Morning News Nuggets

Stories of this morning

1. Meghalaya Mahila Congress questions govt rationale on extending lockdown

The State Mahila Pradesh Congress Committee has questioned the rationale behind extending the lockdown till May 24, without any clear-cut goal.

2. Meghalaya Govt extends lockdown in East Khasi Hills till May 24

The Government of Meghalaya extended the lockdown period in East Khasi Hills district till May 24. 

3. Indian conservationist from Nagaland awarded for changing fate of the Amur Falcon

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. 

4. Assam: 20 wild elephants die due to lightning strike in Nagaon

At least 20 wild elephants were found dead atop Bamuni Hills in Nagaon district of Assam. 

5. Assam CM meets abducted ONGC employee Ritul Saikia’s family

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.

6. Meghalaya: Health workers struggle to keep up with COVID pressure

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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