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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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Obama meets Aung San Suu Kyi


September 20th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) President Barack Obama Wednesday met Myanmar's opposition leader and parliamentarian Aung San Suu Kyi at the White House.Obama expressed his admiration for "her courage, determination and ... Read more...

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US Congress wants to keep Myanmar import ban


August 3rd, 2012 - 5:45 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) The US Congress Thursday voted to extend a ban on imports from Myanmar by one year despite recent easing of other sanctions against the country.The ... Read more...

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Myanmar, China good friends: Suu Kyi


June 2nd, 2012 - 7:10 am ICT by IANS
Bangkok, June 2 (IANS) Myanmar and China will become even better friends as the Southeast Asian country deepens its political and economic reforms, leader of Myanmar's opposition National League for ... 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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Obama nominates ambassador to Myanmar


May 18th, 2012 - 6:18 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Thursday nominated Derek Mitchell as the country's first ambassador to Myanmar in 22 years."Today , I am nominating our first US ... 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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Suu Kyi sworn in to Myanmar parliament


May 2nd, 2012 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
Nay Pyi Taw, May 2 (IANS) Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of Myanmar's National League for Democracy (NLD), took oath of office Wednesday.She arrived at the legislature building in Nay ... Read more...

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Myanmar president meets UN chief


April 30th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Naypyidaw, April 30 (IANS) Myanmar president U Thein Sein held talks with UN chief Ban Ki-moon in Myanmar's capital Naypyidaw Monday, a day after his arrival in Yangon.Ban also met ... Read more...

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Ban arrives in Myanmar


April 29th, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, April 29 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon arrived here Sunday on a three-day official visit to Myanmar.Ban will meet President U Thein Sein in Nay Pyi Taw ... Read more...

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EU foreign policy chief meets with Burma’s Suu Kyi


April 29th, 2012 - 12:44 am ICT by BNO News
YANGON, MYANMAR (BNO NEWS) -- European Union (EU) foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton on Saturday visited Burma, which is officially known as Myanmar, where she met with Burmese opposition leader Aung San ... 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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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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LSR students hail Suu Kyi’s much-awaited victory


April 2nd, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Amid cheers, enthusiasm and hope, students of New Delhi's Lady Shri Ram college Monday hailed alumna and Myanmarese leader Aung San Suu Kyi's landmark ... Read more...

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NLD’s victory claim cheers Myanmarese in northeast India


April 2nd, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Apil 2 (IANS) As the National League for Democracy (NLD) led by Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi claimed a landslide victory in Sunday's by-election in Myanmar, it cheered ... Read more...

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Myanmar holds landmark votes


April 1st, 2012 - 8:54 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, April 1 (IANS) Polling began Sunday in Myanmar's by-elections that promise to be the most open contest in decades, with Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi among those standing.Standing ... Read more...

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60 percent Myanmarese in favour of Suu Kyi’s party: Survey


March 31st, 2012 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, March 31 (IANS) A day before the crucial elections in Myanmar, around 60 percent of respondents in a countrywide survey said they will vote for Nobel laureate Aung Sang ... 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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Canadian foreign minister visits Myanmar


March 8th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, March 8 (IANS) Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird arrived in Myanmar Thursday on a one-day official visit.This is his first visit to the country after a new civilian government ... Read more...

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Myanmar assures fair by-elections


February 18th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Feb 18 (IANS) The Myanmar election commission has urged its officers to ensure free and fair by-elections set for April 1.Commission chairman U Tin Aye said the political parties ... 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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Zardari visits Myanmar


January 25th, 2012 - 5:01 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, Jan 25 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari arrived in Myanmar Tuesday on a two-day official visit.The Pakistani president met with his Myanmarese counterpart U Thein Sein in Nay ... 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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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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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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Burmese state media threatens Suu Kyi with ‘tragic end’ over ending sanctions stance


February 15th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 15 (ANI): Myanmar's state media has for the first time criticized pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, and warned that she along with her party will "meet their tragic ends" ... Read more...

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Suu Kyi’s party urges West to maintain sanctions on Burma


February 8th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Rangoon, Feb 8 (ANI): The party of the Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has said that Western sanctions should be maintained in the country, refuting some analysts' opinion that restrictions ... Read more...

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HCL Infosystems to sell arm to Tikona


January 19th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) HCL Infosystems Wednesday said it will sell the entire stake of its subsidiary HCL Infinet to Tikona Digital Networks."The move comes as part of the HCL Infosystems ... 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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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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Myanmar elections not free and fair: EU


November 8th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Nov 8 (IANS) The European Union (EU) Monday rejected the general elections in Myanmar as flawed and not compatible with international standards.The election was held Sunday for the first time in ... Read more...

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Myanmar democracy icon wants to sue junta


September 5th, 2010 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, Sep 5 (DPA) Myanmar's democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi has advised her now defunct political party to sue the ruling junta for forcing its dissolution, opposition sources said Sunday. Suu Kyi, ... Read more...

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