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Amid pandemic, border issues, epidemic among pigs hits Mizoram
Aizawl, July 18 (IANS) Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Mizoran, India's second least populous state after Sikkim, has been confronted with a host of issues -- refugees from Myanmar, border disputes with Assam and an outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) which has killed over 11,000 pigs.
2021-07-18
Category: India, Mizoram,National
Mizoram claims Assam police destroyed crops
Aizawl/Silchar (Assam), July 12 (IANS) As the Assam-Mizoram inter-state border row continued, the Mizoram government on Monday claimed that the crops of Mizo farmers had been destroyed by Assam police and demanded adequate compensation by the Assam government.
2021-07-12
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics
Fresh trouble on Assam-Mizoram border after Chief Secy talks
Aizawl/Silchar (Assam), July 10 (IANS) Hours after a meeting of Chief Secretaries of Assam and Mizoram over the border trouble, a powerful grenade was triggered on Saturday when senior officials were visiting the border areas.
2021-07-10
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics
Over 10,600 pigs die of African Swine Fever in Mizoram
Aizawl, July 9 (IANS) The African Swine Fever (ASF) continues to wreak havoc among the livestock in Mizoram affecting all 11 districts and killing 10,621 pigs since March, officials said on Friday.
2021-07-09
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Environment/Wildlife
Curb on unvaccinated persons from earning livelihood arbitrary: HC
Aizawl, July 5 (IANS) The Gauhati High Court held the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) issued by the Mizoram Government restricting the unvaccinated persons from earning their livelihood arbitrary and not in consonance with the provisions of Article 14, 19 and 21 of the Constitution.
2021-07-05
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
With NE states' border row on, ministers, officials visit areas
Aizawl/Guwahati, July 2 (IANS) Amidst sporadic incidents and simmering tensions along the interstate borders of Assam, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, and Meghalaya, security has been further tightened and ministers and top officials visited the border areas to ensure there is no further escalation.
2021-07-02
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics
Mizo accord signed 35 years ago exemplary peace deal: Mizoram CM
Aizawl, June 29 (IANS) The Mizoram accord, signed 35 years ago after years of terrorism, has become an exemplary peace agreement and the neighbouring states and countries also take it as a model of peace, Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga said on Tuesday.
2021-06-29
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics
Mizoram minister announces prize for having most number of children
Aizawl, June 21 (IANS) A Mizoram minister has announced a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh to the parent who has the highest number of children in his Assembly constituency to encourage population growth among the demographically small Mizo communities.
2021-06-21
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics
528 inmates of Mizoram orphanage test positive for Covid
Aizawl, June 21 (IANS) Triggering fresh concerns, as many as 528 inmates of an orphanage-cum-rehabilitation centre in Mizoram have tested positive for Covid-19, officials said on Monday.
2021-06-21
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Health/Medicine
Delta variant of Covid-19 found in two NE states
Aizawl/Imphal, June 19 (IANS) The Delta variant of coronavirus has been found for the first time in two northeastern states -- Manipur and Mizoram -- following which the authorities have asked the people to be more cautious and follow Covid appropriate behaviour, officials said on Saturday.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Health/Medicine
Myanmar's Chin state CM taken shelter in Mizoram: Officials
Aizawl, June 16 (IANS) Chief Minister of Myanmars Chin state, Salai Lian Luai has taken shelter in Indias Mizoram from the military coup hit neighbouring country while 9,250 myanmarese, including women and, have already took refuge in the bordering state, officials said on Tuesday night.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Members of one of world's largest families finally accept chief's death
Aizawl, June 15 (IANS) The funeral of Zion-a Chana, who was believed to head one of the world's largest families with 38 wives and 89 children, was delayed as his family members believed that the patriarch was alive because his pulse was running.
2021-06-15
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Human Interest/Society
Mizo man with world's one of largest families passes away
Aizawl, June 13 (IANS) Ziona Chana, who is believed to head one of the world's largest families, with 38 wives, 89 children and 33 grandchildren from Mizoram, passed away at a private hospital here on Sunday. He was 76.
2021-06-13
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Health/Medicine
Four children die in Mizoram building collapse
Aizawl, June 12 (IANS) Four children, including three girls, of a family living at Thuampui locality here died when their house collapsed following incessant rain, officials said on Saturday.
2021-06-12
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
5 Myanmar militants held with arms in Mizoram
Aizawl, June 12 (IANS) Five militants from Myanmar were apprehended with arms and ammunition in a joint operation carried out by the Assam Rifles and Mizoram Police from a bordering village in Lawngtlai district, the police said on Saturday.
2021-06-12
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Network blues pushes Mizoram students to hilltops for online exams
Aizawl, June 6 (IANS) The students of Mizoram University (MZU) on an average have to trek 2-3 km through forested areas to climb atop hills in order to get internet connectivity to appear for their online examinations, as the electronic networks are extremely poor in the northeastern state, especially in the remote and bordering areas.
2021-06-06
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Education,Human Interest/Society,Terrorism
Over 5,000 pigs die of African Swine Fever in Mizoram
Aizawl, June 4 (IANS) In the midst of rising Covid-19 pandemic, the African Swine Fever (ASF) has struck pigs in Mizoram, causing deaths of over 5,000 animals in different districts, officials said on Friday.
2021-06-04
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Health/Medicine
Mizoram CM urges Modi to give free Covid vaccines to 11 Special Category states
Aizawl, June 1 (IANS) Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to provide free Covid vaccines to the 11 Special Category states which have poor resources.
2021-06-01
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics
Mizoram forms panel to scientifically study causes of Covid spread
Aizawl, May 23 (IANS) Mizoram, where the first Covid-19 death was reported on October 28, 2020, six months after the northeast regions first coronavirus fatality in Assam and seven months after Indias first in Karnataka, has formed a study panel to examine the causes of the spread of the contagious disease.
2021-05-23
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Health/Medicine
Covid positive Mizoram minister mops hospital floor, shares meal with others
Aizawl, May 17 (IANS) Mizorams Power and Electricity Minister, R. Lalzirliana (71), has been captured in a video where he could be seen mopping floors at the Zoram Medical College and Hospital (ZMCH), where he, his wife and son are undergoing treatment for Covid-19 since last week.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Unemployed doctors come forward to fight Covid in Mizoram
Aizawl, May 12 (IANS) In a generous gesture, over 400 unemployed doctors, nursing students, laboratory technicians and pharmacists in Mizoram have voluntarily agreed to assist the government in Covid management, health officials said on Wednesday.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Health/Medicine
Mizoram's lone medical college asked to explain order to pay for oxygen
Aizawl, May 7 (IANS) The Mizoram government has served a show-cause notice to the medical superintendent of the states lone medical college for his notification asking patients, including Covid patients, to pay for oxygen and other urgent medical support, officials said on Friday.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Despite injury, lifter Lalrinnunga aiming for Olympic berth
Aizawl, May 5 (IANS) Teenaged Indian weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga will look to secure an Olympic Games berth in 67kg category when the 2021 junior World Championships, the last qualification event, is held in Tashkent from May 21 to 31.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Mizoram,Sports,Other Sports
Despite injury, lifter Lalrinnunga aiming for Olympics berth
Aizawl (Mizoram), May 5 (IANS) Teenaged Indian weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga will look to secure a Tokyo Olympic berth in 67kg category when the 2021 junior World Championships -- the last Games qualification event -- kick off in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, from May 21 to 31.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Mizoram,Sports,Other Sports
Mizoram forest fire: PM assures CM of all help
Aizawl, April 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday spoke to Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthangs over phone about the forest fire in the northeastern state and assured all help of the Central government, officials said.
2021-04-26
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
IAF to deploy 2 copters to douse Mizoram fire (Ld)
Aizawl, April 25 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) would deploy two helicopters to douse the forest fire in Mizoram even as the state's fighters and disaster management personnel are battling the blaze in Lunglei district and its adjoining areas, officials said on Sunday.
2021-04-25
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Defence/Security,Environment/Wildlife
Mizoram CM seeks IAF's help after major forest fire in Lunglei
Aizawl, April 25 (IANS) Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga on Sunday sought help from the Indian Air Force (IAF) as well as the locals in dousing the major forest fire in Lunglei district and its adjoining areas, officials said.
2021-04-25
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Over 83% turnout in Mizoram Assembly bypoll (Night Ld)
Aizawl, April 17 (IANS) Over 83.3 per cent of the 19,520 voters on Saturday exercised their franchise in the bypoll to the Serchhip Assembly seat in Mizoram, officials said after the completion of 12-hour long balloting.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics
Over 77% polling in Mizoram Assembly bypoll till 5 pm
Aizawl, April 17 (IANS) As balloting continues in the bypoll to the Serchhip Assembly seat in Mizoram on Saturday, over 77 per cent voter turnout was reported till 5 p.m.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics
Bypoll to Mizoram Assembly seat on Saturday
Aizawl, April 16 (IANS) The by-elections to the Serchhip Assembly seat in Mizoram would be held on Saturday and the Election Commission has extended the voting period by two hours in view of the Covid-19 pandemic and a holiday for a section of Christians.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics
Drugs smuggled from Myanmar worth Rs 12 cr seized in Mizoram
Aizawl, March 27 (IANS) In a big haul, the Assam Rifles troopers and the police have seized banned drugs worth Rs 12 crore from Kolasib district in northern Mizoram and arrested one person in connection with the case, an official said on Saturday.
2021-03-27
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Women personnel of Assam Rifles participate in counter-terrorism ops along Pak, Myanmar borders
Aizawl, (Mizoram), March 24 (IANS) Breaking the shackles, women are joining the paramilitary and armed forces in huge numbers and are participating in counter-terrorism and counter-infiltration operations along the border with Pakistan and Myanmar.
2021-03-24
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Defence/Security
Mizoram CM urges Modi to provide asylum to Myanmar refugees (Ld)
Aizawl/New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to provide asylum, food and shelter to those refugees who have arrived in the state since the military seized power in Myanmar last month.
2021-03-21
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics
Mizoram CM holds meet with Myanmar's Foreign Minister over situation
Aizawl, March 21 (IANS) Amid the government tightening the security along the India-Myanmar border to prevent influx from across the border, Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga on Sunday held a virtual meeting with Myanmar's Foreign Minister Zin Mar Aung.
2021-03-21
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics
Centre at odds with Mizoram over influx of Myanmar refugees
Aizawl (Mizoram), March 20 (IANS) The central and Mizoram governments are at odds over the influx of refugees from Myanmar after the February 1 military coup in the neighbouring nation that has led to a number of bloodbaths on several occasion.
2021-03-20
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Mizoram govt seeks Centre's help for relief to Myanmar refugees
Aizawl/New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) A high level Mizoram government team on Friday urged the central government to provide relief to the people sheltered in the bordering state after fleeing from the neighbouring military coup-hit Myanmar.
2021-03-19
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics
BSF cyclists cover 4,000 km along India-B'desh borders on 50th year of 1971 war
Aizawl, March 17 (IANS) The 70-day-long BSF's 'Maitri Cycle Rally' to commemorate the 50th year of the 1971 Bangladesh liberation war victory covering a distance of around 4,000-km along the frontiers of five Indian states culminated in western Mizoram on Wednesday.
2021-03-17
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Defence/Security
4 NE states, Assam Rifles asked to prevent influx from Myanmar
Aizawl, March 12 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry has asked four northeastern states -- Mizoram, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur -- which share borders with Myanmar to take appropriate action to check influx of refugees from the coup-hit country, officials said on Friday.
2021-03-12
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
Mizoram awaits MHA decision to deal with Myanmarese nationals
Aizawl, March 8 (IANS) The Mizoram government has been providing relief and shelter to the people who have sneaked into the Indian territory from military coup hit Myanmar, state Home Minister said on Monday adding that the government is waiting for advice from the Centre "to handle the foreign nationals".
2021-03-08
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics
Myanmar cops, civilians cross into India, seek refuge in Mizoram
Aizawl, March 5 (IANS) Some Myanmar police personnel and civilians have crossed over into India and are seeking refuge in Mizoram, officials and villagers along the borders said on Thursday.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics
Drugs worth Rs 7.29 cr, 80 exotic reptiles seized in Mizoram
Aizawl/Silchar, Feb 18 (IANS) In two seperate incidents, the security forces have seized a huge cache of drugs worth Rs 7.29 crore besides seizing 80 exotic reptiles in Mizoram and arrested three persons in connection with the cases, officials said on Thursday.
2021-02-18
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Brown sugar, human hair worth Rs 4 cr seized in Mizoram, Manipur
Aizawl/Imphal, Feb 8 (IANS) The security forces and Customs officials have seized human hair and brown sugar worth Rs 4 crore in Mizoram and Manipur, which were smuggled in from neighbouring Myanmar, officials said on Monday.
2021-02-08
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mizoram first state to declare sports as an industry: Governor
Aizawl, Jan 26 (IANS) Mizoram was the first state in India to declare sports as an industry in June 2020, said Governor P.S. Sreedharan Pillai on Tuesday.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics
Assam Rifles seizes drugs, Areca nuts worth Rs 6.35 cr in Mizoram
Aizawl, Jan 22 (IANS) Troopers of Assam Rifles in separate raids have seized drugs and Areca nuts, smuggled from Mynamar, worth of Rs 6.35 crore in Mizoram and arrested three persons in connection with the case, officials said on Friday.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mizoram Guv urges PM to set up AIIMS in state
Aizawl, Dec 20 (IANS) Mizoram Governor P.S. Sreedharan Pillai has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to set up an All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in the state which is battling several dreaded diseases including HIV/AIDS, cancer, and malaria, an official statement said on Sunday.
2020-12-20
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Mizoram enters country's solar power map with 2 MW plant
Aizawl, Dec 4 (IANS) Mizoram on Friday earned a place on India's solar power map with the commissioning of a two MW capacity solar power plant.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Normal classes not to resume in schools in most NE states
Aizawl/Shillong/Agartala, Nov 28 (IANS) Most of the northeastern states took varied decisions on the resumption of classes in schools on a regular basis even as Assam had reopened educational institutions on November 2 after more than seven months, officials said on Saturday.
2020-11-28
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Education
Disqualified as MP in 1988, Mizoram MLA in 2020 for defection
Aizawl, Nov 27 (IANS) In an ironic turn of events, an IPS officer-turned-politician from Mizoram who was disqualified as a member of the Lok Sabha for defection in 1988, lost his membership of the state Assembly on Friday for the same reason.
2020-11-27
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics
Assam-Mizoram border row on verge of resolution
Aizawl/Silchar (Assam), Nov 11 (IANS) The fortnight-long Assam-Mizoram border blockade issue seemed to be heading for resolution as operators of the over 250 goods vehicles stranded in Assam on Wednesday night agreed to drive on into Mizoram, officials said.
2020-11-11
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics
Assam-Mizoram row: Partial inter-state movement amid blockade
Aizawl/Silchar (Assam), Nov 9 (IANS) Even as 21 goods trucks moved to Mizoram and many vehicles returned to Assam from the border state on Monday, the 13-day-old blockade of the National Highway (NH) 306 in Assam continued as the protesters refused to relent, police said.
2020-11-09
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics