After U-17, Mizoram’s own ‘baby league’ football from November

Days before the kick-off of the biggest football tournament in India comes the announcement of the country’s longest-duration football league, which could mark a rethink of how India introduces its young to the sport. Make that very young. The Young Legends League, comprising Under-12 five vs five matches, will be held over more than six […]

Rohingya crisis NE States wary of free movement pact with Myanmar

Guwahati, September 20 2017: Officials in two of the four North Eastern States bordering Myanmar have said they are wary of a free movement agreement between the two countries that could burden them with Rohingya refugees, who have fled fearing persecution. India and Myanmar have a decades-old free movement regime (FMR) that allows ethnic communities […]

Mizoram Woman’s Body Found in Assam, 2 Persons Arrested

The body of a Mizoram woman was found floating in a pond in Cachar district of Assam and two persons were arrested in this connection, Aizawl SP C Lalthanmawia said on Thursday. The body of the 26-year-old Mizo woman, who had recently graduated from a Bengaluru College, was found in a pond at Bagha in […]

Mizoram: IPS officer removed from service for underperformance, says home ministry

Lingala Vijaya Prasad, an IPS officer posted in Mizoram, has been removed from the service after the government found his service to be “unsatisfactory”, a Home Ministry officer said. Prasad, a 1997 batch police officer of the Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory (AGMUT) cadre, was removed from the service due to “unsatisfactory” service records, the […]

Mizoram govt, Hmars talks fizzle out

Government rejects conditions put forth by HPC (D) The proposed peace talks between the Mizoram government and a faction of the Hmar People’s Convention (Democratic) did not materialise as the State government rejected the conditions put forward by it, a senior State government official said. Autonomous council “The HPC (D) faction, led by Lalhmingthanga Sanate, […]

Rivers closing on danger level, NDRF rushes team

Imphal, June 14 2017: Most of the rivers in Manipur are flowing close to danger levels today as heavy rains continued to lash the state for the last couple of days. The monsoon rain continued to wreak havoc in some states of Northeast including Manipur. In Mizoram, eight persons were killed and other six were reported […]

Mizoram wants open border, visa-free entry up to 60 km

“We do not know about our neighbouring states. But for us here in Mizoram, owing to our close ethnic ties, we would be happy if the earlier practice [60 km free zone and period of stay up 60 days instead of 72 hours] is restored,” CM Lal Thanhawla said. Unlike his Arunachal Pradesh counterpart, Mizoram […]

Beef feast greets Rajnath at Aizawl

Aizawl, June 12 2017: Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh was greeted with a beef feast as he landed in Aizawl today to review the security situation along the Indo-Myanmar border. Opposing the controversial decision of the BJP led NDA Government banning slaughter of cattle for sale in the market, Zolife Group and other activists today […]

Bible allows us to eat beef, says Mizoram BJP chief

Beef may be an anathema for the BJP in the rest of the country, but there is nothing to worry about in Mizoram, State BJP chief J V Hluna has assured people in the State. Amid the crackdown on cattle slaughter, Hluna said that there is no problem in eating beef in Mizoram as its […]

Shylo Malswamtluanga: The first Mizo warrior of Indian football

Shylo Malswamtluanga, known as the Godfather in Mizoram, showed the new generation dreams of taking up football as a profession. On Sunday evening at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Shillong, an unlikely journey is likely to reach its climax when Mizoram will have produced an I-League winning club, thus becoming the first club to reach […]

After I-League win, Aizawl FC fans clean up Shillong stadium, win hearts

Soon after the Aizawl FC-Shillong Lajong I-League match ended at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Shillong on Sunday, the Mizo fans went about collecting and disposing of the trash left behind by some 23,000 spectators. Aizawl FC’s fairytale journey to the I-League title sent the eight-state Northeast – a region used to the underdog tag […]

Mizoram: Farmer’s lad, Laldintluanga had no idea he was HSLC 2017 exam topper

AIZAWL, May 3: Breaking the monopoly of Aizawl schools on top, a farmer’s son surprised the whole state when he topped the Mizoram High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) or Class 10 exam which was declared on Tuesday. Laldintluanga, a student of Mariana High School in eastern Mizoram’s Serchhip town, topped the exam with 474 out […]

‘Fast unto death’: Indian champions Aizawl FC threaten hunger strike

Club has not been included in proposed new Indian Super League Aizawl were surprising winners of top division last year The reigning Indian league champions, Aizawl FC, have threatened to go on hunger strike if they are denied an opportunity to defend their I-League title next season, with a club statement even threatening to “fast […]

‘Fast unto death’: Indian champions Aizawl FC threaten hunger strike

Club has not been included in proposed new Indian Super League Aizawl were surprising winners of top division last year The reigning Indian league champions, Aizawl FC, have threatened to go on hunger strike if they are denied an opportunity to defend their I-League title next season, with a club statement even threatening to “fast […]

Chakmas urge Mizoram CM to stop discrimination

Alleging racial discrimination against their community in higher education policies in Mizoram, the All India Chakma Social Forum (AICSF) urged Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla on Saturday to address the issue on a priority basis. The AICSF said the Mizoram government has amended laws which reserve 100 per cent of the higher technical education seats in […]

Rise of Hindutva in North East: RSS, BJP score in Assam, Manipur but still untested in Arunachal

Editor’s note: In the first of a two-part series Firstpost analyses the rise of the BJP in North East India and the role its ideological parent RSS might have played in this new political trend visible in the region. Linked to the rest of India by the Chicken’s Neck, or the Siliguri Corridor in West […]

Two Northeast women die of suspected drug overdose in New Delhi

March 31: Two women from Mizoram were found dead in mysterious circumstances here on Friday with police suspecting that the deaths may have been caused by a drug overdose. Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Chinmoy Biswal told the press that Clara and Rakil, both 22, had partied with their friend Jenny in her rented accommodation […]

Mizoram: Hydrocarbon deposits discovered in state

AIZAWL, March 17 – Mizoram Geology and Mineral Resources Minister H Rohluna told the State Assembly that ONGC has discovered hydrocarbon (gas) deposit at Meidum village in Kolasib district. Replying to a question from Lalruatkima of Mizo National Front (MNF), Rohluna said that the report of ONGC estimated that the gas field would be able […]

Mizoram records highest rate of child abuse in India

Mizoram has the highest rate of child abuse in the country, with as many as 568 cases of sexual abuse against children reported between January 2012 and January 2017. This was highlighted during the kick off ceremony of a massive campaign for protection of child against sexual molestation in Aizawl on Thursday last. It was […]

Over 100 ‘Mizo Jews’ migrate to Israel this week

Aizawl | February 16 In yet another wave of Jews migration, about 102 ‘lost Jews’ from Mizoram have migrated to the promise land- Israel. A group of ‘Mizo Jews’ who called themselves as Bnei Menashe left for Israel on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday and the entire group arrived in Tel Aviv on Tuesday and Thursday, […]