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Toll in Myanmar jade mine landslide rises to 162; rescue teams say many feared missing in Hpakant
World

Toll in Myanmar jade mine landslide rises to 162; rescue teams say many feared missing in Hpakant

Social activists in Myanmar have complained that the profitability of jade mining has led businesses and government to neglect enforcement of already very weak regulations in the jade mining industry.

Landslide at a jade mine in Myanmar's Hpakant killes over 50; local reports say 200 missing
World

Landslide at a jade mine in Myanmar's Hpakant killes over 50; local reports say 200 missing

The area is 950 kilometers north of Myanmar’s biggest city, Yangon, and is the center of the world’s biggest jade mining industry

Police the public, or protect it? Crisis-stricken US can learn hard lessons from Ireland, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and others
World

Police the public, or protect it? Crisis-stricken US can learn hard lessons from Ireland, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and others

Weeks of nationwide demonstrations, in which that chanted demand has echoed in streets across the United States, have made one thing clear: The American police faces a crisis of legitimacy. And its consequences reach far beyond policing itself

USCIRF names India among 14 'countries of particular concern', cites CAA and Delhi riots in annual report on religious freedom
India

USCIRF names India among 14 'countries of particular concern', cites CAA and Delhi riots in annual report on religious freedom

In the 2020 edition of its annual report on International Religious Freedom, the USCIRF alleged that in 2019, the Government of India used its strengthened parliamentary majority to institute national-level policies violating religious freedom across the country, especially for Muslims

FinMin notifies changes in FDI policy; prior govt approval must for investments from countries sharing land borders
Business

FinMin notifies changes in FDI policy; prior govt approval must for investments from countries sharing land borders

The Finance Ministry on Wednesday notified changes in FDI rules, which made prior approval of the government mandatory for foreign investments from countries that share border with India, to prevent the opportunistic takeover of domestic firms amid COVID-19 pandemic under the FEMA law

Changes in FDI rules necessary to ensure no Indian entity is shortchanged during COVID-19 pandemic, especially by 'opportunist' China
World

Changes in FDI rules necessary to ensure no Indian entity is shortchanged during COVID-19 pandemic, especially by 'opportunist' China

With its new FDI rules, the Government of India has decided to ensure that the country comes out of the COVID-19 pandemic with its industries and entities intact and still in Indian control

How Narendra Modi got foreign junkets in check and video chats going long before Sonia Gandhi’s advice
India

How Narendra Modi got foreign junkets in check and video chats going long before Sonia Gandhi’s advice

The number of foreign visits by ministries and departments under the Government of India has dipped from 2,283 in 2017 to 1,936 in 2018, and to 1,806 in 2019.

Road to Mekong: Piya Bahadur chronicles how four women on bikes ranged deep into South-East Asia
Life

Road to Mekong: Piya Bahadur chronicles how four women on bikes ranged deep into South-East Asia

In Road to Mekong, Piya Bahadur chronicles her unique journey through South-East Asia, along with three other women who left their 'regular lives' to travel from Hyderabad, through the East Indian Coast and the North-East of India, past Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam along the river Mekong, and ultimately, to Cambodia.

US postpones southeast Asian leaders' March meeting due to coronavirus spread, say reports
India

US postpones southeast Asian leaders' March meeting due to coronavirus spread, say reports

The United States has postponed a meeting of leaders of southeast Asian nations that was set for Las Vegas in mid-March due to the spread of the coronavirus, a senior Trump administration official said Friday

Myanmar president Win Myint to visit India from 26 to 29 February; First Lady Daw Cho Cho to visit Agra, Bodh Gaya
India

Myanmar president Win Myint to visit India from 26 to 29 February; First Lady Daw Cho Cho to visit Agra, Bodh Gaya

President Myint had visited India last year to attend Narendra Modi's second swearing-in ceremony as the prime minister

Rohingya crisis: In landmark judgment, ICJ tells Myanmar to take measures to prevent genocide against 'vulnerable' minority, demands report in 4 months
World

Rohingya crisis: In landmark judgment, ICJ tells Myanmar to take measures to prevent genocide against 'vulnerable' minority, demands report in 4 months

In a sweeping legal victory for members of the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar, the United Nations' top court on Thursday ordered the government to take all measures in its power to prevent genocide against the minority community.

Woman IPS officer alleges Assam Rifles personnel molested, assaulted her; force denies charge, accuses her of misuse of power
India

Woman IPS officer alleges Assam Rifles personnel molested, assaulted her; force denies charge, accuses her of misuse of power

A woman IPS officer has accused AR personnel of physical assault, molestation, harassment and abuse at Khudengthabi check post along Imphal-Moreh highway in Tengnoupal district

China, Myanmar ink 33 deals to accelerate Belt and Road Initiative as Xi Jinping and Aung San Suu Kyi meet amid Rohingya backlash
World

China, Myanmar ink 33 deals to accelerate Belt and Road Initiative as Xi Jinping and Aung San Suu Kyi meet amid Rohingya backlash

Holding talks with Xi Jinping on the final day of his two-day visit, Suu Kyi slammed the western countries for criticising Myanmar over the handling of the Rohingya issue

Bangladeshi island Bhasan Char ready to house Rohingya refugees; embankments, houses, hospitals, mosques built says country's refugee, relief and repatriation commissioner
World

Bangladeshi island Bhasan Char ready to house Rohingya refugees; embankments, houses, hospitals, mosques built says country's refugee, relief and repatriation commissioner

Bhasan Char is ready for habitation, everything has been put in place, Bangladesh refugee, relief and repatriation commissioner Mahbub Alam Talukder said

Xi Jinping heads to Naypyidaw for crucial state visit to mark 70th anniversary of China-Myanmar relations
World

Xi Jinping heads to Naypyidaw for crucial state visit to mark 70th anniversary of China-Myanmar relations

China's President Xi Jinping was heading to Myanmar on Friday for a state visit likely to deepen the countries' already close bilateral relations at a critical time

Rohingya crisis: ICJ to rule on emergency measures in genocide case filed by Gambia against Myanmar on 23 Jan
World

Rohingya crisis: ICJ to rule on emergency measures in genocide case filed by Gambia against Myanmar on 23 Jan

Gambia has accused Myanmar of violating the 1948 Genocide Convention in a military campaign that expelled more than 7,30,000 Rohingya from the country

UN General Assembly approves resolution condemning human right abuses against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims
World

UN General Assembly approves resolution condemning human right abuses against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims

The UN General Assembly approved a resolution Friday strongly condemning human rights abuses against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims and other minorities, including arbitrary arrests, torture, rape and deaths in detention

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