Mid-day News Nuggets

Top stories this afternoon

1. COVID-19 vaccination for 18 plus to begin from May 17 in Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu took to Twitter to announce that the Covid vaccination drive for those in the age group of 18-44 years will begin from May 17.

2. Probe begins into elephants deaths in Assam; Forest Minister visits site

Assam Forest Minister Parimal Suklabaidya made an on-the-spot assessment at the site near Bamuni Pahar in Nagaon, where at least 18 elephants were found dead on Thursday.

3. Mizoram Congress students' wing slams govt for extending police officer's service term

The National Students’ Union of India (NSUI), a student wing of the Congress, accused the Mizo National Front (MNF)-led government of granting undue favour to a Mizoram Police Service (MPS) officer by extending his service term for six months.

4. Review meeting on COVID-19 situation in Dibrugarh held

A review meeting was attended by Sanjay Kisan, minister for Tea Tribe Welfare, Labour and Employment, Government of Assam at the office of the Deputy Commissioner in Dibrugarh.

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