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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
Assam-Mizoram border row, Mizoram contemplating to ferry essentials via B'desh, Myanmar
Aizawl/Silchar, Nov 8 (IANS) In view of the 12-day long Assam-Mizoram inter-state border dispute and the blockade of the National Highway (NH) 306, the Mizoram government is contemplating to bring the essentials through Bangladesh and Myanmar besides Tripura and Manipur, officials said on Sunday.
2020-11-08
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Amid Assam-Mizoram border row, goons trigger blast in Assam school
Aizawl/Silchar, Nov 7 (IANS) Amid the 11 day long Assam-Mizoram inter-state border dispute, tension intensified along the border after miscreants triggered a blast at a government school in Cachar district of southern Assam, police said.
2020-11-07
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Defence/Security
Drugs worth Rs 6.50 crore seized in Mizoram, two held
Aizawl, Nov 5 (IANS) Assam Rifles troopers have arrested two persons and seized a huge cache of drugs valued at Rs 6.50 crore in eastern Mizoram's Champhai district bordering Myanmar, officials said on Thursday.
2020-11-05
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Border face-off on, Assam to deploy central forces
Aizawl/Silchar (Assam), Nov 4 (IANS) As the the 8-day-long impasse along the Assam-Mizoram border continued on Wednesday, the Assam government has decided to deploy Central Paramilitary Force (CPMF) troopers along the inter-state border, a top official said.
2020-11-04
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics
Assam mulling NIA probe into Mizoram death, border standoff continues
Aizawl/Silchar (Assam), Nov 4 (IANS) The Assam government is mulling to hand over the case of death of 48-year-old man from the state in Mizoram to the NIA while the seven-day-long imbroglio along the inter-state borders continued on Tuesday despite visits by top officials.
2020-11-04
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics
Assam man dies in Mizoram, Sonowal seeks Shah's intervention
Aizawl/Silchar (Assam), Nov 2 (IANS) In a new turn to the ongoing Assam-Mizoram border trouble, a 48-year-old man from Assam died in custody in Mizoram on Monday, leading to protests along the inter-state border intensifying.
2020-11-02
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Assam-Mizoram border impasse on, war of words continues
Aizawl/Silchar, Nov 1 (IANS) As the blockade on National Highway 306, the lifeline of Mizoram, continued for the fifth day on Sunday, Assam and Mizoram engaged in accusation and counter accusation over the 23-day long inter-state border standoff.
2020-11-01
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics
PM praises Mizoram kid for her 'Vande Mataram' rendition
Aizawl, Nov 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has extolled a four-year-old girl in Mizoram for singing a contemporary version of the national song "Vande Mataram".
2020-11-01
Category: India, Mizoram,National
Mizoram-Assam border row enters 4th day, blockade continues
Aizawl/Guwahati, Oct 31 (IANS) As the blockade on National Highway 306, the lifeline of Mizoram, entered the fourth day on Saturday, the Mizoram government ferried fuel and cooking gas from neighbouring Manipur and Tripura. The fresh deadlock at its border with Assam has been continuing since Wednesday despite a series of top level meetings, officials said on Saturday.
2020-10-31
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics
Mizoram refuses to withdraw forces, blockade continues for 3rd day
Aizawl/Silchar, Oct 30 (IANS) The fresh Assam-Mizoram border dispute took a turn for the worse on the third day on Friday as the Mizoram government announced that it is not withdrawing its forces. On the other hand, the agitators in southern Assam refused to call off their blockade of National Highway 306, the lifeline of Mizoram, seeking withdrawal of security personnel from Assam's area.
2020-10-30
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Defence/Security
Mizoram records 1st Covid death
Aizawl, Oct 28 (IANS) A 62-year-old man died of Covid-19 on Wednesday in Mizoram, the only state where until now there was no fatal cases even though India's tally touched 80,00,000 cases and 1,20,010 people succumbed to the virus since January 30, when the first case was reported in the country.
2020-10-28
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Health/Medicine
Aizawl sees surge in Covid-19 cases, total lockdown imposed
Aizawl, Oct 27 (IANS) With a surge in Covid-19 cases, a weeklong total lockdown was enforced in the Aizawl Municipal Council area from Tuesday to check the spread of the disease in the state capital, officials said.
2020-10-27
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Health/Medicine
Tripura-Mizoram border tension eases after revocation of prohibitory order
Aizawl/Agartala, Oct 19 (IANS) The fortnight-long tension along the Tripura-Mizoram borders eased after the Mizoram authority following the objection of Tripura government revoked the prohibitory order imposed along the inter-state borders, officials of both the state said on Monday.
2020-10-19
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics
Border violence: Union Home Secy convenes talks with Assam, Mizoram
Aizawl/Silchar (Assam), Oct 18 (IANS) Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla would hold a meeting, through video conference, with the Chief Secretaries of Assam and Mizoram on Monday, following the latter's complaint of Assam's "transgressions" along the inter-state border, the Mizoram government said on Sunday night.
2020-10-18
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics
Inter-state border disputes in NE, Mizoram seeks Centre's intervention
Aizawl/Agartala/Silchar, Oct 11 (IANS) Amidst Covid-19 situation, Mizoram battled with its decades-old border disputes against Assam and Tripura and sought the intervention of Survey of India to resolve the row permanently, officials said on Sunday.
2020-10-11
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics
Mizoram govt offices to work one hour less in winter
Aizawl, Sep 29 (IANS) The working hours of Mizoram government offices in the state and elsewhere in the northeast would be one hour less during the winter season, an official said here on Tuesday.
2020-09-29
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics
BSF makes major arms haul in Mizoram, three held
Aizawl, Sep 29 (IANS) A large quantity of sophisticated weapons, including 28 AK-series rifles, and two vehicles were seized by the BSF and three persons arrested in Mizoram early on Tuesday, officials said.
2020-09-29
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Aizawl FC sign 6 local players to add depth for I-League
Aizawl, Sep 12 (IANS) Former champions Aizawl FC have signed as many as six local talents in an attempt to revive their fortunes in the I-League after they finished just above the All India Football Federation's (AIFF) developmental side Indian Arrows in the last edition.
2020-09-12
Category: India, Mizoram,Sports,Football
Mizoram bans use of Chinese bike in state to curb smuggling
Aizawl, Sep 9 (IANS) The Mizoram government has banned the use of China-made Kenbo motorcycles as they are being used in the border state to bring smuggled or illegal substances, including drugs, from neighbouring Myanmar, an official said on Wednesday.
2020-09-09
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Drugs, foreign cigarettes seized in Meghalaya, Mizoram; 5 held
Aizawl/Shillong/Guwahati, Sep 8 (IANS) Drugs and foreign origin cigarettes, valued at Rs 3.78 crore, were seized in three different cases in Meghalaya and Mizoram and five people, including a woman, apprehended, officials said on Monday.
2020-09-08
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Another consignment of foreign cigarettes seized in Mizoram
Aizawl/Guwahati, Sep 7 (IANS) In the second such case in a week's time, 100 cartons of smuggled foreign cigarettes, valued at Rs 1.30 crore, were seized by Assam Rifles in Mizoram's border Champhai district, officials said on Monday.
2020-09-07
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security