Morning News Nuggets


1. Meghalaya: Transport operators warned against overcharging fares

Deputy Commissioner of West Garo Hills (WGH) district of Meghalaya, Ram Singh, on Tuesday has warned transport operators on overcharging travel fares in the guise of COVID guidelines.

2. China hits back with visa bans against US officials behind new Tibet policy act

China on December 22 said it would impose reciprocal measures against unnamed American officials and their family members who were behind a legislation passed by the US Congress on Tibet.

3. Northeast India: Unveiling new opportunities for global partnerships

The two-day international event, the “2020 Northeast India International Economic Forum” organised by the Caucasus-Asia Center under its newly launched initiative- Global Coalition for Frontier Markets (GCFM) concluded on December 20.

4. CBSE to conduct Board Exams 2021 after February: Ramesh Pokhriyal

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) board examinations 2021 will be conducted only after February, Union Minister of Education Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal said on Tuesday.

5. Northeast gets four Khelo India State Centres of Excellence

Union Minister Kiren Rijiju on December 22 virtually inaugurated eight Khelo India State Centre of Excellence (KISCE), including in Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, and Mizoram.

6. 70 organisations in Assam gear up for anti-CAA protests from December 24

Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) and its youth wing Chatra Mukti Sangram Samiti (CMSS) along its various umbrella organisations will start a statewide movement against the Citizenship Amendment Act from December 24.

7. Meghalaya Dy CM hits out at former legislator for comparing MDA with BJP-led NDA govt

Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong has hit back at former Nongkrem legislator Ardent Miller Basaiawmoit for comparing the National People's Party (NPP)-led Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government at the Centre.

8. ‘Not duty of government to bail ADCs from financial crunch’: Meghalaya Deputy CM

Meghalaya Deputy Minister, Prestone Tynsong has clarified that it is not the duty of the State Government to bail out the three Autonomous District Councils (ADCs) who are facing severe financial crunch.

9. Meghalaya: Dwar Ksuid bridge to be completed soon, says Deputy CM

Deputy Chief Minister, Prestone Tynsong informed that the construction of the sub-way steel bridge on the Shillong-Bypass at Dwar Ksuid, Ri-Bhoi, would be completed in 2021.

10. Meghalaya rolls out Piggery Mission

Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong on December 22 formally rolled out the Meghalaya Piggery Mission in the state at a function held at the State Convention Centre auditorium in Shillong.