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Neighbour’s pride

January 21, 2021 8:51 am

India stands to enhance its status as a responsible nation by supplying Covid vaccines to countries in South Asia.

This is where Rohingya are being sent: a newly surfaced island in Bay of Bengal

December 07, 2020 6:19 pm

Bangladesh has begun sending Rohingya refugees from overcrowded camps at Cox’s Bazar to Bhasan Char, an island formed by sedimentation (char is Bengali for sediment) close to the coast. What's on Bhasan Char? Is it habitable?

Myanmar monk saves snakes from the black market, offers shelter in monastery

December 06, 2020 5:33 pm

The 69-year-old monk has created a refuge for snakes ranging from pythons to vipers and cobras at the Seikta Thukha TetOo monastery in the bustling commercial city of Yangon.

Suu Kyi's party pledges unity government after election 'landslide'

November 13, 2020 1:25 pm

The latest batch of results from Sunday's vote confirmed Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) had secured the 322 seats in the bicameral legislature needed to form a government.

Opinion: Myanmar wakes up from dream of democracy

November 10, 2020 10:05 pm

fter five years of leadership under Aung San Suu Kyi, it has become clear that democracy is not a magic wand that will solve Myanmar's problems. The nation's politics needs to include everyone, says Rodion Ebbighausen.

Myanmar awaits early results of election seen giving Suu Kyi a new term

November 09, 2020 10:56 am

Sunday's general election was seen as a referendum on the fledgling democratic government led by Suu Kyi’s ruling National League for Democracy (NLD), which remains popular at home but has seen its reputation collapse overseas amid allegations of genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority.

Explained: India, China, and Myanmar poll

November 08, 2020 11:49 am

Myanmar votes on Sunday, five years after Aung San Suu Kyi’s landslide win. Against the backdrop of a pandemic, Rohingya crisis, and military assertion, a look at what’s at stake for Suu Kyi and her country

Myanmar's Suu Kyi casts early vote in poll hit by COVID-19 curbs

October 29, 2020 11:55 am

The vote is set to serve as a test of Myanmar's first democratic government in half a century and the country's transition away from direct military rule as it grapples with crises on several fronts.

Myanmar polls body defends canceled voting in insecure areas

October 20, 2020 8:14 pm

More than 1.1 million eligible voters in Rakhine state are losing their opportunity to participate in the election because of the cancelled voting.

Foreign Secretary and Army chief head to Myanmar in bid to deepen ties

October 04, 2020 1:43 am

Top sources told The Sunday Express that the decision to send a civilian and a military official was taken at the highest level, as New Delhi feels that India needs to strengthen ties, given the security challenges along the India-Myanmar border.

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Reuters journalists freed from Myanmar jail after 511 days

May 09, 2019 10:38 am

Two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, jailed in Myanmar after they were convicted of breaking the Official Secrets Act walked free from a prison on the outskirts of Yangon on Tuesday after spending more than 500 days behind bars.

Myanmar jails Reuters journalists for 7 years amid global outrage

September 04, 2018 1:04 pm

A Myanmar court sentenced two Reuters journalists to seven years in prison Monday on charges of illegal possession of official documents, a ruling met with international condemnation.

Rohingya Muslim refugees: What fleeing from their homes in Myanmar looks like

September 07, 2017 4:26 pm

More than 200,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled from the Aung San Suu Kyi led Myanmar towards neighbouring countries. As the refugees claim crackdown and violence by security forces, Suu Kyi faces heat from global leaders to deal with the situation. The United Nations, meanwhile, had labelled the Rohingyas the most persecuted people on earth.

Slicing off 1,000 km, to bring Mizoram closer to the world

November 16, 2014 2:43 pm

A series of photographs shows the various stages of completion of the Mizoram section of the KMMTTP.

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Indian Buddhist monks march for peace in Myanmar

February 12, 2016 9:37 am

New Delhi, Feb 12 (ANI): As Myanmar moves towards new government formation, Indian Buddhist monks initiated a ‘Peace Yatra’ in Myanmar led by His Eminence Drukpa Thuksey Rinpoche, a spiritual regent to His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa. The peace padyatra witnessed tens of thousands gathered at the 2,500 years old Shwedagon Pagoda, to seek the blessings of the sacred 2,600 year- old-bone relic of the Buddha. The yatra initiated by the monks was aimed at enabling India and Myanmar to work together for ensuring a smooth transition along with the blessings of Buddha and messages of compassion, wisdom and loving-kindness. The peace padh yatra which showed significant signs of peace and stronger relationship between the two countries, witnessed Indian Ambassador to Myanmar Gautam Mukhopadhaya, attending the prayer sessions in the Shwedagon Pagoda.On bringing the sacred Buddha bone relic to Myanmar, Gautam Mukhopadhaya said it is a very rare occasion where the relic has been brought out of the country and will definitely prove as a meeting point of two traditions.

Aung San Suu Kyi holds massive election rally in Yangon

November 02, 2015 11:44 am

Aung San Suu Kyi held her biggest rally yet ahead of Myammar’s November 8 election.