25 Feb 2021
Facebook bans all Myanmar military-linked accounts and ads: Details
Social media giant Facebook announced on Thursday that it was banning all accounts linked to Myanmar's military and ads from military-controlled companies in the wake of the army's seizure of power on February 1.
14 Mar 2020
Were Delhi's communal riots funded by Indonesian NGO?
A link has emerged between last month's communal violence in Delhi and a non-government organization (NGO) based in Indonesia.
07 Mar 2020
Hindu American Foundation accuses USCIRF of spreading misinformation about CAA
A top Hindu body in the United States, the Hindu American Foundation (HAF), has accused the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) of spreading misinformation about the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
20 Jan 2020
Facebook translates Xi Jinping's name to 'Mr Shithole'; apologizes later
Facebook is drawing flak for translating the name of China's President Xi Jinping to 'Mr Shithole'.
12 Dec 2019
IUML to file plea against Citizenship Bill in Supreme Court
A day after the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was passed in the Rajya Sabha, the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) has filed a writ petition against the Bill in the Supreme Court on Thursday, calling it "unconstitutional."
19 Jul 2019
Trump doesn't know why Yazidi activist Nadia Murad received Nobel
If you are a stranger to Iraqi human rights activist and Nobel laureate Nadia Murad's works, you will find company in United States President Donald Trump.
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.
28 Dec 2018
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist denied entry into India
Cathal McNaughton, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, was denied entry into India after he returned from an overseas trip.
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.
11 Dec 2018
Jamal Khashoggi among journalists named TIME Person of the Year
TIME magazine has finally released its much-awaited Person of the Year 2018, and a handful of journalists whose work landed them in jail or cost them their lives have been awarded the coveted title collectively.
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.
25 Aug 2018
Bangladesh: Rohingya's protest for 'justice' on anniversary of military crackdown
Thousands of Rohingya refugees staged protests in Bangladesh for "justice" today on the first anniversary of a Myanmar military crackdown that forced them to flee to camps in Bangladesh.
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.
15 Jul 2018
Won't allow our soil to be used for terrorist-activities: Bangladesh
Bangladesh today has reassured India that it will not allow its soil to be used for any terrorist activities against the neighboring country as visiting Home Minister Rajnath Singh held talks with his Bangladeshi counterpart Asaduzzaman Khan on security-related issues.
08 Jul 2018
5 Rohingyas detained at Bangladesh-border while trying to enter India
Five Rohingya youths have been detained at a Bangladesh border checkpoint after allegedly trying to enter India with fake passports.
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.
15 Jun 2018
Sikh NGO is bringing Eid cheer to thousands of Syrian-refugees
Khalsa Aid, a UK-based NGO which has been constantly working to improve lives of Syrian refugees, is now making their Eid cheerful.
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.
04 Jun 2018
Center asks states to monitor Rohingyas' activities, confine their movement
Stepping up its clampdown on Rohingya refugees, the Center has asked states to confine them to specified areas and record their biometrics, which'll prevent them from getting Indian documents illegally and help in their repatriation.
27 May 2018
"Our families will be killed": Rohingyas fear forthcoming monsoon
Stranded on a dusty slope in Cox's Bazar refugee camp, Osiur Rahman looked to the hill where a Rohingya girl was buried in a landslide just days earlier and pondered over his chances of survival if he comes across another calamity.
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.
28 Apr 2018
Approaching monsoon puts Rohingya refugees at higher risk, says UN
The United Nations has expressed concern over the safety of tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims as the approaching monsoon season threatens their make-shift camps in Southern Bangladesh.
28 Apr 2018
Monsoon threatens tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees: UN
The United Nations said that lives of tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees hang in the balance as monsoon and cyclone seasons threaten their makeshift camps in Bangladesh.
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.
15 Apr 2018
Pravin Togadia quits VHP; VS Kokje elected new party president
Vishwa Hindu Parishad veteran Pravin Togadia quit the outfit on Saturday after his nominee Raghav Reddy lost the party's presidential election, held for the first time since it was founded in 1964.
12 Apr 2018
Kathua horror: 8-year-old sedated, gang-raped, murdered brutally. Humanity just died.
The chargesheet in the gangrape-murder of an eight-year-old in Kathua, J&K, has revealed chilling details.
09 Feb 2018
Trump, Modi discuss Maldives, Afghanistan, Myanmar, N.Korea over a phone-call
In unheralded moves, US President Donald Trump has been tilting away from Pakistan. He has also been deepening ties with his other South Asian ally, India to counter an aggressive China in the sub-continent.
14 Dec 2017
MSF: 6,700 Rohingya massacred in Myanmar in one month
At least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims were killed in the month after the outbreak of violence in Myanmar in August, according to aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF).
12 Dec 2017
LeT's charity wing distributes cash, blankets among Rohingya refugees
The Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation (FIF), the charitable wing of the Pakistan-based terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), claims it has provided aid to over 300 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.
05 Dec 2017
SC defers hearing on Rohingya refugee deportation to Jan 31
The Supreme Court has deferred the hearing of a petition filed by two Rohingya Muslim refugees against the Centre's decision to deport all Rohingyas back to Myanmar to January 31.
27 Nov 2017
Why Pope Francis faces a tricky trip to Myanmar
Pope Francis has arrived in Myanmar at a time when the country faces widespread allegations of ethnic cleansing.
21 Nov 2017
Rohingya crisis: China to mediate between Myanmar and Bangladesh
China has offered to act as a mediator to resolve the ongoing Rohingya crisis primarily concerning Myanmar and Bangladesh.
17 Nov 2017
Report: Myanmar military committed mass rapes of Rohingya women
A Human Rights Watch (HRW) report has accused the Myanmar military of gang-raping several women and girls belonging to the Rohingya Muslim community.