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Tag: Myanmar

Myanmar To Further Extend Ceasefire Period Until End Of 2022
Myanmar To Further Extend Ceasefire Period Until End Of 2022

Myanmar declared a state of emergency after President U Win Myint and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, along with other officials from the National League for Democracy, were detained by the military on February 1, 2021.

Harsh Vardhan Shringla
Shringla Emphasises India's Interest In Seeing Myanmar's Return To Democracy; Raises Security Concerns

According to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Foreign Secretary Shringla called on the Chairman, SAC and other senior representatives and held meetings with members of civil society and political parties, including the National League for Democracy.

India Hands Over 10 Lakh Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccines To Myanmar Red Cross Society
India Hands Over 10 Lakh Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccines To Myanmar Red Cross Society

During his two-day visit, Shringla will hold discussions with the State Administration Council headed by General Min Aung Hlaing, who seized power in February, political parties and members of civil society.

Suu Kyi's Jail Term Halved By 2 Yrs
Suu Kyi's Jail Term Halved By 2 Yrs

Suu Kyi, the 76-year-old former State Councillor, faces a total of 11 charges, such as violating the Official Secrets Act. She has denied them all.

Myanmar Court Sentences US Journalist To 11 Years In Jail
Myanmar Court Sentences US Journalist To 11 Years In Jail

He is the only foreign journalist to be convicted of a serious crime since the army seized power in February, ousting the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi.

India Abstains From Voting On UNGA Resolution On Myanmar

India has abstained on a UN General Assembly resolution on Myanmar, saying its views have not been reflected in the draft resolution and a "consultative and constructive" approach involving Myanmar's neighbouring countries is important as the international community strives for the peaceful resolution of the issue.

US In Touch With Nations Like India And Japan On Myanmar: State Department Official

By Lalit K Jha Washington: Terming the military detention of civilian leaders in Myanmar a coup, a senior State Department official on Tuesday said the US is in touch with like-minded allies like India and Japan on the latest developments in the Southeast Asian nation as they have better contact with the military there. Myanmar’s […]

White House Indicates It Is Watching Response Of Countries In The Region On Myanmar

By Lalit K Jha Washington: The White House indicated on Monday that it is watching the response of countries in the region on the military coup in Myanmar. President Joe Biden, in a statement, said the United States is taking note of those who stand with the people of Myanmar in this difficult hour. “We […]

Military Coup In Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi Detained

Naypyitaw: Myanmar military television says the military has taken control of the country for one year. An announcer on military-owned Myawaddy TV made the announcement Monday morning. State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi was detained under house arrest, reports said, as communications were cut to the capital. Phone and internet access to Naypyitaw was lost […]

Myanmar Jade Mine Landslide Kills Over 126 Miners, Many Go Missing

Yangon: At least 126 bodies were found on Thursday, while several others were reported missing after a landslide hit a jade mining site in Myanmar’s Kachin state, officials said. “A more than 304 metre-high cliff collapsed, burying those collecting stones,” Xinhua news agency quoted a rescue worker at the scene as saying. Caused by the […]

Myanmar's Suu Kyi To Face Genocide Allegations In ICJ

Yangon: Myanmar’s state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi took off for the Hague where she will face an accusation brought to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) by the Gambia over alleged genocide carried out against the Rohingya minority in her country. Suu Kyi, who is also Myanmar’s foreign minister, is travelling with a team […]

PM Modi Holds Talks With Leaders Of Three Key Maritime Neighbours Of India

Bangkok: As New Delhi seeks to expand its naval presence in the Indian Ocean region, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday held separate bilateral meetings with the top leadership of Indonesia, Thailand and Myanmar, the three strategically-located maritime neighbours of India. The prime minister held the meetings on the sidelines of the ASEAN summit. It […]

33 Killed In Myanmar Landslide

Yangon: At least 33 people were killed in a landslide that buried several houses in a Myanmar town, officials said on Saturday. The tragedy occurred on Friday in the town of Paung, in Mon state, Efe news reported citing officials. The landslide was caused by heavy rains that have plagued the region for days and […]

UN expresses alarm at internet blackout in Myanmar

Yangon: A UN expert on Tuesday warned of a possible cover-up of human rights violations in Myanmar following the government’s decision to cut off mobile internet services in an area where an ethnic-minority guerrilla group is active. On June 20, Myanmar’s Ministry of Transport and Communications ordered all mobile providers to temporarily suspend services to […]

India, Myanmar forces coordinate to target NE militant camps

New Delhi: In a coordinated operation between the armies of India and Myanmar, several camps of militant groups operating in some north-eastern states have been destroyed inside Myanmar’s territory, defence sources said here on Sunday. The militants were targeted in two phases of the operation which sources said is still continuing. While the second phase […]

UN urges aid access for displaced in Myanmar

Naypyitaw: The UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator on Wednesday urged Myanmar authorities to guarantee access for humanitarian assistance and to find solutions for the 270,000 people displaced due to conflicts in their regions. Ursula Mueller emphasized the rights of those displaced to return voluntarily to their homes, “in safety […]

AFSPA withdrawn partially from Arunachal Pradesh

New Delhi: After 32 years, the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, which gives sweeping powers to security forces, was partially removed from three of nine districts of Arunachal Pradesh but would remain in force in the areas bordering Myanmar, officials said here. The state, which was formed on February 20, 1987, had inherited the […]

Aircraft wheel collapses on landing in Myanmar

Yangon: The front wheel of a training aircraft of the Myanmar National Airlines collapsed as it touched the tarmac at the airport in Mon during landing, official said on Wednesday. All five pilots and four cabin crew on board escaped unhurt in the Tuesday’s incident, Xinhua quoted the Information and Public Relations Department official as […]

India provides Myanmar aid under friendship project

Yangon: India has extended a $5 million aid to Myanmar in the second round of funding under the Myanmar-India Friendship Project, authorities said on Tuesday. The cash assistance was handed over by Indian Ambassador Vikram Misri to Myanmar Minister of Border Affairs Lt-Gen Ye Aung on Monday, reports Xinhua news agency. Myanmar and India signed […]

Facebook promises more action to curb hate speech in Myanmar

San Francisco: Coming under fire for not doing enough to stop the misuse of its platform for spreading hate in Myanmar, Facebook has promised to invest more in people, technology and partnerships to make the social network a safer place for people to express themselves. Facebook on Monday said it was looking into establishing a […]

India squad announced for 2020 Women's Olympic qualifiers

New Delhi: The Indian senior national women’s football team will travel to Myanmar for the first round of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics qualifying tournament later this month, the squad for which was announced on Saturday. Coach Maymol Rocky named the final squad of players that will make the trip to Yangon. Over the last two […]

Myanmar jails 2 Reuters reporters for 7 years

Yangon: A Myanmar court here on Monday jailed two Reuters reporters for seven years for breaching the Official Secrets Act while investigating violence against the Rohingya Muslims, a ruling which drew widespread flak. Reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were arrested on the night of December 12 after meeting two police officers who, according […]

Rohingyas continue to battle uncertain future in Bangladesh camps

Dhaka: Hafez Ullah had fled Myanmar in early September last year, following the torching of his village near the Maungdaw township in northern Rakhine by the Army. On Friday, it will be a day shy of one year when the Rohingya exodus to neighbouring Bangladesh had begun after the Myanmar Army launched an offensive in […]

10 killed, 100,000 displaced in Myanmar floods

Naypyidaw: At least 10 people have been killed and more than 100,000 people forced to flee their homes after heavy rains pounded Myanmar and flooded villages, according to government officials. As of Tuesday, some 119,000 people across five provinces had been displaced by rising waters, with Magway region particularly hard hit, with more than 70,000 […]

Pangolin smuggling: Odisha Crime Branch to seek Interpol help

Bhubaneswar: The special task force (STF) of Odisha Crime Branch will be seeking Interpol’s help in tracing linkages of the pangolin scales smuggling racket in China and Myanmar. Crime Branch STF DIG, Himanshu Lal today said that while the main accused in India have been arrested, those who are operating from China and Myanmar are […]

Rohingyas in Bangladesh seek global support during Guterres visit

Kutupalong (Bangladesh): Hundreds of Rohingyas on Monday called for support from the international community during a visit of UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to refugee camps in Bangladesh, which host more than 915,000 members of the Muslim minority who have fled Myanmar. Mud and heavy monsoon rains did not prevent hundreds of Rohingyas from leaving […]

India, Myanmar discuss bilateral issues, sign seven agreements

New Delhi: India and Myanmar discussed a range of bilateral issues and signed seven agreements during External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s two-day visit to the country that concluded on Friday. During the visit, Sushma Swaraj called on Myanmar President U Win Myint, State Counsellor and Minister for Foreign Affairs Aung San Suu Kyi and Commander-in-Chief […]

Myanmar ready to take back verified Rohingyas: Suu Kyi

Nay Pyi Taw: Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi told a visiting UN delegation that the country was ready to allow the return of Rohingya refugees after they complete a verification process, her office said on Tuesday. On Monday, Suu Kyi, also the State Counsellor, met a delegation of the UN Security Council tasked with […]

UNHCR's programme to protect Rohingyas from elephant attacks

Dhaka: The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature have launched an action plan to prevent Rohingya deaths from wild elephant attacks at a refugee camp that lies between Myanmar and Bangladesh. At least 10 refugees, including young children, have been killed in such incidents at the […]

Odisha's Swapna Priyadarshini eyes 'Miss Universe' title

Bhubaneswar: Idolizing Sushmita Sen, Swapna Priyadarshini of Dhenkanal has now set her eyes on the ‘Miss Universe’ title. The 17-year-old was recently crowned Miss Photogenic at Miss Tourism and Culture Universe 2018, held at Yangon in Myanmar. In an exclusive chat with odishatv.in, Swapna said that she wants to become Miss Universe. Though Swapna has […]

Myanmar urges Bangladesh to extradite 1,300 'rebel' Rohingyas

Naypyidaw: Myanmar said on Thursday that it has asked Bangladesh to arrest and extradite more than 1,300 Rohingyas suspected of taking part in a rebel assault against government checkpoints in Rakhine state in August last year. The incident on August 25 led to a violent military operation in Myanmar against the alleged insurgents, triggering a […]

UN officials plan donor conference for Rohingya refugees

United Nations: Calling the Myanmar Rohingya refugee crisis “the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis and a major humanitarian emergency”, the heads of three UN aid organisations have said they were seeking 434 million USD for the victims. The officials — UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator […]

UNSC must push Myanmar to let refugees return: Kofi Annan

United Nations: Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has asked the deadlocked Security Council to push the Myanmar government to allow the Rohingya refugees sheltered in Bangladesh to return home in safety and with dignity. Speaking to reporters after he had briefed the Security Council on Friday, Annan said that the returning refugees should not […]

Two dead, 32 missing as boat carrying Rohingya people capsizes

Dhaka: A boat carrying scores of Rohingya people capsized Sunday night at the mouth of Naf River dividing Bangladesh and Myanmar, leaving two people dead and at least 32 others missing, according to local TV. Law enforcers have recovered two bodies in the Bay of Bengal near Shah Porir Island of Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar district, […]

Bangladesh Islamists call to arm Rohingya

Chittagong: Thousands of Islamist hardliners marched in Bangladesh’s port city of Chittagong today calling for the government to arm Rohingya Muslim refugees fleeing a crackdown in Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine state. More than half a million Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since attacks by militants belonging to the Muslim minority on Myanmar police posts sparked brutal […]

India to help Myanmar train women police officers

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday gave ex-post facto approval to an MoU between India and Myanmar on upgradation of the Women’s Police Training Centre at Yamethin, Myanmar. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on September 6 last. The MoU covers upgradation of the Yamethin Women’s Police […]

Army attacks Naga militant camps along Myanmar border

New Delhi: The Indian Army on Wednesday said it has carried out an operation against NSCN (K) militants along the border with Myanmar and inflicted “heavy casualties” on the insurgents. Army officials however clarified that it was “not a surgical strike”. The Eastern Command of the Indian Army said in a tweet that a “firefight” occurred […]

BJP MP Varun Gandhi supports Rohingyas, sparks row

New Delhi: Contradicting his party and government line, BJP MP Varun Gandhi has stoked a controversy by advocating asylum to Rohingya Muslims who have fled persecution in Myanmar and are at the verge of being thrown out of India on security concerns. The MP from Sultanpur in Uttar Pradesh and son of Union Minister Maneka […]

US to give $32mn in aid to Rohingya

New York: The US will provide a humanitarian aid package worth $32 million to the Rohingya Muslim minority who have fled violence in Myanmar and crossed into neighbouring Bangladesh, the State Department announced. The funding “reflects the US commitment to help address the unprecedented magnitude of suffering and urgent humanitarian needs of the Rohingya people,” […]

Facebook suspending accounts of Rohingya activists: Report

San Francisco/New Delhi: Facebook is reportedly removing posts and suspending accounts of activists who are documenting the “ethnic cleansing” of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, Daily Beast has reported. The activists said their accounts are frequently being suspended or taken down and hoped that the social media giant would let them speak the truth. Myanmar considers […]