Morning News Nuggets


1. Meghalaya: Three sex workers, clients apprehended from Barik-Dhankheti road in Shillong

The Anti-Human Trafficking Unit (AHTU) of East Khasi Hills (EKH) recently apprehended three sex workers, along with three clients, from Barik-Dhankheti road in Shillong. 

2. Assam Cabinet decides to award performing govt employees

Non-gazetted government employees in Assam will be awarded for their performance, the state Cabinet decided.

3. Meghalaya: High positivity rate is a result of aggressive testing, says DHS

Meghalaya’s Director of Health Services (MI) Dr Aman Warr, informed that the spike in the COVID positivity graph is a result of aggressive testing of both high and low-risk individuals. 

4. COVID status: 46 districts in NE register case positivity rate above 10 per cent

The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed that out of the 73 districts in the country with Case Positivity Rate (CPR) above 10 per cent, 46 are in the Northeast.

5. Social organisations of Meghalaya demand judicial probe into alleged ICDS scam 

The Thma U Rangli Juki (TUR) and Workers Power of Meghalaya have written to the Chief Minister’s Office and Social Welfare Department on the alleged long-running Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) scam and requested a judicial probe into the matter.

6. Assam: Lahowal MLA Binod Hazarika takes stock of erosion in Dibrugarh

Lahowal MLA Binod Hazarika, visited the Nagaguli area of Dibrugarh, to take stock of the erosion problems caused due to floods.

7. High COVID positivity rate in Meghalaya worries Centre; Health Secy shoots letter to CS

The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has expressed concern over the continuous increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the northeastern state of Meghalaya. 

8. Earthquakes in Northeast: 16 major tremors recorded in NE in last 20 years

The 5.2 magnitude quake in Goalpara district of Assam on Wednesday, is a grim reminder of the vulnerability of the Northeast to earthquakes. 

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