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Myanmar to receive its first Kilo class submarine from India

India will transfer one of its Russian-made Kilo-class diesel-electric attack submarines to the Myanmar Navy later this year after being refitted indigenously, which would...
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IndiGo introduces flights to Myanmar and Delhi-Dhaka route

IndiGo has announced its new undertakings to introduce new direct daily international flights to Yangon from Kolkata.  The operations will begin from September 20, 2019....
BIMSTEC nation heads invited to Modi’s swearing-in, Pakistan plays down being left out

BIMSTEC nation heads invited to Modi’s swearing-in, Pakistan plays down being left out

Signalling a change in its approach, India has invited BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) countries, as well as...

Amnesty International withdraws award to Aung San Suu Kyi for ‘shameful betrayal’

Amnesty International has withdrawn its highest honour ‘Ambassador of Conscience’ from Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi in light of what it said was...
Suu Kyi defends Myanmar for jailing two Reuters’ journalists

Suu Kyi defends Myanmar for jailing two Reuters’ journalists

On Thursday, Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi vigorously defended the jailing of two Reuters journalists who were reporting on the Rohingya...
Myanmar court sends Reuters journalists to jail for 7 years

Myanmar court sends Reuters journalists to jail for 7 years

Myanmar’s court has sentenced two Reuters journalists to seven years in jail after finding them guilty of violating official secrets act. They were involved...
Pope Francis greets a group of nuns at the end of his Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican, Reuters/UNI

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Hashimpura, Srebrenica And Rohingyas in Rakhine: Similar And So Different

Hashimpura, Srebrenica And Rohingyas in Rakhine: Similar And So Different

By Saeed Naqvi   Incidents, similar in their chilling monstrosity, came to mind when I saw photographs of a row of Rohingya Muslim young men, on...

Myanmar books 2 Reuters journos for reporting on violence against Rohingya Muslims

Prosecutors in Myanmar have formally charged two journalists from the Reuters news agency with violating the Official Secrets Act, signalling the case will go...
Indians account for world’s highest migrant population: UN

Indians account for world’s highest migrant population: UN

International Migration Report of the United Nations says India is the largest country of origin of international migrants estimated to number nearly 17 million  At...
Rohingya exodus: Myanmar signs repatriation pact with Bangladesh

Rohingya exodus: Myanmar signs repatriation pact with Bangladesh

Over 600,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar since the army began an ethnic cleansing drive in August; repatriation to begin in two...
Faced with refugee influx, Bangladesh plans Rohingya sterilisation

Faced with refugee influx, Bangladesh plans Rohingya sterilisation

File photo of Rohingya refugees fixing damaged roofs of their huts at a makeshift refugee camp near Cox's Bazaar. Photo credit: KUOW Over 600,000 Rohingya...
India’s rank at Global Hunger Index lower than Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar

India’s rank at Global Hunger Index lower than Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar

Other than India, only three other countries, Djibouti, Sri Lanka and South Sudan have more than 20% of their children wasted. Depicting the country’s high...
Myanmar army chief downplays exodus, says Rohingya Muslims not native

Myanmar army chief downplays exodus, says Rohingya Muslims not native

The army chief, the most powerful person in the Buddhist-majority country, stated his uncompromising stance towards the Rohingya Muslims. Downplaying the ongoing Rohingya crisis and...
Rohingya Muslim

Globalization Of Terror: Syrian Intelligence Sheds Light On Rohingya Exodus

By Saeed Naqvi Evidence of Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state since the 7th century is not accompanied by a narrative of harmony with the Buddhist...
Bangladesh

Rohingya crisis: Solution must be found in Myanmar, says Bangladesh

The Bangladesh Foreign Secretary stated that since Myanmar created the problem, it’s only them who can find a solution to it. Over-burdened with over half...
Rohingya

SC to decide Rohingya deportation case on “points of law”, not “emotional arguments”

Govt argues – if Rohingya refugees stay put in India, labour rates would become so low that Indians would suffer” The Supreme Court, on Tuesday, said...
BJP’s Varun Gandhi bats for Rohingya asylum, Govt says his view is “against national interest”

BJP’s Varun Gandhi bats for Rohingya asylum, Govt says his view is “against national...

Son of Union minister Maneka Gandhi and MP from Sultanpur, Varun called for “empathy, leading potentially to asylum” for Rohingya refugees Days after the Centre...
Under attack for violence in Rakhine state, Myanmar Army blames Rohingya Muslims for killing 28 Hindus

Under attack for violence in Rakhine state, Myanmar Army blames Rohingya Muslims for killing...

Meanwhile, UN clinicians in Bangladesh say injuries on dozens of Rohingya refugee women consistent with violent sexual assault wounds At a time when the global...
Bangladesh imposes telecommunication blackout on Rohingya Refugees

Bangladesh imposes telecommunication blackout on Rohingya Refugees

Bangladesh government has threatened four major mobile phone operators  not to provide services to Rohingya refugees. Amid escalating trouble for the immigrated Rohingya Muslims from...
Is Facebook suspending accounts of activists demanding justice for Rohingyas?

Is Facebook suspending accounts of activists demanding justice for Rohingyas?

Some activists claim that their accounts on the website were suspended after they posted material documenting ethnic cleansing of Rohingyas in Myanmar San Francisco/New Delhi:...
Aung San Suu yi

Suu Kyi finally breaks silence on Rakhine state turmoil, invites international scrutiny

The State Counsellor admits to exodus of Rohingya Muslims but asserts that nearly 50 per cent of Muslims in the Rakhine have stayed put...
Rohingya

Govt files affidavit on Rohingyas in SC, maintains they are a threat to national...

Contents of the affidavit filed, on Monday, are the same as those mentioned in the “incomplete” document that was “inadvertently” sent to lawyers last...
rohingya

Rohingya Muslim issue may prevail at UN General Assembly

Aung San Suu Kyi not participating at the world body meet The issue of Rohingya Muslims, fleeting to Bangladesh and other countries to escape death...
rohingya

Centre’s Rohingya flip-flop: Affidavit “incomplete”, sent “inadvertently” to lawyers

Union home minister Rajnath Singh clarifies that affidavit on the Rohingya deportation issue will be filed with the Supreme Court on Sept 18 In a major...
Rohingyas a threat to national security, should be deported: Govt to SC

Rohingyas a threat to national security, should be deported: Govt to SC

Affidavit reportedly claims that intelligence inputs suggest Rohingya militant groups active in Jammu, Delhi, Hyderabad and Mewat; could be used by IS Amid a global...
UN Chief Asks Myanmar to Stop Military Campaign Against Rohingya Muslims

UN Chief Asks Myanmar to Stop Military Campaign Against Rohingya Muslims

Less than 20 hours after Peace Prize laureate and Myanmar’s Counselor Secretary Aung Saan Suu Kyi cancelled her participation at UN General Assembly later...
(L-R) Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Rohingya issue: Suu Kyi-India intransigence carries few explanations

~By Lilly Paul Rohingya immigrants in India were given Long Term Visas in 2012 (valid till 2015), but this has been discontinued As the problem of...
Aung Suu Kyi to skip UN General Assembly

Aung Suu Kyi to skip UN General Assembly

Rohingya issue forced her to escape embarrassment To escape the mounting criticism by international community, Myanmar’s de facto leader, Noble Laureate State Councillor Aung San...
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India refuses to sign Bali declaration against Myanmar’s persecution of Rohingyas

Indian delegation led by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan says Parliamentary Forum was for sustainable development goals, reference to Myanmar on violence in Rakhine...
SILENT SENTINEL: A girl peeps through a window during raids by the National Investigation Agency in connection with a terror funding case, in Srinagar, UNI

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Modi will talk Rohingya with Myanmar, but how will India deport them?

The issue has been hanging fire in several regions of India, but while India wants to deport the Rohingya Muslims, there seems little legal...
Rohingya

Almost 90,000 Rohingya Muslims Take Refuge in Bangladesh

In a bid to save their lives, nearly 90,000 Rohingya Muslims, including women, children and elderly have fled Myanmar and reached Bangladesh during last...

'Myanmar' - 35 News Results

Myanmar to receive its first Kilo class submarine from India

India will transfer one of its Russian-made Kilo-class diesel-electric attack submarines to the Myanmar Navy later this year after being refitted indigenously, which would...
IndiGo

IndiGo introduces flights to Myanmar and Delhi-Dhaka route

IndiGo has announced its new undertakings to introduce new direct daily international flights to Yangon from Kolkata.  The operations will begin from September 20, 2019....
BIMSTEC nation heads invited to Modi’s swearing-in, Pakistan plays down being left out

BIMSTEC nation heads invited to Modi’s swearing-in, Pakistan plays down being left out

Signalling a change in its approach, India has invited BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) countries, as well as...

Amnesty International withdraws award to Aung San Suu Kyi for ‘shameful betrayal’

Amnesty International has withdrawn its highest honour ‘Ambassador of Conscience’ from Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi in light of what it said was...
Suu Kyi defends Myanmar for jailing two Reuters’ journalists

Suu Kyi defends Myanmar for jailing two Reuters’ journalists

On Thursday, Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi vigorously defended the jailing of two Reuters journalists who were reporting on the Rohingya...
Myanmar court sends Reuters journalists to jail for 7 years

Myanmar court sends Reuters journalists to jail for 7 years

Myanmar’s court has sentenced two Reuters journalists to seven years in jail after finding them guilty of violating official secrets act. They were involved...
Pope Francis greets a group of nuns at the end of his Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican, Reuters/UNI

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An Indonesian woman is publicly caned for prostitution in Banda Aceh, Aceh province, Indonesia, Reuters/UNI

Day in Pictures

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Hashimpura, Srebrenica And Rohingyas in Rakhine: Similar And So Different

Hashimpura, Srebrenica And Rohingyas in Rakhine: Similar And So Different

By Saeed Naqvi   Incidents, similar in their chilling monstrosity, came to mind when I saw photographs of a row of Rohingya Muslim young men, on...

Myanmar books 2 Reuters journos for reporting on violence against Rohingya Muslims

Prosecutors in Myanmar have formally charged two journalists from the Reuters news agency with violating the Official Secrets Act, signalling the case will go...
Indians account for world’s highest migrant population: UN

Indians account for world’s highest migrant population: UN

International Migration Report of the United Nations says India is the largest country of origin of international migrants estimated to number nearly 17 million  At...
Rohingya exodus: Myanmar signs repatriation pact with Bangladesh

Rohingya exodus: Myanmar signs repatriation pact with Bangladesh

Over 600,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar since the army began an ethnic cleansing drive in August; repatriation to begin in two...
Faced with refugee influx, Bangladesh plans Rohingya sterilisation

Faced with refugee influx, Bangladesh plans Rohingya sterilisation

File photo of Rohingya refugees fixing damaged roofs of their huts at a makeshift refugee camp near Cox's Bazaar. Photo credit: KUOW Over 600,000 Rohingya...
India’s rank at Global Hunger Index lower than Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar

India’s rank at Global Hunger Index lower than Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar

Other than India, only three other countries, Djibouti, Sri Lanka and South Sudan have more than 20% of their children wasted. Depicting the country’s high...
Myanmar army chief downplays exodus, says Rohingya Muslims not native

Myanmar army chief downplays exodus, says Rohingya Muslims not native

The army chief, the most powerful person in the Buddhist-majority country, stated his uncompromising stance towards the Rohingya Muslims. Downplaying the ongoing Rohingya crisis and...
Rohingya Muslim

Globalization Of Terror: Syrian Intelligence Sheds Light On Rohingya Exodus

By Saeed Naqvi Evidence of Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state since the 7th century is not accompanied by a narrative of harmony with the Buddhist...
Bangladesh

Rohingya crisis: Solution must be found in Myanmar, says Bangladesh

The Bangladesh Foreign Secretary stated that since Myanmar created the problem, it’s only them who can find a solution to it. Over-burdened with over half...
Rohingya

SC to decide Rohingya deportation case on “points of law”, not “emotional arguments”

Govt argues – if Rohingya refugees stay put in India, labour rates would become so low that Indians would suffer” The Supreme Court, on Tuesday, said...
BJP’s Varun Gandhi bats for Rohingya asylum, Govt says his view is “against national interest”

BJP’s Varun Gandhi bats for Rohingya asylum, Govt says his view is “against national...

Son of Union minister Maneka Gandhi and MP from Sultanpur, Varun called for “empathy, leading potentially to asylum” for Rohingya refugees Days after the Centre...
Under attack for violence in Rakhine state, Myanmar Army blames Rohingya Muslims for killing 28 Hindus

Under attack for violence in Rakhine state, Myanmar Army blames Rohingya Muslims for killing...

Meanwhile, UN clinicians in Bangladesh say injuries on dozens of Rohingya refugee women consistent with violent sexual assault wounds At a time when the global...
Bangladesh imposes telecommunication blackout on Rohingya Refugees

Bangladesh imposes telecommunication blackout on Rohingya Refugees

Bangladesh government has threatened four major mobile phone operators  not to provide services to Rohingya refugees. Amid escalating trouble for the immigrated Rohingya Muslims from...
Is Facebook suspending accounts of activists demanding justice for Rohingyas?

Is Facebook suspending accounts of activists demanding justice for Rohingyas?

Some activists claim that their accounts on the website were suspended after they posted material documenting ethnic cleansing of Rohingyas in Myanmar San Francisco/New Delhi:...
Aung San Suu yi

Suu Kyi finally breaks silence on Rakhine state turmoil, invites international scrutiny

The State Counsellor admits to exodus of Rohingya Muslims but asserts that nearly 50 per cent of Muslims in the Rakhine have stayed put...
Rohingya

Govt files affidavit on Rohingyas in SC, maintains they are a threat to national...

Contents of the affidavit filed, on Monday, are the same as those mentioned in the “incomplete” document that was “inadvertently” sent to lawyers last...
rohingya

Rohingya Muslim issue may prevail at UN General Assembly

Aung San Suu Kyi not participating at the world body meet The issue of Rohingya Muslims, fleeting to Bangladesh and other countries to escape death...
rohingya

Centre’s Rohingya flip-flop: Affidavit “incomplete”, sent “inadvertently” to lawyers

Union home minister Rajnath Singh clarifies that affidavit on the Rohingya deportation issue will be filed with the Supreme Court on Sept 18 In a major...
Rohingyas a threat to national security, should be deported: Govt to SC

Rohingyas a threat to national security, should be deported: Govt to SC

Affidavit reportedly claims that intelligence inputs suggest Rohingya militant groups active in Jammu, Delhi, Hyderabad and Mewat; could be used by IS Amid a global...
UN Chief Asks Myanmar to Stop Military Campaign Against Rohingya Muslims

UN Chief Asks Myanmar to Stop Military Campaign Against Rohingya Muslims

Less than 20 hours after Peace Prize laureate and Myanmar’s Counselor Secretary Aung Saan Suu Kyi cancelled her participation at UN General Assembly later...
(L-R) Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Rohingya issue: Suu Kyi-India intransigence carries few explanations

~By Lilly Paul Rohingya immigrants in India were given Long Term Visas in 2012 (valid till 2015), but this has been discontinued As the problem of...
Aung Suu Kyi to skip UN General Assembly

Aung Suu Kyi to skip UN General Assembly

Rohingya issue forced her to escape embarrassment To escape the mounting criticism by international community, Myanmar’s de facto leader, Noble Laureate State Councillor Aung San...
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Rohingya Muslims

India refuses to sign Bali declaration against Myanmar’s persecution of Rohingyas

Indian delegation led by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan says Parliamentary Forum was for sustainable development goals, reference to Myanmar on violence in Rakhine...
SILENT SENTINEL: A girl peeps through a window during raids by the National Investigation Agency in connection with a terror funding case, in Srinagar, UNI

Day in Pictures

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Rohingya

Modi will talk Rohingya with Myanmar, but how will India deport them?

The issue has been hanging fire in several regions of India, but while India wants to deport the Rohingya Muslims, there seems little legal...
Rohingya

Almost 90,000 Rohingya Muslims Take Refuge in Bangladesh

In a bid to save their lives, nearly 90,000 Rohingya Muslims, including women, children and elderly have fled Myanmar and reached Bangladesh during last...

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