New Myanmar government frees scores of jailed activists

Myanmar`s new government released scores of jailed activists on Friday, just over a week after assuming power, and said it was preparing to pardon 100 more people serving sentences for political offences.

Apr 09, 2016, 01:39 AM IST
Myanmar president-elect to submit cabinet names approval

Myanmar president-elect to submit cabinet names approval

Myanmar President-elect U Htin Kyaw will submit a list of nominees for cabinet posts to the Union Parliament on Thursday for approval, the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) announced on Monday.

Mar 21, 2016, 09:28 AM IST

Myanmar army chief endorses election of Suu Kyi's president

Myanmar`s powerful army chief congratulated incoming president Htin Kyaw and pledged cooperation on Wednesday, after the ally of Aung San Suu Kyi was elected as the country`s first head of state with no military background in decades.

Mar 16, 2016, 13:58 PM IST

Myanmar's newly-elected house starts first session

 Myanmar`s newly-elected parliamentary House of Nationalities (Upper House) started its first session here on Wednesday as part of the new parliament`s new session after the expiry of the previous term of the legislative body.

Feb 03, 2016, 11:49 AM IST

Myanmar house begins new session dominated by Suu Kyi party

Hundreds of newly elected legislators, a majority of them from pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party today began a parliament session that will

Feb 01, 2016, 12:13 PM IST
Myanmar's newly-elected Parliament starts first session

Myanmar's newly-elected Parliament starts first session

Myanmar`s newly-elected Parliament started its first session with the House of Representatives (Lower House) in Nay Pyi Taw on Monday morning.

Feb 01, 2016, 11:01 AM IST

Curtain falls on Myanmar`s army-led Parliament

Myanmar`s military-stacked parliament began its last session Friday as Aung San Suu Kyi`s pro-democracy party prepared for a dramatic power transfer that will loosen the army`s 50-year clasp on the country.

Jan 29, 2016, 11:20 AM IST
Suu Kyi party eyes landslide at Myanmar polls

Suu Kyi party eyes landslide at Myanmar polls

Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition appeared on the verge of a landslide election win in Myanmar.

Nov 10, 2015, 16:12 PM IST
Military dominance in Myanmar set to go as Suu Kyi's pro-democracy party nears victory

Military dominance in Myanmar set to go as Suu Kyi's pro-democracy party nears victory

The National League for Democracy' won 15 of the first 16 seats.

Nov 09, 2015, 16:35 PM IST

Myanmar's Suu Kyi faces President's allies in campaign showdown

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will take her campaign straight to the camp of a close presidential ally on Thursday as she tours the country ahead of Myanmar`s first general election since the end of military rule.

Sep 10, 2015, 10:30 AM IST

Myanmar's Suu Kyi calls for free and fair election

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Tuesday that the Nov. 8 general elections would be a crucial turning point for the country and appealed to the international community to monitor the voting and the results.

Sep 08, 2015, 06:56 AM IST

Myanmar Army Chief Min Aung Hlaing vows to respect election outcome

Myanmar`s powerful army chief has vowed to respect the outcome of November`s landmark elections and has not ruled out becoming president if asked to take the top post.

Jul 20, 2015, 10:38 AM IST
Myanmar need not stay isolated from world: Suu Kyi

Myanmar need not stay isolated from world: Suu Kyi

Chairperson of Myanmar`s National League for Democracy (NLD,) Aung San Suu Kyi, on Friday stressed the need for Myanmar not to be isolated from the world, calling on its citizens to have a global view.

Jun 19, 2015, 20:15 PM IST

Myanmar`s Suu Kyi refuses to rule out election boycott

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday refused to rule out a boycott of looming elections as she cast doubt over the likelihood of key changes to a charter that bans her from running for president.

Apr 09, 2015, 19:12 PM IST

Myanmar opposition party meets for election programmes

Myanmarese opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) that is led Aung San Suu Kyi by Saturday met for the fourth time to map out action programmes for next year`s general elections.

Dec 13, 2014, 16:00 PM IST

With Suu Kyi blocked, her Myanmar party eyes ex-general for President

Aung San Suu Kyi`s National League for Democracy (NLD) will go into next year`s parliamentary election in Myanmar with no candidate for president, NLD officials said, and one said it might even support a former general from the pro-military ruling party.

Sep 24, 2014, 20:46 PM IST

RJIL to amalgamate telecom units; seeks DoT nod for gateway

Reliance Jio Infocomm has moved the Bombay High Court seeking approval for amalgamating its long distance services arm Infotel with itself.

Jun 02, 2014, 19:49 PM IST

Aung San Suu Kyi re-elected opposition party leader

Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi was Sunday re-elected leader of Myanmar`s main opposition party, the National League for Democracy.

Mar 10, 2013, 13:41 PM IST

Myanmar opposition holds first party congress

It is the National League for Democracy, led by democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi and currently country`s best hope for building a viable political opposition after half a century of authoritarian rule.

Mar 09, 2013, 00:00 AM IST

Suu Kyi hopes to make Parliament debut soon

Suu Kyi said she hoped for a swift resolution to a dispute that has delayed her debut into Myanmar`s Parliament.

Apr 26, 2012, 21:32 PM IST