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Jan 07, 2019
Guwahati likely to be first city to get international flights under UDAN as Centre finalises bids for Dhaka, Bangkok routesWith the Centre finalising bids for the Guwahati-Dhaka and Guwahati-Bangkok routes, the Assam's largest city is likely to be the first to be connected internationally under the UDAN scheme
Nov 06, 2018
Myanmar bypolls: Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy wins 7 of 13 seatsMyanmar's ruling party led by Aung San Suu Kyi won just over half the seats in by-elections to fill 13 of the 1,171 seats in national, regional and state parliaments, according to complete preliminary results.
Sep 24, 2018
UN has 'no right to interfere', says Myanmar Army chief as UNSC calls for prosecution for genocide against Rohingya MuslimsThe defiant response is the army chief's first public reaction since a UN fact-finding mission urged the Security Council to refer Myanmar's top military brass to ICC.
Sep 18, 2018
UN investigators call for Myanmar Army to be removed from politics, reiterate appeal for generals to be prosecuted for Rohingya genocideA brutal military crackdown last year forced more than 700,000 Rohingya to flee over the border to Bangladesh. The UN's 444-page probe called for Myanmar military's top leadership to be replaced and for the institution — locally known as the Tatmadaw — to have no further influence over the country's governance.
Sep 12, 2018
For the first time, Myanmar govt grants United Nations teams access to operate in Rakhine stateThe United Nations has been waiting for access to the epicentre of the military's "clearance operations" against the Rohingya minority since June.
Sep 04, 2018
Myanmar govt defends Aung San Suu Kyi's silence over jailed Reuters reporters; world leaders, rights groups express outrageA Myanmar government official defended the silence of civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi on the arrests of two Reuters journalists by saying that criticising the judicial system would be tantamount to contempt of court.
Sep 03, 2018
Reuters reporters, investigating Rohingya Muslim killings, sentenced to seven years in jail for violating Myanmar Official Secrets ActWa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo are both Reuters reporters and Myanmar nationals, who have been held in Myanmar's Insein prison since their arrest in December. They gave brief but emotional statements on the court steps as they were led to the waiting prison van.
Sep 01, 2018
Myanmar military released 75 more child soldiers as part of 2012 deal with UN to end 'forced recruitment', says UNICEFMyanmar army has released 924 children and young people from its ranks since signing a deal with the UN in 2012.
Aug 30, 2018
Myanmar dam breach floods 85 villages, forces 63,000 people from homes; two people missingFirefighters, troops and officials launched a desperate rescue effort on Wednesday after the spillway of an irrigation dam burst at Swar creek in central Myanmar, sending a torrent of water through villages and the nearby towns of Swar and Yedashe.
Aug 17, 2018
How Muslim beauty blogger Win Lae Phyu is busting stereotypes with her videosFor some of Win Lae Phyu Sin's students, her tutorials are not merely about makeup, but also about building confidence in a constantly questioned identity