Tension at Assam-Mizoram border as many hurt in clash. [8] The state's gross state domestic product (GSDP) growth rate was nearly 10% annually over 2001-2013 period. ... the man identified as Intiaz Ali Laskar died in a hospital at Vairengte in Mizoram’s Kolasib district … [73], Before 1947, agriculture in Mizoram predominantly used to be slash-and-burn driven Jhum cultivation. The following rivers are suited for hydel projects with minimal impact on its biosphere - Tuivai, Tuivawl, Tlawng, Tut, Serlui, Tuirial, Kolodyne, Tuichang, Tuipui, Tiau and Mat. Cardi B apologises for Goddess Durga look on magazine cover, Attorney-General clears contempt action against comedian Kunal Kamra, Actor Asif Basra found dead in Dharamshala, Any subservience to Congress will be suicidal for Left in West Bengal, says CPI(ML) leader Dipankar Bhattacharya, Nirmala Sitharaman press meet updates | Finance Minister announces 12 schemes to boost economy, Schools, colleges not to reopen in Tamil Nadu on November 16, T.N. Lloyd, History of the Church in Mizoram: Harvest in the Hills (Aizawl: Synod publication Board, 1991, 2). The Assam government has sought a probe by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) into the death of a 48-year-old, who was allegedly abducted by miscreants and killed in Mizoram … [17], The term Mizoram is derived from two Mizo words-Mizo and ram. As we fight disinformation and misinformation, and keep apace with the happenings, we need to commit greater resources to news gathering operations. Mammal species observed in the Mizoram forests include slow loris (Nycticebus coucang), red serow (Capricornis rubidus), which is the state animal, goral (Nemorhaedus goral), tiger (Panthera tigris), leopard (Panthera pardus), clouded leopard ("Neofelis nebulosi"), leopard cat (Prionailurus bengalensis), Bengal fox (Vulpes bengalensis), and Asiatic black bear (Ursus thibetanus). “We are exploring all the options available for the solution of the border imbroglio amicably and peacefully,” Mr. Barua said, adding that Central forces would be deployed along the border within a couple of days for ensuring peace. [47][48], The state has two national parks and six wildlife sanctuaries - Blue Mountain (Phawngpui) National Park, Dampa Tiger Reserve (largest), Lengteng Wildlife Sanctuary, Murlen National Park, Ngengpui Wildlife Sanctuary, Tawi Wildlife Sanctuary, Khawnglung Wildlife Sanctuary, and Thorangtlang Wildlife Sanctuary. The government suggested it would introduce an amended liquor bill allowing retail shops to operate in Aizawl and other district headquarters to sell liquor — but not in bars. Within the church services are drums, commonly used and known locally as "khuang". As many as 21 major hill ranges or peaks of different heights run through the length and breadth of the state, with plains scattered here and there. Vairengte in Kolasib district is on the northern fringe of Mizoram through which the National Highway 306 passes, linking the state to Assam. [8] About 20% of Mizoram's population lives below poverty line, with 35% rural poverty as of 2014. Michael Sailo (2006), Administration of Justice in Mizoram, Ved Prakash (2007), Encyclopaedia of North-East India, Vol. [51], The literacy rate of Mizoram in 2011 was 91.33 per cent,[51] higher than the national average 74.04 per cent, and second best among all the states of India. [31] Mizoram was given two seats in the Parliament, one each in the Lok Sabha and in the Rajya Sabha.[32]. [100] Community festivals were called kut in the local language, and there were major and minor kuts such as Chapchar Kut, Thalfavang Kut, Mim Kut and Pawl Kut. Before the current standoff Union Home Ministry Joint Secretary (North East), Satyendra Kumar Garg had visited southern Assam and Mizoram earlier this month and held meetings with the Home Secretaries of Assam and Mizoram where it was agreed that both sides will maintain the status quo and hold regular talks to prevent any untoward incident. [123] Doordarshan, the national television service of India provides terrestrial broadcasting services and All India Radio broadcast programmes related to the indigenous culture and local news. [55] Muslims make up about 1.3% of the state population. Jhum cultivation practice offers low crop yields and is a threat to the biome of Mizoram; they suggest increased government institutional support, shift to higher income horticultural crops, assured supply of affordable food staples for survival as means to further reduce jhum cultivation. [81] By 2011 census, it had reached 92%, compared to 74% average for India. The district has four Legislative Assembly constituencies. Mizoram is also called[citation needed] a "peninsula state" as it is surrounded by international borders on three sides.

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