Morning News Nuggets

1. Assam Chief Minister asks DCs to set up micro-containment zones, ramp up COVID tests

Chief Minister Sonowal also asked the DCs to ramp up testing facilities and adopt the “test, track and treat” protocol.

2. Manipur: Assam Rifles seized Areca nuts worth ₹ 4.32 crore from Kamjong District

The incident has been reported to the Customs Department for further legal action.

3. Meghalaya | GHADC polls: NPP optimistic of winning 18 to 19 seats 

Meghaklaya Cabinet Minister and senior leader of the National People’s Party (NPP), James PK Sangma, is optimistic of attaining victory in the election to the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC).

4Meghalaya | Resistance to reforms by some MeECL officials on expected lines: James 

Sangma further observed that the fact the Chairman-cum-Managing Director (CMD), Arunkumar Kembhavi, is trying to clean up the system has upset many 'corrupt' officials. 

5. Union Ministry sanctions seven projects worth Rs 1,006.06 crore for Nagaland

 Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said that the projects aim to develop 119.52 kilometres of roads in the northeastern state.

6. Tripura reports 62 fresh COVID-19 cases in a single day

338 cases have been reported in April alone, with an average of 26 infections per day.