Blame The Racists, Not The Victims

In a pathological society where gender prejudices dictate the society’s moral assumptions and perceptions, girl-victims of crimes are often stereotyped and denounced by the society as “cheap” and “loose”. The morbid reaction of male hypocrisy towards the recent racist-murder of late Juliet Zonunmawi in New Delhi was utterly pathological and dehumanizing. Morality seems to be irrelevant so...

Mizoram Ready For Date With Chidambaram

AIZAWL, May 17: Civil and students’ organizations in Mizoram are all set to press for halting the ongoing Bru repatriation process when Union Home Minister P Chidambaram pay a one-day visit to Mizoram on Wednesday. The purpose of the Union Home minister’s visit is mainly to review security situation in Mizoram. P Chidabaram will also take stock of the ongoing repatriation of Bru refugees from Tripura...

Pawan Hans To Expand Operations

IMPHAL, May 3: With a view to extend its passenger service to Manipur and Mizoram, Pawan Hans would be procuring 20 helicopters very shortly, informed a reliable source. At present, Manipur and Mizoram are not included in the Pawan Hans helicopter service operating in the North East region. Pawan Hans is currently operating 12 helicopters for passenger service in the region. It is reported that the...

BRIEF NEWS: April 01, 2011

No aid from Govt on Lui-Ngai-Ni: UNC IMPHAL, Mar 31 : The organizing committee of 2011 Lui-Ngai-Ni celebration, the seed sowing festival of the Nagas, has said  “as we  have severed all political ties with the Govt of Manipur,” this year’s Lui-Ngai-Ni at Ukhrul was celebrated with-out the state fund from the Tribal Development Department. Lui-Ngai-Ni is celebrated every year on...

HPC-D: Mizoram Government Is Not Sincere In Peace Process

IMPHAL, Mar 13: The Hmar People’s Convention-Democratic (HPC-D) has said that after much deliberation on the ongoing peace process, the Hmar outfit is convinced of the absence of confidence, trust and commitment from the Mizoram Government side despite signing the document for the Suspension of Operation (SoO). “The narrow pre-conditions that have been repeatedly put forward by the Government...

With PAP Removed, Foreign Tourists Visit Manipur

Foreign Tourists do not now need special permits for visiting Manipur, Nagaland And Mizoram. The Central Government is leaving no stones unturned in its effort to develop the northeastern region. Recently it excluded Manipur, Nagaland and Mizoram from the protected area permit to promote tourism in the region. A team of 19 NRI’s from Kenya and Britain were in Manipur after the protected area...

EDITORIAL: From Pan Shops To…

We have got to grant this. At least N Sarat Singh, the Chief Engineer of the Electricity Department was candid enough to admit that he has learnt about the availability of no due certificates at road side pan shops! The no due certificate norm was introduced as part of the Electricity Department’s initiative to check non-payment of power tariff and it is mandatory that all Government employees...

The World’s Biggest Family: The Man With 39 Wives, 94 Children And 33 Grandchildren

The wives and I: Mr Ziona Chana poses with his 39 wives at their home in Baktawang, Mizoram, India. Image Credit: Richard Grange/ Barcroft India. Ziona Chana lives with all of them in a 100-room mansion His wives take it in turns to share his bed It takes 30 whole chickens just to make dinner He is head of the world’s biggest family – and says he is ‘blessed’ to have his 39 wives. Ziona...

Mizoram Opposes PAP Removal From North-East

Foreign tourists in India (file photo). Image Credit: Bharat Chronicle. GUWAHATI, Feb 16: Mizoram has refused to echo Manipur in celebrating the lifting of Protected Area Permit (PAP) from the Northeast. New Delhi had on December 30 last year lifted PAP after agreeing that the law and order in the region has improved enough for the permit to go. PAP was required for foreign visitors to the region. At...

UKLF Welcomes Ceasefire, Resumption Of Peace Talks

IMPHAL, Feb 14: The United Kuki Liberation Front (UKLF) has welcomed the ceasefire agreement and resumption of peace talk between the Government of Mizoram and the Hmar People’s Convention Democratic (HPC-D) at Aizawl on November 13, 2010. In a press release, the outfit’s commander-in-chief SS Haokip appealed to both the Government of Mizoram and HPC-D to sincerely take the peace dialogue to its...

Displaced Brus Begin Homeward Journey

DAMDAI (Mizoram–Tripura Border), Jan 30: Even as Bru people who fled away from Mizoram and sought refuge in the neighboring State of Tripura have started coming back to their home state, their living conditions remain quite shabby. Around 3000 Bru people including women and children succumbed to several diseases in refugee camps in Tripura. This was informed by surrendered president of the Bru...

Mizoram Takes Steps To Ensure Accountability

A Model State in Mizoram. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Jan 25: By empowering an independent committee to probe the graft charges against Ministers and even the Chief Minister, the Government of Mizoram has taken up some practical steps to ensure accountability in governance. Mizoram Chief Minister Lalthanhawla stated that the noble initiative is aimed at checking corruption in the State. The...

Mizoram Gears Up To Eradicate Poverty

Aizawl, capital of Mizoram. Image Credit: Burma Monitor AIZAWL, Jan 15: For the first time not only in the North East but also in whole of India, the New Land Use Policy, a flagship program of Mizoram Government has been launched in seven districts of the State yesterday. The policy envisages to eradicate poverty in Mizoram in 10 years. Chief Minister of Mizoram Lal Thanhawla launched the policy in...