Midday News Nuggets


1. Assam polls 2021: PM Modi to address rally at Chabua on March 20 afternoon

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to arrive at Chabua in Assam on Saturday afternoon to address a mega poll rally to garner support for the BJP candidates contesting in the Assam Assembly elections.

2. Ongoing fight against COVID-19: Nagaland Govt issues fresh SOP

Nagaland Chief Secretary has issued fresh Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and Guidelines to contain the spread of COVID-19 with immediate effect.

3. Deporting Myanmarese will not go down well with people of Mizoram: MP K Vanlalvena

Mizoram has urged the Centre not to deport the 300 Myanmarese who have taken refuge in the State after a military coup in the neighbouring country last month, an official said on Friday.

4. Arunachal Pradesh: Cooperative Society inaugurated in East Siang to empower farmers

Jampani Farmer’s Producer Cooperative Society (JFPCS) was inaugurated in the East Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh recently to promote the welfare of farmers.

5. CBI conducts checks at govt deptts in 25 states including four in NE

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), on Friday, conducted a nationwide 'special drive against corruption' at the premises of several government departments in more than 25 States and Union Territories.

6. Load shedding in Meghalaya to be discontinued in next 48 hrs

Meghalaya Power Minister James PK Sangma, on Friday, informed that load shedding in Meghalaya will be discontinued in the next 48 hours, as the state has cleared the pending dues of North Eastern Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO).