Mizoram's Kolasib district Deputy Commissioner H Lalthlangliana shot a letter to Assam's Cachar district administration, alleging human rights violation and atrocities on tribal people by Assam government officials and police during a border stand-off on July 10, an official in Aizawl said.
The court observed that the government guidelines violated Articles 14 and 21 of the Constitution and put people virtually under "house arrest".
On Monday, more than 500 inmates of the Thutak Nunpuitu Team, a de-addiction centre and orphanage in the outskirts of Aizawl, tested positive, resulting in the state’s highest single day rise in Covid cases (662) since the pandemic began in 2020.
The 76-year-old, who lives in a sprawling four-storey home in Baktawng village with 39 wives, over 90 children and at least 33 grandchildren, headed a religious sect Lalpa Kohhran thar -- which allows polygamy for men.
Chana, who had 38 wives, 89 children and 36 grandchildren, was suffering from diabetes and hypertension.
Lack of internet connectivity in the remote Mawhrei village has led students to trek up the Tlao Tla (hill), located about 10 km from the border of Myanmar, thrice already this week.
There are 986 active cases in Mizoram at present and 4,743 patients have recovered, data showed.
On Sunday evening, as the fire continued to burn, the Indian Air Force — requisitioned by the Mizoram government — deployed two Mi-17V5 helicopters, equipped with Bambi Bucket, to control it.
The Northeast Frontier Railways (NFR) official said on Friday that work is in progress at different stages and almost all tenders for various works have been finalised.
The official, who did not wish to be named, told PTI that the Mizoram government was still waiting for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's reply to a letter sent by Chief Minister Zoramthanga on March 18.
The state government of Mizo National Front, which has extended issue-based support to the NDA, is in favour of allowing refugees from the neighbouring country, even laying down a policy to assist them.
Champai shares a porous border with Myanmar’s Chin State. The Mizo and the Chin communities share similar ethnic roots, inter-marriages too occur between them, a government official said.
“The back pocket of the front seat will have a little flap — that is where we will keep the condoms, known as 'love condoms'. Anyone can pick it up,” said Hrahsel, adding that the Love Brigade will also be trained in HIV/AIDS counselling and give out the details of free HIV testing initiatives of MSACS.
The Home minister's assertion on Thursday came a day after Assam's Cachar district administration asked the Mizoram government to withdraw its forces from the border areas.
The patient was on ventilator at the Zoram Medical College (ZMC), the state’s only dedicated Covid-19 hospital, after testing positive for the virus on October 19.
Mizoram has recorded zero Covid-19 deaths so far.
Mizoram’s Mamit District Magistrate Dr Lalrozama said the prohibitory order issued Friday followed after an organisation of Tripura named Songrongma had plans to construct a Shiv temple on October 19 and 20 at Thaidaw Tlang in Mamit district.
Twenty-nine automatic Kalashnikov series assault rifles along with huge quantities of ammunition and cash were seized from the two vehicles, the BSF said.
Speaking to indianexpress.com, Mizoram State Election Commission secretary Teresy Vanlalhruaii informed that 75.82 percent poll turnout was registered in Village Council polls. In the Local Council bodies, 60.34 percent electors turned up to cast their mandate.
Chief Minister Zoramthanga has expressed confidence that the MNF will win a comfortable majority in both village council and local council polls.
Mizoram government has written to the Centre criticising the Assam Rifles for its behaviour and lack of cooperation.
On August 5, Mizoram had announced local body elections for village and local council bodies in 558 village councils excluding three autonomous district councils in two districts and 83 local councils in the Aizawl Municipal Corporation (AMC).
In a letter to PM Narendra Modi on August 2, Chief Minister Zoramthanga had written that the “main hurdle” the state was facing in checking the spread of Covid-19 was the “unrestricted movement” of paramilitary forces.
The allegation came days after a section of media reported that 15 personnel of the Assam Rifles forced their way through a check gate at Vairengte on the Mizoram-Assam border by allegedly refusing to comply with the entry and screening protocol in place to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
In view of public safety, parade contingents and school students did not take part in the I-Day ceremony this year and the crowd was restricted to a bare minimum.