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Items filtered by date: Saturday, 26 August 2017 - Imphal Times

Myanmar opens fire on Rohingya refugees at Bangladesh border

Siam Sarower Jamil, Dhaka, Aug 26: Myanmar security forces have opened fire on Rohingya refugees fleeing after the latest attacks by militants in Rakhine state. Security was beefed up at the border after the incident occurred on Saturday afternoon, said Lt Col Manjurul Hassan Khan, commander of Border Guards Bangladesh’ s Cox’ s Bazar 34 Battalion. “They fired three to four rounds around 1:15pm,” he said. “There were no casualties.” The Myanmar Border Guard Police, or BGP , fired at the Rohingyas seeking refuge on the border with Bandarban’ s Naikhyangchhari Upazila. Rohingyas have attempted to flee across the border into Bangladesh since Friday after insurgents attacked 30 police posts in the border state of Rakhine and killed 12 Myanmar security personnel. Seventy-seven insurgents have been reportedly killed in the attacks. Several thousand Rohingyas are currently occupying a four-mile stretch on the shore of the Naf River in Cox’ s Bazar ’s Ukhia, awaiting decisions from Bangladesh authorities

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Haipou Jadonang

Imphal, Aug 26: Zelianrong Youth Front (ZYF) today appealed its community to observe death anniversary of its leader Haipou Jadonang on August 29 by lighting candles at every home. James Kamei, home secretary , ZYF said that Haipou Jadonang was a religious leader and a hero who fought for freedom and upliftment of its people. On the other hand the state government is also observing the Death Aniversary of Haipou Jadonang at Keishampat where the statue of Haipou Jadonang stands.

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Employees urge for clearance of salary

Imphal, Aug 26: Manipur Electricity Employ ee Union today demanded that their salary since July of this year be given to all its workers currently employed by both the MSPCL and MSPDCL. The employees also threaten serious form of agitation if the concern authority fails to clear the salary at the earliest possible time.

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Reproductive Child Health Camp

Thoubal,Aug.26: Under the supervision of the Chief Medical Officer Thoubal the District Health Society Thoubal in association with Khangabok Development and Students Union (KDASU) organised One Day Reproductive Child Health Camp at Khangabok Part-II Mayai Leikai Multipurpose hall Thoubal District today . Shri Ch. Basanta Singh, District Programme Manager , District Health Society and members of KDASU witnessed the Free medical health camp. 5 doctors along with paramedical staffs examined 350 patients including pregnant mother and child. The District Mobile Medical Unit Thoubal provides Free Ultra sound test and other lab. Investigations to the patients. Medicines were provided to the patients by the organisers

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Ex-Servicemen interaction programme held in Bishnupur

Imphal, Aug 26: Gothal Battalion under the aegis of Loktak Brigade organised an Ex-servicemen interaction programme at Ningthoukhong on 26 Aug 17. The interaction was attended by more than 120 Ex-servicemen, Veer Naris and Widows from Bishnupur and Churachandpur districts. Speaking on the occasion, Commander , Loktak Brigade reiterated that the Army will remain connected and committed with the veterans and the veer naris and assured that they shall always continue to be an inseparable member of the fraternity . The focus of the interaction was to resolve pension and Ex- servicemen Contributory Health Scheme anomalies and to provide a platform to express their concerns. Suvigya cell, free medical checkup and Army recruitment registration cell were also established for the benefit of the veterans and their wards during the interaction programme.

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Symbol allotment for Panchayat poll


Imphal, Aug 26 : A notification issued by Returning Officer/ SDO Sawombung had informed all the nominated candidates of Members of Imphal East Zilla Parishad from 1-T ellou Chana Seijang, 2- Sawombung, 3-Dolaithabi, 4- Khundrakpam, 8-Khurai Nandeibam Leikai and 9- Khurai Chingangbam Leikai Zilla Parishad constituencies and Pradhans and Members of 1/1- Tellou Chana Seijang, 1/2-Nongren Chingnungkhok, 1/3-T akhel, 2/4-Sawombung, 2/5-Pungdongbam, 2/6- Kangla, 3/7-Makeng Dolaithabi, 3/8-Uyumpok, 3/9- Pukhao, 4/10-Khundrakpam, 4/1 1-Haraorou Tangkham, 4/ 12-W aiton, 8/20-Khurai Nandeibam Leikai, 8/21- Khurai Konsam Leikai, 8/22- Khurai Laishram Leikai, 9/23- Khurai Chingangbam Leikai, 9/24-Khurai Khaidem Leikai and 9/25-Moirang Kampu Gram Panchayats that process for allotment of symbols to each contesting candidates will be held on 29 th August, 2017 at 3.30 pm at temporary office of Returning Officer/ SDO Sawombung located at DC, Imphal East Office complex, Porompat. All contesting candidates are requested to present without fail for the process of allotment of symbols at the time and place mentioned, stated Returning Officer/SDO Sawombung.

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