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Buy Bishnupriya Manipuri Community’s Legal Struggle book

History of Bishnupriya Manipuri Community’s Legal Struggle for Long 12 Years This book contains the following salient features:- The Editor’s Note contains briefly about the Bishnupriya Manipuris, the formation of the NIKHIL BISHNUPRIUA MANIPURI MAHASABHA, the Socio-Cultural apex body of the Bishnupriya Manipuri community, who fought the legal Battle from the beginning to the end, their struggle for introducing the Bishnupriya Manipuri language in the primary stage of education, their efforts for conducting the case before the Hon’ble Courts. The book contains the following Judgments of the Hon’ble Courts: i) The judgment of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India. ii) The Gauhati High Court. iii) The Assam Backward Classes Commission. INDEX OF THE BOOK 1) Full Judgment & Order of the Hon’ble Supreme Court. 2) Interim Order of the Hon’ble Supreme Court dated 25-08-2000 & Cause List. 3) Paper book submitted by the Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Mahasabha: i) Copies of affidavits dt 1

Tripura East constituency: Cash-rich Vs Cash-less

Lok Sabha Election 2009 Special - Part VII T otal 9 candidates are contesting from the Tripura East constituency. Out of these, financial and educational profiles of the 5 contestants have been taken. From the 5 contestants, the fight is absolutely between cash-rich and cash-less contestants. B aju Ban Riyan (Age 67) Communist Party of India (Marxist), Tripura East Cash: Rs. 3,000 Spouse: Rs. 3,000 Financial instruments: Rs. 2, 83, 345.28 (SBI Parliament Branch) Rs. 3, 07,107.27 (SBI Agartala Branch) Rs. 2, 00, 000 for 729 days (Special Term Deposit, SBI Agartala Branch) Rs. 10, 00,000 for 4 years (Special Term Deposit, SBI Agartala Branch) Rs. 5, 00, 000 for 4 years (Special Term Deposit, SBI Agartala Branch) Rs. 5, 93, 627.01 (PPF, SBI Agartala Branch) Rs. 10, 000 (KVP) Rs. 1, 00,000 (LIC, Rs. 12,178 yearly premium) Rs. 1, 00,000 (LIC, Rs. 14,768 yearly premium) P ulin Behari Dewan (Age 69) Bharatiya Janata Party, Tripura East Cash : Rs. 10, 000 Details of immovable assets: Agricultu

Tripura West constituency: Count number of digits

Lok Sabha Election 2009 Special - Part VI O f the total 10 candidates participating in the election marathon from the Tripura West constituency of the state, here is a quick preview of the financial assets (and many more) of the 6 contestants which are in the fray. The number of digits presumably speaks a lot about them. A run Chandra Bhaumik (Age 63) All India Trinamool Congress, Tripura West Cash : Rs. 15, 000 (self) Spouse : Rs. 10, 000 Financial instruments: Rs. 10 lakh (LIC), Rs. 3, 50,000 (Fixed Deposit) Deposits in banks, financial institutions and non-banking financial companies: Rs. 98, 801 (UCO Bank), Rs. 4,102 (SBI), Rs. 14, 780 (Tripura Gramin Bank), Rs. 7890 (T.Co-op) Details of immovable assets: Agricultural land: 0.33 acres Current market value: Rs. 75,000 Non-agricultural land: NIL Current market value: NIL Buildings (commercial/ residential): Rs. 30,00,000 Houses/ Apartments : Rs. 1,85,000 Government dues: NIL Educational Qualification: School Final from Julaibari Cla

The changing image of NBMM

By Rebati Mohan Sinha The Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Mahasabha (NBMM) has come a long way since its inception. It has been constantly working towards the fulfillment of its motto and objectives with which it was founded. The Mahasabha holds long extensive sessions to channelize its work process.  As a senior member of the Mahasabha, I attended few sessions and observed significant changes, which have taken place over the last five years. The first session I attended was held at village Tinokhal in Patherkandi under Karimganj district in Assam in 2005. The chief objective of the meeting was to discuss the issues related to the collection and expenditure of the revenue. The agenda included various programs (1) to discuss the activities carried out by the Mahasabha during the previous three years; (2) to evaluate the income and the expenditure of the Mahasabha during the period of 2002-2005, (3) to consider the audited memorandum, along with the audited rectification (4) to appoint inter

What stand the national political parties are taking on insurgency, infiltration and on minorities/ OBC?

Lok Sabha Election 2009 Special - Part V THE INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS The Indian National Congress became the nation's dominant political party after independence in 1947. It returned to the 14th Lok Sabha as the single largest party after 8 years in the opposition. The party is currently the chief member of the ruling United Progressive Alliance coalition. It is the only party to get more than 100 million votes in the past two general elections (1999, 2004). The manifesto of the Indian National Congress for the 2004 Lok Sabha elections provided the foundation for the National Common Minimum Programme that formed the basis of governance during the past five years. Party 2009 Manifesto  On Terrorism/Insurgency: The party stands for zero tolerance policy and for an intelligent foreign policy It has already initiated the process of equipping the police and other specialist security forces with the latest weapons and technology to meet terrorism threat Will raise specialist battalions

MapmyIndia’s elections website helps voters take informed decisions

Interactive maps, information and analysis about the elections helps users vote in the coming elections New Delhi, April 14, 2009: MapmyIndia has just launched public service website to help voters in India make an informed choice on issues that matter to them during the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections, states in a press release sent to Combining the power of MapmyIndia’s detailed and highly accurate India maps with exhaustive data on constituencies, like population, literacy ratio, area amongst others and information on parties, candidates and their track record, the elections website places a wealth of information and analysis for voters to refer to. For example, with the click of a button voters can view constituencies where candidates with cases pending against them are contesting elections on a digital map – red markers showing up against these on the map versus green markers for the others. With the analysis page, vis

List of contesting candidates from Gauhati Lok Sabha Constituency

Lok Sabha Election 2009 Special - Part III Candidate of Recognized National and State Political Parties (1) Akshay Rajkhowa (Nationalist Congress Party) (2) Bijoya Chakravarty (Bharatiya Janata Party) (3) Capt. Robin Bordoloi (Indian National Congress) (4) Sonabor Ali (Assom United Democratic Font) Candidate of Registered Political Parties.(Other than recognized National and State Political Parties) (1) Ambu Bora (Revolutionary Communist Party of India (R.B.)) (2) Deepak Kalita (Samajwadi Party) (3) Shimanta Brahma (Rastrawadi Sena) Independent Candidates (1) Amit Barua (2) Kazi Nekib Ahmed (3) Dr. Deva Kanta Ramchiary (4) Brijesh Roy (5) Rina Gayary Das Next: Financial crisis, Indian economy, Goods & services, small & medium enterprises: where do national parties stand? Please subscribe to the blog: receive email. Get Free alert on your mobile! Click here . Subscribe: The Bishnupriya Manipuri E - World English Grammar

3 candidates from registered parties and 11 independents contesting in Karimganj (SC) Parliamentary Constituency

Lok Sabha Election 2009 Special - Part II Karimganj (SC) Parliamentary Constituency (1)Name of Candidate: Rajesh Mallah Party affiliation: Assam United Democratic Front (2)Name of Candidate: Lalit Mohan Suklabaidya Party affiliation: Indian National Congress (3)Name of Candidate: Sudhangshu Das Party affiliation: Bharatiya Janata Party Independent Candidates: Uttam Nomosudra Joy Das Debasish Das Probash Ch.Sarkar Bijan Roy Bijoy Malakar Malati Roy Milon Singha Ranjan Namasudra  Rajesh Chandra Roy Sital Prasad Dusad Himangshu Kumar Das Next: List of contesting candidates from Gauhati Parliamentary constituency Please subscribe to the blog: receive email. Get Free alert on your mobile! Click here . Subscribe: The Bishnupriya Manipuri E - World English Grammar

List of contesting candidates from Silchar Lok Sabha constituency

Lok Sabha Election 2009 Special - Part I Total number of candidates: 16 Candidates of recognized National and State Political Parties: 4 (1) Name of Candidate: Kabindra Purkayastha Party affiliation: Bharatia Janata Party (2) Name of Candidate: Dipak Bhattacharjee Party affiliation: Communist Party of India (Marxist) (3) Name of Candidate: Badruddin Ajmal Party affiliation: Assam United Democratic Front (4) Name of Candidate: Sontosh Mohan Dev Party affiliation: Indian National Congress Independent Candidates: Kantimoy Deb Chondan Rabidas Jayanta Mallick Jay Sundar Das Nagendra Chandra Das Nabadwip Das Pijush Kanti Das Manish Bhattacharjee Yogendra Kumar Singh Subir Deb Sumit Roy Nazrul Haque Mazarbhuiyan Next  List of contesting candidates from Karimganj (SC) constituency Please subscribe to the blog: receive email. Get Free alert on your mobile! Click here . Subscribe: The Bishnupriya Manipuri E - World English Grammar

Contribution of man in dress can’t be sidelined; they are in India, B’desh and US

By RK Rishikesh Sinha, New Delhi Punjabis are proud of being one minority community in India which produces jawans to (Army) Generals. People of this fighting community hold posts from the foot soldier to the military decision-maker of the country. Their ubiquitous presence in the armed forces of the country in para-military, or in the Army, Navy and Air Force, have instilled a belief in the minds of the people whether the Indian military culture is of Punjabis, or it is Punjabis that make up the essence of the Indian military forces. Punjabis penchant for military is beyond one’s imagination. One can find names of the Punjabis “Colonel”, “Subedar” and “Major”. The same penchant and the intensity of love (although it is employment driven) towards joining the fauz could be seen in the Bishnupriya Manipuri community. Since decades boys from villages have been joining the forces which names end with all possible puzzling-acronym: BSF (Border Security Force), CRPF (Central Reserve Police

The power to suffer in silence was Jonaki’s biggest quality, says her elder sister Sarmila Sinha

I am Sarmila Sinha, Joonaki's elder sister. Last year was a tragedy beyond the limits of my emotions and expressions. I thank everyone who paid their tributes to her, especially in this website. For some of our Bishnupriya Manipuris, there was a feeling of anger that she betrayed our society by going astray. There was also helplessness that she could not be saved. There was ambivalence to acknowledge her real worth. Even though I am Joonaki's older sister, I always felt she was more mature and confident than me. I used to awe at her daring and fearless attitude towards life. She had a heart of gold- I still remember as siblings, I used to demand more from my parents and she never complained.  In fact my mum says that Baby (Joonaki's pet name) would always insist that I got more toys or chocolates and she would be content just to see a smile on my face. When she was about 11 years of age and had already started her singing career, she would withstand hours of waiting with

The Life and Time of Jonaki Sinha Plesniak!

By RK Rishikesh Sinha, New Delhi Here on June 17, 2008 the news of death of Jonaki Sinha Plesniak sourced from The Telegraph was carried out. For all of us it was one of the saddest days of our life. Those who knew her the pain of losing her cannot be felt. However, for those who didn’t know her, she remained an incomplete Jonaki! Through the strings of comments we all came to know that Jonaki was a musical wizard. She had under her belts many achievements. But we don’t know. You can say, actually we didn’t take care of it. Alas, she remained a passing figure, for many of us. She was not a passing figure, her remainings is with us. Her life and time is still somewhere. Can’t we do something that completes her profile, which fills in the vacuum that she had created? Can we relive the life and time of Jonaki? Yes, we can. It is the way we do for our near and dear ones. Related articles: The power to suffer in silence was Jonaki’s biggest quality, says her elder sister S

Bishnupriya Manipuri artists performed in the Rising Day of 14 Bn BSF at Kailasaher

A troupe of Bishnupriya Manipuri music artistes led by Dr Sushanta Sinha showcased their talent on the Rising Day of the 14 Battalion of the Border Security Force, the world’s largest paramilitary Force, on April 1, 2009 at Rangrung Tea Estate, Kailasaher, Tripura.  In the well-attended programme, civilians adjacent with BSF officials enjoyed the musical renditions by Kailasaher-based Bishnupriya Manipuri artists. They sung patriotic as well as oldie-goldie Hindi songs.  The song “ Aye Mere Watan Ke Logon… ” sung by Nabanita Sinha where it swept the sentinels of the border into patriotic fervour; Babita Rajkumari with Bhupen Hazarika’s “ dil hoom hoom kare … ”, Subarna Sinha’s “ O Maji Re… ” , “ Dolna Dolna… ” by Aditi Sinha, were able to stole the show with their performance.  Kuhali Sinha rendered the “ Yada Yada Hi Dharmasya… ” hymn, and BK Sinha read one of Rabindranath Tagore’s poem.  Please subscribe to the blog: receive email. Get Free alert on your mobile! Click here . Subscri