Mid-day News Nuggets

Top stories this afternoon

1Lafarge provides high-flow oxygen equipment to Meghalaya 

Lafarge Umiam Mining Private Limited (LUMPL) has donated two numbers of High-Flow Oxygen Equipment to the Government of Meghalaya to fight the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in the state. 

2. Assam: Akhil alleges ‘shabby treatment’; lodges complaint in Assembly

Jailed anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) activist and Raijor Dal president, Akhil Gogoi alleged that he was “herded inside a broken bus like an animal and pushed/pulled by security men, defying all COVID protocols” while he was taken to the Assembly premises from Guwahati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) on Friday morning.

3. China builds key highway close to Arunachal Pradesh border

Ahead of its plans to construct a mega-dam over the Brahmaputra river, China has completed the construction of a strategic highway through the Brahmaputra Canyon near India's Arunachal Pradesh border.

4. Assam Chief Minister appeals to citizens to give vaccines as "birthday gift"

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma urged the citizens of the state to celebrate the birthdays of their family members and well-wishers by donating vaccine as a "birthday gift." 

5. Assam activist Akhil Gogoi takes oath as Sibsagar MLA

Jailed anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) activist and Raijor Dal president Akhil Gogoi has taken oath as MLA of Sibsagar at the ongoing session of the new Assam legislative assembly.

6. Assam: Journalists' pension to rise to Rs 10,000; financial help up to 3 lakh, says IPR Minister

Assam's Information and Public Relations (IPR) Minister Pijush Hazarika announced that the monthly pension amount of the journalists' pension scheme was revised from Rs. 8,000 to Rs. 10,000, coupled with a one-time financial assistance to the journalists' kin, which will be provided in case of death on the job.

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