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John Zothansanga is an Aizawl based contributor for IndianExpress.com and specialises in football.

Decision 2019: Divine intervention leads woman to contest parliamentary elections for first time in Mizoram history
Fri, Mar 29, 2019

While proclaiming her fight to be a 'Holy War' Lalthlamuani said that it was also a battle for women in Mizoram. "This is a challenge to my fellow Mizo women too. We barely have any political representation,” she said.

Mizoram’s football icon set to contest state’s lone Lok Sabha seat
Thu, Mar 14, 2019

In Mizoram, Congress allies with ZPM to field Lalnghinglova Hmar — the man known to have revolutionised football in Mizoram — as their candidate.

The corner of a northeastern field: How cricket found a strong wicket in Mizoram
Sat, Mar 09, 2019

At long last, part of the BCCI's domestic calendar, cricket in the hilly state of Mizoram is slowly gaining popularity. 

AIFF to launch first-ever national Futsal Cup
Sat, Feb 23, 2019

Kerala, Goa, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Meghalaya, Jammu & Kashmir and Karnataka will start its own State Futsal League while Mizoram already started the first futsal league in the country in 2018.

Mizoram takes to the streets against Citizenship Bill
Thu, Jan 24, 2019

The Mizo National Front, the ruling political party in the state, released a statement of its supports to the MZP and its stand against the the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, passed by the Lok Sabha on January 8.

In Mizoram, a group of hardcore Chelsea fans is raising funds for charity
Sun, Dec 23, 2018

Every time the Chelsea football club wins a major trophy in England, a club of loyal supports thousands of miles away in Mizoram, organises a charity drive

Mizoram: Zoramthanga sworn in as Chief Minister
Sun, Dec 16, 2018

Former chief minister Lal Thanhawla, besides former ministers, legislators and senior officials were present at the oath-taking ceremony.

Mizoram: On the eve of World Aids Day, a concert to promote HIV testing
Fri, Nov 30, 2018

The main reasons behind the severe number of HIV diagnosed cases in Mizoram are unsafe sex, followed by sharing of needles and syringes by drug users and sexual intercourse between homosexual partners, according to the Mizoram State Aids Control Society.

Mizoram: Country’s first queueless polling witnessed in Kolasib
Thu, Nov 29, 2018

Voters were provided a serial number with a timing slot. Accordingly, they cast their votes, with 60 voters exercising their franchise every half hour.

Melody, not rhetoric, the major crowd-puller at Mizoram rallies
Tue, Nov 27, 2018

While Lalhmachhuana said he spoke about the performance “in jest”, Lalengkima Colney, editor of local daily Rengkhawpui, said the demand for Feli Fanai — a popular singer from Champhai district — has soared over the past few elections.

Melody, not rhetoric, the major crowd-puller at Mizoram rallies
Tue, Nov 27, 2018

In an election where politicians try their hardest to be heard, it is the artiste’s voice that resounds the loudest.

In Mizoram, a football league for veterans who’ve still got it
Wed, Nov 21, 2018

A motley crew of engineers, police officers, drivers and businessmen — between the ages 40 and 60 — become the champions of the country’s first veteran football league

Civil societies protest demanding Mizoram CEO’s removal, talks with EC fail
Tue, Nov 06, 2018

The protests have forced the closure of shops and educational institutions, and transport services have been hit.

Mizoram civil societies to launch sit-in protest demanding removal of state election officer
Mon, Nov 05, 2018

State chief electoral officer SB Shashank had written to the Election Commission, complaining of direct interference by Mizoram govt and its principal secretary in the revision of electoral rolls for polls in state and EC to remove the secretary from his post.

Mizoram Assembly Speaker Hiphei resigns from Congress, joins BJP
Mon, Nov 05, 2018

A senior BJP leader had on Sunday said that Hiphei would resign from the Congress and join the BJP on November 5. Hiphei, a veteran leader, was elected to the Assembly from the Palak constituency.

Mizo hockey star Lalremsiami comes home to a royal palanquin welcome
Wed, Oct 24, 2018

A singing crowd crammed the Kolasib’s Diakkawn square, through which Lalremsiami passed, sitting in a open palanquin made of bamboo sticks — the highest honour in Mizo traditional practice.

Mizo National Front announces candidate list for polls
Mon, Oct 22, 2018

Addressing the function, Zoramthanga, President of the MNF, said, "People are tired of the Congress government and want to form a new government. Even the Congress doubts themselves for the upcoming state elections."

Thousands rally in Mizoram, demand scrapping of Chakma Council
Wed, Oct 10, 2018

Thousands of participants held placards and shouted slogans such as, 'We demand the removal of the CADC,' and 'Go back, illegal immigrants.'

Weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga’s family recalls thrilling moments as he bags India’s first Youth Olympics gold
Tue, Oct 16, 2018

Mizoram's Jeremy Lalrinnunga finished with a combined tally of 274 kg and created history by becoming the first Indian to win a medal at the Youth Olympic Games.

BJP to fight Mizoram assembly elections alone: Ram Madhav
Wed, Oct 03, 2018

BJP general secretary Ram Madhav also admitted that post-election, his party would not mind forging an alliance with like-minded parties to form a government.

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