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.
Lalzemawii was working as a domestic help at the home of Sangliansiama when the murders that stunned Mizoram.
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.
Officials could locate four carcasses in April, and going by villagers’ claims, about another dozen may have died.
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.
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.
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'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.
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.
CM Lal Thanhawla has also volunteered Mizoram as the base for possible air-dropping operations.
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.
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.
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.
A statement by the Mizoram Chakma Students Union on July 30 said these appointments were made "without following any established Recruitment Rules.
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.
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.
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.
The letter addressed to the PWD SDO at Ratu has demanded a donation of Rs 1 lakh.
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.
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.
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.
Officials from the state Home Department confirmed that there had not been a single kidnapping incident so far this year.
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.
Congress leaders, including the CM himself, have however occasionally targetted the Church over its stated opposition to liquor sales.
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.
An eight-member committee has been formed to look into this aspect of government expenditure.
The Railways hopes to reach all state capitals in the Northeast by March 2020.
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).
The Gauhati HC on Wednesday passed an interim stay order against the new selection criteria.
The student body demanded first preference should be given to students from the ethnic Zo community, which forms a majority in the state.
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.
It is a unique way to buy and sell, a novel kind of grassroots commerce, an indigenously developed small-scale agricultural marketing technique even.
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.
West Bengal will hold an event in Kolkata’s Netaji Indoor Stadium with representatives of a various yoga, health and meditation agencies.
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.
The Minister of State visited Mizoram earlier this week on an official trip, and also met with the state’s BJP leaders in Aizawl.