Wednesday, May 25, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

MCDC insists water shortages unlikely

Mandalay residents need not be afraid of El Niño, water authorities say. Though meteorologists warn that the powerful weather phenomenon could cause droughts, Mandalay City Development Committee says it has already taken the measures needed to ensure an adequate supply for the coming hot season, despite increases in population.

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Meningococcal outbreak claims four lives

Health authorities are on high alert following a recent meningococcal meningitis outbreak that has claimed the lives of four children in Mandalay Region.

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Top secret no longer: Currency designer reveals hidden art

Everything had to be done in the utmost secrecy. But when their work was complete, it was circulated to every man, woman and child in the country.

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Court formally charges 2007 protest leader

Nearly two months after his arrest, U Gambira, one of the leaders of a popular uprising led by monks in 2007, was formally charged with violating the Immigration Act yesterday.

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Donors rush to prepare Magwe for big dry

Amid dire predictions of drought, local officials and NGOs in Magwe Region are saying preparations have been made to ensure sufficient water supplies for most areas through the coming dry season.

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Timetable set for Mandalay-Muse road

A schedule has been introduced for trucks and highway buses on the traffic-plagued Mandalay-Muse trade route in a bid to ease the road’s infamous backlogs and lethal accidents.

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MCDC defends cost of mayor’s stage

Mandalay City Development Committee has come under fire after it announced a 50 percent spending increase on the mayor’s Thingyan pandal.

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Dolphin numbers bounce back

Despite the constant menace of cyanide and mercury used in the search for gold, and the threat of electrocution from unscrupulous fishermen, the number of Irrawaddy dolphins has slightly increased this year, fisheries officials say.

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Military sends in bulldozers to seized land

The military has sent bulldozers to dig up land claimed by farmers who say it was seized from them, without compensation, more than 20 years ago. The move came after the farmers, in Mekin Kone village, Patheingyi township, Mandalay Region, asked the authorities to restore their land to them.

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Mandalay police make record drug bust

Police say a major drug bust in Mandalay over the weekend netted more than US$30 million worth of illicit substance, including heroin and Ecstasy. An anti-narcotics team arrested three alleged drug traffickers and seized heroin, opium, methamphetamine and precursor chemicals in a container truck and four cars.

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