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Protests erupt in Arakan against allowing Rohingya title

Protest demonstrations against the word Rohingya replacing Bengali titles in the Burma censes have erupted across Rakhine (also known as Arakan) in western Burma.

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Two Bengali Muslims arrested with a USA made revolver

Maungdaw police in western Burma have arrested two Bengali Muslim people along with a USA made revolver and 11 live bullets on March 14 last, said the media reports of many Burmese newspapers today quoting the police source.

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Arakan National Party receives official recognition

Now it is official-Arakan National Party (ANP) has been recognized by the Myanmar Election Commission. According to Dr Aye Maung, chairman of Rakhine National Development Party (RNDP), the ANP has been legalized by the highest electoral body of Burma on March 7 last.

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American envoy visits Taungup in southern Arakan

American diplomat Clint Fenning paid a visit to the southern part of Arakan on March 11, where he discussed various issues with the local officials and residents.

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Arakan state parliament building.

Arakan bans unregistered NGOs

The lawmaking body of Arakan has passed a bill on Tuesday to ban the activities of all unregistered NGOs in the western Burma State.

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8 Muslims charged for slaughtering a police officer

The police in Maungdaw, one of Burma's western border towns, have accused 8 Muslims for a murder case involving a police officer in January this year. According to a source close to the police department, the accused Muslim residents killed a police officer named Aung Kyaw Thein on January 13, 2014.

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Arakanese to demonstrate against changing of Bengali title during census

Protesting against some 'Bengali' people's initiative to change their titles in the nation-wide Burmese census, many city dwellers of Kyauk Pru in Arakan have decided to demonstrate their resentments.

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103 houses gutted in Maungdaw township

103 houses gutted in Maungdaw township

A major fire broke out in two Muslim villages of Maungdaw township on March 10 that gutted nearly 103 houses.

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Ashin U Wirathu greeted with auspicious Rakhine rhythm

Masoeyine Tikethit, Mahar Aung Mray of Mandalay, U Wirathu arrived in Pauk Taw, 30 miles east of Sittwe, on Tuesday morning, where he was welcomed by the local Rakhine people with the beating of holy drums.

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Hundred Arakanese workers left Kachin for native places

The ongoing conflicts in Kachin province of Burma have forced hundreds of Arakanese workers to return back. For record, 182 Arakanese workers including some children on Sunday returned to their native villages in Arakan after spending 6 years there, said U Pru Tha Chay, vice-president of Arakanese literature and culture association based in Myitkyina.

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