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'The Sacrifice Zone': Myanmar bears cost of green energy

August 11, 2022 7:43 pm

There is a name for what Myanmar has become: A “sacrifice zone,” or a place that destroys itself for the good of the world.The sacrifice is visible from the air, in toxic turquoise pools that dot the landscape.

Russia's foreign minister Lavrov to meet military leader on visit to Myanmar: Russian news agency

August 03, 2022 8:06 am

Russia had supplied the junta with drones, two types of fighter jets, and two kinds of armoured vehicles, one with air defence systems, Thomas Andrews, the United Nations human rights expert on Myanmar, said in February.

Myanmar leader announces extension of state of emergency

August 02, 2022 7:19 am

The army seized power on Feb. 1 last year from the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi. It cited alleged fraud in the November 2020 general election, which Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party had won in a landslide while the military-backed party did poorly.

Radha Kumar writes: India's response to Sri Lanka and Myanmar crises is a study in contrast. It shouldn't be

August 02, 2022 9:16 am

Radha Kumar writes: Given our land and sea borders with Myanmar, and the troubled history of cross-border insurgencies between our two countries, the Modi administration’s inertia is alarming

Myanmar junta extends emergency rule, cites need for stability

August 01, 2022 1:28 pm

While Min Aung Hlaing did not mention the extension of the emergency in his speech, state media reported that a military government defence and security council had unanimously approved his request for six more months.

Japanese video journalist detained at Myanmar protest march

August 01, 2022 7:57 am

According to a detailed tally compiled by Myanmar's Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, at least 2,138 civilians have been killed by the security forces and 14,917 arrested since the military takeover.

Explained: How Myanmar's junta is using Chinese facial recognition technology

July 29, 2022 6:14 pm

Rights groups warn high-tech surveillance systems will be used to track down and eliminate the junta's opponents.

Executions in Myanmar signal that generals don’t care what world thinks of them. In this, for Delhi, a sharpening challenge

July 27, 2022 8:31 am

Two of the four activists executed were the well known and respected pro-democracy activists, Ko Jimmy and the Phyo Zayar Thaw, who had demonstrated in the days after last February's coup that they could mobilise thousands to rally against the junta.

Explained: The executions in Myanmar

July 26, 2022 4:35 am

The execution of four political prisoners, in defiance of international appeals, takes Myanmar back decades. What does the move mean for the rest of the world, including India, and their engagement with the junta?

Myanmar junta condemned for execution of 4 democracy activists

July 25, 2022 7:18 pm

Executed include democracy figure, former lawmaker; activists had been sentenced after closed-door trial; 117 people sentenced to death since coup, say activists.

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Myanmar junta orders martial law in 6 Yangon townships amid clashes

March 15, 2021 2:36 pm

At least 39 people were killed Sunday and dozens were injured in one of the deadliest days of the crackdown, according to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, an independent group tracking the toll of the violence. Most of those killed were in Yangon, where two townships, Hlaing Thar Yar and neighboring Shwepyitha were being placed under martial law.

Myanmar protesters defy curfew; media outlets ordered shut

March 09, 2021 6:15 pm

The night's street protests began after police cordoned off part of Yangon's Sanchaung neighborhood and were believed to be conducting door-to-door searches for those who fled attacks by security forces to seek shelter in the homes of sympathetic strangers.

Myanmar: At least six reportedly shot dead as security forces extend crackdown on protests

March 03, 2021 6:48 pm

Protesters in Myanmar prepared for more demonstrations against junta rule on Monday, defying a crackdown a day earlier that killed at least 18 people in the bloodiest violence since the military seized power one month ago.

Myanmar security forces disperse anti-coup protesters

February 26, 2021 5:26 pm

Security forces in Myanmar's largest city of Yangon have fired warning shots and beat truncheons against their shields while moving to disperse more than 1,000 anti-coup protesters today.

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.

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