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Judge acquits two men of murder in Mizoram citing discrepancy in evidence
Tue, Aug 25, 2015

As their statements to police also conflicted, the judge summoned the IO along with the case diary, but no headway could be made into which of the two committed the murder.

19-year-old girl, sole witness to murder of a family of five, testifies before trial court
Fri, Aug 21, 2015

Lalzemawii was working as a domestic help at the home of Sangliansiama when the murders that stunned Mizoram.

Mizoram minister’s resignation: MNF’s youth wing ups stakes in running battle with Congress
Fri, Aug 21, 2015

They have also used CM Lal Thanhawla's own public pronouncements to question if he filed correct campaign expenditure claims to the Election Commission for the 2013 state-wide polls.

In the hills of Mizoram, mystery deaths of a shy mammal
Thu, Aug 20, 2015

Officials could locate four carcasses in April, and going by villagers’ claims, about another dozen may have died.

Mizoram: Court asks govt to file counter-affidavit in fraudulent land transfer case
Thu, Aug 13, 2015

The State EC’s present Secretary, H Darzika, is accused of fraudulently transferring ownership of about 80 acres of land to four persons without the knowledge of 17 original landowners.

Mizoram Serow deaths: Officials tentatively blame particular kind of skin disease
Wed, Aug 12, 2015

Forest officials in Mizoram have tentatively concluded that the reason behind the mysterious deaths of more than two dozen Himalayan Serows across Mizoram in the past five months may be sarcoptic mange, a skin disease caused by a particular kind of mites.

Guwahati: Army Colonel transferred for bad behaviour after complaint by locals
Wed, Aug 12, 2015

Colonel Ravinder Singh had been arrested by police last week for threatening a local man with a knife after the man refused to lend him his motor-cycle, according to locals and police.

Mizoram on alert after Serows found dead with exacerbated skin disease
Mon, Aug 10, 2015

Mizoram's forest department has been put on alert after the semi-decayed carcasses of at least 10 Serows, the state animal, were found with what appear to be exacerbated skin disease over the past five months in various regions of the state.

How an High Court order is helping Mizoram tackle land compensation demands
Fri, Aug 07, 2015

Village Councils are the equivalent of panchayats, and the “passes” have traditionally acted as certificates of land ownership for agricultural purposes within the Council’s territory.

Mizoram CM appeals to PM Modi to rush aid to flood-affected Myanmar
Wed, Aug 05, 2015

CM Lal Thanhawla has also volunteered Mizoram as the base for possible air-dropping operations.

Mizoram: Student killed in police firing
Wed, Aug 05, 2015

Police sources said over 300 protesters had gathered outside Chawngte police station after nine student leaders were detained ahead of a bandh in protest of the alleged illegal recruitment.

NSCN (IM) cadres in eastern Bangladesh contact Mizoram officials for possible transit assistance through state
Tue, Aug 04, 2015

Top sources said "Colonel" Apum, commander of the NSCN(IM) in Bangladesh’s Chittagong Hill Tracts region, made contact with operatives on Tuesday to intimate them of a possible return to India through Mizoram.

Student killed in police firing in Mizoram’s Chakma region headquarters
Tue, Aug 04, 2015

Police sources said a mob of between 300 to 400 people gathered outside the police station after police detained nine student and youth leaders an hour ahead of the 6 am-to-6 pm bandh call.

Alleged illegal recruitment by Chakma District Council behind Tuesday’s violence
Tue, Aug 04, 2015

A statement by the Mizoram Chakma Students Union on July 30 said these appointments were made "without following any established Recruitment Rules.

Mizoram cabinet nod for closure of three PSUs, downsizing two others
Sat, Aug 01, 2015

The move to overhaul all state-owned enterprises in Mizoram has been prompted largely by an agreement between the state government and the Asian Development Bank.

Mizoram court begins hearing molestation case against teacher
Wed, Jul 29, 2015

The Aizawl District and Sessions Court on Wednesday began hearing the case of a primary school teacher who was arrested last November for molesting 32 schoolgirls at Saichal village, about 150 km from the state capital.

Salaam, President Abdul Kalam: The end came in the company of students
Wed, Jul 29, 2015

At around 6.30 pm, just as APJ Abdul Kalam had clicked past the first two slides, he collapsed — 75 minutes later, it was official. “All efforts were made but Dr A P J Abdul Kalam could not be revived,” the Bethany Hospital said in a statement.

HPCD resumes extortion operations after rejected talk offers, Mizoram DGP says police will bring militant group “to it’s knees”
Fri, Jul 24, 2015

The letter addressed to the PWD SDO at Ratu has demanded a donation of Rs 1 lakh.

Gauhati HC grants bail to Zirsanga, others in graft case
Thu, Jul 23, 2015

The Aizawl bench of the Gauhati High Court on Thursday granted interim bail to Lai Autonomous District's chief executive V Zirsanga and several others in a Rs 1.5 crore graft case.

Aizawl court reserves order on bail plea of top autonomous district officials
Tue, Jul 21, 2015

Prosecutors had countered the letter had no weight since the ACB had found through a preliminary enquiry that the accused are indeed complicit and registered a criminal case based on the enquiry.

Curious case of Mizoram’s missing pangolin scales
Mon, Jul 20, 2015

On June 11, a joint operation by police and Assam Rifles seized six bags, with reportedly 216 kg pangolin scales, from a bus at Farkawn, a village close to the border with Myanmar, at six in the evening.

Kidnapping in Mizoram drops to zero in 2015
Sun, Jul 19, 2015

Officials from the state Home Department confirmed that there had not been a single kidnapping incident so far this year.

Mizoram’s missing pangolin scales – a tale of maybes and whodunits
Sat, Jul 18, 2015

Pangolins are protected under national and international law, but their scales are apparently highly-valued in some Asian countries, for decorative as well as alleged medicinal properties.

Mizoram: Gag order for Congress leaders on prohibition
Sat, Jul 18, 2015

Congress leaders, including the CM himself, have however occasionally targetted the Church over its stated opposition to liquor sales.

Mizoram govt amends rule for state’s technical entrance examination
Thu, Jul 16, 2015

The official said the decision was taken so that hundreds of students who have given the entrance test this year would not be adversely affected.

Mizoram govt spends roughly a fifth of it’s own revenues on medical reimbursements of employees
Wed, Jul 08, 2015

An eight-member committee has been formed to look into this aspect of government expenditure.

Massive push to railway infrastructure under way in Northeast
Thu, Jul 02, 2015

The Railways hopes to reach all state capitals in the Northeast by March 2020.

Mizoram: 29th anniversary of signing of Mizo Accord celebrated
Wed, Jul 01, 2015

The ZNP also held a minute of silence to mourn all those who lost their lives during the insurgency years (which includes civilians, officials and insurgents).

College admission: HC stay on preference to Zo-ethnic students
Fri, Jun 26, 2015

The Gauhati HC on Wednesday passed an interim stay order against the new selection criteria.

After protest, Gauhati HC stays Mizoram’s new technical education rules
Thu, Jun 25, 2015

The student body demanded first preference should be given to students from the ethnic Zo community, which forms a majority in the state.

Mizoram capital to be on railway map in three years
Tue, Jun 23, 2015

Hilly Mizoram's capital city will be on India's railway map ​in the next three years as line construction between Bairabi, a village on the Assam-Mizoram border and Sairang, a village 27 kms by road west of Aizawl, is set to be completed by then, a senior railway official said Tuesday.

Trust Thy Neighbour: An indigenous marketing technique in Mizoram is about honesty and goodwill
Sun, Jun 21, 2015

It is a unique way to buy and sell, a novel kind of grassroots commerce, an indigenously developed small-scale agricultural marketing technique even.

Yoga Day a subtle RSS plot of weaning people to Hinduism, says Mizoram Minister
Fri, Jun 19, 2015

Rotluangliana's comment comes even as Mizoram's church leaders have asked Mizo Christians to not observe Yoga day because it falls on Sunday, a holy day for Christians.

International Yoga Day: Non-NDA states Karnataka, West Bengal, Assam join in
Fri, Jun 19, 2015

West Bengal will hold an event in Kolkata’s Netaji Indoor Stadium with representatives of a various yoga, health and meditation agencies.

Bru repatriation: No one willing to take part and return to Mizoram
Thu, Jun 18, 2015

No Bru tribal responded to the Supreme Court-monitored repatriation process on the fourth and final day of the verification process at Tripura's Khakchangpara relief camp on Thursday.

Mizoram: BJP says Panchayati Raj MoS to explore direct funding for village councils
Thu, Jun 18, 2015

The Minister of State visited Mizoram earlier this week on an official trip, and also met with the state’s BJP leaders in Aizawl.