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Navy chief to be Myanmar’s new vice president


August 15th, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Nay Pyi Taw, Aug 15 (IANS) Myanmar's parliament Wednesday approved Admiral Nyan Tun, commander-in-chief of the navy, as the new vice president to succeed U Tin Aung Myint Oo, who ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Myanmar’s first vice president resigns


July 4th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, July 4 (IANS) U Tin Aung Myint Oo, Myanmar's first vice president, has stepped down from his position because of health reasons, President U Thein Sein informed parliament ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

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...

Posted in World |

1,500 tourists enter Myanmar every day by air


May 23rd, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 23 (IANS) After its progress towards democracy following years of military rule, Myanmar has seen a huge inflow of tourists, with 1,500 people arriving every day by air, ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Myanmar to buy electricity from China


April 26th, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, April 26 (IANS) Myanmar will buy back 100 megawatts of electricity from China, a major investor in the country's hydro-power projects and receives bulk of the power generated from ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

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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Alok Kumar wins Asian billiards crown


April 14th, 2011 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kish Island (Iran), April 14 (IANS) India's Alok Kumar blanked Thailand's Praput Chaitanasakun 6-0 in the final to annex the Asian billiards crown here Thursday.The 43-year old India No.1 sustained ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Myanmar parliament agrees to set up union supreme court


February 16th, 2011 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Feb 16 (IANS) Myanmar's parliament Wednesday agreed to form a new union supreme court with seven members, the state run radio and television reported. Of the seven supreme court judges, ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Thein Sein named new president of Burma


February 4th, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by BNO News
NAYPYIDAW, BURMA (BNO NEWS) -- Burma's Parliament on Friday elected Prime Minister Thein Sein as the new President of the Asian country, Mizzima News reported. Former PM Sein will be the first civilian ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Wanted to win gold after shooters won another silver: Advani


November 14th, 2010 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 14 (IANS) After winning the gold at the Asian Games, ace cueist Pankaj Advani said he was motivated to fight back against Myanmar's OO Nay Thway Oo in the close ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Asian Games billiards: Advani wins first gold for India (Lead)


November 14th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 14 (IANS) Defending champion Pankaj Advani retained his title by beating Myanmar's OO Nay Thway Oo 3-2 in the English billiards singles final and gave India the first gold at ... Read more...

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Asian Games billiards: Pankaj Advani enters final


November 14th, 2010 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 14 (IANS) Defending champion Pankaj Advani of India stormed into the final of the English billiard's singles at the Asian Games with a 3-2 victory over OO Kyaw Oo of ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Aung San Suu Kyi reportedly to be freed in November


January 25th, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Jan 25 (DPA) A government minister reportedly said opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi would be released from house arrest in November, sources said Monday. Home Minister Major General Maung Oo reportedly ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Myanmarese minister says Suu Kyi will be released in November


January 25th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
London/Rangoon, Jan.25 (ANI): Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will be released from house arrest in November, a government minister has told a gathering of local officials, according to two people ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Myanmar junta chief commutes Aung San Suu Kyi’s sentence (Lead)


August 11th, 2009 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Aug 11 (DPA) A Myanmar court Tuesday sentenced opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to three years in prison and hard labour, but the sentence was immediately commuted to 18 ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

David Bowie praises Scarlett Johanssons mystical singing


February 26th, 2008 - 5:05 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): Rock legend David Bowie has showered actress Scarlett Johansson with praise prior to the release of her debut album, insisting that her performance is mystical.The rock legend added ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Brian implant may help restore speech


November 15th, 2007 - 4:48 pm ICT by admin
Washington, November 15 (ANI): US neuroscientists are hoping to restore speech to a man who has been paralysed for eight years, and is unable to communicate other than through eye movements, with ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, a ‘Vocal Joystick’ that uses voice to surf the web


November 14th, 2007 - 1:59 am ICT by admin
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Posted in Sci-Tech |

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