Morning News Nuggets


1. Meghalaya political leaders condole demise of MLA David Nongrum

Mukul Sangma expressed his 'deepest' shock over the untimely demise of his party colleague David Nongrum on Tuesday morning.

2. Assam: AJP forms economic planning think-tank to propel state economy

Experts belonging to Assam and hailing from the state but currently based overseas, are part of the advisory committee to be chaired by renowned economist, Jamini Bhagawati.

3. Tripura: Terminated teachers set to launch agitation in state capital

According to sources, a letter to the administration from the agitating teachers to sought permission was patched through, but the police declined their request.

4. Arunachal: Fake Facebook account exploits minor girl, father cries for help

A 17-year-old girl studying in Class X became a victim of social media exploitation at the hands of a Facebook user going by the name ‘Jm Lardki’ following which the girl stopped going to school out of depression.

5. Assam Rifles apprehends PLA insurgent in Manipur

The insurgent was identified as Puthem Sanatomba Singh, a resident of Andro Khuman Leikai, Imphal East district.

6. Jeff Bezos to step down as Amazon CEO

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos will step down as the company's chief executive officer this summer and hand over the CEO reins to Andy Jassy, the head of Amazon's Web Services.

7. New Zealand make it to final of inaugural World Test Championship

The WTC final is scheduled to be held from June 18 at the Lord's.

8. North-East focus missing from Budget 2021: Ex-CM Mukul Sangma

He also emphasised on the need for new initiatives to aggressively pursue those agendas which were there in the pipeline which is an offshoot of a long drawn exercise on the strength and potentiality of the region.