Myanmar: News

27 Sep 2023


Amid fresh unrest, Manipur declared 'disturbed area' under AFSPA

The Manipur government on Wednesday declared the entire state a "disturbed area" under the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) for six months due to the prevailing law and order situation, India Today reported, citing an official order.

23 Sep 2023

N Biren Singh

Manipur: Internet ban revoked, 'free movement regime' with Myanmar next

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Saturday announced the lifting of the internet ban in the state, following improvements in the situation after ethnic clashes erupted on May 3.

12 Sep 2023

Travel And Tourism

These Asian Buddhist monasteries are worth visiting

Buddhist temples and monasteries, meticulously crafted to nurture meditation and embrace tranquility, offer an extraordinary gateway to commune with nature and discover your inner serenity.

06 Sep 2023


Amid India-Bharat renaming row, here's a list of renamed countries

The official invitation that was sent out for the G20 summit dinner to be held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan mentions "President of Bharat," instead of "President of India."

29 Aug 2023


Manipur Assembly's first session after violence, tribal MLAs to boycott

The Manipur Assembly is reportedly convening on Tuesday for the first time since violent clashes erupted in May, with the one-day session focusing on the current ethnic crisis in Manipur.

20 Aug 2023


Manipur: Tribals protest recent killings, demand AFSPA reinstatement

Thousands of tribals took to the streets in Manipur to protest the killing of three persons in the Ukhrul district on Friday by armed miscreants, Hindustan Times reported on Sunday.

12 Aug 2023


BJP ally calls for 'surgical strike' to resolve Manipur issue

National People's Party (NPP) leader M Rameshwar Singh has said that defense operations such as a "surgical strike" should be carried out to end the issue of "illegal immigrants and militants" in Manipur permanently, PTI reported.

03 Aug 2023


Manipur: Kukis postpone mass burials, negotiations with MHA continue 

Manipur's tribal communities on Thursday reportedly decided to postpone the mass burial of victims of Manipur ethnic clashes on the Ministry of Home Affairs's (MHA) appeal.

28 Jul 2023


India to collect biometrics of Myanmar refugees: Sources

The government will collect the biometric information of anyone entering India from Myanmar, sources told news outlet India Today on Thursday.

25 Jul 2023


718 Myanmar nationals enter Manipur, government seeks Assam Rifles's clarification

As many as 718 Myanmar nationals, including 301 children, were allowed to cross the Indo-Myanmar border and enter Manipur's Chandel district between Saturday and Sunday, reportedly without proper travel documents.

23 Jul 2023

Narendra Modi

'Misplaced priorities': BJP MLA questions Modi's 'silence' on Manipur violence 

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from Saikot in Manipur's Churachandpur, Paolienlal Haokip, has questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi's silence on the violence-hit state and alleged he had "misplaced priorities."

23 Jul 2023


Manipur plans to airlift Meiteis from Mizoram following 'threats': Reports

The Manipur government has reportedly planned to airlift Meiteis from neighboring Mizoram following an alleged warning from an organization of former militants.

22 Jul 2023


Manipur: Fresh outrage as 2 sisters raped, murdered in Imphal 

Days after a video of two women paraded naked in violence-hit Manipur on May 4 emerged, sparking nationwide outrage, another incident of two sisters allegedly raped and murdered by a mob in Imphal surfaced.

22 Jul 2023


Manipur tense again after video of man's chopped head surfaces

A fresh video showing the severed head of an alleged Kuki man, David Theik, mounted on a fence made of bamboo in the Bishnupur district sparked fresh tension across violence-torn Manipur on Saturday, India Today reported.

03 Jul 2023


Kolkata-Bangkok road trip soon possible: India-Myanmar-Thailand Trilateral Highway nearing completion

Thailand has always been a top choice for Indian vacationers.

27 Jun 2023


Arms used in Manipur violence supplied via Myanmar: Report

Intelligence sources have claimed that the weapons used to spread unrest during the violence in Manipur were smuggled via Myanmar, reported India Today.

28 May 2023

Travel And Tourism

Traveling to Myanmar? Include these souvenirs in your shopping list

From experiences to memories, Myanmar is a destination that will offer you a host of things to take back home.

19 May 2023


Cyclone Mocha affects 8 lakh in Myanmar, 145 dead

Cyclone Mocha has affected at least eight lakh people in Myanmar, the United Nations (UN) said on Friday, adding that the country needs emergency food aid and other assistance.

15 May 2023

West Bengal

Cyclone Mocha: Coastal areas in West Bengal on alert

With Cyclone Mocha making its much-anticipated landfall along the coasts of Myanmar and Bangladesh on Sunday, West Bengal has also been on alert, where Disaster Management Force personnel have been deployed in several parts.

14 May 2023


Cyclone Mocha makes landfall; Myanmar, Bangladesh on high alert

The "extremely severe cyclonic storm" Mocha made landfall on the coast of Myanmar's Rakhine state on Sunday afternoon, Myanmar's Meteorological Department said.

'Extremely severe' Cyclone Mocha to hit Bangladesh, Myanmar coasts tomorrow

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday said that Cyclone Mocha would intensify into an "extremely severe cyclonic storm" by Sunday.

Cyclone Mocha intensifies, headed toward Bay of Bengal coasts: IMD

A deep depression called "Mocha" has transformed into a cyclonic storm in the southeast Bay of Bengal, as confirmed by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) in one of its latest bulletins.

09 May 2023


Cyclone Mocha: How cyclones are named

Hold on to your cups of coffee because Cyclone Mocha is brewing up a storm!

12 Apr 2023

United Nations (UN)

Myanmar junta's airstrike kills 100, including women, children, reporters

Myanmar's ruling military junta confirmed carrying out an airstrike on Pazigyi village near Kanbalu township in the country's Sagaing region on Tuesday morning.

05 Apr 2023

Andaman & Nicobar

India deploys deterrence capabilities in Andamans to counter China's presence

India has deployed deterrence capabilities in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands to counter China's expansion in the area and project dominance in the Indian Ocean, reported Hindustan Times.

24 Sep 2022

MK Stalin

Beware of fake job rackets from Thailand, Myanmar: MEA advisory

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Saturday issued an advisory asking Indians to be wary of fake job rackets promising lucrative jobs in digital sales and marketing.

06 Sep 2022

Narendra Modi

'India can do a lot': Sheikh Hasina on Rohingya issue

On a four-day visit to India starting on Monday, Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina has said India is a vast country and can "do a lot" to help Bangladesh cope with the Rohingya refugee crisis.

17 Jul 2022

Fashion Tips

National Tattoo Day: Did you know about these unique tattoos?

Observed on July 17 every year, National Tattoo Day celebrates the ancient form of body art, inspiring people to get inked.

25 May 2022


5 foreign destinations to visit from India on a budget

If you're wondering where to travel next on a budget and want to get your passport stamped this time, think beyond Nepal, Bhutan, Thailand, and Sri Lanka.

20 Mar 2022


Cyclone Asani: Rains hit Andaman and Nicobar, IMD issues helpline

A low-pressure system developing in the southeast Bay of Bengal and the adjoining Andaman Sea intensified into a depression on Sunday.

06 Dec 2021

Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar's ousted leader Suu Kyi gets 4-year jail term

A special court in Myanmar's capital on Monday sentenced the country's ousted leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, to four years of imprisonment.

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

United Nations (UN)

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

Aung San Suu Kyi

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

Aung San Suu Kyi

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

Antonio Guterres

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

Aung San Suu Kyi

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

Aung San Suu Kyi

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

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

Aung San Suu Kyi

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.

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.

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.

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

Narendra Modi

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

Rohingya Muslims

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".

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

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

United Nations (UN)

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.