Thursday, Jul 31, 2014

Adam Halliday

Principal Correspondent

Arrest warrant issued for police intel inspector in drug trafficking case; granted interim bail
Mon, Jul 28, 2014

An inspector was granted bail after Mizoram Narcotics dept obtained an arrest warrant against him for supplying meth.

Beating the bite
Sat, Jul 26, 2014

They have been going hamlet to hamlet trying to tackle the disease for a month now. 71 deaths later, they could finally be winning.

Malaria kills 70 as Tripura buys ‘wrong’ drugs, FIR against 3 officials
Sat, Jul 19, 2014

Congress leader claims ‘negligence’ behind deaths, state Health Minister denies allegation.

4 Bru militants involved in Bengal techie abduction held
Mon, Jul 14, 2014

Mandal, 25, was on assignment for Noida-based Telecom Network Solutions, a company then working for Airtel.

Mizoram lifts 18-year-old ban on alcohol
Thu, Jul 10, 2014

After 18 years, Mizoram lifts ban on sale and consumption of alcohol in the State.

‘It was blue, travelled fast, disappeared with a bang’
Wed, Jul 09, 2014

Some in Aizawl and towns and villages to the west and south described the explosion as thunder.

Purushothaman to quit: ‘Governors can’t be treated like clerks’
Wed, Jul 09, 2014

State government will hold a small farewell ceremony for Purushothaman at Lengpui Airport on Wednesday.

Sent to Nagaland, Mizoram Gov prepares to resign
Tue, Jul 08, 2014

New Gov Beniwal should resign, demands Mizoram BJP unit.

Mizoram minister in trouble for attending poll-boycott meeting
Sat, Jun 28, 2014

The boycott was successful as not even a single vote was cast on June 4.

Mizoram grapples with killer mushrooms
Thu, Jun 26, 2014

An unprepared government has issued advisories asking people to be careful because mushrooms have long been part of the Mizo diet.

Tripura: Malaria toll 45, most of them children below 10 years
Wed, Jun 25, 2014

Badal Chouhdury said a massive drive to spray DDT and provide preventive medicine was also on to combat the malaria outbreak.

After 4 deaths, Mizo govt advisory on mushrooms
Tue, Jun 24, 2014

Monday’s advisory said poisonous mushrooms lead to kidney, respiratory and gastric problems.

3 abducted by NLFT rebels in Mizoram
Mon, Jun 16, 2014

A police officer said one of the passengers was able to escape immediately while the remaining five were taken captive.

Cause to celebrate with world’s largest family
Fri, Jun 13, 2014

The singing and dancing, synchronised but often freestyle, was interspersed with religious speeches as Zion sat in the gallery.

Cong asked its CMs to skip Modi swearing-in, says Lal Thanhawla
Sat, May 31, 2014

The party paid for its misdeeds and it does not know how to face defeat, said Thanhawla.

Police contingent finally able to leave with 14 arrested men
Fri, May 23, 2014

Tension was eventually diffused and the police were finally able to leave with the arrested men early Friday morning.

Mizo villagers clash with police over timber seizure
Thu, May 22, 2014

A villager claimed that five men and several women sustained injuries in the clash.

Police clash with villagers in eastern Mizoram after arresting 10 community leaders
Thu, May 22, 2014

The police team remained stranded in the village as villagers refused to give way. Additional reinforcements were sent.

Bail for Mizo Phantom who alleged EVM rigging
Tue, May 20, 2014

Chhawnthuama and an accomplice were arrested from a Guwahati hotel on April 14.

A Train Stops at Naharlagun
Sun, May 18, 2014

Days before the first passenger train to Arunachal Pradesh was suspended, we took a ride from Tezpur to naharlagun to find excitement and curiosity, and conflicted feelings about the railway line — and the outsiders it would bring.

Landslide victory for Nagaland CM; Cong retains both seats in Manipur
Sat, May 17, 2014

Tripura: CPM bags both seats; Mizoram: Cong retains lone seat.

Daily passenger train between Assam, Arunachal suspended
Sun, May 11, 2014

Barely a month after it was launched, the historic broad-gauge daily passenger train service into Arunachal Pradesh has been suspended indefinitely due to law and order problems. “The train service between Harmuti in Assam’s Lakhimpur district and Naharlagun in Arunachal Pradesh — a 21 km route — has been suspended since Friday due to law […]

In Their Own Write
Sun, May 11, 2014

Early Left leaders from the indigenous community supported the use of the Bengali script for Kokborok.

Book Review
Identity Kits
Sat, May 10, 2014

A travelogue through the Northeast acknowledges its dizzying ethno-political complexity.

Assam policemen ‘acted like dacoits’: Mizo Home Minister
Thu, May 01, 2014

Border face-off: Tells Mizo cops ‘not to hesitate to use guns’.

Assam, Mizoram policemen face-off on state border
Wed, Apr 30, 2014

The conflict had first begun on Sunday after Assam Police and Forest Department personnel, along with a few locals, dismantled the houses of Mizo farmers.

Touched by the Water Spirit
Sat, Apr 26, 2014

Encounters with myth, lore and modernity on the Tlawng river in Mizoram.

NIA takes over Mizo arms haul case
Wed, Apr 23, 2014

The arms haul led to the arrest of two persons, Thangdeihtung and Liankhanmanga, both aged 30 and residents of Champhai town.

Congress sweeps Mizoram rural body elections
Wed, Apr 16, 2014

The MNF's tally is however worse than even independent candidates', who cornered 116 seats to form a majority in 20 Village Councils.

Mizoram records over 60% turnout, 7 EVMs & 24 VVPAT machines replaced due to errors
Fri, Apr 11, 2014

Polling was peaceful across the state with no incidents of violence reported.

Election 2014
Bandh off as EC agrees to strip Brus of voting rights
Wed, Apr 09, 2014

The EC postponed elections for Mizoram’s lone seat by two days to April 11 since polling parties were unable to make preparations due to the bandh.

Mizoram shutdown blocks poll officials
Tue, Apr 08, 2014

Bandh supporters said displaced Bru voters “refused” to be repatriated and should not be allowed to vote for Mizoram.

The trophy state
Sun, Mar 16, 2014

Behind Mizoram’s clean sweep of the football national championship lies an extraordinary league, sustained efforts, and slow and steady progress.

Let The Falcons Fly
Sun, Feb 02, 2014

From Mizoram to Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland, conservation efforts are flowering in the Northeast, as tribes with long traditions of hunting awake to the need to protect their prey.

Threat mail to Mizoram CM,cops question school owner
Thu, Dec 19, 2013

The police have questioned Chhawnthuama,the owner of a well-known residential school in Aizawl’s Durtlang neighbourhood.

The scheme that won Congress Mizoram
Thu, Dec 19, 2013

Mizoram’s New Land Use Policy is Congress’s key election plank that lead to its victory in polls.