Midday News Nuggets


1. Assam polls 2021: Key players, issues & poll pitches

After achieving the "Congress-mukt Northeast" mission starting with Assam, this will be the first time for the BJP to seek the mandate to lead the government once again.

2. Assam Govt transfers ₹ 1 lakh each to 1487 landless family

Sonowal has already constituted a high-powered committee with Forest and Environment Minister Parimal Suklabaidya as its Chairman to take necessary steps for the rehabilitation.

3. Assam: Athlete Hima Das appointed Deputy Superintendent of Police

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on February 26 formally presented sprinter Hima Das with the letter appointing her to the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP).

4. "Controversial" photo of Manipur CM goes viral, evokes mixed response

The photo, reportedly posted on February 25, shows youths kneeling on the floor as the CM walks, and as expected, that did not go well with netizens.

5. Manipur CM Biren Singh meets PM Modi, Union Minister NS Tomar

Had a healthy discussion on various developments and focus on Atmanirbhar in the state, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said.

6. Meghalaya Government reduces VAT on alcohol

The Meghalaya Cabinet on February 26 decided to reduce the Value-added tax (VAT) on liquor from 40 per cent to 37.5 per cent to avoid a reduction in the turnover.

7. Meghalaya: Seng Khasi demands space for cremation ground

The Seng Khasi Seng Kmie and Sein Raij had shared their grievances during the open meeting convened by the Community and Rural Development department, which was held at the Yojana Bhavan.

8. Nagaland Cong disagrees with four-point Assembly resolution on Indo-Naga political issue

“We do not agree with the State Assembly resolution of demanding one solution. When integration has been ruled out, how can they make one solution for all the Nagas?” said Therie.

9. Tripura: Truck driver dies after highway assault

A group of miscreants brutally lynched a truck driver at Ambassa in Tripura’s Dhalai district on Friday evening.

10. NorthEast United qualify for playoffs with best-ever league finish

NorthEast United FC sealed a playoff berth with a 2-0 win over Kerala Blasters in an Indian Super League match at the Tilak Maidan here on Friday.