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Taught in Translation: How a small network of people brings the outside world into Mizo homes

In the homogenous world of Mizo television, everyone from Prerna in Ekta Kapoor’s Kasautii Zindagii Kay to Elsa in Disney’s Frozen speaks fluent Mizo. But behind this vernacular crossover is a network of people: translators, dubbing artistes and editors. This is how they do it.

Mizoram: New govt takes steps for total prohibition

The MNF had made prohibition a poll plank by highlighting problems caused due to easy access to alcohol, and had promised to bring back total prohibition.

Lalrinliana Sailo to be elected Mizoram assembly speaker unopposed

Election of deputy speaker would be held on Thursday, the third and last day of the first session of the eighth state assembly.

Mizoram: Zoramthanga sworn in as Chief Minister

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

MNF has no intention of leaving NDA and NEDA: Zoramthanga

The new Mizoram chief minister, Zoramthanga, said combating alcoholism and drug addiction would be one of the top priorities of his government and it would take up development projects from day one.

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

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

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

Mizoram records 80% turnout, 56% Brus cast vote at special booths in state

The question of whether Bru refugees will vote at polling stations set up near the relief camps or travel to Mizoram had triggered a major controversy that led to removal of former CEO S B Shashank

Mizoram: Tribal group supports Congress CM Lal Thanhawla

The Kuki Organisation for Human Rights Trust (KOHRT) -- a Manipur-based organisation of the Kuki tribe -- has alleged that the current political climate was promoting religious intolerance and affecting the Christians.

Mizoram: Campaigning ends, stage set for Nov 28 polls

Campaigning has come of age in the state with the use of social media platforms like Facebook and Whatsapp. Campaigning via TV and radio was done as previous years, however this time social media was used extensively to woo younger voters.

Melody, not rhetoric, the major crowd-puller at Mizoram rallies

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

Mizoram: Everything was transparent in BJP-Congress alliance, says BJP leader

BJP and Congress had formed a coalition in the Chakma Autonomous District Council in the state and had formed its executive committee. The coalition had faced a setback after some Congress members withdrew support to the BJP-led CADC.