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Facebook removes Myanmar military's primary page; Cites repeated policy violations

22 Feb 2021

Facebook removes Myanmar military's primary page; Cites repeated policy violations

Facebook has punished the Myanmar military establishment after it led the recent coup that ousted the elected government. The social media giant removed the military establishment's eponymously named Facebook page Tatmadaw, which roughly translates to True News Information Team.

UN chief condemns deadly violence against anti-coup protesters in Myanmar

22 Feb 2021

UN chief condemns deadly violence against anti-coup protesters in Myanmar

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday condemned the use of deadly violence in Myanmar days after at least two were killed in anti-coup protests.

Possibility of bloodshed as Myanmar troops reportedly moving to cities

18 Feb 2021

Possibility of bloodshed as Myanmar troops reportedly moving to cities

UN independent investigator on Myanmar said on Wednesday that hardened troops are being deployed from a number of border areas in northern Rakhine to some cities, raising the possibility of bloodshed and a tragic loss of life.

Myanmar Police files new charge against Aung San Suu Kyi

16 Feb 2021

Myanmar Police files new charge against Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar Police filed a new charge against leader Aung San Suu Kyi, her lawyer said on Tuesday, which may allow her to be held indefinitely without trial.

UN will seek to unite the world, reverse Myanmar coup

06 Feb 2021

UN will seek to unite the world, reverse Myanmar coup

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres pledged on Friday that the United Nations will do everything to unite the international community and create conditions for reversing the military coup in Myanmar.

Myanmar junta shuts Twitter and Instagram to curb protests

06 Feb 2021

Myanmar junta shuts Twitter and Instagram to curb protests

Military authorities in-charge of Myanmar broadened a ban on social media following this week's coup and ordered communications operators and internet service providers to shut Twitter and Instagram, as residents in the biggest city again banged pots and plastic bottles to show their opposition to the army takeover.

Myanmar people honk horns, bang on pots to protest coup

03 Feb 2021

Myanmar people honk horns, bang on pots to protest coup

Scores of people in Myanmar's largest city honked car horns and banged on pots and pans on Tuesday in the first known public resistance to the coup, led a day earlier by the country's military.

Myanmar military promises election in a year

01 Feb 2021

Myanmar military promises election in a year

Myanmar's military has announced it will hold a new election at the end of a one-year state of emergency it declared on Monday when it seized control of the country and reportedly detained leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Myanmar leader Suu Kyi, others detained; Army takes control

01 Feb 2021

Myanmar leader Suu Kyi, others detained; Army takes control

The military took control over Myanmar on Monday, soon after it detained leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior members of the governing party, the National League for Democracy (NLD).

Explore Nagaland, mystic beauty of North-East, home to indigenous tribes

01 Feb 2021

Explore Nagaland, mystic beauty of North-East, home to indigenous tribes

Enticing and mystical are two descriptions that best suit Nagaland.

Vivo S1 Prime, with Snapdragon 665 chipset, quad cameras, launched

13 Aug 2020

Vivo S1 Prime, with Snapdragon 665 chipset, quad cameras, launched

As the latest addition to its portfolio of mid-range smartphones, Vivo has launched the S1 Prime model in Myanmar. The handset comes as a slightly tweaked version of the X50 Lite which was unveiled in Australia back in May.

Porn video filmed at Myanmar's sacred Buddhist site sparks outrage

14 Feb 2020

Porn video filmed at Myanmar's sacred Buddhist site sparks outrage

A pornographic video filmed at a sacred site in Myanmar has invited severe backlash from locals.

#TravelBytes: Five best places to visit in Southeast Asia

17 Jul 2019

#TravelBytes: Five best places to visit in Southeast Asia

From beautiful beaches to surreal mountains, cultural diversity to historical significance, the South-eastern part of Asia has it all.

The fastest goals in international football

12 Jul 2019

The fastest goals in international football

Football is indeed the most popular sport across the globe.

India-Myanmar joint operation hits NE insurgent camps along border

16 Jun 2019

India-Myanmar joint operation hits NE insurgent camps along border

In a joint operation conducted over three weeks, the armies of India and Myanmar destroyed several insurgent camps set up by Northeast-based terrorist groups inside Myanmar, defense sources said on Sunday.

Myanmar: Jailed Reuters journalists walk free after 500 days

07 May 2019

Myanmar: Jailed Reuters journalists walk free after 500 days

Two Reuters journalists, convicted in Myanmar under Official Secrets Act, were released on Tuesday after spending 500 days in prison.

Tri-nation peace motor rally reaches Agartala, next stop is Assam

20 Feb 2019

Tri-nation peace motor rally reaches Agartala, next stop is Assam

A cross-border motor rally to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi has reached Agartala, Tripura, from Dhaka, Bangladesh, via the Akhaura International Checkpost (ICP).

Disease kills thousands of swine, Mizoram government bans pigs' import

17 Jan 2019

Disease kills thousands of swine, Mizoram government bans pigs' import

Mizoram government has banned the import of pigs and piglets to prevent the outbreak of a disease that has cost the lives of thousands of swine in the state.

'The Social Network' should have a sequel, feels Aaron Sorkin

13 Jan 2019

'The Social Network' should have a sequel, feels Aaron Sorkin

The Social Network which released in 2010 explored the story of how Facebook was set up and took a look into the cases, founder Mark Zuckerberg faced, from Eduardo Saverin and the Winklevoss twins.

President Ram Nath Kovind visits Shri Kali temple in Myanmar

13 Dec 2018

President Ram Nath Kovind visits Shri Kali temple in Myanmar

President Ram Nath Kovind today visited a temple of goddess Kali in Yangon, Myanmar.

Jack Dorsey pleads ignorance about Brahmanical patriarchy; wants FIR quashed

12 Dec 2018

Jack Dorsey pleads ignorance about Brahmanical patriarchy; wants FIR quashed

In the latest development in the 'Smash Brahmanical Patriarchy' controversy involving Jack Dorsey, the Twitter CEO has pleaded ignorance, and has asked the Rajasthan High Court to quash an FIR against him.

India-Myanmar friendship driven by quest for mutual peace, prosperity: Kovind

12 Dec 2018

India-Myanmar friendship driven by quest for mutual peace, prosperity: Kovind

The friendship between India and Myanmar is not driven by short-term goals, but by a lasting quest for mutual peace and prosperity, President Ram Nath Kovind said yesterday, as he extended New Delhi's support for preserving the unity and territorial integrity of the neighboring country.

President Ram Nath Kovind to visit Myanmar from December 10-14

04 Dec 2018

President Ram Nath Kovind to visit Myanmar from December 10-14

President Ram Nath Kovind will visit Myanmar from December 10 to 14 during which he will hold talks with his counterpart U Win Myint and State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, an official statement said today.

Amnesty International strips Aung San Suu Kyi of highest honor

13 Nov 2018

Amnesty International strips Aung San Suu Kyi of highest honor

Amnesty International yesterday stripped Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honor over the de facto Myanmar leader's "indifference" to the atrocities committed by the country's military against Rohingya Muslims.

Ensure dignified return of Rohingya-refugees to Myanmar: US to Bangladesh

12 Nov 2018

Ensure dignified return of Rohingya-refugees to Myanmar: US to Bangladesh

Seeking a voluntary, safe, and dignified return of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh to Myanmar, the US asserted yesterday that Dhaka must ensure the returnees have the freedom of movement and "not be confined to camps".

In deportation of 7 Rohingyas, Supreme Court refuses to intervene

04 Oct 2018

In deportation of 7 Rohingyas, Supreme Court refuses to intervene

The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to interfere in the deportation of 7 Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar, saying it wasn't inclined to take the decision.

#RohingyaCrisis: UN has 'no right to interfere', says Myanmar army-chief

24 Sep 2018

#RohingyaCrisis: UN has 'no right to interfere', says Myanmar army-chief

Myanmar army chief said the United Nations had no right to interfere in the sovereignty of the country, a week after a UN probe suggested that he be prosecuted for "genocide" against the Rohingya minority.

Myanmar: Journalists' sentence garners criticism, but Suu Kyi defends decision

13 Sep 2018

Myanmar: Journalists' sentence garners criticism, but Suu Kyi defends decision

Amid widespread international criticism over the arrest of two Reuters journalists in Myanmar, the country's de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has defended the court's verdict and said the two were imprisoned as per the law.

UN rights chief wants a new panel for Myanmar prosecutions

10 Sep 2018

UN rights chief wants a new panel for Myanmar prosecutions

The UN rights chief called for the creation of a new mechanism for preparing criminal indictments over atrocities committed in Myanmar.

Aurora Prize laureate Aung to donate $1mn prize-money to Rohingyas

04 Sep 2018

Aurora Prize laureate Aung to donate $1mn prize-money to Rohingyas

An activist who has spent 40 years fighting for Rohingya rights in Myanmar will donate $1mn, which he received as prize money for his work, to provide medical assistance to around 375,000 Rohingya refugees staying across South East Asia.

Myanmar: Two journalists, who covered Rohingya violence, jailed for 7-years

03 Sep 2018

Myanmar: Two journalists, who covered Rohingya violence, jailed for 7-years

On Monday, a Myanmar court sentenced two Reuters journalists to seven years of prison for illegal possession of state secrets. Their trial lasted for 8 months.

Facebook to start taking down fake news and misinformation

19 Jul 2018

Facebook to start taking down fake news and misinformation

Accused of helping to spur violence in Myanmar, Sri Lanka, and India, Facebook said it will start removing misinformation that leads to physical harm and violence.

70-year-old Indian-origin woman murdered by Myanmar maid in Singapore

27 Jun 2018

70-year-old Indian-origin woman murdered by Myanmar maid in Singapore

A 70-year-old Indian-origin woman in Singapore has been allegedly murdered at her home by a 23-year-old maid Zin Mar Nwe from Myanmar, police said.

7,400 Indians filed asylum applications in US in 2017: UN

20 Jun 2018

7,400 Indians filed asylum applications in US in 2017: UN

7,400 people from India filed applications for asylum in the US last year, according to UN Refugee Agency's annual Global Trends report.

Globally, 68.5mn people forcibly displaced from their home, says UN

19 Jun 2018

Globally, 68.5mn people forcibly displaced from their home, says UN

A record 68.5mn people have been forced to flee their homes due to war, violence, and persecution, notably in places like Myanmar and Syria, a report released by UN refugee agency in Geneva said.

Rohingya refugee-shelters 'washed away' in Bangla-rains, over 9,000 affected: UN

12 Jun 2018

Rohingya refugee-shelters 'washed away' in Bangla-rains, over 9,000 affected: UN

Heavy rains have caused severe structural damage to camps in Bangladesh hosting over one million Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, the United Nations has said.

New report claims "sheer brutality" by Myanmar's Rohingyas on Hindus

23 May 2018

New report claims "sheer brutality" by Myanmar's Rohingyas on Hindus

In what could potentially change the narrative around Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims, a report by Amnesty International has made controversial allegations.

Myanmar:19 dead in fighting between army, rebels in Shan

12 May 2018

Myanmar:19 dead in fighting between army, rebels in Shan

At least 19 people have been killed in clashes between Myanmar's military and an ethnic armed group today in northern Shan State, the most deadly flare-up in recent years as fighting in the borderlands intensifies.

Two Indian photojournalists part of Reuters Pulitzer Prize winning team

20 Apr 2018

Two Indian photojournalists part of Reuters Pulitzer Prize winning team

Every photo tells a story and a Reuters team of photojournalists did exactly that when they captured the plight of nearly 600,000 Rohingya refugees desperately trying to flee Myanmar and come to Bangladesh in 2017.

UN urges Bangladesh to relocate 1.5L Rohingya-refugees ahead of rains

30 Mar 2018

UN urges Bangladesh to relocate 1.5L Rohingya-refugees ahead of rains

About 1.5 lakh Rohingya refugees, who fled violence in Myanmar to settle in crowded camps in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar, are living in flood-prone areas and must be relocated ahead of the coming rainy season, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said.