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, […]

Once notorious for liquor, this Mizoram village now lives on farming

A minor irrigation project was implemented in Darlawng under the Community Development Plan of NERLP, leading to a substantial increase in farm yields and expanding the total cultivated area. Once notorious for illegally producing local liquor ‘Rakzu’, a Mizoram village is now living on farming and allied activities following the intervention of a central government-run […]

Over 1,300 People Died of AIDS in Mizoram Since 1990

More than 1,300 people have died of AIDS in Mizoram out of the 13,040 HIV positive cases identified since October 1990, this was informed by officials of Mizoram State AIDS Control Society (MSACS) on World Aids Day. The officials said the situation in the state is alarming as over 60 per cent of those living […]

Mizoram, the highest tobacco consuming State in the whole world!

AIZAWL, Nov 13 – With 67.2 per cent of the population of a little more than 10 lakh using tobacco, Mizoram holds the dubious distinction of the consuming State in the whole world. The latest Global Adult Tobacco Survey(GATS) has revealed that 67.2 per cent of Mizoram population consume tobacco in smoke or smokeless form, […]

‘Notes’ replace notes in Mizoram village

AIZAWL: Residents of Khawbung village in Mizoram, located along the India-Myanmar border, have hit upon a novel way of tiding over the current cash crisis gripping the country. Or, as some would say, they have drawn inspiration from an age gone by. PC Lalhmachhuana, owner of a hardware store in this eastern Mizoram village, has […]

Assam Rifles jawan clubs 5-year-old son to death, injures wife

The incident took place when 36-year-old Thangboi, who was on leave, returned to his home in the village. An Assam Rifles jawan allegedly clubbed his five-year-old son to death and seriously injured his 31-year-old wife at Seling village, about 40 km from Aizawl, police said Monday. The incident took place when 36-year-old Thangboi, who was […]