Myanmar coup

Myanmar military junta bans satellite TV, restricts Internet

The military junta claimed that "illegal organisations and news agencies" were broadcasting programs via satellite that threaten state security.

May 06, 2021, 16:05 PM IST

Prominent leader arrested in Myanmar for anti-coup campaign

Wai Moe Naing, one of the main leaders of the campaign against military rule was arrested by the Myanmar security forces.

Apr 15, 2021, 17:06 PM IST

Myanmar coup: Security forces kill 82 in single day in city

At least 82 people were killed in one day in a crackdown by Myanmar security forces on pro-democracy protesters, according to reports Saturday from independent local media and an organisation that keeps track of casualties since the military's February seizure of power.

Apr 11, 2021, 00:21 AM IST

Myanmar coup: Armed clashes break out between troops and anti-junta protesters, US expands sanctions

At least 11 protesters were killed and about 20 wounded, the Myanmar Now and Irrawaddy news outlets said. There was no word of any casualties among the soldiers.

Apr 09, 2021, 15:31 PM IST

Myanmar's military junta limits people's access to internet, seizes satellite TV dishes

Myanmar's military junta has gradually throttled internet service since the coup. It initially imposed a largely ineffective block of social media such as Facebook and then cut mobile data service, the most common way of connecting to the internet, but only at night. 

Apr 08, 2021, 19:57 PM IST

Myanmar protesters launch “Easter Egg Strike” as symbol of opposition

In the latest a series of impromptu shows of defiance, messages including "Spring Revolution", "We must win" and "Get out MAH" - referring to junta leader Min Aung Hlaing - were seen on eggs in photographs on social media.

Apr 05, 2021, 12:17 PM IST

Myanmar death toll reaches 557 as security forces kill four more people

According to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP), the main strike occurred in Monywa township where three civilians including a man serving in the People’s Defense Team were killed. 

Apr 05, 2021, 10:17 AM IST

We stand for restoration of democracy in Myanmar, MEA on influx of refugees in Indian states

Chief Minister Mizoram, Zoramthanga, has urged the Centre to accept the incoming refugees from Myanmar, as many cross the international border. India is not a party to the UN Refugee Convention of 1951 and its 1967 Protocol, therefore, the issue is dealt with administratively by New Delhi.

Apr 02, 2021, 23:32 PM IST

Myanmar activists urge 'guerrilla strikes' as internet blackout widens

Anti-coup groups shared radio frequencies, offline internet resources and providers of text message news alerts to try to circumvent new curbs on the internet, which now limit Web access to fixed-line services only.

Apr 02, 2021, 10:59 AM IST

Will urge Centre to change foreign policy to accept Myanmar refugees: Mizoram CM Zoramthanga

Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga said, "I believe that the Indian Government should be more open to Myanmarese people. I have told this to PM Modi. I am sending my delegation to Delhi to discuss."

Apr 02, 2021, 06:30 AM IST

Myanmar faces possibility of civil war, warns UN envoy

The Myanmar coup reversed years of slow progress toward democracy in Myanmar, which for five decades had languished under strict military rule that led to international isolation and sanctions.

Apr 01, 2021, 06:51 AM IST

Myanmar coup: Activists launch 'garbage strike' as death toll tops 500

"This garbage strike is a strike to oppose the junta," read a poster on social media. "Everyone can join." Pictures posted on social media showed piles of rubbish building up in Yangon.

Mar 31, 2021, 10:52 AM IST

Myanmar death toll crosses 500 as protesters defy junta's 'abhorrent' use of lethal force

Myanmar`s security forces have killed at least 510 civilians in nearly two months of efforts to stop protests against a Feb. 1 coup, an advocacy group said, as thousands of people took to the streets again despite the growing toll.

Mar 30, 2021, 08:50 AM IST

United States suspends all trade ties with Myanmar until elected government returns

US Trade Representative Katherine Tai on Monday (March 29) announced the immediate suspension of all US trade engagement with Myanmar.

Mar 29, 2021, 20:49 PM IST

Thousands of people in Myanmar take to the streets after bloodiest day since coup

Myanmar on Saturday had witnessed its bloodiest day since the February 1 military coup as 114 were reportedly killed during the protests.

Mar 29, 2021, 16:09 PM IST

It's terrible, absolutely outrageous: US President Joe Biden on civilian killings during Myanmar coup protests

US President Joe Biden has expressed outrage over the recent killings of innocent people by the security forces in Myanmar.

Mar 29, 2021, 09:15 AM IST

Myanmar: Over 114 killed by security forces in deadliest day since coup

According to reports, the overall number of civilians being killed since the February 1 coup has now risen to more than 440.

 

Mar 28, 2021, 08:08 AM IST

Myanmar coup results in contraction of economy by 10 percent: World Bank

Myanmar’s economy is expected to contract by 10 per cent this year, World Bank forecasts released on Friday.

Mar 26, 2021, 08:49 AM IST

US to blacklist Myanmar military companies and freeze assets worth $1 billion

US Treasury to blacklist Myanmar Economic Corporation (MEC) and Myanmar Economic Holdings Ltd (MEHL) and freeze any assets they hold in the United States.

Mar 25, 2021, 11:02 AM IST

Our responsibility to provide food and shelter to Myanmar refugees: Mizoram CM Zoramthanga

Days after writing to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to seek asylum for the fleeing Myanmar nationals, Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga on Monday said it was the duty of his government to provide food and shelter to the Myanmarese, who fled their country to take refuge in the state on humanitarian grounds, an official statement said.

Mar 22, 2021, 23:35 PM IST