India-Myanmar conference concludes in Delhi

Various civil society and media representatives of Myanmar (formerly Burma) and northeast Indian States have emphasized on more people to people contact between the two neighboring countries and highlighted the need of Myanmarese diplomat offices in Guwahati with regular flight services from Mandalay to Buddha Gaya via Imphal/ Guwahati to give a push to connectivity as also to promote Buddhist tourism.

Sacrificial Animals Illegally Taxed

Villagers sacrificing animals to celebrate the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha in Maungdaw's block number two were forced to pay 3,000 kyats to the block administrator for each animal sacrificed on 25 September.

More Election Posters Vandalised in Arakan State

More election posters have been destroyed and vandalised in Arakan State, most recently an Arakan Patriotic Party (APP) poster in the state capital Sittwe was torn down on 24 September.

CSOs Advise Ethnic Groups to Sign NCA

At the last day of the ethnic armed organisations (EAOs) three-day Chiang Mai summit, on 30 September, a group of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) urged the EAOs to sign the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA).

Arakan Dams Need Repairs to Save Paddy Fields

Several dams that prevent seawater entering thousands of acres of farmland in western Arakan State are in urgent need of repair after recently being damaged by Cyclone Komen.

NSCN-K Will Not Sign NCA

The National Socialist Council of Nagaland – Khaplang (NSCN-K) will not sign the nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA) because of political issues within its group, said NSCN-K central committee member U Kyaw Wan Sein.

Burma – Free and Fair Elections?

The people of Burma will go the polls on November 8, 2015. Karen News talked to a wide range of people to get their views on the election and what they hoped it would deliver.

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