Morning News Nuggets


1. Arunachal Pradesh participates in Gulfood annual exhibition 2021 in UAE

"As Dubai plays a major role as a re-exporter of food and food-related equipment, the state government is focusing on exporting spices from Arunachal to major players in Dubai," APAMB CEO Okit Palling said in a release.

2. BJP to repay loans of needy women if voted to power again in Assam: Himanta Biswa Sarma

Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has said that the BJP-led government is passing a law to bar debt recovery agent from visiting homes of borrowers for recovery of loans.

3. Two Dibrugarh University students test COVID positive, department declared 'containment zone'

The Dr Bhupen Hazarika Centre for Studies in Performing Arts of Dibrugarh University was declared a 'containment zone' after two first-semester female students of the department tested positive for COVID-19.

4. Manipur Police bust brown sugar factory in Churachandpur district; three held

The seized items included ammonium chloride, di-ammonium phosphate, lime and 5.3 kgs of opium, besides other items along with a sum of Rs 1 lakh.

5. East Jaintia, North Garo in the lead in Inter-District Cricket Tournament

In Mendipathar, in Zone 2, South Garo Hills batted first but were skittled for 44 by North Garo Hills, whose Sanju Rabha scalped five wickets (5/8)

6. Mizoram Assembly session to begin from February 23

There will be 15 sittings between February 23 and March 17.

7. Nagaland Govt slashes tax on fuel from midnight

Nagaland Government has slashed tax on Diesel, Petrol, and other Motor Spirit with effect from midnight tonight.

8. WWE superstar Great Khali to attend International MMA event in Sikkim

Khali had earlier released the official MMA T-shirt at Film City, Mumbai on February 19, 2021, as part of the MMA promotional campaign.

9. Six killed while disposing of explosives meant for quarrying in Karnataka

Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar, who represents the Chikkaballapur constituency visited the spot and said the bodies of the victims were badly mutilated and scattered all over the place.

10. NASA releases Mars landing video: 'Stuff of our dreams'

NASA released the first high-quality video of a spacecraft landing on Mars.