Sanctioned way back in 2000 for gauge conversion, the 84.25-km project was completed “well within target”, Pranav Jyoti Sharma, CPRO at the Northeast Frontier Railway headquarters said.
The suspension order was issued by the newly-appointed state party chief Prof John V Hluna last evening.
Lal Thanzara will contest the by-polls scheduled for November 21 to the seat he vacated, during a meeting at Congress Bhavan.
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.
At least three among the more critically injured, have been referred to the state capital for better treatment.
The Home Minister said that 598 foreign citizens largely crossed the international border to find work or for business purpose.
Replying to an un-starred question by opposition MLA Lalruatkima in the state assembly, state Home Minister R Lalzirliana said the “Gorkha approved list – 2001” shows there are 4,453 Gorkhas in Mizoram.
State Home Minister R Lalzirliana said with Biakliana’s arrest, the Mizoram Police will continue to hunt down eight other men who took part in the ambush and who remain at large.
Lalsawta told the house that the government intends to consider the current financial year a “year of consolidation”.
Mizoram legislators observed a minute of silence today on the first day of the state assembly’s budget session.
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.
Various Mizo groups and student unions have voiced their opposition to the ECI’s direction to conduct a special summary revision of electoral rolls in the Bru relief camps of Tripura.
The allegations of corruption pertain to alleged siphoning of funds from those earmarked to build school buildings, the unlawful appointment of almost 200 muster-roll employees and more than 30 others under contract.
The officer also said Zoramthanga and his wife Roneihsangi allegedly amassed Rs 66 lakhs worth of assets disproportionate to their known sources of income.