Morning News Nuggets


1. Shillong artist Lamphang Syiemlieh releases new Christmas single - This Christmas This Year

Lamphang Syiemlieh, who hails from a celebrated family of musicians and is often praised for his powerful, melodious and mesmerising voice released a new song "This Christmas This Year (They Deserve It Too)" on Sunday.

2. Punjab farmer commits suicide

A 22-year-old Punjab farmer, who returned from a protest site near Delhi border, has allegedly committed suicide after consuming some poisonous substance, the police said on Sunday

3. Sikkim govt to mark Chasok Tongnam festival as state holiday: CM

Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang on Saturday said the government would soon make a provision to mark Chasok Tongnam—a principal festival of tribal Limboo community, a state holiday.

4. Another Assam paper mill employee passes away; toll rises to 77

An ailing employee of Nagaon Paper Mill in central Assam passed away at Guwahati Medical College Hospital here on Saturday evening, taking the death toll of employees of both Nagaon and Cachar paper mills, which is non-functional since the past few years, to 77

5. Meghalaya: Missing person's dead body found in Nongstoin

The body of Disharbor Lyngdoh Nonglait (36) of Sohiong, East Khasi Hills district who was reported missing since December 18, was recovered by police and relatives at Porlamkohlait under Pyndenglawar in Nongstoin on Sunday

6. Meritorious girl students awarded scooters in Assam

Meritorious girl students in Assam were awarded scooters under the ‘Pragyan Bharati’ Scheme during a programme organised by the higher education department at Amingaon in Kamrup district on Sunday

7. EDITORIAL | Call for practicality with reopening of Meghalaya tourism & inauguration of entry-exit point

After months of closure thanks to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Meghalaya is finally “ready” to reopen its doors to tourists on December 21

8. Nagaland CM, opposition leader call for early solution to Naga political issue

Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio and opposition leader TR Zeliang have jointly appealed to the Centre and various organisations for an early solution to the Naga political issue

9. India, Vietnam expected to ink pacts to expand ties at virtual summit on Dec 21

India and Vietnam upgraded their relationship to the level of comprehensive strategic partnership in 2016 and the defence cooperation has been one of the most significant pillars of the fast expanding bilateral ties

10. Shillong's hip-hop artist releases new Khasi single

A singer, songwriter and rapper going by the mononym "Banjop" released his latest Khasi single "MYNSIEM" on Saturday