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Withdraw bail for couple accused of torture: lawyer

The lawyer for a maid who was allegedly tortured by a couple, will ask the Amarapura township court to withdraw the bail it granted to the accused.

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Illegal gold miners disrupt serene Indawgyi Lake

Indawgyi Lake, in Kachin State, is one of the largest inland lakes in Myanmar, and a vital part of ecotourism.

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City schools’ enrollment up despite worry about standards

A sudden influx of students to the Basic Education High School in Pa Dang village in Nagpe town, west Magwe Region has led to the school suspending its intake, according to a Ngape township education officer.

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Dolphin protection to be expanded

Plans are under way to expand the Ayeyarwady dolphin protection area in order to conserve the rare species more effectively, Mandalay Region Fisheries Department head U Hla Win said last week.

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Water rates to increase in new budget

The metered water rates will be increased as set out in the current budget year on April 1, according to a legal announcement issued by the Mandalay City Development Committee on May 29.

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Report on Nan Si Pon incident out on June 10

A report on a conflict between jade scavengers and mining companies that broke out in Sagaing Region’s Hkamti district in Nan Si Pon on May 17 will be submitted to the regional government on June 10, said Hkamti district general administrator, U Zaw Zaw.

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Thatbyinnyu temple to start restoration in 2018

The preliminary restoration of the damaged Thatbyinnyu temple in Bagan is expected to begin in 2018 with an initial fund of US$1 million from the Chinese government.

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Mandalay, gateway to India, China: US firms

American corporate giants are looking at Mandalay as a gateway to economic powerhouses - like China and India - which are Myanmar’s next-door neighbours.

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Riverine trade boost after Mandalay Jetty upgrade

The Mandalay Jetty will be upgraded at a cost of US$38 million in an effort to promote riverine trade in the region, according to the Regional Minister for Electricity, Industry and Construction U Zarni Aung.

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K250m bid to demolish Mingalar market

A tender of K250 million was won to demolish the Mingalar market building which burnt down last year in a fire.

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