Morning News Nuggets


1. Assam Cong slams govt over fuel rates; launches statewide stir

The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee has launched a state-wide agitation over the rising fuel prices, besides accusing the government of failing to regulate the fuel rates and pushing the burden on the common man’s shoulders.

2. PM Modi visits Assam for the third time in two months

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to address an event organised at Silapathar in Assam's Dhemaji district around 11:30 am on Monday.

3. Assam: Leopard captured at Bokpara tea estate

A team from the Dibrugarh Forest Department captured a leopard at Bokpara tea estate in Upper Assam on Sunday.

4. Cracks within BJP Meghalaya widen

BJP MLA from South Shillong, Sanbor Shullai broke his silence on Saturday over the issue revolving the claims made by Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on the "internal feelings" of most of the BJP leaders in the state on the style of functioning of Mawrie.

5. Meghalaya: Cabbies protest over Centre's announcement to make FASTag stickers mandatory

Local Taxi Owner and Driver Association, Nongpoh, organised a peaceful protest against the recent announcement made by the Centre to make FASTag stickers mandatory for all vehicles, private and commercial, for paying toll fees.

6. S Jaishankar arrives in Mauritius on last leg of two-nation tour

He will also meet the minister of foreign affairs, regional integration and international trade and minister for land transport and light rail.