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Mahasabha calls for PM intervention on blockade

Assam body calls for PM intervention on blockade Courtesy: E-PAO Source: Hueiyen News Service Silchar, May 30 2010: The Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Mahasova in its general body meeting today discussed the inconvenient experienced by various people living the remote hilly parts and valley of Manipur due to the prolong blockage on the two National highways in Manipur by United Naga Council and further intensification of the blockade by Naga Students' Federation in Nagaland on NH 39 . A e-mail statement of the body said that general body is very much worried that it may caused communal clash, if blockade is extended and intensified further. The organization has decided to request the two blockade sponsoring Naga organizations to end the blockade early in interest of the poor people who are suffering a lot and starving as essential food items are not reaching to them. The general body meeting further decided to conduct a pace and democratic rally in Diphu and Silchar simultaneousl

Bishnupriya Manipuri Development Council: Few Pertinent Questions (Part I)

By Rebati Mohan Sinha On last 25th March 2010 there was an announcement in the floor of the House that the Government of Assam has agreed on principle to form three separate Social Economic Development Councils for Bishnupriya Manipuri, Nath Yugi and Maimal. And now the Cabinet Committee has given its nod. It will be placed in the House (not yet placed) and once it is passed, then a Ministerial Committee would consult the stake holders i.e. these three communities, regarding their aspirations and would send its recommendation accordingly to the Central Government for further action within the next two months. The two months time since been elapsed, even then the bill is yet to show its face in the House. The Ministerial consultation is quite far away. Why am I repeating the same thing now is because of a section of Bishnupriya Manipuri started quarreling for the share of so-called power, from now on, without knowing the outcome of the development which is taking place in the

Something First

By RK Rishikesh Sinha, New Delhi Remember “Books on Demand” -- the online book selling service which was started here. The link “Books” used to hover at the header as well as at the bottom here. Good part of this service was that I fulfilled few of the orders that came from the regular readers and writers. I feel good that I availed books that were not available in their area. It's services were offered to length and breadth of the country from Kerala to Meghalaya. Ordered books were sent to possibly each and every state of India. Why I am writing about this service which is defunct? #1. Like any “first”, it was my ‘first’ foray into the arena of e-commerce. #2. If I don’t jot it down fast the experiences I had running this service, I fear, I will not be able to recollect and experience it later, in my later adventures. #3. I will miss its case study later, though micro was its scale and operation. What were the challenges? Books On Demand had hell lot of challenges – some i

Radha Madhab Mishra heads Radha Madhavjiu Mandir

News & Views Rebati Mohan Sinha Radha Madhab Mishra, a retired police officer from the village Bihara, Cachar, Assam has taken over the administration of Radha Madhavjiu Mandir Complex from the outgoing sevait Krishnakanta Das Babaji on May 16, 2010 in a simple ceremony, attended by Krishna Charan Sinha, Secretary of Central Committee; Bhupendra Kumar Sinha, President of Steering Committee, Radha Madhav Seva Parichalan Samiti, Rebati Mohan Sinha, Working President, Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Mahasabha; Bishwajit Sinha, Vice President, NBMM of Delhi State Committee, Biku Sinha from Delhi and other dignitaries.

New Definition of Communication: Google Wave

By RK Rishikesh Sinha, New Delhi Email is loosing its sheen in the plethora of latest communication and collaborative tools that are relentlessly added in the World Wide Web to simplify our communication needs. One such tool which has the potential of making electronic communication (Email) obsolete and a thing-of-the-past is the latest tool from the kitty of Google -- Google Wave (it was launched on May 18, 2010 for the public). If you have not given a try yet on Google Wave, I suggest – explore the tool, now! I have been using this tool since two months when its usage was given with a request. It is remarkable! It is a completely next generation new communication and collaborative tool. However it is still in Google Lab, so at any given time it can be dropped or added to the list of Google products. The tool has been used here in the BishnupriyaManipuri Online. See in the right panel “Wave Me”. Or Click here . You have entered into a private yet public conversation – control


GUWAHATI, May 19 – Noted Bishnupriya Manipuri Kirtanga singer Braja Kumar Sinha, popularly known as Pacha Ojha in the Bishnupriya Manipuri community, passed away at his Krishnanagar residence in Durlabchhara in Karimganj district yesterday. He died of prolonged illness. He was 73. He leaves behind his wife, brother DILS Lakshmindra Sinha, sister Fulkumari Sinha, four sons, three daughters, two daughters-in-law and a host of grand children. He was the recipient of Geetiswami Sanman. His death was widely mourned. He was one among the kirtanango singers and writers in the Bishnupriya Manipuri community who had to work overtime to implement Bishnupriya Manipuri language in mahasankirtan. (Published on 20-5-2010 in The Assam Tribune )

Pacha Ojha no more

By our Staff Reporter GUWAHATI, May 18: Eminent Bishnupriya Manipuri kirtanga singer Braja Kumar Sinha, fondly called as Pacha Ojha in the Bishnupriya Manipuri community, breathed his last at his Krishnanagar residence in Durlabchhara in Karimganj district this morning. According to Bishnupriya Manipuri Writers’ Forum (BMWF) president DILS Lakshmindra Sinha, who is younger sibling of the singer, Pacha Ojha died of prolonged illness. He was 73. He leaves behind his wife Pramila Devi, brother DILS Lakshmindra Sinha, sister Fulkumari Sinha, four sons, three daughters, two daughters-in-law and a host of grand children. The mortal remains of the singer was cremated at Krishnanagar today. Pacha Ojha was the recipient of Geetiswami Sanman. Talking to The Sentinel over telephone from Hailakandi, BMWF general secretary Santosh Sinha said the Forum condoled the death of the singer who had contributed much in implementation of Bishnupriya Manipuri language in mahasankirtans replacing Bengali.

Coast Guard Assistant Commandant Selection May-2010

Jobs and Career Applications are invited from Indian citizens for the following posts : Assistant Commandant (General Duty - General Service) Assistant Commandant General Duty (Pilot/ Navigator) Assistant Commandant Technical Branch (Mechanical/ Electrical) LAST DATE OF RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS is 28 May 2010 . (In respect of application received by post from candidates residing in North East Regions (Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim) and Andaman & Nicobar, Lakshadweep & Kavarati Islands, the last date is 04 Jun 2010 .) For more detail, download Indian Coast Guard pdf file. Visit Indian Coast Guard website.

6 Reasons: Why there is no IAS

Shah Faesal (26), a doctor from Jammu and Kashmir, became the first Kashmiri to top the civil services exam this year. From Assam, four candidates were in the list of successful candidates who cleared the India's toughest exam. In one corner of my brain I was expecting a Bishnupriya Manipuri adding his or her name to the list of successful candidates. But to my utter dismay history 'of failure' has repeated itself. What are the reasons that we don't appear (lest come out with flying colour) in the IAS exam? # (1) Risk: Any candidate appearing in the IAS exam, his or her career is at risk. Somewhere in our deep bone marrow -- we shy away taking any type of probable risk. # (2) Babudom : We don't have a babudom (hierarchical) culture of prestige. For us everyone is same with respect to social yardstick. So No prestige, No IAS! An IAS and a clerk is same. # (3) Power: We are not at all power hungry. We are power praiser. # (4) Failure breeds failure: We have fai

Unishe May

In 1961 when world woke up to celebrate the birth centenary of its poet-laureate, Rabindranath Tagore, the two banks of Barak rose to an wake up call...ten young men and a woman fell down to the bullets of the state police...First to resign from Assam Legislative Assembly in protest of firing was Nanda kishore Singha, a Bishnupriya Manipuri...continue reading  Unishe May   (a newly launched website)

BishnupriyaManipuri.Com is no more

The is no more associated with ' .com ' tag. It has come to its earlier version " ". Necessity didn’t arise No doubt, adding “.com” gives the site owner and the site, a power to use Google’s powerful tools of commerce and communication (the true meaning of .com). But all these powerful tools and services were NOT put on service, as these tools were more than our requirements. Our basic necessities i.e. to upload text, video, images, music could be fulfilled in ‘’. The 45 per cent of regular readers have to now onwards type '' in Google to come here. One more change, ".com" from the header has been replaced with 'Online'. Rest there is no change, whatever changes have to done at the back end, it will be done, smoothly.

Navodaya Vidyalaya Teachers Appointment in North East

SPECIAL RECRUITMENT DRIVE 2010 FOR RECRUITMENT OF TEACHERS FOR JAWAHAR NAVODAYA VIDYALAYAS LOCATED IN NORTH EASTERN REGION (STATES OF ASSAM, NAGALAND, MIZORAM, MANIPUR, TRIPURA, MEGHALAYA, ARUNACHAL PRADESH AND SIKKIM) Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) invites applications from eligible candidates for the Post Graduate Teachers, Trained Graduate Teachers and Miscellaneous Categories of Trained Graduate Teachers on DIRECT RECRUITMENT BASIS in the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas located in North Eastern Region (states of Assam, Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur, Tripura, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim). For more information, click  Navodaya Vidyalaya Teachers Jobs

Khushwant Singh and Tiger Prawns

The doyen of Indian journalism, Khushwant Singh (ex-editor Hindustan Times and Illustrated weekly, he has also taught comparative religions at the Oxford), is not only a devoted writer but he also loves to devour Chinese-style sesame tiger prawns. He had been frequenting the Ambassador Hotel, New Delhi (Taj Group of hotels) for years that is across the road to his residency... writes a huge foodie on his home-grown food, beverages, health and recreation portal in a column titled WITHOUT MALICE by Ravi V.Chhabra with a powerful headline: ' Khushwant Singh’s Chinese Link '

My Mom, My Teacher

By RK Rishikesh Sinha, New Delhi Today is Mother’s Day. With weeks of ‘continuously’ (don’t read ‘continually’, I mean it) working on a professional project (today happens to be the day of submission) my state is such that my brain has stopped working, my body has stopped taking up instructions from the central nervous system -- I am sitting and pushing myself (as if today is an Endurance Test Day) only to add a stuff here. Thanks to Prabal Atreya’s article on his mother, Ritwick Sinha’s poem , which has rejuvenated me, inspired me to sit and write ‘something’ about my mom. (I will not write more, reason – an article is nothing to describe about my mom’s sacrifice and labour). What Prabal and Ritwick’s words have done for me in giving me the boost, at this condition, I promise, million dollars wouldn’t have pushed me as much! My mom has always cherished a dream that her son should study in an English medium central school. That is the reason that I being born in a village didn’t a

Saluting Mothers, a poem by Ritwick Sinha

Saluting Mothers - Ritwick Sinha , Class-IV, Don Bosco Sr. Sec. School, Guwahati My mother's favourite dress is a saree. My mother's favourite colour is yellow. My mother's favourite dish is masala dosa. My mother's favourite flower is hibiscus. My mother's favourite actor is Sunny Deol. My mother's favourite cricketer is Sachin Tendulkar. My mother's favourite singer is Lata Mangeshkar. My mother's favourite author is Raghunath Choudhury.


By Prabal Atreya, Bangalore I opened the newspaper and saw this loaded supplementary paper along with it. It seems the 9th of May is celebrated as the Mother's Day. I googled around, it took me to Greece as a practice, then to the American Civil War days, many individuals and groups involved US in commemorating a day for Mothers; the state of Michigan serving it for the first time, then officially at Virginia. And finally, US President Roosevelt approving at as a National Holiday. Was followed in parts of UK and Europe and spread across the world. Back to newspaper, I found columns on Moms, Super moms, doing extra-ordinary things in life, balancing acts done by them with multiple roles that they conduct in their respective everyday life. There's Kajol giving her ' motherly ' gyan, I like her. It also talked about the immortal story of ' Yashoda and her Nandalal ', Mr. A.R.Rehman dedicating his award to his mother at the Oscars. And so was Sandra Bullock at th

Tripura Public Service Commission

Jobs and Career Recruitment to the Tripura Civil Service Grade-II & Tripura Police Service Grade-II Online applications are invited for the recruitment ot the Tripura Civil Service Grade-II &Tripura Police Service Grade-II: Tripura Civil Service Gr.II : 20 posts, Pay Scale : Rs. 13575-37000 Grade Pay Rs. 3700/-, Age : 21-37 years Tripura Police Service Gr.II : 25 posts, Pay Scale : Rs. 13575-37000 Grade Pay Rs. 3700/-, Age : 21-37 years Please view  for details and apply online at   syllabus is available at pdf  

Central Bank of India PO Posts

Jobs and Career Central Bank of India invites applications from Indian Citizens for appointment of Probationary Officers (PO): Probationary Officers (PO) : 500 posts (UR-250, SC-75, ST-40, OBC-135) (PH-19) in JMG-I cadre, Age : 21-30 years, Pay Scale : Rs.10000-18240, Qualification : A Graduate with 55% Marks aggregate (50% for SC/ST/PWD candidates). Basic knowledge on Computer applications (Certificate from a reputed/recognized Training Institute, acceptable to Bank is required) Important Dates:    Opening Date For Online Registration : 06/05/2010 Closing Date For Online Registration : 05/06/2010 Date of Written Examination For Probationary Officers : 25/07/2010 For detail download:  Probationary Officers (PO ) Order PO Books  

NBMM thanks Gogoi for Cabinet decision on development councils

NEWS By our Staff Reporter GUWAHATI, May 4: The Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Mahasabha (NBMM) thanked Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi for the Cabinet decision taken yesterday to form a development council each for the Bishnupriya Manipuris, Nath-Jogis and the Muslim fishermen community of the State. Talking to this reporter, NBMM secretary general Udai Sinha from Silchar said: “The proposed development councils will go a long way for the development of the backward communities concerned.” He also thanked Assam Government spokesman Himanta Biswa Sarma who had first made the announcement on the formation of the Bishnupriya Manipuri Development Council on the floor of the Assembly, Welfare of Plain Tribe and Backward Classes (WPT & BT) Minister Pramila Rani Brahma and Patharkandi MLA Kartik Sena Sinha, who was working overtime to get the proposed development council sanctioned. The NBMM secretary general also thanked former Union minister Santosh Mohan Dev, State ministers Gautam Ro

Mother's Day on May 9

With Mother's Day coming up on May 9, readers can share special stories of sacrifices their mothers have made for them. Send a special story that is very dear to your heart because of something unforgettable that she did for you, in the way that mothers often do, or with a poem -- Ritwick Sinha has sent a beautiful poem on this occasion. Send at or use Contact Us Form.

Bishnupriya Manipuri Exam Result

Thanks Pranjal Sinha, BK Sinha, Sanjib Sinha, Sushil Sinha, HrishiKesh Sinha, Ananta Sinha, Tridiv Sinha and Bimal Sinha for appearing in the first-of-its-kind Bishnupriya Manipuri Exam . The response has been overwhelming, above the expectation from the readers. There has been sudden surge for information from the readers related to the questions. There have been online footprints what people searched in Google to answer these questions. Most of the people searched for information on Gokulananda Geetiswami birth place! The post received a good increase in traffic and engagement from the readers. The intention was not (and can't be) to check ones left and right brain but to carry on a checklist -- How much really do we know about ourselves. Almost all participants went wrong in one or two questions. Pranjal Sinha said "Uday Sinha is a President of Mahasabha". It is wrong. Uday Sinha is  ....(please find out the answer). And according to Sanjib Sinha, "Late Bimal

Sylhet Utsav-2010

Sreehatta Sammilani, a forum of Sylhetis in India to maintain their relations and acquaintances and to preserve rich cultural heritage, recently organized ‘Sylhet Utsav-2010’ in Mumbai. The program was opened by inaugurating an exhibition on Revolution ‘Glimpses of 1857’ the Surma & Barak valley episodes followed by lighting the lamp at the auditorium by Chairperson Smt. Bithika Deb (Silchar MLA) All India Federation of Sreehatta Association and the Chief guest Shri Gautam Roy (Cabinet Minister in the Government of Assam). In its plenary session on literature, Dr. Usha Ranjan Bhattacharjee, professor and Former HOD, Bengali, Former Dean, Faculty of Arts, Gauhati University gave a vivid lecture on Sylhetis where he mentioned about Bishnupriya Manipuris of Sylhet district and also mentioned Kabi Guru Rabindranath Tagore`s visit to Sylhet, where he appreciated the Manipuri Nritya in a function at Mashimpur in the year 1919, even he later included this dance form in Vishwa Bharati,

Directorate General Border Security Force (BSF)

Jobs and Career Applications are invited from male Indian citizens for the following posts in BSF Water Wing Staff Group C Combatised posts : 1. Sub-Inspector (SI) (Master) : 13 posts (UR-9, OBC-3, SC-1), Pay Scale : Rs.9300-34800 Grade Pay Rs.4200, Age : 20-25 years, Qualification : Bachelors Degree and 1st Class Master Certificate 2. Sub-Inspector (SI) (Engine Driver) : 13 posts (UR-9, OBC-3, SC-1), Pay Scale : Rs.9300-34800 Grade Pay Rs.4200, Age : 20-25 years, Qualification : Bachelors Degree and 1st Class Engine Driver Certificate 3. Head Constable (HC) (Master) : 117 posts (UR-61, OBC-31, SC-17, ST-8), Pay Band : PB-1 Rs.5200-20200/- Grade Pay Rs.2400, Age : 20 to 25 years, Qualification : Matriculation (ii) Serang Certificate (iii) One year experience in the trade 4. Head Constable (HC) (Engine Driver) : 56 posts (UR-29, OBC-15, SC-8, ST-4), Pay Scale : PB-1 Rs.5200-20200 Grade Pay Rs.2400, Age : 20-25 years, Qualification : Matriculation (ii) Possessing IInd Class En

The 'Star' Krishankant Sinha of Space City Sigma

By RK Rishikesh Sinha, New Delhi It is a myth that the all-knowing Internet knows everything. One such myth relates to old television stuff aired on Doordarshan before 1990. Search in Google “Space City Sigma”, the search engine would throw up reminiscent results from the people who still long for those days. Those days were really golden days. Krishankant Sinha in the role of Captain Tara in Space City Singma For those who have watched Doordarshan some 15 to 20 years back, am sure they will have nostalgic memories of it. The days when possessing a now ubiquitous looking television set was a luxury. It was a neighbour’s envy product. It was a visual product to showoff, to flaunt that we have a television set . Those were the days when black and white, locked television was rarely found in homes. The days became immortal for teleserials like Ramayana, Mahabharata, Swami’s Malgudi Days (Ta-Na-Na-Na…), Ek-Do-Teen-Char (Title song: Ek do teen char, chaaro mil ke saath chale to