Thursday, September 21, 2017

Grade 1 started in June, but students still lack books

There are shortages of Grade 1 textbooks in primary schools and the Department of Basic Education will fill the need this month, according to the department.

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India, Myanmar boost cooperation in many areas: ambassador

With strong historical links, India and Myanmar have built long-lasting bilateral relations both in terms of trade and diplomacy, but more needs to be done.

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FDA crackdown on formalin-laced food in Yangon

During a surprise check, officials from the Food and Drug Administration discovered several shops in Yangon selling food that contained illegal chemicals.

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Yangon urge public to fight dengue

Yangon's Public Health Department has accelerated its effort to eradicate mosquitoes in a bid to contain the surge of dengue cases in the region.

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US diplomat calls on Myanmar to accept fact-finding mission

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has urged the Myanmar government to allow the fact-finding mission appointed by United Nations’ Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to investigate alleged rights abuses by security personnel in northern Rakhine State in an attack last October.

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After deadly crash, No. 55 bus line out, No. 90 in

After a deadly crash on July 7, the YBS No. 55 bus line has changed its number to 90, said U Kyi Sein, director of the Taikkyi Thar PPP company.

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Dengue cases surge in Yangon Children’s Hospital in first six months

Cases of dengue fever surged in Yangon in the first six months of the year resulting in the deaths of seven children, as the government struggled to contain the disease, a hospital official said.

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Application process begun for world heritage listing of Shwedagon

Myanmar has taken the first step to have Shwedagon Pagoda listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, Religious Affairs and Culture Minister Thura U Aung Ko told The Myanmar Times on July 3.

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New name of Ma Ba Tha is bid to deceive Ma Ha Na: minister

Changing the name of the banned nationalist organisation Ma Ba Tha to Buddha Dhamma Parahita Foundation so it can continue to carry out its controversial advocacies is deceiving the Ma Ha Na, said the religious minister.

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No settlement in Maha Thanti Thuka monastery dispute

The attempt to settle ownership dispute for Maha Thanti Thuka (Maha Santi Sukha) monastery – which has been closed for 3 years – between State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee (Ma Ha Na) and Penan Sayadaw U Pyinnya Wuntha, has failed, Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture Thura U Aung Ko told The Myanmar Times.

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