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Tag: Myanmar

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 […]

415,000 Rohingyas have crossed into Bangladesh: UN

Dhaka: The UN office in Bangladesh on Monday said that around 415,000 members of the Muslim Rohingya minority community have crossed into the country from Myanmar over the last three weeks. Around 3,000 more people had arrived since Sunday, and Monday saw a smaller number of boats carrying Rohingyas travelling to Bangladesh compared to the […]

British national Al Qaeda terrorist arrested in Delhi

New Delhi: A British national Al Qaeda terrorist on a mission to radicalise Rohingya Muslims to fight in Myanmar has been arrested in the Indian capital, police said on Monday. Deputy Commissioner of Police P.S. Kushwah said Shami Rehman, 27, was arrested near Shakarpur bus stand in east Delhi on Sunday evening. Kushwah said he […]

Rohingya influx started from 2012: Centre to SC

New Delhi: The Centre on Monday told the Supreme Court that the influx of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar started in 2012 as the apex court directed an October 3 hearing on a petition challenging their deportation. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud directed the hearing for October […]

UN chief urges Suu Kyi to halt offensive against Rohingyas

United Nations: Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has “a last chance” to halt an Army offensive that has forced thousands of the Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said. Guterres told the BBC on Saturday night that Suu Kyi had a last chance to stop the offensive. […]

Bangladesh wants India's support over Rohingya crisis

Dhaka: Bangladesh today sought India’s support in handling the Rohingya issue by mounting pressure on Myanmar to take back the refugees who have taken shelter in the country. According to the United Nations, nearly 300,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar’s Rakhine state into Bangladesh since August 25 when a fresh wave of violence erupted when […]

India to grant gratis visa to Myanmarese citizens: PM

Nay Pyi Taw: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced that India will grant gratis visa to Myanmarese citizens wanting to visit the country. Modi made the announcement during his joint press statement with State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi after the two leaders held wide-ranging talks here. “I am pleased to announce that we have […]

Modi arrives in Myanmar

Nay Pyi Taw: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday arrived here on a three-day visit to Myanmar from China, where he had gone to attend the 9th BRICS Summit. This is Modi’s first bilateral visit to Myanmar. He had earlier come here in 2014 to attend the Asean-India Summit. Later on Tuesday, he will call […]

13 police personnel killed in Myanmar terror attacks

Nay Pyi Taw: At least 13 police personnel were killed in terror attacks in Myanmar’s Rakhine state on Friday morning, the Defence Services Office said. At least 24 police posts were attacked with handmade bombs by terrorists in Maungtaw region, Xinhua news agency reported. Also more than 150 extremists attempted to break into the light […]

Myanmar blames India for restricting pulses import quota

Yangon: Yangon has blamed New Delhi for restricting import of three major pulses from Mayanmar, saying that the move has plunged Burmese pulses industry into chaos, an official report said on Thursday. In August, India announced a 200,000-ton import quota on pigeon peas and 300,000-ton quota on mung bean and green grams, Xinhua news agency […]

Quake hits Myanmar, northeast India

Shillong: India’s northeastern states shook on Sunday morning when a 4.9 magnitude earthquake hit Myanmar, officials said. The quake were felt at 10.57 a.m. with its epicentre in the Myanmar-India border region, said an official of the Regional Seismological Centre in Shillong. Seven of the northeastern states — Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh […]