Myanmar

  • Dalai Lama urges Buddhists to halt Muslim violence July 7, 2014

    Leh: The Dalai Lama on Sunday reiterated his plea to Buddhists in Myanmar and Sri Lanka to halt violence against Muslims, in a speech to tens of thousands of devotees to mark his 79th birthday. In front of the massive crowd that included Hollywood film star Richard Gere in northern India,...
  • 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 Buddhist-majority nation. Around five people were injured as rioters hurled stones at a Muslim teashop and surrounding buildings...
  • China for new security architecture along with India, Myanmar June 28, 2014

    Beijing: China on Saturday made a strong pitch for a "new architecture" of Asia-Pacific security cooperation along with India, Myanmar and others as it targeted the US on the Iraq imbroglio, saying any attempt to oust the legitimate regime of a country through illegal means should be opposed. Quoting Rabindranath...
  • Presidents of India, China and Myanmar greet each other June 28, 2014

    Beijing: As India, China and Myanmar celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Panchsheel Treaty, Presidents of the three countries greeted each other while reaffirming their commitment on the five principles of peaceful coexistence. President Pranab Mukherjee congratulated his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, saying the five principles serve as guiding light...
  • China tensions top ASEAN summit talks in Myanmar May 11, 2014

    Naypyidaw: Vietnam and the Philippines pushed for stronger action to confront China's aggressive behaviour in the South China Sea at a Southeast Asian summit on Sunday that was hosted for the first time by Myanmar, a former pariah state now eager to show off its fragile democratic reforms. A showdown between...
  • Earthquake of 6 magnitude strikes Thailand, Myanmar May 5, 2014

    Bangkok: A powerful earthquake measuring 6.3 magnitude hit northern Thailand and Myanmar on Monday causing minor damages. The quake struck 32 km southwest of a town in the northern Thai city of Chiang Rai on the Myanmar border. Severe shaking was also felt in Myanmar's largest city, Yangon. There were no immediate reports...
  • Bangalore: 30-year-old ragpicker arrested for raping minor May 4, 2014

    Bangalore: Bangalore Police arrested a 30-year-old ragpicker on Saturday for allegedly raping a minor girl in the north-eastern part of the IT city. The 17-year-old girl is pregnant, said the police as they sent her for medical examinations. The accused has been identified as Mohammed Babool, a native of West Bengal;...
  • Disruption of Parliament led to exploration of Ordinance route on anti-graft bills March 4, 2014

    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 have...
  • India yet to take a call on UNHRC vote on war crimes, PM tells Sri Lankan President March 4, 2014

    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...
  • BIMSTEC Summit : PM to meet Mahinda Rajapaksa, Sheikh Hasina March 4, 2014

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is likely to hold dialogue with his Sri Lankan President 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 Geneva...
  • PM Manmohan Singh to meet Sri Lankan President in Myanmar March 4, 2014

    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 March 3, 2014

    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 overcome,"...
  • Manmohan Singh heads for Myanmar summit on regional ties March 2, 2014

    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 February 20, 2014

    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 Salman...
  • World Bank to invest $2 bn in Myanmar January 27, 2014

    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 people...
  • BSF to guard Myanmar border from 2014 itself: DG January 4, 2014

    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 Director...
  • After Bangladesh, Pakistan IB, BSF to guard Indo-Myanmar border November 19, 2013

    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 will...
  • Gen VK Singh takes potshots at the functioning of Manmohan Singh November 9, 2013

    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 told...
  • Pope Francis receives Aung San Suu Kyi in Vatican October 28, 2013

    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 international symbol...
  • India-Thailand road link by 2015 October 27, 2013

    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 from...
  • Aung San Suu Kyi receives EU 1990 Sakharov Prize October 23, 2013

    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 collect...
  • Myanmar Muslims hide in forests amid deadly sectarian clashes October 3, 2013

    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 year,...
  • Myanmar president visits sectarian-hit areas October 1, 2013

    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 in...
  • India, Myanmar working out solution to boundary issue September 20, 2013

    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 affairs,...
  • Myanmar to set up stock exchange market by 2015 September 17, 2013

    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 as...
  • No intrusion by Myanmar troops near Haolenphai in Manipur: MEA August 28, 2013

    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 border...
  • Myanmar troops attempt to raise fencing at border, India takes up issue August 28, 2013

    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 international...
  • India asks Myanmar to set up joint border working group August 28, 2013

    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 has...
  • Myanmar intrudes into Indian territory, sets up camp in Manipur August 28, 2013

    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 the...
  • Buddhists in Myanmar torch Muslim homes and shops August 25, 2013

    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 national...