Morning News Nuggets


1. Assam Congress urges ECI to ensure round-the-clock vigil on strong rooms

The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has urged the Election Commission of India (ECI) to ensure round-the-clock vigil on the strong rooms where the polled electronic voting machines (EVMs) are being currently stored.

2. Manipur CM Biren Singh distributes e-autos, e-rickshaws to beneficiaries

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh distributed e-autos and e-rickshaws to 65 beneficiaries including nine women at Kangla, Imphal on Wednesday.

3. MeECL employees' union mum on failure to recover huge outstanding dues over the years

The Coordination Committee of Registered MeECL (Employees) Associations and Unions (CCORMAU), on Wednesday, refused to comment on the silence of Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited engineers over the years when industries and other government departments failed to pay the outstanding dues worth more than Rs 500 crore.

4. Mizoram: Pu Durjya Dhan Chakma sworn-in as CADC CEM 

Elected MDC of Chakma Autonomous District Council (CADC), Pu Durjya Dhan Chakma was sworn in as the new Chief Executive Member (CEM) at Kamalanagar in Mizoram, on April 6. 

5. ‘We are in a tight situation over the Peace Talks’, says Naga Hoho Gen Secy

The deadlock over the Nagaland Peace Accord still continues as the bone of contention over the flag and constitution between the NSCN-IM and Government of India (GoI) remains unresolved.

6. Tripura ADC election 2021: IPFT, TIPRA, CPI-M demand re-poll

After the actual polls to the 28 seater Tripura Autonomous District Council on April 6, various parties including the The Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT), The Indigenous Progressive Regional Alliance (TIPRA), and the CPI(M) have demanded re-polls in various constituencies. 

7. Maharashtra raises alarm on COVID-19 vaccine shortage

Maharashtra Vaccine ShortageThe state has raised alarm bells and asked the Centre to provide a fresh stock of vaccines following the recent COVID-19 spike.

8. India contributed over USD 1 million to UN counter-terrorism fund

The country’s permanent representative to the United Nations, TS Tirumurti, said that India has, to date, contributed over USD 1 million to the UN Trust Fund for Counter-Terrorism.