Monday, September 25, 2017

Fire destroys railway police quarters

A fire broke out at a railway police staff quarters in Kyitaw ward, Mingalar Taung Nyunt at 10am destroying 24 apartments yesterday morning, according local residents.

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Wracked by conflicts, Arakan National Party splits again

Amid internal conflicts, the Arakan National Party (ANP) has split again following three years of efforts to unify the party with high hopes of achieving a federal democratic union in Myanmar.

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Flower News weekly to fold after 15-year run

The Flower News weekly journal will shut down after publishing its last issue on August 1.

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Ma Ba Tha signboard case will be tackled with an eye on Sangha unity: Ma Ha Na

The State Sangha Maha Nayaka (Ma Ha Na) committee that is handling the Ma Ba Tha signboard case will proceed slowly, with an eye on preserving the unity of the Sangha, said U Myint Oo, director general of the Religious Affairs Department, under the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture.

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Water buses in Yangon to be equipped with GeoGuard GPS system

The Yangon water buses that will run in Hlaing river and Ngamoe Yeik creek will be equipped with the GeoGuard GPS system as an added safety measure, a senior company official said.

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Exhibition to promote awareness of fake drugs

The Food and Drug Administration Department (FDA) will organise a medical products exhibition to promote public awareness about fake drugs in the market.

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World Bank pumps in $100m to halt floods in Yangon

The World Bank has provided US$100 million dollars (K136.01 billion) in assistance aimed at ending the perennial flooding in Yangon, the region’s chief minister said.

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Migrants take leap of faith away from fatherland

“We are not happy here. But, we can’t live where we are happy” said Ma Khin Mar, 47 years old, when asked about how she feels living away from home.

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Child rights draft seeks life sentence for rape

The new child rights draft law seeks a sentence of 20 years to life in prison for child rape cases, according to the draft released by Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on July 7.

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Myanmar’s AIDS-related deaths decline 52% in 6 years

A new global report says that Myanmar’s AIDS-related deaths have declined by 52 percent in six years.

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