Morning News Nuggets


1. Twitter accounts blocked over criticism of farmers' stir

CPI (M) leader Mohammed Salim told reporters that his account as well those of others were blocked temporarily, "at the behest of the IT department of the Centre".

2. Nigerian man, four others held for duping women on matrimonial sites

The accused persons posed as doctors and engineers on matrimonial sites and approached the women there, Superintendent of Police (city) Nipun Agarwal told PTI.

3. Assam CM launches schemes for college students, literary bodies

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday launched two schemes to provide monetary assistance to college students and literary bodies of the state.

4. Prof SS Singha becomes first woman vice-chancellor of Manipur University

Prof Singha took over charge as Vice-Chancellor (in-charge) of Manipur University after Prof Amar Yumnam, who was the VC (in-charge), retired on Superannuation on Sunday.

5. Meghalaya govt to unveil auction process for coal soon: Dy CM Tynsong

The Government would need to furnish all the papers for the auctioning of the coal before the committee of the National Green Tribunal (NGT).

6. Assam: Anti-talk faction of KPLT declares six months unilateral ceasefire

The pro-talk faction KPLT had declared a unilateral ceasefire with effect from October 20, 2016.