Morning News Nuggets
The State Mahila Pradesh Congress Committee has questioned the rationale behind extending the lockdown till May 24, without any clear-cut goal.
The Government of Meghalaya extended the lockdown period in East Khasi Hills district till May 24.
Indian conservationist Nuklu Phom has been awarded the prestigious Whitley Award, worth £40,000, for creating a new network of community-owned forests to protect the Amur Falcons, increasing the biodiversity in the state of Nagaland.
At least 20 wild elephants were found dead atop Bamuni Hills in Nagaon district of Assam.
Assam Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma met the wife of abducted Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) employee Ritul Saikia at Majuli circuit house in the presence of Titabor MLA Bhaskarjyoti Baruah.
With Meghalaya registering the highest single-day spike of 591 fresh COVID cases, the load on the health care system is set to increase.
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