Morning News Nuggets


1. Booked for sedition, Two 'Frontier Manipur' scribes released from detention

The police had also booked Executive Editor Paojel Chaoba and Editor-in-chief Dhiren Sadokpam of The Frontier Manipur online news portal under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).

2. Boris Johnson invites PM Modi to UK for G7 summit in June

Johnson had extended an invitation to Modi during a phone call last year when India was chosen alongside South Korea and Australia as guest countries of the multilateral summit. The invitation was made formal on Sunday.

3. UGACMC demands separate autonomous council for Garos in Assam; stages blockade on NH-37

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal had, in September last year, assured leaders of four organisations representing the Garo community of taking pragmatic steps to fulfil their demand.

4. Tight security in place for Union Home Minister’s visit, says Meghalaya CM

Chief Minister Conrad Sangma is likely to convene a meeting either of the MDA Coordination Committee or Cabinet ahead of the visit.

5. Meghalaya: Trash trove discovered after impromptu cleaning drive in Williamnagar

The two areas (WDSA ground and the Rongrenggre playground) have been a big draw for revellers during the Christmas and New Year season, and an enormous amount of rubbish, including plastic bottles, were left at the two sites.

6. BJP leader from Chakma district joins Mizo National Front

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Chakma District, in Mizoram suffered a staggering blow as one of its prominent leaders Dangu Hemanta Larma joined the ruling Mizo National Front (MNF) on Monday.

7. COVID-19 vaccine drive kicks off in Nagaland with 62 per cent turnout

The Principal Secretary of Health and Family Welfare, Amardeep Bhatia (IAS) on January 18, said the vaccination drive on the first day (January 16) was conducted successfully with a turnout of 62 per cent.

8. TaFMA to collaborate with Seven Seas Music to promote Naga music

“I am happy to learn that @sevenseasmusic San Francisco and @TafmaNaga #Nagaland have joined hands to promote Naga music globally. I wish this partnership all success,” tweeted Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio.

9. Tripura: Opposition seeks Governor’s intervention to ‘rectify’ rise of political attacks in the state

A delegation of Communist Party of India (Marxist) or CPI (M) MLAs met Governor Ramesh Bais on Monday to discuss the matter, and the former Tripura CM criticised the BJP-IPFT government in the state, terming that they handed state over to miscreants.

10. Case registered against the director of the web series 'Tandav'

An FIR has been lodged against the makers of web series 'Tandav' and Amazon's India head of original content, for allegedly depicting Hindu gods in a manner hurtful to religious sentiments of the people