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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 (2015 est. pop. 161,201,000), 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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"The Mizoram Election Department has announced a selfie contest for young and first-time voters on April 11.
Aizawl: Cyclone 'Mora' accompanied by heavy showers and gusty winds lashed Mizoram on Tuesday disrupting power and telecommunication network, damaging houses and triggering landslides.
A brief statement issued by the Rashtrapati Bhavan said, " Qureshi shall cease to hold the office of the Governor of Mizoram." 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.
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.
Mizoram where his father, the late Rev Owen W Owen, was a missionary and helped set up a youth organisation.
Around 500 soldiers have acted because after the last bamboo flowering, in the 1960s, famine and an armed rebellion followed in Mizoram. Bamboo was then a dominant food crop, and although there has since been diversification to rat resistant potatoes, ginger and turmeric, bamboo sticks are still economically the most important regional forest produce, falling as deadwood for harvesting.
The vegetation of Mizoram, according to Champion and Seth, is tropical evergreen and semi-evergreen forest in the lower altitude hills; sub-tropical to montane sub-tropical in the high hills.
Almost 1,000 families have been affected by the floods triggered by incessant rains in Mizoram.
Though women voters outnumber men in the parliamentary constituency, it's the first time that a woman has joined the race to challenge the hegemony of men to represent the lone Mizoram seat in the Lok Sabha.
The Mizoram footballer passed away at the Aizawl Civil Hospital, where he was admitted for five days, after injuring his spinal cord when his somersault went awfully wrong as he landed on his head.
North-east India consists of seven hill states: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura.
Summary: Tlabung town (Mizoram) [India], July 12 (ANI): At least 40 homes were evacuated amidst flood like situation in Tlabung town of Mizoram.