The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 19 April 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Bus services from capital limited during Thingyan

Changes to bus and train services will affect those travelling to and from Nay Pyi Taw during the Thingyan holiday.

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Twenty-two bidders in phone licence battle

Vodafone , China Mobile and an investment fund linked to billionaire George Soros are among 22 bidders vying to enter Myanmar, one of the world’s last unexplored mobile telephone frontiers.

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MCDC issues reminder over Thingyan pump permits

Mandalay City Development Committee has reminded Thingyan revellers to get permission if they plan to use private water pumps.



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Respect for human rights essential: Carter

Former US President Jimmy Carter has stressed the importance of respect for human rights in strengthening the transition to democracy, and expressed concern over recent communal violence.


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Supporters of activist unhappy over arrest

Relatives and supporters of a political activist have protested against his arrest and detention in Insein Prison for allegedly inciting religious tension.


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Yoma signs JV for 1000 Star City apartments

­­The Star City project in Yangon Region’s Thanlyin township is set for further development under a new joint venture agreement.

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Nay Pyi Taw hit by minor earthquakes

Two moderate earthquakes rocked central Myanmar last week but no casualties were reported.

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Mobile phone shops brace for handset rush

The impending release of K1500 SIM cards is expected to spark a rush in handset sales.

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Burma Communist Party land dispute heats up

Rising property prices have intensified a dispute among the relatives of former members of the BCP.

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Environment law bound for hluttaw

The first law to protect the environment will soon come into practical force – more than a year after it was enacted – once the national parliament has approved related by-laws, says the environment minister.

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