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Naypyidaw

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Naypyitaw

(both: nāpyēdô`), capital city of Myanmar and union territory (2009 est. pop. 925,000), 2,724 sq mi (7,054 sq km), in the S central part of the country. A planned city built specifically to replace Yangon (Rangoon) as the capital, it was under construction when Myanmar's military rulers announced in 2005 that the capital would be moved to central Myanmar near PyinmanaPyinmana
, town and township (1983 pop. 52,962), Naypyidaw union territory, S central Myanmar, 55 mi (89 km) NNW of Toungoo. Pyinmana is located on the Yangon–Mandalay railroad in a mountainous, forested region.
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; the new capital was not named until 2006. In addition to the national legislature, presidential palace, and other government buildings, the Uppatasanti Pagoda (an almost exact replica of Yangon's Shwedagon Pagoda) and a zoo and botanical garden are there. Foreign embassies, however, have remained in Yangon.
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Naypyidaw [Myanmar], Jan 11 ( ANI ): The Myanmar High Court on Friday rejected the appeal of two Reuters journalists challenging the seven-year prison sentence handed to them under the country's Official Secrets Act in September for allegedly possessing illegal documents related to the situation of Rohingya minorities in the South Asian nation.
Representatives from 10 ethnic armed groups that are signatories to Burma's Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement are in Naypyidaw for this latest dialogue, as well as several non-signatory groups.
Min Aung Hlaing is in charge of military operations in Rakhine state, where security forces have launched a scorched earth campaign against Rohingya Muslims that has forced more than 620,000 to flee to neighbouring Bangladesh in what the UN said is a campaign of "ethnic cleansing".Francis's meeting with the commander had been scheduled for Wednesday morning, but was moved up to just a few hours after he landed in Naypyidaw.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's second official visit to Myanmar last September, even as Naypyidaw grappled with a festering ethnic crisis in the troubled Rakhine state, has given a much-needed impetus to the decades-old India-Myanmar bilateral relations.
NAYPYIDAW, MYANMAR * Faced with a powerful military keen to have martial law declared in Rakhine state, from which nearly half a million people fled in three weeks, Myanmar's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, avoided any mention of ethnic cleansing of Muslim Rohingya while broadly condemning human rights violations in her first major address on the issue.
By: MENA NAYPYIDAW - 10 September 2017: Rohingya militants declared a unilateral ceasefire to start Sunday for one month in northwestern Myanmar, Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) said in statement Saturday.
NAYPYIDAW (TAP) - Myanmar has released more than 100 political detainees under an amnesty that was the first official act by Aung San Suu Kyi.
The WLB's statement says, "In the past week, even after the announcement of the signing, Naypyidaw has sent in massive troop reinforcements and launched new offensives in Kachin and northern Shan State, with serious human rights abuses inflicted on civilians.
La commission electorale qui a reuni, hier, les principaux partis a Naypyidaw, la capitale administrative, a reconnu ne [beaucoup moins que] pas etre capable [beaucoup plus grand que] d'assurer l'ouverture des bureaux de vote dans ces regions du nord du pays, alors meme que le gouvernement espere encore parvenir a la signature d'un cessez-le-feu partiel demain avec certaines minorites ethniques rebelles.
It seemed more like a midnight coup than an ordinary leadership reshuffle - security forces in the new capital, Naypyidaw, entered the headquarters of the de facto ruling party, the Union Solidarity and Development Party, or USDP, late August 12.