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Pencak Silat rekindling

Olympic Dreams of Asian Martial Art Sportspersons

Sunzu Bachaspatimayum

There’s renewed hope amongst martial arts based sportspersons of Manipur that finally their passion, dedication and hard work would pay off in fulfilling the Olympic dream. This wind of change comes with the global recognition of the newest contact sports that originated from Indonesia – Pencak Silat.

Unlike many other physical sports like Wushu and Kickboxing, Pencak Silat, which will feature in 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia, is recognized by the Asian Olympic Council and is likely to feature in future Olympic games.

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Railway project in Meghalaya likely to faced centre intervention

The Union minister of state Mr. D. V. SadanandaGowda said that the railway line from Assam to Shillong is considered as the national project once the central government gave its nod, the Centre is bound to intervene. 

The Union Minister of state said that the central government is much aware about the opposition from the student union for the construction of railway line into the state and the Chief Minister himself is kin in implementing this project in the state.

In order to solve this imbroglio the state government need only to ask for assistance from the centre. The central government is ready to intervene if this project required intervention. At the same time the Union Minister of state, said that any development taken up in the state should be done in consultation with the stake holders. What inputs he received he said, He will shared with the Cabinet minister of Railway ministry for further implementation.

The Union minister of state said that the railway line in the Assam side length of 21.5 km is completed and in Meghalaya the project has just started inside Byrnihatwith only 2.2 km and the remaining is yet to start. The total length of the railway line up to Shillong is 108 km.

The total project cost is Rs. 6000 cores, the amount spent is in T.240 cores in 2015-2016 and Rs.200 cores for the year 2016-2017. The central government has already deposited the money Rs. 250 cores for land compensation.

The central government has also agreed to assist the state government to strengthen the statistic department government of Meghalaya the central government will bear Rs.10.9 cores for this project.


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Foundation stone of Mawphlang Science and Commerce College.

Chief Minister Dr.Mukul M Sangma in the presence of other MinistersH.D.R Lyngdoh, M. Dango, AmpareenLyngdoh and MLA of  Mawphlang Kennedy Khyriemlaid the Foundation Stone for Science & Commerce College at a function which was held at Sacred Grove.

DrMukulSangma clearly stressed on the need for proper education especially in rural areas for overall development. Due to lack of education facilities the youth of the state are bound to migrate to Shillong or outside the state for higher education, He stressed. The Chief Minister also said that the government is taking care of all the issues relating to education and with complete involvement of all stakeholders the state will rose back to its former glory of being “the educational hub of the northeast”.


The 20 acres land for the college construction was donated by the HimaMawphlang.


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Davinder Singh 1st Indian to qualify for Javelin Finals

 Davinder Singh Kang creates history by becoming the first Indian to qualify for the final round of the javelin throw at the World Athletics Championships. Injured Kang cleared the automatic qualification mark of 83m in his third attempt with a distance of 84.22m. Being the last man to throw Kang uplifted the Indian team and eventually did it in style by sending the spear beyond the qualification mark to set his personal best at 84.22m.


His personal best placed him on 7th position among the top 10 to compete in the final on the 12th of August. With this he is the first Indian to do so at any Championship in the world.

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-By Sunzu Bachaspatimayum

Just as Prime Minister, Narendra Modi was taken by surprise when he was told that in 1927, a 13 year old tribe girl in the remote hills of North-East India gave a clarion call to fight the British, most Indian would be ignorant of her too.

She is none other than the fearless Gaidinlu from Manipur, who dared the mighty British, calling on the people to oppose them saying, “We are free people, the white men should not rule over us”.

In 2015, the Governmentof India immortalized her indomitable spirit by issuing a commemorative coin. A Birsa Munda Award and a postal stamp in 1996, the Vivekananda Seva Award in 1983, the Padma Bhusan in 1982 and also a Tamrapatra Freedom Fighter Award in 1972 were also bestowed on Gaidinlu.

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