Morning News Nuggets

1. Assam: Massive fire guts 30 houses in Dibrugarh

At least 30 houses were gutted in a massive fire at Tinkonia near Polo ground in Dibrugarh.

2. Meghalaya: Petrol tanker overturns near Nongpoh, locals loot fuel in buckets

In an incident that occurred on Tuesday afternoon at the National Highway-6 at Mawtnum village near Nongpoh in Ri Bhoi District, people thronged themselves to collect fuel after an oil tanker overturned in the area.

3. POPULATION POLICY: Assam CM to garner support from Muslim intellectuals, groups

Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma will meet several Muslim intellectuals and groups next month to garner support on the state’s move to slow down its minority population growth.

4. Meghalaya Police warns against those ‘spreading misinformation on vaccination’

Following the Meghalaya High Court order that vaccination is the need of the hour in the fight against the COVID-19 virus, the Superintendent of Police (SP), East Kasi Hills District has warned the public or organisations involved in spreading misinformation about the efficacy of the vaccine.

5. Assam: Anti-erosion geo-bag project work at Rohmoria halted due to floods

The ongoing anti-erosion project from Rohmoria High secondary school to Bogoritulia in Dibrugarh has been halted due to flood and rising water levels of Brahmaputra.

6. Meghalaya: COVID takes a toll on developmental projects in education sector

With the COVID pandemic and lockdown measures not easing anytime soon, developmental activities are expected to suffer as Meghalaya witnesses a delay in the implementation and completion of several infrastructural works. 

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