Evening News Nuggets


1. Sikkim asks schools to introduce 11 local languages in the curriculum

The Sikkim government has asked all schools in the state to introduce 11 vernaculars in their curriculum from the next academic session for students to pick one as a second language.

2. SC permits woman declared ‘foreigner’ to seek review in Gauhati High Court

The Supreme Court has allowed a woman declared as a foreigner by the Foreigners Tribunal in Assam, to file a review petition in Gauhati High Court against the judgment which upheld the tribunal’s order.

3. Doctors, health workers administered COVID-19 vaccination at Nongpoh Civil Hospital

A group of doctors and health workers took part in the vaccination drive at Nongpoh Civil Hospital on Friday to instil faith and confidence to all health workers, front liners and the public.

4. Assam hospital gets the first-of-its-kind facility in NE

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, on Friday, inaugurated a multi-surgery microscope, the first of its kind in the northeast, at Sui Ka Pha Hospital, Dimow in Sivasagar district.

5. Security forces apprehend PLA cadre in Manipur

The insurgent was identified as Ningthoujam Lonin Singh (Ibomcha), aged 25 years, a resident of Laimaram Mayai Leikai, Nambol, Bishenpur district.

6. IIT-Guwahati, Kaziranga University sign MoU on research, entrepreneurship

IIT-Guwahati would assist Kaziranga University in setting up advanced laboratories for experimental work in various areas of engineering and science.

7. Meghalaya CM lays a foundation for up-gradation of Pasyih-Garampani road in West Jaintia Hills

The Pasyih–Garampani road is a state highway from 8th Mile of Jowai–Ratacherra Road (NH 6) to Saphai near the boundary of the Meghalaya–Assam Border.

8. Meghalaya: Foundation laid for Wahiajer Multi-Sports Complex in West Jaintia Hills

CM asserted that the provision of sports infrastructure will help hone the skills of sporting talents from the area and will encourage the youth to take up sports as a career.

9. Union Education Minister reviews implementation of NEP-2020

Union Education Minister Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank chaired a meeting with senior officials of the ministry to review the implementation of New Education Policy- 2020.

10. Two men caned 77 times for having coitus in Indonesia’s Aceh

Two men in Indonesia were sentenced to 80 strokes last month, but they were caned 77 times after a remission for time spent in prison after neighbours reported them to the Islamic religious police for having coitus.