Saturday, 25 April 2009

Buy Bishnupriya Manipuri Community’s Legal Struggle book

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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 12-01-06.
ii) Copy of the relevant extract of the Valley of Manipur by M.Mc.Cullock.
iii) Copy of the relevant extract of the Descriptive Ethnology of Bengal by E.T.Delton, C.S.I.
iv) Copy of the relevant extract of Gazetteer of Manipur.
v) Copy of the relevant extract of the Linguistic survey of India Vol-V Indo-Aryan Family, Eastern Group, part-I by Sir G.A Grierson.
vi) Copy of the relevant extract of An Anthropo Logical Survey of India on the Peoples of India, Tripura Vol-XLI.
vii) (a) Copy of the relevant extract of Twentieth Report of the Commissioner for Linguistic Minorities in India for the period from July 1978 to June 1980.

(b) Copy of the relevant extract of Twenty Third Report of Commissioner for Linguistic Minorities

viii) Copy of the relevant extract of Tripura Gazette & Assam Gazette.
ix) Copy of the relevant extract of History of Assam By E.A Gait.
x) Copy of the relevant extract of Religious Developments in Manipur in the 18th and 19th Centuries by Dr M.Kiriti Singh.
xi) Copy of the relevant extract of the Advance History of India by three Doctorates.
xii) Copy of the relevant extract of A Short History of Manipur by R.K.Jhalajit Singh.
xiii) Copy of the relevant extract of Background of Assamese Culture, R.M.Nath.
xiv) Copy of the relevant extract of Statistical Account of Manipur By R.Brown.
4. Counter Affidavit filed on behalf of Union of India
5. Counter Affidavit filed on behalf of the “Commissioner For Other Backward Classes, Tripura”.
6. Copy of the Special Leave Petition filed by State of Manipur.
7. Copy of Appeal Petition filed by the State of Manipur.
8. Synopsis/Notes for counter prepared in respect of the paper book Submitted by the Govt of Manipur mentioned below as prepared by Shri C.K.Sinha, and Shri Biswadeb Sinha, Advocate for and on behalf of the Mahasabha.


9. INDEX OF PAPERBOOK SUBMITTED BY GOVT OF MANIPUR


i) Copy of the extract from the Encyclopedia of Indian Literature.
ii) Copy of the extract from Students britanica, India.
iii) Copy of the extract from the History of Manipur Literature.
iv) Copy of the extract from the Language and Literature of Modern India.
v) Copy of the extract from the statistical Account of Manipur.
vi) Copy of the extract from the Book “ The Meitheis”
vii) Copy of the extract from the Eastern Frontier of India.
viii) Copy of the extract from the book “ A Grammar of Meithei”.
ix) Copy of the extract from the book “ Manipur Language Status”.
x) Copy of the extract from the book “ Unfolding Truth”.
xi) Copy of the extract from the book “ A Clarification on the Bishnupriyas”.
xii) Copy of the extract from the book “ Bishnupriya Manace”.
xiii) Copy of the extract from the book “ Court Chronicles of Manipur”.
xiv) Copy of the extract from the book “ Linguistic Survey of India”.

10. Hon’ble Gauhati’s High Courts’s Orders and judgment dt 26-05-99 & 9-4-99.


i) Affidavit filed by the Linguistic Commissioner of India.
ii) Written Organization Submitted by Shri Bhim Sen Sinngha, Advocate appearing for and on behalf of Mahasabha.
iii) Affidavit in Opposition filed by Shri Shanti Kr.Sinha for and on behalf of Samaj Santha, Guwahati.
11. The Assam Backward Classes Commission’s judgment and Order dtd 29-09-95.


12. Appendix.


i) Documents
ii) Audit report and reply.
iii) List of Donors.

Price of the book: Rs. 300/- only


The book can be obtained through V.P.P by sending advance of Rs 200/- only by M.O or Bank Draft to be issued in the name of SRI CHANDRA KANTA SINHA, Satsang Ashram Road, Silchar, Assam-788007. Mobile:-09435072261


Money can also sent through Core Banking A/C No. 0472010124184, UBI, Tarapur, Silchar through UBI, SBI, Indian Bank, ICICI Bank, IDBI Bank, Dena Bank, Indian Overseas Bank.


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Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Tripura East constituency: Cash-rich Vs Cash-less

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Lok Sabha Election 2009 Special - Part VII

Total 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.

Baju 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)

Pulin Behari Dewan (Age 69)
Bharatiya Janata Party, Tripura East


Cash : Rs. 10, 000

Details of immovable assets:

Agricultural land: 3 acres
Current market value: Rs. 12 lakh
Non-agricultural land: 6 acres tilla land
Current market value: Rs. 6 lakh

Buildings (commercial/ residential): Rs. 3 lakh (25 years old residential house)

Government dues: NIL

Educational Qualification: School Final (from BBI, Dharmanagar, North Tripura)

Diba Chandra Hrangkhwal (Age 52)
Indian National Congress, Tripura East

Cash: Rs. 750

Details of immovable assets:

Agricultural land: NIL
Current market value: NIL
Non-agricultural land: NIL
Current market value: NIL

Buildings (commercial/ residential):

One mud wall Residential structure built at a cost of Rs. 25,000 measuring 168 ft. occupied as permissive possessor located at Darchawi.

Loans from Bank: SBI Kumarghat Branch, North Tripura (Rs. 25,199.65 Amount outstanding as on April 2, 2009.

Government dues: NIL

Rita Rani Debbarma (Age 51)
All India Trinamool Congress, Tripura East


Cash : Rs. 1,000
Spouse: Rs.10, 000

Details of immovable assets:

Agricultural land: 1.60 acres
Current market value: Rs. 75,000
Non-agricultural land: NIL
Current market value: NIL

Buildings (commercial/ residential): NIL

Government dues: NIL

Education qualification:

Class VIII Pass from Kalaghachia SB School (1973)

Falguni Tripura (Age 42)
All India Trinamool Congress, Tripura East


Cash : Rs. 10,000

Details of movable assets: NIL
Details of immovable assets: NIL

Government dues: NIL

Education qualification:

Read up to Class VIII from Panjiham Class XII School, Karbok, Amarpur

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Tripura West constituency: Count number of digits

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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.

Arun 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 Class XII School in the year 1965
BA from Belonia College in the 1969
MA from Rabindra Bharati University in the year 1974
LLB from Calcutta University in the year 1974

Sudip Roy Barman (Age 45)
Indian National Congress, Tripura West

Cash: Rs. 65,000
Spouse: Rs. 45,000

Financial instruments:

Rs. 2,73,300 (Vijaya Bank)
Rs. 34,789 (SBI)
Rs. 1 Lakh (RBI Bond)
Rs. 2,00,000 (UTI-ETS Plan)
Rs. 3, 10,000 (NSC)
Rs. 1,00,000 sum assured (LIC, Rs. 6409 premium / Yr)
Rs. 3,00,000 sum assured (LIC, Rs. 23329 premium / Yr)
Rs. 5,00,000 sum assured (LIC, Rs. 8800 premium / Qly)
Rs. 722126.40 sum assured (Birla Sun Life Policy, Rs. 10326 premium / Qly)
Rs. 5,00,000 sum assured (Aviva Life Insurance, Rs. 50,000 premium / Yly)
Rs. 4,50,000 (Investment in Share)
Rs. 20,00, 000 (Fixed Deposit Punjab National Bank)
Rs, 5,00,000 (Fixed Deposit Canara Bank)
Jewellery (Rs. 1407473)

Details of immovable assets:

Agricultural land:
0.98 acre (Rs. 1, 25, 000, writ petition pending)
1.34 acre (Rs. 1, 00, 000, writ petition pending)

Non-agricultural land:

Rs. 1541667 (Barjala), Rs. 275080. (Rajarhat-HIDCO)
Current market value:

Government dues: NIL

Educational Qualification:
BE (Tripura University, 1989)
LLB (Tripura University, 1992)

Khagen Das (Age 71)
Communist Party of India (Marxist), Tripura West

Cash: Rs. 12,000
Spouse: Rs. 3,000

Financial instruments:

Rs. 1,00,000+1,00,000+Rs. 50,000+ Rs. 25,000 (SBI Agartala Branch)
Rs. 64,355 (UCO Bank, Agartala)
Rs. 5,00, 320 (SBI, Parliament House Branch)
Rs. 5,00, 000 + Rs. 99,372. 96 (Joint Deposit with Spouse)

Details of assets:

Movable : Rs. 14,51, 047.96
Immovable : NIL

Government dues: NIL

Educational Qualification:

MCom (Calcutta University, 1962)
BCom (Calcutta University, 1959)
Intermediate (Calcutta University, 1957)
Matriculation (Payalgacha High School, 1955)

Nilmani Deb (Age 55)
Bharatiya Janata Party, Tripura West

Cash: Rs. 12,000
Spouse: Rs. 3,000

Financial instruments:
Rs. 1,00,000+1,00,000+Rs. 50,000+ Rs. 25,000 (SBI Agartala Branch)
Rs. 64,355 (UCO Bank, Agartala)
Rs. 5,00, 320 (SBI, Parliament House Branch)
Rs. 5,00, 000 + Rs. 99,372. 96 (Joint Deposit with Spouse)

Details of assets:
Movable : --
Immovable : Rs. 28,02,287

Government dues: NIL

Educational Qualification:

BA (Calcutta University, 1974)
Higher Secondary (West Bengal Board of Secondary Education Calcutta, 1971)

Sanjib Dey (Age 32)
Nationalist Congress Party, Tripura West

Cash : Rs. 30, 000

Financial instruments: Rs. 500 (Deposit in Bank)
Jewellery: Rs. 15,000 (with spouse)

Details of immovable assets:

Agricultural land: NIL
Current market value: NIL
Non-agricultural land: NIL
Current market value: NIL

Buildings (commercial/ residential): NIL

Government dues: NIL

Educational Qualification:

Madhyamik (Berimura HS School, 1994)
Diploma in Mech. Engg. (Polytechnic Institute, Narsingarh, 2001)
One Year Apprenticeship Training (SDO, Mechanical Sub-Division No.1, 2002)

Parth Karmakar (Age 40)
Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist)(Liberation), Tripura West

Cash: Rs. 10, 000

Details of immovable assets: NIL

Agricultural land: NIL
Current market value: NIL
Non-agricultural land: NIL
Current market value: NIL

Buildings (commercial/ residential): NIL

Government dues: NIL

Educational Qualification: 

HS (+2) Passed (from Udaipur Ramesh HS School in 1988)

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Saturday, 18 April 2009

The changing image of NBMM

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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 internal and external auditors (5) to notify matters specially requiring decision, concurrence and sanction of the Adhibeshan and to pass appropriate resolutions there on (5) and to form a new Central Committee for next three years.

The meeting was however overshadowed by the miscellaneous /cultural program. There was hardly any time left to discuss the important issues. There was no separate enclosure for the delegates in the meeting. As a result their voices were not heard properly. The audience took the centre stage and started shouting, which created chaotic scenario. Consequently, discussions were abruptly stopped. Even the formation of committee was postponed for the day. The next day, a prepared list was announced; but the delegates were not content by the way it was presented. 



Nevertheless, another session I attended was recently concluded in village Kailasahar, North Tripura in February 2009. It was well organized and systematic. Before the commencement of 43rd NBMM session, we took the stock of corrective measures on those defective resolutions, which were being taken in 2005 session. In concluded Adhibeshan, the State NBMM committee of Tripura took care of all the management. It arranged a separate venue for the Bishay Nirbachani Sabha comprising delegates of the Mahasabha where audience were not allowed. The names of the candidates were announced and the election took place for the first time in the history of Mahasabha. A separate stage was erected at a venue, far away from the venue of Bishay Nirbachani Sabha, for the Prakashya Sabha, held amidst ten thousand people. There was proper interaction between the delegates and the public. Moreover, the woman wing of Mahasabha was given the rightful place on the dais to share with ongoing session. This is the first time in the history of Mahasabha, the women took part in a man dominated forum. A cultural program was also organized which was participated by national as well as international artists.

As being one of the delegates of the Mahasabha, some questions were thrown at me by the audience. I would like to advice our community people on the basis of the answers I gave to those questions.



NBMM is established for the welfare of our community in particular and for the whole society in broad. It is the responsibility of every Bishnupriya Manipuri to carry out the duties for the upliftment of the community. To develop our language, we should adopt it more and more in our daily use. It is crucial for a regional writer to read other languages and adopt them equally so that he/she could translate the regional literature into other languages in order to expand its accessibility and widen its reach to large number of readers. Making of NBMM is a continuous process which needs unity and solidarity among our people.


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Wednesday, 15 April 2009

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

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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 and positioned them in key locations across the country

Infiltration:

To check infiltration, the party will provide every Indian with a unique identity card after the publication of the national population register in the year 2011

Minorities/OBC:

  • It stands for providing reservations for OBC students in all professional institutions
  • It initiated measures to enhance scholarships for schedule castes, schedule tribes, minorities and OBC’s to pursue college and university education

BHARATIYA JANATA PARTY


The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is also a major political party of India. It is designed to represent the country's majority community and centre-right in nature. The BJP was in power in alliance with several other parties from 1998 to 2004, with Atal Bihari Vajpayee as the Prime Minister and Lal Krishna Advani as his deputy. It was the biggest constituent of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), which currently is in the opposition.

The party supports conservative social policies, self-reliance, robust economic growth, foreign policy driven by a nationalist agenda, and strong national defense. The party has a strong relation with the Sangh Parivar, in which the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh plays a leading role.
The BJP is contesting the 2009 15th Lok Sabha election. It stands for three goals: GOOD GOVERNANCE, DEVELOPMENT and SECURITY.

Party 2009 Manifesto 

Terrorism/Insurgency:

  • Revive the anti-terror mechanism
  • Improve upon POTA to ensure it is more effective as an instrument of deterrence and a tool to prosecute offenders without innocent people being harassed; and, strengthen the operational role of the National Investigating Agency
  • Completely revamp the internal and external intelligence agencies and review the existing system of coordination, convergence and dissemination of intelligence inputs
  • A Digital Security Agency will be set up to deal with cyber warfare, cyber counter terrorism, and cyber security of national digital assets
  • Coercive measures, including diplomacy, will be used to deal with countries which promote cross-border terrorism
  • Coastal security will be strengthened for better patrolling of Indian waters and preventing terrorists from taking the sea route to enter India. A National Maritime Authority will be set up to coordinate coastal security

Infiltration:

  • Will launch a massive programme to detect, detain and deport illegal immigrants
  • Will review and improve border management. Punitive measures will be introduced to block illegal immigration
  • The BJP will launch an innovative programme to establish a countrywide system of multipurpose national identity cards for tracking illegal immigration and thereby to ensure national security, correct welfare delivery, accurate tax collection, financial inclusion and voter registration

OBC: 

  • The BJP is committed to the principle of Social Justice (Samajik Nyay) and Samajik Samarasata (Social Harmony).
  • Will boost opportunities for entrepreneurship and commerce among Dalits, OBCs and other deprived sections of Indian society
  • An ‘Extremely Backward Communities Development Bank’ will be set up for promoting skill enhancement through learn-and-earn schemes for their upliftment
  • Will introduce education and job quotas on the basis of economic criteria for all economically weaker sections of society other than Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and OBCs, who will continue to enjoy quota benefits

Minorities:

  • Will implement a set of policies committed to a massive expansion of modern education among Muslims, particularly for the girl child, through a new nationwide network of schools, in a public-private partnership programme
  • Will provide capital assistance in new educational projects, both for basic and technical education, in low-income minority areas. Each project will be vetted for viability by a team of professionals within a maximum of six months
  • The Ministry of Minority Affairs will be revitalized into a hub for economic projects specifically targeted towards employment creation. There will be special emphasis on crafts and small-scale industries that have been traditional employers of minorities

COMMUNIST PARTY OF INDIA (MARXIST)

The CPI (M) advocates an alternative political platform to form a non-Congress, non-BJP, alternative secular government. In 2004 election, the CPI (M) and the left parties extended support to the Congress – led UPA coalition to form a secular government at the center with the understanding that the UPA Government will implement it’s own Common Minimum Programme (CMP) but on July 9, 2008, it withdrew support from the UPA government after the Government decided to go ahead with the Indo-US nuclear deal.
The CPI (M) stands for increased allocations in agriculture, education and health. It emphasizes the pursuit of an independent foreign policy.

Party 2009 Manifesto 

Terrorism/Insurgency:

  • Revamping the intelligence machinery and enhanced coordination between security and intelligence agencies
  • The Federal Investigating Agency functioning without violating the federal structure and ensuring association of State Governments for investigation within a particular State
  • Modernisation of the Police forces
  • Strengthening of the coastal security system
  • Amending the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act to remove draconian provisions like detention without bail for 180 days, three years imprisonment for withholding information

Infiltration:

  • Emphasizes border fencing to be completed expeditiously

OBC/Minorities:

  • Ensuring proper implementation of 27% OBC reservation in Central educational institutions; Extending OBC reservation to all private educational institutions
  • Strengthening the National Commission for Backward Classes
  • Simplifying procedures for issuing OBC certificates
  • Forming an Equal Opportunity Commission with adequate powers to redress discrimination against minorities
  • Formulating a sub-plan for the Muslim minorities to implement Sachar Committee recommendations
  • Special initiatives in the sphere of employment, education and health to be undertaken targeting districts where the Muslim population is concentrated
  • Earmarking 15% of priority sector lending by banks for the Muslims; subsidised credit to be ensured for the self-employed Muslim youth
  • Special emphasis to be laid on the education of Muslim girls
  • Promoting the teaching of Urdu in schools

Coming Up: 

Congress (I), BJP, CPI (M), NCP contestants from Tripura West; what is their status on assets, liabilities, criminal cases


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Tuesday, 14 April 2009

MapmyIndia’s elections website helps voters take informed decisions

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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 http://elections.mapmyindia.com 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 www.bishnupriyamanipuri.com.



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, visitors can slice and dice data as they like and bring up statistics like oldest and youngest MPs in the 2004 parliament, number of women candidates elected in the previous polls, public record of candidates, number of constituencies per city, social details about constituencies like working population, area and literate population amongst others. MapmyIndia has joined hands with NoCriminals.org in providing this information on candidates.

MapmyIndia has had earlier links with the election process as well. The highly popular Jaago Re campaign is powered by maps from MapmyIndia for displaying constituencies. For 5 major cities in India, MapmyIndia has also plotted polling booths in constituencies for Jaago Re, so that voters know where they can go to cast their vote.

One notable feature of the site is that of constituency boundaries being marked on the digital maps. Due to the constituency delimitation exercise since the last polls, voters now have a quick reference to see which polling booth they can go to cast their vote.

The site also serves as an effective platform for agencies, parties, party supporters and general citizens to get quick analysis results.

“MapmyIndia has always been a socially conscious organization and has made available access to high quality data like driving directions or location of nearest points like hospitals, ATMs, etc. For the upcoming Indian elections, MapmyIndia wants to play a role in strengthening Indian democracy by providing the electorate a freely available source of information at our portal so that users can cast their vote after analysis of relevant information on their candidates and constituencies,” says Rakesh Verma, Managing Director, MapmyIndia.

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List of contesting candidates from Gauhati Lok Sabha Constituency

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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

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

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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:

  1. Uttam Nomosudra
  2. Joy Das
  3. Debasish Das
  4. Probash Ch.Sarkar
  5. Bijan Roy
  6. Bijoy Malakar
  7. Malati Roy
  8. Milon Singha
  9. Ranjan Namasudra 
  10. Rajesh Chandra Roy
  11. Sital Prasad Dusad
  12. Himangshu Kumar Das

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Monday, 13 April 2009

List of contesting candidates from Silchar Lok Sabha constituency

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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:

  1. Kantimoy Deb
  2. Chondan Rabidas
  3. Jayanta Mallick
  4. Jay Sundar Das
  5. Nagendra Chandra Das
  6. Nabadwip Das
  7. Pijush Kanti Das
  8. Manish Bhattacharjee
  9. Yogendra Kumar Singh
  10. Subir Deb
  11. Sumit Roy
  12. Nazrul Haque Mazarbhuiyan

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Friday, 10 April 2009

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

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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 Force), ITBP (Indo-Tibetan Border Police), Assam Rifle, SSB (Sashastra Seema Bal), Railway Protection Force and ICG (Indian Coast Guard).

The list is besides the three Indian Armed Forces which includes the Indian Army, the Indian Navy and the Indian Air Force where the Bishnupriya Manipuri people make a sizable population. Especially in the Indian Army compared to Indian Air Force and Navy, lingos like “Sinha platoon”, “Sinha Party” have come up in the tongues of jawans.

There the name of the community is not “unrecognized”. Young boys have been making up the recognition of the community since decades. In all the disciplines and departments, one can find Bishnupriya Manipuri presence felt.

The presence of jawans from every home from every village in the defence forces of the country has not only provided a solid support to the respective families, but it has played a pivotal role to the stability of the whole community. The little bit ‘visible’ prosperity one see around in villages, in towns and in cities, one will find directly or indirectly it is associated with the salaried money brought from the fauz.

The sons and daughters of the bygone jawans scattered all around the country are the news faces of Bishnupriya Manipuri. There is no profession which has given as much to the community than the fauz. For Indian Bishnupriya Manipuri, the fact will not surprise them.

Take Bangladesh, there the presence of Bishnupriya Manipuri people in Army, Police and Bangladesh Rifle (BDR) take up the figure to 400 presently. Even there, the fauz shows its presence. The second professions in Bangladesh where the people of the community are engage maximum it is the teaching profession. 300 Bishnupriya Manipuri people are working as Primary Teachers in the country, according to Ashim Singha.

However, it is not in India and in Bangladesh the Bishnupriya Manipuri boys have brilliantly sneaked in the armed forces, in US Navy the boys have don the respect of the dress.

Now the time has come up to strengthen the strength that the jawans have created, and have been creating till now. It is our strength, and like the Punjabis we have to make it rhetoric, a statement. And we must feel proud of our strength and optimize it to the fullest.

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

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

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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 mum backstage before she was called out to perform at "Bihutoli". 

Even at that tender age, she would rehearse as a true professional for hours together with her band members. My mum used to invite all band members to our house for rehearsal; and one room was always occupied with musical instruments. We had good neighbours at Dispur, Guwahati, Assam who didn't complain about the high pitched music. 

She also passed HSLC exam with distinction in Science. She was invited to USA at the age of 17 years by our maternal aunt (Mala Sinha) and Uncle (Bitosh Sinha) after their American friend heard my sister's vocals and remarked that he would personally like to work with Joonaki and make music. 

My sister went to America at a tender age of 17 years, with only one dream in her mind- to be a musical star. Life was good in USA, she stayed with my aunt in Chicago, attended college, did part time jobs and also spent time in music. After about one year, she became homesick- a part of her had never left India and she longed to come back. She came back in 2001, and got enrolled in a college in Guwahati. 

But as time went by, she felt that she had a promise to fulfill and again started making plans to restart her musical career. She got an invitation to perform in Madison Square Garden and this time she took the challenge of going on her own to New York. 

She performed brilliantly there and also got anther offer to sing with the famous group "50 cent". This time she did not have the luxury to stay with our aunt and she saw the cruel side of life. 

She got a small job offer but she didn’t have enough money to support herself. She told me that at one stage she had to sleep in the office space, with no heating facility. She had barely enough to eat. But she kept this secret from us. Her biggest quality (also negative quality) is the power to suffer in silence. This capacity to tolerate and endure perhaps made her stronger and raised her threshold to suffer further. She kept the torch burning, and that was our Torch of Hope. She perhaps realized that success is not always for the well deserving, no matter how much you sacrifice; destiny is always one step ahead of you. 

I am not going into the details of her married life. She loved her daughter more than life and I think she sacrificed her life in the pledge of holding on to her vision of a noble wife and mother. In her last year of life, there was no burning desire to be a singer; there was only a burning desire to provide for her daughter. She died doing her duty. 

May her soul rest in peace.

This post is the comment by Sarmila Sinha in the article -

HENRI FREDERICK AMIEL:

Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are traveling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind.

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Tuesday, 7 April 2009

The Life and Time of Jonaki Sinha Plesniak!

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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.

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Monday, 6 April 2009

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

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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. 


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