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4 days ago
2 Myanmar domestic airlines stop operations

Yangon, July 18 (IANS) Two of Myanmar's domestic airlines -- Air Bagan and Apex Airlines -- have stopped their operations, surrendering their air operator's certificates (AOC) to the authorities, the national media reported on Wednesday. Shortage of aircraft and economic losses forced the airlines to stop their operations, Xinhua news agency quoting a 7Day Daily report. In accord...

4 days ago
Minor tremors felt in Myanmar

Yangon, July 18 (IANS) An earthquake, measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale, was felt in Myanmar's Sagaing region on Wednesday, a Meteorology and Hydrology Department release said. No damages have been reported so far. The earthquake, whose epicentre was 8 kms northwest of Yinmabin town, hit at 8.35 a.m. local time (2.05 GMT), Xinhua news agency quoted the release as saying. --IANS<...

8 days ago
10 killed in Myanmar landslide

Yangon, July 14 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed in a massive landslide in Myanmar's Kachin state on Saturday. The pit wall of an old jade mine site collapsed and some workers were buried by mud near San-Khar village and Lone-Khin village in the region, an official from Lone-Khine local police department told Xinhua news agency. Over 10 bodies were found and 20 people were b...

13 days ago
Myanmar charges Reuters reporters with illegally obtaining state secrets

Yangon, July 9 (IANS) A Myanmar court on Monday charged two Reuters reporters with breaching a colonial-era law and illegally obtaining state secrets, according to the news agency. The court approved the plea of the prosecutors to press charges against journalists Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, who pleaded not guilty, reports Efe news. Speaking outside the court in Yangon to m...

16 days ago
Myanmar strives to enlist ancient city as world heritage

Yangon, July 6 (IANS) Myanmar has been striving to put the well-known ancient city of Bagan into the World Heritage list by launching public awareness forums in the region. Conducted by the Department of Archaeology and National Museum and some charity organizations, the awareness forums aim to broaden locals' understanding and knowledge of the area for preserving the heritage of Bagan, ...

1 month ago
6 school kids missing in Myanmar flood

Yangon, June 9 (IANS) Six school children have gone missing in a flood which occurred in central Myanmar, media reported on Saturday. The four boys and two girls were caught in a strong current on Friday while crossing a flooded creek in Saw town, Xinhua news agency reported. Another school girl was found alive. A search and rescue operation is underway. --IANS in...

1 month ago
Chhetri eyes landmark as India face Kenya

Mumbai, June 3 (IANS) The Indian players will aim to gift their skipper Sunil Chhetri a memorable 100th international match when they face Kenya in an Intercontinental Cup tie here on Monday. India sit pretty at the top of the four-team table after their facile 5-0 victory over Chinese Taipei in the opening match of the football tournament. Kenya are second thanks to their 2-1 win over N...

1 month ago
Myanmar to set up independent inquiry commission on Rakhine issue

Yangon, June 1 (IANS) Myanmar has decided to establish an independent commission of inquiry as part of its initiative to achieve reconciliation, peace and development in the western state of Rakhine, according to an announcement by the President's Office. The independent commission will investigate the violation of human rights and related issues following the terror attacks by the Araka...

1 month ago
5 killed, 1,400 houses destroyed in Myanmar cyclone

Yangon, May 31 (IANS) At least five people were killed and 1,400 houses destroyed as a strong cyclonic storm swept across Myanmar over the last two days. One person was killed by falling trees, two by electric shock in Manaung township and another two died in a vessel capsize in Bokale township, Xinhua news agency reported. The deep tropical depression occurred over parts of the ...

1 month ago
Manipur new source of cross-border child trafficking

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Manipur has emerged as the new source of cross-border human trafficking in India where 174 children go missing every day and half of them remain untraced. On the eve of the International Missing Children's Day, child rights group CRY in a report said that young Indian boys and girls were being trafficked via Myamar to countries like Singapore after luring them wi...

2 months ago
Myanmar landslide death toll rises to 17

Yangon, May 5 (IANS) Five more people were killed in Friday's landslide in Myanmar's northern Kachin state, taking the death toll to 17, the Home Affairs Ministry said on Saturday. At least 11 people were injured in the landslide that occured in Hpakant mining region, Xinhua news agency reported. The 60.9-metre-high spoil tip collapsed near a worksite owned by Kyauk Myat Shwe Pyi...

2 months ago
12 killed in Myanmar landslide

Yangon, May 4 (IANS) At least 12 people died and eight others were injured due to a landslide in Myanmar's Hpakant mining region on Friday, the country's information ministry said. The landslide occurred due to a collapse of a 60.9-meter high spoil tip near a mining worksite in Hway Khar village in the Kachin region, Xinhua news agency reported. Rescue operations and investigatio...

2 months ago
Myanmar to introduce new coins

Yangon, April 27 (IANS) The Central Bank of Myanmar will introduce quarter tical gold coins with new design to meet high demand, the state bank said on Friday. The portrait of late national hero and Father of the Nation of modern-day Myanmar General Aung San is engraved on the new coin, Xinhua news agency reported. His daughter is State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi. The Central B...

2 months ago
Myanmar bomber gets 20-year prison term

Yangon, April 26 (IANS) A bomber, convicted for planting crude bombs in two places in Myanmar here in 2016, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison with labour, Myanmar News Agency reported Thursday. Ko Shwe was sentenced by a district court here for the bomb attacks at the Ocean Market in Mayangon on June 17, 2016 and in the Parliament Office premises on November 25 that same year, Xin...

3 months ago
Acting fascinates me: Mr India 2017

New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Mr India 2017 winner Darasing Khurana, who will be representing India at Mr International 2018 in Myanmar, says he has always been fascinated by acting and would like to try his luck in the field. Acting has always fascinated me and the emerging trends in the industry are potent with so many exciting projects in all media, TV, web as well as films, Darasing tol...

3 months ago
Strong winds knock down Myanmar clock tower

Yangon, April 21 (IANS) A strong wind has knocked down an old clock tower in Myanmar's Sagaing region, media reported on Saturday. The clock tower, over 20 years old, collapsed due harsh wind that was accompanied by heavy rain over the last few days, Xinhua news agency reported. No one was hurt. The tower was located at Thaphanseik Dam, one of the biggest dams in Southeast Asia. ...

3 months ago
Suu Kyi leaves for Vietnam

Yangon, April 19 (IANS) Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi left Nay Pyi Taw on Thursday on a two-day official visit to Vietnam, media reports said. Suu Kyi was invited by Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Xinhua news agency reported. During her visit, Suu Kyi was expected to hold talks with Xuan Phuc, focusing on bilateral relations and cooperation. It is ...

3 months ago
1 killed Myanmar storm

Yangon, April 19 (IANS) One person has been killed and more than 800 houses, including monasteries, have been destroyed in a storm that hit Myanmar over the past three days, media reports said on Thursday. The regions affected are Bago, Ayeyawaddy, Sagaing, and Magway, Xinhua news agency reported. Authorities were providing aid to all those affected. The national Meteorology and ...

3 months ago
Myanmar grants amnesty to 51 foreign prisoners

Yangon, April 17 (IANS) The Myanmar government has granted amnesty to 51 foreigners serving prison terms in the country, the President's Office said on Tuesday. The amnesty was granted as a gesture to mark the new calendar year in the country, in view of relations with the foreign nations and on ground of humanity, the announcement said. The pardoned foreign prisoners were deport...

3 months ago
When India meets Asia in Myanmarese cuisine

New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Myanmar boasts of an interesting melange of great traditional cuisines -- ranging from Nepali, Indian, Chinese, Thai, Cambodian and even Western influences. It's time to explore this very fascinating combination at an ongoing food festival here. The Myanmar Food Festival is on at Honk, Pullman Hotel, Aerocity, till April 22. The menu has been set by Myanmarese ...

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