Mid-day News Nuggets


1. First-of-its-kind Centre of Excellence to be set up in Arunachal's Papum Pare

A first-of-its-kind Centre of Excellence in the Northeast will be set up at Kimin in Papum Pare district of Arunachal Pradesh by the Ministry of Science & Technology.

2. Journalist from Manipur allegedly threatened by neighbours in Delhi, FIR registered

Following a complaint by a journalist alleging that he was harassed and threatened by his neighbours, an FIR was registered in south Delhi's Mehrauli, police said on Monday.

3. Assam: 43-yr-old man 'sexually assaults' minor in Karimganj; arrested

Police arrested a 43-year-old man for allegedly molesting a mentally challenged minor girl in Assam’s Karimganj district.

4. Meghalaya: Health Min. AL Hek dropped from MDA cabinet, Sanbor Shullai to likely replace

BJP leader and health minister A.L. Hek has been dropped from the cabinet of the MDA government and his fellow party legislator Sanbor Shullai is all set to replace him, sources told The Northeast Today (TNT) on Tuesday.

5. Assam: Oil India Ltd activities disrupted in Tinsukia due to blockade

The 24-hour oil blockade called by six indigenous organisations of Moran community on Monday disrupted Oil India Limited (OIL)'s drilling and production activities in Tinsukia.

6. Assam declares three-day state mourning to condole border deaths

The Assam government declared a three-day state mourning from Tuesday as a mark of respect to the five Assam Police personnel who were martyred and one civilian who succumbed to injuries in firing during a major escalation at Lailapur in Cachar district near the Assam-Mizoram boundary on Monday.

7. Tokyo Olympics: Assam’s Lovlina enters quarters, defeats German boxer 3-2

Boxer Lovlina Borgohain, Assam’s lone representative in the Tokyo Olympics, stormed into the quarterfinals of the women’s welterweight (64 to 69 kg) category, defeating a much more experienced German pugilist Nadine Apetz 3-2 in a split decision.

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