Morning News Nuggets


1. Nagaland CM Neiphiu Rio conducts aerial survey of Dzokou Valley

Chief Minister of Nagaland Neiphiu Rio conducted an aerial survey of the ongoing inferno at Dzokou Valley on January 5.

2. Sikkim set to host Global Film Festival 2021

The first stakeholders meet for the Sikkim Global Film Festival 2021 was conducted at Manan Kendra on January 5.

3. Assam: Drug peddlers arrested in Guwahati

Assam Police, on Monday, arrested four drug peddlers and seized vast quantities of drugs from their possession.

4. Meghalaya: Miscreants try to burn Ruga bridge in South Garo Hills, FIR registered

A timber bridge connecting the village of Ruga to other parts of the Garo Hills region was allegedly set on fire by unidentified miscreants on January 4, leading to the bridge being closed for heavy traffic since the incident.

5. ‘Hospital on wheels’ renders yeoman’s service to Assam patients

A ‘hospital on wheels,’ christened the ‘Lifeline Express,’ is stationed at Badarpur railway in Karimganj Assam, offering state-of-the-art medical treatment to patients for free.

6. Meghalaya: AMMSU points to villages left out of flood relief aid

The All Meghalaya Minority Students’ Union (AMMSU) has written to the Deputy Commissioner of West Garo Hills (WGH) pointing to the fact that many villages under the Selsella C&RD Block have been left out with regards to flood relief distribution in 2020.

7. Assam Rifles intercepts contraband consignment in Manipur’s Chandel district

Assam Rifles troopers intercepted a truck carrying smuggled consignment in Manipur on January 4.

8. EDITORIAL | This is why the northeast needs a comprehensive 'Sports Policy'

On January 4, the Assam Rifles Public School (Sports) School, the first-ever sports school in the northeast, including the synthetic football ground at SAI training centre in Shillong, Meghalaya were inaugurated by Union Minister of State for Sports and Youth Affairs, Kiren Rijiju.

9. Assam: Minors charred to death in Kokrajhar fire mishap

Two minors were charred to death at Nayanagar village in Kokrajhar district of Assam on Tuesday.

10. Dzukou valley fire: NDRF personnel found dead in Manipur

A National Disaster Response Force(NDRF) personnel deployed to douse the Dzokou Valley wildfire was found dead on January 5 in the morning hours.