Morning News Nuggets


1. Assam: 64 members of 4 militant groups surrender before CM Sonowal

Sixty-four members of four militant outfits surrendered with arms and ammunition before the Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal here on December 21, officials said.

2. Tripura: Daily-wage worker lynched by mob in Agartala

A mob on December 19 thrashed a daily-wage worker to death for allegedly suspecting him to be a thief at GB Bazar in Agartala.

3. NGO expresses concern after school in Meghalaya opens on Christmas Eve

The Federation of Khasi Jaintia and Garo People (FKJGP), Garo Hills expressed concern after Down Hill school in New Bhatibari under West Garo Hills (WGH) in Meghalaya asked its teachers to attend school on December 24, Christmas Eve.

4. Court sentences man to death for rape, murder of minor in Assam

A court in Biswanath district of Assam has sentenced a man to death for allegedly raping and murdering a five-year-old girl.

5. Social organisation in Tripura opposes Tring Utsav 2020

Contrasting opinions by the tribals belonging to the older generation and newer ones have become a major conflict about the exact dates of Tripura’s New Year celebration.

6. Meghalaya senior Congress leader questions govt to review SOPs to allow Christmas caroling

Meghalaya Senior Congress leader, Ampareen Lyngdoh on December 21 questioned the State Government that it should review the old standard operating protocol (SOP) to allow some sort of caroling to be organised in the city.

7. Meghalaya: SSA teachers question state govt commitment to clearing dues

The teachers have also threatened to go on a two-day hunger strike on December 24 and 25 if the government is still not clear in their stance regarding the payment of salaries.

8. Ratan Tata honoured with ‘Global Visionary of Sustainable Business and Peace’ award

Veteran industrialist Ratan Tata was conferred the title of “Global Visionary of Sustainable Business and Peace” by the Federation of Indo-Israel Chambers of Commerce (FIICC) for epitomising unity, peace and sustainability.

9. Assam Hydrocarbon in pact with OIL for exploration, production in Namrup Block

An agreement was signed on December 21 between Assam Hydrocarbon and Energy Company Limited (AHECL) and Oil India Limited (OIL) for exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas in the Namrup Block.

10. Here is what you need to know about first Chief Justice of India to visit Mizoram in 30 years

Chief Justice of India Sharad Arvind Bobde arrived in Aizawl on December 21 on a two-day visit to the Northeastern state.