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First bio-pharma company launched in Pakistan


October 1st, 2011 - 4:35 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 1 (IANS) Pakistan's first bio-pharmaceutical company, BF Biosciences Limited, was Friday inaugurated near the eastern city of Lahore, a media report said.The company, a joint venture between Ferozsons ... Read more...

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Myanmar to privatise many state-owned properties


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Feb 23 (IANS) Myanmar is gearing up for a major privatisation process. It has announced the auction of many state-owned properties, including land and buildings, across the country.The Privatization Commission has ... Read more...

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Myanmar to build low-cost houses for cyclone victims


June 21st, 2008 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Yangon, June 21 (Xinhua) Myanmar is reclaiming land in cyclone-hit areas to build up to 100,000 low-cost houses for those rendered homeless in last month's Cyclone Nargis, weekly news magazine Voice reported ... Read more...

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Myanmar to build cyclone shelters in 500 villages


June 14th, 2008 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Yangon, June 14 (Xinhua) Myanmar would build temporary cyclone relief shelters in 500 villages in the country's disaster-prone areas as part of a quick response system to natural calamities, a media report ... Read more...

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Myanmar to build first storm-resistant model village


June 12th, 2008 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Yangon, June 12 (Xinhua) Taking a cue from last month's Cylone Nargis that left a trail of devastation across the country, Myanmar has roped in international experts to build a first-ever storm-resistant ... Read more...

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No outbreak of infectious diseases in Myanmar: official


May 18th, 2008 - 7:42 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Yangon, May 18 (Xinhua) There has been no outbreak of infectious diseases in the cyclone-hit areas in Myanmar in the aftermath of cyclone Nargis, state-run Radio Myanmar reported Sunday. "Except usually occurring ... Read more...

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Myanmar junta accepts diplomatic mission to oversee cyclone-hit areas


May 17th, 2008 - 1:54 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Yangon, May 17 (Xinhua) In a marked departure from its earlier stance, Myanmar's junta has agreed to send a foreign diplomatic mission to oversee the status of the deadly cyclone-hit areas, diplomatic ... Read more...

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Myanmar’s cyclone death toll rises to 77,738


May 17th, 2008 - 1:12 am ICT by admin
Xinhua Yangon, May 16 (Xinhua) The death toll from Cyclone Nargis has risen sharply to 77,738 in Myanmar, the state television reported in a night broadcast Friday. The dead included 159 state service ... Read more...

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3.2 million rendered homeless by Nargis: study


May 15th, 2008 - 4:27 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 15 (IANS) Cyclone Nargis rendered as many as 3.2 million Burmese homeless, according to geographic risk models developed by researchers. Relying on Geographic Information Systems (GIS), researchers calculated the likely ... Read more...

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320 tonnes aid supplies transported to cyclone-hit areas in Myanmar


May 15th, 2008 - 4:24 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Yangon, May 15 (Xinhua) A total of 327 tonnes of aid supplies have so far been transported to the storm-hit areas, mainly in the Irrawady delta region, by Myanmar authorities, New Light ... Read more...

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No news from Myanmar, Orissa villagers frantic


May 9th, 2008 - 1:24 pm ICT by admin
By Jatindra Dash Kendrapada (Orissa), May 9 (IANS) Dozens of villagers in Orissa's Kendrapada district are frantic as they wait to hear from their relatives who work in cyclone-hit Myanmar. Sarala Nayak, 30, ... Read more...

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UN offers emergency funding to Myanmar (Lead)


May 6th, 2008 - 4:47 pm ICT by admin
DPA Geneva, May 6 (DPA) UN said Tuesday it was prepared to provide urgent funding for Myanmar from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) after Cyclone Nargis left an estimated 15,000 people dead. ... Read more...

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At least 15,000 killed in Myanmar cyclone (Third lead)


May 5th, 2008 - 10:02 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Yangon, May 5 (Xinhua) At least 15,000 people have been killed in two divisions of Yangon and Irrawaddy in Cyclone Nargis that swept Myanmar's five divisions last Friday and Saturday, according to ... Read more...

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At least 243 reported dead as cyclone hits Myanmar (Lead)


May 4th, 2008 - 9:26 pm ICT by admin
DPA Yangon, May 4 (DPA) A powerful cyclone hit Myanmar, killing at least 243 people and destroying thousands of buildings, state television reported Sunday. Television pictures from the port city of Yangon, Myanmar's ... Read more...

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Cyclone claims over 240 lives in Myanmar


May 4th, 2008 - 6:12 pm ICT by admin
Yangon, May 4 (ANI): Over 240 people were killed after the cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar this Saturday, according to Information Ministry sources.According to media reports, 19 people were killed in ... Read more...

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Russian company to explore gold in Myanmar


February 16th, 2008 - 1:55 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Yangon, Feb 16 (Xinhua) A Russian company will conduct gold exploration in Myanmar's northernmost Kachin state and northwestern Sagaing division with the cooperation of Myanmar's mining authorities, the state-run New Light of ... Read more...

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