Saturday, August 27, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Gold-leaf producers feel price pinch

Gold-leaf producers in Mandalay are feeling the squeeze, as rising gold prices, commercial tax and the monsoon season take their toll on the industry.

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Irrawaddy dolphin found dead

An Irrawaddy dolphin has been found dead in the Ayeyarwady River conservation area north of Mandalay, its cause of death unknown, U Han Win, a member of the Irrawaddy dolphin conservation team, said on August 21.

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Bridge to ease Mandalay-Muse traffic

A series of new road projects are planned to ease overland transportation woes between Myanmar and China.

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ILAM asks for list of suspended lawyers

Lawyers wrongly disbarred under previous government administrations may regain the right to practise.

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Mandalay gets soaked by Tropical Storm Dianmu

Roads and neighborhoods are flooded after Mandalay Region got hit by another round of heavy rains on August 20, the second soaking in less than a week.

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Environmentalism grows in Pyin Oo Lwin

Fighting back against deforestation and climate change, villagers in Pyin Oo Lwin, Mandalay Region, have been organising groups to bring back the green to their communities. So far five villages have formed sein lan, or green space, conservation groups to preserve natural resources.

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International experts study dolphin tourism

International experts are conducting a study of how to enhance trips to see endangered Irrawaddy dolphins, said U Han Win of the Irrawaddy Dolphin Conservation Team, as part of a drive to promote tourism in the dolphin conservation zone.

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Pokemon banned from Mdy pagoda

Pokemon, go. Players are no longer welcome at Aung Taw Mu Pagoda. The board of trustees has banned them from the pagoda in Chan Aye Thar San township, Mandalay.

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Taung Pyone festival winds down

After a wild week of spirit worship, boisterous music and heavy drinking, the Taung Pyone Nat Festival comes to an end tomorrow as the full moon day of the lunar month of Wagaung crosses the sky over Myanmar.

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Seized timber under military microscope in Pyin Oo Lwin

The Tatmadaw is responsible for taking action in a case involving more than 300 tonnes of illegally harvested timber in Pyin Oo Lwin township, Mandalay Region, which was discovered last month in a protected forest area cordoned off for military research.

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