Cache of assault rifles seized in Thazi

Police seized a cache of 22 assault rifles near Kywe Tet Stone toll gate in Thazi township in Mandalay during an inspection of vehicles, Thazi’s police chief said.

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e-Mandalay web portal launched

Mandalay launched last week its e-Mandalay Web Portal, which covers public services for 74 departments, said the chair of the e-Government implementation committee.

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Protesting golf caddies to set up camp at Shwe Man Taung

A camp will be set up by golf caddies at Shwe Man Taung golf course in Oo-pote-taw ward, Aung Myay Tharzan township, Mandalay, who lost their jobs in spite of a decision by a national arbitration council to reinstate them, according to caddies.

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Mandalay FDA shuts down four illegal bottled water factories in Meiktila

Mandalay’s Department of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has shut down four bottled drinking water factories in Meiktila township which have been operating without the agency’s certification.

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Taungthaman Lake’s water level poses threat to U Bein Bridge

The water level of Taungthaman Lake has risen steadily during the past week and now threatens to flood the iconic U Bein Bridge in Amarapura township of Mandalay City, a leader of a boat association said.

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Govt to help flood-hit farmers in Sagaing Region

The government will provide assistance to Sagaing Region farmers whose crops were destroyed by floods, the Region Agriculture Minister U Kam Zar Mone said Tuesday.

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Civil servants loan program suspended in Mandalay

A program that allowed government employees in Mandalay to take out loans of three times the basic salary was suspended Monday until further notice, according to a statement by the Small & Medium Industrial Development Bank.

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Ideas for amending media law to be submitted to Hluttaw

Amendments and additions to the Media Law will be submitted to the Hluttaw by the end of this month aiming for freedom of expression in the media, officials of the Myanmar Press Council said.

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Over 130 schools closed in flooded Magwe

About 130 schools have been closed and over 30,000 victims have been relocated in Magwe Region due to rising water level of the Ayeyarwady and Chindwin rivers.

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Buddha Museum turned into guesthouse for pilgrims

The Buddha Museum in Mahamuni Pagoda is being renovated to turn it into a guesthouse to provide lodging for pilgrims during peak seasons when people visit the place.

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