Mid-day News Nuggets


1. GHADC salary crisis: NGEA threatens indefinite strike from Dec 14

Employees of the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) under the aegis of the Non-Gazetted Employees Association (NGEA) have threatened to go on an indefinite strike from December 14, on account of the non-clearance of 32 months of pending wages.

2. Assam NGO honours Trinity Saioo for scripting farming success in Meghalaya

Padma Shri awardee from West Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya, Trinity Saioo has been honoured with an award by the Balipara Foundation, an Assam NGO, for spearheading the women-led turmeric farming movement in Meghalaya.

3. Arvind Kejriwal likely to meet protesting farmers at Singhu Border

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is likely to visit the Singhu border on Monday, where thousands of farmers are protesting against the Centre's new farm laws.

4. 'Educate Girls' appoints filmmaking-duo Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari and Nitesh Tiwari to advisory council

Educate Girls, a non-profit organisation, working in India's rural and remote villages, recently appointed filmmakers and husband-wife duo Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari and Nitesh Tiwari to their Advisory Council.

5. Auto, taxi unions in Delhi to join 'Bharat Bandh' on Tuesday

Commuters may face problems as some auto and taxi unions in the city have decided to join 'Bharat Bandh' on December 8, called by farmer unions protesting against the recent farm laws.

6. Odisha jail inmates to watch a movie on Sundays

Jail inmates in Odisha will soon get an opportunity to watch patriotic and motivational movies on Sundays besides enjoying soothing music in their cells every day, officials said.

7. Shooting at nearby restaurant locks down Georgia campus

A university campus in Georgia briefly told students to lock their doors and turn off their lights, after a shooting at a nearby Mexican restaurant.

8. Pope: Christmas a sign of hope amid difficulties of pandemic

During his Sunday blessing, Francis noted that the Vatican's Christmas tree had gone up last week in St. Peter's Square, and that work is underway to build the life-size Nativity scene next to it.