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  • Governors cannot be transferred like clerks, says former Nagaland Governor July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Lashing out at the Central government after he was transferred from Mizoram without consultation, Nagaland Governor Vakkom Purushothaman said "I did not like the way I was transferred. Governors cannot be transferred like clerks." Earlier in the day Purushothaman sent his resignation from the post of Nagaland Governor to...
  • Nagaland Governor resigns, says was transferred from Mizoram without consultation July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Nagaland Governor Vakkom Purushothaman has resigned after he was transferred from Mizoram on Sunday. Purushothaman has claimed that he was not consulted regarding his transfer as the Governor of Mizoram to Nagaland. "The transfer was made without consulting me," he said. Purushothaman said he would convey his decision...
  • World Bank grants Rs 8 crores for developmental projects in Northeast June 19, 2014

    Guwahati: The World Bank on Thursday awarded grants worth $1.4 million (over Rs 8 crore) to 12 organisations for various developmental projects in Assam, Meghalaya and Mizoram. "From low cost eye care, to tapping unbanked populations through technology, to providing energy efficient solutions for water and sanitation issues -- these...
  • NDA plan for development of North East a comprehensive roadmap: Rijiju June 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The NDA's plan for development of the northeast is a comprehensive roadmap that hasn't come from any government till now, Union minister Kiren Rijiju on Monday claimed. "Never before such a comprehensive roadmap for the development of northeast has come from any government," the Minister of State for Home...
  • Mizoram's sitting MP Raula retains state's lone LS seat May 16, 2014

    The state of Mizoram with its lone Lok Sabha constituency is witnessing a three way fight between sitting Member of Parliament and Congress candidate CL Raula, AAP's M Lalmanjualan and an independent candidate Robert Romawia Royte backed by United Democratic Front of eight opposition parties. The Mizoram Lok sabha constituency,...
  • Mizoram: Three Brus arrested in connection with an abduction case April 19, 2014

    Aizawl: Three persons belonging to the Bru community were arrested for their alleged involvement in the abduction of two Mizos and a non-tribal in November last year, police said on Saturday. All the three arrested, who are residents at Naisingpara relief camp in North Tripura district's Kanchanpur sub-division, were arrested...
  • LS polls: Seven VVPAT machines develop snag during voting in Mizoram April 11, 2014

    Aizawl: Altogether seven VVPAT machines developed technical snag during polling for the lone Lok Sabha seat in Mizoram today, election office sources said here. By VVPAT (Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail) mechanism, a voter can confirm whether his/her vote cast through the Electronic Voting Machine has gone to the candidate of...
  • Mizoram votes for its lone Lok Sabhs seat April 11, 2014

    Voting for the lone Lok Sabha seat began in Mizoram on Friday morning. Voting is also underway for the Hrangturzo Assembly by-poll. ...
  • Lok Sabha Election Live Blog: April 11 April 11, 2014

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  • Mizoram: Nearly two-third voters cast ballot for lone Lok Sabha seat, Assembly by-poll April 11, 2014

    Aizawl: Despite the heat, nearly two-thirds of the voters cast their ballots on Friday for the lone Lok Sabha seat and in a by-poll for an assembly segment in mountainous Mizoram, officials said in Aizawl. In the last Lok Sabha elections in 2009, the voter turnout was around 51 per...
  • LS poll: Voting for lone seat in Mizoram on Friday April 10, 2014

    Polling for the lone Lok Sabha seat in Mizoram which is witnessing a three-cornered contest, will be held on Friday along with the by-poll to Hrangturzo Assembly seat. The triangular contest is among ruling Congress, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and United Democratic Front (UDF), which is an alliance of eight opposition...
  • India's internal refugees: Whose voters are they anyway? April 8, 2014

    Within an electorate as vast as India's, certain categories might get overlooked within bigger, more 'newsworthy' statistics. But when they are internal refugees uprooted by civil unrest and denied basic amenities, denying them the right to vote makes a mockery of our democratic institutions. The current Lok Sabha elections are...
  • EC defers Mizoram election to April 11 over Bru voters issue April 8, 2014

    Aizawl: The Election Commission has deferred the election dates for Mizoram to April 11 from April 9. This came after a 72-hour statewide bandh was called against the exercise of franchise by Bru voters lodged in Tripura camps through postal ballots. Polling will be held in Mizoram on April 11 and...
  • Political greenhorn aims at rare feat in Mizoram's lone seat April 2, 2014

    In Mizoram's lone Lok Sabha seat, young political greenhorn Robert Romawia Royte is attempting to repeat a feat which not many have done successfully in the past -- become a candidate supported by combined opposition to win it. An independent candidate, 47-year-old Royte is hoping to cash in on the experiment...
  • Over 7 lakh voters, 3 candidates for Mizoram's lone LS seat March 31, 2014

    Royte is pitted as an Independent and being backed by the opposition Mizo National Front (MNF), Zoram Nationalist Party (ZNP), the Mizoram People's Conference (MPC), the Maraland Democratic Front (MDF), the Hmar People's Convention (HPC), the Paite Tribe Council (PTC), the BJP and the NCP, which formed an alliance under...
  • Four in fray for lone Lok Sabha seat in Mizoram March 22, 2014

    Four candidates are in the fray for elections to Mizoram's lone Lok Sabha seat on April 9 with filing of nominations ending on Saturday, returning officer for the polls and district deputy commissioner Juhi Mukherjee said. Mukherjee told PTI that two candidates Robert Romawia Royte of opposition alliance United Democratic Front...
  • LS polls: Rahul Gandhi cancels Mizoram visit March 19, 2014

    Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi has cancelled his proposed visit to Aizawl on Wednesday in view of the ongoing Assembly session, party sources said. Thanglawra Ngurte, member of the state PCC Media Cell, said his visit was cancelled in view of the Assembly session which began on Tuesday. The Congress leader was...
  • AAP fields retd IAS officer for Mizoram LS seat March 18, 2014

    Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has announced that M Lalmanzuala, a retired IAS officer, would contest the election for the lone Mizoram Lok Sabha seat to be held on April nine. Lalmanzuala said he would file his nomination papers soon. Lalmanzuala had unsuccessfully contested the state assembly polls in 2008 as an...
  • Mizoram: Congress names candidate for Hrangturzo assembly seat March 14, 2014

    The Mizoram Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) on Friday announced that Vanlalawmpuii Chawngthu, President of the Mizoram Pradesh Youth Congress Committee (MPYCC) would be its official nominee for the by-election to the Hrangturzo assembly seat to be held on April nine. By-election to the Hrangturzo assembly constituency was necessitated as Chief Minister...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Mizoram votes on April 9 March 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The northeastern state of Mizoram votes on April 9, the Election Commission announced on Wednesday. The counting will be held on May 16. The state has one Parliamentary Constituency. ...
  • Church elder arrested for sending offencive SMS to Mizoram CM December 20, 2013

    Aizawl: A church elder who allegedly sent offensive SMS to Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla after the declaration of the Assembly elections results has been arrested. The elder, K Chhawnthuama, of the Presbyterian Church and residing at Durtlang, about eight kilometre from here, was arrested three days after Lal Thanhawla filed...
  • First session of Mizoram Assembly on Monday December 14, 2013

    The first session of the seventh Mizoram Assembly will commence from Monday, according to an official notification. The notification issued on Friday evening said the newly- elected legislators, who won the election to the 40-member state legislature held on November 25, would be sworn-in by the Protem Speaker. Mizoram Governor Vakkom Purushothaman...
  • Lal Thanhawla to be sworn in as Mizoram CM on December 14 December 12, 2013

    Aizawl: After a landslide victory in Mizoram Assembly elections, Lal Thanhawla will be sworn in for a second consecutive term as the Chief Minister on Saturday. Lal Thanhawla (71) and members of his council of ministers will be administered the oath of office by Governor Vakkom B Purushothaman at a ceremony...
  • Mizoram: Voting ends, over 81 per cent voting witnessed in the state November 25, 2013

    Aizawl: The voting for the Mizoram assembly elections have come to an end with the state witnessing a voter turn out of over 81 per cent polling.. State Chief Electoral Officer Ashwani Kumar said that the voting went peacefully in the state. Brisk polling was reported from many polling stations in...
  • Mizoram polls: 36 per cent votes cast in first four hours November 25, 2013

    Aizawl: Voting has begun in Mizoram on Monday to decide the fate of 142 candidates vying for 40 seats. In the first four hours, 36 per cent votes were cast. It's a face-off between the ruling Congress and the MNF and its allies. Chief Minister Pu Lalthanhawla of the Congress and...
  • Mizoram polls: Close fight between Congress and combined opposition November 25, 2013

    AIZAWL - The tiny Northeastern state of Mizoram will go to polls on Monday. About 6.91 lakh voters will be electing a small 40-member Assembly for which 142 candidates are in the fray. The main fight is between the ruling Congress and the combined opposition led by the Mizo National Front...
  • Mizoram elections: No new faces in the fray November 22, 2013

    Aizawl: In Mizoram, which goes polls on November 25, despite a large pool of voters, there seems to be a dearth of new faces. Nearly 7,00,000 voters are all set to vote in the Mizoram state assembly polls, but the faces that are up for election are all old ones....
  • Heavy vehicles to trekking for Mizoram poll officials November 21, 2013

    Aizawl: From heavy vehicles to two wheelers, small boats and trekking on foot, all modes are being used to ferry over 4,000 polling officials over topographically diverse Mizoram, where Assembly elections will be held on November 25. "For transport of polling officials we are using heavy motor vehicles, light motor vehicles,...
  • Mizoram polls: Lal Thanhawla in advantageous position November 21, 2013

    Aizawl: With Mizoram's Serchhip district reaping benefits of central and state socio-economic welfare schemes, Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla seems to be in an advantageous position both in Serchhip and Hrangturzo seats from where he is fighting the November 25 elections. Serchhip district, known as the 'heart of Mizoram' has Serchhip, Tuikum...
  • Mizoram polls: Voter-verified paper trail to be used November 20, 2013

    Aizwal: With voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) being used on a large-scale for the first time in the country in the Mizoram Assembly elections, the Elections Commission is leaving no stone unturned to make it easily accessible to voters. The VVPAT is a machine attached to EVMS which allows voters to...