BJP with less than 1% mandate parties in Mizoram

BJP  with less than 1% mandate parties in Mizoram

The people of Mizoram once again rejected the overtures of the BJP, giving their Lok Sabha candidate  less than one percent of the votes polled! After a big win at the 2018 Assembly (MLA) elections, the ruling party Mizo National Front (MNF) continued its success route in the small hill state of Mizoram by securing […]

Mizoram: New Trafficking Hotspot

Mizoram: New Trafficking Hotspot

Mizoram state, in northeast India which shares a border with Burma (Myanmar) appears to be the new hot transit zone for the illegal trafficking of girls and women. Human trafficking and the modern slave trade, unfortunately, appears to be flourishing. The traffickers just find new sources and new routes. People in distress are the easiest […]

May the tribe increase!

May the tribe increase!

Last week, we witnessed the priestly Ordination of the 32nd Mizo Priest in Aizawl. In a world where aspirants to the Catholic priesthood appear to be diminishing, it is glad news that we have at present a good number of our local Mizo priests in active service of Mother Church. Fr Henry is the fourth […]

Mizoram will soon have a new Act to check illegal immigrants

Mizoram will soon have a new Act to check illegal immigrants

The Mizoram Assembly unanimously passed a bill that seeks to detect foreigners illegally residing in the northeastern state, that shares an over 700-km border with Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar). Introducing The Mizoram Maintenance of Household Registers Bill, 2019, Chief Minister Zoramthanga said the influx of foreigners into the state through its porous borders has remained […]

Excitement at Mizoram First International short film fest

Excitement at Mizoram First International short film fest

AIZAWL: Mizoram had its first honest to goodness international short film festival thrown open recently. the festival ends today, September 22. The 1st Mizoram International Short Film Festival was inaugurated by Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla in a glittering red carpet ceremony at Aijal Club on Thursday evening. The film festival will see the screening of […]

Mizoram Nurses want a Better Deal

Mizoram Nurses want a Better Deal

AIZAWL, Aug 23 – Hundreds of trained nurses took to the streets here today in a nationwide protest called by the Trained Nurses’ Association of India (TNAI) to press for fulfilment of an 11-point charter of demands. The Mizoram State branch of the TNAI submitted a memorandum to the State Government, demanding salaries and allowances […]

Mizoram Govt. resists Yoga Day ‘tamasha’

Mizoram Govt. resists Yoga Day ‘tamasha’

While the ‘official machinery’ in most of India was pressed into observing International Yoga Day on Thursday, no official programme was organised under any department of the State Government in Mizoram to mark the day. Despite popular opposition to the introduction of ‘forced yoga’ last year, the event was sneaked in under the guise of […]

Chapchar Kut is the Buzz in Mizoram!

Chapchar Kut is the Buzz in Mizoram!

Aizawl: Mizoram’s most popular and biggest festival, Chapchar Kut began today (March 1) at Lammual or Assam Rifles Ground here with fanfare and cultural fervour. It was the first Chapchar Kut festival ever celebrated for two days with a theme “Sem sem dam dam, ei bil thi thi,” the Mizo saying for “Those who hoard […]

Brus demand their own ‘Reservation’

Brus demand their own ‘Reservation’

Aizawl (Mizoram): It’s a tragic story. The Bru tribes were forced to flee their homes and become refugees in Tripura. Even after decades, they are still afraid to go back to live with the Mizos. They want their own enclave, a Bru Reservation! Mizoram Bru Displaced People’s Forum (MBDPF), the apex body of Bru refugees […]

Aizawl : Dengue hub of Mizoram?

Aizawl : Dengue hub of Mizoram?

Aizawl: Has Mizoram become a dengue endemic area? In the past year 649 people have been recorded with dengue, the majority of them being from the capital Aizawl. So far no deaths have been attributed to dengue. Dengue has affected at least 649 people in Mizoram since February 2016 till last month, according to the […]

Mizoram Churches ask State Government not to dilute Christmas

Mizoram Churches ask State Government not to dilute Christmas

Aizawl: The Mizoram Kohhran Hruaitute Committee (MKHC), a conglomerate of leaders of 14 major churches in Mizoram, Thursday appealed to the state government not to observe ‘Good Governance Day’ on Christmas. The Centre’s decision to observe ‘Good Governance Day’ on December 25. Christmas is one of the most important religious days of Christians, according to […]

Will New Delhi force Bru Refugees to leave Tripura?

Will  New Delhi force Bru Refugees to leave Tripura?

AGARTALA: Will the Bru refugees finally go back to a more permanent settlement Mizoram? Well, yes, and no. Amid uncertainty, the ministry of home affairs (MHA) plans to complete the next phase of repatriation of Bru refugees sheltered in six camps of Kanchanpur in north Tripura to Mizoram by November this year. MHA joint secretary […]