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Protests in Mizoram seek CEO removal, election panel sends team

November 7, 2018 7:06:52 am

The massive rally and the EC’s move came after Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding Shashank’s removal.

Civil societies protest demanding Mizoram CEO’s removal, talks with EC fail

November 6, 2018 9:27:26 pm

The protests have forced the closure of shops and educational institutions, and transport services have been hit.

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Mizoram Assembly Speaker Hiphei joins BJP, says Congress denied him ticket

November 6, 2018 3:22:06 am

Currently, Mizoram is the only Congress-ruled state in the Northeast. It is scheduled to go to polls on November 28, with the results to be announced on December 11.

Mizoram: Tribal group supports Congress CM

Mizoram CM Lal Thanhawla writes to PM Modi, wants CEO to go

November 6, 2018 2:35:04 am

Officer had complained of state govt’s ‘interference’

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Mizoram civil societies to launch sit-in protest demanding removal of state election officer

November 5, 2018 10:29:35 pm

State chief electoral officer SB Shashank had written to the Election Commission, complaining of direct interference by Mizoram govt and its principal secretary in the revision of electoral rolls for polls in state and EC to remove the secretary from his post.

Mizoram Assembly Speaker Hiphei resigns from Congress, joins BJP

November 5, 2018 1:37:01 pm

A senior BJP leader had on Sunday said that Hiphei would resign from the Congress and join the BJP on November 5. Hiphei, a veteran leader, was elected to the Assembly from the Palak constituency.

PM-KISAN scheme: EC clears 2nd farm payout but only to those named before code

Ahead of polls, civil societies in Mizoram demand removal of Chief Election Officer

November 4, 2018 1:48:42 pm

Accusing the chief electoral officer of working against the spirit of "free, fair and peaceful" polls, the NGO has urged the authorities to replace him with an official who had the confidence of the people of the state.

PM-KISAN scheme: EC clears 2nd farm payout but only to those named before code

Mizoram elections: Top official meddling in voter rolls, should be out, says Chief Electoral Officer

November 1, 2018 4:03:35 am

In a letter dated October 29, the CEO is learnt to have highlighted the “active role” played by principal secretary Lalnunmawia Chuaungo in abetting the government’s intrusion in electoral roll revision and deployment of central armed police forces.

The girls march in

October 28, 2018 11:30:17 am

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.

Mizo National Front (MNF)

No electoral alliance with BJP in upcoming Mizoram polls: MNF

October 26, 2018 5:34:56 pm

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.

Mizo hockey star Lalremsiami comes home to a royal palanquin welcome

October 24, 2018 8:03:03 pm

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.

Mizo National Front announces candidate list for polls

October 22, 2018 10:15:54 pm

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."

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Congress loses yet another MLA ahead of Mizoram Assembly poll

October 22, 2018 7:23:19 pm

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.

From Mizoram, a ‘magical’ voice that plays cupid on Whatsapp

October 21, 2018 4:59:02 pm

How a Mizo crooner has an unusual side job: she’s a self-styled Whatsapp “artiste” whose voice notes are connecting young lovers across the hilly state

‘Next Christmas will be under BJP govt’: Amit Shah kicks off campaign in poll-bound Mizoram

October 18, 2018 4:56:03 am

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.

Two killed as bus falls into gorge in Mizoram

Two killed as bus falls into gorge in Mizoram

October 12, 2018 1:08:07 pm

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.

Mizoram Congress hails signing of peace pact with HPC(D)

Mizoram elections: Congress announces list of candidates, Thanhawla to contest from 2 seats

October 12, 2018 12:17:21 pm

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 rally in Mizoram, demand scrapping of Chakma Council

October 10, 2018 10:34:35 pm

Thousands of participants held placards and shouted slogans such as, 'We demand the removal of the CADC,' and 'Go back, illegal immigrants.'

Weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga’s family recalls thrilling moments as he bags India’s first Youth Olympics gold

October 16, 2018 9:07:30 am

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.

Mizoram Congress hails signing of peace pact with HPC(D)

Congress faces tough challenge in Mizoram Assembly polls

October 7, 2018 5:52:29 pm

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.

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Mizoram elections: Congress guns for third shot at power, opposition hopes anti-incumbency will see them through

October 7, 2018 8:07:01 pm

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.

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BJP to fight Mizoram assembly elections alone: Ram Madhav

October 3, 2018 10:09:39 pm

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.

Conrad Sangma launches Mizoram unit of National People’s Party

September 30, 2018 7:43:03 am

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."

From a bar crooner to Mizoram’s favourite singer — how Jerry Boss won Mizo Idol

From a bar crooner to Mizoram’s favourite singer — how Jerry Boss won Mizo Idol

September 29, 2018 3:17:33 pm

Mizo Idol started in 2007 and is held once in two years. It is arguably the most-watched show on local television.

Mizoram films

Mizoram: how the show goes on

September 26, 2018 10:36:14 am

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.