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Ooredoo Myanmar takes humanitarian aid to flood victims in Mon State

GENERAL Aug 19, 2019
The social arm of the telecom company Ooredoo Myanmar is working to provide humanitarian aid to flood-hit communities in Mon State, according to a press release. Unprecedented heavy rains and high... 19

Bangladesh eyes new Rohingya repatriation attempt next week

GENERAL Aug 19, 2019
DHAKA — Bangladesh and Myanmar are considering a fresh attempt next week to repatriate a few of the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who fled a military crackdown two years ago, Dhaka offi... 19

Cycling for Peace’ event in Yangon celebrates 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

GENERAL Aug 19, 2019
The 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi was celebrated today in Yangon with a "Cycling for Peace" event, part of a yearlong celebration of Gandhi’s life and work. Many events are being org... 19

‘The Tatmadaw will retaliate’: police killed as conflict escalates in Shan State

GENERAL Aug 19, 2019
YANGON — Northern Alliance forces launched simultaneous attacks at five locations along a major highway in Shan State on Thursday, killing at least three police officers and raising fears of a heavy... 16

Ruling party says renewed fighting sets back peace process

GENERAL Aug 19, 2019
National League for Democracy (NLD) spokesman Dr. Myo Nyunt said that they did not like fighting between the three-member alliance and government troops as peace was the party’s policy. “This ... 16

Police seizes WY tablets worth over Ks50 M in Taungoo

GENERAL Aug 16, 2019
Police found about 20,000 WY tablets, ownerless, inside a vehicle in Taungoo on August 14, according to No.1 Taungoo Township police station. “We don’t know who the WY tablets belong to and we... 69

Ethnic armed alliance launches coordinated attacks in six places

GENERAL Aug 16, 2019
The Northern Alliance launched simultaneous attacks on six locations, including the Defence Services Technological Academy, on Thursday morning. Besides the academy in Pyin Oo Lwin, Mandalay R... 69

H1N1 kills 94 people in Myanmar

GENERAL Aug 16, 2019
A total of 94 out of 520 H1N1 patients have died till August 13 in Myanmar and two more people from Yangon Region died, according to Ministry of Health and Sports. Out of 358 influenza-like illnes... 50

House approves proposal to assess private schools

GENERAL Aug 16, 2019
The House of Nationalities (upper house) of Myanmar has approved a proposal to assess the quality and credibility of certificates of private schools, Xinhua reported. Private schools are conductin... 48

Weak monsoon will make less rain over Bay of Bengal: DMH

GENERAL Aug 16, 2019
Weak monsoon will make less rain over Bay of Bengal for about two days, said Dr Kyaw Moe Oo, Director General of Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH). “Monsoon wind is weak currently an... 51