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12-Feb-2019 Aizawl/Agartala

Protests against Citizenship Bill in Mizoram, Tripura

Massive demonstrations and protest rallies were held in Mizoram and Tripura on Tuesday to protest against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.In Mizo National Front (MNF)-ruled Mizoram, the powerful Mizoram NGO Coordination Committee (MNCC) held spirited...

15-Dec-2018 Aizawl (Mizoram)

Mizoram CM distributes portfolios among ministers

Hours after assuming office, Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga here on Saturday allotted portfolios to his council of ministers, keeping finance, PWD and six other departments with him, an official notification said.A notification issued by Chief Secretary...

15-Dec-2018 Aizawl (Mizoram)

MNF back at helm in Mizoram after a decade

Days after ending Congress' 10-year rule in Mizoram, Mizo National Front (MNF) chief Zoramthanga on Saturday took oath as the Chief Minister of the northeastern state for a third term.Governor Kummanam Rajasekharan administered the oath of office and secrecy...

15-Dec-2018 Aizawl (Mizoram)

MNF takes office in Mizoram

The Mizo National Front (MNF) government led by Chief Minister Zoramthanga on Saturday assumed office, ending the Congress' 10-year rule in the state.Governor Kummanam Rajasekharan administered the oath of office and secrecy to Zoramthanga and his 11 Council...

28-Nov-2018 Bhopal/Aizawl

MP, Mizoram witness 75 per cent polling

Over 75 per cent of voters in Madhya Pradesh and Mizoram voted on Wednesday in the Assembly elections in the two states where incumbent governments are seeking a straight fourth and third terms in office respectively.Around 75 per cent polling was recorded...

26-Nov-2018 Aizawl

Congress, MNF in multi-faceted battle in Mizoram

Mizoram will see a multi-cornered contest in the November 28 Assembly polls with the normally two main contenders - the ruling Congress and main opposition MNF - now seeing a third actor in the BJP and three regional parties ZPM, NPP and PRISM.The Bharatiya...

23-Nov-2018 Lunglei (Mizoram)

Narendra Modi slams Congress for lack of development in Mizoram

Targeting the lack of development and rising corruption in Mizoram during the Congress rule, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday appealed to the people in the state to vote for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).Addressing a public rally here, the Prime Minister...

23-Nov-2018 Lunglei (Mizoram)

Northeast has moved beyond guns, shutdowns, blockades : Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday accused the Congress of ignoring development in Mizoram and said that the northeast has moved beyond shutdowns, guns and blockades."The northeast has moved beyond guns, shutdowns and blockades. Today everyone is experiencing...

20-Nov-2018 Champhai (Mizoram)

BJP-RSS want to destroy India's democratic structure : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said the BJP-RSS combine, which has a "divisive ideology", was penetrating its people into government institutions in order to destroy the country's democratic structure.Addressing an election rally here, Gandhi said...

20-Nov-2018 Aizawl (Mizoram)

Centre working for all-round development of northeast : Amit shah

BJP President Amit shah on Tuesday said that the Centre has been working for all-round development and welfare of India's northeast, and Union Ministers had been visiting the region to catalyse progress in the states."The BJP-led NDA (National Democratic...

20-Oct-2018 Aizaw

Imparting skills in Mizoram : The Aizawl experience

I recently had the opportunity to conduct a hands-on workshop on entrepreneurship, creativity and communication for three government colleges in Aizawl, the capital of Mizoram, with two of my colleagues.We went to Aizawl with limited knowledge of what...

17-Oct-2018 Aizawl

BJP to contest all 40 seats in Mizoram : Amit Shah

Mizoram would celebrate Christmas under the BJP-led state government, said Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah on Wednesday, adding the party would field candidates in all the 40 Assembly seats of the state where polls are due on November 28."People of...

26-Sep-2018 Aizawl

Centre to help Mizoram in improving connectivity : Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assured Mizoram of all possible help in improving connectivity of the bordering state with the outside world, an official said here on Wednesday.The Mizoram government official said that the assurance was held out when Governor...

15-Aug-2018 Aizawl

Mizoram one of highest growing state economies : Lal Thanhawla

Mizoram is one of the highest growing economies among the Indian states, along with Gujarat, Jharkhand and Tripura, that recorded above 8 per cent growth rate during the last four years, Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla said here on Wednesday."With the introduction...

05-Jun-2018 Aizawl

21 killed in landslide, road accident in Mizoram

At least 19 people were killed and over 20 others were injured in two separate incidents at Lunglei district along Indo-Myanmar border in Mizoram since Monday evening, police said on Tuesday.While ten people were killed and four others, including minor...

15-Jan-2018 Mizoram

Drug abuse killed 65 in Mizoram in 2017

At least 65 persons, including 12 women, died in Mizoram last year due to drug abuse, an official said on Monday.The Excise and Narcotics Department official said 28 persons died due to heroin overdose and the rest due to abuse of various other narcotics.According...

16-Dec-2017 Aizawl

Centre has 15 new rail projects for Northeast : Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday the Centre is committed to put all the state capitals of the northeast on the rail map and is executing 15 new projects in the region."We are committed to bring all the state capitals of the northeast region on...

30-Nov-2017 Aizawl (Mizoram)

Mizo Accord is shining example all over the world : Ram Nath Kovind

The signing, implementation and adherence to the Mizo Accord of 1986 is still held up as a shining example all over the world, President Ram Nath Kovind said here on Thursday.He said credit for the atmosphere of peace and development in Mizoram goes to political...

29-Nov-2017 Aizawl

Mizoram key to Act East Policy : Ram Nath Kovind

President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday said Mizoram was a key to India's 'Act East' Policy and the state will link other northeastern states to our neighbours in Southeast Asia and the rest of India."Mizoram is a key to India's Act East Policy. The state will...

15-Aug-2017 AIZWAL

Mizoram's flagship programme helped farmers : Lal Thanhawla

The Mizoram government's flagship programme, New Land Use Policy (NLUP), has brought development to the state and prosperity to the farmers, Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla said in his address at the Independence Day function here on Tuesday."The NLUP has changed...

12-Nov-2016 Aizawl

Rail network to make northeast India a 'destination': Suresh Prabhu

The railway network would make northeast India a "destination" instead of being a transit point, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu said in Mizoram."The railway network would make resource rich northeast India a "destination" instead of being a transit...

17-Sep-2016 Aizawl (Mizoram)

Five killed in Mizoram landslides, roads blocked

At least five persons from two families, including a minor girl, were killed as their houses were swept away in huge landslides caused by heavy rain on Saturday in Mizoram's Aizawl district, police said.According to police, heavy landslides after intense...

15-Aug-2016 Aizawl

Mizoram is one of most peaceful, progressing states : Lal Thanhawla

Mizoram is one of the most peaceful states in the country heading for a steady progress of development, Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla said on Monday."Mizoram is one of the most peaceful states in India and also moving ahead for a steady progress, development,...

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