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North East

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...
North East

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...
North East

Pre-poll alliance talks with MNF inconclusive, Cong to go solo in Mizoram

Aizawl, March 21: The Congress has decided to go solo in the Lok Sabha elections in Mizoram, after talks of a pre-poll alliance with the Mizo National Front (MNF) did not bear fruit, a leader of the grand old party said. It will on Thursday release the name of its candidate for the parliamentary polls in the northeastern state scheduled for April 19, he said. Mizoram has one Lok Sabha seat. The Congress, which had been in power in Mizoram for about 20 years since 1987, and the MNF had...
North East

Will return to power in Mizoram after 2028 assembly polls, claims opposition MNF

Aizawl, March 18: Mizoram’s main opposition party Mizo National Front’s (MNF) on Monday claimed that it will come back to power after the next assembly polls due in 2028. “It appears that we are coming back to power after five years. Looking at the general attitude, our perspective will change as those in the literate states,” MNF vice president Vanlalzawma said while addressing a party meeting in Aizawl. Although the current Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM) government headed by Chief Minister Lalduhoma is “doing a good job as of now”, people’s...
North East

Over 1 000 arrested in Mizoram for not possessing ILP

Aizawl, March 14: More than 1,000 people have been arrested in Mizoram for entering the state illegally without possessing the Inner Line Permit (ILP), police said. The arrests were made during a special drive conducted jointly by the police and volunteers of influential civil society organisation Young Mizo Association on Tuesday night. According to the provisions of the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation, 1873, people from other states need to possess ILP to enter and stay in Mizoram for a specified period. A total of 1,187 people, including six minors, from...
North East

Over 47 000 pigs died due to ASF in Mizoram during 2020-2023

Aizawl, March 11: More than 47,000 pigs have died due to the outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) in Mizoram causing a monetary loss to the tune of Rs 132.2 crore during the period 2020-2023, state Animal Husbandry and Veterinary minister C Lalsawivunga told the assembly on Monday. In a written reply to a question from opposition Mizo National Front (MNF) member Robert Romawia Royte, the Animal Husbandry and Veterinary minister said that a total of 47,269 pigs have died and 25,182 others culled due to the outbreak of African...
North East

Assam Rifles recovers 3,000 rounds of ammunition for sniper rifle, one held in Mizoram

Aizawl, March 7: Assam Rifles personnel have recovered 3,000 rounds of cartridges of a sniper rifle and 10 passive night sight (PNS) devices in Mizoram’s Lawngtlai district, the paramilitary force said in a statement on Thursday. Acting on a tip-off, the Assam rifles troops intercepted a vehicle at Sanagu market area, and recovered the ammunition of a sniper rifle along with the PNS devices, the statement said. PNS devices are used for operating certain weapons in poor light conditions. The vehicle’s driver, a resident of Sangau-II village was apprehended in...
North East

Mizoram govt mulls corporatisation of power department

Aizawl, March 6: The Mizoram government is mulling an option to corporatise the state’s power department so that it functions efficiently, the assembly was informed on Wednesday. Replying to a question from ruling Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM) member H Ginzalala, Power Minister F Rodingliana said that steps are being taken to divide the department into three functional segments- transmission, generation and distribution strategic business unit (SBU) to corporatise the department. The minister also said the state government is planning to construct three dams to generate electricity. Measures are being taken...
North East

Manipur ethnic violence giving rise to drug smuggling in Mizoram: Minister

Aizawl, March 5: Mizoram Excise and Narcotics Minister Lalnghinglova Hmar on Tuesday said smuggling of drugs in the state has increased due to the ethnic violence in neighbouring Manipur. Replying to a question in the ongoing budget session, Hmar said drugs are being smuggled into Manipur and Tripura via Mizoram from other countries. Manipur has witnessed escalating violence since May 3, 2023, after a 'Tribal Solidarity March' in the hill districts opposed the Meitei community's demand for Scheduled Tribe (ST) status. According to Hmar, the Mizoram Excise and Narcotics Department...
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