Mid-day News Nuggets

Top stories this afternoon

1. Mamata Banerjee takes oath as West Bengal CM for the third time

Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee took oath as the Chief Minister of West Bengal for the third time at Raj Bhavan in Kolkata.

2. Manipur records highest single-day COVID spike with 433 new cases

Manipur recorded a total of 433 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the overall tally of cases in the state to 32,956. 

3. Assam CEO submits list of newly-elected MLAs to Governor

Assam chief electoral officer Nitin Khade met Assam Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi here and submitted the notification for the election of 126 MLAs of the Assam Legislative Assembly.

4. Meghalaya: HITO urges Lahkmen Rymbui for enquiry into administration of schools in West Khasi Hills

The Hynñiewtrep Integrated Territorial Organisation (HITO) has claimed that there are schools in West Khasi Hills district with insufficient teachers and also with excess teachers.

5. Assam tightens COVID curbs; prepones night curfew, shop closure timings

The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) issued revised and consolidated directives on containment of the COVID-19 pandemic, preponing night curfew by two hours and closure of shops and commercial establishments by four hours.

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