Lalzirliana said it is unlikely that the Rohingyas would come to Mizoram as the community’s home state of Rakhine in Myanmar is quite far off.
Mizoram, which became a union territory in 1972 and a full-fledged state in 1987, had a Congress government for over 20 years, the MNF had ruled the state for over 10 years.
“When NLUP started, production of input supply was less than five per cent in almost all sectors,” he said, adding that by end of 2015-16, most sectors have achieved self-sufficiency in quality input supply which was a highly commendable achievement.
Mizoram Animal Husbandry and Veterinary department confirmed that Champai town at Indo-Myanmar border has been struck by swine flu. Atleast 90 pigs and piglets died due to the syndrome last month and the figure was around 4000 in 2016.
The official said that four rounds of talks held since August 10 last year were held under cordial atmosphere and mutual trusts and had proceeded fast towards reaching an amicable settlement to the vexed Hmar imbroglio.
The torrential rain has resulted in submerging of many low-lying areas in the Imphal valley, including Chief Minister Biren Singh’s constituency Heingang.
The Met department announced on Tuesday that the southwest monsoon, which entered the region on Monday morning, was already spreading vigorously to other states including Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura.
“We do not know about our neighbouring states. But for us here in Mizoram, owing to our close ethnic ties, we would be happy if the earlier practice [60 km free zone and period of stay up 60 days instead of 72 hours] is restored,” CM Lal Thanhawla said
In Aizawl, the state government issued an order to all filling stations to ration oil sales and prohibited purchase of petrol with containers.
Though the Mizo Accord was inked on June 30, 1986, the former underground personnel said, many of the terms and conditions of the peace agreement were yet to be fulfilled by the Centre.
The party also called upon the people of the state, its legislators, elected panchayat leaders and others in the society to stand united in its demand for the constitutional amendment of Article 371 (H) in Parliament.
Mostly women and children from Arakan in Myanmar have taken refuge at two villages in southernmost Mizoram’s Siaha district, says the official.
The move to ensue peace talks was advocated on the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Mizo peace accord, which was signed in 1986.
Troops of the Assam Rifles, in a joint operation with Mizoram Police, have recovered as many as six AK-56 assault rifles in two separate operations in the past four days.
Sanctioned way back in 2000 for gauge conversion, the 84.25-km project was completed “well within target”, Pranav Jyoti Sharma, CPRO at the Northeast Frontier Railway headquarters said.