Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Queen''s baton rally

Imphal, July 27 (PTI) Manipur hockey Olympian Nilakomol Singh today led Queen''s baton rally flag for commonwealth games 2010 in Manipur leg today.

The rallyists, flagged by Manipur chief minister O Ibobi Singh, marched through all important points of Imphal city before they ended up at Khuman Lampak sports stadium complex.

Official sources said the the flag of the queen''s baton rally would be organised in Mizoram tommorrow.

Cancer hospital to come up in Aizawl

Aizawl, Jul 27 (PTI) Prompted by high incidence of cancer, the Mizoram government today said they are planning to establish a 200-bedded cancer hospital here in the city.The facility is expected to function soon, state health minister Lalrinliana Sailo said.

The cobalt therapy unit installed at the cancer treatment centre at Zemabawk is treating an average of 30 patients a day, but the availability of only one radiotherapy technician has made it impossible to cater the needs of more patients as around 50 patients are usually in the waiting lists.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Fake NBFCs defrauding people in Mizoram

AIZAWL, July 19 – There were 21 fake financial institutions in Mizoram having offices in the State capital Aizawl indulging in financial fraud, Chief Secretary Van Hela Pachuau said yesterday.

Such non-banking financial institutions (NBFCs) have cheated the people taking advantage of their ignorance, Pachuau told a seminar of government and police officials on the Regulation of Unauthorised Elements of Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs) and Un-incorporated Bodies (UIBS) in Mizoram.

“Majority of these institutions are from outside the State and we, the Mizo people, help them in their surreptitious intentions due to our greed,” he said.

He urged the law enforcement officials to strictly enforce the laws prohibiting such nefarious activities by unauthorised institutions.

The seminar was jointly organised by the State Finance department and the Reserve Bank of India and attended by RBI officials, top Finance department officials and senior police officers.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Bharat bandh: Life normal in Mizoram

Aizawl: The country-wide bandh called by the NDA and other opposition parties in protest against hike in oil prices did not have any impact in Mizoram barring cancellation of some Kolkata-Aizawl flights today.

All the government offices, educational institutions and shops remained open and vehicles plied as usual.

However, except for the Air India morning Kolkata-Aizawl and Guwahati-Aizawl flights, Air India Airbus and Kingfisher flights between Kolkata and Aizawl were cancelled, airport sources said.

There is no other national party in the Congress-ruled state.