Mid-day News Nuggets

Top stories this afternoon

PM Modi appeals public to get COVID vaccine

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appealed to people not to get swayed by any rumour about the vaccine.

2. Senior ULFA-I leader to return home after 37 years

One of the top leaders of the ULFA-I, Jibon Asom aka Jibon Moran, will return home after 37 years because of his deteriorating health.

3. Assam: Police seize 47.3 grams of heroin, drug peddler arrested

Police arrested one drug peddler and seized 47.3 grams of heroin from his possession during a raid at the Dibrujan Railway line in Dibrugarh, Assam.

4. Seventh phase of West Bengal elections begin

Voting for the seventh phase of the West Bengal Assembly elections began, amid the raging second wave of COVID-19.

5. Director Chloe Zhao makes history as Nomadland wins big at 93rd Academy Awards

Chloe Zhao made history at the 93rd Academy Awards as the first woman of colour to win the Oscar for Best Director for Nomadland.

6. Educational institutions in Sikkim to remain closed until May 31

The Government of Sikkim has closed down all educational institutions until May 31 because of the rise in COVID-19 cases.

7. UG, PG examinations postponed in Tripura

Colleges in Tripura have postponed all semester examinations of various undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, the Higher Education Department of Tripura said in an official notification

8. Nagaland: NK Naga releases music video for new single

Bollywood playback singer NK Naga recently announced the release of the music video for his new single Kaise Jiyun, which will telecast on national television music channel B4U.