Morning News Nuggets

News stories this morning.

1. Meghalaya: NPP State Chief, Opp. Leader Mukul for fair probe after NPP legislator accused of rape

State President of the National People’s Party (NPP) Dr. W.R. Kharlukhi and Opposition Leader Mukul Sangma favoured a fair and proper investigation, and not consider mere allegations, after a woman lodged an FIR against NPP MLA Thomas Sangma on Tuesday accusing him of rape. 

2. Meghalaya: UNICEF to collaborate with MLAs in fight against COVID

UNICEF will be collaborating with Meghalaya Legislative Assembly and cross-party legislators on COVID-19 preparedness and response in Meghalaya. 

3. Assam: IMA demands to deploy Armed forces in hospitals 

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) Assam demanded the armed forces to be deployed across all healthcare providing establishments along with strict rules to prevent further incidents of violence against medical workers.

4. Meghalaya: COVID related deaths due to late medical treatment, says Hek

Health Minister A.L. Hek, while making an assessment of COVID related deaths in the state said that death rates have increased because people refrain from getting medical attention.

5. Meghalaya: Jirang legislator takes initiative in setting Corona Care Centre at Byrnihat

The local legislator of Jirang Constituency, Sosthenes Sohtun has taken an initiative in setting up Corona Care Centre (CCC) at Byrnihat to accommodate those residents who are infected by COVID-19.

6. As auction looms, unions seek Assam CM’s intervention to save HPCL paper mills

The Joint Action Committee of Recognised Unions (JACRU) of Nagaon and Cachar paper mills has urged Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma to intervene and save the Hindustan Paper Corporation Limited (HPCL)-owned mills from sale through e-auction.

7. Meghalaya: Congress MLA Mukul Sangma inspects COVID Step Down Hospital at Umsawli

Congress MLA and leader of the opposition Mukul Sangma inspected the COVID Step Down Hospital located at Umsawli, Shillong.

8. Assam: Meet discusses mitigation of erosion, floods at Kaziranga National Park 

As a follow-up of the flood preparedness meeting at Kaziranga recently, a high-level meet between the forest, water resources and agriculture and veterinary departments stressed the need to plan short- and long-term plans to mitigate erosion and excessive flooding at the national park.

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