Sunday, August 20, 2017

Mandalay vendors pledge not to sell dyed bamboo shoots

Mandalay vendors have pledged not to sell dyed bamboo shoots, amid concerns about the ill effects of dyed vegetables on human health, a Mandalay City Development Council (MCDC) official said.

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Sit-in protesters sued under section 505(b)

Five laymen and eight monks, who led a sit-in protest camp in Mandalay, have been charged under Section 505 of the Penal Code for conducing public mischief, Mandalay Region authorities said.

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Mandalay invites open tender for crematory, cleaning equipment

The Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC) Cleansing Department has invited open tender for cleaning materials the city would need next year.

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Two found diagnosed with H1N1 in Mandalay

Mandalay on Thursday reported its first two cases of confirmed H1N1 infections as the government assured the public that the outbreak remains under control despite the rising death toll and the rising number of people infected by the deadly virus.

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New place to view Bagan pagodas

A new place to view the world-famous Bagan pagodas will be opened this month in order to reduce the number of people going to the temples, U Soe Tint, administrator for the Nyaung Oo district, said on Tuesday.

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Shops for Taungbyone Nat festival dismantled

Festival organisers have dismantled all shops that were set up for the annual eight-day Taungbyone Nat (Spirit Medium) festival, which was cancelled due to the H1N1 outbreak, U Khin Maung, head of Taungbyone Ferstival Organization Committee, said on Wednesday.

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Parts of Pyi Min Thar Monastery restored

The conservation work on portions of the 178-year-old Pyi Min Thar Monastery in Mandalay has been completed, said Dr Zar Chi Minn, a leader of the Myanmar Architectural Heritage Organization.

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Traditional clay pot toys festival more popular

While many people were frustrated over the suspension of the Taung Pyone Festival in Mandalay, the traditional clay pots and toys festival in Oh Bo ward was busy on July 31.

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Missing funds from hand-dug wells recovered

All the funds from a tax on hand-dug oil wells that were embezzled in Magwe Region have been recovered, Chief Minister Dr Aung Moe Nyo told reporters on July 31.

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Myanmar Now’s chief editor Ko Swe Win freed on bail

Myanmar Now news agency’s chief editor Ko Swe Win on Monday gained temporary freedom after a Mandalay court allowed him to post bail while on trial on the charge of defamation under Section 66 (d) of the Telecommunications Law.

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