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MHA ignores Mizoram's request for Mizo-speaking chief secretary, deputes Renu Sharma
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MHA ignores Mizoram's request for Mizo-speaking chief secretary, deputes Renu Sharma

The ruling Mizo National Front (MNF) headed by Zoramthanga is a constituent member of BJP-led North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) and tied up with the NDA

Assam indicates crippling blockade on Mizoram amid its worst COVID bout has ended; all you need to know
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Assam indicates crippling blockade on Mizoram amid its worst COVID bout has ended; all you need to know

As most of Mizoram's supplies come via Assam through the NH-306, the no movement of vehicles for the last two weeks has hit the resources, including essential items, they said.

Border violence 'cold-blooded massacre', perpetuated wholly by Mizoram Police, says Assam Assembly panel
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Border violence 'cold-blooded massacre', perpetuated wholly by Mizoram Police, says Assam Assembly panel

The delegation noted that the "Mizoram Police along with some miscreants indulged in encroachment activities" in Assam, and claimed that the border dispute has been festering for a long due to this reason.

Assam, Mizoram agree to resolve border row, focus on peace measures: Key points from joint statement
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Assam, Mizoram agree to resolve border row, focus on peace measures: Key points from joint statement

The Assam government also announced that it will cancel an advisory warning its residents against travelling to Mizoram in the first cabinet minister-level talks in Aizawl

Ready to get arrested if it brings peace between Assam, Mizoram, says Himanta Biswa Sarma
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Ready to get arrested if it brings peace between Assam, Mizoram, says Himanta Biswa Sarma

Mizoram’s police had also filed first information reports against six Assam police officers over a clash, which left seven dead

Assam, Mizoram agree to resolve border tensions through dialogue after talks with Amit Shah
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Assam, Mizoram agree to resolve border tensions through dialogue after talks with Amit Shah

Chief Minister Zoramthanga urged the people of Mizoram to refrain from posting provocative messages and misuse of social media in order to de-escalate the ongoing tension

Gaurav Gogoi writes to Amit Shah, seeks 'safety and peace at the borders of Assam'
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Gaurav Gogoi writes to Amit Shah, seeks 'safety and peace at the borders of Assam'

The incident on the Assam-Mizoram border came two days after Shah held talks with the chief ministers of eight northeastern states and underscored the need to resolve lingering border disputes

Assam BJP MP Dilip Saikia wants Mizoram to apologise to Assam govt, Assamese people
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Assam BJP MP Dilip Saikia wants Mizoram to apologise to Assam govt, Assamese people

The MP from Mangaldoi in Assam also cited a video purportedly showing Mizo people celebrating after the incident on Monday

At least 6 Assam police personnel killed, over 50 injured as border tensions with Mizoram flare up
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At least 6 Assam police personnel killed, over 50 injured as border tensions with Mizoram flare up

Mizoram Border Clash: According to local media reports, 50 Assam police personnel were admitted to Silchar Medical College and Hospital and six jawan dead, Latest news Mizoram border dispute at Firstpost

Mizoram objects to Centre's hard stance on Myanmar refugees; here are key reasons behind dispute
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Mizoram objects to Centre's hard stance on Myanmar refugees; here are key reasons behind dispute

Several conflicting factors are at play in the ongoing dispute — including ethnic ties across borders, international relations and concerns about illegal immigration

From 'illegal immigrants' to 'temple construction' plans, a look at causes of tensions along Mizoram's state borders
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From 'illegal immigrants' to 'temple construction' plans, a look at causes of tensions along Mizoram's state borders

Mizoram is presently locked in tensions on two of its state borders — with Assam and Tripura — owing to a number of concerns

Mizoram govt violating MHA directions by restricting 'operational movement' of forces, claims Assam Rifles
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Mizoram govt violating MHA directions by restricting 'operational movement' of forces, claims Assam Rifles

The allegation comes days after 15 Assam Rifles personnel reportedly forced their way through a check gate on the Mizoram-Assam border. Govt claimed that they refused to comply with protocol

BJP's Mizoram ally MNF votes in favour of resolution on religious freedom; don't follow saffron party's ideologies, says CM Zoramthanga
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BJP's Mizoram ally MNF votes in favour of resolution on religious freedom; don't follow saffron party's ideologies, says CM Zoramthanga

The Mizoram Assembly on Friday, including BJP ally, Mizo National Front (MNF) unanimously adopted a private member's resolution asking the Centre to take measures for the protection of religious freedom enshrined in the Constitution

Over 30,000 Bru refugees from Mizoram to permanently settle in Tripura; pact signed between Amit Shah, community representatives
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Over 30,000 Bru refugees from Mizoram to permanently settle in Tripura; pact signed between Amit Shah, community representatives

The Bru tribals have been living in Tripura in different relief camps after they fled Mizoram in 1997 following ethnic clashes between Bru and Mizo communities.

Amit Shah says NDA govt doubled allocation of funds for Mizoram's developmental projects
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Amit Shah says NDA govt doubled allocation of funds for Mizoram's developmental projects

Amit Shah on Saturday said the BJP-led government at the Centre has doubled the allocation of funds for developmental projects in Mizoram.

Zoramthanga says Mizoram govt will request Centre, Bangladesh to expedite opening of border trade at Kawrpuichhuah
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Zoramthanga says Mizoram govt will request Centre, Bangladesh to expedite opening of border trade at Kawrpuichhuah

Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga on Wednesday said the state government would request the Centre and the Bangladesh government to expedite the opening of India-Bangladesh border trade at the proposed Kawrpuichhuah border trade centre.

Former IAS officer C Lalsawta sworn-in as Mizoram's first Lokayukta chairman; CM Zoramthanga attends ceremony
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Former IAS officer C Lalsawta sworn-in as Mizoram's first Lokayukta chairman; CM Zoramthanga attends ceremony

Lalsawta presided over Appellate Courts and Revision Courts in various Revenue and Criminal cases.

More trouble for NDA on Citizenship Amendment bill from North East: After Assam ally, MNF threatens to withdraw support
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More trouble for NDA on Citizenship Amendment bill from North East: After Assam ally, MNF threatens to withdraw support

Addressing MNF workers at Aibawk village near Aizwal, Zoramthanga said that the party and his government had been making all-out efforts to ensure the defeat of the bill.

MNF chief Zoramthanga takes oath as Mizoram chief minister after 10 years; 74-year-old has held post two times earlier
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MNF chief Zoramthanga takes oath as Mizoram chief minister after 10 years; 74-year-old has held post two times earlier

The Mizo National Front (MNF) government led by Chief Minister Zoramthanga on Saturday assumed office in Mizoram, ending the Congress' 10-year rule in the state.

MNF president Zoramthanga takes oath as Mizoram chief minister, ceremony held at Aizawl's Raj Bhavan
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MNF president Zoramthanga takes oath as Mizoram chief minister, ceremony held at Aizawl's Raj Bhavan

Mizo National Front (MNF) president Zoramthanga, who has been chief minister of Mizoram twice, is a former underground leader and a close aide of the legendary MNF leader Laldenga.