Morning News Nuggets
1. Sikkim footballer Sanju Pradhan gets Apollo Tyres “Go The Distance Heroes Award”
Indian International footballer from Sikkim, Sanju Pradhan was honoured with Apollo Tyres “Go the Distance Heroes Award” on Tuesday (January 26).
2. Meghalaya: Cleanliness drive at Mawkdok viewpoint marks Republic Day celebrations
While January 26 for most people would mean an outing or a picnic with family and friends, the makeSomeoneSMILE (mS2) team organised a cleaning drive to mark the occasion.
3. Tripura: Section 144 extended in Agartala
We have extended section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code 1973 for two more days in Agartala city, said West Tripura District Magistrate Shailesh Kumar Yadav on Wednesday.
4. KSU reiterates opposition to railway connectivity in Meghalaya
Members of the Khasi Students’ Union (KSU), North Khasi Hills District, have once again reiterated that they would stand firm to oppose railway line connectivity in Meghalaya.
5. Huge quantity of arms and ammunition recovered in Assam
A huge cache of arms and ammunition were recovered on Wednesday from Kokrajhar district, police said.
6. BJP leadership should first demand the resignation of Karnataka CM, says Meghalaya Home Minister
Meghalaya Home Minister Lahkmen Rymbui, on Wednesday, said that the state BJP leadership should first demand the resignation of Karnataka Chief Minister B. S. Yediyurappa before asking him to step down.
7. Manipur: Tribal folk singer & traditional wedding dresser among recipients of Padma Awards
Tribal folk singer and musician, Rewben Mashangva and traditional wedding dresser, Hanjabam (O) Radhe Devi were both conferred the Padma Shri Award by the Government of India on January 25.
8. Meghalaya: Alleged dacoits attack vehicle on NH–62 in East Garo Hills
Reports of a gang of dacoits attacking vehicles along National Highway-62 have been doing the rounds on social media after photos of the windshield of a car that was attacked surfaced on January 26.
9. Saikia to continue as Leader of Opp after HC disposes of appeal
Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader and Nazira MLA, Debabrata Saikia will continue to be the Leader of Opposition in the Assam Legislative Assembly (ALA).
10. Road repair progresses swiftly on AMPT between Chibinang & Phulbari
Repair work along a section of the Agia Medhipara Phulbari Tura (AMPT) road between Chibinang and Phulbari has progressed swiftly, with over 5 km already blacktopped.