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Mizoram News

‘From Day 1, have asked Brus to come back,’ says Mizoram CM Lal Thanhawla

As many as 150 Bru refugees from 32 families, who were repatriated to Mizoram recently, will be able to cast their votes in the Assembly elections in the state, officials said on Thursday.

After its standoff with Mizoram govt, EC yields, names new poll officer

The crisis in the poll-bound state stems from Shashank alleging interference by the state government in preparations for the polls, scheduled on November 28.

Mizoram: BJP seeks to make inroads in Congress-MNF battleground

Mizoram, a small, Christian-majority state (around 87 per cent of the population) has an electorate of just over 7.68 lakh people.

76 per cent licensed gun owners deposit arms in poll-bound Mizoram

The deputy commissioners of all the districts in the state had issued orders asking all registered gun owners to deposit their firearms before the Assembly elections as per a directive issued by the Election Commission of India.

Demand for booths in Tripura camps: ‘We are not disenfranchised. Why so much trouble over us voting?’

Mizoram’s civil society groups have insisted that no electoral process should be conducted outside the state while Brus maintain that they want to cast their votes in booths at the relief camps.

Poll panel tells Mizoram govt to send names for CEO post

EC to decide on transfer of incumbent CEO after examining ‘suitability’ of panel of officers sent by state govt

Mizoram: Earthquake of magnitude 5.3 hits Champhai district

The tremors were also felt in state capital Aizawl, where people rushed out of houses, officials said. There was no immediate report of any casualty or damage to property due to the earthquake, police said.

Mizoram elections: EC seeks panel for CEO post from state government

Commission to decide on transfer of incumbent CEO SB Shashank after examining suitability of candidates suggested by Mizoram Chief Secretary.

Ouster of Mizoram Chief Electoral Officer: EC team meets civil society groups

While the groups said the EC team assured them of Shashank’s transfer, there was no such announcement from the poll panel

Mizoram elections 2018: Election Commission rejects BJP request for extending nomination dates

BJP state president JV Hluna, in a letter submitted to the Commission on Wednesday, had sought an extension on account of the unrest in the state over the removal of the state’s Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) SB Shashank.

Mizoram stir called off for now as state chief electoral officer called to Delhi

More than 40,000 people had taken to the streets of Aizawl, demanding action against the state’s Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), SB Shashank, for a free and fair conduct of polls.

Election Commission summons Mizoram CEO as protests enter second day

The protests, which entered the second day, saw the CM being unable to file his nomination papers in Serchhip as agitators gheraoed the office of the returning officer.

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