Mid-day News Nuggets


1. Nagaland cricketer Jonathan Longkumer to play for UK-based club

Longkumer, an experienced batsman, currently plays for Nagaland in the Ranji Trophy.

2. Northeast India to witness heavy showers; IMD issues warning

Thunderstorms, lightning, hail and, gusty winds with speed reaching 40-50 kilometre per hour will likely strike the region.

3. US cuts off trade ties with Myanmar until return of democratically-elected govt

The announcement was made by the US Trade Representative Katherine Tai on Monday, under the 2013 Trade and Investment Framework Agreement, until the return of a democratically-elected government.

4. Jaishankar meets Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Tajikistan

The duo is in Tajikistan for the 9th 'Heart of Asia' conference, which aims at strengthening regional and international consensus for Afghan peace.

5. Meghalaya borewell tragedy: All bodies retrieved, sent for post mortem

Seven persons were trapped inside a borewell at Lumpyrtuh Mihmyntdu while attempting to clean the well on March 29 afternoon.

6. Nagaland | Noksen assembly by-poll: Filing of nomination to end on March 30

According to All India Radio, scrutiny of nominations will be held on Wednesday, while the last date for withdrawal of candidature will be April 3.