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15-Oct-2018 Naypyidaw

Aung San Suu Kyi calls for peace in trilateral talks

Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday called for joint efforts to overcome difficulties and challenges in implementing the nationwide ceasefire accord (NCA) between the government and the NCA-signatory ethnic armed organisations (EAOs) through...

01-Aug-2018 Naypyidaw (Myanmar)

Death toll in Myanmar floods climbs to 12

At least 12 people have died and around 148,000 have been displaced in floods in large parts of Myanmar, according to official figures on Wednesday.Heavy rains have been lashing the country since mid-July, especially the central region of Bago, where 94,000...

11-May-2018 Nay Pyi Taw

Sushma Swaraj meets Aung San Suu Kyi

Indian External Affairs Sushma Swaraj on Friday met Myanmar State Counsellor and de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi and discussed issues of bilateral interest."Discussion focused on strengthening our bilateral relations across different sectors," Indian External...

11-Feb-2018 Nay Pyi Taw

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson meets Aung Sang Suu Kyi

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Sunday met his Myanmar counterpart and de facto leader Aung Sang Suu Kyi here, a day after his visit to refugee camps in east Bangladesh sheltering around 690,000 Rohingya refugees.In a statement ahead of the visit,...

17-Jan-2018 Nay Pyi Taw

9 killed in Myanmar police firing

At least nine people were killed and 12 others injured during overnight clashes with police trying to clear a protest in restive southwest Myanmar, from where hundreds of thousands of members of the mostly Muslim Rohingya minority have fled an Army campaign.he...

28-Nov-2017 Nay Pyi Taw

Pope Francis heads to Myanmar capital

Pope Francis headed to Myanmar's capital city of Nay Pyi Taw on Tuesday, where heads of the government will officially welcome him on the second day of his visit to the country.In the capital, the pontiff will be received by President Htin Kyaw and will also...

19-Nov-2017 Nay Pyi Taw

China proposes three-phase solution to Rakhine issue

China proposed a three-phase solution to help settle the issue in Myanmar's Rakhine state, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said.China believed that the Rakhine issue can be addressed by a solution acceptable to both Myanmar and Bangladesh through consultations...

02-Nov-2017 Nay Pyi Taw

Suu Kyi visits Myanmar's conflict-hit Rakhine state

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday arrived in Rakhine on her first visit to the state since deadly violence broke out late August forcing over 600,000 members of the Rohingya Muslim minority to flee to Bangladesh.According to U Zaw Htay, director-general...

25-Oct-2017 Naypyidaw

Working on taking back Rohingyas : Suu Kyi

Myanmar's de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday said her government has begun to work on taking back those who crossed over to Bangladesh from Rakhine state to escape a military crackdown.The Myanmar State Counsellor and head of the ruling party made the...

19-Sep-2017 Nay Pyi Taw

Suu Kyi condemns abuses in Rohingya region, UN seeks access

Breaking her silence on Rohingyas, Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday said she and her government condemned all human rights abuses and unlawful violence in the country and do not fear global scrutiny on the situation in Rakhine state.State...

19-Sep-2017 Nay Pyi Taw

Suu Kyi doesn't fear 'global scrutiny' over Rohingya crisis

Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday said her country "does not fear international scrutiny" over the ongoing Rohingya Muslim refugee crisis and was "aware of the fact that the world's attention is focused on the situation in Rakhine state".She...

06-Sep-2017 Nay Pyi Taw

India, Myanmar condemn terrorism in all its forms

India and Myanmar on Wednesday condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations following bilateral discussions led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi here."The two leaders discussed the security situation...

06-Sep-2017 Nay Pyi Taw

Press Councils of India, Myanmar sign MoU on cooperation

The Press Council of India and its counterpart in Myanmar signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation in the field of media during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Nay Pyi Taw on Wednesday.The first such MoU between the two neighbours...

06-Sep-2017 Nay Pyi Taw

Narendra Modi gifts Suu Kyi her IIAS fellowship proposal reproduction

In a special gesture, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday gifted Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi a reproduction of her research proposal for a fellowship in the Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS), Shimla."Presented Daw Aung...

06-Sep-2017 Nay Pyi Taw

India, Myanmar sign 11 agreements

With New Delhi's increasing emphasis on its Act East Policy, India and Myanmar on Wednesday signed 11 agreements, including one on maritime security cooperation, following delegation-level talks headed by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Myanmar State...

30-Nov-2016 Nay Pyi Taw

Suu Kyi leaves for visit to Singapore

Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi left for Singapore on Wednesday to pay an official visit to the southeast Asian nation, officials here said.She is visiting the country at the invitation of Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.Suu Kyi will hold...

17-Oct-2016 Nay Pyi Taw

25 die as ferry capsizes in Myanmar

At least 25 people drowned when a ferry capsized in Myanmar's northwestern Sagaing region, the country's Fire Services Department said on Monday.Another 155 people survived the tragedy which occurred on Saturday in the Chindwin river. The ferry was enroute...

29-Aug-2016 Nay Pyi Daw

Myanmar quake damages nearly 400 ancient temples

The number of ancient temples damaged in the archaeological complex of Bagan in Myanmar in a 6.8 magnitude earthquake last week has risen to 397, according to authorities on Monday.Restoration work will take at least a year, Deputy Director General of the...

27-Aug-2016 Nay Pyi Taw

7 killed, 12 injured in eastern Myanmar road mishap

Seven persons were killed and 12 injured in a passenger vehicle crash on Saturday morning near Nantohn village in Thibaw township of Myanmar's easternmost Shan state, a local police official said.With 30 persons, including drivers and conductors on board,...

22-Aug-2016 Nay Pyi Taw

India, Myanmar agree to maintain border peace, security

After the heavy exchange of fire between the Indian Army and the banned insurgent outfit NSCN (Khaplang) last week in Nagaland along the India-Myanmar border, both countries on Monday agreed to maintain peace and security along the the international border.This...

22-Aug-2016 Nay Pyi Taw

Sushma Swaraj meets Aung San Suu Kyi

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday met Myanmar's State Counsellor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi here.“An old friend of India, a new partner in progress. EAM meets Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor...

12-Aug-2016 Nay Pyi Taw

Six killed in Mynamar flooding

Six people were killed in Myanmar due to floods caused by torrential rains, affecting over 420,000 people nationwide, authorities said on Friday.The flooding, which began in July, is still persistent in Bago, Ayeyawaddy and Yangon regions although some regions...

24-May-2016 Nay Pyi Taw

13 killed in land waste collapse in Myanmar

A total of 13 people were killed, 20 injured and 100 went missing after a land waste collapsed from a jade mine in Myanmar's Kachin state.The land waste from a jade mine undertaken by Yadanar Sin company and located in Hpakan township collapsed on Monday...

22-May-2016 Nay Pyi Taw

US to continue sanctions on some of Myanmar's sectors: John Kerry

The US will continue sanctions on some sectors of Myanmar based on the country's democracy development, visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday in a joint press conference with his Myanmar counterpart Aung San Suu Kyi.He said the US has...

07-May-2016 Nay Pyi Taw

13 killed, 4 injured in landslide in Myanmar

A total of 13 people were killed and four injured when a mound of excavated earth from a jade mine in Hpakhan township, Kachin state in northernmost Myanmar collapsed, local police said on Saturday.The earth mound was in the compound of the jade mine near...

05-May-2016 Nay Pyi Taw

18 killed due to winds in Myanmar

At least 18 people were killed and 24 injured due to wild weather and strong winds in Myanmar's second largest city of Mandalay, the media reported on Thursday.All townships in Mandalay except the ruby land of Mogok were affected, Xinhua news agency reported.The...

20-Apr-2016 Nay Pyi Taw

Eight killed, 60 missing as boat capsizes in Myanmar

At lease eight people were killed and 60 went missing as a motor boat capsized in Myanmar's western state of Rakhine, the media reported on Wednesday.With about 100 people on board, the motor boat on Tuesday morning was headed to Sittway from a refugee...

18-Apr-2016 Nay Pyi Taw

36 killed during Myanmar's water festival

A total of 36 people were killed and 316 injured during Myanmar's Thingyan water festival, the media reported on Monday.During the five-day water festival, 14 people were killed and 235 injured in accidents while 17 deaths were registered in other cases,...

15-Mar-2016 Nay Pyi Taw

Myanmar elects civilian president after 50 years

Myanmar on Tuesday elected U Htin Kyaw of the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) party as its new president, the first civilian to lead the country after over 50 years of military rule, media reports said."Today's result is a triumph for (NLD leader)...

09-Jan-2016 Nay Pyi Taw

Huge fire in Myanmar's Yangon market

A huge fire on early Saturday burned down three flats of Mingalazay market, one of the major markets in Myanmar's Yangon region.The fire broke out around 1.30 a.m. (local time) as explosions were heard during it, Xinhua reported.Around 600 firefighters...

22-Nov-2015 Nay Pyi Taw

94 killed in Myanmar landslide

Rescuers recovered at least 94 bodies a day after a landslide struck a habitation at a jade mine in Myanmar's Kachin state, officials said on Sunday.The landslide occurred in the wee hours of Saturday in Hpakant, a region that produces some of the highest-quality...

13-Oct-2015 Nay Pyi Taw

Death toll rises 17 in Myanmar landslide

The death toll has risen to 17 with six others missing in a landslide in Myanmar's Kayah state, official sources said on Tuesday.The victims include seven women. Triggered by torrential rain on Sunday, the landslide buried 60 houses in the hilly region between...

12-Oct-2015 Nay Pyi Taw

Eight die in Myanmar landslide

A day after a landslide swept two villages in Myanmar's Kayah state killing at least eight people, rescuers continued to search on Monday for those missing, said official sources here.Triggered by heavy rainfall on Sunday afternoon, the landslide buried...

08-Apr-2015 Nay Pyi Taw

Myanmar president meets political leaders on domestic issues

Myanmar President U Thein Sein met a number of political leaders at the Presidential Palace in Nay Pyi Taw on Wednesday to discuss domestic political issues.The meeting is the second of its kind summoned by the president, and took place two days ahead of scheduled...

14-Nov-2014 Nay Pyi Taw

After Myanmar, Modi leaves for Australia

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi left here Thursday night for Australia on the second leg of his three-nation tour.In Australia, Modi will attend the G20 summit in Brisbane. He will also visit Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne.He is slated to hold a number...

13-Nov-2014 Nay Pyi Taw

Narendra Modi invites Indonesian companies to 'Make in India'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Indonesian President Joko Widodo Thursday and congratulated him on assuming office.PM @narendramodi congratulates President Widodo on his win and taking over as the President of Indonesia, a PMO India tweet said.Modi also talked...

13-Nov-2014 Nai Pyi Taw

Narendra Modi meets Chinese premier

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang here Thursday to discuss issues of bilateral interest.“PM @narendramodi talking about the visit of (Chinese) President Xi Jinping (to India). Saying it will be remembered as a memorable...

13-Nov-2014 Nay Pyi Taw

Barack Obama reiterates ASEAN investment, pledges to strengthen ties

US President Barack Obama Thursday reiterated his country's investment in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and commitment to building links between the two sides to better face global challenges.In a short statement ahead of a US-ASEAN...

13-Nov-2014 Naw Pyi Taw

Narendra Modi meets Philippines president, chats with Abe

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday met with Philippines President Benigno Aquino and later also held a brief interaction with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.Modi, who has been meeting a string of leaders from the Southeast Asia region since he...

13-Nov-2014 Nay Pyi Taw

Narendra Modi meets Medvedev, attends East Asia Summit

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday met Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and called for greater cooperation between their states and regions.On day three of his visit to Myanmar, Modi met Medvedev ahead of the East Asia Summit.Modi recalled his...

13-Nov-2014 Nay Pyi Taw

India-Russia ties will be strengthened: Modi tells Medvedev

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday met his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev and said he was sure India-Russia ties will be strengthened."Am sure India-Russia ties will be strengthened: PM @narendramodi to PM Medvedev," a tweet by the...

12-Nov-2014 Nay Pyi Taw

Narendra Modi invites ASEAN to 'new environment in India'

Wooing the 10-member ASEAN bloc to increase its economic engagement with India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday said his government has embarked on a "new economic journey" and places equal emphasis on ease of doing business in India as well...

12-Nov-2014 Nay Pyi Taw

Narendra Modi meets Brunei Sultan, Singapore PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday held a string of meetings here with leaders of Southeast Asian neighbours, including Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.Modi told the Brunei ruler that ties between India and...

12-Nov-2014 Nay Pyi Taw

India, ASEAN can be great partners: Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday said that India's relations with the countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are very good and the two sides can be great partners.“ASEAN and India have the vigour and enthusiasm of their...

12-Nov-2014 Nay Pyi Taw

Narendra Modi meets Thai PM, discusses economic cooperation, tourism

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday met his Thai counterpart Prayut Chan-o-cha and said that there were several possibilities of economic cooperation between the two countries.Modi congratulated Prayut on becoming prime minster of Thailand and said "am...

12-Nov-2014 Nay Pyi Taw

Narendra Modi hopes for stronger India, Thailand ties

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his Thai counterpart Prayut Chan-o-cha and expressed hope that ties between the two countries will become stronger.“I congratulate you on becoming the PM of Thailand. Am sure our relations will become stronger,”...

12-Nov-2014 Nay Pyi Taw

Make in India, Modi tells Malaysia

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday invited Malaysian companies to come to India as part of his "Make in India" initiative during talks with his Malaysian counterpart Najib Tun Razak."I am giving lot of emphasis to @makeinindia &...

12-Nov-2014 Nay Pyi Taw

Narendra Modi meets Malaysian PM

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday met Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak as he began day two of his engagements in the Myanmar capital.Modi told his Malaysian counterpart: "I congratulate you for the reform initiatives you have taken...

11-Nov-2014 Nay Pyi Taw

Narendra Modi arrives in 'beautiful' Myanmar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed in the Myanmar capital on the first leg of his three-nation tour Tuesday and described India's immediate southeast Asian neighbour as "beautiful"."Landed in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, to a very warm welcome!...

05-Mar-2014 Nay Pyi Taw

Manmohan Singh: He ended with where he began

The seven-nation Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation should hold special significance for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as he returned to New Delhi Tuesday from its third summit over two days in Myanmar's spanking...

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