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In World
September 14, 2017 8:39 am gmt |
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Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar are facing a catastrophic humanitarian situation, according to the UN secretary general. Antonio Guterres said alleged attacks by security forces on Rohingya villagers were completely unacceptable. The army says it is fighting militants and denies targeting civilians. Late...
In India
September 11, 2017 11:46 am gmt |
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A fringe Hindu group staged a protest in New Delhi on Monday (September 11) demanding deportation of over 40,000 Rohingya refugees living in India, calling them threat to internal security. Holding placards and banners such as ‘Rohingya Muslims dangerous for India’ ‘Rohingyas Muslim...
In World
September 10, 2017 8:41 am gmt |
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Sparse food supply remains a major concern among the Rohingya refugees living in temporary shelters of Cox’s Bazar City, Bangladesh. Though these refugees have managed to escape the violence in Myanmar, there is now a continuous struggle for food, with limited resources being distributed by bot...
In World
September 5, 2017 8:17 am gmt |
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The systematic persecution of minority Muslims is on the rise across Myanmar and not confined to the northwestern state of Rakhine, where recent violence has sent nearly 90,000 Muslim Rohingya fleeing, the independent Burma Human Rights Network (BHRN) group said on Tuesday (September 5). In Rakhine s...
In World
August 31, 2017 4:20 am gmt |
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More than 18,000 Rohingya Muslims, many sick and some with bullet wounds, have fled the worst violence to grip northwest Myanmar in at least five years, while thousands more are stuck at the Bangladesh border. Friday’s (August 25) series of coordinated attacks by Rohingya insurgents on security...
In Srilanka
August 20, 2017 12:22 pm gmt |
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A young tusker gifted to President Maithripala Sirisena by the government of Myanmar, will be presented to the Dalada Maligawa. It has been reported that the 21 year old tusker who arrived from Myanmar on August 18, is currently at a special enclosure within the premises of the Temple of the Tooth. T...
In World
August 19, 2017 5:15 am gmt |
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An outbreak of H1N1 in Myanmar has now killed 27 as the government is starting to step up public awareness campaigns about the swine flu virus. Since the H1N1 outbreak started on July 21, 277 of 725 respiratory infection patients have been diagnosed as H1N1 influenza A virus victims across the entire...
In India
July 14, 2017 8:04 am gmt |
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Myanmar’s armed forces commander-in-chief, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, on an eight-day visit to India, was accorded a ceremonial welcome in New Delhi on Friday (July 14). Hlaing was received by Indian navy chief, Admiral Sunil Lanba, at Rashtrapati Bhavan or the presidential palace in the c...
In India
October 19, 2016 9:44 am gmt |
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Myanmar’s state counsellor met in New Delhi on Wednesday (October 19) to deepen bilateral ties. The two leaders will hold bilateral talks before making a press statement which is expected to revolve around security and defence. The cross-border activities...
In Business
March 26, 2016 11:58 am gmt |
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Myanmar’s Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX), the country’s first stock exchange, has begun trading with the first company listing. After business tycoon Serge Pun and the chairman of Myanmar’s Securities Regulatory Commission, Maung Maung Thein, rang a bronze bell, the Yangon Stock Exchange (MS...
In Asia
January 12, 2016 6:51 am gmt |
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Leaders of armed ethnic groups, government negotiators and representatives of the Myanmar’s powerful military joined in a meeting in Naypyitaw on Tuesday (Jan 12) to discuss the fragile peace process days after Aung San Suu Kyi said it will be the priority for the new government. The Nobel peac...
In India
January 4, 2016 7:09 am gmt |
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An earthquake measuring 6.7 magnitude hit northeast India near its border with Myanmar and Bangladesh early Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) confirmed. At least four people were killed and 100 injured by falling debris in and around Imphal, the capital of Manipur state, police said.Strong tr...
In Latest Stories
December 27, 2015 8:03 am gmt |
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Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of the National League for Democracy (NLD), met with representatives from the Myanmar public on Saturday for the first time since the party’s landslide victory in the November election. Suu Kyi met with more than 200 grassroots representatives from 44 districts in Yangon,...
In Latest Stories
December 2, 2015 10:18 am gmt |
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Myanmar’s democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi discussed the smooth transfer of power to her party with President Thein Sein on Wednesday(December 2) in capital Naypyitaw. The meeting was the first since Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) swept a November election. Presidential spok...
In Asia
November 23, 2015 7:02 am gmt |
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Rescue workers had recovered 104 bodies when the search was suspended on Sunday night, state newspaper the Global New Light of Myanmar reported on Monday. It is unclear what caused a mountain of mining debris to give way early on Saturday in Hpakant, a mountainous area in northern Kachin State that p...
In Asia
November 22, 2015 10:09 am gmt |
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A landslide at a jade mine has killed at least 90 people in northern Myanmar, witnesses say. The victims were buried when a vast heap of waste material, discarded by the mining companies, collapsed in Kachin state, Burmese media reported. Many of the dead were scavengers living on or near the waste d...
In Asia
November 9, 2015 12:11 pm gmt |
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Myanmar eagerly awaits election results on Monday (November 9) morning as election officials continued to count ballots from across the country. Partial results were due to be announced later on Monday in the capital Naypyitaw by the Union Election Commission. The NLD is expected to win the largest s...
In World
November 5, 2015 9:25 am gmt |
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The European Union on Thursday (November 5) deployed its short-term election observers in Myanmar, three days ahead of the country’s historic election. The group followed the core team and the 30-long term observers who arrived in Myanmar in September, said the EU. The short-term observers is s...
In World
November 4, 2015 7:50 am gmt |
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The upcoming election on November 8 is one of many firsts for Myanmar. The government is touting it as the first free and fair vote in 25 years. There are more than 6,000 candidates running for the 664 parliament seats up for grabs, and many are running for the first time. An infomercial on Myanmar [...