Northeast Briefcase

Mizoram celebrates 125 years of Christianity
Aizawl: The 125th anniversary of the entry of Christian missionaries to Mizoram, was observed with religious solemnity in the state on Friday with prayer and church services. Mizoram is a Christian dominated state. Two missionaries from Wales – Rev J.H. Lorrain and Rev F.W. Savidge, fondly remembered by the Mizos as Pu Buanga and Sap Upa, arrived at Sairang village on the banks of the river Tlawng on January 11, 1894, then known as the Lushai country. Community feasts were organised in many local churches of the Baptist Church of Mizoram while the day was observed as a public holiday. The two missionaries were also the ones who established the Baptist Church in the southern part of Mizoram. (PTI)

MNF working towards liquor ban in Mizoram
Aizawl: Keeping its pre-election promise of ensuring a liquor ban in the state, the Mizo National Front (MNF) government in Mizoram has extended the dry days till March 10. Chief Minister Zoramthanga’s MNF government that took oath on December 15 adopted a resolution to ban liquor on December 18. It declared dry days from December 21, 2018 to January 14, 2019. A statement issued by the Mizoram government has extended the dry days from January 15 to March 10 in view of the forthcoming Republic Day and Chapchar Kut festival. Following the government decision, the government has banned the sale of alcohol in government owned shops. There were nine such shops, which were closed following the decisions. (PTI)

Sikkim Police safest, says CM
Gangtok: There has been no communal incident in Sikkim in the 25-year rule of the Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) government, according to Chief Minister Pawan Chamlilng. Speaking at the inauguration of the Police Composite building here, Chamling said Sikkim Police was the “safest police in India”. He said the border state has remained safe and peaceful, and it’s the police personnel have also been well looked after. However, he cautioned Sikkim police to be vigilant against those out to create unrest. Chamling said ther was a need to send police personnel on study tours within the country and also abroad. Dwelling on gender equality, Chamling said he would be happy to see a woman chief minister in Sikkim in future. (IANS)

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