Mid-day News Nuggets

Top stories this afternoon

1. Mizoram to cut down class XI admission fee by 30 per cent

Mizoram education minister Lalchhandama Ralte announced that the state government has decided to reduce the admission fee in all state-run schools for students seeking admission in class XI.

2. Baghjan blowout: Forest dept study estimates losses over Rs 25,000 cr

An impact assessment study conducted by the Assam forest department on the 173-day blowout/fire at a natural gas producing well of Oil India Limited (OIL) at Baghjan in Upper Assam’s Tinsukia district last year has estimated whopping ecological and economic losses to the tune of Rs 25,050.61 crore in and around Baghjan.

3. FIR lodged against Bengal's opposition leader over alleged 'cyclone Yass relief theft'

A case has been registered against BJP MLA and opposition leader in West Bengal Assembly Suvendu Adhikari, following his alleged involvement in the theft of cyclone ‘Yaas’ relief material from a store of Contai Municipality in Purba Medinipur district. 

4. Nagaland begins intensified COVID vaccination drive

Nagaland began the intensified COVID vaccination drive on Tuesday, June 8, which will continue till June 18, the state health department informed.

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