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North East

Heroin seized in Mizoram; 1 arrested

Aizawl, May 22: Heroin worth Rs 12 crore in the international market was seized from a vehicle in Mizoram on Monday and a boy has been arrested in this connection, police said. Acting on a tip-off, a CID (Special Branch) team of the Aizawl Police intercepted a truck at Tawngtaimual Zemabawk near here, a statement issued by the police said. About 2.4 grams of heroin hidden in 200 soap cases were recovered from the vehicle, it said. The handyman of the truck, a 16-year-old boy from Assam’s Hailakandi district, has...
North East

New species of flying gecko found in Mizoram; named after state

Aizawl, May 16: A team of researchers from Mizoram University and Max Planck Institute for Biology in Germany have discovered mainland India’s first species of flying geckos in Mizoram. Details of the study on the new species, which is also called gliding or parachute geckos, were published on Monday in the latest issue of Salamandra, a German journal on herpetology. The new species has been named Gekko mizoramensis after the northeastern state. The only other flying gecko species in India is Ptychozoom nicobarensis or Nicobar gliding gecko found only in...
North East

Cyclone ‘Mocha’ damages over 230 houses in Mizoram

Aizawl, May 15: At least 236 houses and eight refugee camps have been damaged after super cyclone 'Mocha' struck several parts of Mizoram, officials said on Monday. A total of 5,749 people in more than 50 villages were affected by the powerful winds on Sunday, they said. However, there were no reports of fatalities. Super cyclone 'Mocha' made landfall along the Myanmar-Bangladesh coasts on Sunday, after intensifying into the equivalent of a Category-5 storm, causing extensive damage to the southeastern coastlines and forcing the evacuation of over five lakh people...
North East

Over 5,800 people from violence-hit Manipur fled to Mizoram, say officials

Aizawl, May 15: Over 5,800 people from violence-hit Manipur have fled to Mizoram and taken shelter in different districts, officials said on Sunday. A total of 5,822 people, belonging to the Chin-Kuki-Mizo community, are lodged at temporary relief camps across six districts of Mizoram, they said. Aizawl district currently has the highest number of such displaced people at 2021, followed by Kolasib (1,847) and Saitual (1,790), the officials said. Meanwhile, Mizoram Lok Sabha member C Lalrosanga has endorsed the demand by Manipur tribal MLAs for a separate administration for tribals....
North East

3,583 people from violence-hit Manipur flee to Mizoram

Aizawl, May 11: A total of 3,583 people from Manipur fled to Mizoram after ethnic violence broke out last week, officials said on Thursday. These people were lodged at temporary relief camps across six districts of Mizoram, while many were also given shelter by their relatives, they said. A total of 1,351 people have taken shelter in the Kolasib district, 1,214 people in the Saitual district and 934 others in the Aizawl district, a statement said. The remaining 84 people took shelter in Champhai, Serchhip and Khawzawl districts, it added....
North East

Mizoram Govt taking steps to evacuate state’s people stranded in Manipur : Zoramthanga

Aizawl, May 5: Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga Friday said that his government is taking steps to evacuate people from the state stranded in violence-hit Manipur. Zoramthanga also assured the safety of the people of Manipur living in Mizoram. He urged the central and Manipur governments to make more efforts to end the mob violence in the northeastern state. "Efforts are on to charter flights to evacuate the state's residents, especially students and employees stranded in the neighbouring state," the Mizoram chief minister said in a statement. Zoramthanga said that he...
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