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For first time, Myanmar state media reports Suu Kyi’s US trip


September 21st, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Sep 21 (IANS) Myanmar state media Friday reported news about opposition leader and parliamentarian Aung San Suu Kyi's trip to the US for the first time, a rare move ... Read more...

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Obama meets Aung San Suu Kyi


September 20th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) President Barack Obama Wednesday met Myanmar's opposition leader and parliamentarian Aung San Suu Kyi at the White House.Obama expressed his admiration for "her courage, determination and ... Read more...

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Myanmar observers Martyrs’ Day


July 19th, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, July 19 (IANS) Myanmar held the first state-level Martyrs' Day ceremony in more than two decades here Thursday in the presence of the government leadership to commemorate fallen national ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama meets fellow Nobel icon Suu Kyi


June 20th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, June 20 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama met fellow Nobel laureate and Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in London, an aide of the spiritual leader ... Read more...

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After Nobel prize, Suu Kyi felt Myanmar was not forgotten


June 16th, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Oslo, June 16 (IANS) Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi said here Saturday that receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 had made her feel "real again" and reassured ... Read more...

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Myanmar, China good friends: Suu Kyi


June 2nd, 2012 - 7:10 am ICT by IANS
Bangkok, June 2 (IANS) Myanmar and China will become even better friends as the Southeast Asian country deepens its political and economic reforms, leader of Myanmar's opposition National League for ... Read more...

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PM returns from Myanmar visit


May 29th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh returned here Tuesday night after a three-day visit to Myanmar during which the two countries agreed to expand trade, improve ... Read more...

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Suu Kyi lauds India ties after meeting Manmohan (Second Lead)


May 29th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 29 (IANS) Myanmar's iconic leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Tuesday after meeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that she was "very happy at the prospect of closer ... Read more...

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Aung San Suu Kyi - also a style icon


May 29th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 29 (IANS) At 66, Aun San Suu Kyi is not just an enduring inspiration for millions in Myanmar but also a style icon with her elegance and ... Read more...

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Obama nominates ambassador to Myanmar


May 18th, 2012 - 6:18 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Thursday nominated Derek Mitchell as the country's first ambassador to Myanmar in 22 years."Today , I am nominating our first US ... Read more...

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Aung San Suu Kyi takes oath in Myanmar parliament (Lead)


May 2nd, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Nay Pyi Taw, May 2 (IANS) Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, whose party swept last month's by-elections, was sworn in as a member of Myanmar's parliament Wednesday.The leader of ... Read more...

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Ban arrives in Myanmar


April 29th, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, April 29 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon arrived here Sunday on a three-day official visit to Myanmar.Ban will meet President U Thein Sein in Nay Pyi Taw ... Read more...

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EU foreign policy chief meets with Burma’s Suu Kyi


April 29th, 2012 - 12:44 am ICT by BNO News
YANGON, MYANMAR (BNO NEWS) -- European Union (EU) foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton on Saturday visited Burma, which is officially known as Myanmar, where she met with Burmese opposition leader Aung San ... Read more...

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Polls critical step in Myanmar reform: UN


April 12th, 2012 - 4:00 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 12 (IANS) The UN Security Council has praised the by-elections held in Myanmar as important progress in the country's democratic reform process."Council members welcome the successful by-election ... Read more...

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Cameron to meet Suu Kyi in Myanmar


April 10th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 10 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron will make a landmark trip this week to Myanmar where he is expected to meet Nobel laureate and pro-democracy leader ... Read more...

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US to ease financial restrictions on Myanmar


April 5th, 2012 - 8:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 5 (IANS) The US will ease its financial and investment restrictions on Myanmar following the landmark parliamentary by-election in the country, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said.America was ... Read more...

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Two rescued Myanmarese sisters wait to return home


April 4th, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 4 (IANS) Even as Myanmarese refugees from various parts of India are returning home to celebrate the political return of Aung San Suu Kyi, two sisters from Myanmar, ... Read more...

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India congratulates Suu Kyi on poll win


April 3rd, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) With by-poll results in Myanmar indicating a landslide win for pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD), India Tuesday welcomed the ... Read more...

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White House applauds Myanmar by-election


April 3rd, 2012 - 6:04 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 3 (IANS) The White House has applauded the parliamentary by-election in Myanmar, calling it an important step in the country's democratic transformation."This election is an important step in ... Read more...

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Myanmar diaspora apprehensive yet hopeful after Suu Kyi’s victory


April 2nd, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Hailing victory of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in the Myanmar by-polls, Myanmarese settled here say that they are eagerly waiting to see how ... Read more...

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NLD’s victory claim cheers Myanmarese in northeast India


April 2nd, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Apil 2 (IANS) As the National League for Democracy (NLD) led by Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi claimed a landslide victory in Sunday's by-election in Myanmar, it cheered ... Read more...

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It’s victory of people, says Suu Kyi


April 2nd, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, April 2 (IANS) Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi called it a "victory of the people" after her party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), said she had won ... Read more...

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EU praises Myanmar over political reforms


March 29th, 2012 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, March 29 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has praised the Myanmar government for "remarkable programme of political reform" in the country over the last year."The release of political prisoners, ... Read more...

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Myanmar pro-democracy leader appeals to India to play proactive role


March 10th, 2012 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 9 (IANS) A former parliamentarian of Myanmar and active member of the nation's National League for Democracy (NLD) Tint Swe has appealed to the Indian government to play ... Read more...

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Northeast MPs moot forum to discuss Myanmar issue


March 9th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 9 (IANS) The Burma Centre Delhi (BCD) is planning to launch a forum involving all members of parliament (MPs) from the northeast region to raise the issue of ... Read more...

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Canadian foreign minister visits Myanmar


March 8th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, March 8 (IANS) Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird arrived in Myanmar Thursday on a one-day official visit.This is his first visit to the country after a new civilian government ... Read more...

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Jamia Milia to confer doctorate on Aung San Suu Kyi (Lead)


January 30th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Recognising Aung San Suu Kyi's over two-decade fight for democracy in Myanmar, Delhi's Jamia Milia Islamia will confer an honorary doctorate degree on her very ... Read more...

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Jamia Milia to confer doctorate on Aung San Suu Kyi


January 30th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Recognising her over two-decade fight for democracy in Myanmar, Delhi's Jamia Milia Islamia will confer an honorary doctorate degree on her very soon.This was announced ... Read more...

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Zardari visits Myanmar


January 25th, 2012 - 5:01 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, Jan 25 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari arrived in Myanmar Tuesday on a two-day official visit.The Pakistani president met with his Myanmarese counterpart U Thein Sein in Nay ... Read more...

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Aung San Suu Kyi to run in April by-polls


January 10th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Jan 10 (IANS) Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been confirmed to participate in the upcoming parliamentary byelections set for April 1, Xinhua quoted her party spokesperson ... Read more...

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Hague praises Myanmar reforms


January 6th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Jan 6 (IANS) British Foreign Secretary William Hague wrapped up his two-day official visit to Myanmar Friday by praising the reforms initiated by the new government."If the country continues ... Read more...

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British foreign secretary meets Myanmarese president (Lead)


January 5th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Jan 5 (IANS) Visiting British Foreign Secretary William Hague Thursday met with Myanmar President U Thein Sein hours after he arrived in the capital Nay Pyi Taw.Hague also met ... Read more...

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Suu Kyi biopic, a risky journey for director Besson


December 6th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 6 (IANS) Making "The Lady", a film on Myanmar's untiring face of resilience Aung San Suu Kyi, involved too many challenges for Luc Besson. From shooting secretly to ... Read more...

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Punjab before elections; Nobel rhetoric sans substance (Punjab Newsletter)


December 4th, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 4 (IANS) Imagine Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal in the august company of the likes of Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, Barack Obama, Aung San Suu Kyi ... Read more...

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Suu Kyi’s NLD to re-register


November 18th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Nov 18 (IANS) Myanmar's National League for Democracy (NLD), headed by Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, has decided to officially re-register itself as a political party, it ... Read more...

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