Morning News Nuggets


1. Meghalaya: Uphill battle for Congress in race to form EC in GHADC

Despite being the single largest party, the Congress is set to face an uphill task to muster the numbers to form the Executive Committee (EC) in the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC).

2. Manipur Govt makes COVID-19 negative test report mandatory for people entering state

Deputy Secretary of the Health and Family Welfare Department, Soiminlian Lengen, has informed that all persons entering Manipur from April 18 onwards will be required to show a negative RT-PCR/ TrueNat/CB-NAAT COVID-19 test report taken within 72 hours.

3. Board exams will be held as per schedule, says Assam Education Minister

Assam’s Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday said that they will hold the board examinations as per schedule. 

4. Mizoram by-poll: Campaigning to end on April 15

Campaigning for the by-poll to the Serchhip assembly constituency in Mizoram will end at 4:00 pm on Thursday, election officials said.

5. Sikkim: CM Golay upset over government employees’ performance 

Visibly annoyed at the performance of many government employees, Chief Minister PS Golay had a few choice words to say at an event held in the capital on April 14 to mark Ambedkar Diwas.

6. Meghalaya: Top Congress leaders in the fray for the post of MPCC president

On Thursday, Lok Sabha member from Shillong Vincent Pala, working president James Lyngdoh and senior party leader Charles Pyngrope names were up for the post of Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) president.

7. COVID-19: Weekend curfew imposed in Delhi

Amid rising COVID-19 cases in the country, the Delhi government imposed a weekend curfew in the national capital following a high-level meeting between Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal.

8. Pakistan: Protests continue over arrest of Islamist party leader

Violent protests continued for the second day in Pakistan on Thursday following the arrest of radical Islamist party leader Saad Rizvi.