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UGC Allows Private Universities To Take...

Dhaka Tribune

Higher education activities have been conducted online since March due to the onset of the pandemic. The University Grants Commission (UGC) has allowed private universities to take practical classes and examinations with special consideration. UGC member Professor Muhammad Alamgir confirmed this information to the media.

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Interactive: World Events Scheduled For November 2020

Dhaka Tribune

US Voters choose their next president from the two oldest candidates in US history, 74-year-old incumbent Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden, 77. Covid-19 has led to a large number of mail-in ballots, raising the prospect of a prolonged aftermath amid allegations of fraud. <iframe src="//apps.graphicnews.

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President, State Counsellor To Cast Advance Votes...

The Myanmar Times

The president will vote for candidates contested in Tamwe township constituency and State Counsellor for those in Bahan township constituency. As they are restricted from returning to Yangon during COVID-19 pandemic period, they will have to cast their advance votes outside their constituencies.

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NH Nonghyup Bank Opens Office In Yangon, Myanmar Korea

Myanmar News

Minmintu (fifth from left), head of NH Nonghyup Bank’s office in Yangon, Myanmar, and Kim Jong-hee (fourth from left), head of Nonghyup Finance Myanmar, attend the office’s opening ceremony together with the office’s employees and residents. NH Nonghyup Bank said on Oct.

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Myanmar Ruling Party Candidates Abducted - Nikkei Asia

Myanmar News

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Three election candidates from Myanmar's ruling National League for Democracy party were abducted Wednesday by an unknown armed group in the western state of Rakhine, a party official said. Min Aung, a member of the Rakhine state parliament, Ni Ni May Myint, a lower house....

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Drug Reduction Campaign & Covid -19 Prevention Measures Both Underway In Ye Township Monnews

Myanmar News

Reported by: Banyar Sai Drug trafficking has increased during the Covid-19 pandemic. In response the Mon Area Community Development Organization (MACDO), based in Ye Township, launched a three day anti-drug reduction campaign targeting young people. The group’s initiative started on October 6th.

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NMSP Allows Election Campaigning In Their Area, With Restrictions Monnews

Myanmar News

On October 26th, the New Mon State Party (NMSP) announced that political parties can now campaign in 24 villages in the Taung Pauk area, and other NMSP controlled areas in Kyar Inn Seik Gyi Township, Kayin State. Permission will be granted but with the restriction that no more than 30 people may....

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No Separate Polling Stations For IDP Camps In...

The Myanmar Times

U Nit San Oo, secretary of the election sub-commission in northern Shan State, explained that if an IDP fled from his or her village in Kyaukme, poll officials will contact their counterpart who would come to the IDP centre and allow them to cast advance voting.

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Parties Urged To Restrain Supporters To Prevent...

The Myanmar Times

The calls came amid increasing confrontation among supporters of different parties during campaign activities over the past few weeks. Last week, a man died following a physical confrontation between supporters of the ruling National League for Democracy and the main opposition Union solidarity and....

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Italy Provides UNFPA 400,000 E...

Mizzima

Ms. Alessandra Schiavo, Italian Ambassador to Myanmar and Mr. Ramanathan Balakrishnan, UNFPA Representative for Myanmar signed an agreement for a grant of 400,000 Euro. This funding is to support UNFPA’ Women and Girls First Programme - Phase II (2020 – 2022), according to a statement.

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‘The Referee Is Taking Bribes’: Rakhine Candidates Fume Over Vote Cancellations

Frontier Myanmar

Rakhine politicians believe the ruling NLD is exploiting the war and its appointment power over the election commission to wipe their parties from the electoral map.

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Construction Costs Rise In Myanmar

The Myanmar Times

Prices of imported construction materials have risen in Myanmar during the COVID-19 pandemic due to supply and logistics challenges, according to local developers. "Arrivals of imported construction materials have been delayed because of transport and logistics issues.

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Subdued Thadingyut Celebrations This Year

The Myanmar Times

But 2020’s Thadingyut celebrations will be different, as COVID-19 restrictions mean that people cannot freely travel or visit their parents and kinfolk. The sentiment and festive vibes will still be strong, as people will find a way to continue the traditions through the pandemic.

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Bad Vehicle Loans Spike During Pandemic

The Myanmar Times

Most of those who default on their loans have been affected by lay-offs or salary cuts. “Forty-one out of 100 people who bought cars on installments from me can’t make payments. We have to take part of the responsibility for these loans from the bank, so we have to go to court if the bank sues. Some payments cost K1 million to K1.

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Myanmar Aims To Hit FDI Target Despite Higher Uncertain...

The Myanmar Times

“Many foreign investors want to expand their businesses here but there is no certainty for growth and returns at this point. It is very difficult for them to invest during the COVID-19 period,” said U Maung Maung Lay. This is because of travel restrictions imposed to control imported cases of the....

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Consumer Protection Commission Discusses Future Actions

Myanmar Consumer Protection Commission held its (1/2020) coordination meeting via zoom application at the Ministry of Commerce yesterday morning. During the meeting, Chairman of the MCPC and Union Minister for Commerce Dr Than Myint said the ministry is carrying out many sectors like trade....

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Myanmar Discusses Nutrition Sector Reform Contract With EU

The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation held the first policy meeting with the Ministry of Planning, Finance and Industry and the European Union and on Nutrition Sector Reform Contract online yesterday. The meeting aimed to coordinate for the implementation of the NSRC with the support....

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Local, International Experts Hold Final Consultation On Drafting STI Policy

A final consultation meeting on the Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (Draft) was held through videoconferencing yesterday afternoon. Union Minister for Education Dr Myo Thein Gyi, in his capacity as the Vice-Chairman of the National Council for Science, Technology and Innovation participated in the meeting and discussed the draft policy.

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Locals Criticize The Cancellation Of Sei...

BNI Online

Anger over controversial decisions to exclude many ethnic areas from the November 8h election continues to reverberate in the hills of Shan State. San Hla Maung, Seikphu village administrator is astonished that his village-tract is located in Naungcho Township in the northern Shan State has been barred from voting.

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Teachers Who Will Work At Polling Statio...

BNI Online

The election is scheduled for November 8, 2020. But the country sees an increasing number of confirmed cases. The Covid pandemic has spread like wildfire since August. Official figures for October 27th: Confirmed cases 46,200 and Dead 1122 The following is the interview with the teachers who will serve as the polling staff in the election.

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PNO Conducts Election Campaign With 1,50

Mizzima

The Pa-O National Organization (PNO) had an election campaign in wards and villages of Loikaw Township where Pa-O people live on October 25 with about 1,500 party supporters and members. Party Chairman Ohn Pe Lay said that he told party members and supporters to abide by COVID-19 regulations and....

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Thandwe’s ANP Rally Creates Poll-campaign History In Arakan

BNI Online

Khaing Lu Hla — The spectacular election campaign rally by Arakan National Party (ANP) in Thandwe on 25 October, where tens of thousands of supporters joined in it, created a new poll-campaign history, claimed U Myint Zaw, a Pyithu Hluttaw candidate from Arakan National Party (ANP).

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COVID-19 A Wake-up Call For NCDs

Statecounsellor

The rise in non-communicable diseases in the countries of the world including Myanmar has fuelled the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 has been unforgiving for people living with non-communicable diseases, or NCDs, such as diabetes, cardiovascular-related illness, cancers, and mental health conditions,....

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