Morning News Nuggets


1. Meghalaya: MeECL sees major reshuffle, gets new CMD

Major reshuffling was witnessed in the MeECL with ACS (Home) taking over as CMD replacing incumbent Arun Kumar Kembhavi.

2. Assam: AMCH doctor arrested in Dibrugarh, accused of raping colleague

Another doctor was arrested in Dibrugarh on charges of raping a colleague.

3. COVID expenditure this year lesser compared to first wave: Meghalaya CM

Giving details about the financial expenditure amid the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma has said that the expenditure this year has been lesser compared to the first COVID wave.

4. Meghalaya govt orders probe into alleged scams in MeECL & ICDS implementation

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma informed that an enquiry committee to probe into the alleged irregularities in the state-owned Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL) has been formed, and necessary orders and instructions for the conduct of the enquiry have been given to them.

5. Assam Police launches cyber fraud reporting system, helpline for citizens

Assam Police has launched a citizen financial cyber fraud reporting and management system with round-the-clock helpline to help curb financial cyber fraud.

6. No simple solution to Meghalaya-Assam border row: Conrad Sangma

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said that there is no simple solution to the current border row with Assam, while also maintaining that there has to be a solution that is acceptable to both sides.

7. Centre announces Rs 1.1 lakh crore loan guarantee scheme for COVID hit sectors

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a total of 8 economic relief measures, with a focus on health and medical infrastructure amid the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

8. Mairang will be new district before Independence Day, says Meghalaya CM

Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said that Mairang will be the new district of the state before the country observes Independence Day this year with an aim to bring the administration closer to the people.

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