Thursday, September 23

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Myanmar forces seize arms cache near Mandalay: State media
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Myanmar forces seize arms cache near Mandalay: State media

Myanmar security forces seized a large cache of weapons on a truck bound for Mandalay this week, after arresting insurgents following a firefight in the second-biggest city, state media reported on Friday. Since its 1 February coup against Aung San Suu Kyi's elected government, the military has tried to stamp out dissent and has killed or arrested hundreds of protesters. The junta's opponents have formed militias known as People's Defence Forces (PDF), most of which are lightly armed and have received limited training, with their attacks focused mainly in rural areas or smaller cities. The state-run Global New Light of Myanmar newspaper carried a photograph of four arrested people in front of a weapons cache. It said more than 100 firearms, 10,000 bullets, 499 grenades, plus bomb...
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Army could be deployed to enforce restrictions: State minister

The government has decided to impose a “strict lockdown” across the country from Monday to curb the rising trend of novel coronavirus infection in Bangladesh, said a press note on Friday night. All kinds of government and private offices also will remain shut for the next seven days, the press note said. It also said movement of all kinds of vehicles except those of emergency services, including emergency products, ambulances and medical services, will also remain shut in that time. No person could go out of home except emergency needs, the press note added. Speaking to Prothom Alo, state minister for public administration Farhad Hossain said the restrictions will be in place for seven days for now. It will be extended, if necessary. He also said police and BGB (Border Guar...