Thursday, September 21, 2017

Conservationists alarmed over rising elephant skin trade

Conservationists have raised alarm over the increase in elephant skin trading in the country that targets mother elephants and calves, which could lead to the extinction of wild elephants in the country.

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No let up in H1N1 infection in Myanmar

Five new patients were confirmed with H1N1 but there were no reported deaths during the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Sports said on Monday.

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Government to open vocational training schools for dropouts in Yangon

The Yangon government and the Ministry of Education will start collaboration in running vocational training schools in the region to help youth dropouts find gainful employment, Yangon Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein said.

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FDA shuts down seven drinking water factories in Yangon

Seven drinking water factories were shut down in Yangon last week for violations of government rules, the region’s Department of Food and Drug Administration said.

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Magazine takes lead in organising Myanmar Car of the Year awards

A local magazine organised the Myanmar Car of the Year (MCOTY) awards to recognise the most outstanding cars available on the local market, a spokesman for the paper said.

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Thousands of workers march to call for daily minimum wage of K5600

Thousands of workers on Sunday took to the streets to demand the increase of daily minimum wages to K5600 from the current daily wages of K3600, in order to cope up with rising costs of living.

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Over 200,000 people displaced by floods

Over 200,000 people were displaced in floods brought about by monsoon rains in various parts of the country, the rescue and resettlement department said Thursday.

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Commander-in-chief meets ANP legislators

Commander-in-chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing on Wednesday met with seven Pyidaungsu Hluttaw MPs from Arakan National Party (ANP) to discuss the Rakhine situation, Myabon constituency MP U Pe Than said.

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H1N1 death toll rises to 19: ministry

Two more H1N1 infected people have died during the past two days, pushing the death toll in the deadly influenza outbreak to 19, the Ministry of Health and Sports said Wednesday.

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Seven prisoners released early for acing exams

Seven prisoners who passed the matriculation exam with distinction in 2016-2017 academic year were given amnesty on Monday by the Myanmar President Office, according to U Min Tun Soe, deputy director and spokesperson for the Prisons Department.

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