Morning News Nuggets
1. Meghalaya: Bodies of COVID victims are now allowed to be taken home
The Meghalaya government has allowed families of deceased persons who died because of COVID-19 to take their bodies home and keep them outside the house for not over 48 hours before cremating or burying them.
2. Meghalaya: Ri Bhoi resident files complaint on "illegal" fee collection at weighbridge
A citizen of Ri Bhoi District, Meghalaya filed a complaint with the Deputy Commissioner on the alleged illegal collection of fees from the local carrier vehicles by personnel manning the Weight Bridge at Umling.
3. Major earthquakes that shook Northeast India in the past decade
The 6.4 magnitude quake that shook Assam and parts of the northeast is a reminder that almost the entire region of northeast India lies on the highest prone earthquake belt, seismic zone V.
4. Assam: Two oxygen generation plants officially inaugurated at AMCH Dibrugarh
Two new oxygen generation plants were officially made functional at the Assam Medical College and Hospital (AMCH) in Dibrugarh.
5. Principal Director HFW express concern over rise in COVID-19 cases in Nagaland
Principal Director Health and Family Welfare Dr Kevichüsa Medikhrii said that COVID-19 cases in Nagaland are rising as the state reported 124 fresh cases.
6. Aftermath of Assam earthquake (detailed)
A major earthquake of a magnitude 6.4 on the Richter scale, followed by as many as ten aftershocks jolted Assam.
7. Meghalaya: BJP MDC checks on preparedness for COVID in Tura
The Bharatiya Janata Party MDC from Tura, Bernard Marak along with the party workers paid a visit to the Tura Civil Hospital to check on the preparedness of the State Government in tackling the second wave of COVID-19.
8. Nagaland is facing drought-like situation, says Kikheto Sema
Agriculture Production Commissioner Kikheto Sema, IAS called for an urgent meeting of all Agriculture and Allied Departments of Nagaland to discuss the challenges being faced by the State at the Nagaland Civil Secretariat Conference Hall, Kohima.