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.
Election of deputy speaker would be held on Thursday, the third and last day of the first session of the eighth state assembly.
Former chief minister Lal Thanhawla, besides former ministers, legislators and senior officials were present at the oath-taking ceremony.
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.
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.
Voters were provided a serial number with a timing slot. Accordingly, they cast their votes, with 60 voters exercising their franchise every half hour.
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
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.
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.
In an election where politicians try their hardest to be heard, it is the artiste’s voice that resounds the loudest.
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.
A motley crew of engineers, police officers, drivers and businessmen — between the ages 40 and 60 — become the champions of the country’s first veteran football league
Addressing his first election rally at Champhai in Mizoram, he also accused the BJP and RSS of trying to destroy the culture of the state
As many as 150 Bru refugees from 32 families, who were repatriated to Mizoram recently, will be able to cast their votes in the Assembly elections in the state, officials said on Thursday.
The crisis in the poll-bound state stems from Shashank alleging interference by the state government in preparations for the polls, scheduled on November 28.
Mizoram, a small, Christian-majority state (around 87 per cent of the population) has an electorate of just over 7.68 lakh people.
The deputy commissioners of all the districts in the state had issued orders asking all registered gun owners to deposit their firearms before the Assembly elections as per a directive issued by the Election Commission of India.
Mizoram’s civil society groups have insisted that no electoral process should be conducted outside the state while Brus maintain that they want to cast their votes in booths at the relief camps.
EC to decide on transfer of incumbent CEO after examining ‘suitability’ of panel of officers sent by state govt
The tremors were also felt in state capital Aizawl, where people rushed out of houses, officials said. There was no immediate report of any casualty or damage to property due to the earthquake, police said.
Commission to decide on transfer of incumbent CEO SB Shashank after examining suitability of candidates suggested by Mizoram Chief Secretary.
While the groups said the EC team assured them of Shashank’s transfer, there was no such announcement from the poll panel
BJP state president JV Hluna, in a letter submitted to the Commission on Wednesday, had sought an extension on account of the unrest in the state over the removal of the state’s Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) SB Shashank.
More than 40,000 people had taken to the streets of Aizawl, demanding action against the state’s Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), SB Shashank, for a free and fair conduct of polls.
The protests, which entered the second day, saw the CM being unable to file his nomination papers in Serchhip as agitators gheraoed the office of the returning officer.