Burma News

Why Burmese Tamils have a soft corner for DMK leaders

Most remember how C N Annadurai, the founder of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), was instrumental in setting up houses for them in areas like Vyasarpadi and Roypuram in Chennai and even opened Burma Bazaar in North Chennai for trade.

Shooting 'Burma' in real locations was challenging, says director

Dharani Dharan says shooting 'Burma' in real locations of north Madras, was challenging.


Vipassana guru S N Goenka dies at 89

Renowned spiritual leader and Vipassana guru Satya Narayan Goenka died due to old age on Sunday night. He was 89.

An outsider’s eye

I was born and educated in Burma in the local medium but had to leave because I was a foreigner.

Vipassana guru S N Goenka dies

Goenka is survived by his wife Elaichidevi,also a co-teacher of meditation,and six sons.

Hafiz Saeed leads Eid prayers at Lahore stadium

Thousands offered the prayers with Saeed,who carries a $10 million bounty on his head.


Azad Maidan protest was planned weeks in advance,say cops

The August 11 Azad Maidan protest that turned violent was meticulously planned with the organisers holding several midnight “strategy meetings”,Mumbai Police Crime Branch probing the case claimed on Thursday.

Divide between developed and emerging nations narrowing: Soros

When “political philanthropist’’ George Soros jets into town there is usually something cooking — political or financial

US to consult India,China on its Burma policy

The Obama Administration on Tuesday said it would actively consult and seek the help of countries like India and China as part of its new Burma policy.

US,France and Britain ask Burma to free Suu Kyi

US,Britain and France expressed disappointment over Burma's failure to address concerns of the international community to restore democracy in the country and called on the military junta to free opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi "immediately and unconditionally."