Morning News Nuggets


1. Meghalaya CM presents budget with fiscal deficit of Rs 1,570 crore

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Wednesday presented a budget of 2021-22 with a fiscal deficit of Rs. 1,570 crore, which is around 4.07 per cent of the Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP).

2. Congress leaders in Manipur seek appointment with President over MLAs disqualification row

The Congress has sought an appointment with the President of India on disqualification of MLAs, who were appointed as Parliamentary Secretaries in Manipur during 2017.

3. Meghalaya CM asks Congress to consider changing its leadership

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Wednesday took a dig at the Opposition party over criticisms relating to the power crisis in the State and asked Congress to consider changing its leadership "lest it wants to go through the same mess that MeECL is going through".

4. Assam: Karbi Anglong police seize drugs; two arrested

Assam police in Karbi Anglong detained two persons and recovered 18 soap cases containing 179 grams of suspected heroin, on Wednesday.

5. Meghalaya: Tura water situation set to improve after load shedding cancellation

Localities of Tura will heave a collective sigh of relief after a spell of rain on March 10. Further, with the power situation in the state improving and load shedding being cancelled, the Public Health Engineering department is expected to be functioning normally.

6. Assam: PM Modi to campaign for AGP candidate Punakon Baruah

Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) leader Punakon Baruah on March 9 filed nomination papers for Chabua constituency after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) left the seat for their alliance partner, AGP.

7. Tripura Govt to outsource staff recruitment to private agencies

The Tripura Government is all set to outsource staff recruitment to private agencies, a press release stated.

8. Meghalaya | Khyndai Lad a pick-up point of sex workers in Shillong: Adelbert Nongrum

North Shillong legislator Adelbert Nongrum on Wednesday asked the State Government whether it is aware that Khyndai Lad (commercial hub) has become a “pick-up point" of sex workers in Shillong.

9. Tripura royal scion Pradyot Kishore Debbarma to contest from IPFT chief’s constituency

TIPRA (The Indigenous Progressive Regional Alliance) chairman Pradyot Kishore on March 10, filed his nomination for the upcoming Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) election 2021.

10. Meghalaya: Hailstorm damages crops, houses in Ri Bhoi district

Heavy downpour destroyed houses at Umden area in Ri Bhoi district, the worst affected villages include Umden Diwon and Umden Nongtluh where over hundreds of houses were reported to be damaged.