Brus are not refugees, says Mizo party

Brus are not refugees, says Mizo party

AIZAWL: Joining a chorus of protest against the Election Commission India’s order for conduct of special summary revision of electoral roll for Bru refugees in Tripura, the Revolutionary Democratic Party (MRP) Saturday burnt a copy of the order. Torching the ECI’s order copy, RDP president and retired chief information commissioner Robert Hrangdawla said his party […]

Mizoram under meth threats

Mizoram under meth threats

AIZAWL: The supply reduction service (SRS), anti-drug squad of the Young Mizo Association, seized 12,000 tablets of meth-amphetamine, a clear indication that Mizoram, already fighting a tough battle against heroin and other pharmaceutical drugs, is facing an invasion from this new type of drug, popularly known as party drugs. “Seizure of 12,000 tablets in a […]

Colourful Anthurium fest begins in Mizoram

Colourful Anthurium fest begins in Mizoram

AIZAWL: A three-day Anthurium Festival began at Lengpui, about 40 kms from here, with riot of colours. Gracing the cultural extravaganza as chief guest, Governor Lt Gen (rtd) Nirbhay Sharma said the colourful Mizo tradition attires, the rich culture, beautiful music and dances can attract huge tourists from across the world that would boost the […]

Mizoram can be the Bamboo state of India

Mizoram can be the Bamboo state of India

DONER Minister Jitendra Singh on Tuesday said that Mizoram can become the Bamboo state of India and the Government has already initiated an effort to activate a Bamboo Development Board. Noting that there was need for each North Eastern state to develop an individual identity, Singh said: “State of Mizoram has a very bright opportunity […]

Mizo civil societies condemn ECI on Brus roll revision

Mizo civil societies condemn ECI on Brus roll revision

AIZAWL: Mizoram’s civil societies have taken a strong exception to the Election Commission of India’s (ECI) directives to conduct special revision of electoral roll for the Bru refugees, who allegedly refused to return to Mizoram despite several repatriation attempts. A joint statement issued by three largest NGOs – Young Mizo Association, Mizo Hmeichhe Insuihkhawm Pawl […]

Six HPC(D) militants arrested in four days

Six HPC(D) militants arrested in four days

AIZAWL: Following a crackdown on the Hmar People’s Convention (Democratic), the Mizoram police have arrested six cadres of the outfit within the last four days. After an arrest of three HPC(D) from Bilkhawthlir village in northern Mizoram’s Kolasib district on September 17, the Mizoram police on Monday midnight nabbed three other militants of the outfit from […]

Mizo National Front observes Martyrs’ Day

Mizo National Front observes Martyrs’ Day

AIZAWL: Mizo National Front leader and former Lok Sabha member Vanlalzawma today claimed that his party is “soaked in martyrs’ blood” that “makes it unique” from other political parties in Mizoram. “MNF cannot be compared with other political parties, because it is far from being a mere political party. It is party borne out of a […]

Rustlers leave fish farm in the lurch

Rustlers leave fish farm in the lurch

AIZAWL: Miscreants have plundered a government fish farm at Lengpui, about 40 kms west of Aizawl, for two times in a row, severely affecting production of fish seeds. The farm staff on Saturday told visiting journalists that the rearing pond has been plundered last year and this year, resulting in a drastic decline in fish […]