Aizawl, Feb 23 (IANS) Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla has sought UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi's intervention to help the state tide over a financial crisis. Thanhawla held an hour-long meeting with Sonia Gandhi at her residence in New Delhi Friday and apprised her about the state's financial problems, an official of the chief minister's secretariat told reporters Saturday. The state government had earlier submitted a proposal to central government seeking Rs.500 crore for payment of increased salaries to its employees after the implementation of sixth pay commission recommendations.
Aizawl, Feb 19 (IANS) Just four days ahead of the by-election, campaigning Tuesday gained momentum in the tribal dominated Chalfilh assembly constituency in Mizoram. Though the Feb 23 by-poll has seven candidates in the field, including Bharatiya Janata Party aspirant
Aizawl, Feb 15 (IANS) The number of foreigners visiting Mizoram is rising. A total of) 745 foreigners visited Mizoram last year, 87 more than in 2011, a Foreigners Regional Registration Office official told reporters. Of the 745, 138 were from the US, 104 from Britain and 78 from Australia.
Aizawl, Feb 15 (IANS) The number of foreigners visiting the northeastern state of Mizoram increased last year, with a larger number of US citizens than other foreigners stopping over in this state that borders Myanmar and Bangladesh, officials said.
Aizawl, Feb 5 (IANS) The Mizoram government has signed a suspension of operations (SoO) agreement with the separatist outfit Hmar People's Convention-Democrats (HPC-D) for six months, an official said here Tuesday.
Aizawl, Jan 26 (IANS) The gross state domestic product (GSDP) of Mizoram has grown by 9.57 percent during 2011-2012 against the national growth of 8.8 percent, Governor Vakkom B. Purushothaman said here Saturday. "The per capita income in Mizoram has also increased from Rs.30,488 in 2007-08 to Rs.50,021 in the last fiscal (2011-2012)," the governor said, after unfurling the national flag at an event celebrating the Repuclic Day here
Aizawl, Jan 25 (IANS) The Union home ministry has relaxed for another year the protected area rules in three northeastern states - Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland - to allow foreign tourists to visit these states, an official said here Friday. "The Foreigners (Protected Areas) Order 1958 has been relaxed for one more year beyond Dec 31 last year to allow foreign tourists to visit the three northeastern states subject to certain conditions," a Mizoram government official told IANS. The rules were first relaxed in 2010 and this has been extended every year/ He said the central government relaxed the over five decades old rules to allow foreign tourists, except those from Afghanistan, China, Pakistan and Myanmar, in the three northeastern states.
Aizawl, Jan 14 (IANS) At least 13 people, mostly youths and high school students, have died due to suspected drug overdose in less than a month in this Mizoram capital, officials said Monday. "Most of the people were brought unconscious with symptoms of drug overdose to the hospital where many of them died. Thirteen people have died in the civil hospital since Dec 20, 2012," Aizawl Civil Hospital's Emergency department medical officer Jeremy Pachuau told reporters
Aizawl/Kohima/Agartala, Dec 25 (IANS) Christmas was celebrated with joy and gaiety Tuesday across India's northeast with carols and festivities. Celebrations began Monday with church services and fellowships where congregations sang Western and local Christmas carols.
Aizawl, Nov 12 (IANS) Ban on consumption of liquor in Mizoram is affecting the tourism industry in the mountainous state, a minister said Monday. Since last 15 years sale and consumption of liquor is not allowed in the state.