Mid-day News Nuggets


1. Meghalaya: Mawryngkneng MLA David Nongrum passes away at 42

Mawryngkneng MLA David Nongrum passed away at the age of 42, after suffering a cardiac arrest on Tuesday morning, sources said.

2. Assam: IIT-Guwahati hails Budget announcements on higher education, start-ups

The Indian Institute of Technology-Guwahati (IIT-G) has welcomed the Union Budget announcements on higher education, international collaborations, clean energy, healthcare sector and start-up initiatives.

3. Sikkim: National Commission for Women felicitates COVID-19 women warriors

Two women from Sikkim were accorded the COVID-19 women warrior award during the 29th Foundation Day of the National Commission for Women on January 31.

4. Maharashtra: Over 50 per cent edible oils seized in raids found non-certified

More than 50 per cent of edible oils seized by the Food and Drug Administration in Thane and Mumbai during raids last month are non-certified.

5. Indian Americans hold community vigil against vandalisation of Gandhi statue

A bronze statue of Gandhi in the Central Park of the city of Davis, in northern California, was vandalised, broken and ripped from the base by unknown miscreants last week.

6. Kate Middleton highlights 'Children's Mental Health Week' with rare selfie video

The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, recently highlighted the importance of ‘Children’s Mental Health Week’ in a selfie video.