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Adam Halliday


Mizoram: CM’s brother Lal Thanzara wins assembly seat
Wed, Nov 25, 2015

Thanzara won 6,175 (56 per cent) of the 10,916 votes polled.

Aizawl: The seat CM’s brother quit, only to contest again
Tue, Nov 17, 2015

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.

Beef trade across states
Tue, Oct 27, 2015

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.

Beef trade across states
Tue, Oct 27, 2015

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.

Bru leaders ready to work with Mizoram govt to repatriate relief camp inmates
Mon, Oct 26, 2015

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.

Financial inclusion: Rajan reiterates his Lima stance
Fri, Oct 16, 2015

The RBI governor sounded a similar note of caution in Lima, Peru, a week ago on the sidelines of an IMF-World Bank meet.

RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan lauds SC ruling on Aadhar for banking
Fri, Oct 16, 2015

"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.

Ajit Doval heads to Myanmar to attend peace pact signing
Thu, Oct 15, 2015

The ceasefire signatories will not include the National Socialist Council of Nagalim’s S S Khaplang-led faction.

Mizoram finance minister presents deficit budget of Rs 7576.56 cr
Fri, Oct 09, 2015

Lalsawta told the house that the government intends to consider the current financial year a "year of consolidation".

Mizoram Assembly adopts resolution on UN declaration on indigenous rights
Thu, Oct 08, 2015

The UN's DRIPS was accepted by the international body's General Assembly in 2007 after more than two decades of negotiations.

Goat Pox behind mass deaths of Serows in Mizoram: Experts
Tue, Oct 06, 2015

Goat pox is caused by the Capripox Virus which can be found in potential hosts such as goats, sheep and cows.

Resolution against ECI’s ordering electoral roll revision in Bru relief camps
Mon, Oct 05, 2015

Bru leaders in the camps have argued that it is their fundamental right to vote since they are citizens of the country.

Mizoram’s flickering Hmar insurgency
Mon, Oct 05, 2015

Many Hmars are members of Mizoram’s middle class; most no longer speak the Hmar dialect, and are fully integrated into Mizo society.

Mizoram: Martyr’s Day observed to commemorate those who died during Mizo Insurgency
Mon, Sep 21, 2015

The rebel force turned political party has been observing Martyr's Day every September 20 since 1980.

Mizoram’s power lifeline on shaky ground after landslip
Mon, Sep 07, 2015

Parts of the ground on which Mizoram’s most important power distribution point stands sunk a couple of feet that night, endangering equipment.

Mizoram: Decision on Dampa Tiger Reserve by September end
Tue, Sep 01, 2015

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.

Mizo National Party targets Congress govt for Manipur violence
Tue, Sep 01, 2015

The party has demanded the Centre and the state governments to investigate the deaths.

Mizoram sisters’ ‘rape’, murder: Police search for 18-year-old suspect
Sun, Aug 30, 2015

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.

Judge acquits two men of murder in Mizoram citing discrepancy in evidence
Tue, Aug 25, 2015

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.

19-year-old girl, sole witness to murder of a family of five, testifies before trial court
Fri, Aug 21, 2015

Lalzemawii was working as a domestic help at the home of Sangliansiama when the murders that stunned Mizoram.

Mizoram minister’s resignation: MNF’s youth wing ups stakes in running battle with Congress
Fri, Aug 21, 2015

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.

In the hills of Mizoram, mystery deaths of a shy mammal
Thu, Aug 20, 2015

Officials could locate four carcasses in April, and going by villagers’ claims, about another dozen may have died.

Mizoram: Court asks govt to file counter-affidavit in fraudulent land transfer case
Thu, Aug 13, 2015

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.

Mizoram Serow deaths: Officials tentatively blame particular kind of skin disease
Wed, Aug 12, 2015

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.

Guwahati: Army Colonel transferred for bad behaviour after complaint by locals
Wed, Aug 12, 2015

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 on alert after Serows found dead with exacerbated skin disease
Mon, Aug 10, 2015

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.

How an High Court order is helping Mizoram tackle land compensation demands
Fri, Aug 07, 2015

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.

Mizoram CM appeals to PM Modi to rush aid to flood-affected Myanmar
Wed, Aug 05, 2015

CM Lal Thanhawla has also volunteered Mizoram as the base for possible air-dropping operations.

Mizoram: Student killed in police firing
Wed, Aug 05, 2015

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.

NSCN (IM) cadres in eastern Bangladesh contact Mizoram officials for possible transit assistance through state
Tue, Aug 04, 2015

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.

Student killed in police firing in Mizoram’s Chakma region headquarters
Tue, Aug 04, 2015

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.

Alleged illegal recruitment by Chakma District Council behind Tuesday’s violence
Tue, Aug 04, 2015

A statement by the Mizoram Chakma Students Union on July 30 said these appointments were made "without following any established Recruitment Rules.

Mizoram cabinet nod for closure of three PSUs, downsizing two others
Sat, Aug 01, 2015

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.

Mizoram court begins hearing molestation case against teacher
Wed, Jul 29, 2015

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.

Salaam, President Abdul Kalam: The end came in the company of students
Wed, Jul 29, 2015

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.

HPCD resumes extortion operations after rejected talk offers, Mizoram DGP says police will bring militant group “to it’s knees”
Fri, Jul 24, 2015

The letter addressed to the PWD SDO at Ratu has demanded a donation of Rs 1 lakh.