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Pangolin scales worth Rs.2.3 crore seized


September 7th, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Sep 7 (IANS) Around 390 kg of pangolin scales worth Rs.2.3 crore have been seized in Mizoram, police said Friday.Customs and Mizoram Police officials Thursday night raided a house ... Read more...

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Mizoram project to be trade gateway to southeast Asia


August 15th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Aug 15 (IANS) Mizoram will be the gateway to Southeast Asian countries after the construction of the Kaladan Multimodal Transit Transport Project in neighbouring Myanmar, Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla ... Read more...

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Lack of contractors hitting northeast projects: ADB


August 8th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 8 (IANS) The biggest hurdle in implementing infrastructure projects in the northeastern states is the lack of competent contractors, an Asian Development Bank (ADB) official said Wednesday."One of ... Read more...

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27 killed, 21 injured in accidents in northeast


July 21st, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl/Guwahati, July 21 (IANS) At least 27 people were killed and 21 others injured in road accidents in three northeastern states - Mizoram, Assam and Manipur, officials said Saturday.At least ... Read more...

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Mizoram militant leader arrested in Delhi


July 19th, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl/New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) A top leader of a Mizo militant outfit was arrested by a combined team of Delhi Police and Mizoram Police from Indira Gandhi International Airport ... Read more...

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US keen on New Silk Road for trade, commerce


June 19th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, June 19 (IANS) The US expects better trade and economic ties between India and the Central and Southeast Asia by developing a New Silk Road, an American official ... Read more...

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Top militant leaders arrested in Assam


June 13th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, June 13 (IANS) Two top leaders of separatist outfit Hmar People's Convention-Democrats (HPC-D) were arrested by Mizoram Police in southern Assam, officials said here Wednesday."Acting on a tip-off, the ... Read more...

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Northeast India’s fifth software technology park in Tripura


May 28th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 28 (IANS) The Tripura government, supported by the Software Technology Park of India (STPI), is setting up a Software Technology Park(STP) to boost information technology in northeast India ... Read more...

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Drug smuggling rising along India-Myanmar border


May 19th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, May 19 (IANS) Smuggling of narcotics and other drugs has been increasing along the unfenced India-Myanmar border, Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla said here Saturday."To tackle the menace ... Read more...

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Security heightened in Mizoram amid violence fear


May 14th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, May 14 (IANS) Security forces in Mizoram have stepped up vigil after an intelligence report indicated possible violence by the separatist outfit Hmar People's Convention-Democrats (HPC-D) in the northeastern ... Read more...

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Mizoram CM supports NCTC


May 9th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, May 9 (IANS) Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla Wednesday supported the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) saying it won't hit the country's federal structure."The NCTC is a positive move ... Read more...

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Northeast’s fourth software technology park in Mizoram


May 6th, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, May 6 (IANS) The central government, in association with the Mizoram government, will set up a software technology park in Mizoram to boost IT in northeast India and software ... Read more...

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Reang refugee repatriation from Tripura to Mizoram begins


May 4th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Aizawl, May 4 (IANS) The long-awaited repatriation of Reang tribal refugees from Tripura to neighbouring Mizoram began Friday but there is uncertainty over whether all the migrants will return ... Read more...

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Man axes drug addict son


April 6th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, April 6 (IANS) An 65-year-old man axed his drug-addict son in a Mizoram village, police said Friday.The incident took place Thursday in Darlawn along the Mizoram-Manipur border, 180 km ... Read more...

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Refugee repatriation from Tripura to Mizoram starts April 26: Chidambaram


April 5th, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, April 5 (IANS) The long-awaited repatriation of 36,000 tribal refugees, who have been staying for the past 15 years in camps in Tripura after being displaced from their ... Read more...

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Chidambaram in Aizawl, to discuss Reang issue


April 4th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, April 4 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram arrived here Wednesday for discussions on resuming the repatriation of 36,000 Reang refugees who have been staying for the past ... Read more...

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No trace of hostages, fencing work stops


April 2nd, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, April 2 (IANS) With six hostages abducted by a separatist outfit in Mizoram untraced for a week, border fencing along the India-Bangladesh border has been stopped, officials said Monday."The ... Read more...

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Mizoram forms panel for border disputes with Assam, Tripura


March 27th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, March 27 (IANS) The Mizoram government has formed a five-member committee to resolve the boundary disputes with neighbouring Assam and Tripura, an official said Tuesday."The boundary committee headed by ... Read more...

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‘Lack of infrastructure, not sports talent in northeast’


March 21st, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, March 21 (IANS) There is no dearth of sports talent in the northeastern region but it is woefully short of infrastructure, Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla said after inaugurating ... Read more...

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Panel soon on mushrooming of media schools, says Soni


March 10th, 2012 - 1:59 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) The government is planning to constitute a committee to look into the mushrooming of media training schools across the country, Information and Broadcasting Minister ... Read more...

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Northeast defies militant boycott calls on R-Day


January 26th, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Aizawl, Jan 26 (IANS) Defying boycott calls by militant groups and stray attempts by the rebels to create panic, India's northeast celebrated the 63rd Republic Day and vowed to bring ... Read more...

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World Bank extends $130 mn loan for North East development


January 20th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The World Bank Friday extended a $130 million loan to India that will be used to fund rural development programmes in the North East region ... Read more...

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Tripura, Mizoram may depanel AMRI Hospital


December 11th, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Aizawl, Dec 11 (IANS) The devastating fire at AMRI (Advanced Medicare and Research Institute) Hospital in Kolkata may force the Tripura and Mizoram governments to remove it from their list ... Read more...

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48 cities to be developed as solar cities


November 25th, 2011 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) The ministry of new and renewable energy has given in-principle approval to develop 48 cities as solar cities, parliament was informed Friday. The criteria for ... Read more...

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Food processing industry can help northeast


November 24th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Nov 24 (IANS) Food processing industries can play "a very important role" in the development of India's northeast, Mizoram Governor V. Purushothaman said Thursday.He spoke while inaugurating a one-day ... Read more...

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Strengten border security: Mizoram, Tripura governors


October 31st, 2011 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Aizawl, Oct 31 (IANS) Security along India's borders with Bangladesh and Myanmar must be strengthened for lasting peace in the region and to curb the smuggling of items such ... Read more...

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Car, motorbike thefts rampant in Mizoram, Tripura


October 15th, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl/Agartala, Oct 15 (IANS) Vehicle thefts are rampant in two northeastern states of Mizoram and Tripura, bordering Myanmar and Bangladesh, though some of the stolen cars and two-wheelers have been ... Read more...

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Cancer cases rise alarmingly in northeast: Experts


October 14th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Aizawl, Oct 14 (IANS) Incidence of cancer has been rising alarmingly in the hilly northeastern region of India, almost half the cases being attributed to consumption of tobacco products, ... Read more...

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134 urban development schemes cleared for northeast


September 18th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Sep 18 (IANS) The central government has sanctioned 134 projects worth Rs.2,610 crore for poverty alleviation, development of infrastructure and providing basic services in the urban areas of the ... Read more...

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Mizoram lawmakers’ pay hike causes heartburns in Tripura


August 1st, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Aizawl/Agartala, Aug 1 (IANS) Tripura legislators have another reason to demand a pay hike. A new law in neighbouring Congress-ruled Mizoram has jacked up lawmakers' monthly salary to Rs.75,000, as ... Read more...

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Film institute to be made a centre for excellence: Soni


July 2nd, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, July 2 (IANS) The prestigious Film & Television Institute of India (FTII) here would soon become a centre for excellence, enabling it to enjoy the academic status and ... Read more...

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Squalls affect power, transport in Mizoram, Tripura


May 26th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl/Agartala, May 26 (IANS) Seasonal cyclonic rainstorms have badly affected power supply and surface transport in the northeastern states of Mizoram and Tripura since Monday, officials said Thursday. Damage to ... Read more...

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Assam Rifles to assist cancer, AIDS patients in northeast


May 21st, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, May 21 (IANS) Counter-insurgency outfit Assam Rifles, India's oldest paramilitary force, will now be seen in a new role - assisting people of the northeastern region in tackling dreaded ... Read more...

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Chidambaram’s Mizoram visit cancelled due to bad weather


May 18th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Aizawl, May 18 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Wednesday cancelled his trip to Mizoram due to bad weather at the airport, and returned to New Delhi from Agartala, ... Read more...

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Air India cancels 12 flights from Kolkata


May 6th, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 6 (IANS) Air India cancelled 12 flights from Kolkata as the strike by over half of the airline's 1,600 pilots continued for the tenth day Friday, an official ... Read more...

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