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After a variety of drugs, poppy seeds is newest item being smuggled from Myanmar
Aizawl/Imphal, Oct 13 (IANS) After the rampant smuggling of drugs and guns from Myanmar, the Assam Rifles troopers have seized a huge quantity of poppy seeds in Mizoram after the contraband was illegally traded from across the border, officials said on Wednesday.
2021-10-13
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mizoram Covid cases breach 1L mark, central team studying situation
Aizawl, Oct 6 (IANS) The tiny northeastern state, Mizoram on Wednesday crossed the one lakh-mark of Covid cases with 1,471 people testing positive for the virus even as a four-member multi disciplinary central team is now studying the alarming positivity rate of 15.36 per cent, health officials said on Wednesday.
2021-10-06
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Health/Medicine
Expert team to visit Mizoram amid alarming rise in Covid cases
Aizawl, Sep 30 (IANS) The Central government would provide financial assistance and medicines to Mizoram besides sending an expert team to the northeastern state to deal with the alarming rise in the number of Covid-19 cases in the state.
2021-09-30
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Health/Medicine
With conflicts on, Mizoram predicts more influx of Myanmar nationals
Aizawl, Sep 23 (IANS) Around 11,500 Myanmar nationals have taken refuge in Mizoram so far and the state authorities are apprehending a fresh influx of migrants from the military coup-hit neighbouring country after renewed clashes between the Army and the pro-democratic forces there, officials said on Thursday.
2021-09-23
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Mizoram CM urges PM to provide humanitarian aid to Myanmar refugees
Aizawl, Sep 16 (IANS) Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga once again urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to provide humanitarian assistance to Myanmar nationals as the bordering northeastern state is witnessing a fresh influx of refugees from the military coup hit neighbouring country after a renewed clash between the Army and the pro-democratic forces, officials said on Thursday.
2021-09-16
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Mizoram seeks info on fake IDs of 26 Myanmar nationals held in Guwahati
Aizawl/Guwahati, Sep 15 (IANS) The Mizoram Police have sought information on the fake Indian documents which were found with 26 Myanmar nationals, who were arrested in Guwahati on Sunday while going to Delhi, officials said on Wednesday.
2021-09-15
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Defence/Security
Mizoram's Covid-19 positivity rate at alarming 16.39%
Aizawl, Sep 14 (IANS) Triggering widespread concern, the Covid-19 positivity rate in Mizoram has jumped to 16.39 per cent, the highest in India, officials said on Tuesday.
2021-09-14
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Health/Medicine
With fresh influx, refugees from Myanmar to Mizoram go up to 11K
Aizawl, Sep 11 (IANS) With the fresh influx of refugees from Myanmar, the number of people taking shelter in Mizoram after the military coup hit the neighbouring country has gone up to around 11,000, officials said on Saturday.
2021-09-11
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics
Fresh troubles along Assam-Mizoram border over roads, camps
Aizawl/Silchar (Assam), Sep 3 (IANS) Fresh tension was reported along the Assam-Mizoram border as the two states accused each other of constructing roads, security camps, and bunkers and urged all such activity be stopped and new structures dismantled.
2021-09-03
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics
Mizoram to enroll children of Myanmar refugees in govt schools (Ld correcting Para 13)
Aizawl, Sep 3 (IANS) The Mizoram government has decided to enrol children of Myanmarese refugees who have taken shelter in the state after the military coup hit the neighbouring country.
2021-09-03
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics
Mizoram to enroll children of Myanmar refugees in govt schools
Aizawl, Sep 3 (IANS) The Mizoram government has decided to enrol children of Myanmarese refugees who have taken shelter in the state after the military coup hit the neighbouring country.
2021-09-03
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Education,Politics
African Swine Fever kills 25,260 pigs in Mizoram; causes Rs 121 cr loss
Aizawl, Sep 1 (IANS) Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) in Mizoram since March has killed around 25,260 pigs in all the 11 districts of the northeastern state, officials said on Wednesday.
2021-09-01
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Health/Medicine,Environment/Wildlife
Record Rs 25 cr drugs haul in Mizoram, 2 Assam men held
Aizawl, Aug 27 (IANS) In the biggest ever drug haul in Mizoram, police have seized 5 lakh very addictive stimulant drug 'methamphetamine tablets valued at Rs 25 crore in the international market and arrested two persons belonging to neighbouring Assam, police said on Friday.
2021-08-27
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mizoram: Foreign cigarettes worth Rs 6.53 cr, cache of arms seized
Aizawl, Aug 20 (IANS) Assam Rifles have seized foreign origin cigarettes worth Rs 6.53 crore and a large cache of firearms from two Mizoram districts adjoining the Myanmar and Bangladesh borders, officials said on Friday.
2021-08-20
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Project with World Bank to improve health services: Mizoram CM
Aizawl, Aug 15 (IANS) Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga on Sunday said that his government has signed a 40 million US dollar 'Mizoram Health Systems Strengthening Project' with the World Bank in June to improve management capacity and quality of health services in the mountainous state.
2021-08-15
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics
Tokyo Olympics: Mizoram, Manipur announce cash award for hockey stars
Aizawl/Imphal, Aug 6 (IANS) The governments of Mizoram and Manipur have declared cash award and other incentives for Lalremsiami (Mizoram) and Sushila Chanu (Manipur), both members of the women's hockey team, which went down fighting 3-4 to Great Britain in the bronze medal play-off match at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday.
2021-08-06
Category: India, Mizoram,Sports,Politics
Assam, Mizoram agree to keep state forces out of contested areas
Aizawl/Guwahati, Aug 5 (IANS) Assam and Mizoram held a crucial ministerial level meeting on Thursday where they decided to maintain peace along the inter-state border, welcomed deployment on neutral central forces, and agreed that they would not send their respective forces and officials to the troubled border areas.
2021-08-05
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics
As 'blockade' chokes supplies, Mizoram asks people to curb consumption
Aizawl, Aug 3 (IANS) With supplies blocked for the past nine days due to an "economic blockade" on National Highway 306, its lifeline, the Mizoram government on Tuesday appealed to its people to curtail domestic consumption.
2021-08-03
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics
Mizoram faces shortage of medicines, writes to Centre on blockade
Aizawl, Aug 3 (IANS) The Mizoram Health Minister has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home and Health Ministers to intervene as the state has been facing severe crisis of medicines including life saving and Covid-19 related drugs due to the "economic blockade" on the National Highway-306.
2021-08-03
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics
Mizoram to ferry fuels, essentials from Tripura, Manipur
Aizawl/Silchar (Assam), July 30 (IANS) In wake of the tensions on the border with Assam, the Mizoram government has taken steps to ferry transport fuels and other essentials from neighbouring Tripura and Manipur, officials said on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics
Border row: Mizoram complains against Assam's 'economic blockade'
Aizawl/Silchar (Assam), July 28 (IANS) Mizoram on Wednesday complained to the Union Home Ministry that an "economic blockade" by Assam on from Monday and "destruction" of railway lines on Tuesday badly affected supply of essentials and foodgrains to the state.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics
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