Mid-day News Nuggets

Top stories this afternoon

1. Nagaland: Mon DC asks all persons who attended Changlangshu Revival Camp to self-report

The Deputy Commissioner of Mon district in Nagaland, Thavaseelan K, has asked all persons who attended the Changlangshu Revival Camp from April 21 to 24 to self-report.

2. Mizoram registers 74 new Covid cases in last 24 hours 

Mizoram reported 74 new Covid-19 positive cases and one more death due to the infection in the last 24 hours.

3. Meghalaya reports 321 new COVID-19 cases, five fatalities 

The northeastern state of Meghalaya registered 321 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total number of active cases to 1,821. 

4. After poll debacle, Ripun offers to quit as Assam PCC chief

Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president Ripun Bora tendered his resignation as the state party chief, owing responsibility for the Congress’ defeat in the Assam Assembly elections.

5. Assam, Nagaland govts seek COVID coaches at various railway stations 

The Ministry of Railways has deployed nearly 4000 Isolation Coaches with almost 64000 beds at various stations, across the country.

6. TMC retains power in West Bengal; Mamata Banerjee loses Nandigram seat

The ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) stormed to victory in West Bengal but, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee lost her own Nandigram seat to BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari.

7. BJP-led NDA alliance retains power in Assam, congratulations pour in

The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) successfully made its way through the electoral battle to retain power for the second consecutive term in Assam by securing 75 seats in the 126-member assembly.

8. IPL 2021: KKR v RCB match postponed amid COVID scare

The match between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has been postponed as some players from the KKR are reported to have tested COVID positive.

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