Mid-day News Nuggets

1. Assam to expedite vaccination through vulnerability mapping in villages

Vulnerability mapping will be done in the block areas of Assam to earmark priority vaccine areas to bring people from rural areas under vaccination coverage.

2. COVID Update: India's recovery rate more than 95 per cent as active cases further declines

India has reported less than 9 lakh active cases after 70 days and the daily recoveries have continued to outnumber the daily new cases for 34 days consecutively, the Union Health Ministry informed.

3. Two NSCN cadres arrested in Nagaland, abducted truck driver rescued

Troops of the Assam Rifles and Nagaland police apprehended two cadres of two separate factions of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) in the state.

4. Mizoram govt allocates relief funds to Myanmarese seeking refuge in state

Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga, on Tuesday, said that the state government has sanctioned money for providing relief to the people from Myanmar who have taken refuge in the state.

5. Nagaland: Alleged 'plastic rice' sold in Dimapur, samples sent for testing

A video had surfaced on social media on Tuesday, whereby a man was seen alleging a rice mill-cum-retail shop at Naharbari in DimapurNagaland of stocking "plastic rice".

6. Mizoram govt orders inquiry into landslide incident in Aizawl

The Mizoram government has enacted a magisterial inquiry into the collapse of a retaining wall caused by a devastating landslide in Aizawl that took place on Friday night, June 11.

7. Manipur: 28-year-old teaches English to elderly citizens during COVID-19 lockdown

Despite the various challenges led by the outbreak of COVID-19, elderly residents of a remote village in Manipur's Kamjong district along the Indo-Myanmar border have made the best out of it by embracing education in their ways, learning English from a 28-year old man.

8. Manipur woman dies after eating wild mushrooms; three others hospitalised

A 40-year-old woman and ASHA worker, hailing from Khongdei Ngawar village of Senapati district in Manipur, died after a reaction occurred due to poisoning of mushrooms.

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