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Pakistan grants nationality to 298 Indians in five years: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan

Pakistan grants nationality to 298 Indians in five years: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan

Only 15 were given nationality in 2015, while 69 got it in 2016, until April 14 this year, 15 Indians got nationality, the statement said.

 

Aug 20, 2017, 13:52 PM IST

Myanmar seeks to kick-start stalled peace process

Many armed groups have complained that Suu Kyi has not listened to their concerns and is working too closely with the military.

May 24, 2017, 08:49 AM 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
China military tells Myanmar to ensure peace, border stability

China military tells Myanmar to ensure peace, border stability

China hopes Myanmar will ensure peace and stability along their border and keep stray bullets out of its neighbour`s territory, the defence ministry said on Wednesday, after a senior Chinese military commander visited the former Burma this week.

Dec 14, 2016, 19:16 PM IST

Death toll rises as Myanmar battles border attackers

Myanmar`s security forces have now killed at least 26 people in response to attacks on police that have sparked a dramatic escalation in violence in a Muslim-majority region along its border with Bangladesh, according to reports in state media.

Oct 13, 2016, 09:54 AM IST
Suu Kyi makes first UN speech as Myanmar leader

Suu Kyi makes first UN speech as Myanmar leader

Suu Kyi's appearance Monday at the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations is the latest landmark in a personal and national transformation as the country also known as Burma emerges from five decades of military rule.

Sep 22, 2016, 07:10 AM IST
6.8 magnitude earthquake hits Myanmar; tremors felt in northeast, Kolkata, Patna, Guwahati

6.8 magnitude earthquake hits Myanmar; tremors felt in northeast, Kolkata, Patna, Guwahati

Earthquake measuring 6.8 on Richter scale hit Myanmar on Wednesday.

Aug 24, 2016, 16:20 PM IST
Obama hails 'extraordinary moment' in Myanmar as new leader sworn in

Obama hails 'extraordinary moment' in Myanmar as new leader sworn in

US President Barack Obama on Wednesday hailed the swearing-in of Myanmar`s new president Htin Kyaw, a close aide to Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, as an "extraordinary moment" as the countr

Mar 30, 2016, 18:50 PM IST

No tomorrow for this six-year old Rohingya refugee girl

Around 6,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees live at different places in Jammu city.

Dec 05, 2015, 12:25 PM IST

Pak Taliban asks Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims to wage jihad

Pakistani Taliban on Monday asked Myanmar's beleaguered Rohingya Muslim minority to wage a jihad against military-backed junta and offered them resources and training facilities to help them "take up the sword".

Jun 09, 2015, 00:10 AM IST

UN rights chief slams Myanmar monk for ''sexist'' remarks

United Nations human rights chief Zeid Ra`ad Al Hussein sharply criticized a prominent Myanmar monk on Wednesday for what he said were sexist and abusive public comments about a UN special rapporteur.

Jan 22, 2015, 04:58 AM IST

Asia-Pacific rebalance to remain top priority for Obama

Ahead of President Obama's sixth trip to the Asia-Pacific region and his second this year one of his top aide has said the "Asia-Pacific rebalance" is going to be the top foreign policy priority of the Administration in the remaining two years.

Nov 08, 2014, 09:30 AM IST

John Kerry to travel to Burma, Australia

US Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Burma and Australia next week, it was announced on Saturday.

Aug 02, 2014, 23:01 PM IST

Suu Kyi cautions Myanmar `not yet a democracy`

Aung San Suu Kyi warned Friday that her country, despite a spate of reforms hailed by the international community, "is not yet a democracy".

Apr 11, 2014, 20:15 PM IST

Myanmar Army role to be `gradually` decreased: President

Myanmar`s leader Wednesday said the role of the powerful military should be reduced slowly in the transition to democracy amid opposition campaigns to ease the army`s grip on political power.

Mar 26, 2014, 22:52 PM IST

US ending Myanmar refugee program

The United States is winding down a program which has helped to resettle 73,000 refugees from Myanmar over almost a decade, a US official confirmed.

Jan 31, 2014, 06:36 AM IST

US uses `Myanmar` name as `diplomatic courtesy`

The United States sometimes uses the official name Myanmar instead of Burma as a "diplomatic courtesy" to the Asian country, the State Department has said, in a sign of rapprochement.

Jan 07, 2014, 11:22 AM IST

Myanmar to free remaining political prisoners Tuesday

Myanmar Tuesday announced the release of all remaining political prisoners on the last day of 2013.

Dec 31, 2013, 12:54 PM IST

Myanmar to strive for peace in ASEAN region

Myanmar President U Thein Sein pledged that the country would strive to ensure peace and prosperity in the ASEAN region as it assumes ASEAN chairmanship in 2014, media reported Wednesday.

Oct 30, 2013, 11:55 AM IST

UN calls for humanitarian access in Myanmar`s Kachin state

UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Myanmar Ashok Nigam expressed deep concern Friday over the recent clashes between government troops and the rebels in Kachin state that have blocked humanitarian access to some 1,000 civilians.

Oct 26, 2013, 09:59 AM IST