A Home Department official in Aizawl said the Union Home Ministry recently approved Rs 350 crore for the rehabilitation of the Reang tribals, after the completion of the ninth phase of the repatriation process.
Setting aside the impasse over repatriation of 35,000 tribal refugees to their homeland, 233 Reang tribal refugees of 46 families on Thursday left Tripura for their villages in Mizoram, officials said.
Meanwhile, following an agreement signed in Delhi on July 3 last year, foodgrains and other relief supplies to the Reang refugees were to be stopped from October 1, 2018, to compel them to return to their respective villages in Mizoram.
An official of Mizoram's Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department said that within the next few months, the digitalisation would be introduced in all the 1,420 fair price shops.
'Besides, in important cities of India -- Kolkata, New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore -- the day was observed with the initiative of the migrant Chakma students and the Chakma people living there,' Shanti Chakma said.
A senior police official in Silchar (south Assam) said additional security forces had been deployed in the mixed and minority-dominated areas. "In view of the situation in J&K, we are extra cautious," the official said.
The Border Security Force (BSF) and the Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) exchanged greetings, flowers and sweets on the occasion of Eid, a BSF official said on Monday.
Over 22,000 people have been shifted to relief camps and other safer places in Tripura and Mizoram due to flooding of low-lying areas and villages by uninterrupted rains over the past three days, officials said on Monday.
Over 15,000 people have shifted to relief camps and other safer places in Tripura and Mizoram due to flooding of low lying areas and villages by rain, officials said on Sunday.
Stressing on the gravity of the present situation, Lalrinzuali told people to plant more trees, use natural resources judiciously and adopt simple eco-friendly habits in their daily routines, a DIPR statement said.
According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday, the maximum temperature in several N-E states, especially Assam, Mizoram and Tripura, since the past one week is hovering at 36-38 degrees Celsius,
According to a BSF official, senior officials of BSF and BGB accompanied by locally posted troopers greeted each other at many places along the 4,096-km Bangladesh frontier with West Bengal, Tripura, Assam, Mizoram and Meghalaya.
The decision to ply the bus between this two state has also come up in respond to the demand of proper communication with the Mizoram capital as it is the nearest major city for the people most of them Mizos in Tripura's Jampui Hill in North district.
The impasse that resulted from the Election Commission's (EC) decision to set up special polling stations along the Mizoram-Tripura border for the Reang tribal refugees to vote in the Lok Sabha polls, continued on Thursday.
Security has been heightened along the country's borders with Bangladesh in Tripura and Myanmar in Mizoram, although there were no immediate reports of any disturbances, a paramilitary official said here on Friday.
Around 12,018 voters from among the over 35,000 Reang tribal immigrants were enrolled in the electoral list of Mizoram till last year and 60 per cent of them cast votes in the November 28 Mizoram Assembly polls.
Zoramthanga, who is also the President of the ruling Mizo National Front (MNF), appealed to the people, NGOs, churches and political parties to join hands and stand united in case there is a bid to reintroduce the CAB in Parliament.
With weeks to go for the announcement of the 17th Lok Sabha election dates, the Election Commission has begun preparations in the Northeastern states, a top election official said on Tuesday.
However, this strict law will cause serious loss for the licensed liquor barons which are fifty in number throughout the eight districts of the state. It will also cause incurring huge loss for two authorized bar owners, informed the sources.
The MNF in the November 28 Assembly polls secured 26 seats, five more than an absolute majority in the 40-member Assembly, ousting the Congress from power in its last bastion in northeast India.
The Election Commission would set up polling stations at Kanhmun, a village along the Mizoram-Tripura border, to facilitate voting by the tribal refugees, sheltered in Tripura for the past 21 years, official said here on Wednesday.
Over 35,000 Reang tribal refugees, comprising 5,907 families, fled from Mizoram and have been staying in Tripura's Kanchanpur and Panisagar sub-divisions for the past 21 years following ethnic tension after a Mizo forest official was killed in the neighbouring state.
Meanwhile, the ruling Congress suffered a major setback after state Home Minister and senior party leader R. Lalzirliana and three sitting legislators, Lalrinliana Sailo, Buddha Dhan Chakma, both former ministers, and Hmingdailova Khiangte resigned from the party.
However, according his statement the refugee outfit is also planning to initiate a long agitation march from Kanchanam to Zawalnam RD Block drawing attention of the central government regarding the malfunctioning of the earlier signed pact.