Mid-day News Nuggets


1. Over 80 free driving licenses issued to female drivers in Nagaland

In a bid to empower women drivers, the Wokha District Administration on Thursday distributed free driving license for girls under the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao campaign.

2. 21st North East Power Committee Meeting concludes in Nagaland

A meeting of the 21st North Eastern Regional Power Committee (NERPC), that witnessed the participation of ministers and government officials from across the Northeastern states of India, was held at Hotel Vivor in Kohima, Nagaland on February 4.

3. "Financial irregularities" in Assam's Dibrugarh University: Registrar, Dy Registrar suspended

Dibrugarh University Registrar Hari Chandra Mahanta and Deputy Register (Finance & Accounts) Diganta Borah have been suspended for their alleged involvement in the financial anomalies in the varsity.

4. India vs England: Axar out of 1st Test with knee injury; Rahul Chahar, Shahbaz Nadeem added to squad

Spin bowling all-rounder Axar Patel was on Friday ruled out of the first Test against England after complaining of pain in his left knee.

5. 'Morphed' photo of Rihanna holding Pakistani flag surfaces online

After Rihanna's tweet on farmers' protest in India went viral on social media since Tuesday, a 'morphed' photo of the singer holding a Pakistani flag at a stadium has surfaced online.

6. RBI keeps policy rate unchanged fourth time in a row

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday decided to leave benchmark interest rate unchanged at 4 per cent but maintained an accommodative stance, implying rate cuts in the future if need arises to support the economy hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

7. Petrol, diesel price at fresh high; oil companies say only tax cut by govt can help

Petrol and diesel prices on Thursday climbed to fresh highs in the country as rates were hiked by the most in recent times, even as fuel retailers said the government can cut taxes to ease consumer burden.

8. Eleven cybercriminals arrested in Jharkhand

Eleven people allegedly involved in phishing activities have been arrested in Jharkhand's Deoghar and Jamtara districts.