Morning News Nuggets

Top stories this morning

1. Dibrugarh University exams postponed after 16 students test COVID-19 positive

After 16 students of Dibrugarh University tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, the university through a notification, postponed all the ongoing and upcoming examinations. 

2. Meghalaya to experience three hours of load shedding starting April 24

Meghalaya is set to experience three hours of load shedding starting midnight of April 24. 

3. Meghalaya: 17-year-old beaten to death by her stepfather, accused absconds

A 17-year-old girl from the North Garo Hills (NGH) district of Meghalaya was allegedly beaten to death by her stepfather.

4. COVID-19: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh delegates emergency financial powers to AFMS

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh approved delegation of emergency financial powers to Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) to fight the recent surge in COVID-19 cases across the country.

5. Meghalaya: NGEA meets new CEM, puts forward its demands

The Non-Gazetted Employees’ Association (NGEA) of the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council met the newly elected CEM, Benedict Marak over their 33 month pending salaries and the removal of the current GHADC secretary, Rikse Marak.

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6. Meghalaya: Re-examination of students who are high-risk contacts in June, says Hek

Meghalaya Health Minister Alexander Laloo Hek said that the government will conduct a re-examination of students who are high-risk contacts of COVID patients in June.

7. Chief Minister Sonowal reviews COVID-19 situation in 3 central Assam districts

Ahead of the third phase of vaccination, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal took stock of the COVID situation in central Assam and asked the deputy commissioners of Nagaon, Hojai and Morigaon districts to ensure safety and speed in rolling out the drive from May 1.

8. Meghalaya: KSU expresses concern over list to transfer teachers in WKH

The Khasi Students Union (KSU) Mawshynrut Circle expressed concern over the circulation of the list to transfer teachers from the Government Lower Primary School under West Khasi Hills District.

9. Meghalaya: KHADC CEM to meet CM Conrad Sangma on delay to release tied scheme

Chief Executive Member (CEM) of Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) Titos Chyne said that the Executive Committee (EC) will meet the Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma to discuss on the delay to release the tied scheme sanctioned by the 15th Finance Commission.

10. Meghalaya: Spare medical oxygen to handle emergency cases within police department, says Rymbui

Home Minister Lahkmen Rymbui said that he has instructed the Director General of Police (DGP) R. Chandranathan to have spare medical oxygen in order to handle emergency cases within the battalion.