Champhai Deputy Commissioner James Lalrinchhana told PTI that 251 Myanmar citizens have entered India and taken shelter in three villages in Champhai since the airstrikes on the headquarters of Chin National Army (CNA).
The 59 families took refuge in the state’s Farkawn village after fleeing the attack on Camp Victoria in Myanmar’s Chin State, just across the Tiau river that demarcates the international border between Myanmar and India.
The incident happened about a month after an areca nut growers' society in Mamit's Hachhek assembly constituency had demanded action on vehicles carrying smuggled Burmese areca nuts.
As per reports, 274 people, including 125 women and children, crossed the border and entered the Lawngtlai district in Mizoram Monday.
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The bodies of eight of the 12 missing persons were recovered earlier by the Border Security Force (BSF) and excavation personnel.
The 12 persons went missing after a major earth slide following a blast at a stone quarry in Hnahthial district of Southern Mizoram.
The incident occurred at around 3 pm when labourers of ABCI Infrastructure private limited were working in the quarry at Maudarh village, Hnahthial, Superintendent of Police (SP), Vineet Kumar said.
Mizoram Inspector General of Police (Headquarters) John Neihlaia said that the state police is planning to administer lie-detector test on the girl's parents, who were arrested in early October for being the prime accused in the case.
More than 30,300 Myanmar nationals have taken shelter in different parts of Mizoram since February last year, as per official estimates.
A clash had taken place in the same area in March 2018 when MZP functionaries attempted to construct a wooden hut there and more than 60 people were injured.
India shares an over 1,600-km-long international border with Myanmar.
According to the state government's data accessed by PTI, the volume of heroin recovered by the excise department and the state police increased from 20.36 kilogram in 2020 to 34.52 kg last year.
In a viral video, Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga’s daughter was seen hitting an Aizawl-based dermatologist when the latter refused her a consultation without a prior appointment.
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Fourteen lawmakers are also among those who fled the trouble-torn country and moved to Mizoram, the official said, citing data compiled by the state home department.
The case relates to the recovery of 2,421.12 kg explosives, including 1,000 detonators and 4,500 metres of detonating fuse, and Indian and Myanmarese currency from a vehicle in Zawnling area under the Tipa police station, the NIA said.
The committee had called for a protest in front of the chief secretary’s office in Aizawl on Tuesday. Since Sharma was out of town, the demonstration was called off.
Earlier this week, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said in a letter that cases, as well as the test positivity rate, had seen an increase in the small hill state in the Northeast.
Mizoram had banned the import of pigs from other states and neighbouring foreign countries for about 17 months between August 2020 and January 2022.
Speaking to reporters at a press conference here, Zoramthanga said he had recently discussed the matter with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi.
The statement issued by the state Information and Public Relations department said that two more persons from Aizawl district succumbed to the infection on Sunday night, taking the COVID-19 death toll to 479.
Thanhawla, who first led the Congress to victory in Mizoram in 1984, was appointed president of the Mizoram Pradesh Congress Committee in 1973 at age 34. He has held the post since.
According to official state government records, there are at least 14,254 refugees across 11 districts of Mizoram as of November 12.
CM Zoramthanga in his letter wrote: 'The Mizo people by and large generally do not understand Hindi. None of my Cabinet Ministers understands Hindi.'