Mid-day News Nuggets


1. Assam: Discussion on postal ballot facility for absentee voters held in Dibrugarh

In line with the Election Commission of India’s direction to provide postal ballot facility for absentee voters, a preparatory meeting in Dibrugarh was held on February 12 under the chairmanship of the Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) of Dibrugarh, Nandita Baruah.

2. Amit Shah has plans to form government in Nepal and Sri Lanka, says Tripura CM

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said that Home Minister Amit Shah plans to form governments in Nepal and Sri Lanka.

3. Assam woman severely injured in acid attack

A 33-year-old woman fell victim to an acid attack on Sunday while returning from Sohum Shoppe in Upper Assam, Dibrugarh.

4. Foundation stone of Maj Khathing Memorial Museum laid in Arunachal Pradesh

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma, on Sunday, attended the foundation laying ceremony of Major Ralengnao Bob Khathing Memorial Museum at Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh alongside other prominent dignitaries.

5. Manipur CM N. Biren Singh extends Lui-Ngai-Ni greetings

Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh extended his greetings to the people on the occasion of the Lui-Ngai-Ni festival.

6. Meghalaya: GHADC takes stock of illegal tree felling activity in West Garo Hills

Tree felling and illegal trade of forest products have become regular occurrences in Meghalaya’s West Garo Hills (WGH) district.

7. Heroin worth over Rs 19 lakh seized in Mizoram

A 47-year-old Myanmarese has been arrested and heroin worth Rs 19.25 lakh seized from his possession in Mizoram's Hnahthial district.

8. Manipur CM releases book on Indo-Myanmar relations

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh, on February 13, officially released the book ‘Manipur – Myanmar Connections: An Indic Perspective’ during a formal programme organised by the Intellectual Forum for North-East in Imphal city.