Suu Kyi

  • Malala, Suu Kyi to address student parliament in Pune 03-01-2014 11:32 PM

    Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, who defied the Taliban, and Myanmar opposition leader and Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi will address students in Pune Jan 10, an official of the Indian Student Parliament said in Pune on Friday. Malala and Suu Kyi will be present at the inauguration of...
  • Aung San Suu Kyi receives honorary doctorate in Canberra 29-11-2013 01:10 PM

    Nobel Prize winner and Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been awarded honorary doctorate by the Canberra-based Australian National University. Suu Kyi received a standing ovation as she accepted a Doctorate of Letters for her outstanding contributions to the service of society on Thursday, according to Australian Broadcasting...
  • 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...
  • Aung San Suu Kyi collects Rome citizenship after 19 years 28-10-2013 12:54 PM

    Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi finally collected her honorary citizenship of Rome on Sunday, 19 years after being offered the honour. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate, 68, spent most of two decades under house arrest after a military government ignored the results of a 1990 election won by...
  • 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...
  • Malala Yousafzai to be honoured with top Amnesty award 17-09-2013 11:43 AM

    Pakistani schoolgirl and education rights campaigner Malala Yousafzai and American singer, human rights and social justice activist Harry Belafonte were on Tuesday named as joint recipients of Amnesty Internationals Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2013. The Ambassador of Conscience Award is the human rights group's highest honour, recognising individuals who...
  • Dalai Lama, Suu Kyi to meet at human rights forum in Czech Republic in September 28-08-2013 12:59 PM

    Two Nobel laureates - Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama and Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi - will meet at a human rights forum in the Czech Republic next month, an official said at Dharamsala on Wednesday. "The Dalai Lama and Suu Kyi are attending a human rights...
  • Japan: Suu Kyi to drum up aid for Myanmar and meet Burmese nationals on Day 3 15-04-2013 08:54 AM

    Tokyo: Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is on a six-day visit to Japan, her first trip to the country in 27 years since she visited Japan in 1985 as a visiting scholar. On Day 3 of her visit on Monday, Suu Kyi will drum up aid for Myanmar...
  • Suu Kyi starts first visit to Japan in 27 years 13-04-2013 01:49 PM

    Tokyo: Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in Japan on Saturday for a week-long visit, her first trip to the country in 27 years since she visited Japan in 1985 as a visiting scholar, media reported. During her visit, Suu Kyi is expected to meet with Japanese Prime...
  • IAF pilots are professional and sweet: Suu Kyi 15-12-2012 04:57 PM

    Yangon: Not treated well by her own military junta, pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi on Saturday praised Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots for being "professional" and "sweet". "I enjoyed my time in India thoroughly from beginning to end, particularly impressed by the Air Force Pilots who flew me back....
  • Myanmar or Burma? Obama calls it both 20-11-2012 08:43 AM

    Yangon: Officially at least, America still calls this Southeast Asian nation Burma, the favoured appellation of dissidents and pro-democracy 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...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on Nitish Kumar's visit to Pakistan 19-11-2012 11:12 PM

    In this week's episode of The Week That Wasn't, Cyrus Broacha also talks about Aung San Suu Kyi's visit to India almost after 40 years and more. ...
  • Suu Kyi expresses scepticism over India's poverty eradication programme 19-11-2012 02:08 PM

    Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi visited Anantpur in Andhra Pradesh on Saturday. ...
  • Myanmar visit about sustaining momentum: Obama 19-11-2012 01:48 PM

    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...
  • Aung San Suu Kyi: a mind in flow

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    Every meditative discipline across traditions has one singular aim - to help focus the mind on its true nature - open, vast and inclusive. ...

  • Barack Obama leaves for historic visit to Myanmar 18-11-2012 03:37 PM

    Aboard Air Force One: US President Barack Obama departed on Saturday for a three-country swing through Asia, using his first foreign trip since winning re-election to emphasize his administration's focus on the region. Obama will make stops in Thailand, Myanmar and Cambodia. The highlight of the trip is likely to...
  • Science education poor in Myanmar: Suu Kyi 18-11-2012 01:50 AM

    Bangalore: Myanmar's iconic pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi said in Bangalore on Saturday science education in her country had deteriorated in the last few decades. During an interaction with faculty and students of the Indian Institute of Science here, the visiting leader said not only science teaching but education...
  • Mahatma Gandhi would have stood by us: Suu Kyi 16-11-2012 01:50 PM

    Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi says it's good to be back in India after nearly 25 years. Speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, she said she was disappointed when India began engaging with the generals who had put her under house arrest, but added she held no...
  • Indians take democratic rights for granted: Suu Kyi 16-11-2012 11:30 AM

    New Delhi: Nobel laureate and Mayanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was at her alma mater Lady Shri Ram College for Women on Friday. It is day four of her visit to India. Suu Kyi studied Political Science at the college in the 60s. Addressing college students, an emotional...
  • I was saddened, but never felt betrayed by India: Aung San Suu Kyi 15-11-2012 01:55 PM

    Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi says it's good to be back in India after nearly 25 years. Speaking exclusively to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, she said she was disappointed when India began engaging with the generals who had put her under house arrest, but added she held...
  • Full text of Suu Kyi's Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Lecture 15-11-2012 01:44 PM

    Here is the full text of Aung San Suu Kyi's lecture at Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial: There can be few occasions in life more fulfilling than those on which debts of kindness and friendship can be repaid. These past few months have furnished me with many opportunities to thank peoples and...
  • Have no bitterness against India: Aung San Suu Kyi 15-11-2012 10:11 AM

    New Delhi: Myanmar leader Aung Saan Suu Kyi on Thursday said that she had no bitterness against India over its decision to support the junta regime during her house arrest. Speaking to CNN-IBN Karan Thapar, she said that she was upset but holds no grudge. "I was saddened. Gandhi would...
  • Lady Shri Ram College gears up to welcome Aung San Suu Kyi 15-11-2012 08:31 AM

    New Delhi: Its day 3 of Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's India's visit. She will be meeting External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Thursday. On Friday, Suu Kyi will be heading to her college Lady Shri Ram College where she learnt the first lessons of democracy. We are...
  • News 360: 2G spectrum auction ends 14-11-2012 11:29 PM

    The re-auction of 2G mobile spectrum has been a massive disappointment, ending at less than Rs 10,000 crore - way below the government target of Rs 40,000 crore. Idea is the provisional winner in seven circles while Videocon is also the provisional winner in seven circles. Others like Airtel and...
  • Suu Kyi to visit Andhra Pradesh village 14-11-2012 11:05 PM

    Hyderabad: Myanmar's democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi plans to visit Papasanipalli village in Andhra Pradesh's Anantapur district on November 17 to witness rural development programmes. Suu Kyi will be accompanied by Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh and Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy will visit, official sources said...
  • Friendship between India and Myanmar will last forever: Suu Kyi 14-11-2012 10:23 PM

    Returning after a gap of 25 years, Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday said she was saddened that India was drawn away from Myanmar in its "most difficult days" and hoped it will stand by her country in achieving democracy. She also remembered Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal...
  • Suu Kyi thanks India for supporting her movement 14-11-2012 10:20 PM

    Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during which they discussed a variety of issues including the national reconciliation process underway in Myanmar and the process of democratisation in this context. ...
  • The Last Word: How significant is Aung San Suu Kyi visit? 14-11-2012 10:10 PM

    Does Aung San Suu Kyi's visit confirm a change in India's attitude to the Nobel laureate? ...
  • Suu Kyi praises Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru 14-11-2012 06:46 PM

    New Delhi: Nobel Peace Laureate and Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi today said Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru were the two Indian leaders to whom she felt "closest" and recalled how and she and India's first prime minister had many things in common. The India-educated pro-democracy icon, who...