Aizawl/Agartala, May 17 (IANS) A Manipuri group of activists has demanded the reintroduction of Inner Line Permits (ILP) in northeastern states to "protect the indigenous and domicile" people in the region. "In the first phase of our agitation, we will not allow non-Manipuri people to enter Manipur between June 1 and June 5 if the ILP system is not reintroduced by May 31," Sapamacha Jadumani, spokesperson of the Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit (JCILP), told reporters in Imphal.
Aizawl, May 14 (IANS) With the recovery of three more bodies Tuesday, the death toll in the May 11 landslide that swept away 11 houses in the capital of the northeastern Mizoram state has risen to 15, officials said. "At least 25 people, including women, were injured and are being treated in a government hospital
Aizawl, May 11 (IANS) At least eight people were killed and 11 were missing, while 25 others sustained injuries in Mizoram Saturday, when nine houses were swept away in a massive landslide, officials said. "Incessant rains for the past one week caused nine houses to be swept away in huge landslides at Laipuitland locality here early Saturday morning, killing eight people on the spot," a police official told reporters
Aizawl/Agartala, May 6 (IANS) Despite uncertainties among refugees, the Mizoram government has agreed to resume the rehabilitation of over 40,000 tribals who had sought refuge in Tripura for about 16 years, a home ministry official said Monday. In view of the growing ethnic troubles, the Tripura government has been repeatedly telling the centre that the long stay of the immigrants was causing socio-economic and law and order problems
Aizawl, May 4 (IANS) The Planning Commission has asked the Mizoram government to create an investor-friendly environment to promote handloom, handicrafts, food and bamboo based industries in the northeastern state using locally available resources, an official said here Saturday. The suggestion was made during a meeting between Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia and Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla in New Delhi Thursday. "Ahluwalia told Lal Thanhawla that Mizoram's industry sector is at a nascent stage now
Aizawl, May 1 (IANS) Over 600 pigs have died from swine fever and about 12,200 have been infected in the past two months in Mizoram, officials said here Wednesday. "The endemic swine fever caused the death of as many as 470 pigs in Aizawl district alone while remaining 130 died in other districts.
Aizawl, April 19 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress (TMC), led by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, is expanding its base in the northeastern region.
Aizawl, March 11 (IANS) The Airport Authority of India (AAI) will soon take over Mizoram's Lengpui Airport to expand operations, an official said Monday. The airport, 15 km north of Aizawl, is the lone airport in mountainous Mizoram, which borders Myanmar and Bangladesh
Aizawl/Agartala, March 9 (IANS) In one of the biggest arms haul in northeast India, para-military Assam Rifles recovered 31 AK-47 rifles and other arms and ammunition in Mizoram. The arms were being smuggled to Bangladesh, officials said Saturday. Three people were also arrested in connection with the arms recovery near Lengpui airport in Mizoram, bordering Myanmar and Bangladesh.
Aizawl, Feb 23 (IANS) Over 70 percent of the total 17,054 voters Saturday cast their votes in the by-election to the tribal-dominated Chalfilh assembly constituency in Mizoram, officials said. "There is no incident reported anywhere from the assembly segment," an election department official told reporters here