Midday News Nuggets


1. TMC protests outside Tagore's birthplace over putting up hoardings

Members of Trinamool Congress including its students' wing, on Sunday held a day-long sit-in outside Jorasanko, the birthplace of Rabindranath Tagore, to protest the putting up of flex hoardings with Union Home Minister Amit Shah's image on top of the picture of the bard

2. Miscreants ransack senior CPI (M) leader Pabitra Kar’s residence in Tripura

A gang of miscreants allegedly ransacked the residence of state committee member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) or CPI(M) and secretary of the West Tripura district committee, Pabitra Kar, at Khayerpur on Sunday

3. Meghalaya Deputy CM Prestone Tynsong inaugurates facilitation centre in Ri Bhoi

Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong, on Monday, inaugurated the facilitation centre (entry-exit point) in Umling, Ri-Bhoi district

4. PIL in SC to establish Special Anti-Corruption Courts in every district

Public interest litigation (PIL), seeking to establish special anti-corruption courts in every district to decide cases related to various economic offences like money laundering and tax evasion within one year has been filed in the Supreme Court

5. Water woes in Manipur’s Tamenglong town; artificial reservoir set to solve scarcity problem

The Tamenglong water supply project has caught the attention of one and all. Constructed under the Non-Lapsable Central Pool of Resources Scheme (NLCPR) under the Ministry of DoNER

6. Several EU nations halt UK flights, fearing virus variant

France is banning all travel from the UK for 48 hours in an attempt to make sure that a new strain of the coronavirus in Britain doesn't reach its shores

7. 96 movies screened online at Calcutta International Short Film Festival

Ninety-six movies from across the world were screened online at the three-day Calcutta International Short Film Festival 2020 (CISFF 2020) which concluded on Sunday

8. Tamil Nadu CM greets AP counterpart Jagan on his birthday

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Monday greeted his Andhra Pradesh counterpart, YS Jaganmohan Reddy, on his 48th birthday

9. Sensex drops over 200 pts in early trade; Nifty slips below 13,700

Equity benchmark Sensex dropped over 200 points on Monday, tracking weak cues from global markets amid concerns over a new strain of the virus leading to recent restrictions in European countries

10. Trump wants the Supreme Court to overturn Pa. election results

Undeterred by dismissals and admonitions from judges, President Donald Trump’s campaign continued with its unprecedented efforts to overturn the results of the November 3 election, saying it had filed a new petition with the Supreme Court