Police and Customs sources said Mizoram had emerged on the gold-smuggling route only over the past one year, with Manipur becoming either too “dangerous” or “costly”.
Thanzara won 6,175 (56 per cent) of the 10,916 votes polled.
Congress announced Lal Thanzara would recontest the seat he vacated, a move critcised by the opposition that accused him of bluffing about his reasons for quitting.
Currently, beef sells at Rs 350 per kilogram in Aizawl markets, while pork sells for Rs 250 per kg and poultry sells for Rs 240 per kg.
In Mizoram, beef remains the second most consumed meat after pork. Cattle is imported from other states such as Meghalaya and Assam and also from Myanmar.
The last repatriation process, which took place between June and August this year, was a failure, with not a single Bru taking part in it after camp leaders rejected the rehabilitation package.
The RBI governor sounded a similar note of caution in Lima, Peru, a week ago on the sidelines of an IMF-World Bank meet.
"I think that this Supreme Court ruling today on Aadhar will be quite helpful in making it possible for us to use Aadhar in banking services," said Rajan.
The ceasefire signatories will not include the National Socialist Council of Nagalim’s S S Khaplang-led faction.
Lalsawta told the house that the government intends to consider the current financial year a "year of consolidation".
The UN's DRIPS was accepted by the international body's General Assembly in 2007 after more than two decades of negotiations.
Goat pox is caused by the Capripox Virus which can be found in potential hosts such as goats, sheep and cows.
Bru leaders in the camps have argued that it is their fundamental right to vote since they are citizens of the country.
Many Hmars are members of Mizoram’s middle class; most no longer speak the Hmar dialect, and are fully integrated into Mizo society.
The rebel force turned political party has been observing Martyr's Day every September 20 since 1980.
Parts of the ground on which Mizoram’s most important power distribution point stands sunk a couple of feet that night, endangering equipment.
The Mizoram government told the HC that 287 tribal families evicted from Dampa in 1989 were not provided relief and rehabilitation because they did not have rights to the land.
The party has demanded the Centre and the state governments to investigate the deaths.
The bloodied bodies of the two girls were found around 8 pm Friday near their tin-roofed home in a corner of the village about 80 kms from state capital Aizawl.
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.