Mid-day News Nuggets


1. Meghalaya: Local taxis allowed to ply in Shillong at 15 per cent, vaccination certificate mandatory

At a review meeting held on Friday, the Meghalaya government has decided to allow 15 per cent of local taxis to operate in Shillong from June 28 onwards.

2. Mizoram: 76 per cent of people above 45 years received first dose of COVID vaccine

Mizoram has so far administered the first dose of COVID-19 vaccination to 76 per cent of its population aged 45 and above. 

3. Assam: Double-dose vaccine beneficiaries exempted from mandatory tests at airports and railway stations

The Health and Family Welfare Department of Assam, modifying its earlier order on Friday, stated that those who have received the two doses of COVID vaccine will no longer have to undergo mandatory tests at Airports and Railway Stations. 

4. Exclusive: Battling drug abuse amid COVID pandemic in Meghalaya

Children as young as six years old are victims of drugs and an alarming rise of drug users have kept the police department on their toes, however, the apprehension that keeps popping up is – the drug cartel is not stopping.

5. Suppliers clarify over alleged Meghalaya rice scam

The Director of Social Welfare DD Shira has informed that the suppliers of fortified food, Continental Milkose Ltd (CML), have explained to the department concerning the alleged rice scam. 

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