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In Myanmar, the fate of major Indian projects hangs in balance
India

In Myanmar, the fate of major Indian projects hangs in balance

These projects are regarded as vital components of India’s Act East Policy aimed at forging closer ties with the Asia-Pacific region

Senior Myanmar official dies in attack on rebels, says Arakan Army; he was kidnapped for protesting genocide accusations against country
World

Senior Myanmar official dies in attack on rebels, says Arakan Army; he was kidnapped for protesting genocide accusations against country

Rebels in Myanmar’s Rakhine region said a captured official from Aung San Suu Kyi’s ruling party has died, two weeks after being taken for organising protests against genocide accusations faced by Myanmar at the World Court

Indian worker taken hostage by Myanmar's Arakan Army dies; rebel group blames 'exhaustion' for 60-year-old's demise
World

Indian worker taken hostage by Myanmar's Arakan Army dies; rebel group blames 'exhaustion' for 60-year-old's demise

This is the first time Arakan Army has captured foreign workers in Rakhine, which hosts a series of infrastructure projects linking India and Myanmar.

Rakhine rebels abduct 31 after storming Myanmar bus; colonel says insurgents mistook citizens for armed forces
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Rakhine rebels abduct 31 after storming Myanmar bus; colonel says insurgents mistook citizens for armed forces

'We are still following them', Colonel Win Zaw Oo said, adding that the insurgents may have mistaken the firemen for members of the armed forces

Heavy rains force thousands to flee home in Myanmar; four towns along Ayeyarwady, Chindwin Rivers at risk of flooding
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Heavy rains force thousands to flee home in Myanmar; four towns along Ayeyarwady, Chindwin Rivers at risk of flooding

Days of heavy monsoon rain and dangerously high river levels in Myanmar have forced more than 18,000 people from their homes. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said it was helping the government respond to the flooding.

Mizoram govt, Assam Rifles fail to deport 219 Myanmar refugees; MEA says neighbouring country 'failed to convince them to return'
India

Mizoram govt, Assam Rifles fail to deport 219 Myanmar refugees; MEA says neighbouring country 'failed to convince them to return'

Mizoram government and the Assam Rifles authorities on Tuesday failed to deport 219 Myanmar refugees from Lawngtlai district to the neighbouring country.

Myanmar Army kills six ethnic Rakhine detainees on suspicion of being rebels as fears grow over military impunity
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Myanmar Army kills six ethnic Rakhine detainees on suspicion of being rebels as fears grow over military impunity

Myanmar's army said it shot dead six detainees in a village school Thursday while holding 275 men on suspicion of being Rakhine rebels.

How Indian media spread outright misinformation about a ‘massive surgical strike’ against ‘Rohingya insurgents’
India

How Indian media spread outright misinformation about a ‘massive surgical strike’ against ‘Rohingya insurgents’

Most media reports were rife with unverified facts that not only jumped the gun on the military operation, but also ended up slandering the Rohingya Muslim community.

Panic grips Rohingya refugees on Bangladesh border amid heavy fighting between Myanmar troops, Rakhine rebels
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Panic grips Rohingya refugees on Bangladesh border amid heavy fighting between Myanmar troops, Rakhine rebels

Rohingya Muslim refugees on no-man's land on the Myanmar-Bangladesh border face even more uncertainty thanks to daily clashes between Myanmar security forces and ethnic Rakhine insurgents.

Rakhine rebels kill 13 Myanmar policemen in brazen raids as country celebrates Independence Day
World

Rakhine rebels kill 13 Myanmar policemen in brazen raids as country celebrates Independence Day

Thirteen Myanmar police officers were killed in raids Friday by ethnic Rakhine rebels, the army said, in a brazen, co-ordinated attack on the country's Independence Day which adds a dangerous new dimension to the conflict in the restive western state

Buddhist refugees in Mizoram begin journey back to Myanmar, but unconfirmed tales of horror keep them on edge
India

Buddhist refugees in Mizoram begin journey back to Myanmar, but unconfirmed tales of horror keep them on edge

According to sources, 996 out of the 1,484 refugees from Myanmar's Zhakai community, have already left from Mizoram and the rest are expected to leave the Indian state within this month

As 1,440 Myanmar refugees seek shelter in Mizoram, Lal Thanhawla govt asks Centre to help with relief
India

As 1,440 Myanmar refugees seek shelter in Mizoram, Lal Thanhawla govt asks Centre to help with relief

Mizoram chief minister Lal Thanhawla on Saturday said his government had sought the Centre's help in providing relief to the 1,440 Myanmarese nationals who had taken shelter in the north-eastern state.

Myanmar crisis: Caught between army and rebel group, refugees in Mizoram hope for better future but are reluctant to return
India

Myanmar crisis: Caught between army and rebel group, refugees in Mizoram hope for better future but are reluctant to return

Rohingya crisis: Caught between Myanmar Army and rebel group, refugees in Mizoram hope for better future but are reluctant to return

India allows 1,300 Buddhist refugees from Myanmar's Rakhine state to enter Mizoram
India

India allows 1,300 Buddhist refugees from Myanmar's Rakhine state to enter Mizoram

This decision comes nearly a month after the home ministry had directed the northeastern states to take strict measures to prevent Rohingyas Muslims from entering Indian territory despite persecution by the Myanmar regime