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Manipur: Cooperation with neighbouring nations key in countering drug menace, says Guv Heptulla

Delegates from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka, top Police Officials, and related government officials were also present at the inaugural function of the two-day conference cum workshop.

Myanmar partially lifts internet shutdown in conflict-torn Rakhine, Chin states

Norwegian mobile operator Telenor Group said the transport and communications ministry had lifted the block, in place since June 21, in five townships in Rakhine and Chin states at midnight.

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No Rohingya turn up for repatriation to Myanmar

Officials said the situation the camps was calm on Wednesday and Thursday and no chaos was reported like in November last year when thousands protested what they feared might be forced repatriation.

Myanmar, Bangladesh schedule Rohingya repatriation

Myanmar government spokesman Zaw Htay, speaking in his country's capital, Naypyitaw, said the parties concerned had agreed that the process would begin next Thursday.

Monsoon flooding displaces thousands from their homes in Myanmar

Heavy downpours hit the tropical Southeast Asian country during the May-October rainy season, often triggering flooding. The northern state of Kachin was the worst affected, with 14,000 people forced from their homes near the banks of the Ayeyarwady river.

As India builds houses, Myanmar to reach out to Rohingya in Bangladesh

This is one of the key steps being taken by Myanmar, at the prodding of India, so that the displaced families “feel safe” and stay in these newly built houses.

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Explained: Where are the world's stateless people?

An international conference opening in The Hague on Wednesday will assess progress on a United Nations campaign called #Ibelong which aims to end statelessness by 2024.

India and Myanmar forces coordinate to destroy NE insurgent camps across border

Called ‘Operation Sunshine-2’, the military action that took place between May 16 and June 8, is expected to give a debilitating jolt to insurgencies in the Northeastern states.

UN mission urges financial isolation of Myanmar's military

The crisis in Rahkine has soured Myanmar's relations with the United States, which had rolled back economic sanctions over the past decade to support political change in the country as it transitioned toward democracy.

Explained: Why two Reuters journalists spent more than 500 days in prison in Myanmar

During court proceedings before Judge U Ye Lwin, a police officer testified that the chief of police had ordered that "secret documents" should be planted on the reporters, and they should be charged with possessing them.

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Reuters journalists freed from Myanmar jail after 511 days

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

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.

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

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

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

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Rohingya Refugee Crisis: Why Rakhine Jihad Is An Emerging Nightmare For Bangladesh

About 422,000 refugees from Myanmar have poured into Bangladesh since August 25, 2017. Attacks by Rohingya militants on security posts triggered an offensive response by Myanmar army that has led to this humanitarian crisis. Indian Express’ Praveen Swami reports on the emerging security nightmare from the Myanmar-Bangladesh border.

Indian Buddhist monks march for peace in Myanmar

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.

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Aung San Suu Kyi holds massive election rally in Yangon

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

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