04 Dec 2011
Myanmar state media on Sunday confirmed an initial ceasefire deal had been reached with one of the country's major ethnic guerrilla groups.
11 Apr 2012
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday met President Thein Sein for the first time since her landmark election to political office earlier this month. The two met at the President's official residence in the capital Naypyidaw and were expected to have lunch with Thein Sein's family.
23 Apr 2014
Kuala Lumpur: Armed pirates attacked a Japanese oil tanker in the Straits of Malacca stealing three million litres of diesel and abducted three Indonesian crew members, fuelling piracy concerns in one of the world's busiest waterways.
30 Jul 2014
New Delhi: Public Broadcaster Prasar Bharati is facing shortage of manpower in various departments including its Programme Wing and the News Services Division, Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.
02 Jan 2014
Yangon: Myanmar's leader on Thursday lent his support to reform of the country's junta-era constitution, indicating he would back changes to allow opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to become President.
05 Mar 2014
New Delhi: The Election Commission of India has sought ‘active cooperation’ of media houses and journalists to deal with the menace of paid news during the general elections.
04 Mar 2014
New Delhi: The International Boxing Association's decision to terminate India from its fold is set to be a blessing in disguise for the Indian Boxing Federation (IBF), which would now be forced to conduct fresh elections, something that the present set of office-bearers had been adamantly resisting.
12 Nov 2011
Myanmar is making "real changes" towards reforms but much more needs to be done, including the release of detained political prisoners, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said.
27 Jan 2014
Yangon: World Bank President Jim Yong Kim on Sunday announced that the WB Group plans to invest USD two billion in a multi-year development programme for Myanmar, a news agency reported. The World Bank President made this announcement on his first visit to Myanmar.
27 Feb 2014
New Delhi: Voicing concern over the practice of ‘paid news’ by some publications, President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said that there was a need for a ‘self-correcting mechanism’ to check such aberrations.