Morning News Nuggets


1. Assam MLA Pabindra Deka resigns from assembly

MLA Pabindra Deka, who recently quit the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and joined the newly-floated Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP), on December 28 resigned from the state legislative assembly.

2. EDITORIAL | Should Home Minister Amit Shah focus only on Assam and Manipur?

Home Minister Amit Shah’s visit to Assam and Manipur is a political textbook manoeuvre, with the NSCN-K (Niki Sumi) faction trying to forge a truce with the Union government, keeping the Naga Peace Accord alive and the election in Assam scheduled for April-May 2021.

3. Two killed in clash over land dispute in Assam

Two persons were killed in a clash between two families over a plot of land in Assam's Dhubri district on Sunday, police said.

4. Assam: Two-day dry run for COVID-19 vaccination programme starts in two districts

A two-day dry run for the COVID-19 vaccination programme began in Nalbari and Sonitpur districts of Assam, on December 28, health department officials said.

5. Assam working for equal development of all communities: Sonowal

Assam Chief Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday said his government is working to ensure equal development of all communities in the State.

6. Bangladesh sends second group of Rohingya to an isolated island

Officials in Bangladesh sent a second group of Rohingya refugees to an isolated island in the Bay of Bengal on Monday despite calls by human rights groups for a halt to the process.