Saturday, Apr 18, 2015



Manipur rural polls: Facing threat, candidates in 4 more villages withdraw names
Sat, Apr 18, 2015

No one had filed nominations in at least 24 villages in Aizawl district and two in Kolasib district by the deadline.

Mizoram to introduce ‘Disturbed Areas’ bill
Fri, Apr 17, 2015

A law to declare Mizoram's northern regions bordering Manipur a "disturbed area" will be introduced in the next assembly session.

Mizoram police arrest ‘army commander’ of militant group responsible for MLA convoy ambush
Thu, Apr 16, 2015

The spokesperson added there are currently two warrants of arrest against Famhoite.

Amit Shah set for Northeast tour, 7 states plus Sikkim in 12 days
Tue, Apr 14, 2015

The party recorded an electoral victory for the first time in Mizoram earlier this year when it won seven village councils (equivalents of panchayats) in the Chakma Autonomous District Council

My Mother’s People: What it is like to be a man in a matrilineal society
Sun, Apr 12, 2015

Being a man in a matrilineal society does not mean that one is bereft of any role or authority, but not everybody is convinced.

President Mukherjee laments ‘mediocrity’ of India’s higher learning
Fri, Apr 10, 2015

Also hundreds of students in school uniforms had lined the street approaching Raj Bhavan to protest the Governor issue

Hail storms damage more than thousand houses in Mizoram, Tripura
Mon, Apr 06, 2015

Thenzawl town, spread across a picturesque meadow-valley 27 kms west of Serchhip town, saw at least 91 houses damaged.

Mizoram to declare “disturbed” areas and “unlawful” organisations
Mon, Apr 06, 2015

This will be the first time either of these actions is taken within Mizoram since the end of the Mizo insurgency almost three decades ago.

How not to waste your beef
Sun, Apr 05, 2015

In many places in the Northeast, beef is a lesser meat, but widely consumed.

Aziz Qureshi dares Centre to order judicial probe
Tue, Mar 31, 2015

Says ready to be hanged in public if allegations are proved.

Mizoram Governor Aziz Qureshi sacked
Sun, Mar 29, 2015

Qureshi, who was appointed by the UPA government, was told to quit after change in Government.

Arms and ammunition, including seven carbines of type used by US military, seized in Mizoram
Fri, Mar 20, 2015

The arms smuggler told interrogators he procured the consignment from Myanmar’s border with Mizoram.

Amidst anti-migrant moves, Mizoram seeks to impart skills training to locals
Fri, Mar 13, 2015

Over the past one and a half years, 838 young people from Mizoram have completed skills training in concrete, glazed tiles and aluminium works.

India begins to play official role in Myanmar peace process: Zoramthanga
Mon, Mar 09, 2015

As New Delhi begins to play an official role in peace talks between Naypyitaw and Myanmar’s ethnic rebel armies, the neighbouring country is gearing up to host Prime Minister Narendra Modi in May (which would be Modi’s second visit there in seven months), said peace envoy and former Mizoram CM Zoramthanga on Monday. The former […]

2 days after students’ rally, Mizo govt says scholarships being disbursed
Thu, Mar 05, 2015

Wednesday's announcement by the H&TE Department was followed by a post on Facebook by P C Lalrinhlua.

The Right Spirit
Wed, Mar 04, 2015

As Mizoram sees the end of prohibition, an artist revisits the illusions of freedom that come with it.

Wild boar enters Mizoram village, attacks and injures five before being shot
Wed, Feb 25, 2015

As it reached a house on the outskirts, it attacked a group of women sitting on the porch.

Mizoram rural polls: 10 percent lesser voters than last time
Mon, Feb 23, 2015

The new VC rolls have been based on the latest electoral rolls of the ECI, which was updated on January 1, 2015.

The Big Picture: Mizoram gets into the spirit
Sun, Feb 22, 2015

The Cabinet minister incidentally had been the first one to support the new law during the Assembly debate.

Chakma leaders move to BJP
Mon, Feb 16, 2015

The BJP as the party’s state unit has plans this week to induct more people in areas dominated by ethnic groups.

Valentine’s Day in Mizoram: Govt just one of many to organise events
Sat, Feb 14, 2015

The event is at Hmuifang, a hilltop village hosting a vast meadow, a lodge, resort and several restaurants.

India’s first VGF hydro-power project falls through, Mizoram hands it over to NEEPCO
Wed, Feb 11, 2015

The HPC has said the dam would submerge farmlands of up to seven nearby villages.

Mizoram: Two BRO workers abducted by Bangla militants freed
Tue, Feb 10, 2015

Abductors issued a ransom demand of Rs 5 lakhs, ten women's watches and two mobile handsets.

Calling northeasterns immigrants reflects BJP’s view: Former Mizoram MLA
Mon, Feb 09, 2015

BJP vision document's reference as 'immigrant' however has been accepted by some faction of the North East people

Human limb found in dumpyard, turns out it was amuputee’s
Mon, Feb 09, 2015

It turns out the limb was the amputated leg of a male cancer patient from eastern Khawzawl town.

Militants release hostage in Mizoram
Mon, Feb 09, 2015

Thangchhuaha, a driver with the BRO, was released on Sunday and brought to his home town of Aizawl.

Mizoram HM threatens NLFT over abductions, appears to absolve Bru militants
Fri, Feb 06, 2015

R Lalzirliana said, "govt will show its anger in such a way that they will never carry out such operations again."

Mizoram Police arrest former militant in cross-border abduction of Border Roads Organisation employees
Wed, Feb 04, 2015

The suspect is a former cadre of the disbanded Bru National Liberation Front.

Mizoram: Women leaders undergo leadership training before polls
Tue, Feb 03, 2015

Elections to 544 rural and 83 urban local bodies in six of the state’s eight districts are scheduled to be held within the next two months.

Myanmar govt, leaders of ethnic groups to study Mizo accord
Tue, Feb 03, 2015

The Mizo accord is often hailed as one of most successful peace agreements between a government and an armed ethnic insurgency.

Bru tribals get 6-month ultimatum to return
Tue, Feb 03, 2015

Official records show almost 4,000 Bru families who have voting rights in Mizoram continue to live in the relief camps.

Myanmar ready to study Mizo accord: Zoramthanga
Mon, Feb 02, 2015

Myanmar’s government and leaders of its 16 ethnic rebel armies have agreed to visit India and study the Mizo Accord.

Mizoram: MHA agrees to final repatriation process for displaced Bru tribals
Tue, Feb 03, 2015

Bru leaders in Mizoram have, meanwhile, steadfastly supported the government’s repatriation process.

Clean Mizoram campaign launched
Fri, Jan 30, 2015

Lal Thanhawla kicked off the campaign by sweeping a stretch of road in the city’s main market area.

Mizoram: HIV funds withheld for five months, frontline workers warn of surge in new infections
Thu, Jan 29, 2015

The state treasury has a daily withdrawal ceiling and funds for combating HIV are apparently not on the priority list.

Close to 500 Bru families return to Mizoram on their own from Tripura relief camps
Tue, Jan 27, 2015

In all, a little less than 670 families have come home under the formal process.