Mid-day News Nuggets 


1. Mizoram: Head of the world's largest family laid to rest four days after his demise

Mizoram's Ziona, believed to head the world's largest family, was finally laid to rest at his village in Mizoram's Serchhip district on Thursday.

2. Four-time Cong MLA Rupjyoti Kurmi quits party, decides to join BJP

Four-time Congress MLA from Mariani Legislative Assembly constituency in Upper Assam, Rupjyoti Kurmi resigned from his post on Friday, citing unhappiness and indifferences with the party leadership’s decisions.

3. Copa America 2021 Update: Brazil crushes Peru, Colombia and Venezuela draw

In two tournaments of the CONMEBOL Copa America 2021 on Friday morning, the match between Colombia and Venezuela ended up in a draw while Brazil crushed Peru in a 4-0 defeat.

4. Gold Biscuits worth 21 crore allegedly smuggled into Manipur from Myanmar

Intelligence officials of the Directorate of Revenue have confiscated more than 43 kg of gold biscuits, worth Rs 21 crores, from Imphal in Manipur after receiving intel on two persons who had travelled to the city in a car allegedly smuggling the gold through the Indo-Myanmar border.

5. Assam man turns old Swift car into Lamborghini by watching YouTube videos

Inspired by YouTube videos, a motor mechanic from Assam has modified an old Maruti Swift car into a sports car, a replica of the Italian luxury car Lamborghini.

6. Nagaland: Legislators spread message of hope through a gospel hymn 

The world is facing an extraordinary challenge. As we fight the crisis of COVID-19, there is fear and uncertainty! Amid these trying times, Nagaland lawmakers united together to uplift the spirits of hope. 

7. India's COVID-19 active caseload below 8 lakh, positivity rates under 4%

India's COVID-19 active caseload has declined to less than 8 lakh after 73 days, as the number of recoveries continued to increase day by day, the Union Health Ministry informed, on Friday.

8. 4.1 magnitude earthquake jolts Assam

According to the National Center for Seismology (NCS), the earthquake occurred at 02:04 am.

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