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‘China has no strategy to strangle India’ (Lead)


July 2nd, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 2 (IANS) Even as India is keenly pushing ahead with its economic ties with energy-rich Myanmar, where China already has a marked presence, a Chinese expert reflecting the ... Read more...

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‘China has no strategy to strangle India’


July 2nd, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 2 (IANS) Even as Indian is keenly pushing ahead with its economic ties with energy-rich Myanmar, where China already has a marked presence, Beijing has said it ... Read more...

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Myanmar economy set to boom: Report


May 20th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 20 (IANS) Myanmar's economy looks set for rapid expansion although concerns over inflation, infrastructure and political stability remain, according to an international report.The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), a ... Read more...

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Myanmar ’slaves’ rescued in Thailand


May 19th, 2012 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 19 (IANS) Nearly 150 Myanmar migrant workers locked up inside a shrimp factory near Bangkok have been rescued by Thai police.Kyaw Thaung, a spokesperson for the Burmese Association ... Read more...

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Tibet vulnerable to climate change, says Karmapa


November 24th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Nov 24 (IANS) Tibet is highly vulnerable to climate change and what happens there matters greatly to the rest of mainland Asia, the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, who ... Read more...

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India donates rice silos to Myanmar (Lead)


June 21st, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, June 21 (IANS) As India made its first official contact with the new civilian government in Myanmar, visiting External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Tuesday dedicated 10 disaster-proof rice silos ... Read more...

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Krishna opens rice silos in Myanmar for disaster relief


June 21st, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, June 21 (IANS) In a bid to win the hearts of the Myanmarese,India Tuesday dedicated 10 disaster-proof rice silos with a 5,000-tonne storage capacity to ensure people don't go ... Read more...

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Photos reveal ice of the Himalayas disappearing


July 17th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 17 (ANI): Experts comparing a 1921 photo of Mount Everest with a photo of the same place taken in 2010, have confirmed that the ice mass is disappearing in an ... Read more...

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Suu Kyi furious at comrades’ new party


May 19th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 19 (ANI): Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has reportedly expressed anger over her former colleagues forming a breakaway party to contest the upcoming general elections.Suu Kyi, whose National ... Read more...

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Climate change could displace 25 million by 2010 (With Image)


June 10th, 2009 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Bonn, June 10 (IANS) By next year - that's how soon around 25-50 million people will be displaced by climate change as it unleashes more natural disasters and affects farm ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

China poses strategic challenges to India, asserts BJP


January 30th, 2009 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday alleged that India's foreign policy has remained directionless during the five years of United Progressive Alliance (UPA) rule, and China has ... Read more...

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New UN human rights envoy visits Myanmar


August 3rd, 2008 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Yangon, Aug 3 (Xinhua) The new UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Myanmar Tomas Ojea Quintana arrived here Sunday to begin his first mission to look into the rights situation in ... Read more...

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Myanmar to build cyclone shelters in 500 villages


June 14th, 2008 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Yangon, June 14 (Xinhua) Myanmar would build temporary cyclone relief shelters in 500 villages in the country's disaster-prone areas as part of a quick response system to natural calamities, a media report ... Read more...

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No outbreak of infectious diseases in Myanmar: official


May 18th, 2008 - 7:42 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Yangon, May 18 (Xinhua) There has been no outbreak of infectious diseases in the cyclone-hit areas in Myanmar in the aftermath of cyclone Nargis, state-run Radio Myanmar reported Sunday. "Except usually occurring ... Read more...

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Myanmar’s cyclone death toll rises to 77,738


May 17th, 2008 - 1:12 am ICT by admin
Xinhua Yangon, May 16 (Xinhua) The death toll from Cyclone Nargis has risen sharply to 77,738 in Myanmar, the state television reported in a night broadcast Friday. The dead included 159 state service ... Read more...

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3.2 million rendered homeless by Nargis: study


May 15th, 2008 - 4:27 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 15 (IANS) Cyclone Nargis rendered as many as 3.2 million Burmese homeless, according to geographic risk models developed by researchers. Relying on Geographic Information Systems (GIS), researchers calculated the likely ... Read more...

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WHO releases $350,000 to Myanmar for medical aid


May 13th, 2008 - 4:27 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) has released $350,000 from its emergency fund to meet the medical needs of tens of thousands of survivors of the devastating cyclone ... Read more...

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Myanmar cyclone toll exceeds 22,000 (Second lead)


May 6th, 2008 - 8:06 pm ICT by admin
DPA Yangon, May 6 (DPA) The death toll in Cyclone Nargis that ravaged Myanmar reached 22,464 Tuesday, state media reported, putting the number of missing at 41,054 and those injured at 6,708. Myanmar's ... Read more...

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Myanmar activists call for postponement of referendum


May 6th, 2008 - 5:05 pm ICT by admin
DPA Bangkok, May 6 (DPA) Myanmar political activists Tuesday called on the international community to pressure the country's military regime to postpone its planned referendum May 10 in the wake of cyclone Nargis, ... Read more...

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UN offers emergency funding to Myanmar (Lead)


May 6th, 2008 - 4:47 pm ICT by admin
DPA Geneva, May 6 (DPA) UN said Tuesday it was prepared to provide urgent funding for Myanmar from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) after Cyclone Nargis left an estimated 15,000 people dead. ... Read more...

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Cyclone death toll nears 15,000 as Myanmar seeks aid (Lead)


May 6th, 2008 - 4:46 pm ICT by admin
DPA Yangon, May 6 (DPA) The toll in Cyclone Nargis, which smashed into central Myanmar over the weekend, has risen to almost 15,000 with about 3,000 still listed as missing, a senior minister ... Read more...

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