Mid-day News Nuggets

Here are today's top ten news articles till 12 pm of December 12:
Mid-day News Nuggets

1. Arunachal: Friends of Eighties setting an example in East Siang district

Group of friends called Friends of Eighties (FoE) while continuing their voluntary work, repainted and repaired the main gate and front boundary wall of IGJ Government Higher Secondary School, Pasighat, East Siang District.

2. Arunachal: WASE appeals for alcohol-free Panchayat election

While continuing their fight against the menace of drugs and Indian-made foreign liquor (IMFL) in the society, the Women Against Social Evils (WASE) has appealed for an alcohol-free election during this ensuing Panchayat and Municipal election to be held on December 22.

3. NESO observes Dec 11 as "Black Day" marking passing of CAA

The North East Students’ Organisation (NESO), a conglomeration of student bodies from across the northeastern region observed December 11 as “black day” marking the passing of the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) – now Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

4. 'Meghalaya's youth are key stakeholders to achieve the state vision'

To achieve projected targets of the Meghalaya State Vision, the Commissioner of Division, Garo Hills Region and Commissioner and Secretary Dr. D Vijay Kumar convened a meeting with all the Deputy Commissioners and Officers of line departments of Garo Hills Region at Circuit House, West Garo Hills, Tura.

5. Meghalaya: NPP, CoMSO condemn Mukul's statement on Residents' Safety Act

The NPP slammed the leader of opposition, Dr Mukul Sangma for reportedly doubting the seriousness of the NPP-led Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government in pursuing the issue with the central government.

6. Politics should be used in positive manner for development: Former Mizoram CM

Former Mizoram chief minister and state Congress President, Lal Thanhawla on Friday said politics should be used in a positive way and as a proper channel for ushering development.

7. IMA Mizoram chapter opposes CCIM notification

The Mizoram chapter of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) and the Indian Dental Association (IDA) strongly opposed the Centre's move allowing post-graduate practitioners of Ayurveda to be trained in performing surgical procedures.

8. NHRC sends advisories to ministries, states on combating human trafficking amid a pandemic

Given the reported increase in human trafficking cases amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued advisories to various ministries and states on combating the menace.

9. Kolkata's air quality turns poor in fog conditions

Air quality turned poor across Kolkata on a foggy day as particulate matters hung in the air.

10. Mexico is the fourth country to approve emergency use of Pfizer coronavirus vaccine

The Mexican government's medical safety commission approved the emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, making Mexico the fourth country to do so.

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