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Nurses protest against qualification ruling

More than 500 nursing students have protested in Yangon against alleged oppression.

Min Kyaw Lin, chair of the Yangon Nursing University Student Union, said: “The main purpose of our protest is to let all people know they are in danger. The hospitals are unsafe. We have no licence in our hands after completing our courses. Failing to issues our licences shows that we are regarded as disqualified students. 

Factories in Mandalay ordered to install air-testing devices

Mandalay Region government ordered the cement factories in Kyaukse and Thazi townships to install air-testing devices.

The Environmental Conservation Department conducted an investigation on cement factories’ fumes in February and instructed the factories to install two devices, gas and ambient analysers, by the end of March.

Seismologists warn of major inactive fault

In the wake of seismic activity on March 13, seismologists warn about the Sagaing fault line which has been inactive for over 80 years.

An earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale hit Titegyi Township in Yangon Region on March 13 and was followed by weaker tremors. Experts reassure not to be worried about aftershocks.

Police arrests a fugitive in Taungdwingyi

Police arrested Chit Su Ma aka Su Aung aka Pyae Phyo Aung aka Soe Aung, who was on the run, at Taungdwingyi in Magway region on February 18, according to Yangon region police force.

BBC Symphony Orchestra to perform in Yangon

A  performance by BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra for Myanmar and The New Children’s Choir will be held at the Strand Hotel in Yangon on April 3.

Armed men attack Nat Phat Kar Village

Armed groups attacked Nat Phat Kar Village between Kutkhai and Muse on the Lashio-Muse Union Highway in northern Shan State on the morning of March 14, and left some locals wounded.

Devotees dance for party spirit in Myanmar

Ye Aung Thu, AFP/ANN

Govt stands by Thingyan holiday cut

Despite complaints and emergency and meetings being held, Myanmar’s government will stand by its decision to cut the 10-dayThingyan holiday by half.

According to Director-General Zaw Htay from the President’s Office, the government had already made its case and any organisations that wish to close for 10 days can do so of their own accord for their staff.

State govt plans to build five additional airports in Chin

Falam: The Chin State government is planning to build five more airports using the area development fund in the state after Falam airport is up and running, said State Transport Minister Shwe Hti Yo.

Falam Airport, the first airport in Chin State, is being built with union government funds of over Ks25 billion and is expected to be finished in 2020.

Myanmar plans to send legal advisers to appeal for Koh Tao murder pair

Myanmar is planning to send a team of legal advisers to appeal at the High Court in Bangkok for two Myanmar migrant workers who have been sentenced to death in the Koh Tao murder case, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Monday.

The appeal court rejected their appeal on March 1 and upheld the death sentence handed down by the criminal court. They will have 30 days to appeal the sentence at the High Court.