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BMWSAP chalks out annual plan

From a Correspondent ITANAGAR, Aug 30: The Bishnupriya Manipuri Welfare Society of Arunachal Pradesh (BMWSAP) has formulated plan and policies of the Society here on Aug 22. In its first executive body meeting of the society it was resolved to preserve and promote the culture and traditions of the community in bigger way. Society also decided to help explore latent talent of the students and felicitate the brilliant students of the community in its annual general body meeting. However, in order to make the scheduled program a grand success, society emphasized on monthly subscription by the community members in addition to donation and contribution from well-wishers. Meanwhile, the Society appointed Brajogopal Sinha as its president while Rakhal Mishra (formerly president) has been elevated to the post of advisor.

Society mourns death of social activists

From a Correspondent ITANAGAR, Aug 30: The rank and file of the Bishnupriya Manipuri Welfare Society of Arunachal Pradesh (BMWSAP) mourned the death of one of the working presidents of Nikhil Bishnpupriya Manipuri Mahasabha Padmasen Sinha who breathed his last in Bangladesh on Aug 14. In a condolence meeting held at Itanagar on Aug 22, Society’s president Brajogopal Sinha said, apart from being an executive engineer, Padmasen Sinha was known as social activist both in Bangladesh and India. His contribution as working president of Mahasabha will be remembered by community people for ever. The untimely demise of the devoted social worker is an irreparable loss to the Bishnupriya Manipuri community, he added. The Society also condoled the death of Sandhya Rani Sinha, a woman social activist and proprietor of the Nuwa Ela, (a Bishnupriya Manipuri literary journal) who died at Silchar (Assam) in recent past. With her towering and amiable personality, Late Sandhya Rani was the torch beare

Kartik Sena Sinha name appears in the Rs. 1,000-cr PDS scam

Bijay Sankar Bora Tribune News Service Guwahati, August 24 Special Investigation Cell of the Arunachal Pradesh Police today arrested former Chief Minister Gegong Apang from Itanagar in connection with a multi-crore Public Distribution System (PDS) scam in the hill state. The scam, which took place when Apang was the CM, involved embezzlement of around Rs 1,000 crore with the help of fake bills submitted through the Food Corporation of India (FCI). The bills pertained to Hill Transport Subsidy and Road Transport Charges. Apang was booked under Sections 120 B (criminal conspiracy), 420 (cheating), 468 (forgery) and 409 (criminal breach of trust) of the IPC. A case under the Prevention of Corruption Act has also been slapped on him. The former CM was remanded in seven-day police custody. While being taken to the district and sessions court at Lakhimpur in Assam, Apang said: “It is a political conspiracy to malign my image. I am not involved in any PDS scam. The truth will come to the


Rebati Mohan Sinha By  Rebati Mohan Sinha Working President Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Mahasabha, Mumbai This is a tribute to  Padmasan Sinha, my beloved colleague, and the Working President of Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Mahasabha, who  left us on 14th August 2010 for his heavenly abode. His demise was a great shock to us. We barely thought about this that happened so soon. He was introduced to me at Silchar by Dr. Debendra Kumar Sinha, President, NBMM on the occasion of “World Conference 2003” organized by Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Mahasabha. Within no time we became close because of a common habit, that of chewing tobacco paan. At that time, I knew very little of his personal and family back ground. He told me that he was from village Sripur of Bhanugachh and his father`s name was Tanuba Sinha, and he holds a diploma in Engineering. I learned from him that he has fought for the Independence of Bangladesh as a Mukti Yuddhwa. I remember, when I told him about my involvement

Bishnupriya Manipuri writers condole death of B’desh social activist

By our Staff Reporter GUWAHATI, Aug 16: The Bishnupriya Manipuri Writers’ Forum (BMWF), Guwahati, condoled the death of Bangladesh Manipuri Samaj Kalyan Samiti president Padmasen Sinha, who was one of the working presidents of the Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Mahasabha (NBMM). The social worker died in Bangladesh on August 14. Talking to The Sentinel over telephone, BMWF president DILS Lakshmindra Sinha said that Padmasen Sinha, who was the executive engineer of the Sylhet Municipal Corporation (SMC), had led a group of muktibahini during the Bangladesh Liberation War. He was actively associated with many Bishnupriya Manipuri organizations in Bangladesh and India, DILS Sinha said, and added that the untimely demise of the social worker would create a void that would be very difficult to fill. Courtesy: The Sentinel (August 16, 2010)

Bishnupriya Manipuri language is vulnerable: UNESCO

UNESCO Interactive Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger says Bishnupriya Manipuri language is 'vulnerable'.

United Bank Clerk recruitment Aug-2010

UNITED BANK OF INDIA ( A Govt. of India Undertaking) 11, Hemant Basu Sarani, Kolkata – 700001 United Bank of India, a leading (Nationalised) Public Sector Bank having one of the highest business productivity and profitability growth rate with all India presentation, invites applications from Indian citizens for following posts :  Clerk : 700 posts (UR-378,SC-109,ST-60,OBC-153) in various states of India, Age : 18-28 years, Qualification :  10+2 with minimum 60% marks, 5% relaxation for SC/ST/OBC or Graduate in any discipline, should have 3 months course from State/Central Government or AICTE recognised insitution, Pay Scale :  Rs. 7200-19300/- Applicaton Fee :  Rs.200/- (Rs.50/- for SC/ST/PWD/XS candidates) to be deposited at any of the Branches of United Bank of India, through a Deposit Challan as per the format given on the Bank’s website in the account no. 0098012426107 How to Apply : Apply online at United Bank website only from 23/08/2010 to 22/09/2010.  Take a printout of th

Hanuman Meets Rama

By  Ritwick Sinha,  Class-IV, Section-A Don Bosco Senior Secondary School, Guwahati. Rama and Lakshmana Hanuman with Rama and Lakshmana During the period of Rama’s Vanavasa, Sita was abducted by Ravana, the powerful king of Lanka. Rama and his brother Lakshmana were determined to find her and rescue her. When Rama and Lakshmana were wandering about, the fugitive king Sugreeva was alarmed to see the two mighty heroes as they approached the mountain, and his mind filled with dread. Sugreeva sends his minister Hanuman to ascertain their identities. Hanuman approached the two brothers in the guise of a Brahmin. He addressed them, praising them is sweet voice, “Who are you two young heroes?” You look like young kings or royal sages. What brings you to this region?” “We are Rama and Lakshamana, the sons of Dasharatha of Ayodhya. Sita, my beloved wife, has been abducted by some rakshasas in our absence. I have come here to seek the help of Sugreeva – the king of vanaras,” Rama said. Ha

Dr. Krishnadas Sinha Sastri awarded Ph.D by Gauhati University

Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) has been awarded to Dr. Krishnadas Sinha Sastri on 30th July by Gauhati University. The title of the thesis is " A Study of Hari-Bhakti-Vilasa and its relevance to Bishnupriya Manipuri Community ". Hari-Bhakti-Vilasa is a magnum opus composed by Gopala Bhatta Goswami, one of the six Goswamis of the Gaudiya Vaisnava Philosophy. It is a great Vaisnava Smriti/ Agama on which entire Vaisnava ritualism, regulation and superstructure stands. A critical study has been made by Dr. Krishnadas Sinha Sastri in his research work and it is first of its kind that has been carried out. Dr. Krishnadas Sinha has MA degree in two subjects- Philosophy and Sanskrit Literature. Besides, he has been honoured with the title of Sastri in Sahitya (Kavya) and Saraswat Vyakarana in Sanskrit. He is a Sr. Civil Service Officer of Tripura.

Return road rough for expelled Assam BJP MLAs

SILCHAR: The four BJP MLAs, who were expelled from the party for supporting the Congress in the last Rajya Sabha polls, are eager to get re-entry to the party. They have already "applied" for the same at different levels of the party. But sources said the BJP leadership is in no mood to get the "corrupt" and "politicians with dubious character" back to the party fold.  The four MLAs included: Rumi Nath (Borkhola), Sambhu Singh Mallah (Ratabari), Kartik Sena Sinha (Patharkandi) and Abhijit Hazarika (Rangapara). The sources said the MLAs led by Rumi Nath from Borkhola constituency in Cachar met senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley last month during his visit to Silchar. They requested him to withdraw the expulsion and treat them as regular party members. They even are ready to beg pardon for the role they played during the Upper House elections. The sources said the legislators cited the examples of some other expelled party leaders who were brought back to the