Morning News Nuggets 

 Top news this morning
 1. Assam: Massive fire engulfs six houses in Dibrugarh

As the dry season approaches, citizens are advised to be careful and mindful while starting a fire or using any fire-prone items.

2. COVID SURGE: Assam orders closure of schools up to Class VIII till May 8

An earlier notification had ordered the closure of primary schools (till Class V) in both government and non-government schools in districts where the COVID-19 cases have crossed 100.

3. Assam Rifles foil major smuggling attempt in Manipur

The recovered item is estimated to be worth Rs 48.9 lakh.

4. Union Government sanctions grants of Rs 485 crore to Manipur under MGNREGA

The grants are a part of the 1st instalment of the 2nd tranche of Central help towards wage, material and administrative component for the state.

5. Meghalaya: Positivity rate amongst returnees almost at 65 per cent, COVID situation grim 

Returnees have the potential to spread the virus, the CM said, adding that by following the advice, there will be a high chance of controlling the situation.

6. Meghalaya | Load shedding to continue but will not impact students: Power Minister 

Asked if load shedding will continue, he replied in the affirmative, stating that the present power situation is very fluid. 

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