Morning News Nuggets


1. Explosives recovered along Assam-Meghalaya border, two held

After receiving specific inputs, the joint operation team intercepted two smugglers in a car transporting explosives on NH-37 near Gumrah toll barrier in Malidor village.

2. Arunachal Pradesh: East Siang Deputy Commissioner warns of illegal fishing

An order issued by Dr Kinny Singh, Deputy Commissioner said, “The district administration marked some people either in groups or individuals, are engaging themselves in fishing using explosives, generators, chemicals, fishing utilizing electrocution etc within the jurisdiction of East Siang district.”

3. Manipur police takes cognisance against man for killing cow with weapon

Officer-in-charge of Ukhrul police station, W. Marchang, had filed an FIR following the complaint filed by the People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to the Superintendent of Police, Ukhrul.

4. Meghalaya CM to tour Delhi, to meet Amit Shah to discuss state politics, implementation of ILP

“I am going to Delhi because there are lots of issues concerning 12 to 15 ministries relating to PWD, agriculture and law and order,” CM Conrad Sangma told reporters.

5. Tripura: 1 killed, 23 injured as bus falls into a gorge in Dhalai District

According to sources, 23 people have been injured and one person died on the spot.

6. Meghalaya: Minister's brother gets interim bail in illegal coal mining case

The Meghalaya High Court has granted interim bail to Bison Shylla and his aide for their alleged involvement in illegal coal mining in which six people were killed in an accident recently, officials said on Thursday.

7. DCPCR launches digital campaign to remove the stigma associated with menstruation

The Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) has launched a week-long digital campaign 'Ab Pata Chal Jaane Do' to shed the guilt and shame associated with menstruation, causing trauma, ignored health issues and misdiagnosis for girls, officials said on Thursday.

8. Bollywood stars criticise colleagues' near-identical tweets on farmers protest

A clear divide between Bollywood celebrities was visible in response to pop star Rihanna's post drawing attention to the farmers' agitation in India.