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India in 80s

RK Rishikesh Sinha India of 80s was probably the last peaceful India where people led a simple and sober lifestyle away from the rat-race of today. Your neighborhood was truly yours. Your nearby bazaar or shop was the extension of your life. The area in which you live was your extended family. That was the character of the time — life seemed to be so beautiful in its true meaning. People were happy in small things. And those who began exploring the world in the 80s of India definitely miss the time since India never remained the same. What are the characteristics and symbols of India in 80s through which people relate to that period? Doordarshan Days Doordarshan logo Having a black and white Weston or Tesla television set was a luxury. That was the time in which a passerby could enter anyone’s house to watch serials like Ramayana and Mahabharata. Chitrahaar, an 8.30 pm entertainment programme, was the one and only entertainment dose which seem

Clerical Cadre recruitment in Associates of SBI 2012

Jobs and Career SBI Associates Bank Clerk Recruitment 2012 Associates of State Bank of India SBI invites application to the recruitment of Clerks in the Clerical Cadre.  Educational Qualification: 10+2 or equivalent with aggregate 60 % OR Graduation from a recognised university Age: (As on 01/08/2012) Minimum Age - 18 years; Maximum Age - 28 years (relaxation SC/ST (5 years), OBC (3 years)...) Registration of Application form : 30/07/2012 Last date for registration of Application form: 13/08/2012 Dates of Written Examination: 07/10/2012 and 14/10/2012 Name of Associate Banks of SBI SBBJ (State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur) SBH (State Bank of Hyderabad) SBM (State Bank of Mysore) SBP (State Bank of Patiala) SBT (State Bank of Travancore) For detail information, visit Clerk Recruitment Exam 2012 Associate Banks of SBI Visit the official website of State Bank of India Recruitment 2012 BSF Head Constable (RO)/ ASI (RM) Recruitment  Wr

Can Bishnupriya Manipuri Online become a "product"?

RK Rishikesh Sinha Ramlal Sinha in his article proposed a model for the vitalization of Bishnupriya Manipuri language, art and culture. He wrote about media vacuum which is inflicting the community; in order to create one he proposed a profitable tie-up between litterateurs/artists and the industrialists. He said that “the Bishnupriya Manipuris' is a virgin market that, if tapped in the right way, can pay a huge dividend”. Adding to it, one thing that he mentioned is very much futuristic, especially at this time — equalizing Bishnupriya Manipuri newspapers or magazines as “products”. So, whoever ventures into filling up the vacuum has to tread the road with care, with the “product” concept in mind and soul. Equating “Market” with “Bishnupriya Manipuri”, today one can take it as a joke. But, who knows, these two stuff could become one; consequently creating a self-sustaining platform for the betterment of the Bishnupriya Manipuri people. However, media histor

IB ACIO Grade II Executive Recruitment 2012 (750 Vacancies)

Jobs and Career IB ACIO Grade II Executive Recruitment  Intelligence Bureau IB, Ministry of Home Affairs, invites application for the post of Assistant Central Intelligence ACIO Grade II Executive. No. of vacancies: 750 Age : 27 years as on closing date of registration of application. Relaxation for SC/ST/OBC/Departmental Educational Qualifications: Graduation Last date for receipt of application: 30 days after 16 July 2012 Candidates have to apply Online for the IB ACIO Grade II Exam 2012 For more information, visit IB ACIO Exam 2012 Union Bank Specialist Officer Recruitment 2012 Union Bank of India invites online applications for the below posts.  Asst. General Manager - MMGS (IT) Credit Officers - MMGS-III Security Officer Electrical Engineer  Civil Engineer Asst. Manager (Technical) Rural Development Officer Personal Officer Rajbhasa Adhikari Fire Officer Law Officer For the Post 2, Post 3, Post 4, Post 5, Post 6, and Post 1

Bishnupriyas seek central support for welfare

Post Bureau, Guwahati (July 22):  The Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Yuva Parishad (NBMYP) has urged the Centre to take steps to ameliorate the living conditions of the Bishnupriyas. The annual general meeting of NBMYP held here on Sunday noted with concern that the community was still lagging behind due to lack of appropriate facilities from the government. “We are always neglected from every aspect of life. We are deprived of government’s welfare schemes as we are yet to be listed under the OBC category by the central government. So we urge the central government to take appropriate steps in this regard,” said Shankha Sinha, NBMYP general secretary. He also demanded that Dispur increase the number of seats in the Bishnupriya Manipuri Development Council. “We want the number of members be increased to 25, from the present 12, so that more focus can be given on the developmental works,” he added. The NBMYP said measures should be taken to develop language and culture of the comm

How to get into media

Jobs and Career RK Rishikesh Sinha It’s been two years I am out of the media sector. Now, I don’t sit around newsmakers and I don’t get free lunch! A privilege of a media person. Today, if someone asks me how to get into the media sector. I don’t have definite answer to the question. I have seen in the newsroom, there are journalists who entered with sheer luck, some with reference of a big shot, and some with talent of their own. It is surprising I have seen many collegemates and others who failed to get into the media despite having all the educational qualification, references, and skill. There is no direct and easy path to join media houses. However, here are some of the tips (or steps) that I have followed to get into the media. And I hope these tips would help anyone who is interested to land a job in this sector. Get a Bachelor/Master degree in the Mass Communication and Journalism. One will find in the newsroom, many journalists in their prime

Blog readership increase by 10.30 %

Bishnupriya Manipuri Online has seen marked increase of 10.30 per cent in the number of visits from the last year. There has been total 17,808 visits last year and 19,642 just during 1 January 2012-22 July 2012. And it has resumed loyal base of 2935 readers.   Beside it, there has been drastic decrease of people (-18.41 per cent) leaving the blog. In corollary, the readers are enjoying the content published in the blog. In addition to it, the blog has witnessed an interesting trend, a spike of 101.09 per cent of mobile users. The number of readers using mobile phones to access the blog has doubled. New Delhi leads the trend, followed by Calcutta. After Google India and, Facebook is in the third position to bring more visitors. And it has been observed readers landing on the blog from Facebook are more loyal and they consume the content profusely. The top 10 Indian cities where the blog is accessed are: New Delhi (there is 4.62% increase in readership), Ban

Bishnupriya Manipuri Development Council

Inquiry committee to probe alleged corruption SILCHAR, July 17: In view of the charges of alleged corruptions against the Bishnupriya Manipuri Development Council levelled by different bodies of the community and the threat held out by Gopidas Sinha, member of State Linguistic Minorities Development Board and the Chief Advisor of Bishnupriya Manipuri Krishak Sangstha and Bishnupriya Manipuri Unemployed Youths’ Association, to undertake fast unto death, the Minister of Welfare of Plains Tribes and Backward Classes, Rajib Lochan Pegu, has agreed to constitute one-man inquiry committee headed by the divisional commissioner to the Government of Assam, hills and Barak Valley division, to probe and submit its report within three months to the government. The commissioner and Secretary to the Government of Assam, WPT and BC department, convened a meeting with the office-bearers and members of the Bishnupriya Manipuri bodies to discuss their various demands at Dispur on July 14.I

Recover deleted files

How to Deadline has to be met at any cost. And you are racing with time. But the file in which you have been working accidently bypass the recycle bin. It has been accidently deleted from the system. You search all the drives in your computer and you don’t find any trace of it. It has gone from your system.  But, if such accidents happen, don’t panic. Relax. You can retrieve the deleted file.  Follow these steps.  1. Download TOKIWA DataRecovery . The freeware gets downloads in seconds. The filename is DataRecovery_EN  2. Unzip the download file.  3. Run the DataRecovery.exe file.  4. Select the drive from where the file got deleted.  5. Click on the scan tab.  6. It will show the list of deleted files from the selected drive. 7. Find the deleted file.  8. Click on the Recover tab.  9. The deleted file is recovered.  You will save your day. Hope you will not PANIC in future. *** The section will accommodate practical tips of doing t

Wake up Media!

Pranati Sinha This is not a proud moment for me and for many who loves Guwahati. Guwahati to me is a city of love and exuberance; a city that unbinds itself in the songs of Bihu and bestows upon couples the freedom of togetherness. When I first came to the city, I found enchantment in seeing young hearts throbbing every nook and corner; in park, in bazaar, in restaurants.  I was then wondering isn’t there a sense of insecurity, a sense of risk in them? I understood culture administers life. If I am not exaggerated, I would say Guwahati accepts “love”, the most reproached thing in some of our Indian societies. In my opinion, Right to Love is one of the major attributes of a liberal humanist society. In such a mighty-heart city, where people are given freedom to live their dreams and wishes, what rot had taken over those city dwellers who brought disgrace to a teenage girl publicly with no reason. The newspapers and TV channels are making their headlines over the incident an

SSC Higher Secondary Level Exam 2012

Jobs & Career 1. SSC holds Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Exam 2012 for the recruitment of Data Entry Operators (DEO) and Lower Division Clerks (LDC) . Last date of receipt of application: 10/08/2012 Date of written examination: 21/10/2012 & 28/10/2012 Minimum Qualification: 12th Standard Pass or equivalent Age Limit: 18 years to 27 years  (age relaxation to SC/ST/OBC/PH/PH+OBC; PH+SC/ST; Excervicemen) For more information, visit SSC 10+2 Exam 2012 2. IDBI Bank invites applications from candidates for the post of Executive (on Contract) Last date for submission of ONLINE application : 23 July 2012 Date of written examination: 2 September 2012 Minimum Qualification: Graduation from a recognised university Age Limit: Minimum-20 years; Maximum-25  (as on Cut-off date June 01, 2012(upto and inclusive of May 31, 2012)) For more information, visit   IDBI Bank Executive (on Contract) Recruitment 2012 Jobs & Career will be updated

Science Express: A learning trip

Ritwick Sinha Class-VI, Don Bosco Sr. Sec. School, Guwahati Science Express Biodiversity Special Science Express --- Biodiversity Special is a unique and innovative mobile science exhibition which was inaugurated on 5 th June, 2012. It is a specially-designed 16-coach AC Train which started travelling to 52 locations across India from 5 th June and will conclude its journey on 22 nd December, 2012. I visited the Science Express on 25 th June at the Kamakhya Railway Station, Guwahati, Assam. The main theme of the Science Express was Biodiversity and Climate Change. In the first coach, I saw different models and samples of different kinds of animals and got some information about their habitats. I also got information about micro-organisms. The second coach was mainly on the Trans-Himalaya and the Himalayas. There, I gathered information about the places, animals, birds and plants located in the Himalayas. I also gathered information about the lifestyle of the

Meingal scholarship schemes announced

Post Bureau  GUWAHATI, July 5  Meingal has announced three welfare schemes – Meingal Scholarship- 2012, Monthly Educational Allowance-2012 and Meingal Exemplary Talent Award -2012 – for Bishnupriya Manipuri students and women. Under the scholarship scheme, one-time scholarship of Rs 5,000 will be awarded to meritorious Bishnupriya Manipuri students who have passed HSLC board exam-2012 with 60% and above. The scholarship will be awarded to six students (highest merit among the applicants and a student each from Kamrup, Cachar, Karimganj and Hailkandi, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh, said Meingal general secretary Pratap Sinha.  Courtesy: Seven Sisters Post

BM literary bodies recall Bhattacharyya

Post Bureau GUWAHATI, June 5 The Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Sahitya Parishad (NBMSP) and the Bishnupriya Manipuri Writers’ Forum (BMWF) have separately condoled the demise of eminent poet Hiren Bhattacharyya, fondly called as Hiruda.  In a condolence meeting at Silchar with its Assam state committee president Jyoti Prakash Sinha in the chair on Thursday, the NBMSP held a detailed discussion on the works of the Sugandhi Pokhila-repute poet, also known as the ‘poet of love and sunshine’.  The parishad has also held such a meeting at Jorhat with its state committee vice-president Simu Sinha in the chair. Meanwhile, BMWF president Dils Lakshmindra told this reporter over telephone that the demise of Bhattacharyya has created a void in the Northeast literature as a whole, and it will be very difficult for the posterity to fill. He also said that the writers’ forum would include a programme on poet Bhattacharyya in a function slated to be held in the first week of August this ye

Scholarship for Meritorious Students, Talent Award for Woman achievers announced

ITANAGAR, Jul 01: The Meingal , a Guwahati-based socio-cultural non-governmental organization (NGO) has announced the educational scholarship and monthly educational allowance - 2012-13 for the meritorious students of Bishnupriya Manipuri (BM) community.  In additional to this, the NGO also announced Meingal Exemplary Talent Award – 2012-13 to encourage the woman of the Bishnupriya Manipuri community who excel in their respective field of activity.  The BM students from Kamrup, Cachar, Karimganj and Hailkandi districts of Assam and states of Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh, who have excelled in class X/HSLC board exam 2012 with 60% and above mark can apply for the Meingal one-time Scholarship of Rs. 5000.  Selection of candidates for the scholarship will be based on merit and only six applicants -- one each from Kamrup, Cachar, Karimganj and Hailkandi districts and one each from Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh – will be selected for the Meingal scholarship.  On the ot

Meingal scholarships for Bishnupriya Manipuris

GUWAHATI, July 3 – Meingal, a Guwahati based NGO has announced three welfare schemes for the Bishnupriya Manipuri students and women for the current year, a press release stated. The schemes are Meingal Scholarship, Monthly Educational Allowance and Meingal Exemplary Talent Award. Under the Meingal Scholarship, one time scholarship of Rs 5000/- will be awarded to the students who have passed HSLC Exam with 60 per cent and above. The scholarship will be awarded to six students from the district of Kamrup, Cachar, Karimganj and Hailkandi, one from Meghalaya and one from Arunachal Pradesh. The NGO had decided to extend financial support to bear the monthly expenditure incurred in education with an allowance of Rs 750/- per month for a year to 10 students. Under this scheme, students who are reading in Class IX, X, XI and XII in any stream in the current academic session are applicable. The annual income of the parents should be less than Rs1,00,000 /- and should work in non-g

Unemployed Youth Association for dissolution of Bishnupriya Manipuri Development Council

From our Special Correspondent SILCHAR, July 1: Bishnupriya Manipuri Unemployed Youth Association based here has demanded dissolution of the committee of Bishnupriya Manipuri Development Council and its reconstitution with 25 members to be nominated afresh by the people of the community. In a memorandum addressed to the Chief Minister of Assam, Tarun Gogoi, with a copy to the Deputy Commissioners of Cachar, Karimganj, Hailakandi and Kamrup (metro), the Association has stated that through an RTI, it has come to know that the development council was instructed by the department concerned to distribute auto rickshaws to unemployed youths of the community. But, the beneficiaries were from ex servicemen and affluent families and the unemployed youths were deprived. The Association took up the cases of these neglected and deprived youths several times with the department concerned and also through representations, but nothing tangible happened. It was alleged that the committee