India plans to send NDRF teams to Myanmar

India plans to send NDRF teams to Myanmar to assist the neighbouring country in flood relief works, as rescuers in rain-battered nation are struggling to reach isolated regions.

Home ministry forms panel on policing India-Myanmar border

The union home ministry has formed a committee on effective policing along the India-Myanmar border, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said on Tuesday.

Myanmar asks for international aid as flood misery spreads

 Myanmar formally appealed Tuesday for international help in tackling massive floods with rescuers struggling to reach isolated regions, as rain-battered Asian nations counted the rising cost of this year`s monsoon.

Myanmar appeals for international assistance for flood relief

Myanmar said on Tuesday it had appealed for international assistance to help provide food, temporary shelter and clothing for more than 210,000 people affected by widespread flooding following weeks of heavy monsoon rains.

Myanmar admits `weak` flood response as disaster spreads

Myanmar`s government admitted its "weak" response to floods inundating swathes of the country had hampered evacuation efforts, state media said Tuesday, as officials warned that swollen rivers were threatening new areas.

Hundreds dead, millions displaced as monsoon rains heap misery on Asia

Monsoon rains have claimed hundreds of lives across Asia, authorities reported Monday, as rescuers scrambled to reach remote areas of India, Pakistan and Myanmar after flash floods and landslides. 

Myanmar rescuers race to flood zones as toll mounts
Myanmar rescuers race to flood zones as toll mounts

Rescue workers in Myanmar raced on Monday to help tens of thousands of people in remote areas enduring roof-top high floods, as the death toll climbed to at least 46. 

Manipur floods: Waters receding but life hit

Even as the central government rushed in the National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF), thousands of people in Manipur`s Thoubal and Chandels districts are trying to come to grips with life in relief camps after their houses were submerged by flood waters.

Suu Kyi's party shuns key players for Myanmar poll

 The party of Aung San Suu Kyi has rejected bids by 17 members of Myanmar`s respected "88 generation" to join its ranks and contest November`s election, a controversial omission of a group that was expected to galvanise its bid to dominate the ballot.

UN warns Myanmar flood toll to increase as rains lash region
UN warns Myanmar flood toll to increase as rains lash region

The toll from flash floods and landslides in Myanmar after days of torrential rain is likely to spike, the UN warned Sunday, as monsoonal downpours brought misery to thousands across the region.

Over one lakh hit by floods in Myanmar

 A total of 114,845 people were affected by severe floods across Myanmar and 27 people lost their lives, a media report said.

After border ''revenge'' mission, soldiers complained about leeches: Parrikar

 Indian soldiers, who had gone on a mission to track militants responsible for the killing of 18 Dogra Regiment soldiers near the Manipur border last month, came back unhurt - except from leech attacks in the jungle, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Saturday.

Severe flooding hampers rescue efforts in Myanmar, 27 dead

Severe flooding across Myanmar hampered rescue efforts today as thousands sheltered at monasteries after rising waters triggered by torrential rains killed at least 27 people, officials said.

Severe flooding hampers rescue efforts in Myanmar, at least 27 dead
Severe flooding hampers rescue efforts in Myanmar, at least 27 dead

Severe flooding across Myanmar hampered rescue efforts on Saturday as thousands sheltered at monasteries after rising waters triggered by torrential rains killed at least 27 people, officials said.

Angelina Jolie meets refugees
Angelina Jolie meets refugees

 Superstar Angelina Jolie met with a 90-year-old refugee in Myanmar.

Gurdaspur attack: ISI trained terrorists at Thailand-Myanmar border for 10 days
Gurdaspur attack: ISI trained terrorists at Thailand-Myanmar border for 10 days

Pakistan's intelligence agency, Inter-Services Intelligence, trained the terrorists who attacked Dinanagar town of Gurdaspur district in Punjab on Monday.

Jailed Chinese loggers among thousands freed in Myanmar amnesty

Myanmar on Thursday ordered the release of thousands of prisoners including 210 foreigners, officials said, the latest in a series of amnesties under the reformist government that have seen sentences quashed for hundreds of dissidents.

Myanmar defence chief holds talks with senior Indian defence officials

Commander-in-Chief of Myanmar Defence Services Sr Gen U Min Aung Hliang on Wednesday held talks with the top defence officials here, including the three Service Chiefs, seeking to deepen cooperation in critical areas especially in the light of northeast insurgents operating from that country.

Suu Kyi registers for Myanmar polls as ruling party braces for losses
Suu Kyi registers for Myanmar polls as ruling party braces for losses

Myanmar`s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday registered to run for a general election which her party is expected to sweep, as the ruling bloc admitted it was bracing for big losses.

Myanmar Army chief meets IAF chief Arup Raha

Visiting Myanmar Army Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing on Wednesday held talks with the Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC), Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha.