Flash flooding in northern Mandalay Region has left up to two people dead and three missing, and buried homes in a number of villages under several feet of sand.
Everybody's a critic: theatre workers from upper Myanmar are demanding the chair of the Myanmar Theatrical Association resign over his comments on section 436 of the constitution.
Amid fierce monsoon conditions elsewhere, farmers in Mandalay Region are complaining of drought.
Construction work on the new Mandalay Convention Centre (MCC) which began in August will run for 24 hours to ensure it will be complete by December 2015, an official from Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC) said last week.
One month after a local charity in Mandalay began teaching a group of poor children by the side of a major city street, authorities have stepped in and promised them free schooling.