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  • Mizoram: Three Brus arrested in connection with an abduction case Yesterday

    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...
  • Lok Sabha Election Live Blog: April 11 April 11, 2014

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  • Mizoram: 45 per cent votes registered till 2 pm 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • PM likely to campaign for Congress in Mizoram on Saturday November 14, 2013

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is likely to campaign for Congress in Aizawl on Saturday as the election to the 40-member Mizoram legislature is scheduled to be held on November 25. Singh would address a public rally at the parade ground of the third battalion of the Mizoram Armed Police on...
  • Mizoram: 139 candidates file nominations for upcoming Assembly polls November 9, 2013

    A total of 139 candidates, including three women aspirants, have filed nominations for the November 25 elections to the 40-member Mizoram assembly, officials said at Aizawl on Saturday. "The overall picture would be clear after withdrawal of the nominations on Monday. Scrutiny of nominations will take place till Saturday," an...
  • Fully prepared for Mizoram Assembly polls on November 25: EC November 6, 2013

    Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath on Wednesday said that Election Commission is all set to conduct the upcoming Assembly polls going to be held on November 25. 100 per cent updated photo electoral rolls and 100 per cent Electors Photo Identity Card (EPIC) by the state election department was highly...
  • Mizoram: Lal Thanhawla to face tough contest in Assembly polls November 6, 2013

    In the upcoming Assembly elections to be held on November 25, it will be interesting to see the battle for win in the Serchhip constituency of Mizoram. Four-time Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla, who would be contesting from the seat, would be facing a tough contest from C Lalramzauva, an advocate...
  • Mizoram: Opposition MDA names common candidates for upcoming Assembly polls November 4, 2013

    Mizo National Front (MNF) chief Zoramthanga announced on Monday that he would contest from from the Tuipui seat for the November 25 assembly election. The MDA comprises the MNF, Mizoram People's Conference (MPC) and the Maraland Democratic Front (MDF). Zoramthanga, former Mizoram chief minister would contest from the Mizoram-Myanmar border...
  • Mizoram: Congress announces list of candidates for upcoming Assembly polls November 2, 2013

    The Congress on Saturday re-nominated all its sitting 32 MLAs except two legislators for elections to the 40-member Mizoram Assembly and said that it would contest the state polls alone and would put up candidates in all the seats. Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla would contest from two seats -...
  • Mizoram: BJP to contest 11 seats in upcoming Assembly elections November 1, 2013

    BJP would contest 11 seats in the coming elections to the 40-member Mizoram legislature to be held on November 25, BJP sources said on Friday. Though official announcement was yet to be made, BJP would contest Hachhek, Dampa and Mamit constituencies in Mizoram-Tripura border Mamit district, Serlui seat in Assam...
  • Mizoram: EC instructs for VVPAT system in 10 constituencies October 30, 2013

    The Election Commission has instructed the Mizoram election department to use Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail System (VVPAT) system in 10 Assembly constituencies in the coming elections to the 40-member state legislature to be held on November 25. The instruction was issued on Tuesday to introduce VVPAT with the electronic...
  • Mizoram opposition parties' pre-poll alliance move hits roadblock October 26, 2013

    The ongoing negotiation between opposition parties Mizo National Front (MNF) and Mizoram People's Conference (MPC) to forge a pre-poll alliance appeared to have reached a stalemate, but despite that, both sides expressed interest to resume the talks. Elections for the 40-member Mizoram Legislative Assembly would be held November 25. The...
  • VS Sampath, election officials likely to visit Mizoram in early November October 25, 2013

    Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampath, two election commissioners and other top officials of the Election Commission are likely to visit Mizoram in the first week of November, state Chief Electoral Officer Ashwani Kumar said on Friday. Though written confirmation is yet to be received, the full Election Commission is...
  • Mizoram poll: Congress appeal voters to make party win in upcoming Assembly election October 23, 2013

    The ruling Congress party on Tuesday appealed to voters to return the party to power in the coming Assembly polls so that it could continue its development work. A resolution adopted at the 35th general assembly in Aizawl said that the projects being taken up under its long-term policy especially...
  • Mizoram poll: Women voters outnumber men, but no women's representation October 23, 2013

    Women voters have been outnumbering male voters in Mizoram for the past few years, but paradoxically there are no women representatives in the state legislature for years together. According to the voters' lists published on August 16, of the 6,86,305 total voters, there are 3,49,506 female voters and 3,36,799 male...
  • Mizoram poll: EC to visit Bru relief camps for special registration of voters October 22, 2013

    Election officials from Kolasib and Lunglei districts of Mizoram left for Bru relief camps in North Tripura district on Tuesday to conduct special registration drive of voters even as the Mizo Students Union (MSU) expressed strong objection. State joint chief electoral officer H Lalengmawia told PTI that the drive was...
  • Mizoram poll: Congress delegation meets Election Commissioner on poll schedule October 21, 2013

    A Congress delegation from Mizoram met Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) V S Sampath on Monday in New Delhi on the demands of churches, civil societies and political parties in the state for a change in the dates of polling and counting of votes in the upcoming Assembly polls. Lok Sabha...
  • Mizoram: Congress delegation urges CEC to reschedule assembly poll dates October 21, 2013

    Aizawl: A Congress delegation from Mizoram on Monday met Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) VS Sampath in New Delhi on the demands of churches, civil societies and political parties in the state for a change in the dates of polling and counting of votes in the upcoming Assembly polls. Lok Sabha...
  • Sonia launches Food Security Scheme in poll-bound Mizoram September 20, 2013

    UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Friday formally launched the Food Security Scheme at a public rally in Aizawl for Mizoram and said it would cater to the needs of lakhs of poor people in the country. The scheme would ensure that lakhs of malnourished and hungry people would now be...
  • Mizoram poll candidate can spend Rs 8 lakh: ECI August 31, 2013

    The Election Commission of India (ECI) has informed all political parties that their candidates for the upcoming Mizoram Assembly elections can spend a maximum of Rs 8 lakh each to meet poll-related expenditure. "The ECI would appoint expenditure observers besides general and security observers to scrutinise the expenses of all...