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Aung Suu Kyi to receive highest US award


July 19th, 2012 - 9:05 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, July 19 (IANS) Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will receive the highest US award, the Congressional Gold Medal, when she visits that country this year.She was expected ... Read more...

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Meira Kumar applauds Myanmar parliament’s new look


July 5th, 2012 - 5:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Wednesday applauded neighbouring Myanmar's democractic transition, pointing out that its parliament had got "a new look" by providing a ... 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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Greece votes on EU bailout


June 17th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, June 17 (IANS) Voting began Sunday for crucial elections in Greece that are expected to determine the country's future in the Eurozone, with the main contenders being the right-wing ... 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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Suu Kyi to help Myanmarese migrants in Thailand


May 30th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, May 30 (IANS) Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has vowed to help migrant workers from Myanmar.The Nobel Laureate is in Thailand on her first trip outside her homeland ... Read more...

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Suu Kyi told PM about `difficulties’


May 30th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, May 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday said that pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi had told him about the "difficulties" she faces.He ... 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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Manmohan meets Suu Kyi, hails India ties (Lead)


May 29th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 29 (IANS) Myanmar's iconic pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Tuesday after meeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that she was "happy at the prospect of closer ... Read more...

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PM delivers letter from Sonia to Suu Kyi


May 29th, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 29 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday delivered a letter from Congress president Sonia Gandhi to Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, inviting her to ... 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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An India-educated democracy beacon in Myanmar


May 29th, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 29 (IANS) India-educated Aung San Suu Kyi, who didn't leave Myanmar even when her huband was dying of cancer as she feared she may not be allowed ... Read more...

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Manmohan meets Suu Kyi


May 29th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 29 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met Myanmar's iconic pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi here Tuesday.The meeting, at Hotel Sedona, lasted over 45 minutes, officials ... Read more...

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PM to Thein Sein: India, Myanmar on new journey of cooperation (Second Lead)


May 28th, 2012 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Nay Pyi Taw, May 28 (IANS) India and Myanmar have "embarked on a new journey of bilateral cooperation", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday said during his talks with President ... Read more...

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Manmohan arrives in Myanmar: First Indian PM to visit in 25 years (Second Lead)


May 27th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Nay Pyi Taw, May 27 (IANS) Manmohan Singh, the first Indian prime minister to visit Myanmar in 25 years, arrived Sunday in its new capital on a three-day trip ... Read more...

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PM arrives in Myanmar


May 27th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Nay Pyi Taw, May 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday arrived in this Myanmar capital on a three-day official visit that will see India expanding trade and ... Read more...

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PM leaves for Myanmar


May 27th, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday left for Myanmar on a three-day visit that will see him unveil new initiatives in expanding trade and energy ... Read more...

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Myanmar: An isolated nation opens up


May 26th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Yangon, May 26 (IANS) Myanmar, which Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visits Sunday, was for decades isolated from the world but has begun opening up and embracing democracy.Sandwiched ... Read more...

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Clinton calls Suu Kyi on sanction decision


May 22nd, 2012 - 1:03 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 21 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has informed Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi about the recent US decision to ease sanctions on the ... Read more...

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Suu Kyi to visit Britain, address parliament


May 21st, 2012 - 10:19 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 21 (IANS) In a historic first trip outside the country in 24 years, Myanmar's pro-democracy leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi will visit Britain and ... Read more...

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India’s Look East policy central for Asia-Pacific growth: Clinton (Lead)


May 7th, 2012 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) India's Look East policy was "central" to the growth of the entire Asia-Pacific region, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said here Monday."India's Look East ... 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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India, US to discuss China, Myanmar


April 17th, 2012 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Against the backdrop of tensions in South China Sea and the recent defiant rocket launch by North Korea, India and the US Tuesday will hold ... Read more...

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Cameron on first visit to Myanmar


April 13th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 13 (IANS) David Cameron Friday became the first British prime minister to set foot in Myanmar since its independence in 1948. After his arrival in the capital ... 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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India congratulates Suu Kyi on election win (Lead)


April 3rd, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) India Tuesday congratulated pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi after her National League for Democracy's (NLD) thumping election victory."We welcome the successful conduct of by-elections ... 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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Suu Kyi’s party scripts landslide win


April 3rd, 2012 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, April 2 (IANS) Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) party has won 40 of the 45 parliamentary seats so far in the recently held ... 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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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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CPI-M alleges disrespect to slain ex-legislator


February 24th, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) Amid allegations that slain former Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) legislator Pradeep Tah was not given due honour in the West Bengal assembly, thousands of ... Read more...

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India invites Myanmar’s Suu Kyi


July 23rd, 2011 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The government has invited Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi to visit India.The invitation was extended to Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, ... Read more...

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Indian foreign secretary meets Suu Kyi


June 22nd, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, June 22 (IANS) India made its first high-level contact with democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi when Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao called on her at her residence here.On the ... Read more...

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These Burmese women in Delhi step in as changemakers (June 20 is World Refugee Day)


June 19th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Once dilapidated and dormant, flat number WZ-21 in west Delhi's semi-urban Budella area is now abuzz with activity. The two-room accomodation serves as the office ... Read more...

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