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Mizoram Govt And HPC-D Peace Talks Fails To Take Place

AIZAWL, Jan 15: The ongoing peace talks between Mizoram government and the underground Manipur‘s Hmar People’s Convention Democrats (HPC-D) did not take place as the delegation of the militant group failed to come to Aizawl yesterday for resumption of talks. While the officials were tight-lipped... 

Stalled Mizoram Power Project To Be Completed In 3 Months

AIZAWL, Jan 10: The state-owned North Eastern Electric Power Corp (NEEPCO) would soon restart work at Mizoram‘s Tuirial hydroelectric project that was suspended June 2004 due to law and order problems, an official said here Monday. ‘After the intervention of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh... 

2010: A year Of Panic And Alarm For Women In North-East India

2010: A year Of Panic And Alarm For Women In North-East India The world is welcoming the year 2011, but the women of North-east India are just not able to do the same. How can they, when they face brutal rapes and murders daily? They remember 2010 with nothing but panic and alarm. The several instances... 

World Bank Gives $13 Million For Mizoram Roads Project

WASHINGTON: The World Bank has approved a credit worth $13 million in additional financing for the Mizoram State Roads Project to continue revitalizing and modernizing the state’s highway system. The project will help improve the management and carrying capacity of the core state road network in... 

First Crime Round Up For 2011

IMPHAL, Jan 5: New Year, 2011 began on bloody note with two Assam Rifles sepoys killed in an ambush staged by armed PLA cadres and a Gram Panchayat member was shot dead by Imphal West District Police Commandos during a reported encounter on January 1. Three police commandos who are allegedly involved... 

RBI To set Up Branch In Tripura

AGARTALA, Dec. 30: The RBI, the country’s apex banking regulator, will set up a branch office here soon for smooth co-ordination of banks in the public sector and to address other problems, including keeping a watch on illegal functioning of non-banking financial companies (NBFCs). After Tripura,... 

New Year Bonanza For North-East: Government Lifts Curb On Foreign Tourists

NEW DELHI: In a New Year bonanza for Nagaland, Manipur and Mizoram, the Centre has lifted a decades-old rule of obtaining permission by any foreigner visiting the three north-eastern states. “The government has decided to exclude Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland from the Protected Area regime notified... 

Govt Set To Open Up Restricted North-East Areas To Foreigners

NEW DELHI, Dec 28: India has decided to lift restrictions on foreigners entering prohibited areas in Manipur, Nagaland and some other North-East states to promote tourism in the region. ‘The announcement will be made within a day or two,’ said a senior government official on condition of... 

Protected/Restricted Area Permit For India

Beautiful North-East... The Foreigner (Protected Areas) Act requires foreigners to obtain a Protected Area Permit (PAP) to visit certain areas in India. This requirement is in addition to getting an Indian visa. In order to get this permit, you must meet certain requirements. Such restriction is in place... 

Indian Forces Can Enter Myanmar Chasing Insurgents

Indian Forces... AIZAWL, Dec 20: Indian security forces can enter Myanmar to hunt for terrorists after taking due permission from Myanmarese authorities, it was decided here Monday. And to boost their crackdown on Indian separatists hiding in Myanmar, it was also decided that Myanmarese security officials... 

Call For Strong Action Against North-East Ultras

Congress President, Sonia Gandhi... NEW DELHI, Dec 19 ‘“ Advocating tough measures against militants in the North-East, Congress President, Sonia Gandhi has also underlined the need to keep the option of dialogue open. Addressing the 83rd Plenary Session of the Congress Party, Gandhi said in... 

Kaladan Multi-Modal Project In Myanmar

Lawngtlai District in South Mizoram... In April 2008, India and Myanmar signed an agreement on the US$110 million Kaladan multi-modal transit-cum-transport project, which would connect India’s land-locked Northeast with the southern coast of Myanmar. The project will be entirely funded by India... 

Happy Hours Are Here Again, Mizos Get Rid Of ‘˜Dry’ Tag With A ‘˜Love Potion’

JESUS IS said to have turned water into wine. Now, Mizoram is trying its hand at wine-making to turn its grape industry around. It has started producing wine of its own, joining the likes of Goa and Maharashtra that produce indigenous wine. Interestingly, Mizoram is a ‘˜dry’ state where...