Articles about Myanmar
11 Aug 2021
Five jump from Myanmar building to escape police; two die
Five people jumped from an apartment building in Yangon, Myanmar's largest city, to escape government security forces who were raiding the building, and at least two died, according to government and media reports.
28 Jun 2021
Over 700 Myanmar nationals entered Mizoram in past few weeks
Over 700 people from Myanmar, mostly civilians, have entered Mizoram in the past few weeks, a police officer said on Sunday.
30 Mar 2021
Manipur withdraws earlier order to turn away Myanmar refugees
The Manipur government has withdrawn an earlier order directing local authorities to turn away people from Myanmar trying to seek refuge in the state, NDTV reported.
03 Mar 2021
18 killed in Myanmar's anti-coup protests: Human Rights group
At least 18 people were killed as security forces in Myanmar fired on pro-democracy protesters on Wednesday, according to a Human Rights group.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
01 Feb 2021
Explore Nagaland, mystic beauty of North-East, home to indigenous tribes
Enticing and mystical are two descriptions that best suit Nagaland.
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.
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.
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.
12 Jul 2019
The fastest goals in international football
Football is indeed the most popular sport across the globe.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.