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Mizoram becomes a dry state after 4 years

The present Mizo National Front (MNF) government, which came to power last year with prohibition as one of its main promises, passed the Mizoram Liquor (Prohibition) Bill 2019 in the state assembly on March 20.
According to Mizoram excise and narcotics department, there has been an increase in alcohol-related death since 2015 when prohibition was lifted.(HT photo)
According to Mizoram excise and narcotics department, there has been an increase in alcohol-related death since 2015 when prohibition was lifted.(HT photo)
Published on May 28, 2019 11:30 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | ByHT Correspondent

Mizoram to have dry Christmas, New Year as MNF takes steps toward imposing total prohibition

The new Mizo National Front, which had made reimposing prohibition a poll promise, has decided to stop the sale of liquor by government agencies, and bring a legislation to stop sale by private players.
The new MNF government in Mizoram under chief minister Zoramthanga has begun taking steps to fulfill its poll promise of reimposing prohibition in the northeastern state (File Photo)(PTI)
The new MNF government in Mizoram under chief minister Zoramthanga has begun taking steps to fulfill its poll promise of reimposing prohibition in the northeastern state (File Photo)(PTI)
Updated on Dec 18, 2018 05:34 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | BySadiq Naqvi

Mizoram assembly polls: MNF returns to power as Congress loses last bastion in northeast

Mizoram assembly elections: In the 40-member assembly, the MNF bagged 26 seats, securing absolute majority on its own. Congress, which had been in power since 2008, came third with just 5 seats.
Mizo National Front chief Zoramthanga , whose party won a majority in the Mizoram assembly elections, dethroning the Congress from the last state it ruled in the northeast(File Photo)(HT)
Mizo National Front chief Zoramthanga , whose party won a majority in the Mizoram assembly elections, dethroning the Congress from the last state it ruled in the northeast(File Photo)(HT)
Updated on Dec 11, 2018 04:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Aizawl | ByUtpal Parasher

Mizoram election results 2018: MNF won due to negative voting against govt, says ZPM leader Lalduhoma

Mizoram election results 2018: The Mizo National Front (MNF) is set to return to power, having won or leading in 25 seats, according to latest trends.
Mizoram election results: Sweets being distributed at Mizo National Front office (MNF) as the party leads in trends in Mizoram.(ANI Photo)
Mizoram election results: Sweets being distributed at Mizo National Front office (MNF) as the party leads in trends in Mizoram.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Dec 11, 2018 04:37 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | BySadiq Naqvi

Mizoram election results 2018: Mizoram chief minister Lal Thanhawla loses both seats, MNF all set to return to power after 10 years

Lal Thanhawla was defeated in Serchhip by the Zoram People’s Movement’s (ZPM) chief ministerial candidate Lalduhoma by a margin of 410 votes.
Lal Thanhawla lost to T J Lalnuntluanga by a margin of 1,049 votes in Champhai South constituency(PTI)
Lal Thanhawla lost to T J Lalnuntluanga by a margin of 1,049 votes in Champhai South constituency(PTI)
Updated on Dec 11, 2018 02:44 PM IST
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Mizoram election results Highlights: Zoramthanga meets Mizoram Governor, stakes claim to form government

The Mizo National Front (MNF) returned to power in Mizoram after a gap of 10 years on Tuesday, beating the Congress comprehensively in its last state it was ruling in the northeast.In the state’s 40-member assembly, the MNF bagged 26, securing absolute majority on its own. Congress, which had been in power since 2008, came third with just 5 seats.Catch all the live updates of assembly elections, click here.Mizoram, the last Congress-ruled state in the northeast has seen direct contests between the Congress and the Zoramthanga-led Mizo National Front with smaller parties such as the National People’s Party (NPP) and the Zoram Peoples Movement (ZPM) also contesting the elections. This time, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) looked to expand its footprint in the northeast and had fielded 39 candidates for the 40 assembly seats of Mizoram.Outgoing chief minister Lal Thanhawla who had contested from two seats—Serchhip and Champhai South—lost both. In Serchhip he was defeated by ZPM leader Lalduhoma while he lost Champhai South to MNF’s Lalnuntluanga.Catch all the live updates of Mizoram election results, click hereExit polls have predicted a hung assembly in the northeastern state. In case the counting of votes in Mizoram does throw up a hung assembly today, parties such as the BJP, ZPM and the NPP are likely to play a crucial role in the formation of the government in the state.

Here are the highlights:

LIVE Mizoram election results: MNF president Zoramthanga met Governor Kummanam Rajasekharan after the party won 26 seats in the state assembly polls.(ANI/Twitter)
LIVE Mizoram election results: MNF president Zoramthanga met Governor Kummanam Rajasekharan after the party won 26 seats in the state assembly polls.(ANI/Twitter)
Updated on Dec 11, 2018 11:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Mizoram exit polls 2018: All you need to know

Mizoram exit polls 2018: Around 770,000 people voted to decide the fate of 209 candidates,18 of whom were women, as the state went to polls for the eighth time since it was declared a state in 1987.
Mizoram exit polls 2018: Kanhmun: A Bru tribal woman shows her identity card as she waits to cast her vote at a polling station for the state Assembly elections, at Kanhmun, Mizoram.(PTI)
Mizoram exit polls 2018: Kanhmun: A Bru tribal woman shows her identity card as she waits to cast her vote at a polling station for the state Assembly elections, at Kanhmun, Mizoram.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 08, 2018 02:41 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Mizoram elections 2018: CM Thanhawla among 9 candidates facing criminal charges

As the countdown begins for Mizoram assembly elections 2018, two organistaions have come out with the list of candidates facing criminal cases. Mizo National Front (MNF) president and former chief minister Zoramthanga is one of them.
Mizoram elections 2018: Chief Minister of Mizoram Lal Thanhawla(PTI File Photo)
Mizoram elections 2018: Chief Minister of Mizoram Lal Thanhawla(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Nov 28, 2018 09:24 AM IST
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Mizoram assembly elections 2018 Highlights: 80% turnout in Mizoram, slight dip from 83.41 % in 2013

Mizoram went to polls on Wednesday with 209 candidates in the fray for the 40-member legislative assembly. Voting began at 7 am and ended at 4 pm. The state recorded 80% voter turnout in a peaceful poll.Congress, which has been in power in Mizoram since 2008, is eyeing a third consecutive term in the state. While the direct contest is between the Congress and Mizo National Front, BJP, National People’s Party and Zoram People’s Movement could play crucial roles in the formation of the next government.Chief minister Lal Thanhawla is contesting from two seats — Serchhip and Champhai South. Here are the highlights:

Voters wait outside a polling booth in Aizawl South. Unlike many other states, provision is made for voters to sit outside polling booths while waiting for their turn.
Voters wait outside a polling booth in Aizawl South. Unlike many other states, provision is made for voters to sit outside polling booths while waiting for their turn.
Updated on Nov 28, 2018 10:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Mizoram polls: BJP looks to uproot Congress from last bastion in northeast

In the 2013 elections, the Congress had won 34 seats, while its main opposition, the Mizo National Front (MNF), got five and the Mizoram People’s Conference bagged one seat in the 40-member assembly.
Election Commission official administers voting papers at a polling station at Bungthuam, on the outskirts of Aizwal, in Mizoram.(AFP Photo)
Election Commission official administers voting papers at a polling station at Bungthuam, on the outskirts of Aizwal, in Mizoram.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Nov 27, 2018 07:27 PM IST
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Aizawl | ByPress Trust of India

Mizoram CM among nine candidates facing criminal cases: Report

Mizo National Front (MNF) president and former chief minister Zoramthanga is another bigwig fighting criminal charges, the report of the Mizoram Election Watch (MEW) and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) said.
Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla is among the nine candidates facing criminal cases out of over 20(PTI)
Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla is among the nine candidates facing criminal cases out of over 20(PTI)
Updated on Nov 23, 2018 02:55 PM IST
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Aizawl | ByPress Trust of India

Ban on liquor may return in Mizoram after assembly polls as parties strive to woo voters

In 2015, the state’s Congress government lifted a ban on liquor imposed since 1997. But there is opposition to lifting of the ban by some regional parties and church bodies in the state.
Mizoram is gearing up for assembly elections on November 28.(AFP File Photo)
Mizoram is gearing up for assembly elections on November 28.(AFP File Photo)
Updated on Nov 16, 2018 07:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Aizawl | ByUtpal Parashar

Mizoram Election 2018: Anti-incumbency is not a factor this time, says CM Lal Thanhawla

In the 2013 polls, Congress came to power by winning 34 of the 40 seats in the assembly. But in recent months, five of those legislators , including party vice-president and home minister R Lalzirliana, have left the party to join rivals.
Chief minister of Mizoram, Lal Thanhawla.(PTI Photo)
Chief minister of Mizoram, Lal Thanhawla.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Nov 14, 2018 07:46 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Aizawl | ByUtpal Parashar

211 contestants file nominations for Mizoram assembly elections

Elections will be held in Mizoram on November 28.
Polling officials put an ink mark on a voter's finger after during panchayat election at a polling booth in Howrah district of West Bengal.(PTI File Photo/Representative image)
Polling officials put an ink mark on a voter's finger after during panchayat election at a polling booth in Howrah district of West Bengal.(PTI File Photo/Representative image)
Updated on Nov 09, 2018 07:20 PM IST
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Aizawl | ByPress Trust of India

Infighting scars Mizoram Congress ahead of assembly elections

Four legislators had earlier quit the Congress following differences with Mizoram chief minister Lal Thanhawla. The defections came just before the elections even as the Congress is seeking to retain its last bastion in the country’s Northeastern region.
Mizoram CM Lal Thanwala is contesting assembly elections from two seats reserved for Scheduled Tribes to negate the anti-incumbency factor. The Congress leader has ruled the state for 10 years.(PTI File)
Mizoram CM Lal Thanwala is contesting assembly elections from two seats reserved for Scheduled Tribes to negate the anti-incumbency factor. The Congress leader has ruled the state for 10 years.(PTI File)
Updated on Nov 02, 2018 01:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Aizawl | ByAurangzeb Naqshbandi and Utpal Parashar

Congress promises laptops, educational tours to students in Mizoram

Releasing its list of promises before Mizoram goes to polls, Congress state unit president and chief minister Lal Thanhawla promised continuation of several old policies and a slew of benefits for students.
Mizoram Congress president and chief minister Lal Thanhawla (third from left) at the party’s manifesto release programme, in Aizawl on Thursday.(Utpal Parashar/HT Photo)
Mizoram Congress president and chief minister Lal Thanhawla (third from left) at the party’s manifesto release programme, in Aizawl on Thursday.(Utpal Parashar/HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 06, 2018 07:23 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Aizawl | ByHT Correspondent

Campaigning gathers steam in poll-bound Mizoram

The stakes are high this time as Mizoram is the only north-eastern state which has a Congress government and the BJP, which is upbeat after ousting the CPI(M) from Tripura, is keen on making inroads in the Christian-dominated state.
Mizoram goes to poll on November 28, 2018.(AFP file photo)
Mizoram goes to poll on November 28, 2018.(AFP file photo)
Updated on Nov 02, 2018 11:19 AM IST
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Aizawl | ByPress Trust of India

Congress releases list of 40 candidates for Mizoram Assembly polls

Single-phase Assembly polls in Mizoram will be held on November 28. Counting of votes will take place on December 11.
Single-phase Assembly polls in Mizoram will be held on November 28. Counting of votes will be done on December 11.(Arijit Sen/HT file Phot)
Single-phase Assembly polls in Mizoram will be held on November 28. Counting of votes will be done on December 11.(Arijit Sen/HT file Phot)
Updated on Nov 02, 2018 11:22 AM IST
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Veteran Lal Thanhawla to lead Congress campaign in Mizoram, aims for hat-trick

In the 2018 Mizoram assembly election, the Congress, in power since 2008, is battling desertions—as many as 4 MLAs left the party to join other parties, anti-incumbency and growing influence of regional players and the Bharatiya Janata Party —which is ruling or sharing power in six of the seven states in the region.
Chief Minister of Mizoram Lal Thanhawla with his wife in Aizawl on Sunday.(PTI File Photo)
Chief Minister of Mizoram Lal Thanhawla with his wife in Aizawl on Sunday.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Nov 02, 2018 11:23 AM IST
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Congress will return with more than 30 seats, says Mizoram CM Lal Thanhawla

The Congress leader said he will be contesting from two seats in the 40-member assembly, including his home turf Serchhip and Champhai South.
Mizoram CM Lal Thanhawla
Mizoram CM Lal Thanhawla
Updated on Nov 02, 2018 11:00 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Aizawl | BySadiq Naqvi

In Mizoram, Congress banks on mix of old and new faces

On Thursday in Aizawl, Mizoram chief minister and state party chief Lal Thanhawla released a list of candidates for 36 of the 40 Assembly constituencies.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s party is in power in Mizoram.(PTI)
Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s party is in power in Mizoram.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 02, 2018 11:09 AM IST
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Congress faces tough task of keeping flock together in Mizoram ahead of assembly elections

The exit of senior ministers R Lalzirliana, who held the home portfolio and former health minister Lalrinliana Sailo following serious differences with chief minister Lal Thanhawla, just before the elections has dealt a serious blow to the Congress.
Chief minister of Mizoram Lal Thanhawla in Aizawl.(PTI File)
Chief minister of Mizoram Lal Thanhawla in Aizawl.(PTI File)
Updated on Nov 02, 2018 11:11 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAurangzeb Naqshbandi, New Delhi

Mizoram Congress expels party vice-president from primary membership

Mizoram Congress vice-president R Lalzirliana was the second most important man in the government and the party’s state unit, both of which are headed by chief minister Lal Thanhawla.
R Lalzirliana, who was the home minister, had quit from his post last week.(AP/Picture for representation)
R Lalzirliana, who was the home minister, had quit from his post last week.(AP/Picture for representation)
Published on Sep 17, 2018 09:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | ByUtpal Parashar

There is no anti-incumbency in Mizoram, people want Congress to continue: CM Lal Thanhawla

Ahead of Mizoram assembly elections next year, chief minister Lal Thanhawla told HT in an exclusive interview he wants India to remain a secular state.
Mizoram chief minister Pu Lalthanhawla said the Congress is confident of returning to power in the state but the central leadership needs to do more.(PTI File Photo)
Mizoram chief minister Pu Lalthanhawla said the Congress is confident of returning to power in the state but the central leadership needs to do more.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Jul 12, 2018 09:31 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | BySadiq Naqvi

Mizoram govt distances itself from International Yoga Day

Mizoram BJP rejected claims that yoga is ‘anti-Christian’ and accused the CM of trying to do the ‘exact opposite’ of what the Modi govt wants.
Youngsters rehearse ahead of the International Yoga Day on the IIT- ISM campus in Dhanbad on June 20.(Chandan Paul/ HT Photo)
Youngsters rehearse ahead of the International Yoga Day on the IIT- ISM campus in Dhanbad on June 20.(Chandan Paul/ HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 21, 2018 08:46 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | BySadiq Naqvi

Over 100 militants of Mizoram’s last active rebel outfit lay down arms

The Mizoram government hopes that the surrender will pave the way for lasting peace in the tiny northeastern state.
Cadres of the last active Mizo rebel group Hmar People’s Convention-Democratic handing over their weapons to Mizoram home minister R Lalzirliana.(HT PHOTO)
Cadres of the last active Mizo rebel group Hmar People’s Convention-Democratic handing over their weapons to Mizoram home minister R Lalzirliana.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 14, 2018 11:03 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | ByUtpal Parashar
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