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Mizoram to start peace talks with HPC (D)

Aizawl, June 17 (IANS): The Mizoram government said on Friday it will soon start peace talks with Manipur-based outfit Hmar People’s Convention (Democratic) or HPC (D).   The HPC (D) has resorted to violence since 1994 to push its demand…

Emergency session of Mizoram assembly summoned

Aizawl, April 12 (IANS) Mizoram Governor, Lt.Gen. Nirbhay Sharma (retd.) on Tuesday summoned an emergency session of the state assembly on April 21 to pass an important land acquisition bill, an official said here.   “Governor Lt. Gen. Nirbhay Sharma…

Mizoram – the jewel in the Northeast crown

Mizoram – the jewel in the Northeast crown

I had never been to Mizoram before and when an invitation came from the English department of the Mizoram University, I responded with an eager yes. There were emails back and forth between me and Dr Lalteii Cherrie to figure…

Mizoram has huge potential in tourism industry

AIZAWL, MARCH 3 (PTI): Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla today said the state was not having any industries except village industries, though it has a huge potential for development in the tourism industry, an official release said.   Lal Thanhawla,…

Mizoram announces reward for capture of militants

Agartala, December 2 (IANS): The Mizoram government on Wednesday announced Rs.1 lakh reward for information leading to the capture of five militants who killed three policemen in the otherwise peaceful state.   All the five belong to the Manipur-based Hmar…

Mizoram to be developed as bamboo State: DoNER Minister

New Delhi, November 23 (PTI): Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh addressing a press conference at Aizawl, Mizoram said, the…

Mizoram anti-corruption board investigates against Lal Thanzara

AIZAWL, NOVEMBER 5 (PTI): Mizoram Anti Corruption Bureau has launched investigation against Former Mizoram health minister and Chief minister Lal Thanhawla’s younger brother, Lal Thanzara, opposition Mizo National Front (MNF) legal board chairman J Lalremruata Hmar said today.   The…

Mizoram farming scheme attracts international support, funding

Aizawl, Sep 1 (IANS) The Mizoram government’s flagship farming scheme that aims to benefit over 125,000 tribal families in the state has attracted international funding and global agencies’ support, Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla said here.   “A tri-partite agreement was…

Mizoram Health Minister steps down from cabinet

AIZAWL, August 18 (PTI): Mizoram Health Minister Lal Thanzara submitted his resignation from the cabinet, as well as quit as a legislator, in the wake of Opposition charge that he was involved in ‘office of profit’ scam. Thanzara announced his…