Morning News Nuggets


1. Assam: Residents of Lezai-Bordoibam area protest against Moran MLA during a public meeting

Residents of Lezai-Bordoibam area protested during a public meeting organised by the BJP to discuss the annual flood problem.

2. Meghalaya: Women employees of Central Agricultural University file sexual harassment complaint against Dean

Two women employees of Central Agricultural University (CAU) at ICAR, Umiam have lodged an FIR against the Dean of the University alleging sexual harassment.

3. PM Modi pays second visit to poll-bound Assam in fortnight; launches key road project

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the ambitious ‘Asom Mala’ project, which is set to improve 890km of state highways besides constructing and repairing major district roads across the state at a cost of ₹ 8210 crore.

4. Sikkim reports two more COVID-19 cases, tally rises to 6,110

The state now has 70 active cases, while 5,810 patients have recovered from the disease.

5. Bengali film 'Avijatrik' to compete for $25,000 Knight Marimbus Award at Miami Film Festival

Bengali film 'Avijatrik' (The wanderlust of Apu), will compete for the $25,000 Knight Marimbus Award at the 38th Miami Film Festival to be held in March.

6. Uttarakhand floods: PM okays Rs 2 lakh ex gratia for kin of those dead

Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said seven bodies were recovered and at least 125 were missing.

7. Next stop Mars: 3 spacecraft arriving in quick succession

The United Arab Emirates' orbiter reaches Mars on Tuesday, followed less than 24 hours later by China's orbiter-rover combo.

8. Afghanistan thanks India for sending 5 lakh coronavirus vaccine doses

Afghanistan thanked India for providing coronavirus vaccine to the war-ravaged nation and described the assistance as a clear sign of "generosity and commitment" towards the strong partnership between the two countries.