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Mizoram

(mĭzôr`əm), state (2001 provisional pop. 891,058), c.8,000 sq mi (20,720 sq km), NE India, in the Mizo Hills, bordered on the east and south by Myanmar, on the west by Bangladesh and Tripura, on the northeast by Manipur, and on the north by Assam. The capital is AizawlAizawl
or Aijal
, city (1991 pop. 155,240), capital of the state of Mizoram, NE India. Situated on a ridge in the Mizo Hills that is 3,500 ft (1,067 m) high, Aizawl is an important trade center for the surrounding area. Indigenous handicrafts are produced.
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. The Mizos, the main ethnic group, are closely related to the Chins of Myanmar. More than 80% of the population is Christian. Mizoram is governed by a chief minister and a cabinet responsible to a unicameral elected legislature and by a governor appointed by the president of India.

Once part of AssamAssam
, state (2001 provisional pop. 26,638,407), c.30,000 sq mi (77,700 sq km), extreme NE India. Dispur is the capital. Almost completely separated from India by Bangladesh, Assam is bordered by Nagaland and Manipur on the east, Mizoram, Tripura, and Meghalaya on the south,
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 state, Mizoram became a union territory in 1972 and a state in 1986. Secessionist factions have been active in Mizoram; before the creation of BangladeshBangladesh
[Bengali,=Bengal nation], officially People's Republic of Bangladesh, republic (2005 est. pop. 144,320,000), 55,126 sq mi (142,776 sq km), S Asia. Bangladesh borders on the Bay of Bengal in the south; on the Indian states of West Bengal in the west and north, Assam
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, India accused Pakistan of aiding secessionist movements in the area. The Mizo rebellion was officially ended by negotiated settlement in 1985. Smaller ethnic groups have complained of domination by the Mizos, which has fueled armed anti-Mizo movements in the state.

Mizoram

 

a union territory in India. It was formed in 1972 from part of the state of Assam (the Mizo Hills district). Area, 21,200 sq km; population, about 400,000. The territorial capital is Aijal.

Mizoram

a state (since 1986) in NE India, created in 1972 from the former Mizo Hills District of Assam. Capital: Aijal. Pop.: 891 058 (2001). Area: about 21 081 sq. km (8140 sq. miles)
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Shri Rajnath Singh emphasised that the State Governments of Mizoram and Assam must take all possible measures to maintain peace and public order.
Aizwal (Mizoram) [India] Mar 9 ( ANI ): The festive spirit gripped the northeastern state of Mizoram as the state came alive with the most widely celebrated Chapchur Kut festival.
According to sources in the Mizoram government, the administration is struggling to lower the escalating tensions among refugees and residents of Laitlang, Dumzautlang, Hmawngbuchhuah and Zochachhuah villages.
Aizawl: Cyclone 'Mora' accompanied by heavy showers and gusty winds lashed Mizoram on Tuesday disrupting power and telecommunication network, damaging houses and triggering landslides.
Meanwhile, Governor of West Bengal Keshari Nath Tripathi has been asked to discharge the functions of the Mizoram governor, in addition to his own duties, the statement said.
How: Arrive in Aizawl, the capital city of Mizoram and use this as a base to cover both Dampa and Murlen forest reserves.
Dr Kumar said their churches in Nagaland too could emulate Mizoram churches and expressed the hope that they would be able to do Mirozam way in the coming elections in the State.
Thunderstorms accompanied by strong winds reportedly hit the Mizoram capital on Friday night, injuring at least 16 people.
Presbyterian churches in Mizoram, a small Indian state with a Christian majority, began campaigning for electoral reform in 2006, spurred by the rampant corruption during the 2003 election.
Regarding the functioning of illegal NBFCs in Mizoram, the chief secretary said: "The problem has been persisting since the early 1980s.
Rosiama, a leader of the church and former moderator of the Presbyterian Church of India, told Ecumenical News international that the Mizoram synod had decided that homosexuals living together as couples will not be excommunicated, but they will not be allowed to hold any posts or preach in the church, even if they are ordained.
Understanding the complex state-building process in Mizoram requires the systematic mapping of the discourses and narratives of 'inclusion' and 'exclusion' at all levels which is thoroughly dictated by those in power.