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Myanmar mulls telecom industry’s privatisation


September 11th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Sep 11 (IANS) Myanmar government has plans to privatise the telecom industry in the country.Myanmar's State Posts and Telecommunication (MPT) has worked out a plan to privatise its telecommunications ... Read more...

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Myanmar establishes diplomatic ties with Luxembourg


August 16th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Aug 16 (IANS) Myanmar has established diplomatic ties with Luxembourg, the third country that Myanmar forged links so far in 2012 after Malawi and Bhutan, said official sources Thursday.The ... Read more...

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Myanmar forms press council


August 10th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Aug 10 (IANS) Myanmar has formed a 20-member Core Press Council aimed at protecting journalists, laying down professional ethics and settling media disputes.It has been formed during the period ... Read more...

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Myanmar to host livestock technology fair


July 27th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, July 27 (IANS) An international fishery and livestock technology trade fair will be held in Myanmar, the government said Friday.The fair, to be held Dec 7-8, will feature some ... Read more...

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Myanmar observers Martyrs’ Day


July 19th, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, July 19 (IANS) Myanmar held the first state-level Martyrs' Day ceremony in more than two decades here Thursday in the presence of the government leadership to commemorate fallen national ... Read more...

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UN aid workers detained in Myanmar


July 7th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) About 10 aid workers, some of them from the UN, are being held by authorities in western Myanmar where sectarian clashes killed scores of people last ... Read more...

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Myanmar’s first vice president resigns


July 4th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, July 4 (IANS) U Tin Aung Myint Oo, Myanmar's first vice president, has stepped down from his position because of health reasons, President U Thein Sein informed parliament ... Read more...

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Myanmar president to visit Bangladesh


June 25th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, June 25 (IANS) Myanmar President Thein Sein will embark on a three-day official visit to Bangladesh next month, the foreign ministry said.Thein will start his trip July 15 ... Read more...

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Myanmar gas exploration contract inked


June 11th, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, June 11 (IANS) A contract has been inked on exploring gas at an onshore block in Myanmar, official media reported.Under the production sharing contract, signed among state-run Myanmar Oil ... Read more...

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Curfew imposed in Myanmar’s Rakhine state


June 10th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, June 10 (IANS) Myanmar authorities Sunday imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew in four places in the western Rakhine state, after a riot in a town led to the death of ... Read more...

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Myanmar to introduce new 10,000 kyat banknotes


June 8th, 2012 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, June 8 (IANS) The Central Bank of Myanmar has announced it will put currency notes of 10,000 kyat denomination into circulation June 15. The new 10,000 kyat banknote is ... Read more...

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Don’t let Indian insurgents operate, Myanmar told (Lead)


May 31st, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Indian insurgents should not be allowed to operate out of Myanmar, Home Minister P. Chidambaram said Thursday."Our concern is that any part of Myanmar ... Read more...

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Ties with India important, says Myanmar’s state-run daily


May 30th, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 30 (IANS) Myanmar's official media said Wednesday that the country attaches importance to relations with India and stressed that "India needs Myanmar, and Myanmar also needs India, ... Read more...

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Yangon’s gilded pride - the bejewelled Shwedagon Pagoda


May 29th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 29 (IANS) The gold-plated Shwedagon Pagoda, which Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visited Tuesday, is a sight to behold as over 4,500 diamonds dazzle in the sun. And ... Read more...

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Nepal deadlock: India hopes for consensus, dialogue


May 29th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 29 (IANS) With the Nepal deadlock over a new constitution persisting, India Tuesday hoped that the political parties of the Himalayan republic would continue to be guided by ... Read more...

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PM delivers letter from Sonia to Suu Kyi


May 29th, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 29 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday delivered a letter from Congress president Sonia Gandhi to Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, inviting her to ... Read more...

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Myanmar to hire gas turbines from Japan


May 28th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 28 (IANS) Myanmar will hire three gas turbines from Japan in a bid to ease the country's power shortage, the official media reported.The deal on three 120-megawatt gas ... Read more...

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PM to pay homage to last Mughal emperor


May 27th, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will pay homage at the mausoleum in Myanmar of Bahadur Shah Zafar, India's last Mughal emperor who died in Yangon ... Read more...

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PM leaves for Myanmar


May 27th, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday left for Myanmar on a three-day visit that will see him unveil new initiatives in expanding trade and energy ... Read more...

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NHRC seeks solution on Mayanmarese asylum seekers


May 25th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked Myanmar's rights panel to engage with the government at Yangon to press for a solution to the ... Read more...

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US, Japanese firms to build power plants in Myanmar


May 23rd, 2012 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 23 (IANS) Myanmar plans to build more power plants in the country with companies from the US, Japan and South Korea in an effort to address the electricity ... Read more...

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Suu Kyi to visit Britain, address parliament


May 21st, 2012 - 10:19 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 21 (IANS) In a historic first trip outside the country in 24 years, Myanmar's pro-democracy leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi will visit Britain and ... Read more...

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Myanmar ’slaves’ rescued in Thailand


May 19th, 2012 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 19 (IANS) Nearly 150 Myanmar migrant workers locked up inside a shrimp factory near Bangkok have been rescued by Thai police.Kyaw Thaung, a spokesperson for the Burmese Association ... Read more...

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Myanmar planning population census


May 3rd, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 3 (IANS) Myanmar Thursday organised a conference in collaboration with the UN Population Fund for undertaking a population census in 2014.Officials of the National Commission on Population and ... Read more...

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Myanmar gas export revenue up


April 26th, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, April 26 (IANS) Revenue from Myanmar's natural gas exports rose by $640 million to $3.5 billion in the fiscal year 2011-12.Natural gas from Yetagun and Yadana gas blocks mainly ... Read more...

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Myanmar to buy electricity from China


April 26th, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, April 26 (IANS) Myanmar will buy back 100 megawatts of electricity from China, a major investor in the country's hydro-power projects and receives bulk of the power generated from ... Read more...

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Natural teak forests declining worldwide: UN


April 26th, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, April 26 (IANS) Natural teak forests are in decline worldwide, almost half of which grow in Myanmar, the UN Food and Agricultural Organization has said. Such forests grow only ... Read more...

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Cameron invites Suu Kyi to visit Britain


April 14th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 14 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron has invited Myanmar's pro-democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi to visit the country later this year.Cameron met Suu Kyi Friday ... Read more...

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Buried British planes in Myanmar may fly again


April 14th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 14 (IANS) Twenty "lost" Spitfire aircraft that were buried in Myanmar during World War II could return to the skies, The Independent reported Saturday.British Prime Minister David ... Read more...

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Cameron to meet Suu Kyi in Myanmar


April 10th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 10 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron will make a landmark trip this week to Myanmar where he is expected to meet Nobel laureate and pro-democracy leader ... Read more...

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LSR students hail Suu Kyi’s much-awaited victory


April 2nd, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Amid cheers, enthusiasm and hope, students of New Delhi's Lady Shri Ram college Monday hailed alumna and Myanmarese leader Aung San Suu Kyi's landmark ... Read more...

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It’s victory of people, says Suu Kyi


April 2nd, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, April 2 (IANS) Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi called it a "victory of the people" after her party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), said she had won ... Read more...

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Myanmar signs peace deal with armed group


March 8th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, March 8 (IANS) The Myanmar government has signed a 20-point peace agreement with the Kayinni National Progressive Party (KNPP), which represents 10 ethnic armed groups.The agreement was signed in ... Read more...

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Canadian foreign minister visits Myanmar


March 8th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, March 8 (IANS) Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird arrived in Myanmar Thursday on a one-day official visit.This is his first visit to the country after a new civilian government ... Read more...

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UN to help Myanmar conduct population census


March 4th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, March 4 (IANS) The UN will help Myanmar conduct its population census by 2014, the first in 30 years, the official media reported Sunday.The population ministry has sought advice ... Read more...

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