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Mizoram: Tribal district’s chief executive, 5 others suspects in anti-graft investigation for siphoning off teachers’ salaries
Thu, May 21, 2015

The LADC is an autonomous tribal district under the sixth schedule of the Indian Constitution, and is located in Mizoram's southern periphery bordering Bangladesh and Myanmar.

Mizoram: Verification for final phase to begin on June 2
Thu, May 21, 2015

Mizoram officials will undertake the first verification process in Kaskau relief camp.

Rifleman’s death: Mizoram police tells Defence Ministry it was suicide, found no evidence of murder or conspiracy
Mon, May 18, 2015

Ajeet Kumar Rai, 25, was a rifleman with the 39th Assam Rifles and was posted at the battalion’s camp at Mimbung in eastern Mizoram.

Two months after end of prohibition, Mizoram town’s vineyards enter industry-made liquor map
Thu, May 14, 2015

Radiant Manufacturers CEO Bheeshma Chand said the grape juice concentrate will be used to make red sparkling wine.

Two culprits of Aizawl bomb blast acquitted
Tue, May 12, 2015

H D Lalhmangaiha and Lalringthanga were arrested in the first week of August 2014 for their roles in setting off five blasts in various parts of Aizawl that caused damages worth several lakhs but which led to no human casualties.

In Tripura, they can’t forget ‘what party has done for us’
Mon, May 11, 2015

Since it first came to power in 1977, the CPM had seen a hiatus of only one term, between 1988 and 1993.

Lonely at the Top: Trek up Reiek mountain in Mizoram
Sun, May 10, 2015

Even though Mizoram’s capital Aizawl is not far away, few travellers embark on the half-hour trek from the picture-postcard Reiek and Ailawng villages to the mountain-top.

School begins early in Mizoram and it’s not the kids who are complaining
Fri, May 08, 2015

The new timings have upset traditional schedules and led to considerable debate.

Mizoram: Anti-Narcotics volunteers round up over 200 addicts, peddlers and sex workers
Tue, May 05, 2015

Volunteers working for a revived anti-narcotics cell has rounded up huge bulks of Heroin, which is estimated to simultaneously intoxicate 1.5 lakh people in Aizawl.

Mizoram Police offers rewards for arrests of HPCD militants who ambushed convoy of MLAs
Sat, Apr 25, 2015

At least two of these six wanted men are residents of Manipur.

MNF accuses Congress of using militant group for political gains
Sat, Apr 25, 2015

Mizoram has for the past three decades been one of the country’s most peaceful states.

Mizoram: Local court sends three arrested militant leaders to judicial custody
Mon, Apr 20, 2015

The men have initially been charged under extortion cases in two northern Mizoram villages from last year.

Mizoram govt to bring bill to declare ‘disturbed areas’
Mon, Apr 20, 2015

The HPCD has also recently issued a press statement claiming responsibility for the attacks.

Tripura CPM leader among 4 arrested for murder of his wife
Mon, Apr 20, 2015

The CPM has expelled him from the party following the incident.

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.