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 […]

Mizoram will become gateway to Southeast Asia: Governor

Mizoram Governor Lt Gen (retd) Nirbhay Sharma said on Wednesday that the Northeastern State, which till now was an outpost of India, is well on its way to becoming the gateway to Southeast Asia. “Mizoram is the most peaceful State in the Northeast after 1986 and has no place for caste or class,” he said. […]

Mizoram govt will not concede to Bru demands, says Home Minister

AIZAWL: Mizoram Home Minister R Lalzirliana on Friday reiterated that the state government will not concede the demands of the Mizoram Bru Displaced People’s Forum (MBDPF) as a pre-condition for their repatriation. Addressing the ruling Congress party workers here, Lalzirliana said it would be impossible for the state government to allot at least five hectares […]

‘Mizoram court attack first of its kind in the country’

AIZWAL: Gauhati High Court Chief Justice Ajit Singh has said the attack on court buildings, offices and residential quarters of judicial officers in Mizoram’s Lunglei town by an unruly mob on September 22 was the first of its kind in the country and had to be taken seriously, said Gauhati HC chief justice Ajit Singh. […]

Mizoram gold robbery: SIT prepares chargesheet

AIZAWL: A special investigation team (SIT) of Mizoram Police is preparing a chargesheet against those accused in the gold robbery case involving Col Jasjit Singh, former Commandant of the 39th Assam Rifles, even as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) failed to respond to the state government’s proposal to hand over the case to the […]

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Supported Irom Sharmila for her protest against AFSPA: CM Lal Thanhawla

“Mizoram should know about its past and history, about insurgency and there should be records on the phase of the Mizo people’s history,” said the Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla” Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla on Wednesday said he had supported Irom Sharmila of Manipur for her 16-year-long hunger strike protest against the Armed Forces Special […]

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Hmar talks: Mizoram says no to separate ADC

Aizawl: Mizoram Home Minister R Lalzirliana on Sunday asserted that the state government would not agree evenif the Manipur-based Hmar People’s Convention  (Democratic) continued to demand a separate autonomous district council comprising areas adjoining Manipur, in the ongoing peace talks. Lalzirliana said that he wished that the current peace talks between the state government and […]

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ILP cell opened in Mizo-Assam border town

An Inner Line Permit (ILP) Cell, housed in a building of the border Police Check post in Mizoram-Assamborder Vairengte town, was inaugurated by Kolasib District Deputy Commissioner H. Lalengmawia, an official statement today said. The statement said Lalengmawia inaugurated the ILP Cell yesterday to facilitate on the spot issuance of ILP to the people from […]

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Mizoram: Politicians prohibited from lecturing in colleges

The Mizoram government on Friday issued an order prohibiting politicians from delivering lectures on political issues in the state’s colleges and universities. The prohibition order was issued by the state government after the heads of the opposition parties Zoramthanga of Mizo National Front (MNF) and Lalduhawma of Zoram Nationalist Party (ZNP) delivered lectures in colleges […]

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Tripura ready to send back Brus to Mizoram

Source: Times of India AGARTALA: The Tripura government recently said it was ready to send back Bru refugees living in camps in the state to Mizoram but the final repatriation plan was yet to be formalised. The Union home ministry has decided to repatriate around 37,000 Bru refugees from Mizoram, who have been living in […]

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Mizo Scholars: Khuangchera a Mizo Fighter not an Indian Freedom Fighter

Mizo student organisations today took strong exception to the Centre’s intention to felicitate Mizo warrior Khuangchera as an Indian freedom fighter. A joint resolution adopted by the Mizo Students Union (MSU) and the Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP) or Mizo students association said that “Khuangchera did not die for India but for the Mizo people”. The […]

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