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Myanmar president urges more efforts for stability, development


September 8th, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Sep 8 (IANS) Myanmar President U Thein Sein has called for all-out efforts to bring stability to the state and promote its socio-economic development, Xinhua reported Saturday, citing official ... Read more...

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Myanmar to launch satellite


August 22nd, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Aug 22 (IANS) Myanmar will launch a small satellite with Japanese assistance, official media reported Wednesday.The satellite will be launched with the help of Marubeni Aerospace of Japan for ... Read more...

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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...

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Myanmar president meets leaders of 14 political parties


August 4th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Aug 4 (IANS) Myanmar President U Thein Sein had a rare meeting Saturday with leaders of the country's 14 political parties in the capital Nay Pyi Taw, Xinhua reported.According ... Read more...

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New US ambassador takes office in Myanmar


July 11th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, July 11 (IANS) Newly-appointed US Ambassador Derek J. Mitchell presented his credentials to Myanmar President U Thein Sein in Nay Pyi Taw Wednesday.This signified the re-establishment of diplomatic relations ... Read more...

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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...

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Japan to provide aid to Myanmar


May 31st, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 31 (IANS) Japan will provide technical aid to Myanmar for the development of capital market, official media reported Thursday.A memorandum of understanding on the technical aid has been ... Read more...

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PM to Thein Sein: India, Myanmar on new journey of cooperation (Second Lead)


May 28th, 2012 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Nay Pyi Taw, May 28 (IANS) India and Myanmar have "embarked on a new journey of bilateral cooperation", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday said during his talks with President ... Read more...

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India, Myanmar ink 12 agreements


May 28th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Nay Pyi Taw, May 28 (IANS) India and Myanmar Monday signed a dozen agreements, including for $500 million credit line, and border area development and air services agreement. Prime ... Read more...

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PM leaves for Myanmar


May 27th, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday left for Myanmar on a three-day visit that will see him unveil new initiatives in expanding trade and energy ... Read more...

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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...

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UN to provide $144 mn aid to Myanmar


May 18th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 18 (IANS) The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has offered to provide $144 million aid to Myanmar to implement a three-year project starting 2013, official media reported Friday.Projects ... 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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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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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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British foreign secretary meets Myanmarese president (Lead)


January 5th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Jan 5 (IANS) Visiting British Foreign Secretary William Hague Thursday met with Myanmar President U Thein Sein hours after he arrived in the capital Nay Pyi Taw.Hague also met ... Read more...

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Chinese oil firm to build schools in Myanmar


October 3rd, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Nay Pyi Taw (Myanmar), Oct 3, (IANS) The China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) Monday donated $1.32 million to build eight schools in Myanmar's four regions and states along the China-Myanmar ... Read more...

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Myanmar, India step up cooperation in health sector


August 3rd, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Aug 3 (IANS) Myanmar and India are stepping up bilateral cooperation in the health sector, a media report said.Talks have taken place between the Myanmar Union Health Minister Pe ... Read more...

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India, Myanmar ink pact on border road


June 22nd, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Nay Pyi Taw, June 22 (IANS) To bolster border trade, India and Myanmar Wednesday signed an agreement to construct an 80-km road connecting the Mizoram and Chin states on either ... Read more...

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India’s ASI to renovate temple in Myanmar


June 21st, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Nay Pyi Taw (Myanmar), June 21 (IANS) In a major boost to its cultural and historic ties with Myanmar, India Tuesday agreed to renovate and restore a 12th century temple ... Read more...

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Myanmar, India to speed up renovation of Arnanda Pagoda


April 27th, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Yangon, Apr. 27 (ANI): Myanmar and India have both agreed to speed up the renovation of the Arnanda Pagoda in Myanmar's ancient city of Bagan.A memorandum of understanding on cultural cooperation was ... Read more...

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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...

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Myanmar gifts giant Buddha statue to Mumbai pagoda


May 17th, 2010 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 17 (IANS) A giant marble statue of Lord Buddha, standing 21 feet tall, has been gifted by the Myanmar government to the Global Vipassana Foundation Pagoda, a foundation official said ... Read more...

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India- Myanmar to hold secretary level talks from Tuesday


January 17th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): India and Myanmar are holding secretary level talks in Myanmar capital Nay Pyi Taw from Tuesday.Union Home Secretary G K Pillai is leading the Indian delegation for ... Read more...

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India hands over BIMSTEC chair to Myanmar


December 11th, 2009 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Handing over the chairmanship of BIMSTEC to Myanmar, India Friday said the seven-nation organisation is "a bridge" linking South and Southeast Asia with India's northeastern states and ... Read more...

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12th Ministerial meet of BIMSTEC begins in Myanmar


December 11th, 2009 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Nay Pyi Taw (Myanmar), Dec 11 (ANI): The inaugural session of the 12th ministerial meet of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) nations has begun ... Read more...

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Myanmar premier to attend UN General Assembly session


September 26th, 2009 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Sep 26 (DPA) Myanmar Prime Minister Thein Sein left for New York Saturday afternoon to attend the 64th session of UN General Assembly, an official source confirmed. "Prime Minister General Thein Sein ... Read more...

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UN secretary-general ‘deeply disappointed’ in Myanmar (Lead)


July 5th, 2009 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, July 4 (DPA) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Saturday called on Myanmar's junta to allow opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to participate in politics. Ban was speaking after being denied ... Read more...

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Myanmar to hold constitutional referendum May 10


April 9th, 2008 - 11:41 pm ICT by admin
XinhuaYangon, April 9 (Xinhua) Myanmar is to hold a nationwide referendum May 10 to vote on a new drafted constitution, the head of the referendum commission announced Wednesday. Chief Justice U. Aung ... Read more...

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Myanmar military to hand over power after 2010 election


March 27th, 2008 - 12:07 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Nay Pyi Taw (Myanmar), March 27 (Xinhua) The Chief of the Myanmar Defence Services General Than Shwe Thursday said the military would be able to hand over power to a civilian government ... Read more...

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Four bomb explosions rock Myanmar border town


February 19th, 2008 - 1:04 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Yangon, Feb 19 (Xinhua) Four bombs have exploded in the border town of Tachilek in Myanmar's eastern Shan state, the official newspaper New Light of Myanmar reported Tuesday. There were no casualties ... Read more...

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