All in the right ‘spirits’! The state assembly passed the Mizoram Liquor Prohibition and Control Act (MLPCA) in 2014 and it came into force from 15 January 2015, replacing the earlier Mizoram Liquor Total Prohibition Act (MLTPA). The first wine shop opened in Aizawl on 16 March 2015. Three state-owned corporation have been chosen to operate retail outlets.
JAH KHEI FLOWER:
‘Jah Khei’ Flower which blooms once every 12 years and is indigenous to Meghalaya, bloomed their year. The local name of the flower ‘Jah’ means ‘disappear’ and ‘Khei’ means ‘wakes up’. it grows in Mawsmai area under Mawpyrshong Village via Thangsning and Smit Village, and is about 40 kms from Shillong. The last time this flower showed its beauty was in 2003.
Sikkim has once again inspired becoming one of the winners for best performing ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’. The capital of Sikkim, Gangtok scored the best at 3rd rank among the state capitals in Northeast, and over-all 10th in the ranking of 476 cities in India. It already had a tag of being the ‘cleanest state’ in India and this just adds on!
The legacy of aging Pawan Hans choppers continues with the recent crash at Mekluri helipad in Nagaland’s Phek district on November. All the six occupants however escaped with injuries. They were luckier than the Arunachal Pradesh crash earlier in August which left the Tirap DC, Kamlesh Kumar Joshi dead along with the Pilot and Co-pilot. To add to the list was this image that shows an Mi-172 Pawan Hans helicopter making an emergency landing in a village near Gohpur in Sonitpur area of northern Assam.
The worst attack on the Indian Army in two decades occurred when insurgents ambushed a military convoy in Manipur’s Chandel district killing at least 20 army personnel and injuring 11 others in June. Army and civilian authorities suspect the involvement of Manipur rebel outfit peoples Liberation army (PLA) and Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup (KYKL), a Meitei revolutionary organization, who used landmines, rocket-propelled grenades and automatic weapons.
(TNT-The Northeast Today)