Midday News Nuggets


1. MiG 29KUB trainer aircraft crashes in Arabian sea; one pilot rescued, another missing

A MiG-29K trainer of the Indian Navy ditched while operating at the high seas and one pilot has been rescued while another is still missing.

2. Mizoram legislator Lalduhoma disqualified as MLA under anti-defection law

Independent MLA Lalduhoma was on Friday disqualified as a member of the Mizoram assembly for defecting to the Zoram People's Movement (ZPM).

3. Over 600 Indian Sikh pilgrims arrive in Pakistan for Guru Nanak Dev's 551st birth anniversary

Over 600 Sikhs arrived here from India through the Wagah border on Friday to take part in the celebrations of the 551st birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev at Nankana Sahib in Pakistan.

4. Schools in Mizoram to remain closed till year end to prevent spread of COVID-19

All schools in Mizoram will remain closed till the year-end to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection, as per a decision taken by the state government, an official said.

5. Several organisations in Karbi Anglong demand autonomous state

The Autonomous State Demand Committee (ASDC), Karbi Students’ Association (KSA) and Karbi Nimso Chingthur Asong (KNCA), held a demonstration at Semson Sing Ingti Memorial Park.

6. Chinese covert warfare: 9 illegal Myanmar origin bikes seized in Manipur

Assam Rifles troopers intercepted nine Myanmar origin two-wheelers plying illegally in Indian territory along the Moreh-T’Minou-New Samtai road.

7. Meghalaya: MeECL being used as a milch cow, says Mukul Sangma

“The party (Congress) is raising these issues intending to send a powerful message and wake up call to everyone on the illegalities which are taking place in the state,” Sangma said.

8. COVID-19 caseload in India climbs to 93,51,109

India's COVID-19 tally of cases climbed to 93.51 lakh with 41,322 new infections being reported in a day.

9. Odisha suspends IFS officer after arrest in disproportionate asset case

The Odisha government on Friday placed a senior Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer under suspension hours after he was sent to jail following his arrest by the anti-corruption vigilance in a disproportionate asset case, official sources said.

10. Thailand's pro-democracy protesters warn of possible coup

Pro-democracy demonstrators in Thailand, undeterred by arrest warrants and the possibility of violent attacks, held another rally, poking fun at their critics and warning of the possibility of a military coup.