Yangon

  • Sectarian unrest shakes major Myanmar city July 2, 2014

    Yangon: Myanmar police fired warning shots after an angry mob attacked Muslim property in the central city of Mandalay, authorities said on Wednesday, in the latest eruption of religious unrest to shake the Buddhistmajority nation. Around five people were injured as rioters hurled stones at a Muslim teashop and surrounding buildings...
  • Edeh Chidi hattrick takes EB to AFC Cup quarterfinal May 15, 2013

    Kolkata: Talismanic Nigerian Edeh Chidi struck a hattrick and set up a couple more as East Bengal thrashed Yangon United of Myanmar 51 to enter the AFC Cup quarterfinal for the second time after 2004. It was Chidi (25th, 71st and 76) who made his presence felt with a treble...
  • Myanmar: President Thein Sein declares martial law March 24, 2013

    Yangon: Myanmar President Thein Sein has declared martial law in four townships following violent ethnic clashes between the Buddhists and Muslims. Dozens of people have been killed and many have been displaced due to the unrest. The military has now taken over charge of security in these towns. Truckloads of soldiers...
  • India suffer a 1-0 defeat against Myanmar in AFC Challenge March 6, 2013

    Yangon: The Indian football team suffered a 0-1 defeat at the hands of Myanmar in its last league match of the qualifying event of the AFC Challenge Cup here, which put the country's chances of advancing to the final round of the tournament in a difficult position. Home side substitute Soe...
  • Myanmar: Flight lands on road, 2 dead, 11 injured December 25, 2012

    Yangon: An Air Bagan flight made an emergency landing on Tuesday on a road in central Myanmar, killing two people and injuring 11, officials said. Four foreigners traveling on the Christmas morning flight were among the injured, Deputy Information Minister Ye Htut said on his Facebook page. He said the fatalities...
  • Myanmar or Burma? Obama calls it both November 20, 2012

    Yangon: Officially at least, America still calls this Southeast Asian nation Burma, the favoured appellation of dissidents and prodemocracy activists who opposed the former military junta's move to summarily change its name 23 years ago. President Barack Obama used that name during his historic visit on Monday, but he also called...
  • Myanmar visit about sustaining momentum: Obama November 19, 2012

    Yangon: In a historic trip to a long shunned land, President Barack Obama on Monday showered praise and promises of more US help to Myanmar if the Asian nation keeps building its new democracy. "Our goal is to sustain the momentum," he declared with pride as the first US president...
  • State of emergency declared in western Myanmar June 11, 2012

    Yangon: The Myanmar government declared a state of emergency in coastal Rakhine state on June 10 night following the unrest. The declaration, aired by the state radio and television, was signed by President U Thein Sein who also delivered an address to the nation in a live broadcast. The declaration was made...
  • Watch: Prime Minister at Bahadur Shah Zafar's Dargah May 30, 2012

    In Yangon, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh paid tributes at the Mazaar of last Mughal emperor, Bahadur Shah Zafar, on May 29. ...
  • Watch: Prime Minister's visit to Yangon May 30, 2012

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Gursharan Kaur visited the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon on May 29. India gifted a 16feet statue of Lord Buddha. ...
  • India's last Mughal emperor lies buried in Yangon May 29, 2012

    Yangon: India's last Mughal emperor, Bahadur Shah Zafar, lay buried in Yangon for nearly 130 years in a forgotten grave until 1991 when his final resting place was chanced upon during digging. His mausoleum in this former capital of Myanmar is frequented by those who want to have a glimpse of...
  • PM to meet Aung San Suu Kyi in Yangon today May 29, 2012

    New Delhi: It's the second day of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visit to Myanmar and he will be travelling to Yangon to meet prodemocracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. This will be his first meeting ever with the Nobel laureate. Singh will be accompanied by External Affairs Minister SM Krishna....
  • World View special: Inside Myanmar April 6, 2012

    Sweeping changes in India's neighbourhood as a democratic icon and Myanmar's most loved leader Aung San Suu Kyi wins a land slide byelection, we are tracking the tectonic shift Inside Myanmar and what it means for India. ...
  • World View special: Inside Myanmar April 7, 2012

    Sweeping changes in India's neighbourhood as a democratic icon and Myanmar's most loved leader Aung San Suu Kyi wins a land slide byelection, we are tracking the tectonic shift Inside Myanmar and what it means for India. ...
  • Myanmar: Suu Kyi's party claims landslide win April 2, 2012

    Yangon: She struggled for a free Myanmar for a quartercentury, much of it spent locked away under house arrest. Now, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate whose nonviolent campaign for democracy at home transformed her into a global icon is on the verge of ascending to public office for the first...
  • Myanmar polls: Suu Kyi's party claims victory in 12 seats April 2, 2012

    Suu Kyi's party the National League for Democracy has claimed that she has won by a huge margin from her own constituency. ...
  • Myanmar polls: NLD claims Aung San Suu Kyi has won a seat April 2, 2012

    Prodemocracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party has claimed she has won by a huge margin from her seat Kawhmmu. ...
  • Myanmar: Opposition claims Suu Kyi wins seat April 1, 2012

    Yangon: Supporters of Myanmar's opposition icon Aung San Suu Kyi on Sunday erupted in euphoric cheers after her party said she won a parliamentary seat in a landmark election, setting the stage for her to take public office for the first time. The victory, if confirmed, would mark a major milestone...
  • Tourists flock to Myanmar to witness the historic election April 2, 2012

    Myanmar votes for the first time in more than 2 decades and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is poised for a win. ...
  • Fire kills 16 in Myanmar's main city, Yangon December 29, 2011

    Yangon: A fire followed by several explosions engulfed many state warehouses and neighbouring homes, killing at least 16 people and injuring 108 in Myanmar's main city of Yangon on Thursday. The blasts occurred as firefighters were putting out the fire that had started in a stateowned warehouse before spreading to other...
  • Legacy of the last Mughal lives on in Yangon December 9, 2007

    Yangon: Days before the last Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar died in a British Army officer's garage in Yangon, the poetking wrote: Who will pray on my behalf or bring me flowers? Who will light a candle for me? I am nothing but a gloomy tomb. But he needn't have...