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Mizo K-pop fans create Twitter ‘storm’ to counter ‘lies’ in Assam-Mizoram dispute

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New Delhi: The prevailing tension at the Assam-Mizoram border is also playing out on social media platforms, with residents of both states getting into a war of words.

A large number of K-pop (Korean pop music) fans from Mizoram took to Twitter Thursday for a mass tweeting event to counter what they claimed were “lies” peddled by the Assam government to the media.

Hashtags such as #ShameOnAssam, #ShameOnAssamCM, #ShameOnHimantaBiswa, #MizoramWantsPeace were circulated by the K-pop fandom.

Many also slammed Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, calling him the reason behind the clash, reported EastMojo.

At least five Assam policemen were killed earlier this week after violence broke out between the police forces of Assam and Mizoram along the interstate border in Vairengte.

The two states share a 164.6-km border between the districts of Cachar, Hailakandi and Karimganj in Assam and Kolasib, Mamit and Aizawl in Mizoram.

13-year-old Manipur boy sets world record for most cartwheels on roller skates in a min

Tiluck Keisam, a 13-year-old boy from Manipur, has broken the world record for the most number of cartwheels on roller skates in one minute, earlier this week.

Keisam, who is currently based in Delhi, did 42 cartwheels on roller skates within one minute, breaking the previous world record of 30 cartwheels in a minute which was held by Tinuke Oyediran from London.

The event took place at DDA Squash and Badminton Stadium in New Delhi on 28 July.

Keisam had in 2017 broken his own record for the farthest distance limbo skating under bars. He has also won a number of other medals in local skating competitions earlier.

Lovlina Borgohain’s village hope her Olympics win will bring road, water supply 

Boxer Lovlina Borgohain’s village in Assam, called Baro Mukhia, still doesn’t have a concrete road and proper water supply. Her neighbours now hope Borgohain’s Olympic medal will draw the government’s attention to the little hamlet.

Borgohain Friday assured India of their first boxing medal at the Olympic Games when she defeated former world champion Nien-Chin Chen of Chinese Taipei to enter the semifinals.

Only 100 metres of the 12-km stretch in Baro Mukhia has been constructed so far and the village still doesn’t have piped water supply. Healthcare facilities are also poor in the village.

“We pray that Lovlina wins a gold medal at the Olympics as her success could change the fate of our village. It has happened with Mary Kom’s village in Manipur. Her village has developed on all fronts after she shot into the limelight,” said Horen Gogoi, a family friend of Lovlina, told The New Indian Express.

King Chilli from Nagaland exported to London for the first time

King Chilli or Raja Mircha from Nagaland has been exported to London for the first time. Considered as among the world’s hottest chillies, the latest consignment of King Chillies was sourced from Tening, an area in the Peren district of Nagaland.

King Chillies are among the top five variants in the list of the world’s hottest chillies based on the Scoville Heat Units.

Raja Mirche got its GI certification in 2008. In Assam, the chilli is also known as Bhoot Jolokia. It is used in both fresh and dried forms in food and as pickles.

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