The Myanmar Times
Monday, 24 November 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Irrawaddy dolphin numbers drop

Electric-shock fishing and the use of small-mesh nets has killed off many Irrawaddy dolphins, the Mandalay fisheries department says.

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In Nyaung Oo, fields wither as farmers wait for monsoon rains to return

Amid fierce monsoon conditions elsewhere, farmers in Mandalay Region are complaining of drought.

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Work on Mandalay Convention Centre to go on day and night

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.

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Curfew lifted but security forces remain

A curfew imposed in Mandalay following an outbreak of violence in July was lifted last week, but police officials said additional security forces would remain in the city.

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Police hail traffic safety campaign

Traffic police praised road users last week after road deaths and injuries fell in Mandalay District in the first seven months of 2014.

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Charity school prompts officials to act in Mandalay

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.

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Hluttaw stays silent on conflicts

After the latest outbreak of interreligious violence between Buddhist and Muslim communities in Mandalay subsided, President U Thein Sein declared that the incident was incited by an unknown group whose motives remained unclear.

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Ayeyarwady River level rises in Mandalay

The level of the Ayeyarwady River at Mandalay has declined slightly after a rapid rise during the month of July, but officials say it could still reach its danger point.

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Mandalay curfew scares off nat festival visitors

The Taungbyone festival used to be buzzing until well after midnight, but the 10pm curfew in Mandalay has put a damper on night-time crowds – and hurt businesses.

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NGOs focus on sexual health awareness

Health workers and NGOs that focus on stemming the spread of sexually transmitted diseases conducted outreach activities at the Taungbyone nat festival in Mandalay’s Madaya township last week.

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