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Myanmar ends political, religious media censorship


August 20th, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Aug 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The information ministry of Myanmar has cancelled censorship for the media publishing political and religious information, a Thai daily reported Monday.An international non-governmental organisation, the ... Read more...

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Puerto Rican band honoured by Argentine varsity


June 4th, 2012 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, June 4 (IANS/EFE) Puerto Rican urban band Calle 13 has been honoured by Argentina's National University of La Plata for its contributions to popular communication and culture, the ... Read more...

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India, Myanmar to be better connected, have more trade (Fourth Lead)


May 28th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Nay Pyi Taw, May 28 (IANS) India and Myanmar Monday decided to expand trade, have better connectivity and bring peace in border areas and emphasised closer ties to boost ... Read more...

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Democratic Myanmar gets world leaders


May 28th, 2012 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Nay Pyi Taw, May 28 (IANS) Myanmar's decision to embrace democracy is getting the once isolated nation plenty of VVIP visitors from around the world.Manmohan Singh, who landed here ... 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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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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Suu Kyi to visit Britain


April 18th, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 18 (IANS) Myanmar's pro-democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi is to make a symbolic visit to Britain after accepting an invitation from British Prime Minister David Cameron.She ... Read more...

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Moscow hails Mali political settlement


April 10th, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia Monday hailed the conclusion of an agreement on restoring constitutional order in the west African nation of Mali, where a military junta has seized ... 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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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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Suu Kyi campaigns for Myanmar by-elections


February 11th, 2012 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Yangion, Feb 11 (IANS) Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of Myanmar's opposition National League for Democracy (NLD), Saturday started the parliamentary by-election campaign in her constituency.Suu Kyi is to contest ... Read more...

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One year on, Egyptians back at Tahrir Square (Lead)


January 25th, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Jan 25 (IANS) Thousands of Egyptians gathered Wednesday at Cairo's Tahrir Square to mark the first anniversary of the uprising that ousted president Hosni Mubarak, RIA Novosti reported.Supporters of ... Read more...

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China supporting northeast rebels: former army officer


October 18th, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Oct 18 (IANS) Chinese intelligence agencies are supporting insurgents in India's northeast, former Eastern Command chief Lt. Gen. J.R. Mukherjee said Tuesday.He made the remark while advocating better relations ... Read more...

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Myanmar: a nation on cusp of change (Myanmar Newsletter)


June 26th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, June 26 (IANS) After nearly 40 years of military rule, Myanmar is changing, with clear signs that the transformation is for the better.The country's most popular pro-democracy face, Aung ... Read more...

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Krishna wraps up Myanmar engagement; focus on capacity building (Roudnup)


June 22nd, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, June 22 (IANS) India Wednesday wrapped up its first high-level engagement with Myanmar's new civilian government after signing a slew of bilateral agreements focusing on capacity building, even ... Read more...

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Krishna lands in Myanmar capital


June 21st, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Nay Pyi Taw (Myanmar), June 21 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Tuesday arrived in this Myanmar capital for the first high-level interaction between the two countries since a ... Read more...

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Krishna in Myanmar to sign infrastructure deals (Third Lead, Changing dateline)


June 20th, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, June 20 (IANS) Marking the first high-level engagement with Myanmar's three-month-old civilian government, Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna arrived here Monday on a three-day visit during which they ... Read more...

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Krishna goes to Myanmar to step up trade (Second Lead)


June 20th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) In the first high level contact with the new government in Myanmar, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Monday left on a three-day visit when ... Read more...

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How Israelis ‘armed junta’ in Falklands conflict revealed


April 21st, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 21 (ANI): Israel secretly provided arms and supplies to Argentina during the Falklands conflict, according to revelations in a new book.According to the Daily Mail, Israeli Prime Minister Menachem ... Read more...

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India promises $1 million for Myanmar quake relief


March 29th, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) India will provide assistance of $1 million to Myanmar for relief and rehabilitation in the areas affected by last week's earthquake.Last week, Prime Minister ... Read more...

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PM condoles deaths in Myanmar quake, offers help


March 26th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday mourned the loss of lives in an earthquake that hit Myanmar Thursday night and offered help in the rescue ... Read more...

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UK likely to scrap aid to India, increase Burma’s share to fight for democracy


February 14th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 14 (ANI): To support the struggle for democracy in Burma, British aid to the Southeast Asian country is all set to be increased sharply while aid to India is likely ... Read more...

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Why is a billion-strong democracy silent on Egypt? (Comment)


February 4th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
By A. Vinod Kumar The parliament sat numbed, in an otherwise engaging November evening, when President Barack Obama, head of one of the two largest democracies, reminded the other that it had ... Read more...

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Escaped prisoners say Burmese Army using them as human mine sweepers


January 14th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 14 (ANI): Three prisoners who managed to escape from the clutches of the Burmese Army have claimed that military junta in Myanmar is using about 600 prisoners as human mine ... 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...

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Canada invites its honorary citizen Suu Kyi


December 28th, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Dec 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Stephen Harper has invited Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi to visit Canada.The Nobel peace laureate, who was freed from house arrest by ... Read more...

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Former First Lady Laura Bush speaks by phone with Suu Kyi


December 18th, 2010 - 2:07 am ICT by BNO News
DALLAS (BNO NEWS) -- Former U.S. First Lady Laura Bush on Friday spoke by telephone with pro-democracy leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, who was released from home ... Read more...

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Armed Forces: A Pillar In Nation Building


November 16th, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
By Jaibans SinghNew Delhi, Nov.16 (ANI): The 21st century looks towards security, justice, economic development and a democratic polity as the pillars of nation building. Security comes first in the pecking order ... Read more...

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PM, Sonia meet Congress leaders over Raja


November 14th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi met senior party leaders here Sunday, with the opposition having stalled parliament last week to demand the ... Read more...

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Former U.S. President George W. Bush welcomes the release of Aug San Suu Kyi


November 14th, 2010 - 1:32 am ICT by BNO News
DALLAS, TEXAS (BNO NEWS) -- Former U.S. President George W. Bush and his wife Laura Bush on Saturday welcomed the release of pro-democracy leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aug San Suu ... Read more...

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India hails Suu Kyi’s release, hopes for political change


November 13th, 2010 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) India Saturday welcomed the release of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and hoped that this step will be the beginning of an inclusive reconciliation in ... Read more...

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Capital’s Burmese community celebrates Suu Kyi’s release


November 13th, 2010 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) The city's Burmese community and other supporters of Myanmar's pro-democracy leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi erupted in celebrations after she was released from house ... Read more...

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Suy Kyi is free — five days after Obama’s Delhi speech


November 13th, 2010 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi's release in Yangon Saturday comes five days after US President Barack Obama denounced the Myanmar military junta while addressing the ... Read more...

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Suu Kyi released — finally (Lead)


November 13th, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Nov 13 (IANS) Myanmar's pro-democracy leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi was Saturday released from house arrest to the cheers of thousands of supporters, media reports said.The India-educated Suu ... Read more...

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Aung San Suu Kyi to be released


November 12th, 2010 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 12 (IANS) Myanmar's military junta Friday signed an order authorising the release of jailed pro-democracy leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, a media report said.BBC quoted reports from ... Read more...

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