Myanmar

  • Disruption of Parliament led to exploration of Ordinance route on anti-graft bills 04-03-2014 11:05 PM

    The government is not bypassing Parliament on the issue of bringing a set of anti-graft ordinances but continuous disruption of proceedings led to exploring the Ordinance route, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said on Tuesday. Talking to reporters on his way back from Myanmar, Khurshid said normally these bills should...
  • India yet to take a call on UNHRC vote on war crimes, PM tells Sri Lankan President 04-03-2014 01:50 PM

    Nay Pyi Taw: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on the sidelines of the BIMSTEC summit in Myanmar on Tuesday. The meeting came amidst growing criticism from Tamil parties that the government is ignoring the plight of Sri Lankan Tamils. The meeting also comes at a...
  • PM Manmohan Singh to meet Sri Lankan President in Myanmar 04-03-2014 09:07 AM

    Naypyidaw: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is likely to hold dialogue with his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa on the sidelines of the BIMSTEC Summit in Myanmar, which could be his last official foreign visit. This comes as another vote is expected at the UN Human Rights Council this month in...
  • Manmohan leaves for Myanmar, his last likely foreign trip as PM 03-03-2014 10:36 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh left for Myanmar on Monday to attend the BIMSTEC Summit, making a strong push for intensifying collective efforts to combat security challenges and enhancing connectivity and trade in the region. "Security challenges both natural and man-made, require our collective vision and determination to be...
  • Manmohan Singh heads for Myanmar summit on regional ties 02-03-2014 01:32 PM

    New Delhi: Manmohan Singh leaves for Myanmar capital Nai Pyi Taw on Monday for the six-nation BIMSTEC meet on regional ties, in what could be his last foreign visit as prime minister, and also hold bilateral talks with its leadership. Apart from engaging with his host, Myanmar President U Thein...
  • India calls for institutional reform within the SAARC 20-02-2014 05:15 PM

    India on Thursday called for institutional reform within the SAARC and define a clear set of policies on the nature of the grouping's relations with countries having observer status. The eight-member grouping needs to "move faster and to add momentum to our cooperation within the SAARC framework," External Affairs Minister...
  • World Bank to invest $2 bn in Myanmar 27-01-2014 01:45 AM

    On his first visit to Myanmar, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim on Sunday announced that the WB Group plans to invest $2 billion in a multi-year development programme for the country, Xinhua reported. The plan will include projects that dramatically improve access to energy and health care for poor...
  • BSF to guard Myanmar border from 2014 itself: DG 04-01-2014 11:36 PM

    The Border Security Force (BSF) will be entrusted the task of guarding the India-Myanmar border later this year, the paramilitary forces's chief said on Saturday. "From this year itself, we will start guarding the 1,624-km-long India-Myanmar border that passes through the states of Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh," BSF...
  • After Bangladesh, Pakistan IB, BSF to guard Indo-Myanmar border 19-11-2013 09:03 PM

    In a major decision, government has decided to replace the Assam Rifles (AR) with BSF for guarding the porous Indo-Myanmar border notorious for movement of insurgents and smuggling of arms and narcotics. The decision in this regard was recently taken by the Ministry of Home Affairs and a Cabinet note...
  • Gen VK Singh takes potshots at the functioning of Manmohan Singh 09-11-2013 08:31 PM

    Former Army Chief Gen VK Singh has taken potshots at the functioning of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who was "expressing helplessness in matters" that should have been trivial. In his autobiography 'Courage and Convictions', the former chief said he had briefed the Prime Minister about his visit to Myanmar and...
  • Pope Francis receives Aung San Suu Kyi in Vatican 28-10-2013 05:54 PM

    Pope Francis on Monday received Nobel peace laureate and former political prisoner in Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi at the Vatican. The Myanmarese opposition leader is currently on a visit to Europe and was, on Sunday, made an honorary citizen of Rome, the Italian capital. Suu Kyi has become an...
  • India-Thailand road link by 2015 27-10-2013 06:58 PM

    The multi-billion 1,632-km India-Myanmar-Thailand trilateral highway, to be completed by 2015, would boost trade and business between the two Asian countries, Indian Ambassador to Thailand Anil Wadhwa said on Sunday. Speaking to agencies on the sidelines of a function to mark the arrival of the 10th international flight of SpiceJet...
  • Aung San Suu Kyi receives EU 1990 Sakharov Prize 23-10-2013 11:10 AM

    A visibly moved Myanmarese leader Aung San Suu Kyi received the European Union's 1990 Sakharov Prize for human rights finally on Tuesday from the hands of European Parliament speaker Martin Schulz. Lawmakers gave a standing ovation to the 69-year-old Nobel peace laureate and current Myanmar opposition leader, who could not...
  • Myanmar Muslims hide in forests amid deadly sectarian clashes 03-10-2013 12:01 PM

    Terrified Muslim families hid in forests in western Myanmar a day after fleeing renewed sectarian violence that killed at least five people even as the President toured the divided region for the first time. The violence underscored the government's failure to stop the unrest from spreading since it erupted last...
  • Myanmar president visits sectarian-hit areas 01-10-2013 04:39 PM

    Yangon: President Thein Sein travelled to Myanmar's conflict-torn west as a new spate of mob-led arson attacks against Muslim homes erupted Tuesday, his first visit to the divided region since sectarian violence broke out more than a year ago. A senior official in the president's office said Thein Sein arrived...
  • India, Myanmar working out solution to boundary issue 20-09-2013 05:32 PM

    New Delhi: India has close relations with Myanmar on several fronts including security, energy security and food security but both sides have "some remaining boundary issues" for which a solution is being worked out, a top official said Friday. Pinak Ranjan Chakravarty, secretary, economic relations, in the ministry of external...
  • Myanmar to set up stock exchange market by 2015 17-09-2013 06:06 PM

    Myanmar will start to set up a stock exchange market by 2015 with the help of Japan, an official said on Tuesday. Security Exchange will be established this year in line with Security Exchange Law which was passed by parliament and promulgated in July this year, Xinhua cited Eleven Media...
  • No intrusion by Myanmar troops near Haolenphai in Manipur: MEA 28-08-2013 08:12 PM

    New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs has denied intrusion from Myanmar Army in Manipur and said the movements were inside the Myanmar side of the border. "India and Myanmar have very excellent and cordial relationship. We have just been informed by the Ministry of Home Affairs which oversees the...
  • Myanmar troops attempt to raise fencing at border, India takes up issue 28-08-2013 07:40 PM

    Myanmarese troops have attempted to construct a defence post and fencing along the border in Manipur where there is no demarcation of boundary between the two countries prompting India to take up the issue. Construction materials were dumped for erection of fencing and the camp by Myanmar close to the...
  • India asks Myanmar to set up joint border working group 28-08-2013 07:24 PM

    India has asked Myanmar to set up a Joint Border Working Group (JBWG) to address the issue of demarcation of border between the two countries in the backdrop of attempt by Myanmar Army to construct a defence post near an undemarcated border pillar. Though the proposal to set up JBWG...
  • Myanmar intrudes into Indian territory, sets up camp in Manipur 28-08-2013 05:15 PM

    Imphal: The Myanmar Army crossed into the Indian border and set up camps at Haolenphai in Manipur on August 22. Manipur government has taken a serious review of the Myanmar Army's preparation to construct a temporary army camp at Haolenphai village. A high level committee has been sent to investigate...
  • Buddhists in Myanmar torch Muslim homes and shops 25-08-2013 11:05 PM

    Members of a 1,000-strong Buddhist mob torched dozens of homes and shops in northwestern Myanmar following rumors that a Muslim man tried to sexually assault a young woman, officials and witnesses said on Sunday, as the country was once again gripped by sectarian violence. The rioters, who sang the country's...
  • MNF demands resignation of Health Minister over drug trafficking allegations 24-08-2013 03:35 PM

    Opposition Mizo National Front (MNF) on Saturday demanded resignation of Health Minister Lalrinliana Sailo following allegations against him of involvement in drug trafficking. "All MNF leaders will meet on Monday and pressurise the minister to resign," MNF said in a statement. MNF alleged that a drug licence was used for...
  • Mathai assures Myanmar of sharing outcome of Bodh Gaya probe 09-07-2013 01:36 AM

    New Delhi: India on Monday assured Myanmar that Bodh Gaya "remains a place of peace and pilgrimage" and that it would share the outcome of investigations into the serial bombings that hit the Buddhist pilgrimage centre. This was conveyed by visiting Indian Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai, who called on Myanmar...
  • Mahabodhi temple reopens a day after blasts; no lead from CCTV footage 08-07-2013 08:30 PM

    Bodh Gaya: The evening after terror struck the Mahabodhi in Bodh Gaya, the faithful were back as the shrine reopened to the public on Monday. Buddhist monks from 50 countries held a special prayer inside the temple for return of peace after the 10 explosions that left two injured there....
  • Mahabodhi temple blasts linked to attacks on Rohingya Muslims? 08-07-2013 06:54 PM

    New Delhi: There are concerns about whether there is a Myanmar link to the Mahabodhi temple blasts in Bodh Gaya. The Rohingya Muslims clashing with the Buddhist majority there has been exploited by several terrorist groups including al Qaeda and the Lashkar-e-Toiba. As police begin investigations into the Bodh Gaya...
  • Every party has politicised terrorism for votes: Ashutosh 08-07-2013 05:27 PM

    The political blame game between the Congress and the BJP has started over the Bodh Gaya blasts. With less than a year to go for the general elections, the BJP has been quick to pin the blame on the Nitish Kumar government in Bihar. The Congress has hinted that the...
  • Bihar govt's security lapse needs to be investigated: Ajit Doval 08-07-2013 05:05 PM

    Which force could be behind the serial blasts at Bodh Gaya? Were the blasts designed to spread panic more than they were intended to kill? One has to keep in mind that when the bombs went off, the Buddhist temple premise had very few visitors. Ajit Doval, former Director of...
  • Mahabodhi temple targeted because of the attack on Rohingya Muslims? 08-07-2013 04:58 PM

    New Delhi: There have been many clashes inside Myanmar over the past two years between the Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims that has left close to 10,000 dead. As a result of the clashes there has been a threat to Buddhist shrines not only in India but also around the world....
  • Mahabodhi temple blasts: BJP hits out at Centre, Bihar govt over security lapse 07-07-2013 10:01 AM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday attacked the government over the security lapse. The remarks in the backdrop of the bomb blasts at the Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya in which five people are injured. "If this is a result of issue in Myanmar, it is a new...