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    Madhya Pradesh polls: Congress ticket aspirants must have 5,000 Twitter followers and 15,000 Facebook likes

    Ahead of the upcoming assembly elections, Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee has made it compulsory for candidates to have a social media influence. In a letter to ticket aspirants, the Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) stated that, candidate must have 5,000 followers on Twitter and 15,000 likes on his/her Facebook fan page, reports from ANI. The individuals are also expected to like and retweet every post published by the state Congress  from their Twitter accounts.

  • IAS officers welcome Arvid Kejriwal’s appeal, open for talks

    New Delhi: IAS officers in Delhi on Monday welcomed Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s appeal regarding their safety and security, saying they are open to discussions on issues of governance in the national capital. The IAS AGMUT (Arunachal, Goa, Mizoram and Union Territories) Association tweeted that the officers looked forward to concrete interventions for their security and dignity.

  • Mizoram flood worsens, 1,066 families evacuated

    Aizawl: At least 1,066 families have so far been evacuated to safer places due to floods, state disaster management and rehabilitation department officials today said. The officials said that the worst-hit villages were south Mizoram Lunglei district’s Tlabung town and its surrounding villages like Lamthai, Tipperaghat and Serhuan where 700 families were shifted to safer places after their homes were inundated by the flooding Chhimtuipui river along the Mizoram-Bangladesh border areas.

  • Heavy rain, thunderstorms very likely in several states, says IMD

    New Delhi: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday issued a warning of heavy rain and thunderstorm in several parts of the country. According to the IMD, heavy rainfall is very likely at isolated places over Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Telangana, Rayalaseema, coastal Andhra Pradesh and Kerala.

  • India’s growth momentum must continue despite elections: IMF

    Washington: The International Monetary Fund has said it wants continued momentum in India’s growth and structural reforms despite the election period. A number of elections are scheduled to be held in India within the next one year with assembly polls in Karnataka, Mizoram, Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan as well as the 2019 Lok Sabha election.

  • Mizoram upsets Goa, Punjab edges past plucky Odisha

    Kolkata : Mizoram produced a stunning upset to down six-time champions Goa 3-1, while an own goal by Odisha gave Punjab a lucky 2-1 win, in the Group B opening fixtures of the National Football Championship for the 72nd Santosh Trophy here on Tuesday.

  • BHEL commissions HEP in Mizoram

    Mumbai : Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has successfully commissioned the first unit of 2×30 MW Tuirial Hydro Electric Project (HEP) in Mizoram. Significantly, this is the first large-rating hydro power project in the state of Mizoram.

  • Blockade disrupts railway services in Northeast

    Agartala/Silchar : A rail blockade called by tribal students hit railway services in parts of northeast India for the second day on Wednesday, snapping the crucial rail link of Tripura, Mizoram, Manipur and southern Assam with the rest of the country.

  • Five killed in Mizoram landslides, roads blocked

    Aizawl: At least five persons from two families, including a minor girl, were killed as their houses were swept away in huge landslides caused by heavy rain on Saturday in Mizoram’s Aizawl district, police said.

  • Quake hits northeast India, neighbouring areas

    Agartala/Aizawl: A 5.5-magnitude earthquake in the Myanmar-India border region on Tuesday rocked Assam, Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya and some other parts of northeast India, but there was no report of major damage, officials said.

  • Eleven killed in Assam landslides

    Guwahati: At least 11 persons, including five of a family, were killed and seven others injured on Wednesday in separate landslides in Assam’s Barak Valley districts of Karimganj and Hailakandi along Mizoram. In Hailakandi district, two massive landslides claimed five lives in Bilaipur and injured a six-year-old boy in Ramchandi area, district officials said.

  • India leads world In environmental conflicts

    There are more environmental conflicts in India than any other country, and more clashes are over water (27 perccent) than any other cause, according to the recently released Global Environmental Justice Atlas (EJAtlas).

  • Quake: 5 persons injured in Mizoram, cracks appear in buildings

    Aizawl : Five persons were injured while scurrying for safe places when an earthquake of 6.8 on the Richter scale rocked Aizawl last night. Doctors at the Aizawl Civil Hospital and the Presbyterian Church Hospital in nearby Durtlang said that all the injured were discharged after administering first aid.

  • Mizoram to implement food security act from March 1

    Aizawl: The northeastern state of Mizoram will implement the National Food Security Act 2013 from March 1, a minister said here on Friday. “Necessary arrangements have been made for making available subsidised rice to the priority group people through public distribution system from March 1 under the food security act,” Mizoram’s Food Minister said.