Morning News Nuggets


1. Tripura ADC polls 2021: 24 candidates withdraw nominations on last day

24 candidates withdrew their nominations on Wednesday, which was the last day of withdrawing nominations from the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) election.

2. Meghalaya police seize bikes smuggled to Bangladesh, one arrested

Meghalaya police on Wednesday seized two bikes from Pynursla, East Khasi Hills, that were being smuggled to Bangladesh.

3. Assam: Crystal meth, opium seized in two operations in Karbi Anglong

Karbi Anglong police on Wednesday seized 1 kg morphine and 3 kg crystal Syabu, a type of Methamphetamine at Dillai check point.

4. Meghalaya: Ri Bhoi NGO appeals to state govt to stop illegal burning of forests

The Ri Bhoi Tourism and Environmental Development Forum (RBTEDF) on Wednesday expressed grief over the illegal burning of forests in various parts of Ri Bhoi District in Meghalaya.

5. Meghalaya: Contractual teachers call off hunger strike over permission issues

Meghalaya contractual teachers from Garo Hills, who had been camped in William Point near Hawakhana on March 16, today called off their strike owing the District administration not extending their permission to agitate because of the model code of conduct (MCC) in place for the upcoming Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) election.

6. 140 kg cannabis seized in Tripura

In a joint operation carried out by Tripura Police and TSR (Tripura State Rifles) at Boxnagar of Sepahijla district, security forces unearthed 140 kg of cannabis.

7. Nagaland: Konyak legislators clear proposed medical college in Mon district

A new site for the proposed medical college in Mon district, Nagaland, has been "officially" finalised after it was approved by Konyak legislators.

8. Meghalaya: MeECL recovers over Rs 19 crore of outstanding dues through OTS Scheme

Meghalaya Power Minister James P.K Sangma, on Wednesday, told the Assembly that the Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL) had recovered Rs 19,02,47,452 of the Rs 554.72 crore of outstanding dues from customers through the One-Time Settlement Scheme (OTSS).

9. Assam Polls | 16 per cent of candidates with criminal cases given tickets: NGOs

The directions of the Supreme Court have had no effect on the political parties in the selection of candidates for the first phase of the Assam Assembly Elections 2021, according to an analysis of the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) along with Assam Election Watch.

10. Meghalaya: AAY, PHH and Non-NFSA rice released

The Deputy Commissioner (Supply), West Garo Hills, Tura has informed that the regular quota of Rice under AAY, PHH and Non-NFSA beneficiaries for the month of March 2021 regarding Tura Sadar Division has been released.