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News 1:
A delegation of National People’s Party leaders, with Lok Sabha MP, Agatha Sangma, Speaker, Thomas A Sangma, and Marcuise N Marak held a meeting with the Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs in New Delhi on Friday. Dr Caroline R Marak President of A’chik Literature Society (Garo) and other members of Literature society were also part of the delegation led by Agatha K Sangma. The meeting was held to discuss and advocate for the inclusion of the Garo Language in the list of demands for recognition under the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution. The aim of this meeting was to ensure that the Garo Language receives its due recognition.

News 2:
Deputy chief minister Prestone Tynsong held a meeting on Friday with the three autonomous district councils in the state on the digitization of land records.Tynsong mentioned that the Government Of India, through the Department of Land Resources, is willing to fund this project where they want each citizen to digitalize their land. A project management unit (PMU) will also be formed, which will be headed by the head of the department of DCA, and its members will be from the revenue department. All the respective DCs and all the district councils will be part of this PMU.

News 3:
In a determined show of unity and resolve, the Hynniewtrep Achik National Movement (HANM) organized a peaceful demonstration in the heart of the National Capital, New Delhi, on Friday. The protest aimed to draw attention to a series of longstanding demands, including the urgent implementation of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) system, the recognition of the Khasi Language in the Eighth Schedule, and the expeditious resolution of the border issue between Meghalaya and Assam. The protest was also joined by National People’s Party (NPP) MDCs, Bajop Pyngrope of Rambrai Jyrngam, and Sherborlamg Mawlong of Sohiong, who were also present in the demonstration led by the HANM.

News 3:
The Joint Action Committee (JAC) has demanded that the salaries which has been paid to the illegally appointed technical officer/senior consultant, Rohit Prasad will be recovered from the salary of Vice-Chancellor Prof Prabha Shankar Shukla with no expense borne by the NEHU account. This demand was put forth during the JAC’s second Assembly meeting, held on Friday at the University campus.Simultaneously, the JAC passed a resolution compelling the VC to hold a press conference in their presence, aiming to challenge his justifications. The committee has also resolved to escalate their agitation, applying further pressure on the Vice Chancellor to issue the termination/removal letter for the disputed technical officer/senior consultant.

News 4:
The Mizoram government has announced a 48-hour dry period for November 7 In view of the upcoming Mizoram General Assembly Election, to maintain law and order during this crucial event.The entire Mizoram State will observe dry days starting from November 5 at 4 pm continuing until 4 pm on Election Day, November 7. Furthermore, another dry day has been declared on December 3, coinciding with the vote counting process as directed by the Election Commission of India.

News 5:
The one-man judicial inquiry committee investigating the long pending case of student leader Padam Gurung believes he died due to asphyxia due to drowning. The 22-year-old former President of Namchi Government College’s death on June 27 earlier this year sparked widespread protest in Namchi town in July- August, as the public was not convinced ‘a person could die by falling in a 2-feet deep drain’. The Sikkim Police had also claimed that Gurung died due to drowning, but the Namchi public argued that the local Police did not carry out their investigation in the case, indicating foul play.

News 6:
Daniil Medvedev, the 2021 US Open champion, will compete for Indian team ‘PBG Eagles’ in the second season of the World Tennis League (WTL) and will have fellow Russian Andrey Rublev as teammate in the year-ending event starting December 24. The Indian team has been acquired by Punit Balan Group, which already owns nine teams in various leagues across sports. The second season of the WTL, which has support of former Indian player Mahesh Bhupathi, will be held at Yas Island’s Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi from December 21 to 24 where 16 of the world’s best tennis stars will compete. Punit Balan, the Chairman & Managing Director of PBG, said they are aiming for title as they make a foray into a global tennis project.

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