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Six new governors appointed
President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday filled up vacancies of governors in four northeastern states while shifting two governors. According to a Rashtrapati Bhavan comminique, V. Shanmuganthan has now been appointed as the governor of Meghalaya whereas Arunachal Pradesh Governor, Lt. Gen. Nirbhay Sharma (retd.) has been transferred to Mizoram for the remainder of his term which lasts till 2018. The seventh governor to be named for the northeastern state since July 2014, he will be succeeded in Itanagar by J.P. Rajkhowa. Meghalaya and Mizoram were currently being held as additional charges by West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi.
Source: IANS2015-05-13 09:44:25 AM
Mizoram CM pays tribute to policemen killed in attack
Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla, his cabinet colleagues, legislators and officials on Sunday paid their last respects to the three Mizoram policemen who were gunned down by militants on Saturday. Announcing an ex-gratia payment of Rs.7 lakh for the families of each of the slain policemen, the chief minister said that security forces have intensified combing operations to nab the militants. "The government and the security forces would give a befitting reply to the challenge thrown by the HPC-D who killed the three policemen," he told reporters.
Source: IANS2015-03-30 10:44:25 AM
Meghalaya on railways' map
Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday said that Meghalaya has joined the railway network and Arunachal Pradesh has been linked with the national capital. "We are committed to provide rail connectivity to northeastern states and Meghalaya has been finally brought on the railways' map," the minister said in his budget speech in the Lok Sabha. "Arunachal Pradesh has been finally connected to Delhi," he said. In 2014, the central government flagged off the first passenger train service in Meghalaya connecting Mendipathar in the state with Guwahati in Assam. A project to convert the Bhairabi-Sairang track in Mizoram into broad gauge was also initiated.
Source: IANS2015-02-26 03:53:40 PM
Modi wishes Arunachal, Mizoram on statehood day
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday greeted the people of Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram on their statehood day. Extending his greetings to the people of Arunachal Pradesh, the prime minister said: "Warmest greetings on the statehood day of your state. Arunachal Pradesh is a land known for its natural beauty and its warm people. I am committed to ensuring all possible support that enhances the state's development journey." Statehood day was conferred on Arunachal Pradesh on Feb 20, 1987. Wishing his "sisters and brothers" of Mizoram, Modi in his message said: "Greetings on Mizoram's statehood day. My best wishes for the overall development of Mizoram. May the state scale new heights of progress in the years to come." The formalization of Mizoram took place on Feb 20, 1987.
Source: IANS2015-02-20 12:02:37 PM
Rajnath to visit Manipur, Tripura Saturday
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will visit Manipur and Tripura on Saturday to review the law and order situation and assess the repatriation of tribal refugees, sheltered in Tripura for more than 17 years, an official said in Agartala on Wednesday. "The union home minister will visit Manipur on Saturday and hold a series of meetings with Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh and senior security officials in Imphal to review the situation in the militancy ravaged state," an official of Tripura government said. From Imphal, the home minister will then arrive in Tripura and visit some Border Security Force posts. "He will then meet (Tripura Chief Minister) Manik Sarkar in Agartala and (Mizoram Chief Minister) Lal Thanhawla to chalk out a plan to repatriate the tribal refugees to Mizoram," the official said.
Source: IANS2015-02-11 12:30:40 PM
160 northeast youths to join Delhi Police: Rijiju
Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday announced that 160 youths from northeast states would be inducted into Delhi Police. Rijiju made the announcement while attending a meeting with senior officials at Delhi Police headquarters, considering the increasing number of racial attacks against people from northeastern states in Delhi. Rijiju said that 10 male and 10 female police officers will be inducted in Delhi Police from Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim. At pPresent, only 39 policemen from northeastern states are serving with Delhi Police. Of these policemen, 10 are Indian Police Service officers while the rest are either constables, head constables or inspectors.
Source: IANS2014-12-30 04:53:12 PM
New chief secretary for Mizoram
Lalmalsawma, who was working as a principal secretary with the Delhi government, has taken over charge as Mizoram's new chief secretary, an official said here on Saturday. "Lalmalsawma took the charge as Mizoram's chief secretary on Friday after the superannuation of L. Tochhawng, who retired from service," the official said. L. Tochhawng was the first woman chief secretary of Mizoram. Source: IANS2014-11-01 04:37:04 PM
K.K. Paul takes oath as acting Mizoram governor
Meghalaya Governor Krishan Kant Paul Tuesday took additional charge as the governor of Mizoram. Paul was sworn-in as the state's 14th governor by Justice Lanusungkum Jamir of the Gauhati High Court in a simple ceremony at Raj Bhavan here. Source: IANS2014-09-16 06:01:12 PM
Northeast CMs' meet to decide roadmap for development
DoNER Minister Gen. (retd) V.K. Singh would meet the chief ministers of all eight northeastern states in Guwahati Aug 21-22 to decide a roadmap for the development of the region, an official said. This would be the Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) minister's first meeting with the chief ministers of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura, Nagaland, Manipur and Sikkim.
Source: IANS2014-08-18 04:21:58 PM
I have done everything as per law: Beniwal
Two days after being sacked, former Mizoram governor Kamla Beniwal claimed she had taken all actions strictly as per law while holding the high constitutional office. "Maine sab kaam kaide kanoon se kia hai" (I have done everything as per the law), she said here on her arrival from Mizoram. She would be leaving for Jaipur today.
Source: IANS2014-08-09 09:43:23 AM
Beniwal sacked in accordance with Constitution: Naidu
Parliamentary Affairs minister M. Venkaiah Naidu Thursday said that the decision to sack Kamla Beniwal as Mizoram governor was taken in accordance with Constitution and there was "no politics in it". "Action against Kamla Beniwal was taken in accordance with the Constitution and there is no politics in it," Naidu told reporters outside parliament.
Source: IANS2014-08-07 12:25:44 PM
Repatriate refugees to Mizoram: Tripura
The Tripura government and a Lok Sabha member from the state have once again urged the central government to take steps to repatriate the 35,000 tribal refugees to Mizoram, officials said here today. Lok Sabha member from Tripura and former rural development and industries minister Jitendra Chaudhury raised the issue in the Lok Sabha and demanded their immediate repatriation to Mizoram.
Source: IANS2014-08-02 04:40:51 PM
Mizoram governor resigns
Mizoram Governor Vakkom Purushothaman, who was transferred to Nagaland, said here on Friday that he has resigned. Speaking to reporters on his arrival here, Purushothaman said it's improper to transfer governor's like government staff. "Now I will be involved in party work here and will not go after power politics," said the 86-year-old veteran Congress leader who has served as assembly speaker and minister, as also the Lt Governor of the Andaman And Nicobar Islands. Source : IANS2014-07-11 01:51:46 PM
Gujarat Governor Kamla Beniwal shifted to Mizoram
Gujarat Governor Kamla Beniwal, who had an uneasy relationship with Narendra Modi when he was Gujarat chief minister, was shifted to Mizoram in a minor reshuffle of governors. Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva, who is due to finish her term in about a month, has been given additional responsibility of the state. Beniwal, 87, whose tenure will also end in a few months, will take over from Mizoram Governor Vakkom Purushothaman who has been appointed as governor of Nagaland for the remainder of his term. Source : IANS2014-07-07 09:23:24 AM
Mizoram wants Rajnath's help to resolve border row with Assam
Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla has sought union Home Minister Rajnath Singh's intervention to resolve the Assam-Mizoram boundary dispute, an official said here on Wednesday. "The chief minister met the union home minister in New Delhi and requested him to intervene in the long pending boundary dispute with Assam," said an official of the Mizoram government speaking on condition of anonymity.
Source : IANS2014-07-02 04:32:37 PM
Elections for Mizoram, Arunachal Rajya Sabha seats on June 19
Elections for the two Rajya Sabha seats in Congress-ruled Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh will be held on June 19, officials said today. The tenure of sitting Rajya Sabha member from Mizoram, Lalhming Liana of opposition Mizo National Front (MNF), will end on July 18 while the term of incumbent upper house member from Arunachal Pradesh, Mukut Mithi, ended on May 26.
Source: IANS2014-06-03 05:33:46 PM
Mizoram votes for LS, assembly by-poll
Balloting began Friday for the lone parliamentary constituency and a by-poll for an assembly seat in Mizoram, officials said. With a population of 1,091,014, Mizoram's 702,189 electorate, including 355,954 women, would decide the fate of three candidates in the lone Lok Sabha constituency.
Source: IANS2014-04-11 10:10:10 AM
A third of Mizoram votes
Nearly a third of the electorate cast their ballot Friday in the first three hours in the lone Lok Sabha constituency and a by-poll for an assembly seat in Mizoram, officials here said. Balloting for both Lok Sabha and assembly seat was earlier scheduled April 9 and it was postponed to Friday due to a three-day shutdown and boycott call by NGOs and students' groups.
Source: IANS2014-04-11 10:57:25 AM
45 percent polling in Mizoram
About 45 percent of the electorate cast their vote for the lone Lok Sabha seat from Mizoram and an assembly by-poll in the first seven hours of polling Friday, officials said here. Mizoram's joint chief electoral officer H. Lalengmawia said the polling was so far peaceful and no untoward incident was reported from anywhere in the state that borders Myanmar and Bangladesh besides Tripura and Assam.
Source: IANS2014-04-11 03:35:51 PM
Mizoram goes to polls on Friday
Balloting for the lone Lok Sabha constituency and a by-poll for an assembly seat in Mizoram will be held Friday, after it was postponed due to a three-day shutdown and boycott call by NGOs and students' groups, an official said. Source: IANS2014-04-10 01:55:26 PM
Mizoram poll deferred
The election to the lone Lok Sabha seat in Mizoram has been deferred to April 11 in view of a three-day shutdown and poll boycott call by NGOs and students' bodies, an official said Tuesday. The polling was earlier scheduled to be held April 9.
Source:IANS2014-04-08 11:34:36 AM
Shutdown hits life in poll-bound Mizoram
Normal life was affected in Mizoram today as six NGOs and student groups called for a three-day shutdown and boycott of the April 9 election to the lone Lok Sabha seat from the state to protest postal ballot facility to its refugees living in Tripura, officials said. A police spokesman said that though normal life was affected, there was no untoward incident anywhere in the state, bordering Myanmar and Bangladesh.
Source: IANS2014-04-07 06:17:35 PM
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