Morning News Nuggets


1. Assam CM reviews flood and COVID-19 situation in Lakhimpur

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma reviewed the flood preparedness and COVID-19 situation in Lakhimpur district.

2. Analysis - Meghalaya’s UDP stays quiet on the issues of its own ministers, but for how long?

A year ago, when civil society raised concerns about erstwhile Home Minister James K. Sangma of National People’s Party (NPP) with regards to his handling of illegal coal mining, NPP’s regional ally United Democratic Party (UDP) was at the forefront of demanding the immediate removal of James. 

3. Meghalaya's Mission Jackfruit set to get big push; Technology Incubation Centre soon in Tura

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said the government under its flagship programme, “Jackfruit Mission” is working on a number of interventions to promote value-added jackfruit products in the State.

4. Assam & Meghalaya to hold DC, SP level talks on June 24 to discuss border dispute

Assam and Meghalaya will hold a Deputy Commissioner (DC) and Superintendent of Police (SP) level meeting tentatively on June 24 to discuss the current inter-state border dispute at Saba and Khanduli villages in West Jaintia Hills (WJH) district. 

5. Meghalaya: Man lands in trouble for posting disrespectful comments against Niamtre believers

Meghalaya police apprehended one person, identified as Samuel Latam (19), a resident of Mynthlu village in East Jaintia Hills, for posting disrespectful comments on YouTube against believers of the indigenous faith – Niamtre and the Behdienkhlam festival. 

6. Assam Cong flays Centre’s move on FDI in oil PSUs

The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee has vehemently opposed the Cabinet note seeking inter-ministerial views on a proposal to allow up to 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) under automatic route in oil and natural gas public sector undertakings (PSUs).

7. NIT Meghalaya conducts COVID-19 vaccination drive in Shillong

The National Institute of Technology (NIT), Meghalaya, together with the state's health department conducted a COVID-19 vaccination camp recently.

8. Assam government will strongly deal with power theft, says Bimal Borah

Assam power minister Bimal Borah said the state government will strongly deal with any power theft.

9. Exclusive | These localities in Shillong are fighting a war on two fronts - COVID & water crisis

It has been three months since residents of Mawlai Mawiong Rim and Mawlai Mawiong Umjapung, two major localities in Shillong, have been reeling under water crisis. 

10. India vs New Zealand WTC Final: Day four washed off due to rain

The Day 4 of the ongoing World Test Championship (WTC) final between India and New Zealand was abandoned due to rain.

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