Morning News Nuggets


1. Assam: Frequency of Dibrugarh-New Delhi Rajdhani Express increased

The Northeast Frontier Railway has also resumed the services of the Udaipur-Kamakhya-Udaipur special train.

2. Crime against women sees a rise in Meghalaya

The one-stop centre scheme which was started through the Nirbhaya scheme has helped women whose husband has provided none financial support during the lockdown.

3. Tripura police, Child Line rescue eleven girls from bus terminal

According to officials, the girls were brought from the Reang refugee camp of Kanchanpur in North Tripura district.

4. Nagaland CM takes over charge as NEPC Chairman from Meghalaya Minister James Sangma

The NEPC is the highest forum which coordinates various issues relating to the power sector of Northeast, including generation and transmission utilities.

5. Meghalaya: Mawlai MLA urges roll-back on hike of petrol price

“The State Government in 2018 had reduced the price of petrol and diesel by Rs 2.50 paisa. I will urge the government to adopt similar measures to ease the problem of the commercial vehicle drivers and owners,” Mawlai MLA PT Sawkmie said.

6. Assam: Hemanta Kalita elected as Secretary General of Boxing Federation of India

Kalita secured 39 votes against CV Raje (25) to be elected to the post of Secretary General, while Digvijay Singh secured a post of Treasurer with 33 votes against Anil Mishra (30).

7. Damage to India's image by govt's 'obduracy' can't be remedied by cricketer's tweets: Tharoor

Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Wednesday said the damage done to India's global image by the government's "obduracy and undemocratic behaviour" can't be remedied by a cricketer's tweets.

8. Union Finance Minister to visit Assam on Feb 6: Himanta

Nirmala Sitharaman will visit Guwahati on February 6 to attend a programme regarding the distribution of Rs 3000 each to eight lakh bank accounts of tea garden workers under a direct transfer benefit (DBT) scheme of the state government.