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CDF cadre arrested in Mizoram

Aizawl, May 20: A cadre of the Myanmar-based Chinland Defence Force (CDF) was arrested with ammunition in south Mizoram's Siaha district, the Assam Rifles said in a statement on Monday. Acting on a tip-off, the Assam Rifles set up a mobile checkpost at Tuipang Road Junction on Saturday, it said. A person riding a 'Kenbo' bike was intercepted at the checkpost, it added. On thorough checking, 170 rounds of 12 gauge shotgun cartridges, 14 radio sets and some tactical gear along with the bike were seized, the Assam Rifles said....
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Mizoram records 52% growth in GST collection in April

Aizawl, May 4: Mizoram Chief Minister Lalduhoma said the northeastern state has registered a 52 per cent growth in Goods and Services Tax (GST) in April this year. Quoting the data released by the Union Finance Ministry, Lalduhoma on Friday said that Mizoram collected Rs 108 crore in GST in April this year against Rs 71 crore collected in the same period the previous year. He attributed the growth in GST collection to massive efforts made by the state finance, planning and taxation department in revenue collection. "The reason behind...
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Mizoram govt responsible for closure of 235 health clinics, MNF alleges

Aizawl, May 3: Opposition Mizo National Front (MNF) on Friday accused the Zoram People's Movement (ZPM) government led by Chief Minister Lalduhoma of scrapping over 200 health clinics in the state. Senior MNF leader and former legislator ZR Thiamsanga claimed that the ZPM government had scrapped 235 health clinics that were established during the previous MNF administration. Thiamsanga urged the state government to reconsider its decision, emphasising that the previous MNF government prioritised public health by setting up these clinics, particularly in areas lacking sub-centres, and upgrading 373 sub-centres to...
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108 people dead in Mizoram due to TB: Official reports

AIZWAL, MAY 1: A total of 108 people died of Tuberculosis in Mizoram last year, officials said on Wednesday. Blood samples of 17,432 people were tested last year, and of them, 2,272 were found suffering from TB. Of the 2,272 patients, 164 were diagnosed with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), adding that 86% of the patients were successfully treated, while 108 people died. Between January and March this year, a total of 595 people have been diagnosed with TB, out of the 3,761 samples tested. Of them, 38 were diagnosed with...
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Heroin, meth worth over Rs 9 cr seized in Mizoram

Aizawl, April 29: Acting on a tip-off, Assam Rifles and Mizoram police seized heroin and methamphetamine tablets worth Rs 9.83 crore and arrested two persons for possessing the contraband in two operations, Assam Rifles said in a statement on Monday. The combined team of Assam Rifles and Zokhawthar police conducted a joint operation in the general area of Melbuk road junction in Zokhawthar village in east Mizoram’s Champhai district on Monday and recovered 453 grams of heroin worth Rs 3.17 crore from a peddler, the statement said. In another operation...
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Lok Sabha polls: Security personnel on election duty dies due to cardiac arrest in Mizoram

Aizawl, April 19: A 28-year-old security personnel on election duty in Mizoram died due to cardiac arrest on Friday, officials said. Lalrinpuia, who was in the second Indian Reserve Battalion (IRBn), was found dead on Friday morning at Vangchhia polling station in Champhai district when other security personnel tried to wake him up, they said. He died due to cardiac arrest around 4.45 am, the officials said. His body was sent to his native Kawlkulh village in Khawzawl district after an autopsy at Champhai district hospital, they said. Champhai Deputy...
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Mizoram’s biggest concern is the apprehension of minorities being sidelined: Congress’ Pu Lalbiakzama

AIZAWL, April 17: Pu Lalbiakzama, Congress' Mizoram Lok Sabha seat candidate, expressed his views on the upcoming Lok Sabha elections and said that the response of people of Mizoram amid the election campaign is surprising and they will support Congress party as they are very apprehensive about what happened to the minorities. Speaking to about the ongoing election campaign for the Lok Sabha polls, Pu Lalbiakzama said, "I admit to the fact that Congress is going down but the response of people in Mizoram is surprising. Whenever I go out...
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Over 2,500 houses, schools, govt buildings damaged in storm in Mizoram

Aizawl, April 3: More than 2,500 houses, schools and government buildings were damaged and a woman was killed in thunderstorm that hit Mizoram in the past three days, officials said on Wednesday. A powerful storm and hailstorm accompanied by heavy rain lashed several parts of Mizoram between Sunday and Tuesday, wreaking havoc in the state, they said. Officials also said that a 45-year-old woman died when a tree uprooted by a strong wind fell upon her on Monday. According to state disaster management and rehabilitation department officials 15 churches in...
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Several houses damaged as rain, storm lash Mizoram

Aizawl, April 1: Several houses and churches have been damaged in Mizoram as heavy rain accompanied with hail lashed parts of the northeastern state, officials said on Monday. More than 300 houses were damaged by hail at Zohmun and Palsang villages in Aizawl district on Sunday night, they said. A church at Lungtan village in Champhai district collapsed and another at Sialsuk in Aizawl also suffered damages, the officials said. There were, however, no reports of any injury or death so far. District officials are still collecting information about the...
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Mizoram: MNF, ZPM announces candidate for LS polls

AIZAWL, MARCH 22: The Mizo National Front (MNF) on Friday announced its MP candidate for the forthcoming Lok Sabha election at their party office, Hnam Run, in Mizoram. The MNF candidate is the sitting MP of the Rajya Sabha from Mizoram, K Vanlalvena. Born in East Lungdar of Serchhip district on January 14, 1970, he finished his Bachelor of Science from Pachhunga University College, Aizawl, and was an agriculturist by profession. He was the President of the State's biggest student body, the Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP), and later joined the...
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