Midday News Nuggets


1. Assam: AJYCP Tinsukia unit burnt effigy of PM Modi, CM for failing to curb fuel price hike

The AJYCP demanded immediate rollback of the prices of petrol, diesel and other essential commodities.

2. Will pursue both MRSSA and ILP with Centre: Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma

“We respect the opinion of Governor Satya Pal Malik. His opinion is very important to all of us. The Government is pursuing both the MRSSA and ILP with the central government,” Sangma told reporters.

3. TIPRA will contest in election, says Tripura Royal Scion

He said that the Greater Tipraland, when formed, would include the areas outside the ADC where the indigenous community live.

4. Manipur students' union extends support to teachers' demand for UGC pay

Notably, the Manipur state cabinet had earlier approved the new UGC scale on August 6, 2020, but the same is yet to be implemented.

5. Inter-State Border Coordination: Assam, Meghalaya discuss ways to work for upcoming election

The purpose of the meeting was to discuss matters relating with the forthcoming election of Assam to be held in April and also to ensure peace, tranquillity and harmony along the inter-state border areas during the election.

6. Assam government appoints 29,701 teachers in a single day

With the appointments, officials in the education department said that the shortage of teachers in educational institutions of the state would be addressed to a great extent.

7. 1097 players register for IPL auction, most from West Indies

The player registration deadline closed on Thursday and the list comprises 207 international players including 21 capped Indians.

8. UN envoy condemns Myanmar's military coup, calls for immediate release of detained leaders

The 15-nation Security Council, the most powerful organ of the world organisation, issued a press statement Thursday on the situation in Myanmar three days after the military seized power in the Southeast Asian nation.