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Kolasib bye-election

CEO Lalmalsawma, who returned from an EC meeting in New Delhi, said the Kolasib bye-election in likely to be Synchronised with the Lok Sabha election during next April.

Bravery Award

Ramdinthara, a Class VI student of Salem Boarding School is to be pothumously honoured with National Bravery Award in the forthcoming Republic Day in New Delhi. Ramdinthara lost his life in June last year while trying to save a drowning friend.

Accident zone

Traffic police said 41 vehicle accidents happened in Rangvamual area between Vaivakawn and Lungverh PTC during last year. This zone is to be declared as "accident zone." Drivers are requested to be more careful while traveling on this road.

Financial Committee

The first meeting of the Financial Committee of the 5th Assembly was held on Wednesday at the Assembly Committee Room. It was headed by Speaker Lalchamliana.

Narco seizure

Narcotics police have seized 10310 capsules of spasmo-proxyvon and 6640 tablets of Nitrosun stuffed inside rolled tar sheets from Chanmari and Bawngkawn area in the wee hours of Friday. Four persons including two women were arrested in this connection and have been booked under ND&PS Act, Police sources said.


Mizoram K.V.I. Board is organizing State Level Khadi & V.I. Exhibition at Lunglei Town during 5th to 11th February, 2004 at Saikuti Hall. Those who are interested to participate in this exhibition may contact Mizoram K.V.I. Board during office hour.

Electoral Roll Revision

As per the direction of the Election Commission of India Electoral Roll Revision is being carried out. A district level standing committee has been formed to take up the matter.

MAP post attacked, no casualties

A late report reaching here said that the Mizoram Armed Police post at Vaitin near Mizoram was attacked by suspected underground militants at around on Thursday noon. There were no casualties, the report said.


NGO Course

MHIP president Lalzarliani Hmar will attend a two-week course on "Management of NGOs" prepared by the Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata, beginning from 16th January. The course will end on 30th January.

Soil Secy

Soil Conservation Secretary Balachandran is on a visit to Hnathial to inspect the progress of coffee plantations among others.

Ex-servicemen thanks Governor

The Mizoram Ex-service League has thanked Governor A.R. Kohli for his initiatives in setting up of Sainik School, which the Mizoram state government has agreed upon in its first cabinet meeting. The Sainik School will be set up at Chhingchhip in Serchhip district.

MNF NEC members

MNF Supreme and Chief Minister Zoramthanga has appointed new National Executive Council members. They are:- J. Lalthangliana ex-MLA, H. Laltanpuia, Ex-MLA, Rochhunga Ralte, Ex-MLA, F. Lalthlamuana, K. Lianzinga, Lalbiakthanga Pachuau, Dr. Lalchhuanliana Sailo and Lallianthanga.

HelpAge funds to disburne

The Mizoram Elders Association (Mizoram Upa Pawl) will disburne funds they received from the HelpAge India's Adopt-A Gran Programme today In a special function at the Raj Bhawan's First Quarter. Governor and HelpAge officials will join this function.

Lost and found

A white Gypsy has been recovered from a remote place near Phullen under Suangpuilawn constituency. Incidentally, in the controversial Suangpuilawn kidnap incident, the kidnappers were reported to use a white Gypsy


Broom Processing training

Hnam Chhantu Pawl is to hold a NABARD - funded Skill Development Training Programme in Broom Processing at Sesawng near Seling, from Thursday. An inaugural function to be held tomorrow will be graced by social welfare minister R. Tlanghmingthanga as chief guest. Deputy GM of NABARD, Mizoram G.V. Hebbar will also attend the function.

For Sale

A pucca house, usable for shop, in Bazar Bungkawn area. Contact Ph. 2324565.

Buddhi Raja pensioned

Mizoram Board of School Education Buddhi Raja is to go on pension. Raltawnga will replace him.

Lecturer dead

Pachhunga University College lecturer Lalthuamluaia Sailo passed away on Monday at the Aizawl Civil Hospital. He was 52. He was buried yesterday at Venghlui Cemetery.

Govt. notice on gingers

The Trade & Commerce department has notified that permission should be acquired for selling of gingers outside Mizoram. It has also been notified that gingers should be exported only through Trade & Commerce check gate. Illegal taxes collected from ginger sellers are liable to punishment, the notice said.

Library seminar

A two-day State Level Library Seminar & Training Programme will be jointly organised by the state's Department of Art & Culture, Kolkata-based RRRLF and Mizoram Library Association starting from today. An opening function will be attended by Art & Culture minister Dr. Lalzama.

Stolen vehicle recovered

A stolen Gypsy (hard top) MZ01-2623 was recovered from Zotlang here on Tuesday morning, after it was found missing from its garage in Mission Veng. Three persons, two women and a man have been arrested by Bawngkawn police in this connection.


Birds released

Nungchate Paradis or Wildlife Paradise is a private sanctuary created by K. Hawlla Sailo, a wildlife lover. Flocks of birds will be released today in the sanctuary located in Zemabawk area near here.

Bilkhawthlir centenary

A two-day function was held from Thursday last at Bilkhawthlir village in Kolasib district in celebration of its centenary. The function was attended by CM Zoramthanga and assembly speaker Lalchamliana.

Project Commissioned

The Rs. 98.75 lakh Pi Darilui Minor Irrigation Project at Teirei valley in Darlak under Mamit district was commissioned by Agriculture &Minor Irrigation director Dr. O.P. Singh if Friday last. The project has F-350 Km. Channel covering 100 Hectares of land.

CM visits home Constituency

Chief Minister Zoramthanga is currently visiting his Champhai Constituency for the first time after the November assembly polls. He is scheduled to be back by Tuesday and to leave for Delhi the following day.

Journalists' Pres. to report

Mizoram Journalists' Association President Robert Lalchhuana will give reports to his fellow journalists today at the Aizawl Press Club here. He was among a team of journalists who accompanied Prime Minister Vajpayee to the SAARC Summit in Islamabad.

Minister's guard dies from fall

A house guard of excise minister P.P. Thawla, Constable C. Rosiama (32), of the 3rd Mizoram Armed Police died instantly on Saturday's night when he felt from a roof top, police said.

Taxi, driver recovered

The dead body of taxi driver Lalrinngheta, 16, son of Thangsiama (L) of Ratu village was recovered along with his damaged taxi MZO1B-2435 from a place near Rangvamual on Sunday. The taxi and its driver were last seen on last Wednesday. The taxi was believed to have met with an accident.

MZP resumes office

The Mizo Zirlai Pawl will re-open its Pisa Pui (Head Office) at Khatla here today. The Council of Ministers meeting recently has agreed to allot a plot of land for construction of the apex students' body.

Gorkha youth assembly

The Mizoram Gorkha Youth Association held its 27th General Assembly at Dawrpui ME School on Saturday. They elected office bearers for the year 2004-2005.


Felicitation function

Sports & Youth Services will hold a felicitation function at Vanapa Hall on next Monday in honour of Oxford Higher Secondary School team and Holy Heart School team for winning the Under 17 and Under 14 of the Subroto Mukherjee Cup Football 2003 respectively in New Delhi last December. Sports Minister Z.H. Ropuia will grace the function as Chief guest.

IGNOU's induction meet

Indira Gandhi National Open University Regional Centre and Study Centres are to organise an Induction Meet for students of the new academic session on January 17-18, 2004 by tele-conferencing mode. Students will participate from their respective centres.

R. Vanlawma turns 90

Padma Shree R. Vanlawma turns 90 today. R. Vanlawma, now a freelance writer, was one of the founders and fore-runner of political parties in Mizoram, the Mizo Union and the Mizo National Famine Front (now the Mizo National Front). He lives at his Upper Republic home here with family.

Excise seize drugs

Excise officials said they seized 24430 spasmo-proxyvon tablets stuffed in a Tata Indica MZ 05-0524, travelling from Silchar, at Vairengte Excise checkgate on Thursday noon. Five persons, including 3 women were arrested in this connection and have been booked under the Assam Drugs (Control) Act 1950.

Cong. MLA to move court

Congress MLA R. Lalzirliana is reportedly intending to move the court against Maubuang VC member J.Rotluanga for defaming him, after a verbal agreement had been made, regarding the collision of their respective vehicles at Bara Bazar. The MLA retaliated that the VCM's truck was the one who hit his car and not his car hitting the truck as alleged by the VCM.

Teachers up against Cabinet's decision

The joint committee of School Teachers Association in an emergent meeting has decided to strongly oppose the government resolution regarding allottment of a portionn of education department's land for construction of the MZP office building. While even SDEA E&W and DEO have not been allotted separate offices, this decision could not be accepted, the meeting said.


Unclaimed money donated to TNT Camp

Aizawl SP L.T. Hrangchal yesterday donated a sum of Rs. 10,000, unclaimed lost-and-found money to TNT Camp, a home for destitutes. The money was submitted to SP office November last, and it has not been claimed by its owner even though it was widely classified in different newspaper, police said.

Hebrew Centre one year

The Aizawl-based Amishar Hebrew has published a maiden Souvenir on the Occasion of its first anniversary. The Centre is financed from Israel. More than 300 students have been admitted to the centre some of which have been sent to the Holy Land for further studies of Hebrews.

Arunachal CM to visit

Arunachal C.M. Gegong Apang is expected to arrive here today. Mizoram BJP members are to arrange his visit. He will go back tomorrow.

Santa Claus greeted cops

An unidentified man in a Santro Car on the eves of Christmas and New Year greeted weary traffic police on duty in and around town and gifted each of them a bottle of cold-drinks. This was unique incident. Traffic police were overjoyed by the generosity of this man, police told NEWSLINK.

Pulse Polio

Pulse Polio doses were given to children under five years of age yesterday at health sub-centers throughout Mizoram.

Seri spent 57 lakhs

Sericulture Deptt spent Rs 57 lakhs for purchase of 45000 kgs of silk worm cocoons during the 2002-2003 fiscal. Deptt sources said silk farming is becoming popular.

Thief nabbed

Abdul Zalil s/o Abdul Rojat resident of Tuikual area was arrested on charge of stealing a generator set belonging to R. Lalbiakthanga of Dinthar Veng on Jan 4.


First Cabinet Meeting

An official source said that the first Cabinet Meeting of the 5th Mizoram Assembly is to be held at the Chief Minister's chamber today.

Mizo editor appointed

Vanglaini, a leading Mizo daily newspaper editor K. Sapdanga has been appointed president of the All India Small & Medium Newspaper Association for Mizoram.

Stolen vehicle sold

One Lalfamkima, son of Renga of Vaitin village has been reported to have sold his stolen SUMO MZO1A-1437 in Silchar and has spent up the money. Bawngkawn police have gone to recover the vehicle, police said.

Old boy to tie the knot

Veteran politician and former MNF underground senator Malsawma Colney is to tie the knot with a Kanghmun village belle, Lallianmawii today at the Khatla Presbyterian Church. Colney was used to be dubbed, "Man with the Bible." He is now at the wrong side of 70.

ZTOA General Assembly

The Zoram Taxi Owners Association is to have it's 21st General Assembly on the 30. Jan. 2004 from 12:00noon at Co-operative Conference Hall, Babutlang, Aizawl.

Heroin seized

Yesterday at 1:30p.m. Mizoram Excise seized 68 grams of Heroin (No.4) at Chhinga Veng, Aizawl. The suspected owner Hmingthanzami d/o Thalinga of Tahan 'C' group, Myanmar was taken into Custody and booked under the ND &PS Act 1985.

3-month training Handicraft for women

Zonu Welfare Society is to organize a 3-month Product Specific Entrepreneurship Development Programme on Handicraft, with financial assistance from Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI), Aizawl branch. Applications on plain paper are invited from women participants. The society is an NGO working for the Socio-Economic Upliftment of the people of the state. It is based at Electric Veng.

Business as usual

After festive celebration of Christmas and New Year normal day to day activities were resumed from yesterday. Govt. offices, banks and other public institutions transacted normal business. Offices of political parties were re-opened and most daily newspaper were back on circulation from yesterday.

Party offices re-opened

Congress Bhawan was re-opened yesterday. A function presided over by party chief and opposition leader Lal Thanhawla was attended by Congress MLAs and party workers. The office of the Mizoram People�s Conference was also re-opened yesterday. Party president Lalhmingthanga had a speech on this occasion.

CADC Speaker

H. Tongchongiya has been unanimously elected to the post of the Deputy Speaker of Chakma Autonomous District Council last week.

Cancer awareness concert

A cancer awareness campaign-cum-concert was held at the A.R. Ground here on December 30 last. It was hosted by Col. V.L. Ruata (Rtd), chairman of Society for Health Action Research & Empowerment (SHARE). Health Minister R. Tlanghmingthanga graced the event as chief guest.

Minister meets forest officers

Forest ministers Dr. R. Lalthangliana convened a meeting with department officials at the IPR Conference Hall yesterday. The minister encouraged the officers to work with renewed energy in the new year.

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