Mid-day News Nuggets 

 Top news this afternoon.
1. CM Sonowal urges citizens to stay alert after massive earthquake jolts Assam

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal urged citizens to stay alert after a massive earthquake shook the northeastern state of Assam on Wednesday morning. 

2. Control room to address migrant workers’ grievances in Assam amid COVID curbs 

The control room is being managed by the Labour Commissionerate of Assam.

3. Smuggled goods worth Rs 4 crore seized in Manipur

Security forces in Manipur confiscated smuggled goods worth over Rs 4 crore from two separate operations along the Indo-Myanmar border.

4. Nagaland to provide free COVID-19 vaccination

The Government of Nagaland has announced that it would provide free COVID-19 vaccination to everyone over 18 years of age.

5. Sikkim Governor tests positive for COVID-19 

Prasad was tested positive after receiving both doses of the vaccine. He received his first dose on March 3 and the second dose on April 9. 

6. Major earthquake hits Northeast 

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake jolted the Northeast Region on April 28 around 7:51 am. 

7. Indian wrestlers stopped from travelling

Indian wrestlers were stopped from travelling to Sofia, Bulgaria, for the final Olympic qualification after the Netherlands Government imposed a travel ban amid rising COVID-19 cases.

8. Canada provides financial aid to India

Canada stands with the people of India as they go through these difficult times.

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