09 Nov 2015
Yangon/Hinthada: Myanmar's ruling party conceded defeat in the country's general election on Monday as the opposition led by democracy figurehead Aung San Suu Kyi appeared on course for a landslide victory.
09 Nov 2015
Nay Pyi Taw: The new chairman of Myanmar's ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP), U Htay Oo, has been defeated in the general elections, the party said today.
11 Mar 2016
Nay Pyi Taw: Myanmar's House of Representatives (Lower House) today elected U Htin Kyaw of the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) as one of the three vice presidents to be submitted to the two-house parliament for presidential run after qualification scrutiny.
30 Oct 2015
Yangon: A candidate for Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition was wounded in a knife attack while canvassing in Yangon, his party said today, just over a week before Myanmar holds key elections.
24 Aug 2016
Kolkata: Metro railway services were halted and an early holiday was declared at the state secretariat as tremors were felt in Kolkata and other parts of West Bengal on Wednesday following a quake in Myanmar. There were no immediate reports of any casualties or loss of property.
08 Nov 2015
Yangon: With tremendous excitement and hope, millions of citizens today voted in Myanmar's historic general elections that will test whether the military's longstanding grip on power can be loosened, with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party expected to secure an easy victory.
12 Jan 2016
Naypyitaw: Aung San Suu Kyi, whose pro-democracy party will take over power in Myanmar from a pro-military government in the next few months, has for the first time participated in official talks to bring peace with the country's fractious ethnic minorities.
07 Aug 2015
Yangon: Severe flood disaster in Myanmar has brought the death toll to as many as 88 and affected more than 3,33,000 people across the nation. The state has been facing the flood fury since June that has prompted a state of emergency for urgent relief efforts.
15 Oct 2015
Nay Pyi Taw: The Myanmar government here today signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Accord (NCA) with eight out of the 15 ethnic armed groups involved in the peace deal, signalling an end to nearly six decades of civil conflict.
26 Dec 2015
Yangon: Hundreds of protesters demonstrated outside Thailand's embassy in Yangon yesterday after two Myanmar migrants were sentenced to death by a Thai court for murdering two British backpackers, in a verdict that has sparked anger in their homeland.