Archive for January, 2014

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Fire broke out at Muslim refugee camp in Arakan

Once again the fire has broken out at a refugee camp in Pauktaw township of Arakan State on the wee hour of Thursday damaging nearly 40 makeshift houses, said a police officer after visiting the location.

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Arakanese cultivator killed by miscreants

One Arakanese cultivator was brutally killed by a group of miscreants on January 13, while he was patrolling a mountain farm, said the police and local villagers.

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Burma denies planting of mines on the international border

Burma (Myanmar) denies its hands in planting mines along the border areas with Bangladesh. It is learnt from a letter sent by a responsible Burmese official from Maungdaw.

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Arakanese remembered 229th Anniversary of Fall of Arakan

The Arakanese community across the world remembered the 229th anniversary of the Fall of Arakan Kingdom and Arakanese sovereignty with a call for unity among the Arakanese armed groups. The memorial ceremonies were held in several parts of Arakan as well as in various places of Thailand, Malaysia and the USA on December 31 last.

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One constable dead during a Muslim mob attack in Arakan

A police constable was killed and another one was seriously injured when a Muslim mob masterminded an attack in Manzi areas, an outskirt of Arakan capital city of Sittwe. The incident took place on Monday afternoon and the victim constable is identified as Thant Zin Win (22 years old, son of U Kyaw Win), said the officials and hospital sources.

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Bangladesh forces removed 39 landmines from Burma-Bangladesh border areas

Bangladesh border Security forces have discovered 39 landmines in the Burma-Bangladesh border areas on Saturday, which was later removed from the locations, said a report in Bangladeshi newspapers. The media report quoting Lt Col Shafiqur Rahman of 31 Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) said that all the 39 mines were removed from the border.

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