Morning News Nuggets


1. Meghalaya Minister clarifies on notification of ST certificates to persons with father's surname

Meghalaya Social Welfare Minister Kyrmen Shylla, on January 6, clarified on the notification issued by the department which stated that it was not a directive for issuing of Scheduled Tribe (ST) certificate to persons who have taken their father’s surname.

2. Minor reshuffle in Meghalaya police

The Home (Police) Department, on Wednesday, effected a minor reshuffle of senior police officers in Meghalaya.

3. Meghalaya Govt monitoring team to keep a close watch on Dwarksuid bridge work

The Meghalaya Government is keeping a close watch on the construction work of the new temporary steel bridge, also known as Dwarksuid bridge along the Shillong Bypass in Ri Bhoi District.

4. Elected Tiwa Autonomous Council members sworn in at Morigaon

The oath-taking ceremony of the newly elected members of the Tiwa Autonomous Council (TAC) was held in Morigaon district on Wednesday, with BJP candidate Jiban Chandra Konwar sworn in as the chief executive member (CEM) of the council.

5. NGEA writes to state departments seeking the release of pending dues to GHADC

The Non-Gazetted Employees Association (NGEA) of the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) has written to three state departments, namely the Director of Mineral Resources (DMR), Transport and Forest requesting the payments due to them.

6. Assam urges industrialists to invest in the rubber sector

Assam Industry Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary has appealed to industrialists and companies to invest in the state’s rubber sector.

7. High Court of Sikkim gets a new Chief Justice

Justice Jitendra Kumar Maheshwari was sworn in as the new Chief Justice of the Sikkim High Court in an official function at Ashirwad Hall, Raj Bhavan, on Wednesday.

8. Modi Welfare Society (MWS) celebrates 62nd foundation day in Pasighat

Established in 1969, The Modi Welfare Society (MWS) celebrated its 62nd foundation day in Pasighat on January 6.