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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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 
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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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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...