Morning News Nuggets


1. Sikkim bans poultry from other states in light of Avian Influenza

The Government of Sikkim has banned the import of poultry and poultry products from other states for one month with immediate effect, stated a government notification.

2. ₹1,345 crore released to clear debts of discoms: Meghalaya Power Minister

Meghalaya Power Minister, James PK Sangma on January 14 informed that they will soon clear the liabilities of the various generating and transmission companies with the ₹ 1,345.72 crore loan which was availed under the Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan (ANBA) scheme.

3. Manipur: Smuggled items seized along the border areas

In a series of operation, the Assam Rifles unit of Manipur foiled major smuggling bids on January 13 and 14.

4. Congress leaders in Meghalaya expect AICC to name new president soon: Ampareen

Senior Congress leader, Ampareen Lyngdoh, said that they hope that the All India Congress Committee(AICC) will soon make an official announcement on the appointment of the new Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) President.

5. Sikkim mountaineer Shanti Rai scripts new chapter in Nepal

The Indian Himalayan Center for Adventure & Eco Tourism (IHCAE) congratulated Shanti Rai, who successfully scaled Mt Ama Dablam (6812 meters) on January 9.

6. Meghalaya: East Garo Hills district administration felicitate two Pencak Silat gold medalists

The East Garo Hills administration took turns to congratulate Rapse N. Sangma and Indoarbuisbirt N. Marak for winning gold medals at the All Assam Pencak Silat (Martial Arts) Championship 2021.

7. Manipur govt signs MoU for dedicated Senior citizens helpline

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Social Welfare Department, Government of Manipur, the National Institute of Social Defense, Government of India and Alankit Assignments Limited, New Delhi in the presence of Minister for Social Welfare Henry Okram at a function in Imphal on Thursday.

8. Nagaland is all set to roll-out COVID-19 vaccine

Nagaland is all prepared to roll out the COVID-19 vaccine across the state in a phased manner starting from January 16.

9. Bike accident in Manipur leaves two women dead

An accident involving a bike and a water tanker resulted in the death of two women on Thursday afternoon in Imphal.

10. Highlights from Meghalaya Cabinet meet: Awardees for Meghalaya Day Award 2021, Proposal to regularise online gaming

The Meghalaya Cabinet on January 14 discussed the operational guidelines on the fulfilment of the conditions mentioned in the Swacch Bharat Grameen Mission Phase II in respect of the release of funds to the States by the Centre.