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.
The objects would be handed over to the forensic department for examination on Saturday, said Dr Lalrozama, Deputy Commissioner of Mamit district.
The quake on Friday occurred at 11.16 am and the epicentre was 29 km southeast of Champhai, the NCS said.
The earthquake occurred at 3.56 pm and the epicentre was 33 km south-southwest of Champhai
This is the third earthquake to hit Champhai district in the past six days and the eighth to jolt the state since June 18.
In a Tweet, the National Centre for Seismology said: “Earthquake of Magnitude:4.6, Occurred on:05-07-2020, 17:26:37 IST, Lat:23.24 N & Long: 93.24 E, Depth: 77 Km, Region:Distt.- Champhai, Mizoram”.
Repeated quakes in the same district since June 18 has left many puzzled.
Champhai, where today’s earthquake originated a well, was the epicenter of two more quakes in last 72 hours.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured all possible help to the state. Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb prayed for the safety of its people.
Patients would be kept in institutional quarantine centres in most cases and home quarantine would be allowed only in extremely unavoidable cases. The state government has also raised the quarantine period from 14 days to 21 days.
Inner Line Permits (ILP) are official travel documents issued by governments of Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Nagaland and Manipur to allow inward travel of any Indian citizen for a limited period
In his letter, the Mizoram CM said Brus and Mizos have historically shared ethnic tension and upheavals, both in Mizoram and Tripura. He said any ‘strain’ between the two communities in Tripura is likely to have "repercussions" in Mizoram.