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Mizoram plans aid for flood-affected in Myanmar

Various organizations and political parties in Mizoram have appealed for aid and prayers for ethnic communities in Chin state affected by floods and heavy rains in Myanmar as well as in Manipur.   “We are talking with representatives of Mizoram government, various organizations and political...

Soldiers extort money from bull traders

Soldiers of the Burmese Army, extorted money from a bull trader recently, local people in Rihkhawdar, Indo-Myanmar border town alleged.   On June 30, Sergeant Myo Mint, Lance Corporal A. Sein and Private Kyaw U based at LIB 268 military camp in Rihkhawdar new town,...

Chin political parties plan to work together in 2015 elections

Chin political parties have chalked out a plan to work together for the 2015 election, which will be held on 8 November 2015.   The working plan of the political parties’ was drafted by Salai Isaac Khin, director of Gender and Development Initiative – Myanmar...

Former Mizoram Chief Minister returns from Myanmar peace talks

The former Chief Minister of Mizoram, Pu Zoramthanga, President of the Mizo National Front (MNF) returned from a Myanmar peace process meeting between the Myanmar government and 17 ethnic armed groups in Yangon, Myanmar on 31 January 2015. A statement from the Mizo National Front...

Historical Chin-Lusei conference held in Manipur

The historical Zo (Chin) tribe conference called the Chin-Lusei 123rd meeting was held at Kholmun playground in Churachanpur, Manipur northeast state of India on 29 and 30 January 2015. It was organized by Zo Reunification Organization (ZoRO) and theme of the memorial conference was “Ethnic Zo People’s...

Chin Women’s Organization set up in Mindat town

A Chin Women’s Organization (CWO) was established on 27 September 2014 at western block in Mindat town with 30 members.   The main objectives of the organization are to have self-determination, to promote women’s rights and to empower women on discrimination. They have selected nine...

Matu vernacular text books introduced in government schools

In Matupi town and some villages of southern Chin state, Matu vernacular text books have been distributed in some government schools this month.   Matupi Times said that the members of Matu Literature Teaching Group had distributed Matu vernacular school text books to Matupi high...

Mizoram government to purchase rice from Myanmar

Mizoram, a northeast state of India, will buy rice from Myanmar during the extension of the railway between Lumding and Badalpur.   Mizoram used to transport rice and other commodities by train mainly from central India, but the railway transportation route between Lumding and Badalpur...

Old currency notes cannot be used in New Rihkhawdar border

Villagers and traders are facing problems regarding use of old currency notes on the Indo-Myanmar border trade road (2), new Rihkhawdar (Tiau) town, Chin state.   “As the town is located on the border trade road, currency flows very fast here.  The old currency cannot...

Teachers hired, students to be charged Ks. 400 in Rihkhawdar

The government middle school (2) in Rihkhawdar new town, Falam Township, Chin state has hired two teachers at Ks. 400 per student because of other inefficient teachers. The arrangement begins this academic session 2014-2015. “The school committee has decided to hire two teachers paying Kyat...