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Tag: Myanmar

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Critically endangered Burmese roofed turtles hatched

New Delhi: The critically endangered Burmese roofed turtles, the species that was thought to be extinct in 2001, have hatched in Myanmar, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Turtle Survival Alliance said on Friday. In a major boost to the species survival, 39 Burmese roofed turtles — one of the rarest turtles in existence — […]

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Myanmar urged to ensure religious freedom for minorities

Yangon: The Human Rights Watch has urged Myanmar to guarantee religious freedom for all minorities, amid growing tensions between different belief systems in the country, according to a report released on Monday. In April, Myanmar authorities had closed down two Islamic religious schools in Yangon, erstwhile capital and the country’s most populated city, Efe news […]

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International conclave poised to give exposure to Odisha’s Buddhist treasure

Bhubaneswar: The famous archaeological sites in Lalitgiri-Udaygiri-Ratnagiri in Odisha’s Jajpur district would be abuzz with intellectual discourses during a three-day International Buddhist Conclave scheduled to begin on April 10. “Hundreds of Buddhist scholars and researchers will attend the global meet. The event of this nature will provide much needed international exposure to Buddhist treasures spread […]

Cyclonic storm likely to impact coastal Odisha

Bhubaneswar: A deep depression over the Bay of Bengal that is taking the shape of a cyclonic storm is likely to impact coastal Odisha, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Sunday. The IMD, however, said it can confirm the actual impact on Odisha only after the cyclonic storm recurves close to the Myanmar coast […]

BSNL to improve connectivity along borders

Agartala: To improve connectivity along the borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan and Myanmar, the BSNL would set up mobile phone towers along the frontiers, an official said here today. “We have initiated the process to install BTS (Base Tower Stations) along the borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan and Myanmar to improve mobile phone connectivities in the bordering […]

Myanmar: A new theatre of rivalry in South Asia

With the United States shifting the focus of its foreign policy to the Asia Pacific region, Myanmar has gained a tremendous strategic importance. This became clear when President Barack Obama had made Myanmar his first port of call after he assumed office in his second term. This is also the reason why Chinese President Xi […]

Drug-resistant malaria parasite from Myanmar threatens India

India faces the imminent threat of malaria parasites that are resistant to the drug artemisinin, the frontline treatment against malaria, spreading from Myanmar into its territory, putting thousands of lives at risk, researchers have warned

India keen to boost trade with Bangladesh, Myanmar: Sitharaman

Srinagar: The Indian government has been building infrastructure to boost trade and other economic activities with Bangladesh and Myanmar, union Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said here Tuesday.