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Pope Francis holds landmark mass for Myanmar Catholics

Pope Francis holds landmark mass for Myanmar Catholics

A sea of worshippers crowded into a football field in Yangon on Wednesday for a historic open-air mass by Pope Francis, whose visit to Myanmar has been framed so far by his public sidestepping of the Rohingya crisis.

Nov 29, 2017, 12:37 PM IST
Pope Francis calls for peace in Myanmar on diplomatically fraught trip

Pope Francis calls for peace in Myanmar on diplomatically fraught trip

Pope Francis called on the people of Myanmar on Wednesday to embrace peace and reconciliation as their country emerges from nearly five decades of military rule still riven by ethnic conflicts and communal strife.

Nov 29, 2017, 09:32 AM IST
India sends relief material for displaced persons in Myanmar's Rakhine State

India sends relief material for displaced persons in Myanmar's Rakhine State

An Indian Air Force aircraft with relief material for distribution among the displaced persons in Myanmar's restive Rakhine State landed in Yangon on Friday. 

Nov 24, 2017, 23:40 PM IST

Eight Manipuri tribal girls rescued from Yangon

Some local members of the international gang, all hailing from Churachandpur district of Manipur, were arrested. 

Sep 10, 2017, 17:25 PM IST

Suu Kyi says Myanmar trying to protect all citizens in strife-torn state

The US ambassador has met Myanmar officials to discuss "allegations of violence conducted by both the security forces and civilians" and access for humanitarian groups.

Sep 08, 2017, 13:16 PM IST

PM Narendra Modi arrives home after concluding China-Myanmar tour

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived home after concluding his two-day trip to Myanmar. The PM earlier visited the reverred Shwedagon Pagoda and Kalibari Temple in Yangon and offered prayers there. 

Sep 07, 2017, 14:31 PM IST
PM Narendra Modi addresses Indian diaspora in Myanmar: Top quotes

PM Narendra Modi addresses Indian diaspora in Myanmar: Top quotes

Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi's arrival in Yangon, Myanmar on Wednesday, he addressed a community program attended by the Indian diaspora.

Sep 06, 2017, 20:25 PM IST

US urges Myanmar to avoid reprisals after attacks kills 89

According to the United Nations, more than 80,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since last October's clashes.

Aug 26, 2017, 09:44 AM IST
Myanmar floods kill two, displace tens of thousands

Myanmar floods kill two, displace tens of thousands

A small dam collapsed in the Bago region on Saturday.

Jul 24, 2017, 13:52 PM IST
Myanmar recovers more bodies from crashed military plane

Myanmar recovers more bodies from crashed military plane

Myanmar authorities had rejected offers of help from several countries including China, the state-run newspaper Global New Light of Myanmar said on Sunday.
 

Jun 12, 2017, 10:59 AM IST

China offers support, help to Myanmar after plane crash

Soldiers, family members and crew were on board the weekly flight from several coastal towns to Myanmar`s biggest city of Yangon when it went missing.

Jun 10, 2017, 13:47 PM IST
Myanmar`s military finds crashed Chinese-made plane, bodies in Andaman Sea

Myanmar`s military finds crashed Chinese-made plane, bodies in Andaman Sea

Myanmar`s military fleet has a chequered recent history of plane crashes.

Jun 08, 2017, 08:36 AM IST
Debris of Myanmar military plane with 116 people on board found in sea

Debris of Myanmar military plane with 116 people on board found in sea

 Pieces of a Myanmar military plane which went missing with more than 100 soldiers and family members aboard were found in the Andaman Sea late Wednesday, a local official said.

Jun 07, 2017, 19:22 PM IST

INS Rajput reaches Yangon for OTR

The ship was given a traditional welcome and received by Commodore Thant Sin Lay, Deputy Commander Naval Dockyard.

May 13, 2017, 21:33 PM IST

Georgians caught with USD 90,000 of stolen cash in underwear

 Two Georgian men were busted in a Myanmar airport with USD 90,000 of stolen cash hidden in their underwear which they had swiped from a local money changer.

Apr 22, 2017, 15:04 PM IST
Brahma’s simple 4-point formula for Kaliyuga jeevas to transcend the world

Brahma’s simple 4-point formula for Kaliyuga jeevas to transcend the world

Myanmar was called ‘Brahma Desha’ till the British turned it into Burma as a phonetic mispronunciation.

Apr 18, 2017, 16:53 PM IST

Ex-army officer ordered Myanmar lawyer's murder: Presidency

A former military officer ordered the murder of a prominent Myanmar lawyer and advisor to de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the president's office said today.

Feb 15, 2017, 19:55 PM IST

Myanmar arrests second suspect in Muslim lawyer murder

A second suspect has been arrested over the brazen murder of a prominent Muslim lawyer in Myanmar, state media reported Saturday, as questions build over a killing that stunned the Buddhist-majority country.

Feb 04, 2017, 10:55 AM IST
Myanmar Rohingya abuse may be `crimes against humanity`: UN

Myanmar Rohingya abuse may be `crimes against humanity`: UN

More than 120,000 Rohingya have been crammed into displacement camps since sectarian violence in 2012.

Nov 30, 2016, 09:25 AM IST
Myanmar police arrest Muslims over Yangon bombings

Myanmar police arrest Muslims over Yangon bombings

Dozens of people have died in northern Rakhine after attacks on police border posts last months sparked a military crackdown.

Nov 26, 2016, 15:42 PM IST