Mid-day News Nuggets

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1. Assam: Massive fire guts 30 houses in Dibrugarh

At least 30 houses were gutted in a massive fire at Tinkonia near Polo ground in Dibrugarh on Tuesday.

2. Arunachal: Two IRBn jawans held for drug peddling

Two jawans of the Indian Reserve Battalion (IRBn) stationed at Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh have been arrested for their active connection in drug peddling.

3. Manipur-born actor Lin Laishram’s ethnicity stands as obstacle to her race in Bollywood

Lin Laishram considers that Bollywood’s “narrow vision” for artists from the northeastern states has robbed them off of excellent opportunities.

4. Manipur govt to sponsor Ukhrul apple farmer for training in state

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh, on Tuesday, announced that his government has decided to sponsor apple farmer Awungshi Shimray Augustina to train farmers in the state.

5. Hima’s Olympics disqualification unfortunate but she has time: Coach

Injury-hit ace sprinter Hima Das’ dream to represent India in the Tokyo Olympics might have ended but her coach Nipon Das has taken the unfortunate turn of events in his stride, saying that her next goal will be the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games next year.

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