Morning News Nuggets


1. Arunachal Pradesh: Police seize drugs, arrest peddler in East Siang

Around 5.2 grams of heroin was recovered from his possession.

2. Assam: ULFA-I to release abducted Quippo employees

ULFA-I reportedly demanded Rs 20 crore for the men and had initially set February 16 as the deadline for the ransom payment.

3. Two PREPAK (Pro) cadres arrested in Manipur

According to sources, the two cadres identified as Moirangthem Inao Singh aka Athouba (27) and Moirangthem Dina Singh aka Ngakpa (23) were apprehended at 10:20 am.

4. Meghalaya CM discusses Sustainable Development Goals ranking

Briefing media persons, Chief Minister Sangma said, “Sustainable Development Goals have been given to all states and Niti Aayog has been following up to ensure its implementation across the country.”

5. Ghanaian boxer Eric Quarm arrives in Mizoram for WBC title fight

The fight will be the first-ever professional boxing event in Mizoram and will be held at the R. Dengthuama Indoor Stadium in Aizawl.

6. 89-year-old becomes the oldest man in Nagaland to receive COVID-19 vaccine

The nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive covering senior citizens and people over the age of 45 with comorbidities kicked off on March 1.

7. Sikkim Municipal elections 2021: Eight candidates file nominations in Gangtok

According to the Municipal Returning Officer, no nominations were filed from the five wards of 7 Mangan Nagar Panchayat.

8. NLFT cadre flees from camp in Bangladesh, surrenders in Tripura

According to the North Tripura Superintendent of Police, Bhanupada Chakraborty, the cadre had reportedly fled the NLFT hide-out in the Chittagong hill tracts of Bangladesh and trekked his way to North Tripura.

9. Now you engage in Live broadcast with up to three people on Instagram

Instagram allows four participants to engage in real-time broadcasts that other users can tune into.

10. Seven footballers from Manipur among list of probable players for Indian squad

The Indian squad will assemble in a preparatory camp in Dubai from March 15 onwards, said a statement from AIFF.