Mid-day News Nuggets


1. West Garo Hills: Five arrested in Tikrikilla kidnapping case

West Garo Hills (WGH) police arrested five people in the past two days due to their alleged involvement in the kidnapping of Sayful Islam - a fish trader from Bogulurbhia under Tikrikilla police station.

2. Three NLFT collaborators held in the kidnapping of construction workers

Three alleged collaborators of the banned insurgent outfit National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) were arrested in connection with the kidnapping of three construction workers in Dhalai district.

3. Assam: UPPL chief Pramod Boro’s convoy attacked in Kokrajhar ahead of BTC polls

Boro, who was travelling in a bullet-proof vehicle en-route to the party’s office in Kokrajhar, had a narrow escape as the miscreants hurled stones and other objects towards the six-vehicle convoy.

4. Nagaland In-Service Doctors’ Association suspends non-essential, non-COVID services on December 11

The Nagaland In-Service Doctors’ Association (NIDA) has suspended all non-COVID and other non-essential medical services across the state on December 11 from 6 am to 6 pm.

5. Manipur Police arrest MSAD executives in Delhi

Manipur Police arrested two executives of the Manipur Students’ Association Delhi (MSAD) from Delhi.

6. UP: Two men held for attacking PTI photojournalist

The Ghaziabad Police on Wednesday has arrested two people in connection with the attack on a Press Trust of India (PTI) photojournalist and his fiance in the district two days ago.

7. 1,500 turtles found in Bengal, six from UP held

Around 1,500 turtles of endangered species were found in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district and six persons arrested.

8. The first woman and next man on the moon will come from these NASA 18

NASA has named the 18 astronauts who will train for its Artemis moon-landing programme.

9. US govt, 48 states sue Facebook for abusing market power to 'crush' smaller competitors

The US government and 48 states have filed parallel lawsuits against Facebook, accusing the social media giant of anti-competitive conduct by abusing its market power to create a monopoly and crushing smaller competitors.

10. Nagaland: Man undertakes expedition peace walk to spread the message of unity

A man from the Tankhul tribe of Manipur Nagas has undertaken an expedition peace mission walk by carrying an Indian National flag on his shoulders along with a Naga flag on his back to spread the message of peace, reconciliation and unity.