Mid-day News Nuggets 

Top stories this afternoon

1. Dibrugarh police arrested 4 persons, seized drugs 

Dibrugarh Police led by SP Shwetank Mishra in two joint operations with CRPF arrested 5 accused and seized a huge quantity of narcotic drugs, ganja, gold jewellery and cash.

2. Assam emerges as worst performer in NITI Aayog's SDG India Index 2020-21

In the third edition of the Niti Aayog’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) India Index 2020-21, Assam ranks amongst the worst-performing states in this year’s India index.

3. Another infectious COVID-19 variant - VOC detected in Meghalaya: AL Hek

Meghalaya Health Minister A.L. Hek informed that the highly infectious COVID-19 Variant of Concern (VOC) has been detected in Meghalaya, and the threat of rapid spread is very high. 

4. Assam: COVID prompts congregation ban during Ambubachi Mela at Kamakhya

The annual Ambubachi Mela at the historic Kamakhya Temple will not have any congregation of devotees, sadhus and tourists keeping in mind the COVID-19 situation and as a preventive measure against the spread of the virus.

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