Tag: Mizoram

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  • For more holistic growth

    For more holistic growth

    Regional imbalances in the development of the North-east have got little attention in the Union Budget. In this regard, however, Mizoram’s transformation could hold some pertinent lessons. I t is unnerving to note that in the public discourse on the Union Budget, the issue of balanced regional development is hardly raised. This is somewhat unfortunate …

    July 30, 2019
  • Look East, Act East~I

    Look East, Act East~I

    Surprisingly, India's north-east still bears witness to the symptoms of underdevelopment and civil unrest. New attempts are therefore often undertaken to tackle the situation. The proposed Asian Highway is an attempt to develop the region by opening it up to the global order. This trans-border road connectivity is expected to play an important role in the economic development of the region through cheaper transportation of goods and people, increased exports, industrial development, development of tourism, and employment generation.

    July 9, 2019
  • Tripura, Mizoram poll results to be delayed for VVPAT slips: officials

    Tripura, Mizoram poll results to be delayed for VVPAT slips: officials

    Elections to the lone Lok Sabha seat and by-poll to Aizawl West-I Assembly seat were held simultaneously in the first phase of polling on April 11.

    May 21, 2019
  • Tragic destiny~I

    Tragic destiny~I

    It is time for the discerning electorate to ponder over the core issues and decide which party is to be voted to power to form a government to recast the destiny of the nation, learning from the lessons of independent India's failures to carve out a better, successful and mighty India.

    May 9, 2019
  • Mizoram boy with a heart of gold becomes toast of the Internet

    Mizoram boy with a heart of gold becomes toast of the Internet

    Derek C Lalchhanhima (6), who took an injured chick to hospital after accidentally running his bicycle over it, honoured by his school for his kind act

    April 5, 2019
  • Khelo India: Mizoram enter boys’ U-21 football final

    Khelo India: Mizoram enter boys’ U-21 football final

    They await the winners of the other semi-finals to be contested between Kerala and Punjab.

    January 18, 2019
  • A Congress-mukt North-East

    A Congress-mukt North-East

    Dismissing the Mizoram results as insignificant for 2019 Lok Sabha polls would be politically wrong, given the voting trend of the region in Parliamentary elections where the dominant party has always had an edge

    December 12, 2018
  • Lessons for all

    Lessons for all

    Introspection by the two national parties will have to revolve around the need to reinject some gentility into the political discourse, difficult as that may seem after the acrimony of recent weeks. Certainly, the default position of the BJP – to be divisive and to pander to the illiberal Hindu – will have to change.

    December 12, 2018
  • Mizoram: Congress in battle to save its last bastion

    Mizoram: Congress in battle to save its last bastion

    There is much at stake for both the Congress and the BJP in the Mizoram poll verdict.

    December 3, 2018
  • Defending an icon

    Defending an icon

    It is nothing less than a national disgrace that no one holding office either in New Delhi or Gujarat today ~ little need to dwell on the authority overlap ~ thought it honourable or appropriate to refute the allegation from a BJP leader that the celebrated “Milkman of India”, Dr Verghese Kurien, diverted the funds …

    November 29, 2018
  • Will Mizoram show the way?

    Will Mizoram show the way?

    Mizoram, which took the lead in restoring peace in the Northeast in the 1980s, can lead other states by creating a model for accommodation and plurality.

    November 26, 2018
  • Election Commission replaces Mizoram’s CEO after protests

    Election Commission replaces Mizoram’s CEO after protests

    The issue first came to light when Shasank reportedly wrote to the Election Commission to keep Chuaungo away from election duties. 

    November 15, 2018
  • Mizoram Elections 2018: EC team to hold talks with officials, leaders

    Mizoram Elections 2018: EC team to hold talks with officials, leaders

    The committee, along with other political leaders, had been demanding Shashank's exit from the state since then.

    November 9, 2018
  • Mizoram CEO to leave for Delhi on EC summons

    Mizoram CEO to leave for Delhi on EC summons

    Thousands of people from the Bru community fled Mizoram in the late 1990s following ethnic clashes. They have been lodged in relief camps in Tripura.

    November 7, 2018
  • EC team to arrive in Mizoram after CM seeks ouster of chief electoral officer

    EC team to arrive in Mizoram after CM seeks ouster of chief electoral officer

    S B Shashank's removal is the only solution for smooth conduct of the November 28 Assembly elections, the chief minister said in the letter.

    November 6, 2018
  • India-Japan begin joint military exercise ‘Dharma Guardian 2018’

    India-Japan begin joint military exercise ‘Dharma Guardian 2018’

    Both sides will jointly train, plan and execute a series of well-developed tactical drills for neutralization of likely threats that may be encountered in urban warfare scenario, said the statement.

    November 2, 2018
  • Judgment in fake encounter case: Setting a much-needed precedent?

    Judgment in fake encounter case: Setting a much-needed precedent?

    The recent life sentencing of seven personnel, including a Major General, by an Army court for a fake encounter 24 years ago bears significance for another such case in Manipur.

    October 29, 2018