Archive for February, 2016


700,000 Yaba tablets seized in Bangladesh, 5 Burmese held

The Bangladesh police have arrested five Burmese nationals and seized around 700000 Yaba tablets from their possession at Cox’s Bazar locality, which is close to Burma’s Maungdaw town, on Tuesday.

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Arsenic found in underground water of Arakan

Arsenic is found in the groundwater of Burma (Myanmar) and the permissible limit for human consumption is reportedly crossed in various places like Ayawaddy & Pago division with Arakan State, disclosed by the medical research department.

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The Arakan state parliament building/ Photo by Narinjara

Rakhine State Parliament to convene on 8 February

The Parliament of Rakhine (Arakan) State will be convened on 8 February 2016. According to Rakhine State Parliament office at Sittwe, the last session of the Parliament was concluded on 31 January.

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The ancient site in Rampray pagoda under Mrauk U township

Ancient shrine found in Mrauk U

A huge ancient building was recently found in Mrauk U, an archaeological site of western Burma (Myanmar), said an officer from the local archaeology department.

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