Mid-day News Nuggets
1. Arunachal Govt launches project for low-chilling apple cultivation
Arunachal Horticulture Minister Tage Taki distributed saplings of the low-chilling apple variety (HRMN-99) to farmers during a programme at Ziro in Lower Subansiri district.
2. Assam Rifles bases in Aizawl will soon move to Zokhawsang, says Mizoram CM
Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga recently informed that Assam Rifles bases in Aizawl would soon move their headquarters to Zokhawsang by the end of February.
3. Excise Department to check supply of illicit liquor ahead of Assam polls
The Excise Department of Assam is all set to check and control the production, distribution and supply of illicit liquor in the state ahead of Assembly elections.
4. Assam Rifles seize heroin, areca nuts in Mizoram
A joint team of Assam Rifles and Customs Department personnel arrested a Myanmarese national and seized heroin worth Rs 29.60 lakh at Champhai district, in Mizoram.
5. Meghalaya Public Service Commission to announce main examination results soon
The Meghalaya Public Service Commission (MPSC) will soon announce the results of the main examination of the Meghalaya Civil Service (MCS) Junior Grade, held on January 18, 2020.
6. Meghalaya: Anganwadi worker recognised by district for serving beyond the call of duty
Thirty-five-year-old Stella N Marak of Tikrikilla’s Boldampitbari area was awarded by the district of West Garo Hills (WGH) during the recently concluded Republic Day celebrations in Tura for serving beyond the call of duty.
7. Manipur Police destroy 45-acre poppy plantation in Senapati
Manipur government officials destroyed approximately 45 acres of illicit poppy plantation in Senapati district of Manipur.
8. Congress organises ‘Hunkar’ rally against unemployment in Tripura
The Tripura Pradesh Congress organised a ‘Hunkar’ rally to protest against unemployment and political controversy in Agartala.