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Action only against sites spreading rumours: Shinde


August 24th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Following fake messages about the Assam violence, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Friday said that social media accounts which have posted objectionable and inflammatory content ... Read more...

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36 WW-II British fighters found in Myanmar


July 8th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, July 8 (IANS) The remains of 36 British Spitfire aircraft, which were secretly buried during the World War II in what was then Burma to prevent them from ... Read more...

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Where India’s last Mughal emperor lies buried


May 29th, 2012 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 29 (IANS) India's last Mughal emperor, Bahadur Shah Zafar, lay buried here for nearly 130 years in a forgotten grave until 1991 when his final resting place was ... Read more...

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EU to allow Myanmar to export goods at discount


April 19th, 2012 - 9:28 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, April 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The European Union (EU) will abolish 20-year sanctions against Myanmar and include the country into its generalised system of preferences, EU foreign policy chief Catherine ... 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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Security improves in Mekong river


March 11th, 2012 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 11 (IANS) A four-nation joint patrol of the Mekong river has improved the security of the vessels following a deadly attack last year, reports Xinhua.Shipping on the river ... Read more...

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America indispensable in world affairs: Obama


January 25th, 2012 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 25 (IANS) Joining issue with those suggesting that Washington's influence was on the decline, President Barack Obama has asserted that America remains the one indispensable nation in ... Read more...

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Chinese cargo ships attacked on Mekong river


January 6th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 6 (IANS) Four Chinese ships and a Myanmar patrol boat came under attack by an unidentified armed group on the Mekong river early Wednesday near a port in ... Read more...

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‘The Burma Conspiracy’ a muddled mess (IANS Movie Review)


December 11th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Largo Winch II - The Burma Conspiracy"; Director: Jerôme Salle; Cast: Julien Rappeneau, Jerôme Salle and Sharon Stone; Rating: **When it comes to art, the secret to being truly ... Read more...

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Chinese cargo ships attacked on the Mekong River, 11 killed


October 10th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by BNO News
BEIJING (BNO NEWS) -- Eleven people were killed on Wednesday when two Chinese cargo ships were attacked in the Golden Triangle of the Mekong River, the country's Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed ... Read more...

Posted in Thailand |

Free political prisoners in Myanamar: Indian MPs


September 6th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) More than 100 Indian MPs have urged the Myanmar president to free more than 2,000 political prisoners.The appeal has been made by Ram Jethmalani, convener ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Krishna pays homage to Bahadur Shah Zafar


June 21st, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, June 21 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna paid homage to Bahadur Shah Zafar, India's last Mughal emperor who died here in 1862 after being exiled by the British ... Read more...

Posted in World |

IAF team to scale Mount Everest


April 13th, 2011 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) A 20-member Indian Air Force (IAF) mountaineering team, with 11 women officers among its members, will attempt to scale Mount Everest, the world's highest peak.The ... Read more...

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Hilary Clinton criticizes China’s ‘worsening’ human rights record


April 9th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.9 (ANI): US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has condemned China for what she alleged as its worsening human rights record, and expressed concern over reports of Chinese intellectuals and activists ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Strong 6.8 earthquake rocks northeast Myanmar


March 24th, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by BNO News
YANGON, BURMA (BNO NEWS) -- A powerful earthquake struck the northeastern region of Burma Thursday evening, near its border with Laos, China, and Thailand; and was felt as far away as Bangkok, ... Read more...

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Six killed in Antonov An-148 plane crash in Russia


March 5th, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by ANI
Moscow, Mar 5(ANI): At least six people were killed when an Antonov An-148 plane crashed during a test flight in Russia on Saturday.Russia's Emergency Situations Ministry spokesperson Darya Korovina said that the ... Read more...

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Six die in plane-crash in Russia


March 5th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) All the six crew members of a Russian plane were killed Saturday when the aircraft, on a trial flight, crashed in south-west Russia.The Antonov AN-148, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Myanmar Times editor faces trial


March 3rd, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by ANI
Burma, Mar.3 (ANI): Ross Dunkley, the co-founder of the Myanmar Times, has reportedly been charged with immigration offences and for drugging and assaulting a woman.Dunkley, an Australian, faces up to five years ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Military rulers demand apology from Suu Kyi’s party for supporting western sanctions


February 20th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Myanmar, Feb.20 (ANI): Burma's military rulers have demanded an apology from pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party for backing western sanctions, which it said were restricting development in the country.They said: ... Read more...

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US concerned for Aung San Suu Kyi’s safety after state media’s “tragic end” threat


February 17th, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17(ANI): The Obama administration is concerned about the safety of Burmese opposition politician Aung San Suu Kyi after what it called a "veiled threat" against her in a state-run newspaper ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Thein Sein named new president of Burma


February 4th, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by BNO News
NAYPYIDAW, BURMA (BNO NEWS) -- Burma's Parliament on Friday elected Prime Minister Thein Sein as the new President of the Asian country, Mizzima News reported. Former PM Sein will be the first civilian ... Read more...

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Suu Kyi seeking to revive opposition Burmese party


January 13th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.13 (ANI): Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is seeking to revive her political party in military-run Burma through an appeal to the country's Supreme Court.Her appeal is against a ruling ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Video ‘Gap Yah’ wins online comedy crown


December 14th, 2010 - 10:00 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Dec 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) YouTube has named the video, “Gap Yah” as the Homegrown Comedy Hit of the Year.The video is a satirical sketch by the Unexpected Items. It received a ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Comedy sketch poking fun at middle class students tops YouTube charts


December 14th, 2010 - 7:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 14 (ANI): A spoof of British upper-middle-class public school student gap year has been named as one of the online hits of 2010 according to the annual YouTube list of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘China losing patience with Burma’: Wikileaks


December 10th, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 10(ANI): The Chinese government, Burma's closest ally, is losing patience with the military regime over its failure to implement political and other reforms, according to classified US diplomatic cables released ... Read more...

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Burma taking North Korea’s help to build secret nuclear sites: Wikileaks


December 10th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 10 (ANI): Scores of secret US diplomatic cables released by the Whistleblower website 'Wikileaks' have revealed that witnesses in Burma had claimed to have seen evidence of secret nuclear and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Indian vegetable imports help cool prices in Lahore


November 17th, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, Nov 17 (IANS) Onion and tomato prices dipped in Lahore following the arrival of vegetables from India.Onion prices had reached Rs.100 per kg a week back. But it came down substantially ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Congress welcomes Suu Kyi’s release


November 14th, 2010 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The Congress Sunday welcomed the release of pro-democracy Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who was Saturday freed from house arrest after a long spell of imprisonment."The ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Suu Kyi ‘will not accept Burmese military junta’s conditions for her freedom’


November 10th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov. 10 (ANI): Burma's democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has said that she will not accept conditions on her freedom if the military government releases her this week when ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Oppose the Myanmar junta, Obama tells India


November 8th, 2010 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Monday urged India to come out against the military junta in Myanmar, gently telling New Delhi that it had often remained silent ... Read more...

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WWII Elephant man rescue can be now seen on film


November 1st, 2010 - 10:25 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Cambridge, Nov 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The “Elephant Man” has been known for several decades but for the first time, an amateur video has emerged on how he used elephants to rescue several ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

It’s raining liquor scams in Pak!


November 1st, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 1(ANI): Another case of liquor pilfering has come to light in Pakistan, as thousands of liquor bottles were smuggled into the country in collaboration with various government departments.According to the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Indian Air Force team flagged off to participate in Himalayan Car Rally


October 7th, 2010 - 9:09 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, October 7 (ANI): 'Team Sky Hawkz', the Indian Air Force (IAF) team of three reconfigured Gypsy vehicles, roared-off from 412 Air Force Station here on Thursday to participate in 'Raid-de-Himalaya' ... Read more...

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World War II Indian-RAF flying ace Squadron Leader Mahinder Singh Pujji dies


September 24th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 24(ANI): An Indian pilot who served for the United Kingdom's Royal Air Force (RAF) during World War II has died at the Darent Valley Hospital in Kent after suffering a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Ordinance on near-extinct Rs.1 note survives seven decades


September 12th, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
By Rana Ajit New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Remember the Re.1 note, or the last time you saw it?It may well have gone out of print, but an ordinance promulgated to facilitate ... Read more...

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