Morning News Nuggets


1. Manipur: Public Convention on “War on Drugs” held at Bishnupur district

Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Tuesday took part in a 'Public Convention' and a 'Community Rally' organised by Zomi Frontal Organisation as a part of the “War on Drugs” campaign at Kwakta in Bishnupur.

2. Seizures worth Rs 64.84 cr made in poll-bound Assam

Surveillance teams in poll-bound Assam have made seizures of cash, liquor, drugs and valuables worth over Rs 64.84 crore between February 26 and March 16, 2021.

3. Sikkim: District Task Force assess COVID-19 vaccination drive in Gangtok

A District Task Force meeting to assess the overall COVID-19 vaccination drive was held at District Administrative Center in Gangtok on Tuesday.

4. Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb kicks off party’s election campaign in Kerala

Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on March 16 visited Kerala for the upcoming assembly elections to be conducted there.

5. Assam: Bomb threat in flight at Silchar Airport turns hoax

A bomb threat on a SpiceJet flight that landed at Silchar Airport after taking off from the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport here on Tuesday afternoon turned out to be a hoax, official sources confirmed later.

6. TNT PROFILES | Facts you should know about BJP state president Ranjeet Kumar Dass

Ranjeet Kumar Dass is a politician from 40, Sorbhog L.A.C Constituency and currently holds the position as the Speaker of Assam Legislative Assembly and President of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Assam Pradesh.

7. Assam polls 2021: BJP star campaigner Manoj Tiwari holds roadshow to campaign for Sanjay Kishan

Bharatiya Janata Party star campaigner Manoj Tiwari on Tuesday held a roadshow in Tinsukia to campaign for incumbent MLA, Sanjay Kishan.

8. Construction works of two Eklavya schools in Meghalaya have started: Lahkmen Rymbui

Meghalaya Education Minister Lahkmen Rymbui on Tuesday informed that all the Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) sanctioned to the State are in the process of implementation.

9. Meghalaya: KSU organises protest rally to condemn murder of 25-year-old woman in West Khasi Hills

The Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) Lyngngam Hynnengbrei Area Unit organised a protest rally on Tuesday at Umdang village in West Khasi Hills to condemn the murder of a 25-year-old woman by her husband on March 1.

10. Meghalaya: Contractual teachers begin hunger strike in Tura

Faced with a complete loss of their livelihoods and their jobs, contractual teachers (Upper Primary and Lower Primary) from Garo Hills began their indefinite hunger strike at William Point, Hawakhana in Tura, March 16.