Morning News Nuggets


1. Meghalaya: Congress MLA & MDC urge CM for stronger infrastructure in border areas

Congress MLA Mayralborn Syiem and Congress MDC Balaijed Ranee have called upon Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma that border areas should have more infrastructure to ensure that Meghalaya land is prevented from encroachment.

2. JNV principal assault case: Assam police arrest 4 teachers

Assam police arrested four teachers of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) of Udmari for allegedly trying to kill the principal on the school premises.

3. Journalists Patricia Mukhim, Anuradha Bhasin move SC challenging constitutionality of sedition law

Journalists Patricia Mukhim and Anuradha Bhasin on Monday moved the Supreme Court, challenging the constitutionality of the sedition law under Section 124 A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). 

4. Interstate boundary row: Assam CM Himanta to visit Meghalaya on July 23

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma will be visiting Meghalaya on July 23, a day ahead of the two-day visit of Union Home Minister Amit Shah to Shillong on July 24 and 25. 

5. Meghalaya to sign fresh lease agreement for completion of State’s first 5-Star Hotel in Shillong 

The Meghalaya Cabinet decided to sign a fresh lease agreement with Maxim Infrastructure and Real Estate Pvt Ltd for the development and completion of the state's first 5-Star hotel at the Shillong Municipal Board’s land in Jail Road. 

6. Gauhati University cancels 3rd semester UG exams

Gauhati University (GU) has decided to cancel the third-semester examinations for undergraduate (UG) courses in colleges affiliated with the university.

7. New Mexico honours US physician of Naga origin; declares July 19 as "Dr Jonathan Iralu Day"

In recognition of the service rendered by Nagaland-born physician, Dr Jonathan Iralu in times of pandemic, the state of New Mexico has declared July 19 as "Dr Jonathan Iralu Day".

8. Meghalaya Cabinet clears State PPP policy to facilitate private investment

The Meghalaya Cabinet cleared the Meghalaya Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Policy 2021 to facilitate more private investment in the state. 

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