AIZAWL, Jan 3 - Mizoram returned to engage in normal chores today as all government offices and business establishments reopened, two weeks after the Christmas and New Year celebrations.
However, there were less visitors at the government offices and commercial banks on the first working day after the holidays, officials said.
The streets in the State capital and other towns were near empty as lesser number of vehicles plied due to a heavy downpour.
As Mizoram experienced the first rainfall of the year, the maximum temperature stood at 16 degree Celsius while the minimum was recorded at 11 degree Celsius.
Officials said that no landslides and other natural calamities were reported due to the downpour.
Meanwhile, sources said that educational institutions and offices of political parties would reopen on Monday.
The Christmas and New Year celebrations passed off peacefully with no major law-and-order problems being reported during the twin festivities, the police said.
However, police sources said that a Myanmarese national was held with 382.6 grams of heroin in Champhai town bordering Myanmar. Apart from this, at least 16 illegal liquor factories were damaged and eight people were arrested in this connection during the festive season. Five persons were arrested on charges of illegally selling firecrackers.
Sources said that at least three persons, including a minor, were killed in road accidents during the period.