Morning News Nuggets

 News stories this morning.

1. Meghalaya: MeECL assures to strive harder to avoid distribution franchisees

Chairman cum Managing Director (CMD) of the Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL) Arun Kumar Kembhavi assured to working towards improving the efficiency of the MeECL to prevent outsourcing the distribution circles to another company.

2. Assam: COVID cases slow down in Dibrugarh; positivity rate at 2 per cent

COVID positive cases have been on the decline in the last couple of days in Dibrugarh district.

3. Sunil Chhetri overtakes Lionel Messi to become second-highest active goalscorer

With 74 goals in international football, Captain of the Indian football team Sunil Chhetri has overtaken Lionel Messi to become the second-highest active international goalscorer. 

4. Assam Cabinet approves simplified flood-damage assessment, property repair

In a major administrative reform, the Assam Cabinet on Tuesday approved simplification of flood-damage assessment and repair of infrastructure/property, authorising the district magistrates to take action within a seven-month timeframe.

5. Meghalaya: MeECL is very much capable of handling distribution circles, Power Minister

Meghalaya Power Minister James PK Sangma said that the government is trying its best to not hand over the Shillong Central and Eastern Distribution Circles to Distribution Franchisees.

6. Assam to regulate overloaded coal trucks at border check gates

The Assam Cabinet on Tuesday took a key decision to curtail overloading in coal-laden trucks passing through the state by mandatorily checking the weight of the trucks at Digharkhal and Srirampur inter-state border gates.

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