Mid-day News Nuggets


1. Meghalaya Cabinet: Slew of measures to revitalise state economy

The Meghalaya Cabinet, on Thursday, approved the proposal of the Transport Department to enhance taxes on booking of “fancy vehicle number.”

2. Meghalaya Cabinet announces date for GHADC elections

The Meghalaya Cabinet announced that the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) elections would be on April 9, 2021.

3. Assam's Leader of Opposition wants resumption of local train services in State

Assam’s Leader of Opposition Debabrata Saikia on Thursday urged Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal to issue orders for the resumption of local train services in the state.

4. Arunachal: Two flying squirrels rescued, released in D Ering Wildlife Sanctuary

A resident of Arunachal Pradesh on Thursday displayed a sense of responsibility towards other creatures even as he stated that all creatures are part of the same ecosystem.

5. 66 candidates file nomination for Aizawl Municipal Corporation election

Ahead of Aizawl Municipal Corporation (AMC) election, 66 candidates, including 20 females have filed their nomination papers, said Mizoram State Election Commission secretary Teresy Vanlalhruaii.

6. Meghalaya coal mining issue: I am open to any inquiry, says Minister Kyrmen Shylla

Meghalaya Cabinet Minister and UDP legislator Kyrmen Shylla said that he is open to any kind of independent inquiry to clear all controversies relating to the alleged illegal mining of coal in East Jaintia Hills (EJH) district.

7. Tripura journalists included in COVID warriors' list, to receive vaccines in 2nd phase

Tripura Government has decided to include journalists in the list of COVID-19 warriors who will receive vaccination in the second phase.

8. Two held for violating COVID protocols at Guwahati airport

Two persons have been arrested for allegedly violating safety COVID-19 protocols by forcefully getting out of the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International (LGBI) Airport at Borjhar in Guwahati, Assam without taking the mandatory COVID test.