Half a century after they were set up in 1961, Sainik Schools have opened doors to girls. The Sunday Express meets the six 12-year-olds making history in a Mizoram village, dreaming to be soldiers, sailors and pilots, and barely sweating about it. The boys, they are catching up.
MNF secretary for information and publicity Lalthanzuala Hnamte cited a Tripurainfo online news report to say that there were claims in the local media that the BJP and the MNF have reached an agreement to forge an alliance.
A singing crowd crammed the Kolasib’s Diakkawn square, through which Lalremsiami passed, sitting in a open palanquin made of bamboo sticks — the highest honour in Mizo traditional practice.
Addressing the function, Zoramthanga, President of the MNF, said, "People are tired of the Congress government and want to form a new government. Even the Congress doubts themselves for the upcoming state elections."
With the resignation, the Congress' strength in the 40-member house has come down to 30, while that of opposition Mizo National Front (MNF) stands at 6. Four seats are vacant.
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Amit Shah, in a meeting attended by statewide booth level workers at Aizawl’s R Dengthuama Indoor Stadium, addressed a crowd of approximately 7,000 people.
The bus, with 19 people including two drivers, was on its way to Aizawl from Siaha district, in the southern part of the state, when it met with the accident around 2.30am.
The 12 new entrants have replaced eight sitting MLAs including R. Romawia from Aizawl North-I, Lalrinmawia Ralte and Lalrinawma from Aizawl East-I.
Thousands of participants held placards and shouted slogans such as, 'We demand the removal of the CADC,' and 'Go back, illegal immigrants.'
Mizoram's Jeremy Lalrinnunga finished with a combined tally of 274 kg and created history by becoming the first Indian to win a medal at the Youth Olympic Games.
Sources in the Mizoram Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) said though only a few people have left the party, cracks have began to appear in its ranks and file.
While the main fight is between the Congress and MNF, the BJP is hopeful of its chances in what will be their last state in the Northeast.
BJP general secretary Ram Madhav also admitted that post-election, his party would not mind forging an alliance with like-minded parties to form a government.
Raising concerns over the political scenario in the state, Conrad said, "People are tired of the present and previous government, and we have had enough. The winds of change are coming in for the state of Mizoram."
Mizo Idol started in 2007 and is held once in two years. It is arguably the most-watched show on local television.
Bereft of a single movie theatre, how Mizoram produces and consumes its films: loud speaker announcements, door-to-door ticket sales, dubbing and directors who double up as producers, distributors and even actors.
The NPP is part of the BJP-led NDA at the Centre and is a constituent of the North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA). In Meghalaya the NPP is the major partner of the ruling MDA alliance while in Nagaland and Manipur it is also part of the ruling alliance.
Since August 25, a total of 24 families have repatriated to Mizoram from Tripura as part of a tripartite repatriation agreement signed among the two state governments and the Mizoram Bru Displaced People’s Forum (MBDPF), officials said.
A delegation of MBDPF earlier signed a quadripartite agreement with the central and the state governments of Mizoram, Tripura on July 3 this year to repatriate 32,876 Bru refugees sheltered in six relief camps in Tripura.