday postponed "till the second half of the year" by the Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

6. Brazil President Bolsonaro thanks PM Modi for COVID vaccines

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for providing two million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to fight the deadly coronavirus infection in his country, one of the worst-hit nations by the pandemic.

7. Ekta Kapoor, Guneet Monga, Tahira Kashyap launch cinema collective Indian Women Rising

Film producers Ekta Kapoor, Guneet Monga and author-director Tahira Kashyap have joined hands to launch Indian Women Rising (IWR), a cinema collective to support and empower Indian female talent in the film industry.