Mid-day News Nuggets


1. Two bodies recovered from Arunachal’s Pare river

The deceased have been identified as Rajat Chakroborty and Munim Kalita, residents of Naharlagun.

2. BJP releases manifesto in Assam; pledges growth leap in next five years

The manifesto, “Sankalpa Patra for an Atmanirbhar Assam” focuses on 10 specific commitments that the saffron party will be focused on and working on if it retains power.

3. Nagaland NGOs call for bandh on March 23 against Lamhainamdi killing

Vehicles, along with some houses in the village, were also burnt.

4. Tripura reports fresh COVID death

The COVID death rate in Tripura is 1.17 per cent, the highest in Northeast India.

5. Tripura CM to seek experts' opinion on legalising cannabis cultivation in state

Setting aside the proposal for legalising cannabis cultivation Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, however, stated that the government is encouraging the farmers to cultivate dragon fruit, pineapple and maize.

6. India & Pakistan hold talks on Indus River Treaty after two and half years

The Treaty sets out a mechanism for cooperation on the use of the rivers, known as the Permanent Indus Commission, which is looked after by a commissioner from each of the two countries.