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Army blocks Hpakant road

The army has blocked hundreds of cars in the Hpakant and Ledo roads as the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) was reportedly extorting money from drivers about five miles from Hpakant.

Drivers said they had to pay Ks20,000 each and some of them paid up to Ks50,000. One of them said it usually happened during military action.

70,000 Sagaing flood victims reported

Sagaing Region has more than 70,000 flood victims although the Chindwin and Ayeyawady rivers have reduced in some townships, according to region’s

Mandalay launches e-government site

Mandalay regional government has launched its website named the "e-Mandalay web portal". 

Muse police seize drug-related chemicals

Chemicals and materials worth more than Ks900 million used for the production of narcotics have been seized in Muse in northern Shan State, according to the police.

NLD members charged under notorious 66(d)

Two executive members of Lewe Township branch of the National League for Democracy (NLD) have been arrested and charged under the Section 66(d) of the Telecommunications Law.

City Cancer Challenge programme laid out

The Ministry of Health and Sport will cooperate with the Union for International Cancer Control to implement the C/Can 2025: City Cancer Challenge

Farming gear loans in pipeline

The minister for planning and finance says farmers will soon get loans to mechanise their business.

Nonstop rain floods Kayin

Continuous downpours have inundated Shwegun village in Hlinebwe Township, 

Constructive approach needed for Rakhine State issue: National security consultant

National security adviser Thaung Tun said that the mismanagement in Rakhine State can lead to instability and disunity and a constructive approach is needed to solve the issue.

An event on developments in Rakhine State was held at National Reconciliation and Peace Center, Yangon on July 18.

Interview with former secretary of ABFSU Phyoe Phyoe Aung

 “They can’t even accept the sense of the student union, then why are they trying to build its physical building,” said Phyoe Phyoe Aung.

Student leaders say there are two important buildings in the history of Myanmar fighting for independence. They are the student union building and the Jubilee Hall. In fact, all national movements and activities seeking independence started there.