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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 | By Sadiq Naqvi

Mizoram election result: Mizoram doesn’t need BJP, says MNF’s CM candidate Zoramthanga

The Mizo National Front’s (MNF’s) Zoramthanga appears set to be the new Mizoram chief minister, a post he has held for two terms between 1998 and 2008 before his party was toppled by the Congress. The 84-year-old politician spoke to Utpal Parasher in Aizawl.
Mizoram election resutlt: Zoramthanga, CM Candidate for Mizo National Front (MNF) Party(HT File Photo)
Mizoram election resutlt: Zoramthanga, CM Candidate for Mizo National Front (MNF) Party(HT File Photo)
Updated on Dec 11, 2018 03:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Aizwal | By Utpal Parasher

Mizoram election results: Mizo National Front (MNF) all set to return to power after 10-year gap

Mizoram election results: MNF will form the government. Pu Zoramthanga will be our chief minister. The anti-incumbency factor, lack of development, bad roads during the Congress regime are some of the issues which brought us back to power, said MNF general secretary Lalruatkima.
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 11, 2018 02:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Utpal Parasher and Syed Sadiq, Aizawl/guwahati

Mizoram elections 2018: MNF confident of forming govt in Mizoram alone; Congress aims for simple majority

Mizoram elections 2018: The BJP and ZPM hope to prove crucial in the formation of next government in Mizoram, which is the last bastion of the Congress in the northeast and the only state where the saffron party is not in power or is part of the ruling coalition.
Mizoram elections 2018: A Bru tribal woman shows her identity card. Counting of votes for Mizoram and four other states will take place on Tuesday.(PTI file photo)
Mizoram elections 2018: A Bru tribal woman shows her identity card. Counting of votes for Mizoram and four other states will take place on Tuesday.(PTI file photo)
Updated on Dec 10, 2018 04:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Utpal Parashar

Mizoram assembly elections 2018: High-octane battle expected between Congress, MNF

Mizoram assembly elections 2018: Mizoram votes for a new assembly on November 28. The state has over 7,68,000 lakh voters (3,93,000 women) who will decide the fate of 209 candidates, 18 of whom are women. There will be 1,164 polling stations across the eight districts.
Electoral officials demonstrate how to use an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) at Kasko Reang refugee camp, in Panisagar sub-division of Mizoram Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018. Assembly election in Mizroram is slated for November 28, 2018.(PTI)
Electoral officials demonstrate how to use an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) at Kasko Reang refugee camp, in Panisagar sub-division of Mizoram Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018. Assembly election in Mizroram is slated for November 28, 2018.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 27, 2018 02:23 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar

Regional grouping ZPM may dent Congress, MNF, BJP poll prospects in Mizoram

Six small regional parties have come together under the Zoram Peoples Movement (ZPM)’s banner to contest the November 28 polls in Mizoram. ZPM is hoping to provide an alternative to the Congress and MNF as well as nix the BJP’s attempt to extend its influence to the Christian-majority state.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi with his supporters during an election rally in Champai, Mizoram, Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018.(PTI)
Congress President Rahul Gandhi with his supporters during an election rally in Champai, Mizoram, Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 23, 2018 12:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
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