Morning News Nuggets

News stories this morning.

1. Meghalaya Cabinet's decisions on lockdown & COVID situation in Jaintia Hills

The Meghalaya Cabinet decided to extend the lockdown in East Khasi Hills till June 21 as the number of COVID cases registered is yet to come down below the danger level. 

2. Zebras from Israel, ducks from Czech Republic to enrich Assam zoo

Post pandemic, visitors to the Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden can look forward to seeing new entrants - zebras from Israel and white-winged wood ducks from the Czech Republic.

3. Meghalaya | Dangar PHC controversy: Hek rallies behind medical fraternity; Mawsynram MLA clarifies

Meghalaya Health Minister A.L. Hek has rallied behind the medical fraternity, observing that health workers cannot be squarely blamed for any unfortunate incident that takes place at a hospital or health centre. 

4. Meghalaya: Vaccination drive picks up momentum in Ri-Bhoi district

Residents of Ri-Bhoi district thronged the Indoor Stadium, Nongpoh to get themselves vaccinated amid the ongoing fight against COVID-19.

5. BJP national VP Mukul Roy rejoins Trinamool Congress

The National Vice President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Mukul Roy, along with his son Subhranshu, returned to the Trinamool Congress (TMC), with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and top party leaders welcoming the old guard.

6. Meghalaya: ASHA serves one week deadline to state government to meet pending demands

The Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA) of Meghalaya on served a one week deadline to the state government to meet their long pending demands or will be compelled to stop their service during this time of pandemic.

7. Assembly speakers of NE states to submit memo to PM Modi on racism

Meghalaya Legislative Assembly Speaker Metbah Lyngdoh informed that all Assembly Speakers of the eight North-Eastern states have decided to submit a memorandum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla to address issues of racism against North East Indians.

8. Meghalaya: Power Deptt's key decisions to reform MeECL

Meghalaya Power Minister James Sangma and senior officials of the department and the Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL), held a meeting to discuss a roadmap to improve the efficiency and functioning of MeECL, with the turnaround target set for six months.

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