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Indian Consul General welcomes delegates to yoga event in Mandalay

GENERAL Jun 24, 2019
The Indian Consul General in Mandalay welcomed guests to an event to mark the International Day of Yoga held in the city on Saturday. Indian Consul General Mr Nandan Singh Bhaisora told VIPs and gues... 19

Upward trend seen for local gold prices

BUSINESS Jun 24, 2019
Local gold prices will continue to rise supported by uncertainties such as the US-China trade dispute, volatile stock markets andthe move by major central banks to lower benchmark interest rates. Mya... 9

Facebook targets Myanmar, Sri Lanka in removing hate speech

GENERAL Jun 24, 2019
Facebook is seeking to “police” its content to try to remove hate speech with Myanmar and Sri Lanka just two of the countries in its sights. In a blog post published this week, Understanding Soci... 11

Domestic fuel market sees slight change in one week

BUSINESS Jun 24, 2019
THERE was no significant change in fuel prices in the domestic market during the week between 17 and 23 June, local retailers said. According to filling stations, a litre of 95 Octane was sold f... 11

Three-gold medallists Kyaukse elephant troupe to perform in Tachilek Children’s Literary Festival

GENERAL Jun 24, 2019
KYAUKSE Nyan Lin Htet’s elephant dance troupe will be performing at the Children’s Literary Festival coming to Tachilek. Led by the model elephant actor Nyan Lin Htet, the troupe has secure... 15

Locals asked to be alert of crocodiles in rivers in Ayeyawady Delta

GENERAL Jun 22, 2019
WITH the mating season of crocodiles on, officials with the Meinmahla Kyun Wildlife Sanctuary have asked locals in Bogale, Pyapon, and Mawlamyingyun townships of Ayeyawady Region to be on the al... 71

Myanmar to ease decades-old alcohol import ban

BUSINESS Jun 22, 2019
Just months after the Yangon government strictly enforced a ban on stores selling foreign liquor, the Ministry of Commerce announced it would come up with draft legislation this year to relax the ... 68

The missing boys from Monywa

GENERAL Jun 22, 2019
Two schoolboys who vanished from the Sagaing Region capital six months ago are feared to have become victims of human trafficking into the fishing industry. “I look for my son whenever I go outsi... 80

Ride on time: Recycled bikes get Myanmar kids to school

GENERAL Jun 22, 2019
The clangour of bells in the air, Myanmar children race home from school on recycled bikes shipped from Singapore and Malaysia, donated to give them easier access to education in a nation where more ... 71

Four months old South Dagon-Thuwanna Bridge damaged

GENERAL Jun 22, 2019
Damage occurred at South Dagon-Thuwanna Bridge, which cost more than Ks5 billion to build and only used for over four months, said MP Nyi Nyi of No.1 South Dagon Constituency on June 20. It has be... 68