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Rice Killing Day observed in Sittwe

Rice Killing Day observed in Sittwe

Local communities of Arakan on 13 August 2017 observed the 50th anniversary of Rice Killing Day in Sittwe, the capital of Arakan state.

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Thousand Arakanese people demonstrated across Arakan

Thousands of Rakhine people staged a demonstration on Sunday across Arakan State asking the government to fulfill their various demands. Not less than 15 townships including the capital city of Sittwe witnessed the protest programs.

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First H1N1 infected baby diagnosed in Arakan

The Arakan (also known as Rakhine) government revealed that one baby was infected with H1N1 virus, who has been admitted in Sittwe general hospital.

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4 Bangladeshi citizens arrested in Myanmar

The Myanmar border police on Saturday arrested four Bangladeshi nationals along with a fishing boat from the southern part of Maungdaw of Arakan State.

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Eight Civilians from the Mro village of Kai-Gree Dead Killed by Militants

According to the information we received, on Thursday morning the Islamic militants shot and killed the eight family members of Mro people, a sub-ethnic of Arakanese, from the Mro-Village of Kai Gree, Maungdaw Township in Arakan.

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Mines related materials seized in the mine exploded PannDawPyin Village of MaungDaw Township

Border Police seized mines related materials inside a mine-exploded house after the explosion of two mines at afternoon on Tuesday in PannDawPyin Muslims village in Maungdaw Township, Arakan, said a Border guard police officer.

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Rakhine farmers still waiting on oil pipeline compensation

Farmers in Rakhine (Arakan) State’s Ann township said they have yet to receive compensation promised in return for land they allege was ruined by the construction of a controversial oil and gas pipeline.

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Rakhine Gazette news team resigns en masse amid allegations of govt meddling

In an editorial upset prompted by alleged government meddling and a lack of editorial freedom, the news team from the state government-run Rakhine Gazette submitted a resignation notice on July 17.

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Border police seize K150 million worth of meth in Maungdaw

A Hilux truck attempting to transport over 70,000 amphetamine tablets was busted at a border inspection gate in Maungdaw, northern Rakhine (Arakan) State on July 20, according to a police official.

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Politicians mull moving modern Mrauk-U outside archaeological zone

As Rakhine State’s Mrauk-U expands with the ballooning needs of a modern, urban center, local politicians are proposing moving it to a new location away from the ancient capital, which is in the process of bidding for world heritage status.

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