Mid-day News Nuggets


1. Assam: AJP president accuses BJP of being involved in 'illegal coal business'

Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP) president Lurin Jyoti Gogoi slammed the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in the state for being involved in the illegal coal business in Assam.

2. Arunachal Govt. to build memorial for Major Ralengnao Khathing

The Government of Arunachal Pradesh will build a memorial to honour the contributions of Major Ralengnao "Bob" Khathing, a Tangkhul Naga from Manipur, for formally bringing Tawang under India’s administrative control in 1951.

3. Nagesh Kukunoor to direct series on sacked 'Satyam Computers' founder Ramalinga Raju

Applause Entertainment has roped in filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor to direct a biographical series on Ramalinga Raju, the tainted founder of Satyam Computers.

4. US welcomes efforts by India and China to de-escalate situation in eastern Ladakh

The US has welcomed the ongoing efforts by India and China to de-escalate the situation in eastern Ladakh and said it would continue to monitor the situation closely as both sides work toward a peaceful resolution.

5. Air travel becomes expensive: Govt raises limits on domestic airfares by 10-30 per cent

Passengers will have to shell out more money for air travel from now as the Civil Aviation Ministry increased the lower and upper limits on domestic airfares by 10 to 30 per cent.

6. Victoria enters new five-day lockdown following a spike in COVID-19 cases

Victoria, the second-most populous city of Australia, entered a five-day lockdown on Friday following a spike in COVID-19 cases.