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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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Myanmar drops 2,000 people from black-lists


August 30th, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Aug 30 (IANS) The Myanmar government Thursday published detailed list of 2,082 of the 6,165 people who have been removed from the black-lists in line with the government's current ... Read more...

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Pakistani Taliban threatens Myanmar over Muslim attacks


July 26th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 26 (IANS) The Pakistani Taliban Thursday warned of taking revenge if Myanmar fails to stop the alleged killing and arbitrary detention of Muslims in that country.Right groups ... Read more...

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Obama eases sanctions against Myanmar


July 12th, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 12 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has eased sanctions on Myanmar, allowing American companies to do business in the southeast Asian country.In his statement Wednesday, the president ... Read more...

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Myanmar reshuffles cabinet ministers


July 10th, 2012 - 4:16 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, July 10 (IANS) In a Cabinet reshuffle, the Myanmar government has reassigned some six deputy ministers belonging to as many ministries, Xinhua reported.An order issued by the President's ... Read more...

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Myanmar grants amnesty to 80 prisoners, to deport 34


July 3rd, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, July 3 (IANS) The Myanmar government has granted a general amnesty to 80 prisoners, including 34 foreigners, who will be freed starting Tuesday, according to an order of President ... Read more...

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State of emergency in Myanmar state


June 11th, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, June 11 (IANS) The Myanmar government declared a state of emergency in coastal Rakhine state Sunday night following unrest.The declaration, aired by the state radio and television, was signed ... Read more...

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Don’t let Indian insurgents operate, Myanmar told (Lead)


May 31st, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Indian insurgents should not be allowed to operate out of Myanmar, Home Minister P. Chidambaram said Thursday."Our concern is that any part of Myanmar ... Read more...

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Myanmar’s territory shouldn’t be used by NE insurgents: India


May 31st, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Barely two days after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh returned from a three-day visit to Myanmar, India Thursday said its territory should not be allowed ... Read more...

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PM to pay homage to last Mughal emperor


May 27th, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will pay homage at the mausoleum in Myanmar of Bahadur Shah Zafar, India's last Mughal emperor who died in Yangon ... Read more...

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Singapore keen to invest in Myanmar’s hotel sector


May 27th, 2012 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 27 (IANS) Businessmen from Singapore are keen to invest in the hotel and tourism sector in Myanmar.A 15-member delegation of the International Enterprise Singapore Business Department Trip to ... Read more...

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NHRC seeks solution on Mayanmarese asylum seekers


May 25th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked Myanmar's rights panel to engage with the government at Yangon to press for a solution to the ... Read more...

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China eyes Myanmar power sector


May 25th, 2012 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 25 (IANS) China will encourage its firms to discuss cooperation with Myanmar on upgrading the country's power grid in order to help ease power shortage, the Chinese foreign ... Read more...

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Myanmar forms peace group to deal with ethnic insurgents


May 18th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 18 (IANS) A high-level peace group headed by President U Thein Sein has been formed in Myanmar to carry out peace negotiations with ethnic armed groups in the ... Read more...

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US extends Myanmar sanctions


May 18th, 2012 - 3:19 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (IANS) The US Thursday extended trade sanctions against Myanmar for another year."The United States is committed to supporting (Myanmar) Burma's reform effort, but the situation continues ... Read more...

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Myanmar seeks NGO help in relief missions


May 3rd, 2012 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 3 (IANS) The Myanmar government will seek help from the civil society organisations to provide aid in insurgency-hit areas, President Thein Sein has said.The government is talks with ... 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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Myanmar votes to elect Suu Kyi (Lead)


April 1st, 2012 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, April 1 (IANS) Thousands Sunday voted in Myanmar's parliamentary by-elections in which Nobel laureate and democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi is contesting for the first time.Over six million ... 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 signs peace deal with armed group


March 8th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, March 8 (IANS) The Myanmar government has signed a 20-point peace agreement with the Kayinni National Progressive Party (KNPP), which represents 10 ethnic armed groups.The agreement was signed in ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s ISI backing insurgents: Assam CM


February 19th, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 19 (IANS) Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) is backing Maoists and insurgent outfits in Assam and other northeastern states to expand its activities, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said ... Read more...

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EU’s foreign aid chief visits Myanmar


February 12th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Feb 12 (IANS) European Union Development Commissioner Andris Piedalgs arrived here Sunday on a three-day visit to monitor latest developmental works in the country.The visit is significant as it ... Read more...

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Human rights condition improving in Myanmar: UN envoy


February 6th, 2012 - 5:41 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, Feb 6 (IANS) The human rights situation was improving in Myanmar but serious challenges still remained and needed to be addressed, UN special envoy Tomas Ojea Quintana has said.Quintana, ... Read more...

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‘Myanmar can become top rice exporter’


February 2nd, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Feb 2 (IANS) Myanmar has the potential to reclaim the title of the world's No. 1 rice exporter, an industry leader has said.The country's rice harvest may more than ... Read more...

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Cease-fire finally ends 60 years old Myanmar war


January 13th, 2012 - 12:05 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Myanmar, Jan 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Myanmar government has penned a cease-fire agreement with the country’s rebels, giving hope that the 60-year-old war may be coming to an end. The conflict is ... Read more...

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Myanmar to release 651 more prisoners


January 12th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Jan 12 (IANS) The Myanmar government Thursday granted amnesty to 651 more prisoners who will be released Friday. Over 6,600 prisoners were released last week, Xinhua reported.The prisoners will ... 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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Myanmar allows banks to handle remittances from abroad


December 24th, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Dec 24 (IANS) The Myanmar government Saturday allowed its banks to handle remittances from Myanmarese living in Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia, the official media reported.The banks, including Cooperatives Bank, ... Read more...

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Myanmar recognises Suu Kyi’s NLD as political party


December 13th, 2011 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Dec 13 (IANS) The Myanmar government has officially recognized Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) as a political party, authorities said Tuesday.Earlier, the main ... 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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Myanmar exempts commercial tax to promote export


August 16th, 2011 - 4:14 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, Aug 16 (IANS) The Myanmar government has exempted commercial tax for exporters for six months to encourage export, Xinhua reported Monday.The exemption will be effective from Aug 15, 2011 ... Read more...

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Pakistan fomenting terrorism in Kashmir: India


March 16th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) India Wednesday reiterated that Pakistan was fomenting terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir through the "undiminished activities of terrorist organizations" operating "from its territory"."The continued infiltrations ... Read more...

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Northeast borders need priority in security, say chief ministers


February 2nd, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Kohima/Aizawl, Feb 2 (IANS) Top priority must be given to tightening security and vigil at India's northeastern borders, chief ministers of the states in the region told a conference on internal ... Read more...

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India asks Myanmar to take strict action against insurgent group


December 31st, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 31 (ANI): Expressing concern on the activities of the insurgent group operating along the India-Myanmar border, India has asked the Myanmar Government to take strict action against them.Union Home ... Read more...

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Suu Kyi, Rakhi Sawant dominate Nepal’s headlines


November 14th, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Nov 14 (IANS) As Myanmar's main opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was freed from house arrest after over seven years, Nepal hailed the gesture, remembering with pride its ... Read more...

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